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Governance

Governing Body

Ann Bard (Chair) - Foundation Governor

Gina Bailey (Headteacher)

Revd. Richard Attew - Ex-officio Foundation Governor

Helen Ginger - Community Governor

Wendy Myers - Foundation Governor

Fr. Garry Neave (Vice Chair) - Foundation Governor

Revd. Christian Okeke - Foundation Governor

Vanessa Wheatland - Parent Governor

 

Clerk to the Governors - Karen Willis.

 

Governors who have left in the past 12 months:

Mary Evans

Tess Miller

You can contact any Governor or the clerk by sending a letter c/o St James' CofE Primary School, or send an email to admin@stjames-ceap-harlow.essex.sch.uk

St James CofE Primary School is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine School's Trust .

 

The ultimate responsibility for the school lies with the Board of the Trust. The Local Governing Board (LGB) is delegated most of the responsibility through its Scheme of Delegation.

Our core responsibilities are:

· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

· Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

· Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

· Strengthening and developing the Christian character of the school.

 

Full LGB meetings are held twice termly but governors also visit  the school to carry out their assigned roles and to join with it in celebrating success.

Ann Bard - Chair

A former primary headteacher  and SIAMS  (Church School) Inspector, Ann has also worked as Diocesan Schools Advisor. She brings a wealth of experience in school improvement to the Board.

 

Appointed 30th June 2017

Term of Office ends - 30th June 2019

 

Responsibility:  Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Admissions, HT Performance Management

 

Attendance 2017/18: 3/3 

Business Interests:  No interests declared

Relationship with members of school staff:  None

Other Educational establishments Governed: Trust Member of HILT

 

email: abard@stjames-ceap-harlow.essex.sch.uk

 

Rev. Richard AttewSchool Chaplain - Ex-officio Foundation Governor

Richard has been Chaplain and Governor at St. James' since 2015.  A former primary teacher, he wants all pupils to achieve their potential academically, socially and spiritually.  Richard is very aware of the pressures on school staff and works towards helping staff manage these.  

 

Appointed:  1st September 2015

Term of Office ends - 1st September 2019

 

Responsibilities:  RE, Christian Distinctiveness, Chaplain

 

Attendance 2017/18: 2/3

Business Interests:  No interests declared

Relationship with members of school staff:  None

Other Educational establishments Governed: Trust Member of HILT, Governor of Milwards

Helen Ginger - Community Governor

Appointed 31st August 2015

Term of Office ends - 31st August 2019

 

Responsibilities:  Pupil Premium, Maths

 

Attendance 2017/18: 2/3

Business Interests:  Headteacher of Stewards Academy

Relationship with members of school staff:  None

Other Educational establishments Governed: Stewards Academy

Wendy Myers - Foundation Governor

I joined the Governing Body in November 2017 having recently retired as Headteacher of a Primary Church of England Primary School of similar size and nature to St.James’.

Although retired I still would like to be involved in education and feel I have important skills to offer.

Prior to being appointed Headteacher I worked for twenty years as a class teacher in Primary education and then took up an appointment as an education adviser to schools in Essex particularly in and around Harlow. Within this role I worked in schools supporting them to develop their practice in literacy and in developing leadership and management.

I have always loved working with the children and took on a class teacher role on many occasions during my headship and it is working with the children that I miss most. I see being a school governor is essentially about ensuring that the children are at the centre of all that we do and that we support them through our Christian ethos to become well rounded independent individuals.

 

Appointed: 28th September 2017

Term of Office ends - 28th September 2021

 

Responsibilities:  SEND, Literacy

 

Attendance 2017/18:   2/2 

Business Interests:  None

Relationship with members of school staff:  None

Other Educational establishments Governed: None

Garry Neave, Vice Chair - Foundation Governor

Appointed 30th June 2017

Term of Office ends - 30th June 2019

 

Responsibility:  Finance, Admissions, HT Performance Management

 

Attendance 2017/18: 2/3 

Business Interests:  National FE and HE Policy Advisor, Church of England, Garry Neave Consultancy Solutions Ltd,

Relationship with members of school staff:  Family connection to Ann Bard

Other Educational establishments Governed: 

Rev. Christian Okeke - Foundation Governor

Appointed:  16th March 2017

Term of Office ends - 16th March 2021

 

Responsibilities:  Attendance, Parish / School links

 

Attendance 2017/18:  1/3

Business Interests:  No interests declared

Relationship with members of school staff:  None

Other Educational establishments Governed: None

 

Vanessa Wheatland - Parent Governor

Vanessa became a Parent Governor because she wanted to give something back to the school. Although she is currently a stay at home Mum, her past jobs have ranged from working in the library service to performance car driver training. Her hobbies include model making, geocaching and her allotment.

 

Appointed:  31st December 2016

Term of Office ends - 31st December 2020

 

Responsibilities:  SEND

 

Attendance 2017/18:  1/3

Business Interests:  No interests declared

Relationship with members of school staff:  None

Other Educational establishments Governed: None

 

Mary Evans - Community Governor

Appointed:  31st August 2014

Term of Office ended - 31st August 2018

Tess MillerAssociate Parent Member

Appointed:  31st August 2015

Term of Office ended - 31st August 2018

Meeting Dates for 2017/18

13th September 2018

10.30am Business Meeting

 

11th October 2018

10.30am, Local Governing Body

 

18th October 2018

9.30am Pay Committee meeting

 

29th November 2018

10.30am,  Local Governing Body

 

24th January 2019

10.30am, Local Governing Body

 

21st March 2019

10.30am, Local Governing Body

 

23rd May 2019

10.30am, Local Governing Body

 

11th July 2019

10.30am, Local Governing Body

 

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