MYATT GARDEN GOVERNORS
Who are we?
We are all volunteers who are passionate about Myatt Garden and the important role of schools in society.
We want to make a positive contribution to our communities and help Myatt Garden School provide the best possible education for all children.
We believe in the power of partnership with parents, teachers and governors to transform children’s lives.
There are several types of governor: parent, community, local authority, staff.
What do we do?
Governors work as a team (the Governing Body) in partnership with the Head Teacher to promote continuous improvement in the school’s performance.
We are responsible and accountable for major decisions about the school and its future such as:
- setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims;
- monitoring and evaluating performance;
- setting budgets;
- ensuring that the school is accountable to children, parents, staff and the wider community.
When do we meet?
The full governing body meets twice every term. We also have three committees: Strategy; Resources and Standards, which meet twice a term in the evenings. Some governors have additional responsibilities for particular areas of school business such as child protection, looked after children and health and safety.
Dates of our meetings are always advertised in the fortnightly school newsletter
Minutes of the Governing Body Meetings can be requested by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your request.
How can I find out more about being a governor?
General information about the background and roles and responsibilities of schools governors is available on the Department for Education website. You can ask at reception or visit: http://sgoss.org.uk for more information about becoming a governor.
If you want to speak to us, look out for information about our half termly visits to talk to parents and carers in the school newsletter. You can also contact the Chair of Governors by emailing: email@example.com
Governors’ Register of Interests
|Name of Governor||Category of Governor||Date of Appointment||Term Length||Committee|
|Ms Patricia Durr Chair of Governors||Co-opted||01/10/17||4 years||Standards Resources Strategy|
|Ms Sally Williams||Headteacher||01/01/14||Resources Strategy|
|Mrs Sara Hopkins Vice- Chair||Co-opted||13/07/18||4 years||Chair of Resources / Strategy|
|Ms Catrin Gruffydd-Jones Vice-Chair||Co-opted||01/10/17||4 years||Chair of Standards Strategy|
|Julie Wood||Co-opted||13/07/18||4 years||Resources|
|Jude Kerr||Co-opted||13/07/18||4 years||Standards|
|Mr Mark Gregory- White||Co-opted||20/11/19||4 years||Resources|
|Ms Orlaine McDonald||Staff||01/06/17||4 Years||Standards|
|Ms Dhara Vyas||Parent Governor||08/05/2018||4 years||Resources|
|Ms Maureen Boyle||Co-opted||11/11/15||4 years||Standards|
|Mr Adrian Walcott||Associate Member||01/10/17||4 years||Standards|
|Ms Raj Blanchard||LA Governor||06/12/2017||4 years||Standards|
|Ms Isabella Warnke||Parent Governor||08/05/2018||4 years||Standards|
For more information of Governors’ Register of Interests, please see here: Governor Register of Interest 2019-20
MYATT GARDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE
(Reconstituted 25/9/13 – 12 governor places)
|Appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham:||1|
|Elected parents of pupils attending the school:||2|
|Chair of the Governing Body:||Ms Patricia Durr|
|Vice-Chairs:||Ms Catrin Gruffydd JonesMs Sara Hopkins|
|Standards Committee:||Chair – Ms Catrin Gruffydd Jones|
|Resources Committee:||Chair – Ms Sara Hopkins|
|Strategy Committee:||Chair – Ms Patricia Durr|
|Pupil Discipline Committee / Staff Discipline, Grievance and Dismissal Committee / Staff Discipline, Grievance and Dismissal Appeal Committee / Complaints Committee / Pay Appeals Committee||Membership to comprise any three members of the Governing Body having regard to availability, personal knowledge or involvement in a case, and any advice from Lewisham Personnel regarding the appropriate make up of a committee.|
|Clerk to the Governing Body:||Ms Mari Rogerson, Governors’ Services, 3rd Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London SE6 4RU|
(for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)
GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2018/19 – MYATT GARDEN
|Category||Appointment date||Term||End date||20/11/18||22/5/19||12/7/19||%|
|Patricia Durr Chair||Co-opted||01/10/17||4 years||√||√||√||100%|
|Helena Burke||Associate Member||08/05/18||1 year||20/11/18||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Julie Wood||Co-opted||06/10/14||4 years||√||√||√||100%|
|Sally Williams||Headteacher||01/10/14||4 years||√||√||√||100%|
|Adrian Walcott||Associate Member||01/10/17||4 years||A||√||√||66.6%|
|Sara Hopkins||Co-opted||06/10/14||4 years||√||√||√||100%|
|Judith KerrDep. Headteacher||Co-opted||13/07/18||4 years||√||√||√||100%|
|Orlaine McDonald||Staff||01/06/17||4 years||√||√||√||100%|
|Mark Gregory White||Co-opted||11/11/15||4 years||A||√||√||66.6%|
|Maureen Boyle||Co-opted||11/11/15||4 years||A||√||A||33.3%|
|Catrin Gruffydd Jones (Vice Chair)||Co-opted||21/11/17||4 years||√||√||√||100%|
|Raj Blanchard||LA||6/12/17||4 years||A||A||A||0%|
|Dhara Vyas||Parent||08/05/18||4 years||√||√||√||100%|
|Isabella Warnke||Parent||08/05/18||4 years||√||√||A||66.6%|
|Helena Burke (AM)||A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Sally Williams (until 7/12/18)||√||√||N/A||N/A||N/A||100%|
|Adrian Walcott (AM)||√||√||A||√||x||60%|
|Catrin Gruffydd Jones (Chair)||√||√||√||√||√||100%|
|Sara Hopkins Chair||√||√||√||√||√||A*||83%|
|Sally Williams (Head)||√||√||√||√||√||√||100%|
|Mo Henwood (Adviser)||√||√||√||√||√||√||100%|
|Ms Patricia Durr||√||√||√||100%|
|Ms Julie Wood||√||N/A||N/A||100%|
|Ms Catrin Gruffydd Jones||√||√||√||100%|
|Ms Sally Williams||√||√||√||100%|
|Ms Jude Kerr||√||√||√||100%|
|Ms Mo Henwood (Adviser)||N/A||√||√||100%|
|Ms Sara Hopkins||N/A||√||√||100%|
*A = Apologies
*N/A applies if the Governor has not yet been appointed or term of office expired