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 Full Governing Body meets four 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 Freemantles Development Plan. There are 2 main committees within the Governing Body: Curriculum, Learning, Emotional Wellbeing & Standards Committee (CLEWS) and Finance & Resources (includes Pay Sub Committee and Pay Appeals Panel). Committees meet twice per term. 

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

(First appointed

25 Mar 2021)   

25 Mar 2021

24 Mar 2025

Safeguarding Governor

Finance & Resources 

Pay Committee

Mrs Eileen Bruce

(First appointed 03 Oct 2017)  

03 Oct 2021

02 Oct 2025

Careers Governor 

Curriculum 

Pay Appeals

Mr Julian Cox

(First Appointed 06 Feb 2018)  

04 Feb 2020

03 Feb 2024

Online Safety Governor

Finance & Resources

Pay Committee  

Mrs Christine Gregory

(First Appointed 03 Oct 2017)  

03 Oct 2021

02 Oct 2025

  Curriculum 

Mr David Vaughan

(First Appointed 07 Feb 2017 )  

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

Mr Rob Thompson  

24 Nov 2022

 

Curriculum  

Parent governors

Nominating Authority: Elected by parents

Mrs Bethan Emerson  

05 Feb 2019

04 Feb 2023

Vice-Chair  

Special Needs & Disability Governor

Curriculum 

Head's Appraisal

 

Mrs Becky Smith  

17 Oct 2019

16 Oct 2023

Equality Governor

Looked After Children Governor

Curriculum 

Pay Appeals

Head's Appraisal 

Vacancy (1)   

 

 

 

Vacancy (2)  

 

 

  

 

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)

Miss Karin Ferris  

01 April 2015

Ongoing

Finance & Resources

Clerk

Miss Carole Gallant  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Mrs Laura Swinerd

08 Feb 2021/18 July 2022

Curriculum  (Chair)

Pay Committee

Mrs Kellie Boyer

14 Dec 2020/01 Nov 2022

Emotional Wellbeing (Mental Health) Governor 

Finance & Resources

Miss Sally Cormack

14 Dec 2020/01 Nov 2022

Health & Safety Governor 

Finance & Resources

 

 

 

Governor Register of Interests

 

Member / Date Declared

Entity

Nature

Notes

From

To

Mrs Kate Ball

Confirmed 14 Mar 2022

Freemantles School -Tianna Webb

 

Employee 

 

Sister in law employed 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Suraiya Behardien

Nothing to declare:

Confirmed 16 Apr 2021

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

Mrs Kellie Boyer

Not confirmed

-

-

-

 

 

Mr Tom Brierley

Nothing to declare:

Confirmed 04 Nov 2021

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Eileen Bruce

Nothing to declare:

Confirmed 11 Jul 2022

Cherry Trees

Trustee

Cherry Trees, School Lane, GU4 7RS. Charity Providing

 21 Jun 22

 

Mrs Linda Casey

Not confirmed

-

-

-

 

 

 

-

-

-

 

 

Mr Julian Cox

Nothing to declare:

Confirmed 06 Oct 2022

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Bethan Emerson

Nothing to declare:

Confirmed 08 Mar 2022

-

-

-

 

 

Miss Karin Ferris

Nothing to declare:

Confirmed 6 Jan 2020

-

-

-

 

 

Mrs Christine Gregory

Confirmed 5 Mar 2021

 

Freemantles

Education

Daughter Employed as a Lead

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 04 Nov 2021

-

-

-

 

 

Mr Rob Thompson

Confirmed 06 Oct 2022

 

Education & Leadership Consultant

Still active in this role

03 Oct 22

 

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

Mrs Laura Swinerd  SILC Surrey Indepedent Living Council Employee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance

Codes               
Y: Attended
N: Apologies Accepted
NA: Apologies received, not accepted
NS: No Apologies sent
?: Attendance Not marked
X: Not Required 

Full Governing Body Meetings - 2022/23

Governor

22/09/22

06/10

11/10

20/10

17/11

22/11

26/01

Kate Ball

Tom Brierley

Eileen Bruce

Linda Casey

Sally Cormack

Julian Cox

Bethan Emerson

Karin Ferris

Christine Gregory

Angela Kelly

Philip Leach

Justin Price

Rebecca Smith 

Laura Swinerd

Suraiya Behardien

Kellie Boyer

David Vaughan

Steve Williams

Full Governing Body Meetings - 2022/2023

Governor

30/09/19

25/11

04/02/20

28/04

20/05

29/06

20/07

Abdullah Al Medallah

Kate Ball

Eileen Bruce

Linda Casey

Julian Cox

Gina Davies

Bethan Emerson

Karin Ferris

Christine Gregory

Angela Kelly

Philip Leach

Justin Price

Rebecca Smith 

Laura Swinerd

David Vaughan

Steve Williams

 Curriculum Committee Meetings 2022/23

Governor 

Laura Swinerd

Bethan Emerson

Rebecca Smith

Tom Brierley

Phil Leach

Christine Gregory

Eileen Bruce

Justin Price

Kate Ball

 Curriculum Committee Meetings 2022/23

Governor 

Laura Swinerd

Gina Davies

Bethan Emerson

Rebecca Smith

Angela Kelly

Phil Leach

Christine Gregory

Eileen Bruce

Justin Price

Kate Ball

Finance & Resources Committee Meetings 2020/21

Governor

11/10/2022

22/22

06/02/2023

27/03

25/04

23/05

27/06

Steve Williams

David Vaughan

Abdullah Al Medallah

Justin Price

Julian Cox

Kellie Boyer

Sally Cormack

Suraiya Behardien

Kate Ball

Linda Casey

Karin Ferris

Finance & Resources Committee Meetings 2022/2023

Governor

11/10/2022

22/22

06/02/2023

27/03

25/04

23/05

27/06

Steve Williams

David Vaughan

Abdullah Al Medallah

Justin Price

Julian Cox

Kate Ball

Linda Casey

Karin Ferris