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Seal Church Of England Primary School

Seal Church Of England Primary School

Governors

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 

Name

Role/ Responsibility

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 

Vice Chair 

Pupil Premium 

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

 

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