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Meet the Governors

Welcome from the Governors

 

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you will find useful information on our Governors and how we carry out our roles. The Governors, like the staff and parents, consider each child to be at the heart of all we do. As governors we invest our time to support an excellent Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team and to play our part in the drive to ensure that all pupils receive the best possible education and experience at Bassett Green. We want every child to feel safe and happy in an environment that encourages them to enjoy learning. Our three main responsibilities are: to set the school's aims and priorities; to be confident that the Headteacher provides the leadership to achieve them; and to ensure that the funds the school receives are used to best effect.

WHO’S WHO

 

 

Governor name

Type of Governor

 

Role 

Committee

Period of Office

(normally 4 years)

Rev Peter Dockree

Co-opted Governor

 

Community Relations and Safeguarding

Resources

Policy

8/12/2015-08/12/2019

09/12/2019-/08/12/2023

Sarah Little

Parent Governor

Curriculum & Standards

Assessment and Outcomes for Children

Teaching & Learning

Policy

1/03/2021-1/03/2025

Lucy Mair

Co-opted Governor

(Vice Chair 14/9/2021

Early Years

Communications & Parent Voice & Community Relations

Teaching & Learning

Policy

1/03/2021-1/03/2025

Vikki Maxwell

Co-opted Governor

[Chair of Governors 1/1/2021]

 

 

Finance

Induction & Training 

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

Finance

Pay

HT Performance Management

Teaching & Learning

Policy 

5/11/2019-5/11/2023

Rebecca Millward

Co-opted Governor

 

Pupil Premium and Children Looked After

Resources,

Pay

Teaching & Learning 

Policy

26/11/2020-26/11/2024

Daniel Pooley

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Buildings and Health & Safety

Health & Wellbeing 

Chair of Resources Committee

Resources 

Pay 

HT Performance Management 

1/12/2016–1/12/2020

1/12/2020-1/12/2024

Charlotte Stillwell

Headteacher

 

Resources

Teaching & Learning 

Policy

1/09/2019

Maria Smyth

 

 

Foundation Governor 

Attendance & BehaviourTeaching & Learning 20/9/2022 - 19/9/2026

Analucia Pinto Del Rio

 

     Staff Governor    20/9/2022 - 19/9/2026
Louise Gillam     Co-opted Governor

SEND

EAL

Resources

Pay 

HT Performance Management 

Teaching & Learning

 5/4/2022 - 4/4/2026

In office previously:

 Saffron Garey, Parent Governor

  

07/2015-07/2016

 Olya Chamberlain, Co-opted

  

12/2016-05/2017

 David Trace, Co-opted

  

05/2016-07/2017

 Angela Kennedy, Staff Governor

  

09/2017-11/2018

 Alex Harvey, Parent Governor

  

07/2015-01/2019

 Sarah Dunlop, Co-opted

  

11/2017-05/2019

 Fleur Mason, Co-opted                                                                  

  

11/2018-12/2019

 Allison Hendry, Co-opted

  

07/2015-05/2020

 Rosalind Rowland, Parent Governor

  

09/2017-09/2020

 Anne Srokosz, Co-opted

  

10/2016-10/2020

 Maureen Smith, Foundation

  

09/2015-09/2021

Nilesh Thanki - Parent Governor  1/04/2019-27/01/2022
Maggie Rance, Co-opted  26/07/2018–27/01/2022
Nicola Walters , Co-opted  20/02/2018-27/01/2022
Caroline Humphries, Co-opted   1/03/2021-27/01/2022
Kate Lewis - Clerk  02/2022
Harry Kutty - Foundation Governor  01/02/2020- 31/08/2022
Steve Gale- Staff Governor  01/04/2014-31/0820222

 

Governor Business and Pecuniary Interests
 

Governor name

Type of Governor

Business Interests

Rev Peter Dockree

Co-opted

 

Analucia Pinto Del Rio

Staff

Bassett Green Staff member

Maria Smyth

Foundation 

Headteacher at Vermont Special School

Louise Gillam

Foundation

Cantell School Employee

Sarah Little

Parent 

HISP MAT Employee

Lucy Mair

Co-opted

 

Vikki Maxwell

Co-opted

HCC /  Education Personnel Service Employee

Rebecca Millward

Co-opted

HCC /  Education Personnel Service Employee

Daniel Pooley

Parent 

Wife member of staff and PTA Chair

Charlotte Stillwell

Headteacher

Bassett Green Headteacher

Governor Role

 

We are a statutory corporate body which means that no governor may act on their own without proper authority from the full Governing Board. All governors carry equal responsibility for decisions made. Although appointed through different routes, the prime concern of all governors is the welfare of the school.  We have discretion as to how we undertake our responsibilities but are required to constitute ourselves in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2003 and to appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair. Governors are drawn from different parts of the community, and our Governing Board comprises staff, parents, a governor approved by the Local Authority, co-opted members of the community and two Foundation governors appointed by the Aspire Trust. This helps to ensure that we have sufficient diversity of views, skills and experience.

 

Working together with the Headteacher, we are responsible for strategic and long-term decisions about the school. Our responsibilities include:

  • setting high educational standards and targets for school improvement
  • appointing the Headteacher
  • offering support and advice
  • ensuring the school values reflect the needs of parents, children and community
  • providing an environment where pupils can work in a caring, safe and inclusive place;
  • helping to develop school policies
  • managing the finances of the school

 

We carry out much of our business through formal meetings of the Full Governing Board and have two sub-committees that report to the Board: Resources and Teaching and Learning Committee. The Terms of Reference for these Committees are attached below.

 

Each governor has a special link role and we regularly visit the school to meet with staff and pupils to discuss our areas of responsibility and to consider the school’s progress and future needs. Governors also undertake visits as a group to see the whole school in operation.

 

You can read reports on our activities and what it means to become a governor in the documents at the foot of this page.

 

We are happy to hear from parents, carers and members of the community. Should you wish to contact the Chair or other members of the Governing Board, please send an email to Chair@bassettgreen.net.

 

Please note that if you have concerns about your child's education or wellbeing, it is important to raise any issues through the Headteacher in the first instance, before contacting the Chair, as it is the Headteacher who is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school.

FULL GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS 2022-23

Tuesdays, 5.00 pm

20 September, 18 October, 6 December 2022, 

 7 February, 28 March, 23 May, 11 July 2023

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