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Governors

Governors at Burhill Primary School

Members of the school's Governing Body work in close partnership with the school, and their role is essentially a strategic one: managing the budget and staffing, and helping the school to set and achieve its long-term and strategic aims. 

 

Burhill's Governors are from five categories: parent governors (3), a staff governor (1 + the Headteacher), a Local Authority governor (1), foundation governors (2), and co-opted governors (4). Burhill's Governing Body also has Associate Members, who are not full governors but share their expertise at full GB and committee meetings. All governors serve for a four year term.

 

Burhill has a very active Governing Body, and all governors visit the school regularly and have active links with classes.

 

Information Autumn 2017

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of office

Serves on

Governor at another school

Relationship to staff member or other governor

Attendance at FGB

(3 Plus EGB)

Attendance at Committee meetings

Position of responsibility

Tim Eckes

Foundation

Voice Education Trust

1 Dec 14 – 30 Nov 18

Steering Committee

Logistical Dev Committee

Pupil Committee

Finance Committee

Resources Committee

Pay Committee

 

 

No

None 

          

3/3 and EGB

Steering 6/6

Logistical development 6/6

Pupil 1/6

Finance 3/6

Resources 3/6

Pay committee 1/1

 

Chair

Chair of Logistical Development Committee

Governor responsible for liaison with LA in the event of allegation (Child Protection ) against Head

Rev. Martin Fletcher

Vice Chair

Local Authority

Local Authority

27 Sept 15 – 26 Sept 19

Steering Committee

Logistical Dev Committee

No

None 

          

2/3

Steering 6/6

Logistical development 6/6

Vice Chair

Jack Gravil

Foundation

Voice Education Trust

22 Feb 16 – 21 Feb 20

Logistical Dev Committee

Resources Committee

Finance Committee

Steering Committee

 

No

None 

          

3/3 and EGB

Logistical development 6/6

Resources 6/6

Finance 6/6

Steering 2/6

Pay Committee 1/1

 

 

Chair of Resources/Finance

Emily Ainscough

Staff

Staff

21 Oct 15 – 20 Oct 19

Logistical Dev Committee

Pupil Committee

No

Employed as staff member

          

3/3 and EGB

Logistical development 6/6

Pupil 6/6

 

Donna Whiting

Co-opted

Governing

Body

01 May 14 – 30 Apr 18

Pay Committee

Pupil Committee

Finance Committee

Resources Committee

No

None

          

3/3 and EGB

Pupil 5/6

Finance 2/6

Resources 2/6

 

Early Years Governor

Looked After Children Governor

Amira Hughes

Co-opted

Governing Body

02 Mar 14 – 01 Mar 18

Pupil Committee

Steering Committee

No

None 

          

3/3 and EGB

Pupil 4/6

Steering 2/6

Chair of Pupil Committee

Child Protection/Safeguarding governor

Sally Hewlett-Taylor

Headteacher

ex officio

01 Sept 13 onwards

Logistical Dev Committee

Steering Committee

Resources

Finance

Pupil

No

Employed as staff member

          

3/3 and EGB

Logistical Development 6/6

Steering 6/6

Resources 6/6

Finance 6/6

Pupil 6/6

 

 

Julie Kirwan-Smith

Co-opted

Governing Body

9 Nov 15 – 8 Nov 19

Pupil Committee

No

None

          

1/3 and EGB

Pupil 1/6

Link Governor

Elisabeth Carson

Parent Governor

Parent Body

22 Feb 16 – 21 Feb 20

Resources

Committee

Finance

Committee

No

None

2/2 and EGB

Resources 2/2

Finance 2/2

Pay Committee 1/1

 

Past chair of governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothy Clark

Chair of Governors

Foundation

Voice

Education

Trust

07 Jan 14 – 9  Nov 15

Steering Committee

Pay

Resources

Logistical Dev Committee

 

No

None

1

Steering 3/6

Pay committee 1/1

Resources 4/6

Logistical Development 3/6

 

Chair

Liaison with LA in event of allegation against Head

Child Protection Gov

 

The Voice Education Trust

We are part of the Voice Education Trust- a group of schools who formed a Trust back in 2008.

Other schools in the Trust are The Orchard, Chandler’s Field, and Hurst Park- all local to this area.

Each school in the Trust has 2 Trust governors, who sit on the Voice Education Trust Board. Also on the board are the head teachers from each of the schools, who are in turn directors of the Trust.

Currently our 2 Voice Education Trust governors are Mr T. Eckes, and Mr J. Gravil.

 

Our Values – Our Core Purpose

Each school in the VET wants the same thing for every child in their school.

  1. We passionately believe in the development of the whole child through nurture, and know this is the most effective route to excellent outcomes for each child.
  2. We want every child to be ambitious, happy, safe, curious, outward facing, optimistic- and to learn without limits.

 

What do our children gain from being in schools in the VET?

•             Staff share training- maximising good practice

•             Cross moderation is embedded, helping raise standards

•             Staff share expertise-supporting each other through new developments in curriculum and assessment, building local networks of shared expertise

•             Children are offered broader cultural and sporting opportunities- shared events making good use of economies of scale

•             Children join with other local groups to develop a stronger sense of community- growing the skills needed to become active tolerant and useful local citizens of the future