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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, 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 Group

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Clerk to the Governing Board

Katherine Richardson

Committee Membership

Resources Committee

Standards and Inclusion Committee

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke

Andrew Cursons

Lynn Day

David Hopkin

Pippa Perks

Sarah Powell

Mary Bodillly

Christopher Rhodes

Emily Wilding

Emily Wilding

Gemma Grossman

Alexia Moyle

Rachael Warren

Nick Stafford

Dorothy Smith
  Laura Pocock

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 January 2019

 
 

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

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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

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Rebecca Mary Clarke

ex officio

n/a

n/a

None

None

None

16/16

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Rachael Warren

7.11.2017

4 years

board

None

None

None

8/9

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Andrew Leslie Cursons

02.09.2017

4 years

board

Employee, IBM

None

None

9/12

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Lynn Day

17.07.2018

4 years

board

None

None

None

6/9

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David Hopkin

31.08.2017

4 years

board

None

None

Daughter a teaching assistant in school

8/12

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Steven Naylor

02.09.2013

31/07/19

4 years

board

None

None

None

9/11

 

Sarah Powell

18.07.2018

4 years

board

None

None

None

6/12

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Christopher James Rhodes

18.04.2016

4 years

board

Director, LRR Developments Ltd (dormant)

None

None

12/12

 

Nicholas Stafford

29.11.2016

4 years

parents

Pearson publishing (family member)

None

None

10/12

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Amanda Jane Wallace

29.11.18

4 years

board

None

None

None

5/5

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Emily Jayne Wilding

apt chair 19.9.18

1 year

board

None

None

None

8/8

 

Mary Bodilly

4.06.2017

4 years

parents

None

None

None

8/9

 

Laura Pocock

19.12.18

4 years

board

None

None

None

 
 

Clare Sealey

12.07.14

30.09.18

4 years

board

       

Dorothy Smith

25.02.19

4 years

board

None

None

None

 

 

 

 
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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