GOVERNORS

NEWS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY - April 2017

 

As you will have seen from letters home and posts on the facebook page; we have been having a bit of a recruitment drive for Governors since the start of the year. We were absolutely delighted to welcome seven guests to our last Full Governing Body meeting all of whom are interested in joining the team. I am confident we will soon be at full capacity. We have also been very happy to welcome Darren Grimsted onto the Governing Body who joins us as a Co-opted Governor with immediate effect.

 

Despite our reduced numbers Governors have continued to work with school and as well as our usual meetings for Finance and Learning & Development there have been monitoring visits at the Westborough Satellite, with the Nurture Group and to look at Assessment & Marking.

 

On behalf of the Governors I would like to wish you all a safe and happy Easter Break.

 

Alison White ~ Chair of Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structure and remit of the governing body

 

The Governing Body of Bower Grove School consists of:

The term of office for all the above governors is 4 years

 

Vacancies - Click here for more information and how to apply

 

Associate Members are appointed on an annual basis if required and do not have any voting rights

 

All Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to Governors via the school office

The Chair of the Governing Body for 2016/2017 is Mrs Alison White

The Vice Chair of Governors post is Miss Annette Scott

The Safeguarding Governor for 2016/17 is Miss Annette Scott

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please send an email to: governors@bower-grove.kent.sch.uk  

 

The Governing body operates with a ‘Three Teams Model’ with a Finance and Resources Team, a Learning and Development Team and a Strategy Team.  The Strategy Team incorporates a team of 3 governors who monitor behaviour throughout the school and who report back to the Strategy Team.

 

 

Name
Date of appointment
Category of Governor
Appointed by
Date Governor stepped down
Team Membership
Business Interests
Mrs Victoria Bagley
01/01/2015
Co-opted
Governing Body
N/A
Learning & Development
Oakleaf Heating Ltd
Mr Dominic Berry
01/01/2015
Parent
Parents
November 2016
None
None
Miss Chloe Best
01/07/2016
Co-opted
Governing Body
N/A
Finance
None

Mr Darren Grimstead
01/03/2017
Co-opted
Governing Body
N/A
Strategy
None

Mrs Moira Dawe
24/05/17
Parent
Parents
N/A
Strategy
None

Mrs Katherine Candy
24/05/17
Staff
Staff
N/A
Learning and Development
None

Vacancy
Mr Mike Codling
01/05/2014
Co-opted
Governing Body
N/A
Finance
None
Vacancy
Mrs Deborah Ellis
01/02/2016
Parent
Parents
November 2016
None
None
Mrs Zenia Ford
07/04/2014
Co-opted
Governing Body
N/A
Learning & Development
None
Mr Matt Hill
11/03/2013
Staff
Staff
March 2017
Strategy
None
Mrs Pam Jameson
01/01/2015
Foundation
KSENT
February 2017
Learning & Development
None
Mr Howard Law
30/11/16
Parent
Parents
N/A
Finance
Chair
Balfour Beatty CS UK
Mrs Tracey Patey-Ford
01/01/2015
Co-opted
Governing Body
January 2017
None
None

Mrs Dawn Smith
24/05/17
Co-opted
Governing Body
N/A
Strategy
None
Miss Annette Scott
01/01/2015
Foundation
KSENT
N/A
Vice Chair
Learning & Development (Chair)
Strategy
None
Mrs Lynn Salter
01/09/2015
Headteacher
N/A
N/A
Attends all Team meetings
Tustee & Director KSENT
Director KSST
Mrs Alison White
(Chair)
01/01/2014
Co-opted
Governing Body
N/A
Finance
Strategy (Chair)
Behaviour
Director & Shareholder John White Vehicle Repairs Ltd
KSENT Board Trustee
Director KSST
Mrs Josephine Cousins
2006
Local Authority
Governing Body
September 2016
Safeguarding
Finance
Strategy
None
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Mrs Marion Cleave
23/09/2015
Associate
Governing Body
N/A
Learning & Development
Strategy
None
Mrs Hazel Dalton
23/09/2015
Associate
Governing Body
N/A
Finance
Strategy
Roger Dalton, Plumbing & Heating Engineer
Daughter-in-law  an employee of the school
Mrs Donna Shalders
23/09/2015
Associate
Governing Body
N/A
Learning & Development
None
Mrs Josephine Cousins

21/09/16

Associate
Governing Body

N/A
As required
None

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NEWS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY - May 2017

We have welcomed some new Governors to the team this term: Mr Grimsted, Mrs Dawe and Mrs Candy. We are looking forward to working together and are grateful to them for volunteering their time to the school. This term there have been the regular Governor meetings for Finance, Learning & Development, Strategy and Behaviour but a highlight has been our first Governor "In-Day". On this day the school hosted a team of Governors and we were able to join the School Leaders on a Learning Walk visiting lessons across the school. We also enjoyed lunch with the pupils and carried out some of our annual monitoring. This was a hugely enjoyable day and we were pleased to see school in action. It proved to be a very successful way for Governors to monitor many areas of the school and is an activity we hope to repeat in the next academic year.

On behalf of the Governors I would like to wish all our staff, pupils and their families a safe and happy break.

 

Alison White ~ Chair of Governors