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Governors

Tylers Green Middle School (TGMS) has fourteen appointed, elected and co-opted governors all of whom have a strong link with the village.  Each member has a term of office of four years and brings a diverse range of knowledge, skills and experience to the leadership of the school.  The TGMS vision – inspiration is at the heart of our community – was generated in conjunction with the staff team and reflects the quality and breadth of education and other curriculum opportunities desired for every child in the community.  Governors support the school in evaluating current performance, challenging the leadership team to deliver further improvements and ensuring that the finances and statutory requirements are met.

 

The full governing body (FGB) meets at least once a term. An appointed clerk takes minutes which are held in the school.  At these meetings the team will review, debate and approve the strategic issues outlined in the headteacher’s report, the School Development Plan, committee minutes and policies.  The team will also spend time reviewing reports from visiting governors, feedback surveys (pupil, parent, staff and governor) and specific items such as training, SEN provision and Pupil Premium effectiveness.

 

TGMS governors use three main committees to deliver the school vision and objectives and to ensure all statutory business, such as budgets and policies, can be properly discussed. Each meets once a term:

 

Teaching and Learning – focuses on the achievement and progress made by every pupil.  This team regularly visits the school to meet with subject co-ordinators and to review the curriculum, marking and assessment and future training and developments.

 

Personnel, Pastoral and Admissions – focuses on the people who come to TGMS, both in terms of recruiting and retaining excellent teachers, the admissions policy for children and also the pastoral care, including the behaviour, discipline and safety, of everyone.

 

Resources – this committee is focused on ensuring the school and pupils have everything needed to deliver an inspiring curriculum and excellent pupil achievement.  This includes current and future budget planning, premises management and health and safety compliance.

 

In addition the Pay Review Committee meets twice annually following the staff performance management reviews.

 

All governors are expected to join at least one of our committees and to take on a named governor role.  A summary of current members and responsibilities is shown below. In addition, all governors agree to abide by a Code of Conduct (attached below) which provides specific details on the commitments and responsibilities of governors at TGMS.

 

If you would like more information on becoming a governor at Tylers Green Middle School the current Chair can be contacted via the School office or by email: governors@tylersgreenmiddle.co.uk

 

Full Governing Body as at October 2019

 

 

 

Governor name (type)

Term started

Term ends

T&L

Resources

PPA

Pay Review

Committee

Attendance

2018-19

No. meetings

FGB Attendance 2018-19           No. meetings

 

Other post held/ responsibilities

Other governor  posts held Pecuniary Interests declared 

1

Tammy Ahmad  (co-opted)

20.09.16

19.09.20

 

 

Vice Chair

Yes

8

4

Performance mgt governor

N/A No

2

Elspeth Barlow (co-opted)

1.10.19

30.09.23

 

 

Yes

 

N/A

N/A

Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor

N/A No

3

Owen Brangwin (co-opted)

3.11.19

2.11.23

Yes

 

 

Yes

5

4

Chair of Governors, GDPR Governor

N/A No

4

David Compton (co-opted)

7.06.16

6.06.20

Yes

 

 

 

3

3

Deputy Headteacher

N/A No

5

Daniella Coker

 

Term ended

 

 

 

 

0

0

 

N/A No

6

Jacqueline Davies (co-opted)

20.09.16

19.09.20

 

Yes

 

 

3

4

Development Governor, H&S Governor

N/A No

7

Maeve Dempsey  (associate)

1.10.19

30.09.23

 

Yes

 

 

N/A

N/A

PHSE Governor

N/A No

8

Lisa Dodgshon (co-opted)

1.10.19

30.09.23

 

 

Yes

 

N/A

N/A

Chair PPA from Jan 20

N/A No

9

Jamie Holderness  (co-opted)

21.10.18

20.10.22

 

Vice Chair

 

 

2

2

ICT/ Computing governor

N/A No

10

Ken Hazell (Staff)

05.11.19

04.11.23

 

Yes

 

 

N/A

N/A

Staff briefing and liaison incl. CPD

N/A No

11

Vanessa Pinkney (Head)

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

8

4

Headteacher

N/A No

12

Gabby Shirley (parent)

04.05.17

03.05.21

Chair

 

 

 

3

4

Board Co-vice-chair, English governor, Sports Premium

N/A No

13

Jane Tichbon  (co-opted)

21.10.18

20.10.22

 

Chair

Yes

Yes

6

4

Board Co-vice-chair

N/A No

14

Julie Wagge (LA)

2.10.18

1.10.22

Vice Chair

 

 

 

2

4

Inclusion governor (SEND, PP, AGT), Performance Mgt governor

N/A No

15

Matt Wilderspin (parent)

05.02.19

04.02.23

 

 

Yes

 

1

2

Equalities Governor

N/A No

16

Jean Stidwell 

 

Term ended

 

 

Chair

 

1 N/A

 

N/A No

7

Lyn Mellor

  Term ended Yes       3 4 Teacher N/A No
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