Governors

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The Board of Governors has many responsibilities set out by law. The Board answers to parents and the wider local community, and ultimately to Osted inspectors, for the school’s overall performance.  It works with the Headteacher and staff to help the school deliver the best possible education by fulfilling the following roles:

Providing a strategic view

The Governing Body is ultimately responsible for the school’s strategy for improvement. Its most important task is probably in the appointment of the Headteacher and deputy head, and in working with them and the staff to achieve the highest standards for the school.

Ensuring accountability

The Headteacher reports to the Board of Governors on the school’s performance. The Board does not get involved in managerial decisions, but it holds the school to account on whether it delivers on its policies and performance. This covers everything in the life of the school from Safeguarding and exam results to personnel and financial management.

 

In all its various activities the governors’ role has been summarised as acting as a ‘critical friend’. We are friends of the school, its staff and teachers, but a friend who does not ask difficult questions is not helpful.

The governors at St Anne’s School provide their time on a voluntary basis. They come from a range of different backgrounds including the local authority, parents, staff, and foundation governors (appointed either by the Parish Council Council at St Anne’s Church or the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education).

The Governing Body meets once a term and all governors are expected to sit on at least one of the three main committees (Curriculum, Community, Resources).  These committees meet at least once a term to deal with detailed aspects of the Governor’s work.  ‘Named’ Governors have responsibility for particular areas such as Safeguarding and SEN.

Governors are usually around at parents’ evenings but are often in and out of the school. You can contact the governors by writing either by email  to vicar@pepperpotchurch.org.uk  or by letter through the school office.

Gordon JeanesFather Gordon Jeanes – Chair of Governors

Vicar of St Anne’s Church

Ex-officio governor

Member of all committees (except Admissions)

Gordon is also a governor at St Faith’s School, Wandsworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Gentry – Clerk to the Governors

Andrew HoweAndrew Howe – LEA Governor,

Vice-Chair and Treasurer to the Governors

Chair of Resources Committee and member of Curriculum Committee

Andrew works in IT and technology for Vodaphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam DaviesPam Davies

Chair of Curriculum Committee and Admissions Committee

Member of Community Committee and Pay and Personnel Committee

Governor responsible for Safeguarding

Appointed by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

Pam has in the past been a governor of both primary and secondary schools. At present she is a Trustee of the Southwark Diocesan Mothers’ Union and of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.

 

Sharon DickinsonSharon Dickinson

Chair of Community Committee

Appointed by St Anne’s Parish Church Council

Sharon is the parent of a child in the school. She has experience in medical and social work.

 

 

 

 

 

Leila FarahLeila Farah

Member of Community Committee

Governor responsible for Safeguarding

Elected parent governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin BakerMartin Baker

Member of Resources Committee

Elected parent governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark FaldoMark Faldo

Member of the Resources Committee

Appointed by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie NelsonJackie Nelson

Member of Community Committee and Admissions Committee

Appointed by St Anne’s Parish Church Council

Parent of a child in the school

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra McGowanSandra McGowan

Member of Curriculum Committee

Appointed by St Anne’s Parish Church Council

Parent of a child in the school

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akosua Awogbamiye

Appointed by St Anne’s Parish Church Council

Parent of a child in the school