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Branksome Heath Junior School

Opportunity - Excellence - Partnership

Full Governing Body 

The Governing Body takes a strategic role, acts as a critical friend to the School and is accountable for its decisions.

The Governing Body meets 5 times per year.

  1. To set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school and appoint a senior leadership team to implement this
  2. To agree constitutional matters, including procedures where the Governing Body has discretion
  3. To draw up the instrument of government and any amendments thereafter
  4. To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors where appropriate and oversee arrangements for their induction
  5. To appoint or remove the Chair and Vice Chair
  6. To appoint or remove a Clerk to the Governing Body
  7. To establish the committees of the Governing Body and their terms of reference and to appoint or remove a Clerk to each committee
  8. To suspend a governor
  9. To annually decide which functions of the Governing Body will be delegated to committees, groups and individuals
  10. To receive reports from any individual or committee to whom a decision has been delegated and to consider whether any further action by the Governing Body is necessary
  11. To complete the self-evaluation of Governing body skills and competencies to ensure members have the necessary skills to perform their roles
  12. To agree the financial authorisation limits for both school’s relevant staff
  13. To review extended day provisions and decide if these should continue
  14. To review and make revisions to policies as set out in the policy review schedule on page 38
  15. To set up a Register of Governors’ Business Interests in line with pecuniary interests
  16. To review and monitor the Summary School Evaluation Form annually
  17. To formally approve and adopt the Federation Improvement Plan and Governor Action Plan
  18. To review and formally approve the Governing Body Action plan on an annual basis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  19. To consider training requirements on a regular basis to include whole Governing Body and Individual Governor training
  20. To ensure all documents required under statutory regulation are reviewed and published on the schools’ websites
  21. To seek advice from BoP when needed with regard to building and personal liability insurance
  22. To publish proposals to change category of school and to decide whether to convert to an academy
  23. To consider requests from other schools to join the federation
  24. To decide to leave a federation

Membership:               As per the Instrument of Government

Disqualification:            As per Regulation 20 and Schedule 6 of the Constitution Regulations     

Quorum:                      One half of the number of Governors in post

FGB Membership

Name Governor Type
Diane Annear  Co-opted
Andrew Brown Ex-officio
Carol Brown Co-opted
Bert Buckley Co-opted
Diana Crisp Co-opted
Anna Harris Parent
Suzy Hayward Co-opted
Zoe Lambert Co-opted
Peter Leddin
Michael Lesser Co-opted
Sandra Mackrow Parent
Wendy Olive Co-opted
Quenten Walker Co-opted
Darryl Walsh Ex-officio
Tom Walters Co-opted

 

Attendance September 2016 - August 2017

FGB

07/09

2016

14/09

2016

03/11

2016

25/01

2017

29/03

2017

10/05

2017

05/07

2017

Diane Annear 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 71%
Carol Brown 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 100%
Andrew Brown 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 71%
Bert Buckley 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 100%
Anna Harris 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 100%
Diana Crisp 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 6 86%
Zoe Lambert 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 86%
Peter Leddin 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 43%
Sarah Lee 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 100%
Sandra Mackrow 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 6 86%
Wendy Olive 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 100%
Quenten Walker 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 100%
Darryl Walsh 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 71%
Tom Walters 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 100%
Michael Lesser n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0 1 2 67%

If you wish to see the minutes of any of the meetings please contact the clerk to Governors (clerk@branksome.poole.sch.uk)