Lady Elizabeth Hastings

Lady Elizabeth Hastings

CE VA Primary School

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LEH School Governance

The Governing Body

Members of the governing body represent the church, the Lady Elizabeth Hastings Trust, the council, the local community, parents, staff and other interested parties. The Governing Body and its committees meet regularly with the aim of providing the best education for the pupils.

The effectiveness of the governors depends on the quality of the people and how they work together with the school leaders. Membership focuses on the skills and experience that are needed to be effective and contribute to the success of the school.

What the Governing Body does

Governing Bodies are the strategic decision makers and vision setters for the school and their role is to ensure the best possible education for every child.
They have three core functions:

  1. To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 

  2. To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils, and the performance management of staff

  3. To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure money is well spent.


Governing Body Conduct

Governors should be mindful in exercising all their functions and must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and at all times in the best interests of the school. They should be open about the decisions they make and the actions they take and be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to interested parties.

Holders of public office should be aware of and accept the seven principles of public life: Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

Structure and Responsibilities of the Governing Body and it's Committees

The full governing body meet at least once each term; at least three times each year. Many tasks are delegated to the committees which each meet once or twice each term. There are four committees at Lady Elizabeth Hastings.

Curriculum and Ethos  – To make sure that the school curriculum fulfils statutory requirements and meets the needs of all pupils in addition to incorporating a rich, relevant and varied learning experience for all pupils. The committee is also responsible for the quality of teaching, pupil progress and pupil outcomes:

Finance and Staffing – To ensure that the school’s spending remains within budget and all funds are spent wisely to meet the best needs of the pupils. The committee also provides input on staffing needs, pay and deployment.

Premises – To ensure that the school’s physical environment is safe, maintained and fit for purpose. The committee also considers the future needs of the school ground and buildings and develops strategies to meet these requirements.

Co-ordination and Resources – The chairs of the other committees, together with the Chairman of Governors, the Vice Chairman of Governors and the Headteacher, meet termly at this committee to set the school’s strategy and ensure progress is made towards attaining the school’s goals.

Working parties are set up as required to oversee specific projects and tasks.

The Governors have many roles and will:

  • Provide a strategic view of the school

  • Oversee financial performance

  • Appoint and hold the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school

  • Ensure parents are consulted and informed as required

  • Oversee admissions

  • Set and approve the school budget

  • Set challenging targets and monitor pupil progress towards them

  • Ensure health and safety issues are addressed

  • Ensure buildings are repaired and maintained

  • Governors do not get involved in the day to day running of the school.

Lady Elizabeth Hastings' Church of England (VA) Primary School Governing Body is made up of the following governors:

 

    ATTENDANCE ACADEMIC YR 2019 - 20                   CATEGORY / BODY RESP                      TERM OF OFFICE

MRS CLARE SKINNER  Chair of Governors

Attendance for academic year 2019 to 2020

Attendance:  100%

Committees:

Pay, Staff Discipline Appeals, Complaints, Admissions.

 

Church Foundation governor

Body responsible:  CHURCH

 

28.05.2020 FOR ONE YEAR

 

MRS HALEY MURALEE  Vice Chair

Attendance:  72%

Committees:  H & S, Finance and

Christian Ethos, Curriculum and Standards, Pay Appeals

 

Church Foundation governor

CHURCH

 

TO  23.02.21  4 YEARS

From: 28.09.21 (re-appointed)

 

MS ALEX VIGNES   Head Teacher

Attendance:  No data

All committees

 

Ex officio

 

FROM 02 NOVEMBER 2020

 

Priest of the Parish

 

Ex officio  Church Foundation governor

 

VACANCY

 

MRS RACHAEL BAJULAIYE

Attendance:  57%

Christian Ethos, Curriculum and Standards.

Joint training governor

 

Church Foundation governor

CHURCH

 

TO 24.11. 2022  4 YEARS

 

MR JOHN BILYJ

Attendance:  86%

Chair of Finance

H & S, Pupil Discipline, Staff Discipline, Pay Appeal.

 

Trust Foundation governor

TRUST

 

TO 04.10.2025  4 YEARS

 

MRS JULIE BALDWIN

Attendance:  50%

 

LA

LOCAL AUTHORITY

 

TO 02.03.2024  4 YEARS

 

MRS JANE HARRISON

Attendance:  100%

H & S governor, Chair of H & S, Finance, Pay,  Staff Discipline Appeals, Admissions

 

Parent governor

PARENTS

 

TO 02.03.2024  4 YEARS

 

MR ALEX O’CONNOR

Attendance:  no data

 

Parent governor

PARENTS

 

TO   11 Oct  2024  4 YEARS

 

MRS SARAH TIPTON

Attendance:  86%

Joint training governor

 

Trust Foundation governor

TRUST

 

TO 07.12.2023  4 YEARS

 

MR MATTHEW TOMLINSON

Attendance:  100%

Pupil Discipline

 

Staff governor

STAFF

 

TO 22.10. 2022  4 YEARS

 

 

 

Trust Foundation governor

TRUST

 

 

 

 

 

Stepped down in the last 12 months:

MRS FIONA ROBINS

Term of Office: From June 2017 to 05.06.2021  4 YEARS

Safeguarding Governor

K. DEWS From November 2020 to September 2021

Associate member

L FLYNN

Term of office: August 2014 –  30 April 2020

Chair of Governors

 

A ROBINSON 

Priest of the Parish

Term of office: April 2010 – 30 June 2020

 

H MILLER-MATTHEWS

Parent Governor

Term of office:  March 2020 – Sep 2020

 

MS ELIZABETH AXUP

Attendance:  50%

Term of office: 09.06.2020 - 31.12.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Member

GOVERNORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Clerk can be contacted via email:  harveya01@brigshawtrust.com

Please find details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body at Lady Elizabeth Hastings Church of England Primary School and its committees including information about each governor:

  • business interests
  • financial interests
  • governance roles in other schools

A Vignes   

C Skinner

H Muralee

J Baldwin

J Bilyj

M Tomlinson

R Bajulaiye

S Tipton

J Harrison

A O'Connor

Pen Portraits - who are our governors?

Governing Body Agendas

Please contact the school office for this information