Freemantles School

Freemantles School

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Governance

The Governing Body oversees the strategic development of the school and focuses on three core functions:

a) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

b) Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

c) Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In total the Governing Body consists of 13 members; 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor plus the Headteacher, 4 Parent Governors and 6 Co-opted Governors. Each governor has a different skill set to offer. The Governing Body meets five times per year and individual governors also visit school frequently to ensure that they know the school well and are able to monitor progress against the School Development Plan. There are 2 main committees within the Governing Body: Curriculum and Finance & General Purposes (includes Pay Sub Committee and Pay Appeals Panel).

Public minutes of these meetings are available from the school office.

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Steve Williams. Governors can be contacted through the school office and consulted on any matter that concerns the Governing Body as a whole.

 

The current Governing Body (GB) constitution is as follows:

  Name                               Term of Office
                                 
Committee Memberships /Responsibilities
Local Authority Governors
Appointed by LA

Mrs Laura Swinerd (LS)

01/12/16 - 30/11/20

Curriculum - Chair

Parent Governors
Elected by parents   

 

 

Mrs Angela Kelly (AK) 07/12/16 - 06/12/20 

Curriculum
Pay Sub Committee

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Bethan Emerson (BE)

05/02/19 - 04/02/23

Curriculum 

Special Needs Governor 

Mr Abdullah Al Medallah (AA)

05/02/19 - 04/02/23

Finance and General Purposes

Health & Safety Governor 

Mrs Rebecca Smith (RS)

29/09/15 - 28/09/19

 

Curriculum
Pay Appeals Panel

Equality Governor

Staff Governors
Elected by staff 

Headteacher
Appointed by virtue of office

Mr Phil Leach 

23/09/16 - 22/09/20  Curriculum 

Mr Justin Price (JP)

01/09/10 -
ongoing

Finance and General Purposes
Curriculum

Co-opted Governors
Appointed by the
Governing Body  

 

Mrs Sian Lehrter (SL)

Vice Chair

 
 01/09/15 - 31/08/19

Finance and General Purposes - Chair
Pay Appeals Panel

Mrs Eileen Bruce (EB)

03/10/17 - 02/10/21 

Curriculum 

Emotional Wellbeing Governor

Mr Steve Williams (SW)
Chair

01/11/16 - 31/10/20 Finance and General Purposes
Pay sub committee

Mr David Vaughan (DV)

07/02/17 - 06/02/21

Finance and General Purposes

Pay Appeals Panel

Children Looked After Governor

Mrs Christine Gregory (CG)

03/10/17 - 02/10/21 Curriculum 

Mrs Gina Davies

06/02/18 - 05/02/22 Curriculum
Associate Members
Appointed by GB
Mrs Kate Ball (KB)
No voting rights
19/06/17 - 18/06/21

Finance and General Purposes
Curriculum

Mr Julian Cox (JC)

No voting rights

06/02/18 - 05/02/22

Finance and General Purposes

Online Safety Governor

Advisor
Appointed by GB

Mrs Linda Casey (LaC)
No voting rights

01/09/02 - ongoing

Finance and General Purposes

Clerk Ms Karin Ferris (KF) 01/04/15 - ongoing

 

Those who have held a Governing Body position in the last 12 months but are no longer governors:

  Name                 Term of Office Committee Memberships/Responsibilities
Parent Governors
Elected by parents  

Mr Tony Parker (TP)

10/02/15 - 09/02/19

Curriculum
Finance and General Purposes

Pay Sub Committee

 

Governor Register of Interests

 Governor               Name of Organisation
                                         
 Nature of Business  Nature of Interest Date   declared
Mrs Laura Swinerd

Surrey Independent Living Council

Voluntary Organisation

Employee

17/01/19

 

Mrs Angela Kelly

Positive Autism Support & Training 

 

Special Needs Jungle

Therapy Service

 

 

Charity

Self-employed

 

 

Volunteer

27/11/18

 

 

27/11/18

Mr Abdullah Al Medallah

No relevant interests declared

 

