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Governing Body

The purpose of the Governing Body

The governing body has a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school and work in partnership with the Head Teacher and other school staff to achieve this.

What the Governing Body Does

The Governing Body plays a critical role within the school. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, it is up to the governors to take on responsibility for the strategic, or long-term, direction of the school. This includes many varied tasks, from budgeting to monitoring standards.

The Governing Body is made up of volunteers drawn from the "stakeholders" of the school. There are, therefore, representatives of the staff, Local Authority (i.e. Bracknell Forest Council), parents and the community on the Governing Body. Each has an equal say in matters regarding the school.

All the governors meet once a term at the Full Governors' Meeting, but each serves on one or more of the various committees that meet as required. The main committees are the Resources Committee, that looks after buildings, personnel and finance and the Learning and Community Committee, looking after curriculum, attainment and our role in the community.  other committees  meet when necessary (e.g. discipline, complaints, appeals, etc.). The minutes of meetings are available through the School Office. (Please note that occasionally some parts of the meetings are confidential, when we discuss individual staff or pupil matters, for instance, and as such are not available.)

Governors also attend school and school events regularly, as well as training events to help improve their skills.

Who are the Crown Wood Primary School Governors?

Mr John Throssell (j.throssell@ntlworld.com)
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body
Term of Office: Start 09/09/2014.  End 08/09/2018
Serves on all Committees
Chair of Governors and Chair of Resource Committee

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Local Government

Nature of Business: Health and Safety 

Nature of Interest: Nil

Date Interest Started: 2010

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff:

1 daughter is a TA in the school

1 daughter is the Clerk

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 16

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 16

Percentage of Attendance: 100%

Mrs Amanda Edis
Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

Terms of Office: Start 09/09/2014.  End 08/09/2018

Serves on all Committees

Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of L&C

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Nil

Nature of Business:  

Nature of Interest: 

Date Interest Started:

Date Interest Ended/On-going: 

Any other educational establishments they govern: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff:

None

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 16

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 16

Percentage of Attendance: 100%

 

Mr Paul Mew
Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body
Term of Office: Start 09/09/2014.  End 08/09/2018
Serves on FGB, L&CC

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Ramsac Ltd

Nature of Business: IT Services 

Nature of Interest: Director

Date Interest Started: May 2001

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: Holyport Primary

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 15

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 16

Percentage of Attendance: 94%

Mr James Lee
Parent Governor

Appointed by the Parents
Term of Office: Start 21/07/2016.  End 21/07/2020
Serves on all Committees

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Garland (himself); Beaufort Primary School (Wife)

Nature of Business:  Roofing Manufacturer; School

Nature of Interest: Roofing; teaching SENCO

Date Interest Started:  01/04/15; 01/07/08

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff:  None

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 0

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 0

Percentage of Attendance: 0%

Mr Michael Thompson
Parent Governor

Appointed by the Parents
Term of Office: Start 10/03/2015.  End 09/03/2019
Serves on all Committees

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Nil

Nature of Business:  

Nature of Interest: 

Date Interest Started: 

Date Interest Ended/On-going:

Any other educational establishments they govern: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff:  None

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 14

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 16

Percentage of Attendance: 87.5%

 

 

 

Mr Gordon Wilkins
Parent Governor

Appointed by the Parents
Term of Office: Start 10/03/2015.  End 09/03/2019
Serves on all Committees

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: British Airways

Nature of Business: Airline 

Nature of Interest: Nil

Date Interest Started: 19/05/1997

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff:

1 child attends the school

Sister-in-law works as TA in school

Wife is Clerk

Father-in-law is Chair of Governors

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 13

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 16

Percentage of Attendance: 81Mrs 25%

Mrs Helena Griffiths
Head Teacher

Term of Office: Start 01/01/2017 End n/a
Serves on all Committees

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Crown Wood School

Nature of Business:  Education

Nature of Interest:  Headteacher

Date Interest Started: 01/01/2017

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: 

Relationships between governors and members of staff: 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 

Percentage of Attendance: 

 

 

Mrs Gillian Greenaway
Staff Governor

Appointed by the Staff
Term of Office: Start 15/11/2014.  End 14/11/2018
Serves on FGB, L&CC

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: J.G. Electrical

Nature of Business:  Electrical Installation

Nature of Interest: Director

Date Interest Started: 1998

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 11

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 11

Percentage of Attendance: 100%

Vacancy
LEA Governor

Appointed by the Local Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Mary Wilkins
Clerk

Appointed by the Governing Body
Term of Office: Start 20/03/2015.  End n/a
Serves on all Committees

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Syngenta

Nature of Business:  Agrochemical Company

Nature of Interest: Gardening Support/Donation

Date Interest Started: 1990

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff:

1 child attends school

Sister is a TA in school

Husband is Parent Governor

Father is Chair of Governors

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 16

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 16

Percentage of Attendance: 100%

 

Past 12 months

Mrs Antoinette Butler-Willis
Head Teacher

Term of Office: Start 01/09/2011. End 20/12/2016
Serves on all Committees

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Crown Wood School

Nature of Business:  Education

Nature of Interest:  Headteacher

Date Interest Started: 01/09/2011

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: 

Relationships between governors and members of staff:  None

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended:  15

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 16 

Percentage of Attendance: 94%

 

Dr Jirina Roucka-Brown
LEA Governor

Appointed by the Local Authority
Term of Office: Start 25/02/2013.  End 24/02/2017
Serves on all Committees

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Business: Nil

Nature of Business:  Nil

Nature of Interest: Supply Teaching

Date Interest Started: 

Date Interest Ended/On-going: On-going

Any other educational establishments they govern: None

Relationships between governors and members of staff: None

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 14

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 16

Percentage of Attendance: 87.5%

 

 

 

Full Names of Meetings = FGB = Full Governing Body;    L&CC = Learning and Community Committee; RC = Resource Committee; G = Grievance Committee;  C = Complaints Committee;  D = Discipline Committee

Attendance at Meetings = Figures are from the last academic year 2015– 2016.

Possible Number of Meetings = Includes those of the Full Governing Body plus Committee Meetings where the individual is a member.  The Performance Management Panel Meetings have not been counted.