Freemantles Primary

 

Governance

The Governing Body oversees the strategic development of the school and focuses on three core functions:

a) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

b) Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

c) Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

In total the Governing Body consists of 13 members; 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor plus the Headteacher, 4 Parent Governors and 6 Co-opted Governors. Each governor has a different skill set to offer. The Governing Body meets five times per year and individual governors also visit school frequently to ensure that they know the school well and are able to monitor progress against the School Development Plan. There are 2 main committees within the Governing Body: Curriculum and Finance & General Purposes (includes Pay Sub Committee and Pay Appeals Panel).

Public minutes of these meetings are available from the school office.

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Steve Williams. Governors can be contacted through the school office and consulted on any matter that concerns the Governing Body as a whole.

The Governing Body (GB) constitution

Name

Term of Office    

Committee Memberships

Local Authority Governors - Appointed by the LA

Mrs Laura Swinerd (LS)

01/12/16 - 30/11/20

Curriculum - Chair / Pay Committee

Parent Governors - Elected by parents

Mrs Angela Kelly (AK)
Safeguarding Governor

07/12/16 - 06/12/20 

Curriculum / Pay Committee

Mrs Bethan Emerson (BE)
Special Needs Governor 

05/02/19 - 04/02/23

Curriculum 

Vacancy

 

 

Mrs Rebecca Smith (RS)
Equality Governor

17/10/19 - 16/10/23

Curriculum / Pay Appeals Panel

Staff Governors - Elected by staff

Mr Tom Brierley 

28/09/20 - 27/09/24 

Curriculum  

Headteacher - Appointed by virtue of office

Mr Justin Price (JP)

01/09/10 - ongoing

Finance and General Purposes / Curriculum

Co-opted Governors - Appointed by the Governing Body

Mr Julian Cox (JC)
Online Safety Governor

04/02/20 - 03/02/24

Finance and General Purposes

Mrs Eileen Bruce (EB)
Emotional Wellbeing Governor

03/10/17 - 02/10/21 

Curriculum 

Mr Steve Williams (SW)
Chair

31/10/20 - 30/10/24

Finance and General Purposes
Pay Committee

Mr David Vaughan (DV)
Children Looked After Governor

07/02/17 - 06/02/21

Finance and General Purposes
Pay Appeals Panel

Mrs Christine Gregory (CG)

03/10/17 - 02/10/21

Curriculum 

 Vacancy

Associate Members - Appointed by the Governing Body (No voting rights)

Mrs Kate Ball (KB)

19/06/17 - 18/06/21

Finance and General Purposes
Curriculum

Advisor - Appointed by the Governing Body (No voting rights)

Mrs Linda Casey (LaC)

01/09/02 - ongoing

Finance and General Purposes

Clerk

Ms Karin Ferris (KF)

01/04/15 - ongoing

 

Those who have held a Governing Body position in the last 12 months but are no longer governors:

Name                

Term of Office

Committee Memberships/Responsibilities

Mr Abdullah Al Medallah (AA)
Health & Safety Governor

05/02/19- 04/02/23

Finance and General Purposes

Mr Phil Leach (PL)

23/09/16 - 22/09/20

Curriculum

Mrs Gina Davies

06/02/18 - 05/02/22

 Curriculum

Governor Register of Interests

Governor /
Date Declared

Name of Organisation                                 

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Laura Swinerd
17/01/19

Surrey Independent Living Council

Voluntary Organisation

Employee

Angela Kelly
27/11/18

Positive Autism Support & Training 

Special Needs Jungle

Therapy Service

Charity

Self-employed

Volunteer

Vacancy

 

 

 

Bethan Emerson

No relevant interests declared

Steve Williams
25/04/19

Mustard Seed Autism Trust

Lost for Words Theater Company Ltd

Charity

Business

Trustee

Director

David Vaughan
28/01/19

LIFT Academy Trust

Chertsey High School

Portesbery School

Education

Education

Education

Spouse is a Member

Spouse is a Governor

Spouse is Vice Chair 

Tom Brierley

Rebecca Smith
16/01/19

No relevant interests declared

 

 

Justin Price
16/01/19

Farnham Heath End School

Education

Governor

Vacancy

 

