Welcome to Bowmansgreen’s Governing Body
As a school governor we are part of a corporate body known as the ‘Governing Body’, our role is to effectively run the school in partnership with the headteacher.
Our Governing Body has a vital role to play in ensuring every child receives the best possible education by driving up school and children’s performance . Our Governing Body is the key strategic decision-making body of school and we set the school’s strategic framework. As the Governing Body we agree the strategic priorities, aims and objectives for the school and sign off the policies, plans and targets in order to achieve them. We check on progress and regularly review the strategic framework for the school in the light of that progress.
The Governing Body leaves the running of the school to the headteacher, which is the only appointment we make. It is our role to support and strengthen the headteacher’s leadership and to hold them accountable for the performance of children and staff. This is particularly important in relation to the educational performance of the school.
As Governors we need to know our school. We do this through visits to see the school in action, we check that the school is implementing the policies and improvement plans we sign off, and see for ourselves how the vision and plans for the school are working in practice. While it is helpful to see classes at work, Governors are not inspectors and it is not our role to assess the quality or method of teaching.
All our Governors bring with them a range of different skills and experiences. Decisions are taken by the whole Governing Body, but to make the best use of everyone’s time and expertise, all Governors also join one of two committees. Committees work on particular aspects of school life and present their recommendations to the Governing Body for approval or discussion. These committees also meet in each half term, and are:
- Behaviour and attendance
- Curriculum and school improvement
- Standards and achievement
Our Body consists of:
- Parent Governors – elected from and by parents and carers of children in the school
- Local Authority Governor – nominated by Hertfordshire County Council
- Staff Governor – representative of teaching and support staff, who is elected by their colleagues.
- Co-opted Governors – are appointed by the GB on the basis that they have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
- Associate Members – Associate members are not governors, and do not have a vote at full governing body meetings. However, they are entitled to attend those meetings and to be sent the papers for them. They have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
|Name||Responsibility||Position||Committee||Term of Office|
|Anna Lippa||Headteacher||Headteacher||Resources & Effectiveness||01.09.16|
|James Braddy||Curriculum||Co-opted Governor||Effectiveness||16.05.18 to 15.05.22|
|Mark Rushforth||Health and Safety||Staff Governor||Resources||01.10.19 to 30.09.23|
|Karen Penn||Chair of the FGB, Data, Monitoring & Assessment Link||Co-opted Governor||Resources & Effectiveness||01.09.19 to 31.08.23|
|Richard Patterson||SEN and More Able||Parent Governor||Effectiveness||23.10.18 to 22.10.22|
|Emily Warr||Health and Safety||Co-opted Governor||Resources||13.12.17 to 12.12.21|
|Janet Matthews||Governor Training & Development||Co-opted Governor||Resources||12.12.18 to 11.12.22|
|Patricia Jones||Community||Co-opted Governor||Resources||15.05.19 to 14.05.23|
|LizAnn Petch||Committee Chair, Pupil Premium, CLA and Safeguarding||Co-opted Governor||Effectiveness||06.02.18 to 05.02.22|
|Clare Golding||Associate Member||Effectiveness||13.09.17 to 13.09.21|
Associate members have voting rights in the committee to which that person is appointed (as determined by the governing body).
Within the previous 12 months the following individuals have served on the Governing Body:
|Name||Responsibility||Position||Committee||Term of Office|
|Philip Clark||Committee Chair and Finance||Parent Governor||Resources||03.05.16 to 02.05.20|
|Linda Forbes||Curriculum||LEA Governor||Effectiveness||28.04.16 to 27.04.20|
|Colin Gentleman||Co-opted Governor||Resources|
|Paul Rosen||Personal Development and Behaviour||Co-opted Governor||Resources||19.07.17 to 18.07.21|
|Abigail Bude||Safeguarding Link||Parent Governor||Effectiveness||01.09.14 to 31.08.18|
Relevant Business Interests
As a Governing Body we are required to declare any relevant business interests including any other governor roles at other educational settings and any relationships between governors and members of the school staff. These are as follows:
All Governors: no declared interests
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Dates of Governor Meetings 2020 – 2021
|Wed 30 Sep 2020||18:30||20:30||Bowmansgreen Primary School||Full governing board|
|Wed 14 Oct 2020||18:30||21:00||Resources Committee||Resources Committee|
|Wed 21 Oct 2020||18:30||21:00||School Effectiveness Committee||School Effectiveness Committee|
|Wed 18 Nov 2020||18:30||21:00||School Effectiveness Committee||School Effectiveness Committee|
|Wed 25 Nov 2020||18:30||21:00||Resources Committee||Resources Committee|
|Wed 09 Dec 2020||18:30||20:30||Bowmansgreen Primary School||Full governing board|
|Wed 13 Jan 2021||18:30||21:00||School Effectiveness Committee||School Effectiveness Committee|
|Wed 20 Jan 2021||18:30||21:00||Resources Committee||Resources Committee|
|Wed 03 Feb 2021||18:30||20:30||Bowmansgreen Primary School||Full governing board|
|Wed 03 Mar 2021||18:30||21:00||School Effectiveness Committee||School Effectiveness Committee|
|Wed 10 Mar 2021||18:30||20:30||Resources Committee||Resources Committee|
|Wed 24 Mar 2021||18:30||21:00||Bowmansgreen Primary School||Full Governing Board|
|Wed 05 May 2021||18:30||21:00||Resources Committee||Resources Committee|
|Wed 19 May 2021||18:30||20:30||Bowmansgreen Primary School||Full governing board|
|Wed 16 Jun 2021||18:30||21:00||School Effectiveness Committee||School Effectiveness Committee|
|Wed 23 Jun 2021||18:30||21:00||Resources Committee||Resources Committee|
|Wed 14 Jul 2021||18:30||20:30||Bowmansgreen Primary School||Full governing board|