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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.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

School Governance


A warm welcome to Warrender from the Governing Body. The current members are as follows:
 

Governing Body

 

Name

Role

Term Ends

Alana Stewart

Chair and Parent Governor

4 years/31.08.21

 

Matthew Kelly

Vice Chair

and Co-opted Governor

4 years/09.07.22

Steven Baxter

Co-opted Governor

4 years/08.07.22

Beenish Shaikh

Co-opted Governor

4 years/28.02.19

Emilia Ciesla

Co-opted Governor

4 years/22.05.22

Heather Rhodes

Parent Governor

4 years/18.10.20

Josh May

Parent Governor

4 years/07.01.23

Bhiru Shelat

Parent Governor

4 years/07.01.23

Claire Jones

Staff Governor

4 years/21.05.21

Sonal Mistry

School Governance Information Manager

n/a

Mike Smith

Headteacher

n/a

 

 

A full list of the current Governing Body is displayed on the noticeboard inside the main entrance of the school, along with latest published minutes of the Full Governing Body meeting.

Governing Body - Governance Statement

About the Governing Body

The Education Reform Act 1988 considerably increased the responsibilities of Governing Bodies in all state controlled schools. School governors are responsible for overseeing virtually all aspects of school life, which are in turn delegated to the Head Teacher. He is responsible for the day to day running and organisation of the school.

The term of office is four years from the point of election, but occasionally a parent, co-opted or teacher governor may no longer be able to continue serving, or may become ineligible. In this case, an interim election will be held. All parents are kept informed of such developments.

The main forum of discussion is the meeting of the full Governing Body, held twice termly. Most business, however, is carried out in two sub-committees that address the following areas:

Children, Families & Learning

  • Curriculum incl. School Development Plan and Additional Educational Needs
  • Parents, Families and Communication
  • Community and Partnerships
Resources
  • Finance
  • Health and Safety
  • Personnel
  • Premises and other assets

Members of the Governing Body serve on one of these sub-committees, the Head Teacher and chair on both. All Governors are assigned with specific aspects of the School to monitor.

Children, Families & Learning Committee
Emilia Ciesla - Chair
Mike Smith

Heather Rhodes

Alana Stewart

Claire Jones

 

Resources Committee
Beenish Shaikh - Chair

Matthew Kelly - Vice Chair
Mike Smith
Alana Stewart

Steven Baxter

Please see below for the latest Annual Governance Statement information

School Name

Warrender Primary School

School Address

Old Hatch Manor, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 8QG

Telephone number

01895 462355

Contact email address

office@warrenderschool.org.uk

Website

www.warrender.hillingdon.sch.uk

 

The governing body must be only contacted via the school details given above, which is the legal business address for the whole governing body.

 

Category of school

Community

DfE number

251

Ofsted grading and date of last inspection

Good – November 2016

 

Name of Headteacher

Mr Mike Smith

Name of Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Amanda Tucker

 

Date of Annual Governance Statement

Autumn 2018

 

 

The core functions of the governing body

 

As defined by the Department for Education (DfE) in The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, the core functions of the governing body include:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.

     

    In exercising their functions, the governing body shall

  • Act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school; and

  • Be open about the decisions they make and the actions they take and in particular shall be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to interested parties.

     

    Our governing body has a code of conduct which is reviewed and agreed annually. All governors and associate members are obliged to abide by this code.

     

Legal constitution of the governing body

 

The governing body was formally constituted on

31 March 2015

 

Category of Governor

Appointed or elected onto the governing body?

5 x Co-opted Governors

Appointed by the governing body

4 x Parent Governors

Elected on to the governing body by parents of pupils at the school

1 x Headteacher

Governor by virtue of employment by the school

1 x Staff Governor

Elected on to the governing body by all staff employed by the school

1 x Local Authority Governor

Nominated by the Local Authority (Hillingdon Council), and appointed by the governing body

Total number of governors = 12

 

Who volunteers on the school’s governing body?

 

Category of Governor

Full Name

Term of Office / End Date

Co-opted

Mr Steven Baxter

4 years / 08.07.22

Co-opted

Mr Andrew Bugge

4 years / 21.01.18

Co-opted

Ms Emilia Ciesla

4 years / 22.05.22

Co-opted

Mrs Janet Keal

4 years / 28.02.19

Co-opted

Mrs Jo Norbury

4 years / 28.02.19

Co-opted

Mrs Beenish Shaikh

4 years / 28.02.19

Headteacher

Mr Mike Smith

Ex-officio

Local Authority

Mr Andrew Bain

4 years / 25.10.18

Parent

Mrs Tracy Beckwith

4 years / 30.08.18

Parent

Mr Matthew Kelly

4 years / 09.07.18

Parent

Ms Heather Rhodes

4 years / 18.10.20

Parent

Mrs Alana Stewart

4 years / 31.08.21

Staff

Ms Claire Jones

4 years / 21.05.21

 

The Clerk to Governors is

Mrs Elizabeth Doran

The Chair of Governors is

Mrs Jo Norbury

The Vice Chair of Governors is

Mrs Alana Stewart

 

This governing body also can have Associate Members. Associate Members are not governors but they are public volunteers. They are appointed by the governing body to support the ongoing work and duties of the governing body. The number of Associate Members is determined by the governing body.

