About the Governing Body
Governors' Vision for Greenleaf (revised Summer 2019)
- Consistent excellence in terms of progress and attainment across a rich curriculum
- A spirit of learning beyond boundaries
- Fostering a growth mindset
- Creating aspiration
- Embedding the global dimension
- An environment which promotes a healthy lifestyle through emotional self-awareness and physical well-being
Governors are part of the largest volunteer workforce in the country; they play a key role in helping the school provide the best possible education for all its pupils. The Governing Body is drawn from various sections of the Community:
- Parent governors: 3
- Staff governors: 5 including the Headteacher
- LA appointed governors: 1
- Co-opted governors: 6
The Governing Body must exercise its functions with a view to fulfilling a largely strategic role in the running of the school. It establishes the strategic framework by: setting aims and objectives for the school; adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives; setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
The governing body monitors and evaluates progress of its strategy and regularly reviews the framework for the school in the light of that progress. When establishing the strategic framework and reviewing progress, the governing body considers advice given by the Headteacher, local authority and other agencies.
The Governors, in partnership with school staff draw up a School Development Plan which provides the main mechanism for the strategic planning.
To carry out their responsibilities governing bodies must hold at least three meetings per school year. Greenleaf full Governing Body usually meets five times in the school year. Meetings are convened by the clerk who takes directions from the Governing Body and the Chair. Part of the Agenda is set nationally, part by the local authority and part by the school itself.
Some Governors' business is also conducted at Committee Meetings. Greenleaf has 2 regular committees; Resources and Curriculum. Each committee usually meets termly. There are also some committees which meet when required; Staff Appointments, Requests for Emergency Leave, Complaints, Disciplinary and Performance Management.
Governors visit the school regularly so that they kept are informed of all aspects of school life. Each Governor is linked to a class and is also responsible for a subject area.
Every year Governors self-evaluate their skills and experiences which contribute to Greenleaf having an effective Governing Body. Click here to view this year's Skills Analysis. Where gaps are identified, governors consider whether any particular action (eg. training) needs to be put in place.
The Headteacher and Governing Body work in close partnership. The Headteacher discusses all the main aspects of school life with the governing body and expects the governing body to both challenge and support the school. Acting as a “critical friend”, the governing body offers support and constructive advice; governors question proposals and seek further information to enable them to make sound decisions.
ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS
STATEMENT OF INTEREST
TO CONTACT THE GOVERNING BODY
Please address all correspondence either to the Chair of Governors, or to a named governor, via the school office.
Greenleaf Primary School Governing Body
Mr G ShawChair of Governors
Mr G Shaw
Ms N EdwardsVice Chair & Co-Opted Governor
Ms N Edwards
Mr R SkipwithCo-Opted Governor
Mr R Skipwith
Mr S DarCo-Opted Governor
Mr S Dar
Mr C YacoobaliCo-Opted Governor
Mr C Yacoobali
Ms P RoyalCo-Opted Governor
Ms P Royal
Mr S ChaplinCo-Opted Governor
Mr S Chaplin
Ms L LiebermanParent Governor
Ms L Lieberman
Mr N ThurlowParent Governor
Mr N Thurlow
Ms C HalliganLocal Authority Governor
Ms C Halligan
Ms K ThompsonStaff Governor
Ms K Thompson
Ms R FranklinStaff Governor
Ms R Franklin
Mr M ScottStaff Governor
Mr M Scott
Ms A RossStaff Governor
Ms A Ross
Ms S QureshiHeadteacher
Ms S Qureshi