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Please find below details of our governing body including dates of meetings, membership of committees, and the Annual Reports from the Governing Body.

The governing body of Thames Ditton Infant School reconstituted on 1st September 2016 following its change of status to a Foundation School. The governing body now consists of 4 parent governors,1 staff governor,1 Local Authority governor,1 Headteacher, 5 Co-opted governors, and 2 Foundation governors - a total of 14 governors.

 

The Governors are :-

 

Mrs Melanie Bennett,    Co-opted Governor        appointed 01.09.2015

Mr Iain Campbell,          Co-opted Governor        appointed 06.01.2016 

Mrs. Tessa Griffiths       Co-opted Governor        appointed 11.07.2017         Chair Of Governors

        (previously parent governor)

Mrs Jan Hand                Co-opted Governor      appointed 01.04.2017

        (previously foundation governor)

Mr Richard Ascough     Co-opted Governor       appointed 20.09.2017

(previously associate governor)

Mrs. Charissa Fiander-Derry,    

                                     Foundation Governor     appointed 20.06.2017

Mr Jeremy Scroxton     Foundation Governor     apppinted 20.06.2017

Mr. Bruce Perry,           LA Governor                   appointed 01.09.2016         Vice Chair of Governors

Mr. Robert Cloete         Parent Governor            appointed 31.10.2017

Mr Matt Bowen             Parent Governor            appointed 12.07.2016

Mr Ian Benjamin           Parent Governor            appointed 12.07.2016

Vacancy                        Parent Governor

Mrs Sophie Frame,      Staff Governor               appointed 29.01.2016

Mrs. Rebecca Hicks,    Headteacher                  appointed 01.09.2012

 

Mrs Julia Russell          Associate Governor      appointed 11.07.2017

(previously co-opted governor)

 

Clerk to Governing Body, Mrs Sally Burns,     appointed 01.01.2005

 

The following governors have left the governing body since 01.09.2016

Dr Samin Saeed          Associate Governor       appointed 06.01.2016 - LEFT 31.12.2016

Erin Willson                 Co-opted Governor        appointed 01.09.2015 - LEFT 31.03.2017

Mrs Lucy Morris,           Co-opted Governor        appointed 06.01.2016 - LEFT 31.08.2017

Mr Philip Shortman      Parent Governor            appointed 16.10.2013 - LEFT 15.10.2017

 

Committee Membership and Attendance

Safeguarding and Wellbeing Committee

Jan Hand, Bruce Perry, Sophie Frame, Rebecca Hicks

 

Personnel Committee

Melanie Bennett, Jan Hand, Richard Ascough, Rebecca Hicks

 

Finance Committee

Iain Campbell, Phil Shortman, Matt Bowen, Tessa Griffiths, Ian Benjamin, Rebecca Hicks

 

Assessment and Data Committee

Tessa Griffiths, Matt Bowen, Jeremy Scoxton, Rebecca Hicks

 

Curriculum Committee

Charissa-Fiander, Sophie Frame, Jeremy Scroxton, Rebecca Hicks

 

Pay Committee

Melanie Bennett, Jan Hand, Richard Ascough, Rebecca Hicks

 

Attendance 2017-2018

Mrs Melanie Bennett     Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0

Mr Iain Campbell           Governing Body meetings  0 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0      

    

Mrs. Rebecca Hicks    Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0

Mrs. Jan Hand              Governing Body meetings  0 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0       

Mr. Bruce Perry            Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0     

Mr. Philip Shortman      Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 1 of 1  

Mrs. Tessa Griffiths      Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0 

Mr Matt Bowen             Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0 

Mr Ian Benjamin           Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0    

Mrs Sophie Frame        Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0

Mrs Charissa Fiander-Derry

                                      Governing Body meetings 1 of 1        Committee meetings 0 of 0

Mr Jeremy Scroxton      Governing Body meetings 1 of 1        Committee meetings 0 of 0

 

Mr Richard Ascough     Governing Body meetings  0 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0

Mrs Julia Russell          Governing Body meetings  1 of 1       Committee meetings 0 of 0 

 

Register of Interests as declared 2017/2018

 

Governor

Name of Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date Declared

Melanie Bennett

Chemistry Recruiters

Recruitment

Shareholder

13/09/2016

Iain Campbell

 

 

Parent of pupil

 12/10/2017

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Russell

 

 

Parent of pupil

19/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Hicks

Thames Ditton Infant School

Education

Employee

20/09/2017

Jan Hand

NONE

 

 

13/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Perry

 

 

Relative of pupil

19/09/2017

Phil Shortman

NONE

 

 

19/09/2017

Tessa Griffiths

 

Ember Learning Trust

Department of Education

 

Co-operative Trust

Education

Parent Governor

Director

Employer

 

19/09/2017

Matt Bowen

 

 

Parent Governor

19/09/2017

Ian Benjamin

 

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Law Firm

Parent Governor

Partner

19/09/2017

Sophie Frame

Thames Ditton Infant School

Education

Employee

19/09/2017

Jeremy Scroxton None     18/09/2017

Charissa Fiander-Derry

    Parent of pupil 19/09/2017
Richard Ascough None     19/09/2017
         
Sally Burns, Clerk Thames Ditton Infant School Education Employee 19/09/2017

 

Governing body meetings are open to the public but any individual who does wish to observe a meeting will need to make an application through the clerk to attend.

 

2017-2018 meeting dates

19th September 2017 7.00pm
5th December 2017 7.00pm
27th March 2018 7.00pm
12th July 2018 7.00pm


2016-2017 meeting dates

13th September 2016 7.30pm

(additional meeting 17th October 2016 7.30pm)
15th November 2016 7.30pm

(additional meeting 28th February 2017 7.30pm)
28th March 2017 7.30pm
11th July 2017 7.30pm

 

Attendance 2016-2017

Mrs Melanie Bennett     Governing Body meetings  5 of 6       Committee meetings 4 of 4

Mr Iain Campbell           Governing Body meetings  5 of 6       Committee meetings 4 of 4      

Mrs Julia Russell          Governing Body meetings  4 of 6       Committee meetings 1 of 4      

Mrs. Rebecca Hicks    Governing Body meetings  6 of 6       Committee meetings 10 of 11

Mrs. Jan Hand              Governing Body meetings  5 of 6       Committee meetings 4 of 7       

Mr. Bruce Perry            Governing Body meetings  3 of 6       Committee meetings 7 of 11     

Mr. Philip Shortman      Governing Body meetings  4 of 6       Committee meetings 3 of 5  

Mrs. Tessa Griffiths      Governing Body meetings  6 of 6       Committee meetings 2 of 4 

Mr Matt Bowen             Governing Body meetings  5 of 6       Committee meetings 4 of 4 

Mr Ian Benjamin           Governing Body meetings  6 of 6       Committee meetings 0 of 0    

Mrs Sophie Frame        Governing Body meetings  6 of 6       Committee meetings 3 of 3

Mrs Charissa Fiander-Derry

                                      Governing Body meetings 1 of 1        Committee meetings 0 of 0

Mr Jeremy Scroxton      Governing Body meetings 1 of 1        Committee meetings 0 of 0

 

Mr Richard Ascough     Governing Body meetings  0 of 1       Committee meetings 1 of 1

 

Mrs Samin Saeed        Governing Body meetings  0 of 3       Committee meetings 0 of 1

Mrs Erin Willson           Governing Body meetings 3 of 5        Committee meetings 2 of 3

Mrs Lucy Morris            Governing Body meetings  5 of 6       Committee meetings 2 of 2  

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