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Meet the Governors

Lydden and River Primary School Federation Governing Body

Governors play a key role in school leadership and provide challenge and support to each school in achieving its ambitious aims and targets.

Improvement priorities are identified in the School Plan for each school. Governors undertake regular monitoring visits to the school to evaluate progress against these targets and to challenge leaders, holding us to account as we promote further improvement.

The Governing Body is made up of a combination of appointed, elected and co-opted Governors. The Clerk to the Governors services the work of the Governing Body by taking minutes, circulating agendas and documentation. Each Governor, other than the Headteacher, normally holds office for an agreed period.

Governors are responsible for ensuring:

  • Both school have an ambitious vision and very high expectations of all pupils and teachers.
  • Each school has high quality teaching with a focus on sustained improvement.
  • Each school develops leadership capacity and sets high professional standards among staff.
  • All staff in the federation benefit from professional development and that performance is rigorously managed.
  • Accurate evaluation of each school’s strengths and identification of the key areas to develop.
  • Each school provides a broad, balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, enabling them to make progress in their learning. The curriculum must also promote good behaviour and safety, as well as spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Each school engages parents in supporting pupil achievement and the wider aspects of their development.
  • The promotion of safety in the federation.

Parent Governor Vacancy

We are currently holding Parent Governor elections. We are seeking to recruit a Parent Governor who is interested in supporting the further development of our Federation. If you are interested, please see the document below.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. 

 

             LYDDEN AND RIVER PRIMARY SCHOOLS FEDERATION        

 

Governing Body Membership – Register of Business Interests

 

                               

Mrs Margot Wynne (Chair)           Term of Office  : 02/11/2015 – 01/11/2019          

Local Authority Governor           Responsibilities :

                                                          Chair of Governors        (02/11/2015 – 01/11/2017)

                                                          Special Educational Needs

                                                          Safeguarding

                                                      Headteacher Performance Appraisal

                           

Executive Headteacher Governor        

Mrs Claire Eggleston

 

Mr Peter Champion                     Term of Office:  02/11/2015 -1/11/2019       

Co-opted Governor                        Responsibilities:

                                                       Vice Chair of Governors

 Member of Resources Team

                                                       Property maintenance       

                                                      

                                                                      

Mr Peter Read                               Term of Office: 02/11/2015 – 01/11/2019

Declaration of Interest                  Wife employed at River Primary School

Co-opted Governor                         Responsibilities:  

                                                        Chair of Resources Team

                                                        Health and Safety

                                                        Personnel Matters   

                                                                                                   

 

Mr N Brinicombe                       

Co-opted  Governor                      Term of Office 02/11/2015  – 01/11/2019                            

                                                      Responsibilities:

                                                      Head of Schools  - Lydden and River

                                                      Member of the Learning and Development Team

                                                      Assessment                                                      

                                              

 Mrs M Rook                                  Term of office 02/11/2015 – 01/11/2019

Co-opted Governor                        Responsibilities:

                                                       Member of the Learning and Development Team    

                                                       Monitoring Core Subject improvements

  

 

Mr David Metcalfe                         Term of Office 02/11/2015 – 01/11/2019

Declaration of Interest                  Headteacher & Governor at Capel-le-Ferne Primary School

Co-opted Governor                         Responsibilities

                                                        Chair of Learning & Development Team

                                                        Pupil Progress and Attainment

 

Mrs Lisa Brown                              Term of Office: 02/11/2015 – 01/11/2019

Parent Governor, River                  Responsibilities

                                                       Member of the Resources Team

                                                       Finance

 

Mrs Ann Salisbury                       Term of office : 02/11/2015 – 01/11/2019

Staff Governor                                Responsibilities

                                                       Member of the Learning and Development Team

                                                       Governor Training

                                                       Monitoring Core Subject improvements

 

Mr Leon Green                               Term of office

 

                                                             

Vacancies

Co-opted Governor 1

Parent Governor - Lydden    1         Election for a parent governor will be conducted shortly.                                                                              

Clerk to the Governors

Mr Frank Richards

e-mail :- frankrichards@talktalk.net

The clerk can also be contacted via the school office at either school.

 

Team Memberships

 

Learning and Development Team

David Metcalfe (Chair), Megan Rook, Ann Salisbury, Margot Wynne, Neil Brinicombe, Claire Eggleston

 

Resources Team

Peter Read (Chair), Peter Champion, Lisa Brown, Leon Green, Neil Brinicombe, Margot Wynne, Claire Eggleston

 

 

 

                                            

                            

 

 

 

 

 


 

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