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The Governing Body

 

The main responsibility of the Governing Body of Highwood Primary School is to determine the aims and conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

 

The governing body holds the school to account for the quality, standard and effectiveness of the teaching and learning. In practice, the governing body works with the Head Teacher to determine how the school should develop to ensure continued improvement, and with the Head and staff agrees plans, policies, targets and procedures that work towards that development. Our aim is to be supportive, yet challenging, in order to support the school and to promote its improvement effectively.

 

We welcome the involvement of parents, both as Parent Governors and through feedback. Contact can be made with the Chair of Governors, via the School Office. Individual governors bring their own experience and expertise to the group, and as a governing body we benefit from the skills of all our governors.

 

The Governors visit the school regularly and attend a Standards Committee Group and a Full Governing Body meeting twice a term. 

 

Highwood Safeguarding Statement

 

The Governing Body is committed to:

 

•      safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, of children and young people;

•      promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;

•      the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment

 

The names and responsibilities of our governors are;

 

Chair

Alan Oddy (Co-opted Governor) until 28/02/2023

 

Vice Chair 

Phillip Whettell (LA Governor) until 31/08/2020

 

Parent Governor

Vacancy

 

Co-opted Governors

David Donoghue until 31/12/2022

Mary Sargent until 6/11/2022

 

Staff Governor

Ashley Abbott until 17/04/2021

 

Executive Head

Nick Taylor

 

Head of School

Aedin Lipski

 

 

 

Name of Governor or Associate Member

Category of governor & term of office start & expiry date

Appointing body

e.g.

Governing Body;

Local Authority;

Foundation;

Diocese

Membership of committees

Positions of responsibility

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest

Including whether a governor at another school

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

Attendance record for 2017-2018

5 meetings

Mr Nick Taylor

Executive Head

Ex-Officio

FGB

Executive Head

None

None

Joined September 2018

Mr Alan Oddy

 

Co-opted

28/02/2019

28/02/2023

 

Governing Body

FBG

Chair

Class Link

None

None

5

Mrs Mary Sargent

Co-opted

6/11/2018

6/11/2022

Elected

FBG

 

None

None

4

Mr Phil Whettell

LA

30/08/2016

31/08/2020

Essex County Council

FBG

Standards Board

 

None

None

5

Mrs Ashley Abbott

Staff

01/04/2017

17/04/2021

Governing Body

FGB

 

None

None

4

Mr David Donoghue

Co-opted

31/12/2018

31/12/2022

Governing Body

FBG

Standards Board

Pupil Premium Governor

Safeguarding

None

None

5

Mrs Aedin Lipski

Head of School

Ex-Officio

FBG

Head of School

None

None

Joined September 2018

 

Parent

Vacancy

Governing Body

FBG

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Helen Hutchings

(resigned July 2018)

Headteacher

 

Ex-Officio

FBG

Headteacher

None

None

5

 

 

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