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Governing Body

Crown Wood Primary School is an academy within the Greenshaw Learning Trust. The Greenshaw Learning Trust is an academy trust, a charitable company with the sole purpose of maintaining and developing academy schools, to provide comprehensive and inclusive education for the public benefit, funded by the Department for Education.

The Trust is overseen by a Board of Trustees, which is ultimately responsible for the performance of the Trust and all the schools in the Trust. The Board of Trustees delegates its powers and functions for the oversight of Crown Wood Primary School to the school’s governing body.

You can find out more about the governance of the Trust here:

http://www.greenshawlearningtrust.co.uk/page/?title=Governance&pid=18

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, including parents, staff and memebers of the local community. 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)
Trust Governor
Appointed by the Board of Trustees
Term of Office: Start 01/06/2017.  End 31/05/2021
Serves on all Committees
Chair of Governors and Chair of Resource Committee

 

Register of Interest =

Name of  Organisation: Wandsworth Borough Council

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest: Head of Health and Safety 

Date Interest Started/Ceased: 2012 - current

 

Name of  Organisation: Crown Wood Primary School

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest: Daughter is a TA
Daughter is Clerk to Governors

Grandson is Pupil

Date Interest Started/Ceased:  current


Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 14

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 14

Percentage of Attendance: 100%

 

 

Mrs Amanda Edis
Trust Governor

Appointed by the Board of Trustees

Terms of Office: Start 01/06/2017.  End 31/05/2021

Serves on all Committees

Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of L&C

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Organisation: Lighting Intelligence

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest:   Lighting design & commissioning sole traded company (husband).  I provide administrative support and accounting. No conflict.

Date Commenced/Ceased: April 2016 - current

 

Name of Organisation: 2nd Easthampstead Scout Group

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest: Executive committee member and fundraising lead. Due to become a trustee of the group later in 2017 as we become registered with charity commission. No conflict

Date Commenced/Ceased: 2010 - current

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 14

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 14

Percentage of Attendance: 100%

 

Mr Paul Mew
Community Governor

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

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Organisation: Ramsac Ltd

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest: IT Services, Director

Date Interest Commenced/Ceased:
May 2001 - current

 

Name of Organisation: Holyport Primary School

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest: Parent Governor

Date Commenced/Ceased:  April 2016 - current

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 8

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 10

Percentage of Attendance: 80%

 

 

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 Organisation: Garland
Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest:
Roofing Manufacturer
Date Commenced:/Ceased 01/04/15 - current

Name of Organisation: Beaufort Primary School

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest:  Primary School, wife teaches SENCO

Date  Commenced/Ceased: 01/07/08 - current

 

Name of Organisation: Crown Wood Primary School

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest:  
1 child in Year 3

Date  Commenced/Ceased: 01/01/14 - current
 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended:  11

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend:  14

Percentage of Attendance:  78%

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 Organisation: William Grants & Sons

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest: Employer - no conflict

Date Commenced/Ceased: current

 

Name of Organisation: Crown Wood Primary School

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest: Parent of 2 children at the school

Date Commenced/Ceased: current

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 12

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 14

Percentage of Attendance: 86%

Mrs Helena Griffiths

Ex-officio

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

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Organisation: Crown Wood School

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest:  Headteacher

Date Commenced/Ceased: 01/01/2017 -  current

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended:  4

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend:  9

Percentage of Attendance:  44%

 

 

 

 

Mrs Gillian Greenaway
Staff Governor

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

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Organisation: J.G. Electrical Ltd

Nature of Organisation and Description of Interest:  Electrical Installation/Lighting

Date Commenced/Ceased: 1998 - current

 

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended: 9

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 10

Percentage of Attendance: 90%

Vacancies
Community Governor

Trust Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past 12 months

Mrs Antoinette Butler-Willis
Head Teacher

Term of Office: Start 01/09/2011. End 20/12/2016
Served 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: 20/21/2016

Any other educational establishments they govern: 

Relationships between governors and members of staff:  None

Attendance at Meetings =

Number of Meetings Attended:  5

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 5 

Percentage of Attendance: 100%

 

 

Dr Jirina Roucka-Brown
LEA Governor

Appointed by the Local Authority
Term of Office: Start 25/02/2013.  End 24/02/2017
Served 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: 5

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 7

Percentage of Attendance: 71%

Mr Gordon Wilkins
Parent Governor

Appointed by the Parents
Term of Office: Start 10/03/2015.  End 12/05/2017
Served 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: 8

Possible Number of Meetings to Attend: 11

Percentage of Attendance:  73%

 

   

 

CLERK TO THE GOVERNING BODY

Mrs Mary Wilkins

Clerk to the Governing Body

Appointed by the Governing Body

 

Register of Interest =

Name of Organisation: Syngenta

Nature of Organisation & Description of Interest:  Agrochemical Company. Personal Assistant/Section Secretary

Date Commenced/Ceased: 1990 - current

 

Name of Organisation: Crown Wood Primary School

Nature of Organisation & Description of Interest: 

Child attends the school

Father is Chair of Governors

Sister is TA

Date Commenced/Ceased:  Current

 

 

Full Names of Meetings = LGB= Local 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 2016– 2017.

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.