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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:

Effectiveness:  

  • Behaviour and attendance
  • Curriculum and school improvement
  • Standards and achievement

Resources:

  • Finance
  • Site
  • Personnel
  • Communication

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. 
NameType of GovernorRolesCommitteeTerm StartsTerm Ends
Mrs LizAnn PetchCo-opted governorViceChairEffectiveness

Pay

06 Feb 201805 Feb 2022
James BroadwellParent governorGovernor Recruitment, Education & TrainingResources15 Mar 202114 Mar 2025
Miss Anna LippaHeadteacherHeadteacherEffectiveness

Resources

Mr Tony MajorParent governorResources15 Mar 202114 Mar 2025
Mrs Janet MatthewsCo-opted governorJoint Vice ChairResources12 Dec 201811 Dec 2022
Mrs Karen PennCo-opted governorChairEffectiveness

Resources

01 Sep 201931 Aug 2023
Rebecca RobertsonOtherBusiness Manager
Mr Mark RushforthStaff governorResources01 Oct 201930 Sep 2023
Mr James BraddyCo-opted governorEffectiveness16 May 201815 May 2022
Miss Claire GoldingAssociate MemberEffectiveness13 Sep 202112 Sep 2025
Sue McClintonClerkFull Governing Board
Mrs Trish HamillClerkEffectiveness

Resources

Reverend Patricia JonesCo-opted governorEffectiveness15 May 201914 May 2023
Debbie PittCo-opted governorEffectiveness11 Dec 201910 Dec 2023

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:

Emily WarrCo-optedHealth and SafetyResources13 Dec 201712 Dec 2021
Richard PattersonParent GovernorSEN and More AbleEffectiveness23 Oct 201822 Oct 2022

Meet our Governors

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.

Bowmansgreen Primary School Governor Declarations of Interest

Meeting attendances

Full Governing Body Attendance Record 2020 – 2021

Full Governing Body Attendance Record 2019 – 2020

Full Governing Body Attendance Record 2018 – 2019

Full Governing Body and Committees Attendance Record 2017-2018 V5

Full Governing Body and Committees Attendance Record 2016-2017

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Dates of Governor Meetings 2021 – 2022

DateStartEndCommitteeMeeting
Wed 29 Sep 202118:3020:30Bowmansgreen Primary SchoolFull Governing Board
Wed 6 Oct 202118:3020:30School Effectiveness CommitteeSchool Effectiveness Committee
Wed 20 Oct 202118:3020:30Resources CommitteeResources Committee
Wed 24 Nov 202118:3020:30Bowmansgreen Primary SchoolFull Governing Board
Wed 1 Dec 202118:3020:30Resources CommitteeResources Committee
Wed 8 Dec 202118:3020:30School Effectiveness CommitteeSchool Effectiveness Committee
Wed 19 Jan 202218:3020:30School Effectiveness CommitteeSchool Effectiveness Committee
Wed 26 Jan 202218:3020:30Resources CommitteeResources Committee
Wed 2 Feb 202218:3020:30Bowmansgreen Primary SchoolFull Governing Board
Wed 2 Mar 202218:3020:30School Effectiveness CommitteeSchool Effectiveness Committee
Wed 9 Mar 202218:3020:30Resources CommitteeResources Committee
Wed 23 Mar 202218:3020:30Bowmansgreen Primary SchoolFull Governing Board
Wed 4 May 202218:3020:30Resources CommitteeResources Committee
Wed 18 May 202218:3020:30Bowmansgreen Primary SchoolFull Governing Board
Wed 22 Jun 202218:3020:30School Effectiveness CommitteeSchool Effectiveness Committee
Wed 29 Jun 202218:3020:30Resources CommitteeResources Committee
Wed 29 Jun 202218:3020:30Resources CommitteeResources Committee
Wed 13 Jul 202218:3020:30Bowmansgreen Primary SchoolFull Governing Board