How the governing body delegates and distributes its duties

 

The governing body agreed to form the following committees on 7 October 2009. This is reviewed annually.

 

Committee 1 Children, Families & Learning (CFL)

Committee 2 Resources

  • Committee membership:
  • Janet Keal – Chair
  • Andrew Bain – Vice Chair
  • Jo Norbury
  • Mike Smith
  • Heather Rhodes
  • Claire Jones
  • Alana Stewart

 

  • Committee membership:
  • Beenish Shaikh – Chair
  • Matthew Kelly – Vice Chair
  • Andrew Bain
  • Tracy Beckwith
  • Jo Norbury
  • Janet Keal
  • Mike Smith
  • Andrew Bugge
  • Alana Stewart

 

  • Remit of committee:
  • Curriculum
  • School Development Plan
  • SEND
  • Pupil Premium & Sports Premium
  • Parents, families & communication
  • Community & partnerships

 

  • Remit of committee:
  • Finance
  • School Development Plan
  • Health & Safety
  • Personnel
  • Premises
  • Assets
  • Key delegates duties
  • Approve School Targets
  • SEND/Inclusion
  • Parent Survey
  • Review appropriate policies

 

  • Key delegates duties
  • Approve budget
  • Approve staffing structure
  • Monitor Health & Safety
  • Review appropriate policies
  • Six meetings held in academic year, (one per half-term)

 

  • Six meetings held in academic year, (one per half-term)
  • Key decisions made and impact
  • Monitor Children’s Progress
  • Monitor Pupil Premium provision
  • Monitor Sports Premium provision
  • Monitor SEND/Inclusion provision

 

  • Key decisions made and impact:
  • Monitoring budget and making key decisions about spend
  • Approve SFVS to ensure financial probity
  • Monitoring Health & Safety to ensure a safe environment for pupils and staff
  • Recommend to FGB Premises Plan spend

 

Specific panels of the governing body are convened as required for

  • School Complaints

  • Staff Grievance and Discipline

  • Pupil Discipline

  • Pay Review Panel

  • HT Performance Review Panel

     

    The governing body delegates some specific functions to some governors covering specific areas of school life. These governors are known as Link Governors. Our school has the following link governors:

     

Area of responsibility

Named Governor

Number of visits to school in this role in academic year

Community Links

Janet Keal

 

Computing & School Website

Matthew Kelly

1

Early Years

 

Janet Keal & Andrew Bain

2

English

 

Heather Rhodes

3

Extended Schools

 

Andrew Bain

2

Finance

Beenish Shaikh

 

Monthly

Friends of Warrender

 

Beenish Shaikh

2

Gifted & Talented

Heather Rhodes

3

Health & Safety

Matthew Kelly

1

Humanities

 

Alana Stewart

1

KS1

Alana Stewart

1

KS2

Jo Norbury

1

Maths

 

Tracy Beckwith

0

Music

Jo Norbury

1

PE & Sports Premium

 

Andy Bugge

1

Procurement

Matthew Kelly

 

2

Pupil Premium

 

Beenish Shaikh

 

Monthly

Safeguarding

 

Jo Norbury & Andrew Bain

Half Termly

School Council

 

Claire Jones

Termly

School Data

 

Jo Norbury & Alana Stewart

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), Inclusion & EAL

Janet Keal & Heather Rhodes

Termly

Staff links

 

Claire Jones

Half Termly

 

Governing body and committee meeting attendance

 

Governor

Governing Body Meeting Dates and Attendance

Autumn Term

18/10/17

Autumn Term

06/12/17

Spring Term

07/02/18

Summer Term 23/05/18

Summer Term

13/06/18

Summer Term

09/07/18

Andrew Bain

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

 

Attended

 

Steven Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

Attended

Tracy Beckwith

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Andrew Bugge

Attended

Attended

 

 

 

 

Emilia Ciesla

 

 

 

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Claire Jones

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Janet Keal

Attended

Attended

 

Attended

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Matthew Kelly

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

Attended

 

Jo Norbury

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

Attended

 

Heather Rhodes

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Beenish Shaikh

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

 

Attended

 

 

Mike Smith

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Alana Stewart

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

 

Member

CFL Committee Meeting Dates and Attendance

Autumn Term

04/10/17

Autumn Term

22/11/17

Spring Term

17/01/18

Spring Term

14/03/18

Summer Term

25/04/18

Summer Term

27/06/18

Andrew Bain

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Steven Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

