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Eastwick School

Eastwick School

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 2018 - 2019 Local Governance Board and their roles and responsibilities.

Governor Name

Category

Term of Office - start

Term of Office - End

Appointing Body

Additional Position of Responsibility

Portfolio Area

Attendance                              AY 2017-2018

Tim Smith

Ex-Officio

01/09/2017

n/a

n/a

Head of School

 n/a

4/4

Ellen Smith

Staff Governor

25/03/2015

24/03/2019

Staff Body

Governor

Stakeholder Voice

2/4

Elizabeth McDermid

Trust Appointed

23/05/2016

22/05/2020

Trust Appointed

Portfolio Holder

Standards and Performance

4/4

Simon Bachelor

Local Governor

18/12/2017

17/12/2021

Trust Appointed

Portfolio Holder

SEND and Disadvantaged

4/4

David Parrett

Parent Governor

04/05/2016

03/05/2020

Parent Body

Vice Chair

Finance

4/4

Rachel Slater

Parent Governor

04/05/2016

03/05/2020

Parent Body

Vice Chair

Safeguarding

3/4

Julian Colborne-Baber

Local Governor

19/07/2018

18/07/2022

Trust Appointed

Governor

Finance

n/a

Vacancy

Local Governor

n/a

n/a

n/a

Governor

n/a

n/a

Vacancy

Local Governor

n/a

n/a

n/a

Governor

n/a

n/a

Attendance is expressed as attended over expected

Stepped down in the past 12 months

Ruth Simpson

 

10/01/2017

06/09/2018

Local Governor

Governor

Staff Welbeing

2/4

Paula Abreu

 

04/05/2016

20/07/2018

Parent Governor

Portfolio Holder

SEND and Disadvantaged

3/3*

William Apps

 

23/05/2016

21/07/2018

Local Governor

Vice Chair

Finance

3/3*

Greg Martin

 

18/12/2017

08/06/2018

Local Governor

Portfolio Holder

Standards and Performance

1/2

* Stepped down before the last meeting

The Local Governance Board formally meets each term. 

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 infantinfo@eastwickschools.net or juniorinfo@eastwickschools.net.

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