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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 13 members. The Board operates under the leadership of a chair, vice-chair and with the help of a professional clerk. The FGB meets three times a year and operates with two 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 2020/21

Chair of Governors

Sarah Powell

Vice Chair of Governor

Laura Pocock

Chair of Resources Committee

Laura Pocock/Karen Brown (Co Chairs) 

Chair of Quality of Education

Emily Wilding

Clerk to the Governing Board

Katherine Richardson

Committee Membership

Resources Committee

Quality of Education Committee

Karen Brown

Mary Bodilly

Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke

Andrew Cursons

Olivia Davies

Olivia Davies

Gemma Grossman

David Hopkin

Sarah Powell

Alexia Moyle

Dorothy Smith

Laura Pocock

Amanda Wallace

Sarah Powell

Emily Wilding
Lewis Wright Charmaine White

Headteacher Appraisal

Pay Committee

Sarah Powell

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

Emily Wilding

Andrew Cursons

Sarah Powell

   
 

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

Dot Smith

School/governor relationship

TBA

Governors’ Details and Register of Interests

Information updated January 2020 (Chair change reflected Sept 2020)

 
            

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 2019-20

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

7/8

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Rebecca Mary Clarke

ex officio

n/a

n/a

None

None

None

9/9

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Rachael Warren

7.11.2017

Stepped down 31.08.20

4 years

Board

None

None

None

0/2 maternity

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Andrew Leslie Cursons

02.09.2017

4 years

Board

Employee, IBM

None

None

5/7

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Lynn Day

17.07.2018

Stepped down 31.08.20

4 years

Board

None

None

None

5/6

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David Hopkin

31.08.2017

4 years

Board

None

None

Daughter a teaching assistant in school

3/7

 

Sarah Powell

 

18.07.2018 Appt Chair 09.20

4 years

Board

None

None

None

3/6

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Christopher James Rhodes

18.04.2016

Stepped down 31.08.20

4 years

Board

Director, LRR Developments Ltd (dormant)

None

None

7/7

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Amanda Jane Wallace

29.11.18

4 years

Board

None

None

None

3/4

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Emily Jayne Wilding

apt chair 19.9.18

resigned chair 09.20

1 year

Board

None

None

None

7/9

 

Mary Bodilly

4.06.2017

4 years

Parents

None

None

None

4/6

 

Laura Pocock

19.12.18

4 years

Board

None

None

None

5/6

Dorothy Smith

25.02.19

4 years

Board

None

None

None

4/6

  Olivia Davies 05.02.20 4 years Board None
None
None
3/3
  Charmaine White 09.12.20 4 years Board None None None n/a
  Lewis Wright

01.09.20

4 years Board

None

None

None

n/a

 

 

 
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.

For copies of Governor Meetings please call the school office 

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