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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 6 times a year. At different points during the year the meetings will have different focuses.

 

Meetings relating to school finances, the curriculum, the school grounds, staffing and community projects are held with the common purpose of ensuring that the children at Queen's Park Primary School receive the best possible education and make fantastic progress.

 

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

Ahla Abir Arbid

Parent

21/5/19 – 20/5/23

Full Governing Body

 

Ben Commins

Headteacher

Ongoing

Full Governing Body

 

Marcela Castillo

Parent

1/9/16 - 1/9/20

Full Governing Body

 

Kimberley Durrance

Co opted

25/9/18 – 24/9/22

Full Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Laura Hayes

Staff

10/10/19 - 9/10/23

Full Governing Body

 

Lyndsy Killip

Associate

24/9/19 – 23/9/23

Full Governing Body

 

Isabel Moore

Parent

1/9/19 – 1/9/23

Full Governing Body

Vice Chair of Governors

Aaron Rathmell

Local Authority

16/7/19 – 15/7/23

Full Governing Body

 

Shane LennoxCo opted14/5/20 - 13/5/24Full Governing Body 
Pooja DewanCo opted14/5/20 - 13/5/24Full Governing Body 
Ross PowerCo opted14/5/20 - 13/5/24Full Governing Body 
Bibiana AugustinCo opted14/4/20 - 13/5/24Full Governing Body 
     

 

     
     

 

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

 

Ahla Abir Arbid

     

Ben Commins

 MHFA England   

Marcela Castillo

     

Kimberley Durrance

 

Paddington Development Trust,

Junior Champions

   

Laura Hayes

     

Lyndsy Killip

 

MHFA England

Mind Trustee

   

Isabel Moore

     

Aaron Rathmell

     
Shane Lennox     
Pooja Dewan     
Ross Power     
Bibiana Augustin     
      

 

 

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

FGB Sept 2018FGB Dec 2018FGB Feb 2019FGB Mar 2019FGB May 2019FGB July 2019
     FGB Sept 2019FGB Dec 2019FGB Feb 2020FGB Mar 2020FGB May 2020FGB July 2020             

Ahla Abir Arbid

   N/A  ---------------------------------     x           x     xxN/Ax

Ben Commins

                               ✓           ✓         ✓     N/A

Marcela Castillo

                                  ✓          ✓           ✓      N/A

Kimberley Durrance

      x                               ✓           ✓          ✓     xN/A

Laura Hayes

   N/A ------------------------------------------------     ---------N/A

Lyndsy Killip

   ✓        x          ✓       ✓        ✓     ✓      
x
N/A

Isabel Moore

     ✓                                              ✓         ✓     N/A

Aaron Rathmell

N/A ---------------------------------------------------     ✓       N/AShane LennoxN/A-----------------------------------------------------     ---------------------------------N/APooja DewanN/A-----------------------------------------------------     ---------------------------------N/ARoss PowerN/A-----------------------------------------------------     ---------------------------------N/ABibiana AugustinN/A-----------------------------------------------------     ---------------------------------N/AxDavid MalachiN/A-----------------------------------------------------     -------------------------------------------------------

 

 

If you want to contact the Chair of Governors, Kimberley Durrance, then please email 

kimberley@pdt.org.uk

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