 

30/01/19

Mrs Bethan Emerson No relevant interests declared
Mr Steve Williams

Mustard Seed Autism Trust

Lost for Words Theater Company Ltd

Charity

Business

Trustee

Director

25/04/19

25/04/19

Mr David Vaughan

 

LIFT Academy Trust

 

Chertsey High School

 

Portesbery School

Education

 

Education

 

Education

Spouse is a Member

 

Spouse is a Governor

 

Spouse is Vice Chair

 

28/01/19

 

28/01/19

 

28/01/19

Mr Philip Leach Freemantles School Education Spouse employed in Outreach  28/11/18
Mrs Rebecca Smith No relevant interests declared     16/01/19
Mr Justin Price Farnham Heath End School Education Governor 16/01/19
Mrs Sian Lehrter

St Luke's School, Kingston

Robin Hood School, Kingston

City of London Academies Trust

 

Education

Education

 

Education

 

Clerk to Governors

Clerk to Governors

 

Director of Finance & Ops

01/10/18

01/10/18

 

01/10/18

Mrs Eileen Bruce

No relevant interests declared

 

 

23/04/19

Mrs Christine Gregory

Freemantles School

Education Daughter employed as support staff

24/09/18

Mrs Gina Davies

Gina Davies Autism Centre (incl running Attention Autism programme training)

Consultancy / Training Owner / Programme used in Freemantles

05/02/19

Mrs Kate Ball Freemantles School Education Brother's fiancee employed at school 19/09/18
Mr Julian Cox Freemantles School Education Son employed as bank support staff 01/05/18
Mrs Linda Casey No relevant interests declared      
Ms Karin Ferris No relevant interests declared      

Those who have held a Governing Body position in the last 12 months but are no longer governors:

Governor Name of Organisation  Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date declared
Mr Tony Parker  Mesosphere Inc. & Pivotal Labs Inc IT Software Shareholder 26/09/16

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings over the past 12 months:

Please refer to the current Constitution table above for governor initials

Codes                 
P: Present
IA: In attendance
AA: Apologies received, accepted
AN: Apologies received, not accepted
O: Not present, apologies not received
X: Not in office  

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

Governor 

01/10/18 27/11/18 05/02/19 29/04/19 09/07/19

Laura Swinerd

AA P P AA P

Angela Kelly

P P P P AA

Bethan Emerson

X X IA AA P

Abdullah Al Medallah

X X IA P P

Tony Parker

AA AA P X X

Rebecca Smith 

P P P P AA

 Philip Leach

P P P P P

 Justin Price

P P P P P

 Sian Lehrter

P P AA P AA

 Steve Williams

P P P P P

David Vaughan

AA P AA P P
Eileen Bruce AA P P P AA
Christine Gregory

AA

 P 

AA 

 P

AA 

Gina Davies P P P P AA

 Kate Ball

AA IA IA AA AA

Julian Cox

AA AA AA IA IA

 Linda Casey

IA IA IA IA IA

 Karin Ferris

IA IA IA IA IA

Curriculum Committee Meetings

 Governor  21/11/18 05/03/19 04/06/19

Laura Swinerd

P P P

Gina Davies

AA P AA

Bethan Emerson

X P P

Tony Parker

AA X X

Rebecca Smith

AA P P

Angela Kelly

P P P

Phil Leach

P AA P

Christine Gregory

AA P P
Eileen Bruce P P P

Justin Price

P P AA

Kate Ball

IA IA IA

 

 

Governor

25/09/18 19/11/18 28/01/19 02/04/19 25/04/19
Sian Lehrter P P P P AA
Steve Williams P P AA P P
Tony Parker AA P AA X X
David Vaughan P P P P P
Abdullah Al Medallah X X X P P
Justin Price P P P P P
Julian Cox IA AA AA AA AA
Kate Ball AA AA IA AA AA
Linda Casey IA IA IA IA IA
Karin Ferris IA IA IA IA IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and General Purposes

Committee Meetings