Claremont's Full Governing Body
Our school Governors are:
- Jill Lovecy (Chair of Governors)
- David McDwyer
- Omotola Adesmowo
- Ahmed Sarman
- Judith Frankland
- Alan Cross
- Saneem Ali
- Muhammad Treifi
- Amy Killeen (staff)
- Wendy Birks (staff)
- Anne Conboy (Headteacher)
Please click here for Governing Body member details and terms.
Governing Body Minutes are available on request.
The Role of the Governing Body
Governing bodies have a lot of responsibility for improving school performance and accountability, as well as several legal obligations to make sure that the school is achieving the best possible outcomes for its young people. The main duties and responsibilities of the governing body include:
- Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- Holding the school’s leaders to account.
- Ensuring that the school’s finances are well managed.
- Working effectively as a team.
- Maintaining a good working relationship with the head teacher
- Understanding the school and its community.
- Continuously driving school improvement.
School governors are volunteers who are committed to making sure that their school provides the best possible education for all its pupils. Governors come from a range of different backgrounds and bring different skills and expertise to the role.
There are different types of governors on governing bodies. Most governing bodies have a combination of the following types of governor:
- Parent Governors – elected by parents at the school
- Staff Governors – elected by staff at the school
- Head Teacher
- Local Authority Governors – recruited from a range of backgrounds and businesses to help communicate local policy
- Co-opted Governors – appointed by the governing body and are people who they feel have the relevant skills and experience to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school.
- Foundation Governors – representatives of the religious organisation or trust, if any, that supports the school to uphold its ethos and values
There may also be other types of governor depending on the type of school.
Governors should expect to spend approximately 10-20 days a year on their role. This would include:
- Attending all governing body meetings, usually 3 to 6 per year
- Visiting the school as part of a programme of governor visits with a specific focus
- Attending any subcommittee meetings they are involved in
- Reading any papers circulated before meetings
- Undertaking any relevant research required