Governors’ information and duties

The Governors are strategic leaders and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. Their purpose is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

  • 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;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

At Pennyhill our Governing Body consists of 13 Governors. These are made up of 1 x Headteacher, 3 x Parents, 5 x Co-opted, 1 x Staff, 1 x Local Authority, 1 x Associate Governor and 1 x vacancy. The Associate Governor does not hold any voting rights.

The Governing Body operate the following committees

 

Standards and Achievement

 

Responsible for

  • Monitoring and reviewing information on school performance
  • Monitoring and reviewing the school development plan
  • Ensuring the school meet national curriculum requirements

Chaired by

Ms A Wackett

 

Staffing and Finance

 

Responsible for

  • Producing and approving the budget
  • Receiving and reviewing financial projections
  • Reviewing leases and contracts
  • Monitoring finances

 

Chaired by

Mrs V Iddles

Premises and Health and Safety

 

Responsible for

  • Monitoring risk assessment procedures
  • Inspecting the school site
  • Complying with legislation

 

Chaired by

Mrs V Iddles

 

Pupil Discipline

 

Responsible for

  • Reviewing the use of exclusion
  • Receiving and considering representations from parents of pupils who have been excluded

Appeals

 

Responsible for hearing appeals with regard to

  • Pay
  • Redundancy
  • Complaints
  • Staff dismissal
  • Grievance

 

 

 

 

Governor Name

 

Type of Governor

 

Chair or Vice Chair

 

Date of Appointment

 

Term of Office End Date

 

Reason for stepping down

 

Appointing Body

Standards Committee

Staffing &  Finance Committee

Premises, Health &Safety Committee

Connections to Staff (Yes or No)       If Yes, who & how

Other School Governor Posts held.                  Name of School & type of Governor

Business Interests declared. (Yes / No)   If yes please state

2016/17 Attendance at Governor Meetings

Elaine Williams

Headteacher

 

13/04/15

N/A

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

16 out of 16

Vera Iddles

Co-opted

Chair

01/10/14

30/09/18

 

Governors

No

Yes (Chair)

Yes (Chair)

No

No

No

12 out of 13

Liz Stevenson

LA

Vice Chair

28/06/17

27/06/21

   

No

 Yes

No

No

No

Yes, Husband runs Solar Tree Care who do work for the school

1 out of 1

Ann Wackett

Co-opted

 

03/02/16

02/02/20

 

Governors

Yes (Chair)

No

No

No

No

No

10 out of 11

Pauline Clarke

Co-opted

 

01/10/15

30/09/19

 

Governors

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

8 out of 8

Michelle Williams

Associate Governor

 

27/09/17

26/09/21

 

 

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

9 out of 11

Kiran Egan

Parent

 

22/07/16

21/07/20

   

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes, Director of Shireland Colegiate Academy. Husband is a governor at Rockwell Academy

7 out of 8

Rachel Sutton

Parent

 

13/11/15

12/11/19

 

Parents

Yes

No

No

No

 No

Yes, DHT at Ferndale Primary School and Observer at their GB meetings

11 out of 12

Ann Humphries

Parent

 

13/11/15

12/11/19

 

Parents

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

12 out of 14

Nyoka Lawrence-Beckles

Co-opted

 

23/09/15

22/09/19

 

Governors

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

9 out of 9

James Treadwell

Staff

 

03/10/17

02/10/20

   

No

No

No

No

No

No

4 out of 4

Jagjeet Padam

Co-opted

 

27/09/17

26/09/21

   

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

N/A

Rev Nigel Ely

Co-opted

 Chair

18/03/15

19/11/16

 Work Commitments

Governors

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

3 out of 3

Sukhinder Oubhie

Parent

 

22/07/16

19/11/16

Time Constraints

 

No

No

No

No

No

No

1 out of 2

Connery Wiltshire

Co-opted

 

18/03/15

08/06/16

 Non Attendance

Governors

No

No

No

No

No

No

 

Karen Hawkes

Parent

 

01/12/12

30/11/16

 

Parents

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

 

Liza Small

Parent

 

14/03/12

13/03/16

End of Term

Parents

No

Yes

No

No

No

 

No

 

Dawn Wright

Parent

 

14/03/12

13/03/16

End of Term

Parents

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

 

Monica James

Staff

 

09/02/12

09/02/16

End of Term

Staff

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

 

Kevin Kirk

Co-opted

 

31/10/12

08/01/16

Work commitments

Governors

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

 

Cllr Anne Hughes

LA

 

31/12/11

30/11/15

No longer able to devote time needed

LA

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

 

Jackie Hodgkins

Parent

 

20/10/11

09/09/15

Work commitments

Parents

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

 

Rev Andrew Smith

Co-opted

 

14/06/11

31/03/15

Moved

House

Governors

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Eaton Valley, All Saints -LA

No

 

Juliet Silverton

Headteacher

 

06/04/08

31/12/14

Left School

 

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

 

Jackie Hawkins

Co-opted

 

31/10/12

07/11/14

Move to be Gov at son’s school

Governors

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

 

 

 



  • Pennyhill Primary School
  • Hollyhedge Rd
  • West Bromwich
  • West Midlands
  • B71 3BU
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 0121 588 2230
Governor Log In Admin Log In
CEOPS
Guestbook