Every school has a governing board which represents the interests of the children, local community and wider public in the running of the school. Our Governing Body follows the circle model and meets six times a year. They work with the staff and the Local Education Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school.
An agenda is set for each meeting and will include the tasks which the governing body is required to consider, and the governing body may 'commission' assignments or activities arising from the business meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.
In addition to 'commissioning' activities or actions on their behalf, the governing body has delegated monitoring activities to 'monitoring pairs' or 'individuals'. this applies to statutory functions, and the priorities of the School Improvement Plan.
The Inspire Federation's governing board consists of members and is made up of Parent Governors, Local Authority Governors, Staff Governors, Foundation Governors and Co-opted Governors. This ensures that the governing board has sufficient diversity of views and experience to be both supportive and a questioning friend. The only committee is the Pay Committee, which overseas remuneration policies and practice.
Our Chair of Governors is Mr Scott Gasson; if you wish to contact him please speak with the school office who can pass on the relevant information. all members of the current body can be seen below.
There are three core functions pf a governing body as reflected in the OFSTED inspection handbook:
- Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders and ensuring statutory duties are met.
- Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school evaluation.
- Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including Pupil Premium, to raise standards.
Inspire Federation Governors
|Governor Type||Appointing Body||Term of Office||Declaration of Business Interests|
|Mr Scott Gasson||Chair||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||Manager at Biffa (current waste disposal provider)|
|Mrs Charlotte McIntyre||
|Co-opted||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Canon Anne Le Bas||Values||Foundation||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Mr Mark Drewitt||Co-opted||Governing Body||08.01.20- 08.01.24||None|
|Mr Ben Hulme||Foundation||Governing Body||08.01.20- 08.01.24||
Headteacher: St Pauls Primary
|Mr Paul Rickard||Co-opted||Governing Body||08.01.20- 08.01.24||None|
|Mrs Marion Gilchrist||Foundation||Governing Body||10.10.18- 9.10.2022||None|
|Mr James Walton||Data||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||Teacher: Lingfield College|
|Mr Stuart Kennaugh||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Mrs Suzie Darlington||Safeguarding||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Mrs Louise Donlon||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Mr Ty Stalberg||Health and Safety||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Mr Dan Frith||Sports||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||Chair: Churchill Primary School|
|Mrs Tamsin Jones||Staff||Elected by Staff||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Miss Jess Fermor||Associate||15.10.19-15.10.23||None|
|Mr Paul Harris||Parent||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Mr Steve Bird||Associate/LA||Governing Body||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Mrs Lorraine Butler||Associate||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Miss Katie McCann||Associate||19.7.18- 18.7.2022||None|
|Mrs Elizabeth Mitchell||99 years||Governor of St Pauls; trustee of CIO Sevenoaks Parntership; trustee of Endeavour Mat; Governor at Knole Academy|
Mrs A Watling stepped down July 2019
Mr P Thompson stepped down on 18 October 2019
Mr J Roberts stepped down December 2019
Inspire Federation Pay Committee
|Name||Role||Term of Office|
|Charlotte McIntyre||Vice Chair||19.7.18- 18.7.2022|
|Scott Gasson||Co-opted||19.7.18- 18.7.2022|
|Suzie Darlington||Co-opted||19.7.18- 18.7.2022|
|Steve Bird||Associate/LA||19.7.18- 18.7.2022|