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Churchend School Governance

CHURCHEND SCHOOL GOVERNANCE PAGE


Our Governing Body consists of:

2 Parent Governors (Fiona Walker and Louise Abrantes);
1 Community Governor (Bob Spokes);
3 Co-opted Governors ( Peter West, Michael Gavin (parent), Reggie Samuel (parent ); 
1 Teaching staff Governor  (Elizabeth James)
1 Non-Teaching staff Governor (Carolyn Baines).
Headteacher : Richard Pearse
Jane Brown is the Company Secretary and School Business Manager
Jodie Smith is the Clerk to Governors

 

Our school governors are volunteers.


Each governor serves a term of 4 years. The chair and vice chair hold this position for 1 year.

 

Parents elect the Parent Governors, the Governing Body selects its Community Governors, teachers vote for their teacher governor.

The remaining staff select their representative.

The Full Governing Body meet atleast four times a year.

Governors split into smaller committees in order to discuss Curriculum and Finance matters,  they will then report back to the FGB at the next meeting.

The minutes of the meetings are taken by the Clerk to the Governors, who also organise's the governors’ meetings and provides the agenda and other relevant information.

 

Minutes of Governors’ meetings are available for public viewing from the School Office, on this website and copies are available from the clerk on request free of charge.

GOVERNORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

Chair of Full Governing Body: Bob Spokes
Vice Chair of Full Governing Body: Peter West
Literacy: Louise Abrantes

Safeguarding: Carolyn Baines
Special Needs: Carolyn Baines

Pupil premium: Fiona Walker
Health & Safety: Bob Spokes
Link Governor: Bob Spokes
Numeracy: Michael Gavin
Information Technology: Reggie Samuel
Science: Reggie Samuel
Religious Education: Michael Gavin
Foundation Subjects: Curriculum Committee Members
Foundation Stage: Fiona Walker
Educational Visits: Fiona Walker


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee
Bob Spokes

Reggie Samuel (Chair)
Richard Pearse

Louise Abrantes

Jane Brown - School Business Manager

Management Committee
Bob Spoke (Chair)
Reggie Samuel
Peter West

Richard Pearse

Curriculum Committee

Fiona Walker (Chair)

Carolyn Baines
Richard Pearse
Peter West 
Elizabeth James

Louise Abrantes

Michael Gavin

Admissions Committee
Carolyn Baines (Chair)
Peter West

Michael Gavin

 

Pecuniary and business interests

Co-opted governor Peter West is the husband of a staff member, Jennie West who is a Teaching Assistant.

Fiona Walker works for NFER as Head of centre for evaluation and consultancy.

Carolyn Baines has a relative who works at Premier Office supplies.

Carolyn Baines has a nephew who works at Churchend as a teaching assistant.
 

 

All governors can be contacted via the main school office or the Clerk.

Please call the School on 0118 9375450 or

email the clerk at teachingschooladmin@churchendacademy.com or

write to the school address of Usk Road, Tilehurst,Reading, RG30 4HP.

Governors term of office

 

Bob Spokes is current chair for one year, From September 2017 to 2018.

Peter West is current vice chair for one year, From September 2017 to 2018.

Both positions were voted for by the FGB.

 

Helen Clark was appointed in December 2012 until December 2016 her position was voted for by staff. *Helen resigned from her post at the end of the academic year in July 2017.

Carolyn Baines was appointed in October 2014 until October 2018 her position was voted for by staff.

Fiona Walker was appointed in October 2015 until 2019 the position was voted for by the school parents.

Michael Gavin and Reggie Samuel were appointed in October 2015 until 2019 and were appointed by the GB.

Elizabeth James was nominated by staff members in May 2018 until May 2022.

 

Richard Pearse will remain a governor whilst he is Headteacher.

Governor meeting and committee attendance.
Name Date of appt Date of leaving Other interests Attendance FGB 2014/15 Attendance F & P  Attendance Curric. FGB 2015/16 F&P 2015/16 Curric 2015/16
Bob Spokes Mar-00   No 3 out of 4 3 out of 3  N/A 4 out of 6 7 out of 7 N/A
Kate Dethridge 1998 30-Jun-16 No 4 out of 4 3 out of 3  3 out of 3 6 out of 6 7 out of 7 3 out of 3
Carolyn Baines Oct-01   No 4 out of 4 N/A 3 out of 3 6 out of 6 N/A 3 out of 3
Helen Clark Dec-08   No 4 out of 4 N/A 2 out of 3 6 out of 6 N/A 2 out of 3
Peter West Sep-04   No 4 out of 4 N/A 3 out of 3 4 out of 6 N/A 2 out of 3
Keith Wright Feb-02 Jun-16 No 2 out of 4 2 out of 3 N/A 3 out of 6 4 out of 7 N/A
Manjula Ramakrishnan 2013 Sep-16 No 3 out of 4 N/A 3 out of 3 3 out of 6 N/A 3 out of 3
Fiona Walker Oct-15   No N/A N/A N/A 4 out of 5 N/A 3 out of 3
Reggie Samuel Oct-15   No N/A N/A N/A 5 out of 5 7 out of 7 2 out of 3
Michael Gavin Oct-15   No N/A N/A N/A 5 out of 5 N/A 3 out of 3
Richard Usher May-11 Sep-15 No 3 out of 4 N/A 2 out of 3      
Mike Williams Nov-00 Sep-15 No 2 out of 4 N/A 3 out of 3      
Richard Pearse 01/07/2016   No N/A N/A N/A 1 out of 1 1 out of 1 N/A

Meeting agenda 2017/18

All FGB and curriculum meetings are held on wednesday evenings starting at 6.30pm.

Finance committee meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 9.15am.

FGB Meetings are planned so that curriculum and finance meetings can feed into the FGB agenda.

 

Full governing body meetings

27th September 2017

6th December 2017

25th April 2018

18th July 2018

 

Curriculum committee

15th November 2017

28th February 2018

13th June 2018

 

Finance committee

30th November 2017

8th March 2018

5th July 2018

The three core functions of the governing body

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.

Child protection and Safeguarding checklist for Schools

Important Assessment information for Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 2015-16

Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks at the end of Key Stage 1

Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks at the end of Key Stage 2

NCER Data timelines

Primary assessment arrangements for 2016

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