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Governance

Elm Court School Governing Body consist of specialist volunteers who work with the school team to ensure that students are safe, their achievement is maximised and that the school’s resources are used as efficiently and effectively as possible. Each Governor will assume a responsibility for an aspect of school life. The Governors are appointed by the school, the parents and the Local Authority. They meet termly and regularly visit school. They also attend training sessions to ensure that they are up-to-date with developments and are supported by a substantive clerk. Declaration of Business Interests: Governors are required to declare if they have any relevant personal and financial interests.  Currently all Governors have declared that they have no interests or relationships between themselves and members of school staff.  These signed documents are kept securely at school and the Register of Business Interests is updated at each full Governing Body meeting.

Governing Body Details

 

Name Category of Governor Appointed by Position Voting rights (inc any convened committees) Register of Business Interests
Michael Jenner Parent Governing Body: 01.10.14 Chair Yes None declared
Deb Conner Co-opted Governing Body: 01.10.14 Co-opted Governor Yes None declared
Joanna Tarrant Headteacher 01.09.14   Yes None declared
Sam Cuthbertson Co-opted Governing Body: 15.03.16 Co-opted Governor Yes None declared
Lindy Zubairy Parent Governing Body: 01.10.14 Vice Chair Yes None declared
Lydia Gibson Co-opted Local Authority: 01.10.14 LA Governor Yes None declared
Steven Olaman Staff Governing Body: 01.10.14 Staff Governor Yes None declared
Jenny Keen Co-opted Governing Body: 28.09.16 Co-opted Governor Yes None declared
Bharti Patel Clerk Governing Body      
Vacant Local Authority        

Governing Body Attendance

During the 2016 – 2017 academic year the Governing Body met seven times.  This year seven meetings are scheduled with focused meetings convened if required.  The Governing Body has met once since September 2017.

Name Category of Governor Appointed by Position Attendance 2016-2017  (7 meetings) Attendance 2017-2018  (7 meetings)
Deb Conner Co-opted Governing Body Co-opted 3 out of 7 1 out of 7
Sam Cuthbertson Co-opted Governing Body Co-opted 5 out of 7 1 out of 7
Joanna Tarrant Headteacher   Headteacher 7 out of 7 1 out of 7
Michael Jenner Parent Governing Body Chair 7 out of 7 1 out of 7
Lindy Zubairy Parent Governing Body Vice Chair 6 out of 7 1 out of 7
Lydia Gibson Local Authority Local Authority LA Governor 5 out of 7 1 out of 7
LaToya Henry Local Authority Local Authority LA Governor 6 out of 7 Not a member
Steven Olaman Staff Governing Body Staff Governor 7 out of 7 1 out of 7
Jenny Keen Co-opted Governing Body  Co-opted 3 out of 7 1 out of 7