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Kings Hill School Primary & Nursery

Inspired to believe, Inspired to achieve

GOVERNOR INFORMATION SECTION

ABOUT THE GOVERNING BODY 

Each Kings Hill School Governor has been carefully selected for their expertise and desire to improve education. Possessing a wide range of experience in education, senior business roles and other professions, their enthusiasm for the role remains undiminished. With many years of experience between them, the Governing Body works in partnership with the school to continue to excel the school with the ambition of being outstanding. 

What do we do?

Kings Hill School Governing Body, in common with all Governing Bodies, has three main functions:

  • We authorise and ensure clarity of the school vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • We hold the Head Teacher to account for the performance of the school and the achievement of the pupils.
  • We oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure that money is well spent.

 How do we do it?

There are a number of different models for Governance.  At Kings Hill School we use a “Hybrid” model which we believe is the most effective for our school.  We have five meetings of the Full Governing Body (FGB) each year. We also have the following committees:

  1. Finance and Resources
  2. Pay and Reward
  3. Health and Safety 

The committee of governors review each area against strategic targets set. 

Some governors also fulfil specific roles such as Safeguarding, Health and Safety or Special Educational Needs.

In addition, some governors volunteer to fulfil specific roles, such as being the Special Educational Needs governor, or the Health and Safety governor, or the link governor for a particular year or subject.

All current posts and holders are on the attached document.

What is the structure of our governing body?

The Governing Body of Kings Hill School - Primary and Nursery comprises 14 governors in total.  The membership is made up as follows: 

  • 2 Parent Governors – Parents/Carers of registered students at the School, elected by the parent body 
  • 1 Local Authority Governor – Nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Body 
  • 1 Staff Governor – A member of teaching or support staff at the School, elected by the staff body 
  • 1 Headteacher Governor – The Headteacher of the School 
  • 9 Co-opted Governors – Governors appointed by the Governing Body to make sure the school has the skills and experience that it needs

The Governing Body operates through a ‘hybrid’ Circle Model, with a Finance and Resources Committee, and a number of monitoring Governors or groups of Governors, including a group that monitors performance against the School Improvement Plan

Details of the current membership and membership over the past 12 months together with attendance over the academic year 2020/21 are set out below:

 

Kings Hill School Governing Board 2022

NAME / GOVERNOR TYPE

APPPOINTED BY

ROLE

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

START OF TERM OF OFFICE

END OF TERM OF OFFICE

ATTENDANCE FGB MEETINGS 2020/21

ATTENDANCE
COMMITTEE
MEETINGS
2020/21

BUSINESS INTERESTS
DECLARED

Alice Early

Headteacher Governor
Ex officio (by virtue of her post) Headteacher

Finance & Resources

1.9.15 N/A 6 of 7

F&R 3 of 4

Pay 1 of 1
Husband is Facilities Manager at Maplesden Noakes School

Claire Bermingham

Parent Governor
Elected by Parents Health & Safety, SDP monitoring Health & Safety Cttee, Pay Panel 4.12.20 3.12.24 5 of 5 N/A None Declared
Samantha Carlton Local Authority Governor Nominated by the LA and appointed by the Board 24.5.21

31.8.21

(resigned)
8 of 8

F&R 4 of 4

Pay 1 of 1

Carolyn Crowe

Co-opted Governor
Governing Board Training & Development Governor Finance & Resources Cttee 11.12.18 10.12.22 7 of 8 F&R 2 of 4 None Declared

Sam Delaney

Co-opted Governor
Governing Board HTPM Panel 23.5.18

31.12.21

(resigned)
7 of 8
Jagjit Dosanjh-Elton Co-opted Governor Governing Board Vice Chair of Governors

Finance & Resources (Vice Chair);

Pay Panel
23.5.18 22.5.22 8 of 8

F&R 3 of 4

Pay 1 of 1
Co-opted Member of Nominations, Staffing and Remuneration Committee, Greenwich University

Julie Finlay

Co-opted Governor
Governing Board 6.10.21

29.11.21

(resigned)
N/A

Kamara Heron

Co-opted Governor
Governing Board Safeguarding Governor 23.5.18   22.5.22 7 of 8 None Declared

Hasham Khan

Parent Governor
Elected by Parents 19.11.19

31.8.21

(resigned)
3 of 8

Emma Longley

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

SEND Governor

Pupil Premium/ vulnerable groups

SDP monitoring
HTPM Panel 25.1.21 24.1.25 6 of 8 None Declared

Nicola May

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

Chair of Governors Whistleblowing

Governor

SDP monitoring

HTPM Panel 10.10.20 9.10.24 8 of 8 Pay 1 of 1 None Declared

Rebecca Ratcliffe

Staff Governor

Elected by school staff Safeguarding governor, SDP monitoring 16.9.20 15.9.24 7 of 8 None Declared

David Older

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board

Finance Governor

Health & Safety Governor
Finance & Resources (Chair), Pay Panel 10.10.20 9.10.24 7 of 8 F&R 4 of 4 None Declared

Ceri Sheldrick

Co-opted Governor

Governing Board 2.10.19

31.8.21

(resigned)
7 of 8 F&R 3 of 4 None Declared

Dominic Thomas

Parent Governor

Elected by parents 23.9.21 22.9.25 N/A N/A Owner/Director of Cafas Ltd

Key Governor Documents

Instrument of Government

Governor Register of Interests

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