THE GOVERNING BODY

Role

The governors of the school work closely with the Headteacher and the senior management team in making decisions about the school and planning for future development.

Governors have an executive role in policy development, the appointment of the Head and Deputies, and in the hearing of appeals from both staff and parents.

They aim to ensure that the school curriculum complies with the National Curriculum and other statutory requirements and that it is well taught.

They ensure that the budget is properly planned and all expenditure achieves best value for money.

To facilitate efficient management, the governing body meets twice per term. One meeting deals with the main Governor business while the strategy meeting tends to deal with finance and personnel issues. At times if needed Governors can be called to work in a small task group focusing upon a particular area.

Who are the Governors?

The number of Governors at Perrymount is determined by the number of children attending the school. The composition includes

  • The Head
  • Governors appointed by Lewisham Council
  • A Governor elected by the teaching staff and non teaching staff
  • Governors elected by parents/carers of children attending the school
  • Governors co-opted by the elected and appointed Governors

What do Governors do?

Governors make visits to the school to ensure that the decisions they make are in the best interests of your child’s education. They listen to the concerns of staff and parents and try to act on any matters raised.

Governors work on a voluntary basis, and although entitled to claim expenses do not, as this would have an adverse effect on the school’s budget.

PERRYMOUNT SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY – Updated September 2018

GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE
Reconstituted 18 MAY 2015

Governor places 10

Headteacher 1

Staff 1

Appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham 1

Elected parents of pupils attending the school 3

Co-opted 4

CHAIR OF THE GOVERNING BODY Rosamund Clarke

HEADTEACHER Christine Keen

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

The Governing Body operates two committees:
Curriculum (former Strategy) Committee -Chair: Kerry Heath
Pay Committee – Chair :
Pay Appeals Committee – Chair :

Pupil Discipline Committee I Staff Discipline Committee/ Staff Discipline Appeal Committee I Complaints Committee
These committees meet as and when required, with a minimum of three eligible governors to be drawn from a pool of all members of the Governing Body, subject to availability and lack of conflicts of interest and having regard to the need for the Committee to be balanced in terms of gender and race as far as possible.

Clerk to the Governing Body: Damaris Dodds, c/o Governors’ Services, 3rd Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London SE6 4RU

Governors’ details (for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)
(Names and details of former governors are given in italics)

FULL NAME CATEGORY APPOINTED BY DATE OF APPOINTMENT TERM OF OFFICE

(NO OF YEARS AND END DATE)

DATE RESIGNED COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
R Clarke CO OPTED GB 18/5/2019 4 12/3/2023 Personnel & Finance
(Chair}, Pay, Curriculum
Chair, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Numeracy
H Dames

 

PARENT PARENTSELECTION 25/11/2016 4 25/11/2020 Personnel & Finance, Pay Appeals, Curriculum

 

Inclusion/SEN and Looked After Children
D Foley

 

PARENT PARENTS ELECTION 25/11/2016 4 25/11/20 Curriculum Inclusion/SEN and Looked After Children
S. Handley STAFF STAFF ELECTION 29/9/2019 4 28/9/2021 Curriculum  

 

K. Heath Co Opted Governing Body 12/10/2019 4 11/10/2023 Personnel & Finance, Pay, Curriculum (Chair)  Vice Chair
C Keen Headteacher Ex officio Personnel & Finance, Curriculum
Cllr J Paschoud LOCAL AUTORITY Governing Body 9/7/2018 4 8/7/2022 Personnel & Finance, Pay, Curriculum Health and Safety, ICT
S Ulegede

 

CO OPTED Governing Body 21/3/2016 4 21/3/2020 Pay Appeals, Curriculum  Training
H Webb PARENT PARENT ELECTION 11/3/2016 4 11/3/2020 Pay Appeals, Curriculum Literacy, Communications
N Wilson

 

CO OPTED Governing Body 18/5/2019 4 12/10/2023 Curriculum Deputy Headteacher

* N/A means not applicable because the person is a member of the senior leadership team and therefore the information does not apply

GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS September 2018 to January 2020

Y = present, A = apologies sent and accepted, n/a = not applicable

 

NAME GOVERNING BODY
  08/10/2018 04/03/2019 17/06/2019 14/10/2019 27/01/2020
R Clarke Y Y Y Y Y
H Dames Y Y Y Y Y
D Foley Y A Y Y Y
S Handley Y A A A
K Heath A Y Y Y Y
C Keen Y Y Y Y Y
J Paschoud Y Y Y A Y
S Ulegede A Y Y Y
H Webb Y Y Y Y A
N Wilson Y Y Y Y Y

 


NAME
PERSONNEL AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
  08/10/2018 04/03/2019 17/06/2019 14/10/2019 27/01/2020
R Clarke Y Y Y Y Y
H Dames A Y Y Y Y
D Foley n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
S Handley n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
K Heath A Y A Y Y
C Keen Y Y Y Y Y
J Paschoud Y Y Y A Y
S Ulegede n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
H Webb n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
N Wilson n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

 


NAME
STRATEGY COMMITTEE                      CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
  03/12/2018 29/04/2019 15/07/2019 02/12/2019
R Clarke Y Y Y Y
H Dames A Y Y Y
D Foley Y Y Y Y
S Handley Y Y A
K Heath Y Y Y Y
C Keen Y Y Y Y
J Paschoud Y Y Y Y
S Ulegede Y Y A A*
H Webb Y Y Y Y
N Wilson Y Y Y Y

* Sent before the meeting but not received until after it


NAME
PAY COMMITTEE
  __/__/20__ __/__/20__ 16/10/2018 02/12/2019
R Clarke Y Y
K Heath Y Y
C Keen (adviser) Y Y
J Paschoud Y Y

 

PERRYMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL – Register of Business Interests January 2020

 

Contact Perrymount Primary School

At Perrymount we want to make it easy for you to get in touch. You can contact Miss M Coore-Hamilton on email admin@perrymount.lewisham.sch.uk by Phone on 020 8699 4522 or write to us at Perrymount School, Sunderland Road, SE23 2PX. Or why not tweet us on @perrymountpri

School Timings

Nursery
Morning 08.45 to 11.45
Afternoon 12.30 to 15.30
Full time (30 hours) 08.45 to 15.30
School day 08.55 to 15.30
Breakfast club 08.00 to 08.45
Lunchtime 12.15 - 13.30
After school clubs 15.45 - 16.45
Wrap Around Care(Peartree) 15.30 to 18.00

School Office 020 8699 4522

Email admin@perrymount.lewisham.sch.uk

Perrymount Primary School,
Sunderland Road, Forest Hill,
London, SE23 2PX

Head Teacher Ms Christine Keen

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