Meet our Governors
Welcome to the Governors' section of the website. Here you can find out about the school Governors and the work we do.
Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a three year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.
Our legal duties include:-
- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- approving the school budget
- reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
- appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher
The Governing Body meets at least once every (new) term. We sometimes set up committees or working groups to look at particular issues (such as pay, performance management, buildings development). A small group (Headteacher, Governor responsible for Finance and the School Finance Officer) meets every month to keep an eye on school finances between our termly governor meetings. All Governors are informed about what happens at these monthly finance meetings.
Click on the links below to find out more about each of our governors:
|Adam Dawson (Chairman)||Founder, Chair||C & S, F & GP|
|Philippa Wolfin (Vice Chair)||Vice Chair, medical, child protection, assessment, Founder||C & S|
|Yvonne Baron||Founder, Headteacher||C & S, F & GP|
|James Ansher||Security, ICT, E-Safety||C & S, F & GP|
|Sarah Anticoni||Legal, JS||C & S|
|Josh Bentley||Responsible officer, Chair of Fundraising, Pupil Premium, Free School Meals, Sports Grant||F & GP|
|Lee Bladon||Founder, Recruitment, JS||F & GP|
|Debbie Dawson||Founder, Admissions, Looked after Children||C & S|
|Ruth Geller||Parent Governor, PE, Grant applications, attendance and punctuality||F & GP|
|Brenda Greenberg||Numeracy, Ivrit||C & S|
|Antony Kintish||Premises||F & GP|
|Caroline Marcuse||Recruitment, Community Use, PR||F & GP|
|Angela Novick||Literacy, Parent Governor, SEN, Chair of C&S Committee||C & S|
|David Waller||Finance, Chair of F & GP Committee||F & GP|
|Staff Governor||C & S|
Carly Rose- Assoc
|Science, ICT||C & S|
Please click here for further information on the Governors.
Contacting the governors
We hope that you will be very happy with your child’s education. If, however, you have cause for complaint please contact the class teacher in the first instance. If you still have concerns these should be brought to the attention of the Headteacher and subsequently the Chair of Governors.
Please click here to view the minutes from the meetings
Please click here to download the Governors Code of Conduct
Please click here to view the committees and attendance
Please click here to view the responsibilities and committees of our governing body