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Towers school's Governing Body

Governors

Our Governing Body is composed of the following categories of Governors:-

  • Executive Headteacher (1)
  • Local Authority Governor (1) – appointed by the Local Authority
  • Parent Governors (1) – elected by parents
  • Staff Governors (1) – elected by staff
  • Co-Opted Governors (8) – appointed by the Governing Body
  • Associate members (2) -  Associate members without voting rights
  • Observer (1) – without voting rights

All governors have full membership and voting rights. Currently only the Executive Head Teacher as a governor sits on governing bodies of two other schools. The Bridge - Independent school, part of Life Education Trust and St. Alban's Catholic Primary School.

Annual pecuniary interest declarations are signed by all governors and there are currently no governors with business interests linked to the school.

The Governors play an important role in our school.  Please click the link to read more about what their role entails.

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent. 

Health and Safety matters

The governing body has to plan for the school to be able to implement the health and safety policy by setting health and safety objectives and performance standards for their school. This will promote a positive view of health and safety and control risks.

 

Asbestos;

Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) were used extensively in the construction of schools and other public buildings from the 1950s until the use of asbestos in Great Britain was completely banned in 1999.

We can assure our parental community, alongside visitors to site that there are effective management systems in place. It is expected that staff refresh their understanding of the asbestos register at the start of every academic year, and mid year inductions to school life include reading the asbestos register. Contractors prior to starting work also have to sign they have read and understood the asbestos register and these signed documents confirming they understand our asbestos register are kept on file. This is managed by the Schools Site Manager. If parents/carers request information regarding known asbestos materials on our site please email our school office FAO of our Schools Business Manager.

 

Further information about asbestos in schools can be found here;

https://www.hse.gov.uk/education/asbestos.htm

 

Agenda and associated papers are put together for the Chairs approval by Governing body support unit from Havering. The Clerk to the Governing body is Anesta Broad.

The full governing body meets termly and discusses the Quality of Education, Personal Development of pupils and staff, Leadership and Management, personnel and premises issues including health and safety. and Behaviour and attitudes and finances of the schools.

Our current Governing Body membership is 

Pay Committee – annual meeting regarding teachers’ pay review, 

Pupil Discipline Committee – meet as required to deal with any permanent exclusion cases. Membership of this panel will be determined as required.

Staff Dismissal Committee – meet as required to deal with any staff dismissal cases. Membership of this panel will be determined as required.

Appeal Committee   - meet as required to deal with any staff appeals following disciplinary procedures.  Membership of this panel will be determined as required.

Executive Head teacher’s Performance Management Committee – meet annually to review Executive Head Teacher’s performance management targets and determine salary increments. Membership of this committee is determined at the Full Governing Body Meeting in the summer term.

 

Our current Governing Body membership. Governors have full membership and voting rights. 

Annual pecuniary interest declarations are signed by all governors and there is currently one governor with business interests linked to the school.

Please see updated list of Governor declarations here 2024.

Please see updated list of Governor declarations here 2023.

Annual pecuniary interest declarations are signed by all governors and there are currently no governors with business interests linked to the school.

The Governors play an important role in our school.  Please click the link to read more about what their role entails.

The Role of the Governor.

To see our Governors attendance records at meetings 2022/2023 click here

To see our Governors attendance records at meetings 2021/2022 click here

To see our Governors attendance records at meetings 2020/21 click here

To see our Governors attendance records at meeting 2019/20 click here

To see our Governors attendance records at meetings click here

To see our Governors attendance records at meeting Oct18 - Feb 19 Click here

To see our Full Governors Attendance Records at meetings Oct 18 - Jul 19 Click here

Name

Category and Responsibility

Term expires

Relationships

Mrs. Adele. D’Silva

Co-opted Governor. Chair of Governors.

Responsibility for Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Governance, British Values, Disadvantaged pupils, Early years, Quality and Standards and Executive Head teachers Performance Management.

02/05/2026

None

Mrs. Jacqui. Bryant

Co-opted Governor, Vice Char of Governors. Executive Head teachers Performance Management.

Quality of Education linked governor

05/05/2024

None

Mr. M. Dineen

Executive Head Teacher Governor

Mr Dineen is currently on a secondment with the local authority. His new role is Schools Improvement Advisor – SEND.

Duration in post

None

Mr. Peter. Sass

Co-opted Governor,

Responsibility for Governance and British values. Executive Head teachers Performance Management.

24/02/2023

None

Mr. Andrew. Bryan

Co-opted Governor. Executive Head teachers Performance Management.  Responsibility for Finance. Health and Safety link governor

02/05/2026

None

Mrs. Jenny. Taylor

Parent Governor  

Quality of Education linked governor

10/02/2024

None

Ms. L. Blurton

Co-opted Governor 

23/02/2024

 None

Mrs. C. Hurley

 

Co-opted Governor 

22/11/2024

 None

Ms Salma Jalil 

Co-opted Governor. Health and Safety link governor

27/11/2026

 

Mrs. J. Spurdle

Observer - Schools Business Manager, Finance and H and S link.

 

None