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Meet the Governors

Full Governing Body meetings scheduled for the rest of the academic year: Tuesday 26 March 2019, Tuesday 9 July 2019.

Confidentiality Statement: Governors respect the confidential nature of discussions and do not disclose governor business or decisions. When minutes of governing body meetings, Part 1, are approved they are made available to any member of the public who requests sight of them.

Professional Negligence Statement: Advice given by governors at this school is incidental to their professional expertise and is not being given in their professional capacity.

 

The Governing Body has adopted an open meeting protocol, which is published here for those who might wish to attend a meeting. The Governing Body has also agreed a Code of Conduct, which sets out the expectations and commitment required from members of the governing body.

 

The Governing Body of Thames Ditton Infant School was reconstituted on 1st September 2016 with a change of status to a Foundation School.

 

The Governing Body currently comprises a total of 14 governors:

  • 4 elected parent governors,
  • 1 elected staff governor,
  • 1 Local Authority governor,
  • 1 Headteacher,
  • 5 Co-opted governors, and
  • 2 Foundation governors

 

Governors are appointed for a term of four years.

 

There are three committees:

  • Finance and Resources;
  • Personnel and Safeguarding (with a Pay Committee from time to time);
  • Curriculum and Data.

 

These committees do much of the work and report to the Full Governing Body.

 

There are four FGB meetings in an academic year – two in the first term – and each Committee meets three times during the year. Governors work for the good of the school, providing a strategic overview and holding the Senior Leadership Team to account.

 

Our Governors are :

 

  • Mr Bruce Perry, LA Governor, was appointed 1 Sept 2016, Co-Chair of the Full Governing Body. Mr Perry attends Finance and Resources in addition to Chairing the Full Governing Body. He has no conflicts of interest to register. Attendance at the five FGB meetings from September 2017 to October 2018: 4 out of 5

 

  • Mr Richard Ascough, Co-opted Governor, was appointed 20 Sept 2017. He is Chair of the Personnel, Safeguarding and Pay Committee, in addition to Co-Chairing the Full Governing Body. He has no conflicts of interest to register. Attendance at the five FGB meetings from September 2017 to October 2018: 4 out of 5

 

  • Mr Ian Benjamin, Parent Governor, was elected 12 July 2016. He is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee. He has no conflicts of interest to register. Attendance at the five FGB meetings from September 2017 to October 2018: 3 out of 5

 

  • Mr Matt Bowen, Parent Governor, was elected 12 July 2016. He is a member of Finance and Resources Committee. He has no conflicts of interest to register. Attendance at the five FGB meetings from September 2017 to October 2018: 5 out of 5

 

  • Mr Jay Bimbrah, Co-opted Governor, was appointed 16 Oct 2018. As a new a Governor he will be attending the Finance and Resources, the Personnel, Safeguarding and Pay and the Curriculum and Data Committees. He has no conflicts of interest to register. He attended his first FGB meeting on 16 October 2018.

 

  • Mr Robert Cloete, Parent Governor, was elected 31 Oct 2017. He is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee. He has no conflicts of interest to register. Attendance at the five FGB meetings from September 2017 to October 2018: 5 out of 5

 

  • Mrs Charissa Fiander-Derry, Foundation Governor, was appointed 20 June 2017. She is Chair of the Curriculum and Data Committee. She has no conflicts of interest to register. Attendance at the five FGB meetings from September 2017 to October 2018: 5 out of 5

 

  • Mrs Sophie Frame, Staff Governor, was elected 29 Jan 2016. She is a member of the Personnel, Safeguarding and Pay Committee. She has no conflicts of interest to register. Attendance at the five FGB meetings from September 2017 to October 2018: 3 out of 5

 

  • Mr Adel Mozammel, Co-opted Governor, was appointed 16 Oct 2018. He is a member of the Personnel, Safeguarding and Pay Committee. He has no conflicts of interest to register. He attended his first FGB meeting on 16 October 2018.

 

  • Mr Jeremy Scroxton, Foundation Governor, was appointed 20 June 2017. He is a member of the Curriculum and Data Committee. He has no conflicts of interest to register. Attendance at the five FGB meetings from September 2017 to October 2018: 3 out of 5

 

  • Dr Claire Thorne, Co-opted Governor, was appointed 16 Oct 2018. As a new Governor, she will be attending the Finance and Resources, the Personnel, Safeguarding and Pay and the Curriculum and Data Committees. She has no conflicts of interest to register. She attended her first FGB meeting on 16 October 2018.

 

  • Mrs Hannah Evans is an Associate Member, appointed on 27 March 2018. She is a member of the Curriculum and Data and the Finance and Resources Committee. She has no conflicts of interest to register.

 

  • Dr Elizabeth Scott-Baumann is a Parent Governor, appointed on 12 December 2018. She is a member of the Curriculum and Data Committee. 

 

  • Mrs Rebecca Hicks is Headteacher Governor, appointed 1 September 2012. She attends all committees.

 

Clerk to Governing Body is Sara Morgan.

 

Governors must also declare any conflicts of interest in agenda items before every meeting.

 

There is currently a Co-opted Governor vacancy.

Iain Campbell stepped down as a Co-opted Governor in January and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in December. 

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