Observer

Emilia Ciesla

 

 

 

 

Observer

Attended

Claire Jones

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Janet Keal

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Jo Norbury

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Heather Rhodes

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

Mike Smith

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Alana Stewart

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

Member

Resources Committee Meeting Dates and Attendance

Autumn Term

20/09/17

Autumn Term

22/11/17

Spring Term

17/01/18

Spring Term

14/03/18

Summer Term

09/05/18

Summer Term

27/06/18

Andrew Bain

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Steven Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

Observer

Tracy Beckwith

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Andrew Bugge

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Attended

 

 

 

Emilia Ciesla

 

 

 

 

Observer

Apologies given and accepted

Janet Keal

Attended

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Attended

Apologies given and accepted

Apologies given and accepted

Matthew Kelly

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

Attended

 

Jo Norbury

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Beenish Shaikh

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

Attended

 

Mike Smith

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Alana Stewart

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

Governing body effectiveness and impact

 

What were the significant challenges for the governing body in 2017/18?

  • School expansion building works

  • Raising the profile of the school to ensure enough families are attracted to fill two Reception classes from September 2018

  • Bringing the school’s wrap around provision in-house

     

    How were the challenges met?

  • Rigorous challenge and oversight of the works, ensuring that the safeguarding and H&S of the children and staff are at the forefront of the work

  • Publicity drive via leafleting, open morning in school and local community groups and websites

  • The establishment of a core team of staff who worked tirelessly to offer a new provision at short notice

     

    What were the achievements of the governing body for 2017/18?

  • Good attendance from governors across all committees and meetings.

  • Succession planning and recruitment put in place for the future.

  • Good financial management/oversight.

  • The review of more meaningful progress data and staff updates on their lead areas.

  • The assessment of the risks and opportunities in relation to the current Nursery provision and also the 30-hour nursery provision option.

  • The creation of an opportunity for greater strategic focus within the governing body.

     

    How have these achievements improved areas of school life (impact)?

  • The whole Governing Body has a better understanding of the needs of the school.

  • Lead roles were planned for in preparation for governors stepping down. Recruitment was driven by skills requirements on the board.

  • The school is still running well within the constraints of an ever decreasing budget.

  • Greater depth of knowledge about the school and more ability to identify areas for development.

  • Governors ensured that the Nursery provision was financially viable and discussed how to ensure it continues to be so.

  • Specific strategy session held to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the Governing Body and the school in the coming years.

     

Find out more about our school ...

 

  • Link to Parent View Portal, which seeks parents' opinions on aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

Governing Body Register of Interests 2017/18

 

This register must

  • state the name and category of each governor

  • set out any relevant business interests

  • set out details of any other educational establishments that they govern

  • set out any relationship details between governors and members of staff, including spouses, partners and relatives.

 

Full Name

Category of Governor

Declarations of Members’ Interests: Business, Educational and Personal

Steven Baxter

Co-opted Governor

  • Partner at Hymans Robertson LLP - HR LLP provide advice to LB Hillingdon on its pension scheme
  • Spouse is a member of FOW
  • Parent at the school

Andrew Bugge

Co-opted Governor

  • Spouse is a Headteacher at a school in Camden
  • Work carried out for another school in Hillingdon

Emilia Ciesla

Co-opted Governor

  • Employed at the Natural History Museum

Janet Keal

Co-opted Governor

  • Governor at Haydon School

Jo Norbury

Co-opted Governor

  • Parent at the school

Beenish Shaikh

Co-opted Governor

  • Parent at the school
  • Sister-in-Law is Headteacher at Grange Park Junior School

Mike Smith

Headteacher

  • Employed at Warrender School

Andrew Bain

LA Governor

  • Nothing to declare

Tracy Beckwith

Parent Governor

  • Nothing to declare

Matthew Kelly

Parent Governor

  • Spouse is a member of FOW
  • Spouse works for Eden Academy

Heather Rhodes

Parent Governor

  • Employed at Harrow School
  • Employed at Harrow School Enterprises
  • Knows a member of staff socially

Alana Stewart

Parent Governor

  • Nothing to declare

Claire Jones

Staff Governor

  • Employed at Warrender School

 

Each governor has declared their interests as given above in writing to the governing body.

 

Chair of Governor's signature

 

Date

 

 

Planned review date

Autumn Term 2019

 

Let us have your feedback
The Governors at Warrender always welcome feedback from parents and carers about the school. If there are things that the school is doing well or if you feel there are aspects of school life that could be improved, please let us know so we can continue to improve our school. If you wish to feedback direct to the governing body about an aspect of the school, or would like to attend any of the Full Governing Body meetings, please contact Alana Stewart (Chair) via the School Office. Alternatively, you may submit general feedback about Warrender to Ofsted via their Parent View portal.

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