Freemantles Primary

 

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 & Resources (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 David Vaughan. Governors can be contacted through the school office and consulted on any matter that concerns the Governing Body as a whole.

The Governing Body (GB) constitution

 

 

Term Start

Term End

Committee Membership & Roles 

Co-opted governors

Nominating Authority: Governing Body

Ms Suraiya Behardien  

25 Mar 2021

24 Mar 2025

Safeguarding Governor

Finance & Resources 

Pay Committee

Mrs Eileen Bruce  

03 Oct 2017

02 Oct 2021

Careers Governor 

Curriculum 

Pay Appeals

Mr Julian Cox  

04 Feb 2020

03 Feb 2024

Online Safety Governor

Finance & Resources

Pay Committee  

Mrs Christine Gregory  

03 Oct 2017

02 Oct 2021

  Curriculum 

Mr David Vaughan  

07 Feb 2021

06 Feb 2025

Chair of Governors

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

Finance & Resources (Chair)

Pay Appeals

Head's Appraisal

Vacancy (1)  

 

 

 

Headteacher

Nominating Authority: Appointed by virtue of office

Mr Justin Price  

 

 

 Finance & Resources

 Curriculum 

Local Authority Governors

Nominating Authority: Appointed by the LA

Mrs Laura Swinerd  

08 Feb 2021

07 Feb 2025

 Curriculum  (Chair)

Pay Committee

Parent governors

Nominating Authority: Elected by parents

Mrs Kellie Boyer  

14 Dec 2020

13 Dec 2024

Emotional Wellbeing (Mental Health) Governor 

Finance & Resources

Miss Sally Cormack  

14 Dec 2020

13 Dec 2024

Health & Safety Governor 

Finance & Resources

Mrs Bethan Emerson  

05 Feb 2019

04 Feb 2023

Vice-Chair  

Special Needs & Disability Governor

Curriculum 

Head's Appraisal

Mrs Becky Smith  

30 Sep 2019

29 Sep 2023

  Equality Governor

Looked After Children Governor

Curriculum 

Pay Appeals

Head's Appraisal

Staff governors

Nominating Authority: Elected by staff

Mr Tom Brierley  

28 Sep 2020

27 Sep 2024

 Curriculum  

Associate Members 

Nominating Authority: Appointed by the Governing Body (no voting rights)

Mrs Kate Ball  

19 June 2017

18 June 2021

Finance & Resources

 Curriculum 

Advisor

Nominating Authority: Appointed by the Governing Body (no voting rights)

Mrs Linda Casey  

01 September 2002

Ongoing

Finance & Resources

Clerk

Miss Karin Ferris  

01 April 2015

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

Mr Abdullah Al Medallah (AA)
Health & Safety Governor

05/02/19- 04/02/23

Finance and General Purposes

Mr Phil Leach (PL)

23/09/16 - 22/09/20

Curriculum

Mrs Gina Davies

06/02/18 - 05/02/22

 Curriculum

Mrs Angela Kelly (AK)
Safeguarding Governor

07/12/16 -

06/12/20

Curriculum / Pay Committee

 Mr Steve Williams (SW)
Chair

31/10/20 - 

24/02/21

 Finance and General Purposes
Pay Committee

Governor Register of Interests

 

Member

Confirmed

Entity

Nature

Notes

From

To

Mrs Kate Ball

associate member

 

 

Confirmed 21 Jan 2020

Freemantles School

 

Education 

 

Sister in law employed 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Suraiya Behardien

co-opted

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 22 Mar 2021

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

Mrs Kellie Boyer

 

 

 

Not confirmed

-

-

-

 

 

Mr Tom Brierley

 

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 28 Sep 2020

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Eileen Bruce

 

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 23 Sep 2020

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Linda Casey

 

 

 

Not confirmed

-

-

-

 

 

Miss Sally Cormack

 

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 10 Jan 2021

-

-

-

 

 

Mr Julian Cox

 

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 5 Oct 2020

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Bethan Emerson

 

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 28 Sep 2020

-

-

-

 

 

Miss Karin Ferris

 

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 6 Jan 2020

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Christine Gregory

 

 

Confirmed 5 Mar 2021

Freemantles

Education

Daughter Employed as a Lead/Step up teacher

01 Mar 17

 

Mr Justin Price

 

 

 

Confirmed 25 Nov 2019

Farnham Heath End School

Education

 Governor

01 Feb 17

 

