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The Role of the Governing Body

The role of the governing body is to work together with the Head teacher, who has day to day management responsibility, to review the school's aims and policies and drive the improvements.

 

They also:

 

  • Set Strategic Direction
    Through clarity of vision, meeting statutory duties, engagement of parents and community stakeholders;

 

  • Act as a Critical Friend
    By supporting and challenging the school to improve;

 

  • Create Robust Accountability 
    S
    etting targets for pupil progress and achievement, teaching, behaviour and safety, review staff performance and pay, contribute to school evaluation;

 

  • Ensure Financial Probity
    Managing the school's finances and effectively utilise pupil premium to improve pupil progress and achievement.

 

The Governing Body is made up of people from the local community, including local councillors, parents and staff of the school.  Their main responsibility is to make sure that all decisions made are in the best interest of ALL the pupils in the school. They meet every term, sub committees have specific responsibilities and also meet termly.

 

Any parent, with a child in the school, can become a parent governor if there is a vacancy. Parents will be notified when an election is to take place.  Governors training is provided for governors by the school and the local authority which will equip them with the necessary skills to robustly challenge the school.

 

 

Vision for the School

 

In our society today, we see many of our young people not being able to fulfil their potential. We here at William Bellamy, from the Head Teacher Mrs Massar, Board of Governors and all members of teaching and non teaching staff are working tirelessly to ensure that 100% of our pupils receive the absolute best possible start in education. Our main aim is to make sure that when they graduate and move on to the next stage of their studies - they are well equipped and ready to fulfil their ambitions.

Meet our Governing Body!

Meet our Governing Body! 1 Ms Kathy Dee - Chair of Governors, Co-Opted Gov
Meet our Governing Body! 2 Mrs Gill Massar - Associate Governor
Meet our Governing Body! 3 Cllr Edna Fergus - Local Authority
Meet our Governing Body! 4 Ms E Grant - Parent Governor
Meet our Governing Body! 5 Mr Kevin Pike - Parent Governor
Meet our Governing Body! 6 Mrs Eileen Carman - Co-Opted Gov
Meet our Governing Body! 7 Mrs Jenny Taylor - Associate Governor
Meet our Governing Body! 8 Mrs Dot Small - Staff Governor

Note from Chair of Governors - Ms Kathy Dee

 

I would just like to say...welcome to our Governors' Page. I have been a governor here since the amalgamation in April 2012, but prior to that I was a governor on both the infant and junior school governing bodies.  I have been involved with the William Bellamy community now for 8 years; I live in Dagenham and know the community very well.

As a governor, I am totally committed to making sure that every child has aspirations to fulfil their potential. My main aim is to ensure that all our pupils have a good school where they feel valued, happy and safe.

I am regularly in the school and would be happy to speak with you at your request.  Please feel free to contact me via the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.

 

Notes from Other Governors

 

Kevin Pike - Parent Governor

My name is Kevin Pike and I am a Parent Governor at William Bellamy Primary School.  I take it as a great privilege to be a part of such a body. As a parent, your wish and dream is to see that your child or children receive the best education possible.

In my role as a School Governor it helps me to get a clear insight and allows me to be able to contribute and be a part of taking the school in the right direction, so that every individual pupil receives the best possible education regardless of who they are or where they are from. This will enable to take them to the next stage of their lives.

 

 

 

Contact the Governors

 

William Bellamy Primary School

Governors’ details and the Register of Interests - September February 2017

 

 

Name of Governor or Associate Member

Category of governor & term of office

Appointing body

e.g.

Governing Body;

Local Authority;

Foundation;

Diocese

Membership of

Committees?

Positions of responsibility

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest

Including whether a governor at another school

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

Kevin Pike

 

Parent Governor

3 year term

 

Parents

Pupils discipline, Appeals

Anti-bullying

None

None

Ellen Grant

Parent Governor

3 year term

Parents

Curriculum Teaching and Learning

 

None

None

Sherrie Rock

Parent Governor

3 year term

Parents

Curriculum Teaching and Learning

 

None

None

Cllr Edna Fergus

Co-opted Governor

3 year term

Local Authority

Curriculum Teaching and Learning

 

Local Councillor, Barking & Dagenham

None

Kathy Dee

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

3 year term

Governors

Curriculum Teaching and Learning, Finance

Child protection, Looked after children, Headteacher Performance Management

None

None

Eileen Carman

Co-opted Governor

3 year term

Governors

Finance, Curriculum Teaching and Learning

Finance

Personnel & Premises

Training and Liaison Link

Health & Safety

Employed by school

None

John Stevens

Co-opted Governor

3 year term

Governors

Finance, Curriculum Teaching and Learning

Finance

 

None

None

Gill Massar

Staff Governor

Local Authority

Curriculum Teaching and Learning

Finance

Personnel & Premises

 

Employed by school

None

Monseratt Marshall

Staff Governor

3 year term

Staff

Curriculum Teaching and Learning

 

Employed by school

None

Dot Small

Interim Staff Governor

Staff

Curriculum Teaching and Learning

 

Employed by school

None

Jenny Taylor

Associate Governor

Governors

 

 

Employed by school

None

Cindy Grove

Associate Governor

Governors

 

 

Employed by school

Governor at Southwood Primary school

None

Esther Pocock

Associate Governor

Governors

 

 

Employed by school

None

Bianca Willmore

Associate Governor

Governors

 

 

Employed by school

Sister of Senior Teacher EYFS/Y1 English & maths

 

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