Towers Schools Governing Body

Governors

Our Governing Body is composed of the following categories of Governors:-

  • Executive Headteacher (1)
  • Local Authority Governor (1) – appointed by the Local Authority
  • Parent Governors (1) – elected by parents
  • Staff Governors (1) – elected by staff
  • Co-Opted Governors (8) – appointed by the Governing Body
  • Associate members (2) -  Associate members without voting rights
  • Observer (1) – without voting rights

The full governing body meets termly and in addition to these meetings sub committees also meet termly. The committees are as follows:

Strategy Committee – termly meetings to discuss pupil progress and standards, quality of teaching and curriculum.

Resources Committee – termly meetings to discuss finance, teachers’ pay review, personnel and premises issues including health and safety.

Pupil Discipline Committee – meet as required to deal with any permanent exclusion cases. Membership of this panel will be determined as required.

Staff Dismissal Committee – meet as required to deal with any staff dismissal cases. Membership of this panel will be determined as required.

Appeal Committee   - meet as required to deal with any staff appeals following disciplinary procedures.  Membership of this panel will be determined as required.

Head teacher’s   Performance Management Committee – meet annually to review head teacher’s performance management targets and determine salary increments. Membership of this committee is determined at the Full Governing Body Meeting in the summer term.

Our current Governing Body membership is

Name

Category and Responsibility

Term expires

Relationships

Mr Matthew Dineen

Headteacher Governor – Member of all committees

Duration in post

None

Mrs A D’Silva

Co-opted Governor. Chair of Governors, membership of Strategy and Resources committee.

Responsibility for Safeguarding, Governance, British Values, Disadvantaged pupils, Early years Quality and Standards and Head teachers Performance Management.

23/02/2018

None

Mr P Sass

Co-opted Governor,

Vice-Chair of Governors. Membership of Resources Committee. Responsibility for Governance and British values. Head teachers Performance Management.

18/11/2018

None

Mr S Woodley

Parent Governor. Responsibility for Literacy, Most able/Lower attaining pupils.

23/02/2018

None

Mrs J Kingston

Staff Governor.

Observer at Resources committee 

18/11/2018

None

Mr A Bryan

Co-opted Governor. Chair of Resources Committee.  Responsibility for Finance.

23/02/2018

None

Mrs L Goodyear

Co-opted Governor. Member of Strategy Committee. Responsibility for Literacy, Most able/Lower attaining pupils.

30/06/2019

None

Mr A Hampton

Co-opted Governor. Member of Resources Committee. Responsibility for Behaviour and Welfare (including punctuality and attendance)

23/02/2018

Wife works in School as TA/Midday

Mr I Valentine

 

Co-opted Governor. Member of Strategy Committee. Responsibility for Behaviour and Welfare (including punctuality and attendance)

23/02/2018

None

Ms J Noller

 Co-opted Governor

 

None

Mrs F Keane

Co-opted Governor. Member of Strategy Committee. Responsibility for SEN.

23/02/2018

None

Mrs S Meacher

Associate Member. Member of all committees

30/06/2019

None

Mrs S Hobbs

Associate Member. Member of all committees

30/06/2019

None

Mrs P Lee

Observer at Resources Committee

10/03/2019

None

All governors have full membership and voting rights. Currently none of the governors sit on governing bodies of other schools.

Annual pecuniary interest declarations are signed by all governors and there are currently no governors with business interests linked to the school.

The Governors play an important role in our school.  Please click the link to read more about what their role entails.

 To see a record of attendance at meetings - please click here.

To see our governors attendance records at meetings 2018/19 - please click here

To see our governors attendance records at meetings Oct 18 - Feb 19