Key Information

School Governors

Schooll governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as parents, the Staff, the local authority (LA), the Community and other groups.

Governors are responsibile for promoting high standards, setting targets, the school’s finances, the curriculum, appointments, reviewing performance and pay and much more.  For a full list of governors, their roles and term, their pencuniary and business interests and attendance click here.
We have two committees – Curriculum and General Purposes and Finance and Pay Committee

PARENT GOVERNORS – selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school.

STAFF GOVERNORS – selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS – appointed by the governing body to serve the needs of the school

LA GOVERNORS – appointed by the Local Authority

School Governors are:
Headteacher – Oliver Woodward
Teacher Governor – Stella Marshall

Parent Governors are:
Steve Plesniak (link governor for Behaviour, safety and welfare)
Tom Best (Chair and link governor for Outcomes and Pupil Premium)
Gwen Wright (link governor for Outcomes and Pupil Premium)
Nilima Khatun
Stephanie Collins (link governor for Maths Mastery – SIP priority 1)
Nayia Yiakoumaki (link governor for Inclusion)

Co-opted Governors are:
Russel Viegas (link governor for Behaviour, safety and welfare)
Alan Russell
Trevor Clein
Jordan Cott
Ingrid Chen
Nathaniel Bellio (link governor for The Wow Factor – SIP priority 2)

LA Governors are:
Juliana Iwobi (link governor for Child Protection and Health and Safety)

We have two committees which meet regularly.  They are the Curriculum and General Purposes Committee and the Finance and Pay Committee.

Curriculum and General Purpose Committee
Oliver Woodward
Tom Best
Ingrid Chen
Stephanie Collins – Chair
Steve Plesniak
Stella Marshall

Finance and Pay Committee
Trevor Clein
Juliana Iwobi
Alan Russell
Gwen Wright – Chair
Oliver Woodward
Nathaniel Bellio
Jordan Cott

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