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Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

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Meet the Governors

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

Mrs Claire Oduwole - appointed 25.02.19 (Foundation Governor) - Leadership and Management

Local Authority Governor

Mr Luke Posnett – appointed 28.04.17  - Quality of Education 

Foundation Governors

Rev Dawn Watson – appointed 01.10.17  

Vicar of St Johns - Appointed by Diocese – ex-officio Foundation Governor - Christian Ethos

Ms Jill Millward - appointed 01.09.15 - Early Years Foundation Stage

Co-opted Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Mr Martin Hyde – appointed 09.07.19 - Finance

Vacancy

Vacancy

Staff Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Miss Emily Furiel– Staff Governor - appointed 24.02.20

Parent Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Mr Simon Cripps – Parent Governor – appointed 15.03.21 - Behaviour and Attitudes

Mrs Heather Morris - Parent Governor - appointed 10.12.19 - Health and Safety

Mrs Jackie Gillick - Parent Governor - appointed 10.12.19 - Safeguarding

Mrs Susan van Schalkwyk - Parent Governor - appointed 13.10.20

 

Headteacher

Mr Rob Garratt  (Non Voting)

 

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Teresa Buckley

 

 

 

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 – 2020/2021

 

 

 

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

Non Voting

Form complete

 

 

CLAIRE

ODUWOLE

Chair of Governors

Foundation

Diocese

Responsibility for Leadership and Management

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

LUKE

POSNETT

Authority

Local Authority

Responsibility for Quality of Education

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

Head of Science at Sandwich Technology School

REV DAWN

WATSON

(VICAR)

Foundation

Ex Offico

Diocese

Responsible for Christian Ethos

 

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

Vicar of St John the Baptist Church Margate

 

Vice Chair at Drapers Mill Academy

Board Member - Canterbury Diocesan Board of Education

JILL

MILLWARD

Foundation

Diocese

Responsibility for 

Early Years 

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

EMILY

FURIEL

Staff

Staff

 

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

MARTIN

HYDE

Co-opted

Governoring Body

Responsibility for Finance

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

Clerk to Governors at Harvey Grammar School

Highstead Grammar School, TMIU Academy

SIMON

CRIPPS

Parent

Parents

Responsibiity for Behaviour and Attitudes

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

JACKIE 

GILLICK

Parent

Parents

Responsibility for Safeguarding

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

HEATHERMORRISParentParents

Health and Safety

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

SUSANVAN SCHALKWYKParent ParentsFull Voting Rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

     

 

 

 

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 2020/2021

ALL MEETINGS WERE HELD VIRTUALLY DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

 

NAME

15.10.2015.12.2002.02.21

15.03.21

Extra Ordinary Meeting

30.03.21

25.05.21

13.07.21

ROB GARRATT

(HEADTEACHER)

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 CLAIRE ODUWOLE

(CHAIR OF GOVERNORS)

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JILL MILLWARD

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LUKE POSNETT

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 REV DAWN WATSON

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 MARTIN HYDE

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 JACKIE GILLICK

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 HEATHER MORRIS

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MARTHA THOMPSON

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Resigned

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 EMILY FURIEL

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SUSAN VAN SCHALKWYK

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SIMON CRIPPS

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JANET REW

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TERESA BUCKLEY (CLERK)

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MARTHA O’NEILL (BURSAR)

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ANGELA HARDING (DEPUTY HEAD)

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LEIGH LOWDON (DEPUTY HEAD)

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 HELEN LANGRIDGE (SENCO) GUEST

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CATE WALL (LITERACY LEADER) GUEST

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SUE TURNER (SAFEGUARDING OFFICER) GUEST

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CAROLINE GOLDHAWK (PHONICS AND EARLY READING) GUEST

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CHARLOTTE SPENCER (R.E. LEADER) GUEST

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KATY CYGAN (EYFS/KS1 LEADER) GUEST

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ALEX DOUGLAS (KS2 LEADER) GUEST

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