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The Governing Body

The Full Governing Body (FGB) has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. The day to day business of school life remains the responsibility of the head teacher and the senior leadership team.  Our Governing Body is made up of staff, parent and co-opted governors and our Head Teacher. Our FGB delegates certain responsibilities to two main committees that each have a particular focus.  The Resources Committee is focused on the practical operations of the school such as Finance, HR & Premises.

 

Who are the School Governors?

In addition to the Head Teacher the members of the School’s Governing Body are;

 

Picture & Name

Profile

Category of Governor (Appointing Body)

Responsibilities

Term

(Date of Appointment to date term of office ends)

Martyn

Harris

I have been a Governor at Greythorn for eight years, and Chair for the last four.  Although my son has now left Greythorn, I have committed to remain on the Governing Body to support and challenge, so we can continue to strive to become the best school in the universe (as well as West Bridgford).  I work for Nottinghamshire County Council within Adult Social Care & Health, and have done for the past fifteen years.  Outside of work and school, I enjoy the theatre, eating out, and following the trials and tribulations of Manchester United.  If you see me around, please do come and speak to me, as I am always interested in the views of our community.

Co-Opted (Governing Body)

 

Chair of Governors | Resources Committee Member|  Chair of Discipline Committee | Complaints Lead Governor   | Equality Governor | Attendance/Exclusion/Behaviour  Governor | Looked After Children Governor

6/7/2015

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5/7/2019

Jane

Roberts

As a parent of three children, all of whom have attended Greythorn, my longstanding association with the school dates back to 1996. Since 2006, I have worked as a teacher here and am proud to be part of a professional, dedicated and enthusiastic team. I look forward to using my experiences as a parent, teacher and resident in the local community, to help Greythorn rise to the challenges faced today and in the future.

Staff (Staff Election)

Joint Training Governor | Joint Visits Governor

6/7/2015

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5/7/2019

Pam

Parkin

I have worked at Greythorn since 2004 and wanted to make a positive contribution to children's education.  Outside of school 'm married with three children.  I enjoy spending time with my family and love cake making.  Greythorn has a fantastic team of children, parents, staff and Governors and I feel privileged to be part of that team.

Staff (Staff Election)

Resources Committee Member | Joint Training Governor | Joint Visits Governor

6/12/2015

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4/12/2019

Jessica Hannan

I am the HR Manager for the Flying High Trust Partnership with nearly 20 years’ HR experience in the private sector including over 10 years in education. My calling to be a governor was to be able to support the school in achieving its aims and ambitions and making it the best place to be for the children at Greythorn now and those to come in the future. Being part of the Trust, I can see the impact my role as a governor and an HR professional has on making every day count for the children of Greythorn. I’m here to support the journey to become one of the best schools in the universe. When I am not working or chasing after my 2 kids (who are currently loving life at Greythorn) I love to go to the theatre and hang out with my family.

Parent (Parent Election)

Vice Chair | Safeguarding and E-safety Governor | HR Governor | EYFS Governor

2/2/2016

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1/2/2020

Helen Lester

 I have been a Parent Governor at Greythorn Primary School since February 2016. I have a background in project delivery, contract management and service improvement. I work at Nottinghamshire County Council as a Programme Manager, overseeing the delivery of efficiency and improvement projects in the Children, Families and Schools department. I have three children, one at Greythorn, and two who are now at The West Bridgford School. In my spare time, I enjoy running and singing with the West Bridgford Tuneless Choir!

Parent (Parent Election)

Pupil Premium and Sports Funding Governor 

2/2/2016

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31/1/2020

Mark Betts

I am a director at a local Financial Services company with over 20 years’ experience in the private sector. My aim is to bring my business experience to the governing board and assist the school in any way I can. I have lived in the community all my life, have two girls who attend Greythorn and in my spare time I enjoy running, football and golf.  I also volunteer at the Rushcliffe junior parkrun which is a free 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds) at Rushcliffe Country Park every Sunday morning at 9am.

Co-Opted (Governing Body)

Resources Committee | Finance Lead

28/3/2017

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27/3/2021

 

Fadi Al-Dairi

I have been a “Parent Governor” for almost 1 year and was inspired by the success of Greythorn School. Parent to Rose & Raya who feel so attached to school. My work require me to travel a lot and I sit with Leaders of UN Agencies as part of my job to manage the Humanitarian Response in the area of my work. My motto in life “Do what is right not what is easy”

I like to talk and meet new people; feel free to stop me when am around.

Co-Opted (Governing Body) Resources Committee | Health and Safety Governor | Communications Governor

28/03/2017

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27/03/2021

* Local Authority proposes candidate to match the Governing Body criteria & skills.  The Governing Body decides whether appropriate.

The Governing Body's Core Functions

In order to achieve the goal of promoting high standards of educational achievement, the governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions. Briefly explained these are;

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. For example, by agreeing school policies and concurring content & priorities for improvement in the school development plan.
  • To hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff. For example, asking questions, offering support, constructive advice, help improve proposals, monitor and evaluate school performance, performance management of the head teacher.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. For example, checking that resources are allocated in line with the school's strategic priorities, benchmarking spend with similar schools, questioning value for money with budgetary spend.

 

Contacting with the Governing Body

We would like to be as accessible as possible within the school community. Suggestions for improvement and your ideas and comments will always be welcome. You can contact the Governors by;
 
- Use this contact form below: This will go to the Chair, and will be forwarded to the relevant committee/governors if appropriate.
- Letter: Please address any written correspondence to the Chair of Governors c/o Greythorn Primary School. Hand this into the school office and your letter will be forwarded as soon as possible.
- Meet Us: There are parent governors who are often at the school gates dropping off or picking up their children.
 
Just a reminder: If you have an issue with something in school, your first point of contact should always be your child’s teacher and subsequently the head teacher – please contact the office to make an appointment. Governors do not normally get involved in the day to day running of the school – that is rightly left to the Head Teacher and the senior leadership team.
 
We welcome your views and your continued support of the school.

Governor Contact Form

If you have any suggestions for improvement your ideas and comments will be welcome. You can contact by use this contact form. This will go to the Chair & Vice Chair of Governors, and will be forwarded to the relevant committee if appropriate. Just a reminder: If you have an issue with something in school, your first point of contact should always be your child’s teacher and subsequently the head teacher – please contact the office to make an appointment. Governors do not normally get involved in the day to day running of the school – that is rightly left to the Head Teacher and the senior leadership team. We welcome your views and your continued support of the school.

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