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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
    Setting 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 Mr Kevin Pike - Vice Chair, Parent Governor
Meet our Governing Body! 3 Mrs Gill Massar - Associate Governor, Headteacher
Meet our Governing Body! 4 Mrs Eileen Carman - Co-Opted Gov, Finance
Meet our Governing Body! 5 Ms Ellen Grant - Parent Governor, Cultural
Meet our Governing Body! 6 Mr Chris Speller, Co-opted, Curriculum Team
Meet our Governing Body! 7 Mr James Walker, Co-opted, Curriculum Team
Meet our Governing Body! 8 Mr John Stevens, Co-opted, Finance

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 or email me directly at chairofgov@w-bellamy.bardaglea.org.uk.

 

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 – February 2018

 

 

Name of Governor or Associate Member

Category of governor & term of office

Appointing body

e.g.

Governing Body;

Local Authority;

Foundation;

Diocese

Date of Appointment

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

Attendance

Kevin Pike

 

Parent Governor

4 year term

 

Parents

2.11.17

Discipline

Anti-bullying

None

None

9 November 2017, 22 February 2018

Ellen Grant

Parent Governor

4 year term

Parents

1.9.14

Health & Safety

Headteacher Performance Management

None

Daughter works as Finance Administrator in school office

22 February 2018

Sherrie Rock

Parent Governor 4 year term

Parents

24.2.17

Finance, Appeals

 

None

None

9 November 2017

Kathy Dee

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

4 year term

Governors

2.11.17

Finance, Pupils Discipline

Child protection, Looked after children, Headteacher performance management

None

None

9 November 2017, 22 February 2018

Eileen Carman

Co-opted Governor

4 year term

Governors

2.11.17

Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

 

Training and Liaison Link

Employed by school

None

9 November 2017, 22 February 2018

Christopher Speller

Co-opted Governor 4 year term

Governors

22.2.18

Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

 

Teacher at Southwood Primary School

None

22 February 2018

John Stevens

Co-opted Governor

4 year term

Governors

6.7.16

Finance

 

Wife manages B&D Speech & Language Team

None

9 November 2017, 22 February 2018

James Walker

Co-opted Governor

4 year term

Governors

29.6.17

Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, Discipline

 

Teacher at Robert Clack secondary school

None

22 February 2018

Gill Massar

Staff Governor

Local Authority

Headteacher

Curriculum Teaching and Learning, Finance, Premises, Health & Safety

 

Employed by school

None

9 November 2017, 22 February 2018

Jenny Taylor

Associate Governor

Governors

 

Associate Governor

 

Employed by school

None

 

 

Governors

Membership of Committees

 

February 2018

 

Committee Name

Members

Appeals

Mr Kevin. Pike (Chair)

Ms Ellen Grant

Ms Sherrie Rock

 

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Gill Massar (Chair)

James Walker

Christopher Speller

 

Finance

Ms Kathy Dee (Chair)

Mr John Stevens

Ms Sherrie Rock

Mrs E. Carman

Mrs G. Massar

 

Headteacher’s Review Panel

Ms Kathy Dee (Chair)

Ms Ellen Grant

 

Pupil Disciplinary

Mrs K. Dee (Chair)

Mr Kevin Pike

James Walker

 

Health & Safety

Mrs Eileen Carman (Chair)

Mrs Gill Massar

Mrs Dorothy Small

Ms Ellen Grant

 

 

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