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Meet our Governors

Inclusive Learning Federation Governing Body

Person                                                   

Governor Type

Appointed

           Term           

Dr Diane Elleman

Executive Headteacher

17.12.2018 16.12.2022

Mr Paul Hussey

LA appointed - Chair of Governors

17.12.2018

16.12.2022

Mr Peter Brant

Co-opted - Joint Vice Chair (BVS) 17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Mrs Debola Duze Co-opted - Joint Vice Chair (PCS) 17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Miss Lisa Vincent

Co-opted - Head of School

Bradwell Village 

17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Mrs Gill Cash

Co-opted - Head of School

Priory Common 

17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Mrs Amanda Brown Staff Appoiinted 17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Miss Nicola Green Parent Appointed 17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Mrs Claire Hickman Parent Appointed 17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Mrs Puhalya Vimalanathan Co-opted 17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Mrs Victoria Asiedu-Dompreh Co-opted 17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Mrs Amanda Anderson Co-opted 17.12.2018 16.12.2022
Mr Paul Airey Co-opted 12.03.2020 11.03.2024
Mr Vishal Dhoke Co-opted 12.03.2020 11.03.2024
Ms Kirsty Mills Co-opted 12.03.2020 11.03.2024

September 2020

Should you wish to contact a Governor, this can be done through the school office.

The Value of School Governance

Governing Boards make decisions, which are in the best interests of the children. Keeping the decision-making as close as possible to those that are affected by the decisions makes for sound and efficient leadership and governance. The current government’s commitment to the ‘Big Society’ supports this, and the school governance model fits into this concept neatly. Fulfilling the role of a school governor is, therefore, both a serious undertaking and enormously rewarding. Not only do governors bring their own knowledge and skills to the role, but, in learning how schools are run, they often develop their understanding of leadership. The majority of employers appreciate this and are supportive of their staff taking on the responsibility. In addition, contributing to the growth and development of a school and seeing tangible improvements in the attainment and well-being of the children is a satisfying and important contribution to the local community.

The Role of the Governing Board

The Governing Boards responsible for the conduct of the school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement. It is the school’s accountable body and as such:

  • Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the Executive Headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures; 

  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Executive Headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;

  • Signs off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition, it holds the Executive Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.

 In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how the school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know the school community, for example through a small number of visits to the school during the school day. Governors need to work together as a team, under the leadership of the Chair of the Governing Board. If you would like to find out more about being a governor please contact school on 01908 318088. 

Meetings

Our Governing Board meets formally a minimum of three times a year. Meeting dates are usually set well in advance and meetings generally last between two and three hours. Governors are expected to be well prepared for these meetings and attendance is expected, with apologies only for good reasons.

The Governing Boarddelegates work to two committees (Teaching & Learning and Finance & Resources) and/or working parties and task groups, which meet between the Governing Board meetings. In addition some governors volunteer to fulfil specific roles, such as being the Special Educational Needs governor, or the Health and Safety governor, or the link governor for a particular year or subject. Most governors arrange a couple of shorter visits to school and classrooms focusing on key priorities so that they can see how the school is addressing issues identified for development. In addition, informal visits to special events such as drama productions and sports day are encouraged.

Minutes of Governor Meetings and Attendance

Please find more information about the governors here.