THE GOVERNING BODY
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
Appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham 1
Elected parents of pupils attending the school 3
CHAIR OF THE GOVERNING BODY Rosamund Clarke
HEADTEACHER Christine Keen
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|
|PARENT||PARENTSELECTION||25/11/2016||4||25/11/2020||Personnel & Finance, Pay Appeals, Curriculum
|Inclusion/SEN and Looked After Children|
|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|
|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|
|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
|PERSONNEL AND FINANCE COMMITTEE|
|STRATEGY COMMITTEE||CURRICULUM COMMITTEE|
* Sent before the meeting but not received until after it
|C Keen (adviser)||Y||Y|
PERRYMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL – Register of Business Interests January 2020