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Welcome
 
On behalf of the Governors, a very warm welcome to our school web site and our Governors’ page.  Our aim is to provide a safe, caring and inspiring environment where children are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential.  We are very proud of our school and feel privileged to support Mrs Clarke and the staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children. Together we work hard to ensure that we provide the best possible education for all our pupils. 
 
On this page you will find information about:

 

  1. the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Governors,
  2. governance at Greenleas,
  3. how to become a school governor, and
  4. a list of Governors’ Details and Register of Interests.

 
If you have any suggestions or queries, or would like to enquire about being a Governor at Greenleas School please leave a message, with your contact details, with the school office.  
 
The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Board
 
Governing boards are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school, helping to set the school’s aims and values.  In all types of schools, governing boards should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
     

These functions are reflected in regulations for maintained schools that came into force in November 2015 and in the criteria Ofsted inspectors use to judge the effectiveness of governance in both maintained schools and academies. 
 
Governing boards have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education.  They also make decisions on matters such as performance targets, school policies, and the school’s development plan.  They oversee the use of the school’s budget, and have responsibility to obtain value for money for that budget, and are responsible for the appointment of the head teacher.  In addition, governors monitor, support and challenge the head teacher and staff on how well those policies and targets are followed through.  They do this by visiting the school, getting to know its strengths and weaknesses, and asking useful questions that foster an ethos of continuous improvement. 
 
Governance at Greenleas

Greenleas School is fortunate in having a dedicated, committed and talented Governing Board who bring a wealth of experience with which to support the school.  Many have worked with Greenleas for a number of years, supporting us through huge changes, both in terms of the expansion of the school and the changing educational landscape. 
 
Greenleas Board of Governors is currently constituted of 16 members. The Board operates under the leadership of a chair, vice-chairs for both sites and with the help of a professional clerk. The FGB meets five times a year and operates with three committees:
 

  1. All governor appointments are subject to an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


If you have a concern that touches on the day-to-day life of the school, or an issue that is affecting your child, please read our 'Who to Contact' list on the Key Information page

Should you wish to contact the Governors you may write to them via the school office email:  office@greenleas.net or contact the Clerk to the Governing Board, Carolyn Choudhry  email clerk@greenleas.net
 
Governance Arrangements 2017-18
 
Information updated August 2018

Governance Arrangements 2018-19

Chair of Governors

Emily Wilding

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Nick Stafford and Sarah Powell

Chair of Resources Committee

Christopher Rhodes

Chair of Standards and Inclusion Committee

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Clerk to the Governing Board

Vacant

Committee Membership

Resources Committee

Standards and Inclusion Committee

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke

Andrew Cursons

Lynn Day

David Hopkin

Claire Long

Sarah Powell

Mary Bodilly

Christopher Rhodes

Emily Wilding

Emily Wilding

Gemma Grossman

Alexia Moyle

Rachael Warren

Nick Stafford

 
   

Headteacher Appraisal

Pay Committee

Lynn Day

Karen Brown

Christopher Rhodes

Emily Wilding

Emily Wilding

Chris Rhodes

   
 

Appeal Panels

 

Selected as required

 

 

Links - area of responsibility

Governor

Safeguarding

Emily Wilding & Amanda Wallace

Health and Safety

Andrew Cursons

Raising the profile of governors

Nick Stafford

School/governor relationship

TBA

Governors’ Details and Register of Interests

Information updated September 2017

 

Governor’s full name

Date of appointment Date stepped down

Term of office

Appointed by

Relevant business/
pecuniary interests

Governance roles in other institutions

Interests arising from relationships between governors and school staff

Attendance record 2016-17 including committees

Karen Brown

30.07.2017

4 years

board

Milton Keynes College, employee,

Trustee 1st Linslade Scouts

Head of Governance Milton Keynes College, Board of Linslade Academy Trust, secretary, spouse painter & decorator

None

14/16

Rebecca Mary Clarke

ex officio

n/a

n/a

None

None

None

16/16

Rachel Warren  8.11.2017 4 years  board  None  None  None  8/9

Andrew Leslie Cursons

02.09.2017

4 years

board

Employee, IBM

None

None

9/12

Lynn Day

17.07.2018

4 years

board

None

None

None

6/9

Tracey Gilson

01.01.2016

23.01.17

4 years

parents

None

None

None

N/A

David Hopkin

01.09.2017

4 years

board

None

None

Daughter a teaching assistant in school

8/12

Whitney Linder-Claridge

02.09.2013 30.11.2016

4 years

board

 

 

 

N/A

 

Claire Long

21.01.2016

4 years

board

None

None

None

2/9

Steven Naylor

02.09.2013

31/07/19

4 years

board

None

None

None

9/11

 

Sarah Powell

17.07.2018

4 years

board

None

None

None

6/12

Christopher James Rhodes

18.04.2016

4 years

board

Director, LRR Developments Ltd (dormant)

None

None

12/12

Clare Sealey

30.09.2014 - 12.07.2018

4 years

board

None

None

None

5/5

 

Nicholas Stafford

30.11.2016

4 years

parents

Pearson publishing (family member)

None

None

10/12

Amanda Jane Wallace

14.11.2014

4 years

staff

None

None

None

5/5

Emily Jayne Wilding

24.06.2018

4 years

board

None

None

None

8/8

 

Mary Bodilly

5.06.2017

4 years

parents

None

None

None

8/9

Associate member (no voting rights)

Mark Sweeney

30.09.2015

31.07.2017

2 years

board

 

     

 

 
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and our Governors’ page. We hope it gives you a taste of what we do and why we do it.
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