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Eastwick Schools

Eastwick Schools

Local Governance Board

The Eastwick School Local Governance Board fulfils a monitoring role to ensure accountability and financial probity in the operation of the school and works with the school community to establish the strategic direction of Eastwick School.

Our objective is to build on the success of Eastwick and help drive a process of continuous improvement.

We are made up of staff and parent representation, as well as members of the local community to ensure a broad range of skills and experience is available to the school. The following table shows the members of our 2020 - 2021 Local Governance Board and their roles and responsibilities.

The Local Governance Board formally meets each term. 

Governor Name

Category

Term of Office - Start

Term of Office - End

Appointing Body

Additional Position of Responsibility

Portfolio Area

Attendance*                    AY

2019-2020

Michael Lowes

Head

01/09/2020

n/a

Ex-officio

 

n/a**

Liz McDermid

Local Governor

20/05/2020

19/05/2024

THPT

Chair

Standards & Performance

3/3

Simon Bachelor

Local Governor

18/12/2017

17/12/2021

THPT

SEND/Disadvantaged

2/3

Julian Colborne-Baber

Local Governor

19/07/2018

18/07/2022

THPT

Finance, Pupil Behaviour & Wellbeing

2/3

Michael Gibb

Local Governor

12/10/2018

11/10/2022

THPT

Standards & Performance

3/3

**Incoming Head from September 2020

 

Stepped down in the past 12 months

Vanessa Wallden

Exec Head

01/09/2019

01/09/2020

Ex-officio

 

3/3

Rachel Slater

Parent Governor

04/05/2016

03/05/2020

Parent Body

Vice Chair

Safeguarding

2/3

David Parrett

Parent Governor

04/05/2016

03/05/2020

Parent Body

Vice Chair

Finance

3/3

 

 *Attendance is expressed as attended over expected

Note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, additional information meetings also took place.

Governors also undertake to visit the school at least once each term and to spend time in the classroom familiarising themselves with how the school operates. Governors are encouraged to see for themselves what success looks like and the hard work of both pupils and staff in achieving this, and to recognise challenges that might affect learning outcomes.

Recent work

Over the past year or so the Local Governance Board has been exploring how best to safeguard and improve the educational provision at Eastwick in the context of changes to educational policy regarding how schools are funded and operated.

On the Teaching & Learning side, the Local Governance Board continues to support the school in delivering the new curriculum and the move to assessment without levels. 

If you would like to find out more about becoming a School Governor, please email the school office at either info@eastwick.thpt.org.uk .

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