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Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Resources Committee (Finance, Human, Buildings/Equipment - 4 meetings per year)

Standards (Educational and other Achievement - 4 meetings per year)

Pay and Performance Panel (PPP) (Confidential Personnel Matters as needed)

 

All Governors attend the Full Governing Body Meetings (FGB)

 

Name

Responsibility & Associated Class

 

Term Ends

Status

Committee

Jacqui Kearney

 

Ongoing

Headteacher

All

Patricia Lattimer – Year 4

Health & Safety

RE (temp)

Safeguarding (temp)

 

30.09.2024

Chair of Governors

(Co-Opted)

Chair PPP

Julia Prince – Year 6

Maths

 

30.09.2024

Co-Opted

Standards

Nigel Smith – Reception Class

PE

 

16.12.2024

Local Authority

Chair Resources / PPP

Claire Kirton

Community Link Governor

 

24.03.2023

Associate

 

Ian Lee – Year 5

Science

 

02.10.2024

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted

Standards

Resources

Nick Bonner – Year 3

SEND and ICT

 

22.05.2023

Co-opted

Standards

Karin Taylor – Year 2

Maths Governor

 

01.09.2022

Co-opted

Standards / PPP

Laura Scawn

 

06.12.2021

Staff Elected

Standards

Martin Trepte – Year 1

GDPR

 

17.07.2023

Co-opted

Resources

Fariha Khan

 

 

11.12.2023

Parent Governor

Resources

Annie Cole

Ongoing

Ex-Officio Deputy Headteacher

Standards

Resources

 

Governor Vacancy

 

Parent Governor

 

 

Sarah Hutchinson

 

N/A

Clerk to the Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governance

 

Larchfield Primary and Nursery School is a Local Authority Maintained School. The Local Authority is the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

 

The Governing Body is the key strategic body of every school. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and must promote high standards of educational achievement.

 

Larchfield’s Governing Body was reconstituted in 2015 in accordance with the 2012 Constitution Regulations. As a result the Governing Body membership was reduced to eleven governors from five different categories as follows:

 

The Head Teacher by virtue of the role

 

Parent Governors (2) who are parents (or people with parental responsibility) of children in the school. Usually Parent Governors are elected by all the parents of children at the school, or, in certain circumstances can be appointed by the Governing Body.

 

Staff Governor (1) who is a member of the school’s employed staff and is elected by the employed staff of the school.

 

Local Authority Governor (1) who is nominated by the Local Authority but appointed by the Governing Body. No employed staff member can be the Local Authority Governor.

 

Co-opted Governors (6) who are appointed by the governing body because they have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

 

Each year the Governing Body elects a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from the eleven Governors.

 

There is a Clerk to the Governors. The Clerk is a paid post. Governors are unpaid.

 

In 2016 the Governing Body commissioned an audit of its governance from the local authority. As a result the Governing Body revised its committee structure. There are now two standing committees meeting at least three times each year. One committee (Resources) reviews and considers the school’s resources (human, financial and physical) and the other (Standards) reviews and considers the standards of the school’s educational and other achievements for pupils. All Governors meet together at least three times per year to review and consider all responsibilities. In addition, there is a panel of three governors who meet as required to deal with confidential matters of staff pay and performance. The Head Teacher sits on all the above groups.

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