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Horniman Primary School

  • Horniman Drive
  • Forest Hill
  • London
  • SE23 3BP
  • Tel: 020 8699 3190
  • After School Club: 020 8699 8378
  • Email: admin@horniman.lewisham.sch.uk
  • Headteacher: Julie Loffstadt
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Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 1 Sonia Colwill - Chair of Governors
Meet our Governors 2 Hilary Satchwell, Vice Chair of Governors
Meet our Governors 3 Rahila Faird, Staff Governor
Meet our Governors 4 Abigail Knipe - Local Authority Governor
Meet our Governors 5 Rosemary Magrath - Local Authority Governor
Meet our Governors 6 Tiffany Paul - Parent Governor
Meet our Governors 7 Mike Roots - Parent Governor
Meet our Governors 8 Kirsten Walker - Community Governor
Meet our Governors 9 Pat Walker - Community Governor
Meet our Governors 10 Nicola West Jones - Parent Governor

The role of the governing body

The governing body is the school’s accountable body.  It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards.  The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well being.  

 

The governing body:

  • Sets the strategic direction of the school by:

    • Setting the values, aims and objectives for the school

    • Agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives

    • Setting challenging goals and targets

    • Agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure

       

  • Challenges and supports the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

    • The implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework

    • Progress towards targets

    • The implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy

    • The budget and the staffing structure

       

  • Ensures accountability by:

    • signing off the school’s own self-evaluation report

    • responding to Ofsted reports when necessary

    • holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school

    • ensuring parents, carers and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate

    • making available information to the community

       

  • Appoints and conducts the appraisal of the headteacher who will deliver the aims (through the day to day management of the school, implementation of the agreed policy framework and school improvement strategy, and delivery of the curriculum) and report appropriately to the governing body.

     

    For governing bodies to carry out their role effectively, governors must be:

  • Prepared and equipped to take their responsibilities seriously;

  • Acknowledged as the accountable body by the lead professionals;

  • Supported by the appropriate authorities in that task; and

  • Willing and able to monitor and review their own performance.

     

    The role of a governor

    In law the governing body is a corporate body, which means:

  • no governor can act on her/his own without proper authority from the full governing body;

  • all governors carry equal responsibility for decisions made, and

  • although appointed through different routes (i.e. parents, staff, Local Authority co-opted, foundation), the overriding concern of all governors has to be the welfare of the school as a whole.

 

GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE

Reconstituted   3/3/2015

14 governor places

 

Headteacher                                                                       1

Staff                                                                                     1

Appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham            1

Elected parents of pupils attending the school              3

Co-opted                                                                             8

 

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

Learning and Achievement Committee – Chair: Hilary Satchwell

Pay Committee – Chair: Abigail Knipe

Resources Committee – Chair: Kirsten Walker

 

Pupil Discipline Committee / Staff Discipline Committee / Staff Discipline Appeal Committee / Pay Appeal Committee / Complaints Committee

These committees meet as and when required, with a minimum of three eligible governors to be drawn from a pool of all members of the Governing Body, subject to availability and lack of conflicts of interest and having regard to the need for the Committee to be balanced in terms of gender and race as far as possible.

 

Clerk to the Governing Body:  Ms Damaris Dodds, c/o Governors’ Services, 3rd Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London  SE6 4RU

 

Governors’ details (for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)

(Names and details of former governors are given in italics)

Full name

Category

Appointed by

Date of appointment

Term of office

(no of years and end date)

Date resigned / ceased

Committee membership

Respon-sibilities

Briche, Sarah

Parent

Parent election

12/03/2014

4

11/03/2018

01/03/2016

Learning & Achievement (Chair)

Resources

Inclusion

Colwill, Sonia

Co-opted

 

GB

03/03/2015

4

02/03/2019

 

Learning & Achievement

Pay

Resources

Chair of Governors

 

Farid, Rahila

Staff

 

Staff election

16/10/2012

4

15/10/2016

 

 

Resources

 

Hashmi, Sofie

Co-opted

GB

03/03/2015

4

02/03/2019

 

Resources

 

Knipe, Abigail

LA

 

GB

09/12/2015

4

08/12/2019

 

Learning & Achievement

Pay (Chair)

 

Loffstadt, Julie

Head-teacher

 

ex officio

 

 

 

 

Learning & Achievement

Pay (adviser)

Resources

 

