Our Governing Body
All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Executive Head, Head of School, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Executive Head and Head of School are, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
In March 2015 the governing body elected to reconstitute under the 2012 School Governance Regulations. We took this decision as it allowed us to change the numbers and types of governors we have and to appoint more people on the basis of the skills they could bring.
The governing body now consists of:
The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.
The governing body of Jeffries Primary is currently:
|Name||Appointed by||Category||Start date||End date||Register of interests|
|Mrs Sandra Darker||Staff Election||Staff||13/10/2014||12/10/2018||Completed|
|Mr Mark Porter||Governing Body||Co-opted||11/05/2015||10/05/2019||Completed|
|Mr Robert Gonouya||Parent Election||Parent||22/10/2015||21/10/2019|
|Ms Maura Mansfield||Governing Body||Co-opted||25/01/2016||24/01/2020||Completed|
|Mrs Sarah Parnell||Governing Body||Co-opted||08/09/2016||07/09/2020||Completed|
|Ms Teresa Green||Governing Body||Associate||08/09/2016||07/09/2020||Completed|
|Donna Boardman||Parent Election||Parent||07/12/2016||06/12/2020||Completed|
|John Chamberlain||Parent Election||Parent||12/12/2016||11/12/2020||Completed|
|Alexis Moon||Governing Body||Associate||12/12/2016||11/12/2020||Yes|
All Governors are members of the Combined Committee
Vice chair: Mark Porter
Clerk to Governors: Kerry Palmer
Quoracy: 50% (rounded up) of membership for FGB, 3 governors for Combined Committee.
Parents / carers can request an appointment to view minutes of Governor Meetings.