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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  The Teaching & Learning Committee focuses on the pupils learning and progress.

 

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 work for Notts County Council, as a Team Manager, managing the finances of vulnerable adults.  I sit on various National Committees related to my work. My son is currently at the school enjoying his learning as well as  many other activities run by the school.  I enjoy the theatre, dining out, reading and following Man. United.  Please come and talk to me if you see me in the playground, please don’t let the white cane put you off.

Co-Opted (Governing Body)

Chair of Governors | Resources Committee Member| Teaching & Learning Committee Member | Chair of Discipline Committee | Complaints Lead Governor | Anti Bullying Governor | LAC Governor | CLA Governor | Performance 2 Governor

6/7/2015

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5/7/2019

Amanda Hutchinson

I currently have two daughters at the school.  I am a Secondary School Teacher, so education is an important part of my home and work life. I therefore want to be an integral part of the way Greythorn responds to the ever changing and challenging demands of the Department for Education’s new policies. More importantly, I want to ensure our school continues to give a good and enjoyable education for our children.

Co-Opted (Governing Body)

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee | Science Lead Governor | Visits Governor

8/5/2013

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9/6/2020

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)

Teaching & Learning Committee Member | Joint Pupil Premium 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 Pupil Premium Governor

6/12/2015

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4/12/2019

Jessica Hannan

I am the HR Manager for the Flying High Partnership with over 15 years’ HR experience in the private sector and, for the past 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 of the best schools in the universe. When I am not working or chasing after my 2 kids (currently loving life at Greythorn) I love to go to the theatre and hang out with my family.

Parent (Parent Election)

Teaching & Learning Committee Member | Safeguarding Governor | SPAG Governor | Joint HR Governor

2/2/2016

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1/2/2020

Helen Lester

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 Cultural Services department. I'm committed to supporting the school in it's new academy status and have chosen to be a Governor to be actively involved at this important transitional time. I have three children at Greythorn Primary School and in my spare time I love to spend time with my family. I also enjoy holidays in our caravan and running and swimming to keep fit. 

Parent (Parent Election)

Teaching & Learning Committee Member | RLA Governor | Training Governor | EAL 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

28/3/2017

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27/3/2021

* 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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