Mrs Becky Smith

 

 

 

Nothing to declare: Confirmed 14 Oct 2020

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Laura Swinerd

 

 

 

Confirmed 19 Oct 2020

SILC Surrey Independent Living Council

Voluntary Organisation

 Employee

01 Mar 10

 

Mr David Vaughan

 

 

 

Confirmed 6 Jan 2020

LIFT Academy Trust

Education

Wife is a Member

 

 

Chertsey High School

Education

Wife is a SEN Governor

 

 

Portesbery Special School

Education

Wife is Vice Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Governor / Date Declared

Name of Organisation 

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Abdullah Al Medallah
30/01/19
No relevant interests declared

Philip Leach
28/11/18

Freemantles School Education Spouse employed in Outreach 

Gina Davies
05/02/19

Gina Davies Autism Centre (incl running Attention Autism programme training) Consultancy / Training Owner / Programme used in Freemantles

Angela Kelly
27/11/18

Positive Autism Support & Training 

Special Needs Jungle

Therapy Service

Charity

Self-employed

Volunteer

Steve Williams
25/04/19

Mustard Seed Autism Trust

Lost for Words Theater Company Ltd

Charity

Business

Trustee

Director

 

Governor Attendance

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 - 2020/21

Governor

28/09/20

19/10

30/11

01/02/21

26/04

21/06

Abdullah Al Medallah

P P X X X X

Kate Ball

IA AA IA

Tom Brierley

X P P

Eileen Bruce

P P P

Linda Casey

IA AA IA

Sally Cormack

X X X

Julian Cox

P AA P

Bethan Emerson

P P P

Karin Ferris

IA IA IA

Christine Gregory

P P P

Angela Kelly

P AA P

Philip Leach

P P X

Justin Price

P P P

Rebecca Smith 

P P P

Laura Swinerd

P P P

David Vaughan

P P P

Steve Williams

P P P

Full Governing Body Meetings - 2019/20

Governor

30/09/19

25/11

04/02/20

28/04

20/05

29/06

20/07

Abdullah Al Medallah

P AA AA AA P O O

Kate Ball

AA AA AA IA IA IA IA

Eileen Bruce

P P P P P P P

Linda Casey

IA IA IA IA IA IA AA

Julian Cox

IA AA IA P P P P

Gina Davies

P AA AA AA P P X

Bethan Emerson

P P AA P P P P

Karin Ferris

IA IA IA IA IA IA IA

Christine Gregory

P P P P P P P

Angela Kelly

P P P P P P P

Philip Leach

P P P AA P P P

Justin Price

P P P P P P P

Rebecca Smith 

P P P P P P P

Laura Swinerd

P AA P P P P AA

David Vaughan

P P P P P P P

Steve Williams

P P P P P P P

 Curriculum Committee Meetings 2020/21

Governor 

Laura Swinerd

Gina Davies

Bethan Emerson

Rebecca Smith

Angela Kelly

Phil Leach

Christine Gregory

Eileen Bruce

Justin Price

Kate Ball

 Curriculum Committee Meetings 2019/20

Governor 

15/11/2019

24/03/2020

19/05/2020

Laura Swinerd

AA Meeting cancelled due to COVID19 - urgent business dealt with in virtual FGB meetings only as per DfE guidance

Gina Davies

AA

Bethan Emerson

P

Rebecca Smith

P

Angela Kelly

P

Phil Leach

P

Christine Gregory

P

Eileen Bruce

P

Justin Price

P

Kate Ball

AA

Finance & Resources Committee Meetings 2020/21

Governor

21/09/2020

23/11

 

Steve Williams

AA P

David Vaughan

P P

Abdullah Al Medallah

O X

Justin Price

P P

Julian Cox

P AA

Kate Ball

IA IA

Linda Casey

IA IA

Karin Ferris

IA IA

Finance & Resources Committee Meetings 2019/20

Governor

14/10/2019

18/11

27/01/20

 Spring 2 / Summer 1 Meetings

16/07 

Steve Williams

P AA P Meetings cancelled due to COVID19 - urgent business dealt with in virtual FGB meetings only as per DfE guidance P

David Vaughan

P P P P

Abdullah Al Medallah

P AA AA AA

Justin Price

P P P P

Julian Cox

IA IA AA P

Kate Ball

AA AA AA AA

Linda Casey

IA IA IA IA

Karin Ferris

IA IA IA AA