Freemantles School

Freemantles School

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Governors

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 12 members; 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor plus the Headteacher, 4 Parent Governors and 5 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
Special Needs Governor 

Parent Governors
Elected by parents   

 

 

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

Curriculum
Pay Sub Committee

Safeguarding Governor

Vacancy

 

Mr Tony Parker (TP)

10/02/15 - 09/02/19

Curriculum
Finance and General Purposes

Pay Sub Committee

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
Children Looked After Governor

Mrs Eileen Bruce (EB)

03/10/17 - 02/10/21 

Curriculum 

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 

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

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 Neil Jobes (NJ) 

27/06/17 - 29/06/18

Curriculum
Safeguarding Governor 

 

Governor Register of Interests

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

Surrey Independent Living Council

Craig Swinerd

Voluntary Organisation

Property Maintenance

Independent Living Advisor

Spouse's business

29/09/15

06/10/16

Mrs Angela Kelly

Positive Autism Support & Training / Healthy Happy Me

Special Needs Jungle

Education Consultancy/Training

 

Charity

Employee

 

 

Member

15/01/17

 

 

15/01/17

Mr Steve Williams Mustard Seed Autism Trust Charity Trustee 25/09/16
Mr David Vaughan

DNV Consultancy Services Ltd

Babcock 4S

 

SEND Teaching School

Chertsey High School, Portesbery School

Linden Hill Free School

Management & Education Consultants

Education Support

 

Education Training

Education


Education

Director / Shareholder

 

Spouse has associate contract

Spouse is a trainer

Spouse is a Governor

 

Spouse is Chair of Governors Designate

25/04/17

 

 

25/04/17

 

25/04/17

25/04/17

 

25/04/17

Mr Tony Parker Mesosphere Inc. & Pivotal Labs Inc IT software Shareholder 26/09/16
Mr Philip Leach No relevant interests declared      
Mrs Rebecca Smith No relevant interests declared      
Mr Justin Price Farnham Heath End School Education Governor 26/09/16 
Mrs Sian Lehrter

Finance and Management for Education Ltd

Dulwich Hamlet Educational Trust

Recreation Ltd

Consultancy


Multi-academy Trust

 

Toy company

Finance/Management Education Consultant

Clerk to boards within the Trust

Shareholder

26/09/16

 

26/09/16

 

25/09/16

Mrs Eileen Bruce

No relevant interests declared

 

 

08/12/17 

Mrs Christine Gregory

Freemantles School

Education Daughter employed as support staff

18/11/17 

Mrs Gina Davies

 

 

Mrs Kate Ball Freemantles School Education Brother employed as a teacher 26/09/16
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 Neil Jobes No relevant interests declared 25/09/17

 

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 

28/11/17 06/02/18 30/04/18 26/06/18 01/10/18

Laura Swinerd

AA P P AA AA

Angela Kelly

P P P P P

Neil Jobes

P AA P O X

Tony Parker

AA P AA P AA

Rebecca Smith 

P P AA P P

 Philip Leach

P P P AA P

 Justin Price

P P P P P

 Sian Lehrter

AA P P AA P

 Steve Williams

P P P P P

David Vaughan

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

AA

Gina Davies X A P P P

 Kate Ball

IA IA IA IA AA

Julian Cox

X IA IA IA AA

 Linda Casey

IA IA IA IA IA

 Karin Ferris

IA IA IA IA IA

Curriculum Committee Meetings

 Governor  14/03/18 06/06/18 21/11/18

Laura Swinerd

P P

Tony Parker

P P

Rebecca Smith

P P

Angela Kelly

P AA

Phil Leach

P AA

Christine Gregory

P P
Eileen Bruce P P

Justin Price

P AA

Kate Ball

IA IA

 

 

Governor

22/01/18 26/03 23/04 11/06 25/09 19/11
Sian Lehrter P P P P P P
Steve Williams P AA P AA P P
Tony Parker AA P P AA AA P
David Vaughan P P AA P P P
Neil Jobes P P P AA X X
Justin Price P P P P P P
Julian Cox X X X IA IA AA
Kate Ball IA IA IA IA AA AA
Linda Casey IA IA IA IA IA IA
Karin Ferris IA IA IA IA IA IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and General Purposes Committee Meetings