Governance

Mr Philip Tillman Chair of Govenors

Academy Trust and Governing Body
The Governing Body plays an important role in guiding the school strategically in conjunction with the Principal and Leadership team, with a view to providing the best possible education and educational opportunities for all of the pupils.

The Chair of Govenors can be contacted via the school office on 01564 792766
or by letter addressed to :

Mr P Tillman
Chair of Governing Body
Henley in Arden C of E Primary School
Arden Road
Henley in Arden
B95 5FT

The Governors at Henley-in-Arden CE Primary School are responsible for:-

  • monitoring the effective delivery of the National Curriculum;
  • financial management;
  • professional advice on the adequacy and deployment of resources within the school;
  • monitoring the academy’s self-evaluation;
  • establishing clear priorities and procedures for the effective support of the academy;

The governing body is also split into 4 committees that meet every term.  The committees are;

Finance Committee – Jan Morgn

  • Responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reviewing policy and performance in relation to financial management and compliance with reporting and regulatory requirements. They oversee the staffing structure and payment reviews. They also receive reports from the Responsible Officer and draft the annual budget.

Premises Committee – Duncan Bainbridge

  • Responsible for monitoring the site and buildings of the Academy, determining what routine improvements should be made and planning for future expansion or enhancement of the current facilities.

Standards Committee – Louise Dale-Barron

  • This committee focuses on the teaching and learning within the school. They monitor pupil’s progress and attainment through RAISE online and other means of self-assessment.   It evaluates the impact of focused Pupil Premium spending. It is also kept informed about curriculum changes and the effect on future resources. They are consulted on policy development prior to policies being approved by the full governing body.

Governors join at least one committee and have the responsibility for focusing on specific topics/areas ranging from standards of education, fabric of the school buildings, staffing, budgets and community.  Each committee has terms of reference, objectives and delegated powers.  The chair of each committee provides feedback to all governors during full governing body meetings and certain issues are presented and then voted on by all governors.

GOVERNING BODY

NAME CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE ENDS ROLES
Governors
Mr Philip Tillman 01/09/2021 Chair of Governing Body
Mr David Mitchell 01/09/2021 Vice-Chair of Governing Body;

Finance & Personnel Committee;

Standards Committee

Ms Jane Aldred-Ferguson 01/09/2021
Mr Duncan Bainbridge 01/09/2021 Chair: Premises Committee
Mrs Louise Dale-Barron 01/09/2021 Chair: Standards Committee
Rev John Ganjavi 01/09/2021 Premises Committee
Mrs Jan Morgan 01/09/2021 Chair: Finance & Personnel Committee
Parent Governors
Mrs Naneh Hovhannisyan 01/06/2019 Standards Committee
Mrs Sue Westcott 01/12/2018 Standards Committee
Staff Governor    
Mrs Elaine Field 01/09/2021 Premises Committee
Executive Principal
Miss Jenny Godsall Ex officio Standards Committee;

Finance & Personnel Committee

Clerk to the Governing Body
Mr Ian Paterson 1 month’s notice Clerk to Governing Body

 

Mr Tillman, Mr Mitchell and Rev Ganjavi are Members of Henley in Arden CE Primary School;

The Bishop of Coventry and the Coventry Diocesan Board of Education are also Members.

All Governors are Trustees of Henley in Arden CE Primary School, appointed by the Members for a term of four years.

Register of Interests of Governors    October 2017

Name Position Name of organisation Nature of interest Date interest was registered Date interest ceased Notes
Philip Tillman Chair PT Educational Consultancy Ltd Educational consultancy 25/09/2017 No services currently, or expected to be, provided to the school
David Mitchell Vice Chair No pecuniary or personal interest requiring declaration
Jane Aldred Governor Aldred Ferguson Consulting ltd Educational consultancy 23/10/2017 No services currently, or expected to be, provided to the school
Duncan Bainbridge Governor No pecuniary or personal interest requiring declaration
Louise Dale-Barron Governor Henley in Arden School Governor 04/10/2017 Appointed as governor of Henley in Arden School in June 2015
Elaine Field Staff Governor Henley in Arden CE Primary School Employee (Teacher) 25/09/2017 Spouse is also employed by school
John Gangavi (Revd.) Governor No pecuniary or personal interest requiring declaration
Jenny Godsall Executive Principal Knowle CE Primary Academy Principal of Knowle CE Primary Academy 22/09/2017 School has contract with Knowle CE Primary Academy for Miss Godsall’s services as Executive Principal
Jan Morgan Governor No pecuniary or personal interest requiring declaration
Sue Westcott Parent Governor No pecuniary or personal interest requiring declaration

 

Record of Review

Date 23/10/2017
Clerk to the Governors   I S C Paterson

 

GOVERNORS ATTENDANCE RECORD 2016/17
Name Meetings attended Of a possible
Philip Tillman (Chair) 6 6
David Mitchell (Vice Chair) 6 6
Jane Aldred-Ferguson 3 6
Duncan Bainbridge 5 6
Louise Dale Barron 3 6
Paula Dhugga resigned 31/07/17 2 4
Elaine Field 5 5
John Ganjavi 6 6
Jenny Godsall appointed 01/01/17 4 4
Pamela Hayes resigned 14/12/16 2 2
Naneh Hovhannisyan 4 6
Jose Lopez resigned 15/11/16 0 1
Jan Morgan 6 6
Sue Westcott 6 6
Sue White resigned 14/12/16 2 2
* although serving for the full year, Mrs Field and Mrs Dhugga had not attended some meetings
 because of the nature of issues being discussed