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Governor's Statement

The governing body of Nazeing school is a board of 12 people drawn from the local community. We work with the senior leadership team to set the ethos of the school. 

We want Nazeing school to be an inclusive, safe and supportive environment for all who attend - children, staff and visitors alike. We want to ensure that all children receive a broad, well-balanced, knowledge rich education, which allows them to develop their own unique talents and be recognized for their efforts and achievements. We ask our staff to do this through an exciting and challenging curriculum which we regularly review and support for impact and success. We have high expectations of all members of the school community and expect all to work together to achieve our aims. Our TERRIFIC school values run through everything the school does. 

We want children to be ready for the next stage of their lives when they leave us, confident in their abilities, aware of their strengths and resilient to the challenges that will lie ahead. 

Over the coming year we will be working with the school to improve the standards of reading and writing. We want to see high standards of attainment and we will track progress of all groups of children to ensure progress is good. We plan to work with parents to ensure they are involved in their child’s learning. We will support the school to ensure that children’s mental health and well-being continues to be catered

The Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for the conduct of the school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement. It is the school’s accountable body and as such:

  • Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the Headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures; 

  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;

  • Plays an important part in the school self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.

 In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how the school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know the school community, for example through a small number of visits to the school during the school day. Governors need to work together as a team, under the leadership of the Chair of the Governing Body.

Meetings

Our Governing Body meets formally each term.

The Governing Body delegates work to two committees (Pupil Related and Resources) and/or working parties and task groups, which meet between the Governing Body meetings. In addition some governors volunteer to fulfill specific roles, such as being the Special Educational Needs governor, or the Health and Safety governor, or the link governor for a particular year or subject. Most governors arrange a couple of shorter visits to school and classrooms focusing on key priorities so that they can see how the school is addressing issues identified for development. In addition, informal visits to special events such as drama productions and sports day are encouraged.

Nazeing Governing Body

 

The Governing Body delegates work to two committees (Pupil Related & Curriculum and Finance) and/or working parties and task groups, which meet between the Governing Body meetings. In addition some governors volunteer to fulfill specific roles, such as being the Safeguarding governor and the Special Educational Needs governor. All governors are linked to areas of our school development plan to effectively monitor our progress against school objectives. Most governors arrange a couple of shorter visits to school and classrooms focusing on key priorities so that they can see how the school is addressing issues identified for development. In addition, informal visits to special events such as drama productions and sports day are encouraged.

Our Governors:

Full Name

Term of

Office

Date of

Appointment

Date Stepped

Down

Appointed by

Other governance roles

Hannah Stolton

4 years

25/09/18

 

GB / Board

Trustee of Nazeing Pre-School

Janice Mottram

4 years

01/09/19

 

GB / Board

 

Janice Simmons

4 years

01/09/19

 

GB / Board

 

Michael Robinson

4 years

01/09/19

 

GB / Board

 

Nicola David

4 years

31/10/18

 

GB / Board

 

Paula Rossi

4 years

01/09/19

 

Parents

 

Sarah Green

4 years

15/09/20

 

Staff

 

Emma Hughes

4 years

15/09/20

 

Parents

Trustee of Nazeing Pre-School

Jane Pomfret

N/A

01/01/18

 

Ex-officio – Head Teacher

 

Maria Kyriakou

4 years

19/11/20

 

Parents

 

Adwoa Owusu-Adhene

4 years

27/04/21

 

GB / Board

 

 

Hannah Stolton -  Parent & Chair

I became a school governor at Nazeing in June 2014 and took on the role of Chair in September 2016. I previously worked for an engineering company, managing their recruitment. I currently lead the national team of the charity Governors for Schools, working with volunteers and businesses to promote school governance across England. 

I have lived in Nazeing for over 10 years and am keen to ensure that our village school supports the children of our local community, giving them the best start in education and the confidence to go out into the world and reach their full potential.

Ed Borton - LA Governor & Chair of  the Resources Committee

I have lived in Hoe Lane in Nazeing since 1980 and have been a Governor for over 20 years and Chairman of Resources Committee for much of that time. I was a Parish Councillor for some 22 years and am a Trustee of Nazeing Wood or Park (Nazeing Common). I am retired but all my working life was spent in the finance industry ending up as a Divisional Director of a major building society. 

My main interest now as a Governor is strengthening the relationship between the School and the local community.

Jan Simmons  -  Co-opted, Vice-Chair & Chair of the Pupil Related Committee

I joined the teaching staff at Nazeing in 1984, later becoming part of the senior leadership team and then deputy head.  After retiring in 2004, I taught extension groups at the school in Maths and English and was also a course leader at a teacher training provider (F.I.P.C.) for eight years. 

For much of this time I have been a governor at Nazeing and am currently Vice-Chair. 

I have always believed in the importance of providing children with the opportunity to reach their full potential. Children should feel safe and confident about themselves. Learning how to be ‘TERRIFIC’ citizens will prepare them for the next steps in their lives.

Janice Mottram  -  Co-Opted Governor   

Originally a Parent Governor and Chair of Governors, I returned to the Governing Body some years later). I am currently a Community Governor and my areas of interest are SEND, Attendance and Gifted and Talented. In my thirty year career in local government, I have worked in roles connected to School Admissions and Transfers, Special Educational Needs and Disability, Educational Budgets, the Development of the Children and Young People’s Plan, Employment and Training. As a member of the Governing Body, I am keen to support Nazeing Primary School and it’s staff and pupils.

 

Paula Rossi -  Parent Governor

In 2017 I joined the Board of Governors as a Parent Governor, and really looked forward to bringing my experience as a HR and Marketing Professional to the role 

I believe that every child should be afforded the opportunity to work to their potential and receive the highest standards of education and care. Nazeing Primary shares the same ethos and it is therefore an honour to be part of the governing body supporting the school to achieve the very best they can for each pupil.

Mike Robinson - Co-Opted Governor

I have been a co-opted Governor at Nazeing Primary School since 2017. As a co-opted Governor, I represent the local community of Nazeing. I work in the public sector and bring my knowledge of programme and project management (including financial monitoring) to the Governing Body. I have lived in Nazeing for almost 7 years and enjoy helping the school and the children it teaches to reach their full potential.

Emma Hughes - Parent Governor

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 Adwoa Owusu-Banahene - Co-Opted Governor

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Jane Pomfret  - Headteacher

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Sarah Green  -   Staff Governor

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Nicola David  -  Co-Opted Governor

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Donna Butt   -  Clerk

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