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 15 Governors. These are made up of 1x Headteacher, 5x Parents, 7 x Co-opted, 1x Staff,1 Local Authority and 1x Associate Governor. 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

Mrs R Sutton

 

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

 

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

Nigel Ely

(Chair)

Co-opted

18/03/15

17/03/19

 

Governors

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Ann Wackett

Co-opted

03/2/16

03/02/20

 

Governors

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Michelle Williams

Associate Governor

11/01/16

10/01/20

 

 

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Ann Humphries

Parent

13/11/15

12/11/19

 

Parents

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

Rachel Sutton

(Vice Chair)

Parent

13/11/15

12/11/19

 

Parents

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

St. Mary Magdalene’s

No

Pauline Clarke

Co-opted

01/10/14

30/09/19

 

Governors

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Nyoka Lawrence

Co-opted

23/09/15

23/09/19

 

Governors

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

Elaine Williams

Headteacher

13/04/15

12/04/19

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Connery Wiltshire

Co-opted

18/03/15

17/03/19

 

Governors

No

No

No

No

No

No

Vera Iddles

Co-opted

01/10/14

30/09/18

 

Governors

No

Yes

Yes

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

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Monica James

Staff

09/02/12

09/02/16

End of Term

Staff

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Kevin Kirk

Co-opted

31/10/12

08/01/16

Work commitments

Governors

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Cllr Anne Hughes

LA

31/12/11

30/11/15

No longer able to devote time needed

LA

Yes

No

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

Yes

No

No

No

Jackie Hawkins

Co-opted

31/10/12

07/11/14

Move to be Gov at son’s school

Governors

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

 

 



  • Pennyhill Primary School
  • Hollyhedge Rd
  • West Bromwich
  • West Midlands
  • B71 3BU
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 0121 588 2230
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