Under new Government legislation all school Governing Bodies were reconstituted by September 2015. Under this new legislation, the Governing Body is slimmed down, but must have the appropriate skills to fulfil the role of a Governing Body effectively. It should not be smaller than 7 members and must include: at least 2 Parent Governors: The Headteacher; One and only one Staff Governor; One and only one Local Authority Governor. On top of the above 5 ‘Core Governors’, a school can appoint as many co-opted Governors as deemed necessary. The Gidea Park Governing Body decided to reconstitute from their spring Term 2015 meeting. Our current Governing Body is:
|Core Governors||Co-opted Governors|
Mrs A Milne – Local Authority Governor
Miss A Conner – Headteacher
Miss L Cline – Staff Governor
Mrs L Murphy – Parent Governor (Chair)
Mrs V Riley – Parent Governor
Mr A Stephenson
Mrs P Spearman
Mrs L Castles (Vice Chair)
Mr G Parkinson
Mr M Watson
Parent Governors are elected by the parents of the School and are able to hold office for up to four years. If Parent Governor elections are to be held, all parents will be informed, invited to stand for election and able to vote. The minutes of all Governing Body meetings are available in the school office.
From 1st September 2015, governing bodies have a duty to publish on their website their register of business interests, other schools at which they are governors and any relationship that exist between governors and school staff. Mr Andy Stephenson, has a relative who works for the London Borough of Havering. Mrs Spearman currently works on a temporary basis as a cover teacher at the school for two days per week. Mrs Peace works in another London Borough of Havering establishment. None of our other governors have business interests relating to our school. Mrs Castles is also a Governor at Marshall’s Park Academy.