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The role of the school governor and governing bodies

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

 

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

 

Recent work of Eldon Primary School Governors:

To work with the School to develop and put into practice the vision and strategies needed to provide high quality education and support to local and incoming children between the ages of 0 and 11 and to assist parents and carers to achieve their aspirations for their children.

 

To help and support the School as a critical friend and provide the critical scrutiny which is required to guarantee the best education to children of all abilities through the best use of human, physical and financial resources.

 

To ensure the safeguarding, security and wellbeing of pupils.

 

To help develop a School community of which everyone can feel they are an equal part.

 

To champion the School and the community at meetings with the Member of Parliament, the Leader of Enfield Council, Enfield's Director of Children's Services, the Chief Education Officer and others.

 

To have brought together the Infant and Junior phases as Eldon Primary School so that we are better positioned to meet the needs, expectations and aspirations of pupils, parents, carers and the community, now and in the future.

 

To have reorganised the Governing Body so that it can work even more effectively on behalf of all members of the School community.

 

To work with Enfield Council and School leadership to finance and build a new dining centre which will also offer new community facilities and  allow the School to extend its operation as a community hub - not only during the school day and school terms but also in the evenings, in the school holidays and at the weekends.

 

To strengthen the Children's Centre so that it can offer even wider social and health services to children of pre-school age and their families.

 

To expand nursery school provision to meet local needs.

 

To be committed to being accessible and responsive to all members of the School community.

 

Vision and Strategy of the Governing Body of Eldon Primary School

  • To work with the new Primary School to develop and put into practice the vision and strategies needed to provide high quality education and support to local and incoming children between the ages of 0 and 11 and to assist parents and carers to achieve their aspirations for their children.
  • To help and support the school as a critical friend and to provide the critical scrutiny which is required to guarantee the best education for children of all abilities through the best use of human, physical and financial resources.
  • To ensure the safeguarding, security and wellbeing of pupils and staff.
  • To help develop a school community of which everyone can feel they are an equal part.
  • To champion the school and its community at meetings with the Member of Parliament, the Leader of Enfield Council, Enfield’s Director of Children’s Services, the Chief Education Officer and others.
  • To work with Enfield Council, the Local Authority and school leadership to finance and build a new dining centre which will also offer new community facilities and allow the school to extend its role as a community hub – not only during the school day and school terms but also in the evenings, in thev school holidays and at the weekends.
  • To strengthen the Children’s Centre so that it can offer even wider social and health services to children of pre-school age and their families.
  • To further expand nursery school provision to meet local needs.
  • To commit to being accessible and responsive to all members of the school community.

 

 

Governing Body Register of Business Interests

Eldon Primary School

Number of Governors: 11 Vacancies: 2

From 1st September 2017

Term of office is 4 years unless otherwise indicated below

 

 

Name

 

Full Governing

Body Members

Term of Office

Governor

Category

Achievement
Committee

Resources
Committee

Children’s
Centre

Interest/inc.
Governorships of
other schools

Relationships

Date (as at)

Mr Bob Eves (Chair)

10.09.15 – 09.09.19

Co-opted

*

(Chair)

 

 

Trinity Court N21 Ltd.

Director

14th Sept 2017

Mr Daniel Donaghy

(Vice Chair)

15.07.15 – 14.07.19

Parent

 

*

(Chair)

 

None

 

14th Sept 2017

Ms Jane Flynn

 

Headteacher

*

*

*

None

 

14th Sept 2017

Mr Sam Japal

10.09.15 – 09.09.19

Co-Opted

 

*

 

None

 

14th Sept 2017

Mrs Gill Newbury

10.09.15 – 09.09.19

Co-opted

 

*

*

None

 

14th Sept 2017

Mrs Carolyn Bathija

15.07.15 – 14.07.19

Staff

*

 

 

None

 

14th Sept 2017

Mrs Judith Abuwa

15.07.15 – 14.07.19

Parent

*

 

 

