Our Governors


The Governors are a very important part of our learning community.  They have many responsibilities and help to shape the direction of our provision and the way we work. 

In 2018, Ethelred became part of the Lambeth Nursery Schools and Children's Centres Federation comprising the 5 Lambeth Nursery Schools. This development is welcome as it will allow us to work more effectively together, whilst retaining our unique identities.

There are fifteen members of the Lambeth Nursery Schools Federation and Children's Centres Governing Board including the headteacher ranging from parents, staff and those appointed by the local authority.  They meet regularly and give support to the school and also act as a ‘critical friend’ to maintain challenge and accountability.

Lambeth Nursery Schools Federation and Children's Centres Governing Board  

For academic year 2018/19 (Federation formed 21.11.2018)   

  Governor type Name (appointed by) Start date Term of office End of term of office Business/ pecuniary & personal interests /governance roles in other schools Membership of Resources Committee RC / Individual School Committee ISC
1 Headteacher (Acting Executive Headteacher) Rachel Hedley (n/a) Acting Executive Headteacher Ex-officio n/a n/a Headteacher No other interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC ISC - All
2 Headteacher Glenda King (n/a) Headteacher Ex-officio n/a n/a Charity Trusteeships, Roots & Shoots Charity & Fevered Sleep Theatre Group. No other interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC ISC - Ethelred
3 Headteacher Jan Bennett (n/a) Headteacher Ex-officio n/a n/a Company Directorships - The Pathway Academy Trust Charity Trusteeships - Culverstone Green Pre-School No other interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC ISC - Effra
4 LA (Chair) Bruce MacInnes (nominated by Local Authority and appointed by GB) 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 Chairman of Brandalley UK Limited; Director of Brandalley UK Limited.  RC ISC - Holmewood
5 Parent (elected by parents) Michael Gray 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 No interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles ISC - Effra
6 Parent (elected by parents) Umar Mahmood Qureshi 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 No interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC ISC - Effra
7 Staff (elected by staff) Luke Page 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 No interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles ISC - Triangle
8 Co-opted Daniel Brown 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 Civil Servant No other interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC ISC - Triangle
9 Co-opted (Chair of Resources) Siobhan Turner 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 Freelance Wine Consultant Director at RD:IR Trustee at Integrity Action Charity No other interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC
10 Co-opted Paul Harrison 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 Chartered Surveyor No other interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC  ISC - Maytree
11 Co-opted Victoria Ling 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 Photographer Director at Victoria Ling Limited No other interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles ISC - Holmewood
12 Co-opted Gina Dorati (Parent elected) 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 No interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles ISC - Triangle ISC - Maytree
13 Co-opted Kelly Lin 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 No interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC ISC - Ethelred
14 Co-opted Tien Tien Tan 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 No interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections or governor roles RC ISC - Ethelred
15 Co-opted Derrick Brown 21.11.18 4 yr 20.11.22 Resources Governor for Jubilee Primary School No other interests, directorships, charity trusteeships, personal connections. RC ISC - Effra
This is a new federated governing body and therefore there are no previous members who have left this governing body.

 

Overview of School Governors' responsibilities                                            

There are 3 tables below showing different aspects of the governing body’s work and who is responsible:

  1. Regular meetings of the Governing Body
  2. Governors specific responsibilities and monitoring visits to the school
  3. Committees/Panels that convene when required

 

Regular meetings of the Governing Body
Name of group Focus  Who’s involved Named governors
Full governing body (FGB) 3 per year (1 each term) See DfE Governance Handbook. See Delegation planner All GB All; Vice chair 
Resources Committee (RC) 3 per year (1 each term) See Terms of Reference. Key focus, overview of resources across all schools: Finance, Premises including H&S, Human resources/staffing, Pay Sub-group of FGB, Minimum of 6 govs including EHT, Hilda McNamara (Federation Business Manager (FBM)) attends Rachel Hedley, Glenda King, Jan Bennett, Siobhan Turner - Chair, Paul Harrison, Derrick Brown, Bruce MacInnes, Daniel Brown, Tien Tien Tan, Kelly Lin, Umar Mahmood Qureshi
Individual School Committees (ISC) 3 per year (1 each term)
 
