Grange Farm Primary School

Governors

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Governor News

New Parent Governors

Ms Kiran Clair has been appointed as a new parent governor

Mrs Gursharan Rishi has been appointed as a new parent governor

INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT

  1. The name of the school is Grange Farm Primary School.
  2. The school is a Community School.
  3. The  name of the governing body is   ‘The Governing Body of Grange Farm Primary School’.
  4. The governing body shall consist of:

(a) five parent governors
(b) one LA  governor
(c) one staff governor
(d) the Headteacher and
(e) Six Co-opted Governors

  1. Total number of governors will be fourteen (except at any time when the headteacher has given notice as above that he/she chooses not to be a governor, when the total number of governors will be thirteen).
  2. The term of office of all categories of governor shall be 4 years.
  3. This instrument was made by order of Coventry City Council as the Local Authority in accordance with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 as amended, on the third day of March two thousand and fifteen (3 March 2015).
  4. This Instrument of Government shall come into effect on the nineteenth day of March two thousand and fifteen (19 March 2015)
  5.  A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the governing body (and the Headteacher if not a governor).

Governor Visits

Governor Membership

Governors are appointed for a four year period. Any member of the Governing Body can be contacted via the School Office.

Parent Governors

Name Date Appointed Appointed By Date Declaration of Business Interests Signed Other Governor Responsibilities
Ms Kiran Clair 16.1.24 Parents 20.2.24
Mrs Gursharan Rishi 25.10.23 Parents 17.11.23
Mrs Alice Scannell 02.11.21 Parents 14.04.24
Mrs Rachael Saunders 28.11.22 Parents 14.12.23
Mrs Neelam Saihjpal 16.02.22 Parents 13.04.24

LA Governor (Council Appointed)

Cllr Tim Sawdon 31.8.20 LA & Governing Board 14.12.23

Co-opted Governors

Mr Colin Marscheider (Chair) 18.3.23 Governing Body 11.09.23 Governor at Howes Primary School
Mr Anthony Alonzi 30.3.23 Governing Body 14.12.23 Governor at Rugby High School
Ms Shelagh Rixon 19.3.23 Governing Body 18.09.23 Governor at Stanton Bridge Primary School
Mrs Lynne Jeffs 18.10.23 Governing Board 13.12.23
Mr Pete James 18.10.23 Governing Body 24.1.24 Governor at St Peter & St Paul RC Primary School
Mr Manjit Singh 23.6.21 Governing Body 13.07.23

Teacher Governor

Ms Sally Lewis 14.12.23 All Staff 14.3.24

Headteacher

Mr Matthew Walters 1.9.22 Governing Body

Governors who have stepped down but have served in the last 12 months

 

Name Date Date Stepped Down
Mrs Sandeep Bhagwan November 23

Governor Register of business and Pecuniary Interests

Name Date Appointed Type of Governor Date Declaration of Business Interests Signed Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests
Ms Kiran Clair 16.1.24 Parents 20.2.24 None
Mrs Gursharan Rishi 25.10.23 Parents 17.11.23 None
Mrs Alice Scannell 02.11.21 Parents 14.04.24 None
Mrs Rachael Saunders 28.11.22 Parents 14.12.23 None
Mrs Neelam Saihjpal 16.02.22 Parents 13.04.24 None
Mr Colin Marscheider 18.3.23 Governing Body 11.09.23 None
Mr Anthony Alonzi 30.3.23 Governing Body 14.12.23 None
Ms Shelagh Rixon 19.3.23 Governing Body 18.09.23 None
Mrs Lynne Jeffs 18.10.23 Governing Board 13.12.23 None
Mr Pete James 18.10.23 Governing Body 24.1.24 None
Mr Manjit Singh 23.6.21 Governing Body 13.07.23 None
Cllr Tim Sawdon 31.8.20 LA & Governing Body 14.12.23 None
Ms Sally Lewis 14.12.23 All Staff 14.3.24 None
Mr Matthew Walters 1.9.22 Governing Body None

Governor Committees

Resource Management

This committee covers Premises, Finance, Personnel, Marketing and Health & Safety and members are:

Neelam Saihjpal (Chair) Matthew Walters Tim Sawdon
Vacancy Colin Marscheider Peter James
Vicky Noone (Notes) Manjit Singh

Additionally, 3 governors to be selected from the members above, as and when required, excluding the Headteacher, to consider Staff Dismissal, Grievances, Health Reviews and Pupil Discipline hearings.

