The Governing Body at Halley

Membership of the Governing Body (as of February 2020)

First name Last name GB F&GP Subject Link Date of appointment Term of office Category
Momotaz Begum M   Attendance and Parental Engagement 23/03/2016 22/03/2020 Parent
Carly Homes M   EYFS, Safeguarding including Child protection, PREVENT, Looked after Children and Online Safety 04/10/2018 03/10/2022 Parent
Keith Clarke M C Finance and Futures Planning 06/12/2017 05/12/2021 Co-opted
Helen Collinge M   None 25/06/2018 24/06/2022 Staff Governor
James  Khan M   English, Assessment Standards 28/10/2019 27/10/2023 Co-Opted 
Lisa  Payne  M M GDPR 19/10/2016 02/02/2020 Co-opted
Mohammed Abdul  Rob M   Premises, Health & Safety 04/10/2018 03/10/2022 Parent
Lissa Samuel C M Pupil Premium, Mathematics, SEND and HR 04/10/2017 03/10/2021 Co-Opted 
Lai Lai Wong M M Curriculum Development and IPC (inc. Humanities, SMSC, PSHE and Foundation Subjects, Attendance) 27/06/2018 26/06/2022 Co-Opted
Shoshannah Thompson   M None 01/09/2018 Ongoing, whilst in post as Headteacher Headteacher
Gui Iglesias   M Finance and Futures Planning 28/10/2019 27/10/2023 Co-Opted
Vacancy              


Governing Body Committees

 Committee Members  Frequency 
Full Governing Body 

Chair of Governors
Vice Chair of Governors
all Governors
Headteacher

Four times per year, as follows:

Headteacher's Report and Curriculum (termly)
Policies and Procedures (termly)

Finance & General Purposes (pay)

Keith Clark - Chair
Lai Lai Wong
Gui Inglesias 
Lisa Payne
Lissa Samuel
Shoshannah Thompson

Four times a year
Salary Appeals

 
 
Three governors chosen from a pool of governors (excluding staff)

Appeals committees do not include governors from the original hearing.

As required
Hearings (such as Grievance, Disciplinary and Staff Dismissal) As required
 Pupil Discipline and Exclusions As required

 Appeals

As required
Headteacher Performance Management Three appointed and relevantly trained governors Annually
 


Attendance at Meetings

First name

Last name

Governing Body Meetings
2018-2019

Committee Meetings
2018-2019

Momotaz

Begum

4/4

N/A

Carly

Homes

4/4

N/A

Mohammed

Abdul Rob

3/4

N/A

Helen

Collinge

3/4

N/A

Shoshannah

Thompson

4/4

4/4

Lissa

Samuel

3/4

3/4

Keith

Clarke

4/4

4/4

Lai Lai

Wong

4/4

4/4

Gui

Iglesias

N/A

N/A

Lisa

Payne

2/4

2/4

James

Khan

3/4

N/A


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.