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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, is also a member of the governing body. they are appointed by the Canterbury Diocese of Education as they hold the post of the Principle Officiating Minister at St John the Baptist Church, Margate.

 

The Governing Body has a general responsibility for the leadership of the school. Mr Garratt (Headteacher), Mrs Roberts (Head of School) and Mrs Long (Deputy Headteacher) 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 Leadership 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, including wellbeing
  • Buildings – maintenance, health and safety
  • School policy reviews
  • Dealing with formal complaints
  • Some disciplinary matters

 

Our Governing Body meet 6 times per year. In addition to this, there is a separate Resources Committee that meets prior to each Governing Body meeting to discuss in more detial the financial position of the school.

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

 

If you would like to contact the governing body, please email clerk@htsj.school or contact our school office.

 

HOLY TRINITY & ST JOHN’S C E PRIMARY SCHOOL

GOVERNING BODY

 

Chair of Governors

Mr Martin Hyde – appointed to the Governing Body: 10.07.23 Appointed as Chair 21.07.22 - Resources / HT Performance Management

Local Authority Governor

Mr Luke Posnett – appointed 28.04.17  - Quality of Education / Leadership and Management

Foundation Governors

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

Emily Whittaker - appointed 01.04.23 - Foundation Governor

Vacant 

Co-opted Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Mr Martin Hyde

Mrs Stacey Mitchell - appointed 12.10.21   - SEND

Mr Joe Manclark - appointed 01.09.23

Staff Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Ms Anna-Maria McLean - Staff Governor - appointed 11.10.22 - Monitoring area TBC

Parent Governors – Term of Office – 4 years

Vacancy – Parent Governor 

Vacancy - Parent Governor 

Mrs Susan van Schalkwyk - Parent Governor - appointed 01.09.20 - Finance and Resources

Vacant

 

Headteacher

Mr Rob Garratt  (Non Voting)

 

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Felicity Stafford

 

 

 

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

Register of Interests 2022/2023

 

  CATEGORYAPPOINTED BYRESPONSIBILITESREGISTER OF INTERESTS
RobGarrattHeadteacherN/A

Headteacher

Attends all meetings.

Responsible for day to day running of the school.

Non Voting

Form complete

No business interests to report

MartinHydeChair of GovernorsCo-Opted

Responsibility for

Headteacher Performance

Resources Committee

Monitoring of website

Full voting rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

Luke Posnett

Vice Chair of Governors

Local authority

Responsibility for

Leadership and Management

Quality of Education

Resources Committee

Full voting rights

Form complete

Employee at Sandwich Technology College

ClaireOduwoleFoundationDiocese

Responsibility for

Headteacher Performance

Leadership and Management

EYFS

Christian Distinctiveness

Full voting rights

 
JackieGillickParent governorParents

 

Responsibility for

Safeguarding

inc. On-line Safety

Monitoring of website

Full voting rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

HeatherMorrisParent GovernorParents

Responsibility for

Personal Development

Health and Safety

Full voting rights

 

Form complete

No business interests to report

SusanVan SchalkwykParent GovernorParents

Responsibility for

Personal Development

Resources Committee

Governor Training

Full voting rights

Form complete

Employee of SERCO

SimonCrippsParent GovernorParents

Responsibilty for

Behaviour and Attitudes

Full voting rights

Form complete

No business interests to report

StaceyMitchellCo-opted GovernorCo-Opted

Responsibility for

SEND

Form complete

No business interests to report

Anna-MariaMcLeanStaffStaff 

Form complete

No business interests to report

Vacancy Ex OfficoDiocese  
Vacancy FoundationDiocese  

 

Governor attendance at meetings is high with any absences having been fully explained and accepted and approved by the governing body. This enables effective challenge and support (as evidenced in meeting minutes.)  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

Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School

Governors Attenance Register 2022/2023

Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School

Governor Attendance Register 2022/2023

 

FGB

11/10/22

FGB

13/12/22

FGB

31/1/23

FGB

21/3/23

FGB

23/5/23

FGB

11/7/23

Total

Mr R Garratt - Headteacher

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6/6

Mr Martin Hydes – Chair of Governors

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Mr Luke Posnett – Vice Chair of Governors

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A

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5/6

Mrs Claire Oduwole

Term of Office ended 23 February 2023

Re-appointment being processed.

 

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1/6

Rev Dawn Watson

Term of Office ended 11/10/22

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N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1/1

Mrs Jackie Gillick

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A

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5/6

Mrs Heather Morris

Virtually

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5/6

Mrs Susan Van Schalkwyk

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6/6

Mr Simon Cripps

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6/6

Mrs Stacey Mitchell

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A

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A

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4/6

Mrs Sharon Harvey

Term of Office ended 13/12/22

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N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1/1

Ms Anna Maria McLean

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6/6

Miss Emily Whittaker

Appointed 16/4/23

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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2/2

In Attendance: 

Mrs. Sarah Amos (SBM)

 

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Governance Professional - Miss F Stafford

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Guests:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs S Roberts

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Mrs S Long

 

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Mrs S Turner

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Mrs K Vanstone

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