Governing Body

Governing Body

The governing body plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school and works in partnership with the Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team.  The main aim of the governing body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all pupils in its care.

Harvey Road School governing body has three main roles:

Strategic The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop and improve.  This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, setting targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.  Strategic thinking is not always linked with the curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.

Critical Friend The governing body works with the Headteacher and creates a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school. The governing body is able to question and challenge. A good working relationship is essential as a real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.

Accountability The school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The governing body has a professional attitude and uses its collective skills to benefit the learners. It gathers views, ask questions and decides what is best for the school and the children. The governing body is answerable to the parents and the wider community, listening to their view points while considering the wider context of school improvement.

At Harvey Road School we have 2 committees:-

The School Improvements Committee – Looking at attainment. progress, developing action plans, reviewing its impact and striving towards better outcomes for our pupils.

Resources Committee – Included here are: school finance, personnel and premises and Governor projects. Governors have the responsibility of taking on a project that links with their personal area of expertise or particular interest. The projects are wide ranging and do change according to the particular priorities at the time. Governors work along side staff and support the projects and developments in whatever way is possible and then feedback to the rest of the Governing body.

Welcome letter from Chair of Governors

Governor Attendance 2020-21

Governing Body Structure

 Governors

Focus and Governor Projects

Committee

 Responsibilities

Term of Office Ends

Pecuniary Interests

Tom Farrar
Co-opted Governor
Mental Health and Wellbeing Governor
Covid Response Governor
Resources
School Improvement
  • Chair of Governing Body
  • HT Performance Management Committee
  • Exclusions/Disciplinary Panel
  • Safer Recruitment Trained Governor
10/9/19-9/9/23 None
Emma Campbell
Parent Governor
 Foundation Curriculum  Improvement Committee
None
Chiraag Darbar
LA Governor
Standards and Assessment
Risk Management
Resources
  • Exclusions/Disciplinary Panel
  • Health and Safety
None
Doug Hull
Co-opted Governor
Chair of Resources Committee
School Improvement
  • Sports Premium Governor
  • Finance Governor
  • Exclusions/Disciplinary Panel
  • Staff Support Governor
03/12/19-02/12/23 None
Joanna Kennedy
Co-opted Governor
Implementation of RSE Policy
Standards and Assessment
Chair Of School Improvement Committee

Resources

  • Vice Chair of Governing Body
  • Exclusions/Disciplinary Panel
  • Head Teacher Performance Management
   13/09/18-12/09/22 None
Nick Rowlands
Head Teacher
School Improvement

Resources

  • Head Teacher
n/a None
Jan Cameron
Parent Governor
Covid Response
Foundation Curriculum
 Improvement Committee
  • HT Performance Panel
15/10/18-14/10/22 None
Charley McKay
Staff Governor
School Improvement 09/09/21-08/09/25  None
Laura Tora
Parent Governor
Foundation Curriculum School Improvement
  • Equality and Diversity Governor
  • Governor Training and Development
2/12/20-1/12/24 None
Vacancy
Co-opted Governor
Vacancy
Co-opted Governor

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