John Stainer

 

John Stainer - The Governing Body

The governors of John Stainer School come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some governors are from the school staff, some are parents, some are appointed by Lewisham Council and others are representatives from our local community.  

The governors work together as a group bringing their own particular experience to support the school and to ensure that the children are getting the best possible education. The school and Governors together have to make important decisions about issues such as the priorities for each year,  the curriculum entitlement the children have, and the budget. Governors act collectively and strategically in the best interests of the school.

The Resources Committee monitors income and expenditure to make sure that there is no overspend and that the budget is supporting the curriculum. A plan is made for the next three years to ensure sustainability.

The Curriculum Committee monitors the achievements of the children and makes decisions about changes to the curriculum. 

GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE

Reconstituted 2/11/13

13 governor places

Headteacher                                                                          1

Staff                                                                                        1

Nominated by the London Borough of Lewisham             1

Elected parents of pupils attending the school                 4

Co-opted                                                                                6

Chair: Ms Basi Adedoyin

Vice Chair: Ms Emily Selencky

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

Curriculum Committee – Chair – Ms Jessica Lempp

Resources Committee – Chair – Ms Mewe Mechese 

Pupil Discipline Committee / Staff Discipline Committee / Capability Committee / Grievance Committee / Complaints Committee

Membership to comprise any three members of the Governing Body having regard to availability, personal knowledge or involvement in a case, and any advice from Lewisham Personnel regarding the appropriate make up of a committee.

Pay Appeals Committee

Membership to comprise non staff members of the Curriculum Committee.

Clerk to the Governing Body: Mrs Jackie Woods, Governors’ Services, 3rd Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London SE6 4RU

The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, but as a group, the Governing Body is responsible for the strategic development and decisions. They may be involved in;

Appointing staff

Agreeing the aims of the National Curriculum and ensuring it is implemented

Ensuring the funds are spent properly

Deciding what charges should be made for activities outside normal school hours.

The Governors are responsible for overseeing the management of the school’s budget, and to ensure that the money is spent on the areas defined in the School Improvement Plan.

Here is the information on the Governors' Register of Business interests

Register of Business Interests 2017 

 

Governors’ details (for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)

FULL NAME

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

TERM OF OFFICE

(NO OF YEARS AND END DATE)

DATE RESIGNED

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

RESPONSIBILITIES

VOTING RIGHTS (IF ASSOCIATE MEMBER)

Ms Basi Adedoyin

Co-opted

Governing Body

8/12/16

4

7/12/20

 

Resources

Chair

 

 

Ms Rowan Aust

Parent

Parent election

4/3/18

4

2/3/22

 

Curriculum

 

 

Mr Thomas Cabot

Parent

Parent election

3/2/14

4

2/2/18

Did not seek reappointment

Resources

Vice Chair of Resources Cttee

 

Ms Erin Essex

Co-opted

Governing Body

28/11/17

4

27/11/21

 

Resources

 

 

Ms Clare Ewer

Parent

Parent election

24/1/18

4

23/1/22

 

Curriculum

 

 

Mr Etienne Gouws

Staff

Staff election

10/10/16

4

9/10/20

 

Curriculum

Link gov Health and safety

 

Ms Valerie Fairbrass

LA

Governing Body

28/11/13

4

27/11/17

Did not seek reappointment

Curriculum

Former Chair

Link gov Curriculum priorities

 

Ms Sue Harte

Headteacher

N/A

April 2001

N/A

N/A

 

Curriculum

Resources

 

 

Ms Sandra Lashley

Co-opted

Governing Body

17/11/15

4

16/11/19

-

Resources

 

 

Ms Jessica Lempp

Local Authority

Governing Body

6/12/17

4

5/12/21

 

Curriculum

Chair, Curriculum Cttee

Link gov SEN

 

Ms Mewe Mechese

Co-opted

Governing Body

4/3/18

4

3/3/22

 

Resources

Chair, Resources Cttee

Link gov Safeguarding (CP and LAC)

 

Ms Shermane Okorodudu

Co-opted

Governing Body

17/5/16

4

16/5/20

 

Curriculum

 

 

Ms Emily Selencky

Parent

Parent election

4/3/18

4

2/3/22

 

Curriculum

Vice Chair

Link gov EYFS

 

Ms Stephanie Srivastava

Co-opted

Governing Body

28/11/17

4

27/11/21

 

Resources

 

 

Ms Caroline Taunt

Parent

Parent election

8/12/16

4

7/12/20

 

Curriculum

Vice Chair, Curriuclum Cttee

 


 

GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2017/18

NAME

GOVERNING BODY

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

 

20/11/17

7/3/18

11/7/18

8/11/17

19/2/18

23/5/18

30/10/17

8/2/18

30/4/18

Ms Basi Adedoyin

ü

x

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

ü

x

ü

Ms Rowan Aust

N/A

x

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Thomas Cabot

x

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

Ms Erin Essex

ü

ü

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

ü

x

ü

Ms Clare Ewer

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms Valerie Fairbrass

ü

N/A

N/A

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Etienne Gouws

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms Susan Harte

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Ms Sandra Lashley

ü

x

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

ü

x

Ms Jessica Lempp

ü

x

ü

ü

ü

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms Mewe Mechese

ü

ü

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

ü

ü

ü

Ms Shermane Okorodudu

ü

ü

ü

X

ü

x

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms Emily Selencky

ü

ü

x

ü

x

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms Stephanie Srivastava

ü

ü

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

ü

ü

ü

Ms Caroline Taunt

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

N/A

N/A

N/A

GB Minutes March 2018 

The OFSTED quote about the Governing Body

The governance of the school:

is highly effective as members of the governing body are closely involved in strategic decisions, such as the consultation on the recent and projected expansion of the school, the appointment of the deputy headteacher, the incentivising of staff performance, and how successful the school has been in eradicating inadequate teacher performance. Governors are kept very well informed by the headteacher, so have a good understanding of how additional funds, particularly for pupil premium, have helped to accelerate the progress of pupils, and how consistently outstanding teaching is leading to rapid gains in learning for all groups of pupils. They are familiar with how well the pupils’ progress compares with the national picture. All governors have received training on preparing for inspections, and those with specific responsibilities have up-to-date training in financial management and safeguarding. They ensure that all statutory requirements are met, including those relating to safeguarding.

 

Our Governors have also been awarded 'Governormark'. You can see the report for that below.

 

Governormark Report