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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

Governors have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education and opportunities from our school. The governors have to:

 

  • Make sure that there is a clear idea of where the school aims to be in the next 5 years (the vision for the school), what kind of school we want it to be (its ‘ethos’) and how we are going to get there (its ‘strategic direction’).

 

  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

 

  • Look at the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Therefore governors aren’t responsible for the day-to-day running of the school – that’s the job of the headteacher.

 

A governor is elected or appointed for four years. Governors have the right and responsibility to express their view in discussions at the governing body and vote accordingly. However, once a decision has been taken all governors have a collective responsibility to support the decisions of the governing body and act together.

 

Organisation of the governing body

The full governing body meets at least 3 times a year. We have two sub committees which also meet 3 times a year to discuss issues in more depth. They are the Resources Committee and Quality and Standards Committee.

 

The Finance and resources committee is responsible for ensuring the school budget is spent wisely, the maintenance of the school ground, health and safety issues and the well-being of the school staff.

 

The Quality and Standards Committee is responsible for the quality of teaching and the school curriculum.

 

Governors at Queen’s Park Primary school

Below are the details of all the governors in the school in the previous year, what type of governor they are, what committee they are on and any positions they have.

 

Governor’s name

Type of governor

Term of office

Committee

Position on governing body

Michelle Ainley

Staff governor

March 2015 to 2019

(left school in July 2016)

Quality and standards

 

Neil Almond

Staff governor

Sept 2016 to 2020

Quality and standards

 

Lina Alchemi

Parent governor

December 2014 to 2018

Quality and standards

Chair of Quality and standards

Pupil premium link governor

Leslie Barson

Community governor

March 2014 to 2019

 

Quality and standards

SEND link governor

Diane Buckle

Interim Executive Headteacher

Whilst in post

(left school July 2016)

Quality and standards

Finance and resources

 

Marcela Castillo

Parent governor

Sept 2016 to 2020

Finance Committee

English link governor

Ben Commins

Associate governor as Head of school,

Headteacher

Whilst in post

(Head of school from Jan 2016 to Sept 2016 then Headteacher)

Quality and standards

Finance and resources

 

Roger Diamond

Community governor

April 2014 to 2018

Finance and resources

Music link governor

Peppe Duncan

Community governor

April 2014 to 2019

Quality and standards

Community governor

Kimberley Durrance

Community governor

October 2013 to 2019

Finance and resources

Chair of Finance and resources

Safeguarding and Health and safety link governor

Simon Kaplan

Parent governor

January 2014 to 2018

Finance and resources

Chair of governors

Lyndsy Killip

Associate governor

Sept 2016 to 2020

Quality and standards

 

Cornelia Lucey

Local authority co-opted governor

July 2015 to 2019

Quality and standards

Vice-chair of governors

Scott Maclennon

Community governor

March 2017 to 2020

Finance and resources

 

Jonathan Smith

Headteacher

Whilst in post

(Left school in Dec 2015)

Quality and standards

Finance and resources

 

Anna Stewart

Community governor

September 2015 to 2019

Finance and resources

English link governor

Mohammad Taranweh

Parent governor

December 2014 to 2019

Finance and resources

Maths link governor

 

Register of interests

 

The register of interests shows any relevant relationships or interests that governors have. We do this to ensure that there is transparency on the role of governors at the school.

 

Name

Nature and name of Business

Other positions of interest through employment, sponsorship or public office

Other governorships

Relationship between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives

Date last updated

 

Michelle Ainley

None

None

None

None

September 2015

Neil Almond

None

None

None

None

September 2016[1]

Lina Alchemi

None

None

Westminster Academy

Child at school

September 2016

Leslie Barson

None

None

None

None

September 2015

Diane Buckle

None

Executive Head of Essendine

Essendine School

None

September 2015[2]

Marcela Castillo

None

None

None

None

September 2016

Ben Commins

None

None

None

None

September 2016

Roger Diamond

Butterfly charity

None

None

None

September 2016

Peppe Duncan

None

None

None

None

September 2015

Kimberley Durrance

None

None

None

None

September 2016

Simon Kaplan

None

None

None

Child at school

September 2016

Lyndsy Killip

None

None

None

None

September 2016

Cornelia Lucey

Teachfirst

None

None

None

September 2015

Scott Maclennon

None

None

None

None

March 2017 

Jonathan Smith

None

None

None

None

September 2015

Anna Stewart

None

None

None

None

September 2015

Mohammad Taranweh

None

None

None

None

September 2016

 

 

Attendance at full governing body

The table below shows governors attendance at full governing body meetings over the last year. ‘NA’ means not applicable - this could mean a staff member on the governing body left the school or wasn’t yet on the governing body. A tick means the governor was at the meeting and a cross means they were absent.

 

 

Name

Full GB
(29 Feb
16)

Full GB
(24 Mar
16)

Full GB
(19 May
16)

Full GB
(7 July
16)

Full GB
(22 Sep
16)

Full GB
(1 Dec
2016)

Full GB

(23rd Mar 17)

Michelle Ainley

NA

NA

NA

Neil Almond

NA

NA

NA

NA

Lina Alchemi

Leslie Barson

𐄂

Diane Buckle

𐄂

NA

NA

NA

Marcela Castillo

NA

NA

NA

NA

Ben Commins

NA

𐄂

Roger Diamond

𐄂

Peppe Duncan

𐄂

𐄂

𐄂

Kimberley Durrance

𐄂

Simon Kaplan

Lyndsy Killip

NA

NA

NA

NA

Cornelia Lucey

𐄂

𐄂

NA

Scott MacLennan

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Anna Stewart

𐄂

𐄂

𐄂

NA

Mohammad Taranweh

𐄂

𐄂

𐄂

𐄂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance at Quality and standards meeting

The table below shows governors attendance at Quality and standards committee meetings over the last year. ‘NA’ means not applicable - this could mean a staff member on the governing body left the school or wasn’t yet on the governing body. A tick means the governor was at the meeting and a cross means they were absent.

Name

19 Nov 15

11Feb 16

28 Apr 16

18 Oct 16

21st Feb 17

25th Apr 17

Michelle Ainley

𐄂

𐄂

NA

NA

NA

Neil Almond

NA

NA

NA

Lina Alchemi

Leslie Barson

Diane Buckle

NA

NA

NA

NA

Ben Commins

𐄂

𐄂

Roger Diamond

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Peppe Duncan

𐄂

𐄂

𐄂

Simon Kaplan

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Lyndsy Killip

NA

NA

NA

Cornelia Lucey

𐄂

𐄂

NA

NA

Jonathan Smith

𐄂

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

Attendance at Finance and resources meetings

The table below shows governors attendance at Finance and resources committee meetings over the last year. ‘NA’ means not applicable - this could mean a staff member on the governing body left the school or wasn’t yet on the governing body. A tick means the governor was at the meeting and a cross means they were absent.

 

Name

1 Dec 15

4 Feb 16

17 Mar 16

19 May 16

3 Nov 2016

2nd March 2017

 

Lina Alchemi

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Diane Buckle

NA

𐄂

𐄂

NA

NA

 

Marcela Castillo

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Ben Commins

NA

𐄂

 

Roger Diamond

 

Kimberley Durrance

𐄂

𐄂

 

Simon Kaplan

𐄂

 

Lyndsy Killip

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Scott Maclennon

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Jonathan Smith

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Anna Stewart

𐄂

𐄂

𐄂

𐄂

NA

 

Mohammad Taranweh

𐄂

𐄂

𐄂

 


 

If you want to contact the Chair of Governors, Simon Kaplan, then please email 

skaplan2.213@lgflmail.org

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