The Governing Body at Halley
Membership of the Governing Body (as of July 2020)
|First name||Last name||GB||F&GP||Subject Link||Date of appointment||Term of office||Category|
|Carly||Homes||M||EYFS, Safeguarding including Child protection, PREVENT, Looked after Children and Online Safety||04/10/2018||03/10/2022||Parent|
|Keith||Clarke||C||M||Finance and Futures Planning||06/12/2017||05/12/2021||Co-opted|
|James||Khan||M||English, Assessment Standards||28/10/2019||27/10/2023||Co-Opted|
|Mohammed Abdul||Rob||M||Premises, Health & Safety||04/10/2018||03/10/2022||Parent|
|Lissa||Samuel||VC||M||Pupil Premium, Mathematics, SEND and HR||04/10/2017||03/10/2021||Co-Opted|
|Lai Lai||Wong||M||C||Curriculum Development and IPC (inc. Humanities, SMSC, PSHE and Foundation Subjects, Attendance)||27/06/2018||26/06/2022||Co-Opted|
|Shoshannah||Thompson||M||M||None||01/09/2018||Ongoing, whilst in post as Headteacher||Headteacher|
|Gui||Iglesias||M||M||Finance and Futures Planning||28/10/2019||27/10/2023||Co-Opted|
|First name||Last name||Date of appointment||Term of office||Category|
Governing Body Committees
|Full Governing Body|
Chair of Governors
Four times per year, as follows:
Headteacher's Report and Curriculum (termly)
|Finance & General Purposes (pay)|
Keith Clark - Chair
|Four times a year|
Appeals committees do not include governors from the original hearing.
|Hearings (such as Grievance, Disciplinary and Staff Dismissal)||As required|
|Pupil Discipline and Exclusions||As required|
|Headteacher Performance Management||Three appointed and relevantly trained governors||Annually|
Attendance at Meetings
Governing Body Meetings
The Governing Body
Governing boards are the strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for school leaders. Crucially, that means using and being familiar with objective data on the performance of pupils, teachers and finances to ask the right questions and ensure resources are allocated to school priorities. It also means ensuring that schools prepare pupils for life and the workplace by building their character and resilience and by implementing their Prevent duty to protect them from the risks of extremism and radicalisation. Governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
Governing bodies are the key strategic decision-making body of every school. It is their role to set the school’s strategic framework and to ensure all statutory duties are met. The governing body should ensure that the school has a medium to long-term vision for its future. The governing body should also ensure that there is a robust strategy in place for achieving its vision. This strategy should address the fundamental questions of where are we now, where do we want to be, and how are we going to get there.
b. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
Governing bodies should work to support and strengthen the leadership of the Headteacher, and hold them to account for the day-to-day running of the school, including the performance management of teachers. Governing bodies should play a strategic role, and avoid routine involvement in operational matters.
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Governing bodies are responsible for making sure their school’s money is well spent. They should do this by making sure they have at least one governor with specific skills and experience of financial matters.
Governors' Action Plan
Each Governor is allocated an area of responsibility in the school. They are responsible for visiting the school and liaising with a key member of staff, for finding out in more detail about this aspect of the school's work and for reporting back to the full Governing Body.