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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

 

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

 

The role of the Governing Body

 

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. Every state school in England has a Governing Body. Time and again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing body.

 

Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. The key functions of the Governing Body are to:

 

  • set the aims and objectives for the school;
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives; and
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a ‘critical friend’).

 

Governors appoint the Headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other senior staff. Governors also set the school’s budget, working closely with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.

 

For more information about the role of school governors, see the DFE website related to the roles and competencies of a school governors.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-handbook

 

https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/

 

Introduction to our Governing Body

 

The Robinsfield George Eliot Federation governors include volunteers from the local community with useful skills and experience to offer, elected parent governors, the Executive Headteacher and a member of school staff, elected by their colleagues. Our shared commitment is to ensuring that our school makes best possible use of all the resources available to us (both human and financial) for the benefit of the children whose education is entrusted to us, enabling every child to learn and make progress, to the fullest extent possible, each academic year.

 

We carry out our responsibilities by examining data about children’s progress and achievement, always seeking to ensure that the progress made by children in our school compares favourably with the progress being made by children of the same age at primary schools in London and across the country. In doing so, we also look at particular groups of children, to ensure that both boys and girls, children of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, and children with special educational needs are making good progress. We also work to ensure that the school provides a safe, welcoming, supportive and happy environment in which children enjoy learning.

 

The Governing Body is responsible, with the Executive Headteacher, for the School Development Plan in which the school sets out its targets for continuous improvement and development, and how those targets will be met. We are also responsible for the school’s various policies.

 

It is also part of our role to ensure that the school actively seeks, and takes account of, the views of pupils, parents and the local community.

 

The Governing Body is responsible for holding the Executive Headteacher to account, and also for ensuring that the school as a whole is accountable to parents and the local community.

 

To that end, we seek to be transparent in everything we do (subject, of course, to respecting confidentiality).

You can contact any member of the Governing Body via the school office or by emailing the Clerk to the Governing Body: chughes@rfgefed.co.uk

 

We very much welcome parents’ comments and suggestions (though please bear in mind that the Governing Body’s role is a strategic one, and we cannot deal with issues regarding individual children except in certain very specific circumstances).

 

Governing Body 2020/21

Naomi Leaver – Executive Head

Nicola Bustin - Chair of Governors

Efe Acaroglu - Safeguarding Link Governor

Danielle Fobel - Co-opted Governor

Polena Barbagallo - Co-opted Governor

Chiamaka Odikamwa - Co-opted Governor

Lucia Marriott - Staff Governor

 

Catherine Hughes – Clerk to the Governing Body

Cathi is responsible for advising on legal aspects of the governing body’s role, arranging and preparing documents for meetings, maintaining records and attending and writing minutes of meetings.

 

Email: chughes@rfgefed.co.uk

Governors' Attendance

 

Robinsfield George Eliot Federation - Governing Body 2019/20

Name

Date appointed

Term end date

Appointed by

Business/pecuniary interest

Attendance

Governing Body Meetings 2018/19

Attendance Committee Meetings 2018/19

Personnel & Salaries

 

Resources

School Improvement

Nicola Bustin

(Co-opted Governor)

08/09/2018

07/09/2022

Local Authority

None

3 of 4

3 of 3

3 of 3

3 of 3

Naomi Leaver (Executive Headteacher)

Ex-officio

Ex-officio

Ex-officio

Trustee:  Quest Education Psychology

4 of 4

3 of 3

3 of 4

3 of 3

Efe Acaroglu

(Co-opted Governor)

04/11/2016

03/11/2020

Governing Body

None

2 of 4

n/a

4 of 4

n/a

Polena Barbagallo

(Co-opted Governor)

13/12/2017

12/12/2021

Governing Body

None

4 of 4

n/a

n/a

3 of 3

Danielle Fobel
(Co-opted Governor)

26/06/2016

25/06/2020

Governing Body

None

3 of 4

0 of 1

n/a

3 of 3

Shuyu Gao

(Co-opted Governor)

23/09/2019

22/09/2023

Governing Body

None

0 of 0

n/a

n/a

n/a

Daniela Lejtneker

(Parent Governor)

13/12/2017

12/12/2021

Parent Body

Treasurer: Friends of Robinsfield Infant School

3 of 4

n/a

4 of 4

n/a

Lucia Marriott

(Staff Governor)

11/11/2019

10/11/2023

Staff Body

None

0 of 0

n/a

n/a

n/a

Odikanwa, Chiamaka

(Co-opted Governor)

25/11/2019

24/11/2023

Governing

Body

None

0 of 0

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cory Mclauchlan

(Associate Governor)

01/09/2019

31/08/2020

Governing Body

None

0 of 0

n/a

n/a

n/a

Lorraine Wood

(Associate Governor)

01/09/2019

31/12/2019

Maternity leave

Governing Body

None

4 of 4

n/a

4 of 4

4 of 4

Will Byard

(Interim Associate Governor)

01/01/2020

31/08/2020

Governing Body

None

0 of 0

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Former Governors

 

Will Byard

(former Staff Governor)

 

 

Staff body

n/a

4 of 4

n/a

n/a

3 of 3

Nick Novak

(former Co-opted Governor)

12/05/2019

31/08/2019

Governing Body

n/a

3 of 4

3 of 3

2 of 4

n/a

Jo Nussbaumn

(former Co-opted Governor)

04/03/2018

03/03/2019

Governing Body

n/a

3 of 3

1 of 2

n/a

n/a

Suleiman Osman

(former Parent Governor)

16/07/2015

15/07/2019

Parent body

n/a

3 of 4

n/a

n/a

0 of 3

Dmitri Van Zwanenberg (former Co-opted Governor)

18/11/2016

01/07/2019

Governing Body

n/a

1 of 4

n/a

n/a

1 of 3

Lee Duffy (former Associate Governor)

01/09/2018

31/08/2019

Governing Body

n/a

3 of 4

n/a

4 of 4

3 of 4

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