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GOVERNORS

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Furzedown has 10 full Governing Body members drawn from the staff, parents and local community. Wandsworth council appoints 2 members, 4 are parent governors, 2 are community governors, 2 are staff governors.

The full governing body meets meets once a term. In addition governors belong to sub-committees who also meet at least once a term.

GOVERNORS HAVE THREE MAIN ROLES:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • To ensure accountability

THEY ALSO CARRY OUT A NUMBER OF OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES, WHICH INCLUDE:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of senior staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies

WE HAVE 3 GOVERNING BODY SUB COMMITTEES

Pupils and curriculum

Finances staffing and resources.

Premises and community

Name Photo Position Appointed by Sub-Committee Business/Financial Interests Dates of Term Relationship between governors and staff Role in other schools
Rebbecca McIlroy  Rebbecca McIlroy Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor

Finance and Staffing

Premises and Extended Provision

Pupil’s & Curriculum sub-committee

 None

 

01/01/18

to

01/01/22

None None
 Alastair Cowie  Alastair Cowie  Co-vice-chair

Co-opted

Governor

Premises and Extended Provision  None

01/01/18

to

01/01/22

None None

Jack

Talbot

Local Authority

Governor

Premises &

extended Provision

Works for an educational company.

 28/11/17

28/11/21

 None None
Simon Hill  Simon Hill Co-vice-chair Parent Governor Finance and Staffing Business manager for an educational company

01/01/18 –

01/01/22

 None None
Chris Coates  Chris Coates Chair of Finance and staffing

Co-opted

Governor

Finance and Staffing  None

01/01/18

to

01/01/22

 None None

 

 

 
Charley Jarrett  Charley Jarrett  Co-opted Governor  Pupils & Curriculum sub-committee  None

24/06/18 to

24/06/22

 None None
Katherine Williams  Katherine Williams  Chair of Pupils & Curriculum sub-committee Co-opted Governor  Pupils & Curriculum sub-committee  None

01/01/18

to

01/01/22

 None None
Caron Heywood caron  Teaching  staff  All  None

01/01/14 –

01/09/18

None None

Clare

Harkey

 

Parent

Governor

  Pupils & Curriculum sub-committee None

01/01/18 to

01/01/22

None None
Nick Dutton nick-d  Teaching staff  Pupils & Curriculum sub-committee  None

01/09/14 –

01/09/18

 None None

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