Valley Primary School is a member of the Connect Schools Academy Trust.

 

The Board of Trustees at Connect Schools Academy Trust delegates powers and duties to the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body, who then monitors, evaluates progress, and acts as a champion for the school in the community.

 

The role of the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body is to provide focused governance for the school at a local level.

 

The Valley Primary School Local Governing Body monitors the school’s key performance indicators and acts as a critical friend to the Head teacher, providing challenge where appropriate.

 

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher, who reports to the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body and the Connect Board of Trustees.

 

The Valley Primary School Local Governing Body meets at least once a term to discuss issues and developments, review policies, the finances and make important decisions about the running of the school.

 

There are various committees and groups which oversee the running of different aspects of the school. Some committees meet at regular intervals and others meet as and when required. All groups report to the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body.

 

The Chair of the Local Governing Body is William Mitchell. Please click here to e-mail William directly.

 

There are two main standing committees which are:

 

  • Finance & Personnel (Chair: William Mitchell)
  • Learning & Achievement (Chair: Helen Randell)

 

There are other committees responsible for discipline of pupils and staff, the Headteacher’s performance appraisal, who meet as and when required. There is also a regular Building and Sites working party which oversees the School's estate and health and safety. Some Governors are appointed as points of contact for areas such as safeguarding, health and safety and special educational needs.

 

Valley Primary School Local Governors are unpaid volunteers and are appointed or elected for four years. 

 

Parent governors are elected by parents following an election; staff governors are elected by a vote by staff (both teaching and support staff); community governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. Parent governors can stay to complete their term even if their child leaves the school.

 

For details of the current membership, please see below.

 Name

Category

Appointed by

Date of appointment

Term of office and end date

or date of resignation

 

Role

Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2018/19

Attendance at Finance and Personnel Committees 2018/19

Attendance at Learning and Achievement Committees 2018/19

 

Ece Erol

 

Staff

Staff

7/12/17

4

6/12/21

None

3 of a possible 3

Not a member of this committee

 

1 of a possible 3

Katey Hewitt

 

Parent

Parents

3/7/19

 

4

 

 

2/7/23

None

1 of a possible 1

 

N/A

N/A

Stephen Jackson

 

Headteacher

N/A

1/9/16

N/A

N/A

Headteacher

3 of a possible 3

3 of  a possible 3

3 of a possible 3

William Mitchell

 

Community

GB

28/2/19

4

27/2/23

Chair of Governors

 

Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee

 

3 of a possible 3

3 of a possible 3

Not a member of this committee

Rachael Mole

 

Staff

Staff

26/3/19

4

25/3/23

None

2 of a possible 2

Not a member of this committee

N/A

Toby Reid

 

Community

GB

3/4/19

4

2/4/23

Chair, Learning and Achievement Committee

 

3 of a possible 3

Not a member of this committee

3 of a possible 3

Phil Ridgewell

 

Community

GB

25/4/18

4

24/4/22

None

2 of a possible 3

3 of a possible 3

Not a member of this committee

Andrew Storey

Parents

Parents

4/12/17

4

3/12/21

 

None

3 of a possible 3

Not a member of this committee

3 of  a possible 3

 

 

Governors who have left the Governing Body but served in the last twelve months

Name

Category

Appointed by

Date of resignation

Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2018/19

Attendance at Finance and Personnel Committees 2018/19

Attendance at Learning and Achievement Committees 2018/19

Menna Helmy

 

Community

GB

14/2/19

1 out of a possible 1

 

0 of a possible 1

Not a member of this committee

Helen Randell

 

Community

GB

1/9/19

3 of a possible 3

Not a member of this committee

3 of a possible 3

Register of Interests Declarations 2018/2019 academic year

Name

 

Position

Name of Business or Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date declaration made

 

Personnel involved in governance

 

Ece Erol

Local Governor

 

Valley Primary School

Education

None

12 December 2018

Menna Helmy

Local Governor

None

None

None

12 December 2018

 

William Mitchell

Chair of the Governing Body

Local Governor

 

Moore Stephens LLP

Accountants

Trustee, Connect Schools Academy Trust

12 December 2018

Helen Randell

Local Governor

 

None

None

None

11 December 2018

Philip Ridgewell

Local Governor

Building Services Engineer

Construction

Company Director, Chapman BDSP

21 March 2019

Toby Reid

Local Governor

 

The Royal Bank of Scotland / NatWest

Banking

None

12 December 2018

Andrew Storey

Local Governor

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Music

Ravensbourne Valley Preservation Society

12 December 2018

 

Governors

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