 

 

Eileen Bruce
23/04/19

No relevant interests declared

 

 

Christine Gregory
24/09/18

Freemantles School

Education

Daughter employed as support staff

Vacancy

 

 

 

Kate Ball
19/09/18

Freemantles School

Education

Brother's fiancee employed at school

Julian Cox
01/05/18

Freemantles School

Education

Son employed as bank support staff

Linda Casey

No relevant interests declared

 

 

Karin Ferris

No relevant interests declared

 

 

Those who have held a Governing Body position in the last 12 months but are no longer governors:

Governor / Date Declared

Name of Organisation 

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Abdullah Al Medallah
30/01/19
No relevant interests declared

Philip Leach
28/11/18

Freemantles School Education Spouse employed in Outreach 

Gina Davies
05/02/19

Gina Davies Autism Centre (incl running Attention Autism programme training) Consultancy / Training Owner / Programme used in Freemantles

 

Governor Attendance

Codes               
P: Present
IA: In attendance
AA: Apologies received, accepted
AN: Apologies received, not accepted
O: Not present, apologies not received
X: Not in office  

Full Governing Body Meetings - 2020/21

Governor

28/09/20

19/10

30/11

01/02/21

26/04

21/06

Abdullah Al Medallah

P P X X X X

Kate Ball

IA AA

Tom Brierley

X P

Eileen Bruce

P P

Linda Casey

IA AA

Julian Cox

P AA

Bethan Emerson

P P

Karin Ferris

IA P

Christine Gregory

P P

Angela Kelly

P AA

Philip Leach

P P

Justin Price

P P

Rebecca Smith 

P P

Laura Swinerd

P P

David Vaughan

P P

Steve Williams

P P

Full Governing Body Meetings - 2019/20

Governor

30/09/19

25/11

04/02/20

28/04

20/05

29/06

20/07

Abdullah Al Medallah

P AA AA AA P O O

Kate Ball

AA AA AA IA IA IA IA

Eileen Bruce

P P P P P P P

Linda Casey

IA IA IA IA IA IA AA

Julian Cox

IA AA IA P P P P

Gina Davies

P AA AA AA P P X

Bethan Emerson

P P AA P P P P

Karin Ferris

IA IA IA IA IA IA IA

Christine Gregory

P P P P P P P

Angela Kelly

P P P P P P P

Philip Leach

P P P AA P P P

Justin Price

P P P P P P P

Rebecca Smith 

P P P P P P P

Laura Swinerd

P AA P P P P AA

David Vaughan

P P P P P P P

Steve Williams

P P P P P P P

 Curriculum Committee Meetings 2020/21

Governor 

Laura Swinerd

Gina Davies

Bethan Emerson

Rebecca Smith

Angela Kelly

Phil Leach

Christine Gregory

Eileen Bruce

Justin Price

Kate Ball

 Curriculum Committee Meetings 2019/20

Governor 

15/11/2019

24/03/2020

19/05/2020

Laura Swinerd

AA Meeting cancelled due to COVID19 - urgent business dealt with in virtual FGB meetings only as per DfE guidance

Gina Davies

AA

Bethan Emerson

P

Rebecca Smith

P

Angela Kelly

P

Phil Leach

P

Christine Gregory

P

Eileen Bruce

P

Justin Price

P

Kate Ball

AA

Finance & Resources Committee Meetings 2020/21

Governor

21/09/2020

 

Steve Williams

AA

David Vaughan

P

Abdullah Al Medallah

O

Justin Price

P

Julian Cox

P

Kate Ball

IA

Linda Casey

IA

Karin Ferris

IA

Finance & Resources Committee Meetings 2019/20

Governor

14/10/2019

18/11

27/01/20

 Spring 2 / Summer 1 Meetings

16/07 

Steve Williams

P AA P Meetings cancelled due to COVID19 - urgent business dealt with in virtual FGB meetings only as per DfE guidance P

David Vaughan

P P P P

Abdullah Al Medallah

P AA AA AA

Justin Price

P P P P

Julian Cox

IA IA AA P

Kate Ball

AA AA AA AA

Linda Casey

IA IA IA IA

Karin Ferris

IA IA IA AA