Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.
The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
- Set the aims and objectives for the school
- Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
Priory School’s current governing body structure is as follows:
|Name||Position||Appointed by||Area of Responsibility/Committee||Term of Office|
|Jacqueline Laver||Headteacher||Finance and Personnel; Standards||Ex-officio|
|Rachael Bartlett||Chair – Parent Governor||Parents||Pupil Premium; Finance and Personnel; Standards||02/12/2015 – 01/12/2019|
|Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon||Vice Chair – Parent Governor||Parents||Safeguarding; Health and Safety; Standards||02/12/2015 – 01/12/2019|
|Andrew Watson||Staff Governor||Staff||Health and Safety||01/05/2018 – 30/04/2022|
|Debroy Barrett||Partnership Governor||Governing Body||Academy; Finance and Personnel||12/10/2015 – 11/10/2019|
|Jo Thethi||Parent Governor||Parents||KS2; Chair of Finance and Personnel; Chair of Standards||02/12/2015 – 01/12/2019|
|Anglea Wilks||LA Governor||Governing Body||KS1; Chair of Health and Safety; GDPR||27/03/2017 – 26/03/2021|
|Richard Collman||Partnership Governor||Governing Body||SEND; Standards||16/10/2017 – 15/10/2021|
|Monisha Jefcut||Associate Member||Governing Body||Deputy Headteacher||16/10/2017 – 15/10/2021|
|Sarah Mijatovich||Associate Member||Governing Body||Deputy Headteacher||16/10/2017 – 15/10/2021|
|Jo McGovern||Associate Member||Governing Body||School Business Manager||16/10/2017 – 15/10/2021|
|Harry Tawana||Parent Governor until Jan 2017||Parents||02/12/2015 – 16/01/2017|
|Lindsey Hicks||Staff Governor||Staff||Early Years; Chair of Health and Safety||19/12/2016 – 28/02/2018|
|Elizabeth Critchlow||Clerk to Governors||Governing Body|
All associate members – no committee voting rights
PRIORY SCHOOL REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS FOR GOVERNORS
|Name of Governor/Position||Relevant business/financial interests||Any other educational establishments governed||Relationships with the school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives||Date form completed||Change declared|
|Richard Collman/Partnership Governor||Director of 21 Pharma Ltd, Director of Fuelo Group||16/10/2017|
|Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon||Sikh Welfare Awareness Team Youth Club charity work||26/02/18|
|Andrew Watson||50% share holder in Future Legends sport coaching company||23/03/18|
Please click on the image above to see the table of governor attendance to meetings.