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Welcome to our Governors’ section of Holy Trinity & St John's CE Primary School

The Governing Body at Holy Trinity & St John’s CE (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School comprises of staff, parents and representatives from the Local Authority and the local community all of whom have volunteered their time to support the school. As the school is a voluntary controlled school, the vicar of St John the Baptist Church, Rev Dawn Watson, is also a member of the governing body. She is appointed by the Canterbury Diocese of Education as she holds the post of the Principle Officiating Minister at St John the Baptist Church, Margate.

 

The Governing Body has a general responsibility for the management of the school. Mr Garratt (Headteacher), Mrs Harding and Mrs Lowdon (Deputy Headteachers) also sit on the governing body, but they are non-voting members. Mr Garratt is responsible for making day-to-day decisions about the running of the school. The Governing Body acts as a “critical friend” to the school and with guidance from the Senior Management Team of the school and the Local Authority they have responsibility for:

 

  • Approving the first formal budget of the financial year and monitoring of expenditure thereafter.
  • Driving strategic improvement by overseeing the implementation of the school plan.
  • Overseeing how the curriculum is taught.
  • Staffing and personnel. 
  • Buildings – maintenance, health and safety.
  • School policy reviews.
  • Dealing with formal complaints.
  • Some disciplinary matters.

 

If you would like further information about the role of Governing Bodies and their involvement with the school this can be found on the web site of the Department of Education at www.education.gov.uk

 

HOLY TRINITY & ST JOHN’S C E PRIMARY SCHOOL

GOVERNING BODY

 

Chair of Governors

Mr Gavin Whiting – appointed 13.10.16 (Leadership Governor)  Parent Governor

Local Authority Governor

Mr Luke Posnett – appointed 28.04.17 (Teaching & Learning Governor)

Foundation Governors

Rev Dawn Watson – appointed 01.10.17  Vicar of St Johns – Appointed by Diocese – ex-officio Foundation Governor 

(Christian Ethos Governor – paired with Ms Thompson)

Ms Jill Millward - Foundation Governor - appointed 01.09.15 (Personal Development)

Vacancy – Foundation Governor

Co-opted Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Mrs Edith Lewis – appointed 22.05.18 (SEND Governor)

Mrs Sarah Thurman – appointed 17.07.18 (Safeguarding Governor)

Vacancy

Staff Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Mrs Julie Clarke – Staff Governor – appointed 14.03.17 (Health and Safety Governor)

Parent Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Ms M Thompson – Parent Governor – appointed 20.07.18  (Christian Ethos Governor - Paired with Rev Watson)

Mrs Sarha Wickens – Parent Governor - appointed 05.02.19

Vacancy

Mr Rob Garratt – Headteacher (Non Voting)

 

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR GOVERNORS

GOVERNORS REGISTER OF INTERESTS

 

It is important that governors and staff are seen and to act impartially.  Governors have a responsibility to avoid any conflict of interest between any business interest, personal interest and affairs and those of the school.  Governors have a legal duty to declare any interest that could lead to questions of bias when discussing items of business at a meeting.  If necessary, any governor concerned will withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is discussed.

 

The governing body is required to establish and maintain a register of interests for all governors and the headteacher.  The register will enable governors to demonstrate that in spending public money they do not benefit from any decisions that they make.  A copy of the declaration form that all governors sign annually is shown below.

REGISTER OF INTERESTS - signed by all Governors at the start of each academic year.

HOLY TRINITY & ST JOHN’S CEP SCHOOL, MARGATE

 

REGISTER OF INTERESTS – 2018/2019

 

 

 

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY

RESPONSIBILITIES

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

ROB

GARRATT

Headteacher

N/A

Headteacher

Attends all meetings

Responsible for day to day running of the school

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

GAVIN

WHITING

Chair of Governors

Parent

Parents

Responsibility for Maths

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

LUKE

POSNETT

Authority

Local Authority

Responsibility for Early Years

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

Teacher at Spires Academy

DAWN

WATSON

(VICAR)

Foundation

Ex Offico

Diocese

Responsible for RE

 

Full Voting Rights

Vicar of St John the Baptist Church Margate

Form complete

 

Governor at Drapers Mill Academy

JILL

MILLWARD

Foundation

Diocese

Responsibility for EAL

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

CLAIRE

ODUWOLE

Foundation

Diocese

 

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

JULIE

CLARKE

Staff

Staff

 

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

EDITH

LEWIS

Co-opted

FGB

 

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

Lecturer at Christ Church University

SARAH

THURMAN

Co-opted

FGB

Responsibility for Safeguarding

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

Vacancy

 

Co-opted

 

 

 

MARTHA

THOMPSON

Parent

Parents

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

SARHA

WICKENS

Parent

Parents

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

Vacancy

 

Parent

 

 

 

 

Governor attendance at meetings is of a good level, with any absences having been fully explained and accepted and approved by the governing body.  Good attendance by governors allows discussions and debate to take place with school leaders and in turn the governors are kept fully up to date with what is happening in school and with local and national developments in education.

 

The level of commitment shown by members of the governing body allows the governing body to operate in an effectual and professional manner.

GOVERNORS VISITS

 

Governors make regular formal visits to the school to monitor and evaluate the impact of our work.  In the past year, these visits have included:

  • Financial procedures and practices
  • School ethos and values
  • Assessment
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Early Years
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Use of Pupil Premium funding
  • RE
  • Breakfast Club

ATTENDANCE REGISTER – FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2017/2018

 

NAME

18.10.17

12.12.17

31.01.18

06.02.18

27.03.18

22.05.18

17.07.18

ANN SMITH

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

DANNY SHORT (HEADTEACHER)

/

/

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

/

/

/

/

PETER ROWDEN

/

/

/

/

RESIGNED

-

-

NEVILLE HUDSON

/

A

/

/

/

/

/

JULIE CLARKE

/

A

/

A

/

A

/

SARAH THURMAN

/

/

/

/

/

/

A

JILL MILLWARD

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

GAVIN WHITING

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

LUKE POSNETT

/

/

A

/

/

/

/

REV DAWN WATSON

/

/

/

/

/

A

/

EDITH LEWIS

NOT APPOINTED UNTIL 22.05.18

/

/

TRISH SCOTT-CUMMING

NOT APPOINTED

/

A

A

/

A

A

JANE DRANSFIELD (CLERK)

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

MARTHA O’NEILL (BURSAR)

/

/

A

/

/

/

/

ANGELA HARDING (DEPUTY HEAD)

/

/

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

/

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

/

LEIGH LOWDEN (DEPUTY HEAD)

/

/

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

/

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

/

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

JAYNE TRUE (S.I.P)

/

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

ROB GARRATT (NEW HEAD FROM SEPT ‘18)

-

-

-

/

-

-

-

HELEN LANGRIDGE(SENCO)

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

SEN PRESENTATION

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

LIZ BARNES (SCIENCE CO-ORDINATOR)

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

SCIENCE PRESENTATION

ATTENDANCE NOT REQUIRED

31.01.18 – EXTRA MEETING (CONFIDENTIAL)

ATTENDANCE REGISTER 2017/2018

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