 
 
 
See Terms of Reference. Key focus:  School Improvement Plans (SIP), Achievement of children, Early Years Pupil Premium Plans
 
 
 
 
Sub-group of FGB. Executive Headteacher /Headteacher/ Head of School, Other stakeholders
 
 
 
 
Holmewood Bruce MacInnes (Chair), Victoria Ling, Tania Fricker
Maytree Paul Harrison (Chair), Gina Dorati, Melanie Miah
Triangle Daniel Brown (Chair), Gina Dorati, Luke Page
Effra Derrick Brown (Chair), Michael Gray, Umar Mahmood Qureshi, Jan Bennett
Ethelred Kelly Lin (Chair), Tien Tien Tan, Glenda King

 

Governors with specific responsibilities - monitoring visits to the school
Each governor will be expected to know about the key strengths and areas for development within the school.  During an Ofsted inspection Governors will be asked how they monitor the school’s progress towards: reaching its targets in the School Improvement Plans; whether children are achieving well; how the quality of teaching and learning is monitored; what strategies are taken to improve this; and, how the schools are meeting the statutory duties.  Governors will visit the schools during the working day where possible to meet a member of staff to conduct their monitoring visit.
Responsibility School monitoring visit focus  Who’s involved Named governors
Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Looked after Children (LAC/CLA) Governor (statutory role) (3 visits annually) Maintain an overview of SEND and LAC children’s attainment and progress and current issues. Monitors areas of SIP relating to this. Meet SENCOs termly. 1 named governor (min) Siobhan Turner
Safeguarding Governor (statutory role) (3 visits annually)
 
Meet to review Safeguarding procedures and discuss issues. Monitors Single Central Record spreadsheet. Attends Child Protection Governor training. Named person if an allegation is made against a member of staff (excluding EHT or Headteacher - Chair of Governors takes this role). Monitors areas of SIP relating to this. Meet member of staff termly.
 
1 named governor (min) Victoria Ling
Additional governor to support Umar Mahmood Qureshi
Premises / Health and Safety Governor (3 visits annually) Conducts a walk around the schools.  Review procedures and discuss any key issues. Monitors areas of SIP relating to this. Meets FBM termly. 1 named governor (min) Paul Harrison
Children’s Centres Governor (3 visits annually) Obtains a deeper understanding of this area of work. Monitors areas of SIP relating to this. Meets Managers regularly.  1 named governor (min) Kelly Lin
Training and Skills Governor (no visits) Ensures governor effectiveness through the self-review, skills audit (every 2 years), induction and overseeing governor training. Monitors areas of SIP relating to this. Reports termly to GB. Attends termly LA meeting. 1 named governor (min) Michael Gray

 

Committees/Panels that convene when required
Committee/Panel Focus  Who’s involved Named governors
Executive Headteacher’s/ Headteachers’ PM Reviewers. (2 meetings annually each) Training from Lambeth strongly advised (not a requirement). 1 meeting each with School Improvement Advisor in the Autumn term to review and set targets for academic year. 1 meeting mid-cycle, each, to review progress. 2 required, 3 possible. Usually either Chair or Vice Chair but not both Rachel Hedley PM, Bruce MacInnes, Siobhan Turner, Kelly Lin, Jan Bennett PM, Derrick Brown, Umar Mahmood Qureshi, Siobhan Turner, Glenda King, Kelly Lin, Umar Mahmood Qureshi
Performance Management / Appraisal Appeals Panel (as required) Training/advice from Lambeth. Lambeth HR would advise and be present at any panel hearing. 3 (no staff) Daniel Brown, Michael Gray, Tien Tien Tan
Recruitment panel (as required) Usually one member to take part in selection process (agreeing advert, JD, shortlisting, interviewing). Minimum of 2 governors (excluding staff) - must complete Safer Recruitment training and complete test. More involvement required for recruitment of EHT/Headteacher. Minimum of 2 governors (no staff) Umar Mahmood Qureshi, Derrick Brown, Siobhan Turner
Complaints (as required) See Complaints policy 3 Bruce MacInnes, Gina Dorati, Kelly Lin, Derrick Brown