The Governing Body has an essential role in ensuring that the school fulfils its obligations to meet National Standards by providing a broad and balanced curriculum to all pupils, as well as operating within the financial, legal and health and safety expectations of the Department of Education.
They consist of a cross section of representatives of those who have an interest in the correct operation of a school to ensure that all pupils reach their potential. Each Governing Body membership therefore comprises representatives from the staff, parents, community and Local Authority.
From September 2020, the Governing Body will meet two times each term
Governors also act as a ‘critical friend’ of the school by offering advice and challenge to ensure the statutory functions of the school are met. The Headteacher and staff are directed by the Governing Body to implement policy and procedures daily and in the longer term.
Our Governing Body consists of:
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Category||Role||Business and Financial Interests||Attendance Record 2018-2019||Attendance Record 2019-2020||Attendance Record 2020-2021||Attendance Record 2021-2022|
|Anderson, Rebecca||8.10.19 to 7.10.23||Co-opted||Education Lead Pupil Premium||None|
Parent in School
|Appleton, Owen||31.10.19||31.10.19 to 31.10.23||Parent||Parent in School||6/7||5/8||6/7|
|Cooper, Nyssa||31.10.19||31.10.19 to 31.10.23||Parent||Parent in School||6/7||8/8||5/7|
|Gemma King||21/09/22||21/09/23||Clerk to Governors||8/8||7/8||8/8||2/2|
|Francis, Jo||12.12.16||12.12.16 to 11.12.20||Co-opted||Chair of Governors|
|Mike Woodhams||15/07/22||15/07/23||Teacher||Staff Governor||None||N/A||N/A||N/A||3/3|
|Harrowing, Steve||8.10.19 to 7.10.23||Parent||Safeguarding School Sport Premium||None|
Parent in School
|West, Karen||8.2.18||8.2.18 to 7.2.21||LA||HR and PM||None|
Parent in school
|Hannah Howard||01/09/22||01/09/23||Staff||Deputy Head||None||N/A||N/A||N/A||4/4|
|Overton, John||31.10.19||31.10.19 to 31.10.23||Co-opted||Parish Councillor||4/7||5/8||4/7|
|Vasilakos, Nicolas||31.10.19||31.10.19 to 31.10.23||Co-opted||None||5/7||5/8||5/7|
None of our governors have governance roles in other educational institutions. None of our governors have declared material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.
Contact Details for The Chair of Governors:
Mrs Jo Francis
Poringland Primary School and Nursery, The Footpath, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7RF