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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) -Quality of Education (inc Early Years) paired with Luke Posnett

Local Authority Governor

Mr Luke Posnett – appointed 28.04.17  - Quality of Education (inc Early Years) paired with Claire Oduwole

Foundation Governors

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

Christian Distinctiveness and Behaviour and Attitudes - paired with Martha Thompson

Ms Jill Millward - appointed 01.09.15 - Personal Development

Co-opted Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Mrs Edith Lewis – appointed 22.05.18 - SEND

Mrs Sarah Thurman – appointed 17.07.18 - Safeguarding

Mr Martin Hydes – appointed 09.07.19 - Finance

Staff Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Mrs Julie Clarke – Staff Governor – appointed 14.03.17 - Health and Safety

Parent Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Ms M Thompson – Parent Governor – appointed 20.07.18 Behaviour and Attitudes -paired with Rev Dawn Watson

Mr Gavin Whiting- Parent Governor - appointed 13.1.16 _Leadership and Management (inc Governors)

Vacancy

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 – 2019/2020

 

 

 

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

 

Governor at Herne CEJ School

CLAIRE

ODUWOLE

Chair of Governors

Parent

Parents

Responsibility for Quality of Education (inc Early Years)

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

LUKE

POSNETT

Authority

Local Authority

Responsibility for Quality of Education (inc Early Years)

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

Teacher at Spires Academy

DAWN

WATSON

(VICAR)

Foundation

Ex Offico

Diocese

Responsible for Christian Distinctiveness and Behaviour and Attitudes

 

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 Personal Development

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

JULIE

CLARKE

Staff

Staff

Responsible of Health and Safety

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

EDITH

LEWIS

Co-opted

FGB

Responsibility for SEND

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

MARTIN

HYDES

Co-opted

FGB

Responsibility for Finance

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

Clerk to Governors at Harvey Grammar School

Highstead Grammar School, TMIU Academy

MARTHA

THOMPSON

Parent

Parents

Responsibility for Behaviour and Attitudes

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

GAVIN

WHITING

Parent

Parents

Responsibility for Leadership and Management (inc Governors)

Full Voting Rights

Form complete

 

No business interests to report

Vacancy

 

Parent

 

 

 

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 2018/2019

 

NAME

09.10.18 11.12.18 05.02.19 28.03.19 21.05.19 09.07.19

ROB GARRATT

(HEADTEACHER)

/ / / / / /

JULIE CLARKE

/ / A A / /

SARAH THURMAN

/ A / / / A

JILL MILLWARD

/ / / A A /

GAVIN WHITING

/ / / / / A

LUKE POSNETT

/ / / / / A
 REV DAWN WATSON /

/

/

/

/

/

 EDITH LEWIS /

/

/

/

/

/

 MARTHA THOMPSON A / A / / /
 TRISH SCOTT-CUMMING A

A

RESIGNED

-

-

-

SARHA WICKENS NOT APPOINTED

NOT APPOINTED

/

A

A

A

 CLAIRE ODUWOLE NOT APPOINTED NOT APPOINTED NOT APPOINTED / / /
 MARTIN HYDES

NOT APPOINTED

NOT APPOINTED

NOT APPOINTED

NOT APPOINTED

NOT APPOINTED

A

JANE DRANSFIELD (CLERK)

/

/

/

/

/

/

MARTHA O’NEILL (BURSAR)

/

/

/

/

/

/

ANGELA HARDING (DEPUTY HEAD)

Attendance not required Attendance not required / Attendance not required / /

LEIGH LOWDEN (DEPUTY HEAD)

/ / / / Attendance not required /

 

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