Magrath, Rosemary

Co-opted

 

GB

03/03/2015

4

02/03/2019

 

Health & Safety Committee

Learning & Achievement

Pay Appeals

Resources

Health & Safety

Paul, Tiffany

 

Parent

 

Parent election

12/03/2014

4

11/03/2018

 

Learning & Achievement

Resources

Whole Child

Roots, Michael

Parent

 

Parent election

12/03/2014

4

11/03/2018

 

Learning & Achievement

Sciences

Satchwell, Hilary

Co-opted

 

GB

03/03/2015

4

02/03/2019

 

Learning & Achievement (Chair)

 

Vice Chair

Arts

Maths

Walker, Kirsten

Co-opted

 

GB

03/03/2015

4

02/03/2019

 

Pay

Resources (Chair)

Humanities

Walker, Pat

Co-opted

 

GB

03/03/2015

4

02/03/2019

 

Learning & Achievement

Pay

Safeguarding

West Jones, Nicola

Parent

 

Parent election

14/06/2016

4

13/06/2020

 

Learning and Achievement

SEND and Inclusion

vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register of business and pecuniary interests: September 2017

Governors’ details (for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)

(Names and details of former governors are given in italics)

Full Name

Name of business of organisation including:

Governor elsewhere (including school or educational institution name)

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and close relatives or another governor; employed at the school

Nature of business

Nature of interest

Colwill, Sonia

NHS

Health

Director Quality and Governance

Farid, Rahila

Employed at Horniman Primary School

Education

Member of support staff

Hashmi, Sofie

Employed at Horniman Primary School

Education

Member of SLT

Knipe, Abigail

Nil

 

 

Loffstadt, Julie

Employed at Horniman Primary School

Education

Headteacher

Magrath, Rosemary

Holy Trinity CE School, Lewisham

Education

Governor

Paul, Tiffany

 

Oxford Film and Television

TV Production

Production Accountant

Roots, Michael

HMCTS/Ministry of Justice

Judicial

Fee paid judicial appointment

Satchwell, Hilary

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd

Planning

Director

Walker, Kirsten

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Museum

Director Collections Care and Estates

Walker, Pat

Brunswick Primary School since 2009

 

Part time panel member Re appeals against exclusions and appeals for school places

Education

Vice Chair of Governors

West Jones, Nicola

The Key Support Services Ltd

Education

Support to SLT/ Governing bodies

 

GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2016/17

ü = present, A = apologies sent and accepted, --- = not applicable

 

NAME

GOVERNING BODY

RESOURCES

 

16/11/2016

15/03/2017

28/06/2017

05/10/2016

08/02/2017

22/03/2017

14/06/2017

Briche, Sarah

---

---

---

---

---

--

--

Colwill, Sonia

ü

   

ü

ü

 

 

Farid, Rahila

ü

   

--

--

 

 

Hashmi, Sofie

ü

   

ü

ü

 

 

Knipe, Abigail

A

   

A

A

 

 

Loffstadt, Julie

ü

   

ü

ü

 

 

Magrath, Rosemary

ü

   

ü

A

 

 

Paul, Tiffany

ü

   

ü

ü

 

 

Roots, Michael

ü

   

--

--

 

 

Satchwell, Hilary

ü

   

ü

ü

 

 

Walker, Kirsten

ü

   

ü

ü

 

 

Walker, Pat

ü

   

A

A

 

 

West-Jones, Nicola

ü

   

---

---

--

 

 

 

NAME

LEARNING & ACHIEVEMENT

PAY

 

05/10/16

25/01/17

24/05/17

 

 

 

Briche, Sarah

---

---

 

 

 

 

Colwill, Sonia

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

Farid, Rahila

---

---

 

 

 

 

Hashmi, Sofie

---

---

 

 

 

 

Knipe, Abigail

A

A

 

 

 

 

Loffstadt, Julie

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

Magrath, Rosemary

ü

A

 

 

 

 

Paul, Tiffany

---

---

 

 

 

 

Roots, Michael

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

Satchwell, Hilary

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

Andrew Pickering

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

Pat Walker

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

Nicola West-Jones

ü

ü

 

 

 

 

 

Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents, school staff and the Local Education Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills and they all work in a voluntary capacity. They have responsibility for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school. The day–to-day running of the school is entrusted to the Headteacher and staff.

Minutes of all Governors' meetings are available from the school office.
Horniman Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
 
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