Information about the role of the Governing Body
The governing body of Eastlands Primary School conducts its business to take account of the three roles outlined in the Governors’ Handbook:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and senior leadership team.
The composition of the governing body
The governing body has re-constituted for September 2015. It comprises 11 governors in total. Every governor appointed to the governing body is appointed on the basis of the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. The number of governors in each category is determined through the Instrument of Government and is currently:
- 1 head teacher
- 1 elected staff governor
- 3 elected parent governors
- 1 local authority governor
- 5 co-opted governor
There is currently one vacancy on the governing body.
Eastlands Primary School - Governing Body Membership Details
|Name||Type of Governor||Appointed By||Term of Office||Pecuniary & Personal Interests||Attendance 2017-18|
|James Holmes||Parent/Chair of Governors||Parents||January 2016-January 2020||Two children who attend the Before & After School Club||7/7|
|Stuart Dodds||Parent||Parents||January 2017-January 2021||None||5/7|
|Kevin Pickering||Parent||Parents||January 2017-January 2021||None||3/7|
|Amy Shipp||Staff||Staff||January 2017-January 2021||Nursery teacher at Eastlands||7/7|
|Paul Albon||LA||Local Authority||July 2016-July 2020||Children will be applying for a nursery place in 2019/20||6/7|
|Ian Bates||Co-opted/Vice Chair||Governing Body||July 2015-July 2019||Parent Governor at Bilton C of E Junior School||5/7|
|Andy Roughton||Co-opted||Governing Body||January 2018-January 2022||Vice Chair of Governors at Kingsway Community Primary School||4/4|
|Linda Jones||Co-opted||Governing Body||January 2018-January 2022||None||2/4|
|Elizabeth Abisola Olupitan||Co-opted||Governing Body||January 2018-January 2022||None||2/4|
|Samantha Warrington||Associate Member||Governing Body||N/A||None||6/7|
Governing Body Terms of Reference 2016 - 2017
Governor Impact Log 2016-17 click HERE
Register of governors’ interests (From September 2016)
The attached document sets out the following:
- relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern
- relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives
2018 - 2019 click HERE
2017 - 2018 click HERE
2016 - 2017 click HERE
2015 - 2016 click HERE
Click HERE to view training courses attended by governors.
Meetings of the governing body
full governing body meets seven times a year now with no committee meetings.
The full governing body meets seven times a year; all meetings are clerked.
Records of Governors' attendance at meetings:-
2017-2018 click HERE
2016 - 2017 click HERE
2015-2016 click HERE
How to become a governor
For further details about our vacancies on our governing body please contact our Clerk.