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 and associate members who do not have voting rights:
Governors are appointed for a term of four years.
There are four committees:
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 (due to COVID-19, Committee Meetings were not held in the summer term, but FGB meetings continued virtually). Governors work for the good of the school, providing a strategic overview and holding the Senior Leadership Team to account.
|Governor Type||Committee||Specialisms||Date of Appointment||Term of Office (end date)|
|Mrs Rebecca Hicks||Headteacher||All||01/09/2012|
|Mr Richard Ascough||Co-opted Governor||
Co-Chair and Chair of Personnel & Safeguarding Committee with responsibility for liaison with LA in the event of allegation against the HT
|Mr Jay Bimbrah||Co-opted Governor||
Finance & Resources Committee
Vice-Chair and Safeguarding Governor
|Ms Hannah Evans||Co-opted Governor||Personnel & Safeguarding Committee||03/12/2019||02/12/2023|
|Dr Claire Thorne||Co-opted Governor||Finance Committee||26/10/2018||25/10/2022|
|Ms Charissa Fiander-Derry||Foundation Governor||Curriculum & Data Committee||Co-Chair and Chair of Curriculum & Data Committee||20/06/2017||19/06/2021|
|Mr Jeremy Scroxton||Foundation Governor||Curriculum & Data Committee||SEND Governor||20/06/2017||19/06/2021|
|Mr Rob Cloete||Parent Governor||Finance & Resources Committee||Chair of Finance & Resources Committee||31/10/2017||30/10/2021|
|Mr Matt Bowen||Local Authority Governor||Finance & Resources Committee||01/09/2020||31/08/2024|
|Dr Elizabeth Scott-Baumann||Parent Governor||Curriculum and Data Committee||Governor with responsibility for Looked after and Disadvantaged Children||12/12/2018||11/12/2022|
|Mrs Sophie Frame||Staff Governor||
Curriculum & Data Committee
|Mr Ivo Gatto||Associate Member||Personnel & Safeguarding Committee||2/04/2019||01/04/2023|
|Dr Nitu Gehdu||Co-opted Governor||Safeguarding Committee||22/09/2020||21/09/2024|
|Mrs Tania Dean||Other||
Finance & Resources Committee
Other committees as required
|School Business Manager||01/09/2018|
|Governors who have retired or stepped down in the last 12 months|
|Mr Adel Mozammel||26/10/2018||27/02/2020|
|Mr Bruce Perry||1/09/2016||31/08/2020|
|Mr Ian Benjamin||12/07/2016||11/07/2020|
|Mrs Davina Whitten-Eisenacher||Associate Member||02/04/2019||25/01/2021|
Clerk to the Governing Body is Sara Morgan.
Governors must also declare any conflicts of interest in agenda items before every meeting.
Bruce Perry has retired as the Local Authority Governor, effective 31 August 2020. He was appointed 1st September 2016. He has been succeeded by Matt Bowen in this role, previously a Parent Governor until 11 July 2020.
Ian Benjamin has retired as a Parent Governor, effective 11 July 2020. He was appointed 12 July 2016.
Adel Mozammel has stepped down as a Co-opted Governor, effective 27 February 2020. He was appointed 26 Oct 2018.
Davina Whitten has stepped down as an Associate Member, effective 25 January 2021.
There are currently two Parent Governor vacancies.
Governing Body Meeting Dates for Academic Year 2020-21
Autumn Term 2020: Tuesday 22 September at 7.00pm (Business meeting).
Tuesday 8 December at 7.00pm
Spring Term 2021: Tuesday 23 March at 7.00 pm
Summer Term 2021: Monday 12 July at 7.00 pm