Governors

Meet the Governors

School governors are made up of parents, people from the local community, staff from the school and representatives from the Local Authority (LA).

How are governors chosen?

Parent governors are elected by parents and staff governors are elected by Eyres Monsell staff. Leicester City appoints the LA governors, while community governors are appointed by the governing body. All governors initially serve for a period of four years. At the end of the four years, they can stand for re-election or be re-appointed.

Whenever there is a vacancy for a parent governor, this is advertised in newsletters and posters, with details on the election process.

Eyres Monsell Primary School does not have any associate members on the Governing Body.

How can I contact the school governors?

The governors can be contacted through the school office. Governors are also present at parents evenings so they are visible within the school environment.

What do governors do?

Governors are there to make sure the school is being run well and the teaching is of a high standard.

Governors are responsible for major decisions about the school and its future. For instance they set the annual budget and approve targets and policies for the school. They also appoint the head teacher.

While the head teacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, school governors look at the bigger picture.

Governors are answerable to parents and the local authority for the school’s performance. As well as supporting the school and staff, governors are expected to challenge or question the performance of the head teacher and the school.

Governors are also involved in dealing with complaints from parents. Parents are encouraged to approach their child’s teacher and/or the Head teacher in the first instance with any complaint. Governors only become involved when the satisfactory resolution of the complaint has not been possible.

What does it take to be a governor?

Governors don’t need any special qualifications. They just need enthusiasm, commitment, and an interest in contributing to the school. Training is provided for new governors.

Governors spend about 6 hours a month on school matters. They attend a full governing body meeting, usually once a term, usually on a Thursday evening.

Most governors also sit on at least one smaller committee to look at specific areas of school life. These committees meet once a term.

Governors also spend time reading papers, visiting the school and attending training.

The Acting Chair of Governing Body is Donna Ingram and can be contacted C/O Eyres Monsell Primary School.

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Donna Ingram (Acting Chair of Governing Body)

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Kerry Hill (Headteacher)

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Jane Tuckwell (Teacher Governor)

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Dianne Weaver(Co-opted Governor)

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Vic Crewe (Governor)

Clerk to Governor - Graham Lampard

Governor Type

Full Name

Business Interest or Governance roles at other Institutions

Connections to staff

Start Date

End Date

Roles

Attendance (%) [4 meetings unless stated]

 Co-opted 

 

Mr Vic Crewe

none

 

None

10/10/18

09/10/22

Health & safety

75

CLK Clerk

Graham Lampard

None

None

01/09/18

 

Clerk

100

Co-opted

Mrs Dianne Weaver

None

None

20/08/19

19/08/23

Safeguarding Governor, SEND,

75

HEA – Head

Kerry Hill

None

Staff member

26/08/13

 

Head Teacher

100

PAR – Parent

Ms Donna Ingram

None

None

28/06/18

27/06/22

Vice-Chair

100

STF – Staff (elected)

Mrs Jane Tuckwell

none

Staff member

10/02/16

09/02/20

Behaviour

100

Co-opted

Graham Brooks

None

None

04/07/19

03/07/23

 

0 [of 1]

Co-opted x 3

Vacancy

 

 

2017

 

 

 

PAR – Parent

Amy Tully

 

 

-

Resigned 01/09/19

Chair of Governors

50

LA – Local Authority

Joann Griffith

None

None

06/06/16

Resigned 01/03/19

-

100 [of 1]

LA – Local Authority

Zubda Mustafa

None

None

10/04/19

09/04/23

-

100 [of 1]

Attachments

Governing Body Leaflet

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