Garfield Primary School

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  • "One of Merton's most ambitious schools"Mayor of Merton, Councillor, David Chung
  • "Pupils enjoy learning and are proud of their achievements and their school." OFSTED 2015
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Governors

The Governing Body is actively involved in the life of the school. 

Garfield School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability at the school. The team of governors appoints the Head Teacher and holds the main responsibility for the finance of school.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions 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
▪ Be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher


The governing body is made up of parent, co-opted and staff governors. Parent governors are voted for by the parents and carers of children attending the school. Governors are appointed for a four-year term. The full governing body meets as a whole group twice a term to approve policies, review the progress and direction of the school and vote on significant decisions. However, governors are in constant contact with the school and each other, as well as attend at least one of the sub-committees once a term.

Garfield’s sub-committees are:

Resources
This committee deals with matters relating to personnel, finance and premises.

Curriculum and Standards
This committee is responsible for making sure the school follows the National Curriculum;

WHO ARE THE GARFIELD GOVERNORS?

Michèle Thomas: (Head Teacher)

 

Chair of Governors: Robert Dickinson

Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body until 8th June 2020

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors, Link Governor for Safeguarding & Data & Standards, Committee member for Curriculum & Standards

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 75% at Full Governing Body meetings, 80% at committee meetings.

Registered inerests: None

 

Vice-Chair: Andrew Blake

Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing by the Governing Body until 9 March 2019

Responsibilities: Vice-Chair of Governors, Link Governor for Pupil Premium, Committee member for Resources

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 50% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 67% at committee meetings.

Registered inerests: Governor Representative on Merton Strategic School Effectiveness Partnership Board.

 

Leila Fatah

Parent Governor, elected by parents until 29th January 2019

Responsibilities: Link Governor for EYs Progress & Attainment.  Curriculum & Standards Committee member

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 0% at committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 50% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings.

Registered inerests: None

 

Zeeshan Jaweed Akhtar

Parent Governor, elected by parents until 6th October 2020

Responsibilities: Link Governor for Finance & Marketing & Extended Schools. Resources Committee member

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 33% at committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 67% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings.

Registered inerests: None

 

Adriano Marino

Parent Governor, elected by parents until 17th March 2020

Responsibilities: Link Governor for SEN & EAL. Resources Committee member

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 75% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings.

Registered inerests: None

 

Sally Fox:

Staff Governor, elected by staff until 21 Sept 2020

Responsibilities: Curriculum & Standards Committee member

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 50% at Full Governing Body meetings, 50% at committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 75% at committee meetings.

Registered inerests: None

 

Alex Boothroyd

Co-opted Governor, elected by the Governing Body until 3rd May 2021 

Co-opted Governor, elected by the Govering Body until 3rd May 2021

Responsibilities: Link Governor for Maths. Curriculum & Standards Committee member

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings

Registered inerests: None

 

Jessica Gregson

Co-opted Governor, elected by the Govering Body until 3rd May 2021

Responsibilities: Link Governor for English. Curriculum & Standards Committee member

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 50% at committee meetings

Registered inerests: None

  

Cassia Bissessar:

Co-opted Governor, elected by the Governing Body until 18th October 2021

Responsibilities: Curriculum & Standards Committee member

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings

Registered inerests: None

 

Clerk: Sarah Parker:

 

No Longer Serving 

 

Sarah Hudson

Resigned 17th May 2018

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 50% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings.

 

Abdul Latif

Resigned 15th May 2018

Governor attendance in 2017/18: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 100% at committee meetings

Governor attendance in 2016/17: 100% at Full Governing Body meetings, 67% at committee meetings

Please click on the attached links for more information:

Garfield Governor Information

Governor Statement 2016-17

Governor Behaviour Pledge 2017-18