None

 

14th Sept 2017

Mrs Judy Ellerby

15.07.15 – 14.07.19

LA

*

 

*

Governor of Eversley Primary School

 

14th Sept 2017

Mrs Vivienne Nicholas

26.11.15 – 25.11.19

Co-opted

 

*

 

TBC

 

14th Sept 2017

Mr John Manix

14-09-17

Co-opted

*

 

 

 

 

 

MS Caroline Jackson

14-09-17

Co-opted

 

*

 

 

 

 

 

Previously members of the Governing Body

Mrs Ingrid Cranfield

10.09.15 – 09.09.19

Co-opted

*

 

 

*

(Chair)

Governor of Eversley Primary School and Brimsdown Primary School

Resigned July 2017

Resigned July 2017

Mrs Vivien Giladi

11.09.15 – 10.09 19

Co-opted

 

*

*

None

Resigned July 2017

Resigned July 2017

Mr Neil Murphy

10.09.15 – 09.09.19

Community

 

*

 

None

Resigned 13/10/16

Resigned 13/10/16

 

 

Governing Organisational Arrangements

 

 

Governing Body Attendance Register

Governing Body Attendance Register 1 Attendance 2017 - 2018
Governing Body Attendance Register 2 Attendance 2016 - 2017

Annual Statement of issues faced and addressed by Eldon Primary School Governing Body

 

 

 

Governor Profiles

 

Mr Robert Eves

 

 

" I have been a co-opted governor for many years and in this role I have tried to support Eldon in its development from separate schools to federation and to help the Schools, the nursery and the Children's Centre work together to meet the needs of pupils, parents and the local community. Over time, I have worked on all committees and currently I chair the Governing Body and the Resources Committee. My professional background is commercial contracts and I am semi-retired "
 

 

Mr Daniel Donaghy

 

 

I have always wanted to get involved with the governing body of the school and I was able to become a parent governor in 2014. I hope to use the experiences I have gained in the private sector to the benefit of Eldon Primary School.

 

 

Mr Sam Japal

 

 

I have worked in schools for over thirty one years in a variety of posts and I have spent the past 21 years working at Eldon Primary School as Site Manager. I have always worked in the community and was part of Edmonton's Sure Start committee, helping to gain funding from the government for the beginning of Sure Start in Edmonton. My children were also pupils at the school.

 

 

Mrs Gill Newbury

 

 

I have worked at Eldon for over 20 years as a nursery nurse in the nursery for 12 years, I then became Parent Support Advisor and then in September 2009 I became Children Centre Manager. I am currently on the Resources Committee.

 

 

Mrs Carolyn Bathija

 

 

"I am a staff governor and Deputy Headteacher in the Infant School. I joined Eldon in September 2004 as a Year 1 teacher. I became a staff governor in 2007 and I am currently attached to the Achievement Committee."

 

 

Mrs Judith Abuwa

 

 

"I am a parent governor and a nursery teaching assistant at the Eldon Federation. I became a parent governor in 2009. With my 3 children now attending the school, I am happy to give some time to help support the school in maintaining an excellent standard of education and in providing the best quality learning environment for all the children at Eldon. I was a link governor in the past and I am currently a member of the achievement committee. I am absolutely proud to be a representative of parents. talking and listening to parents is something I really enjoy!"

 

 

Ms Judy Ellerby

I have been a local authority governor at Eldon for 15 years. I think that Eldon Primary is an amazing school and I am really proud to be associated with the pupils and staff who work there. The school and Children’s Centre are constantly striving to be even better in everything they do – in my current work role as the Senior Policy Officer for Equality and SEN at the National Union of teachers I am always telling people about the fantastic achievements of the Eldon School community. 

I started on the infant GB in 2000 whilst I was a primary school teacher in Haringey. I have served as the Chair of the infant GB as well as Chair of the Eldon Federation. I have two children aged 7 and 10 and I also am a parent governor at their school in Enfield.  

 


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