The Governing Body at Halley

Membership of the Governing Body (as of July 2020)

First nameLast nameGBF&GPSubject LinkDate of appointmentTerm of officeCategory
CarlyHomesM
EYFS, Safeguarding including Child protection, PREVENT, Looked after Children and Online Safety04/10/201803/10/2022Parent
KeithClarkeC
M
Finance and Futures Planning06/12/201705/12/2021Co-opted
HelenCollingeM
None25/06/201824/06/2022Staff Governor
James KhanM
English, Assessment Standards28/10/201927/10/2023Co-Opted 
Mohammed Abdul RobM
Premises, Health & Safety04/10/201803/10/2022Parent
LissaSamuelVC
MPupil Premium, Mathematics, SEND and HR04/10/201703/10/2021Co-Opted 
Lai LaiWongMC
Curriculum Development and IPC (inc. Humanities, SMSC, PSHE and Foundation Subjects, Attendance)27/06/201826/06/2022Co-Opted
ShoshannahThompsonMMNone01/09/2018Ongoing, whilst in post as HeadteacherHeadteacher
GuiIglesiasMMFinance and Futures Planning28/10/201927/10/2023Co-Opted
YasminBashirM
None23/03/202022/03/24Parent

Former Members

First nameLast nameDate of appointmentTerm of officeCategory
MomotazBegum23/03/201622/03/2020Parent
Lisa Payne 19/10/201602/02/2020Co-opted

Governing Body Committees

 CommitteeMembers 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 ExclusionsAs required

Appeals

As required
Headteacher Performance ManagementThree appointed and relevantly trained governorsAnnually

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.