School Governors

The main role of the school governing body is to support the Head Teacher and the staff through providing rigorous challenges to ensure the school is constantly improving. A role described as a “critical friend.”

The main duties are to:
  • Set strategic direction, policies and objectives.

  • Approve school budget.

  • Review progress of the objectives set.

There are termly full governing body meetings to discuss issues arising and curriculum meetings to monitor the pro-gress within school.

A number of smaller working groups are set up to look at particular areas.

These include Finance, Standards, Engaging Parents and the Community, Health and Safety.

Different types of governors:
  • Co-opted governors who are appointed by the Governing Body.

  • Local Authority Governors who are appointed by the Local Authority.

  • Parent Governors who are elected by the parents and carers. Like all Governors they serve a 4 year term of office and you are encouraged to think about standing for election when a vacancy arises.

  • Staff Governors who are elected by staff employed at the school.

Each governor also has a subject to which they pay special attention and meet with the teacher involved to discuss progress. Governors are also linked to areas of the school development plan.

School Governors 2018 – 2019
NameCategoryAppointedTermResponabilities
Terry JohnsonCo-opted GovernorGriffin Primary School01.09.22Chair of Governors
Juliette GarmstonHeadteacherGriffin Primary School31.12.2020Voting Rights
Chris StorrFoundation GovernorGriffin Primary School11.04.2020Vice Chair of Governors
Joanne De-VriesCommunity GovernorGriffin Primary School13.02.2021Chair of Premises Finance and Personnel
Claire BakerParent GovernorGriffin Primary School30.10.2018
Helen RichardsonParent GovernorGriffin Primary School01.06.22SEN Governor
VacancyCo-opted GovernorGriffin Primary School31.08.2019
Governors Interests
GovernorsRelevant Business InterestsOther Educational Establishments GovernedRelationship With Other Governors Or Staff
Terry JohnsonNoneNoneNone
Juliette GarmstonNoneNoneNone
Chris StorrNoneGreat Coates Village Nursery, Neasden PrimaryNone
Joanne De-VriesSBM at Thanet Primary School & Fellow of ISBL & MAATNoneNone
Claire BakerNoneNoneNone
Governors Attendance
NameAttendance 2017/2018 Full Governing Body
J-M Chatwin3/3
Juliette Garmston3/3
Chris Storr3/3
Joanne De-Vries3/3
Sophia Stewart 2/3
Claire Baker2/3
Governors Resignations
NameRoleResigned
J-M ChatwinChairAugust 2018
Sophia StewartCo-opted GovernorJune 2018

Our Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office.

august, 2019

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