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Governors

The Local Governing Body is made up of volunteers who represent the School’s parents and staff, Essex County Council and the local community. They support and challenge the Head Teacher to fulfil the aims of the school.

 

Inquiring minds, happy memories!

 

The Alderton vision is to deliver a first-class education with opportunities for all learners, founded on excellence and enjoyment. We aim to broaden horizons by delivering:

 

  • High quality teaching and learning
  • A rich, broad and stimulating curriculum that opens minds, motivates, challenges and excites life-long learners
  • A nurturing environment that develops the whole child, working in partnership with families and others, so that each individual is secure and well prepared for life
  • A community that promotes perseverance, aspiration, curiosity, independence, engagement and resilience
  • A collaborative ethos which is forward thinking and outward looking.

 

The strategic functions of our Governing Board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Monitor and evaluate the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school - making sure money is well spent

Local Governing Boards are corporate bodies and individual governors have no power or right to make decisions unless governors have delegated a specific function to them. They work within an agreed Code of Conduct, respecting and maintaining the confidentiality of those items of business which the governing body deems to be confidential. The Chair does have the power to take action if the matter is urgent. ‘Urgent’ is defined in the Guide to the Law for Governors as where a delay is likely to be seriously detrimental and it would not be reasonably practicable to hold a governors' meeting to resolve the issue. Every Governing Board must have a Vice Chair who has the same role and powers if the Chair is unavailable.

 

If you have any queries, concerns or positive experiences you would like to share with Governors please contact the Chair in writing via the School Office. If you are interested in becoming a Governor please ask the Head or Chair for information.

 

 

 

The Alderton Infant School Governing Body Membership 2017-2018

Name and |Type of Governor

Date Appointed  / Resigned

Appointed by

Special Roles

 Attendance       at Governing Body Meetings

Attendance at Committee Meetings

 

Declaration of pecuniary or personal interests     

Rebecca Fricker

Co-opted

15 February 2015

Gov. Body

Chair of GB

Maths  

Curriculum committee

Pay appeals committee

Parent Voice

3 out of 3

4 out of 6

None

Sue Harris

Co-opted

28 February 2017

Gov. Body

Chair of personnel, finance & premises c’ee

Chair of pay committee

Reviewer for HT’s performance management

Pupil Premium

Sports funding

Equality

Healthy schools

Extended schools

3 out of 3

6 out of 6

None

Susie Worthington

Co-opted

1 January 2014

Gov. Body

Chair of curriculum & pupil related matters committee

PFP and Pay committees

SEN Gov

Parent Voice

Community cohesion

Attendance

Attainment

 

3 out of 3

9 out of 9

None

Sasha Hambling

Staff

 

 

1 September

2016

Staff

Curriculum and pupil related matters committee

1 out of 3

1 out of 3

None

Claire Sibley

Co-opted

1 September 2015

Gov. Body

Personnel, finance & premises committee

Pay committee

Reviewer for HT’s performance management

Computing

3 out of 3

6 out of 6

Active Management Consultancy

June 2013

Jane Fairhead

Co-opted

1 September 2015

Gov. Body

Curriculum and pupil related matters committee

Parent Voice

Attendance

Pupil Premium pupils

1 out of 3

2 out of 3

H. Fairhead Ltd.

Julia Ferguson

Parent

12 January 2017

Parents

Curriculum and pupil related matters committee

2 out of 3

3 out of 3

Teacher at another Consortium school

Celeste Richardson

Parent

23 November 2017

Parents

Curriculum and pupil related matters committee

2 out of 3

2 out of 2

None

Matt Ayers

Parent

23 November 2017

Parents

Personnel, finance and premises committee

3 out of 3

1 out of 2

None

Sarah Henderson

Associate

23 November 2017

Gov. Body

Curriculum and pupil related matters committee

3 out of 3

2 out of 2

None

Sharon Dalby

Head Teacher

N / A

N / A

All committees

Designated safeguarding lead

Disclosure of information

3 out of 3

9 out of 9

None

Grant Tufton

Parent

Resigned 31/7/18

Parents

Personnel, finance and premises committee

Governor training

English

3 out of 3

3 out of 3

None

 

Notes  :

(1) Data relates to the 12 months from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

(2) All terms of office are for four years

(3) Governing Body meetings took place on 23 November 2017, 22 March 2018 and 4 July 2018

(4) The school converted to academy status as part of the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust on 1 September 2018

Annual Governance Statement 2017-2018

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