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Who's Who!Position Held
Susie WorthingtonChair (Trust) of Governors - Safeguarding 
Debra HughesVice Chair (Trust) of Governors
Veronica SantaTrust Governor
Daniel RobothamParent Governor
Sarah-Jane Parrish Staff Governor
Tara BristowHeadteacher
Ben HawesParent Governor
Fiona Henderson-BeggTrust Governor
Lara MachnickiTrust Governor
Sarah AkhtarTrust Governor

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.

 

Our vision is that everyone in our community has a safe, happy adventure so that:

EVERYONE

The whole community, children, staff, parents, carers and governors - inclusive of all! Take everyone on the journey, work in partnership and celebrate achievements.

CAN

We offer enriching experiences to develop confidence, resilience and open doors.

We provide a welcoming and nurturing environment founded on strong relationships. We can start building firm foundations to create adaptable learners in innovative ways.

FLY

Ready to continue a life-long learning adventure, full of aspiration. Equipped with the understanding, skills and knowledge of how to be their own champion. 

 

 

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

 

The Alderton Infant School Local Governing Body Membership and Register of Interests 2022-2023

 

Name of Governor

Category of Governor and term of office  expiry

Appointing Body

Special Roles

Attendance       at Pay Committee *

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings *

Declaration of pecuniary or personal interests     

Susie Worthington

 

Trust

31.8.22

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/CP Link

Attendance

RE

History

Geography

English

Music

Staff Wellbeing

Reviewer for HT’s PMR 

Pay Committee

100%100%None
Debra Hughes

Trust

24.9.24

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

Vice Chair

Disadvantage (Incl. Attendance, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium)

Finance (Pupil Premium, Sports Premium)

Mathematics

RSE, PSHE, PE

N/A100%David A Hughes Ltd
Tara BristowEx OfficioHead Teacher

All committees

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Disclosure of information

100%100%None
Verónica Santa

Trust

31.8.23

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

Vice Chair Pay Committee

Finance (Incl. Catch Up Funding, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium)

100%50%None
Dan Robotham

Parent 

(Year R & 2)

31.08.24

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

Website Check

Equalities

N/A100%Partner Eco Club Volunteer
Ben Hawes

Parent 

(Year  1)

09.11.25

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

SEND Link

Computing

Pupil Voice

N/A60%None

Fiona Henderson-Begg

Trust

13.12.25

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

Staff Wellbeing

Equality & Diversity

Risk Management

Art & Design Technology

N/A

75%

None

 

Lara Machnicki

Trust

13.07.26

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

Risk Management

Science

HT PMR 

PMR Review Panel

N/AN/ANone
Sarah Akhtar

Trust

13.07.26

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

Health & Safety Link

EYFA

N/AN/ANone

Sarah-Jane Parrish

Staff

31.08.26

Epping Forest Partnership Trust

Training

Equalities

N/AN/ANone

 

Notes  :

(1) Data relates to the 12 months from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022

 

The Alderton Infant School Governance Statement 2021-22

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