Sub group of RM covers all Health & Safety issues within the school:
Matthew Walters, Tim Sawdon and Steve Ell

Quality & Standards

This committee covers Special needs, Target setting, Curriculum, SIP and Standards & Data and members are:

Colin Marscheider (Chair) Matthew Walters Sandeep Bhagwan
Lynne Jeffs Pete James Shelagh Rixon
Anthony Alonzi Alice Scannell Vicky Noone (Notes)

Additionally, 3 governors to be selected from the members above, as and when required, excluding the Headteacher to consider Staff Dismissal, Grievances, TLR Appeals, and Pupil Discipline appeals.

The quorum for Committees to be 3 members

Newly appointed governors attend meetings of both committees to enable them to see which ones would be most suitable to join.

Governor Responsibilities

Performance Management/Pay Committee: Colin Marscheider, Gursharan Rishi and Pete James
Performance Management Review Officer: Tim Sawdon
Link Governor: Colin Marscheider
SEN Governor: Peter James
More Able and Gifted and Talented Governor: Neelam Saihjpal
Numeracy Governor: Anthony Alonzi
Literacy Governor: Shelagh Rixon
Looked After Children: Colin Marscheider
Child Protection Governor: Colin Marscheider
Governors’ Web Pages: Colin Marscheider
Safer Recruitment Governors: Shelagh Rixon, Lynne Jeffs & Colin Marscheider
Equal Opportunities Governor: Manjit Singh
Relationship, and Sex Education Governor: Alice Scannell
Prevent Governor: Anthony Alonzi
Pupil Premium Governor: Pete James
Health & Safety Governor: Tim Sawdon
UK GDPR: Colin Marscheider
Pupil Voice: Peter James
Well-being: Peter James
Curriculum Development: Alice Scannell
Science: Neelam Saihjpal
Professional Development: Colin Marscheider
EYFS: Lynne Jeffs
Religious Education – Shelagh Rixon

Governors’ Allowances

 

At Grange Farm Primary School, we are dedicated to good practice and ensuring equality through school processes.

The School Governance Regulations (2013) allow governing bodies of maintained schools, who have a delegated budget, to decide whether they wish to pay expenses to governors and associate members of the governing body, in order to reimburse any expenses they have incurred when serving as a governor.

This policy has been created with the aim of ensuring that all governors, and non-governors who are members of the governing body, receive reimbursements for an expenses where the school has derived benefit from the individual serving their governing duty.

The school believes that enabling governors to fulfil their roles, regardless of circumstances, is important in ensuring equality for all governing members of our community and is, therefore, an appropriate use of our annual budget.

Below is our policy.

Governors’ Allowances Policy

Register of Meeting Attendance

Below is the register of attendance at meetings by Governors.

Full Governing Body Meeting

Main Meeting 13/07/2023 Main Meeting 14/12/2023 Main Meeting 07/03/2024
Saihjpal, Neelam
Scannell, Alice
Alonzi, Anthony
James, Peter Apologies
Jeffs, Lynne
Walters, Matthew
Marscheider, Colin
Lewis, Sally N/A N/A
Rixon, Shelagh Apologies
Sawdon, Tim
Saunders, Rachael
Singh, Manjit Apologies Apologies Apologies
Rishi, Gursharan N/A
Clair, Kiran N/A N/A

 

Quality & Standards Meeting

Q&S Meeting 01/03/2023 Q&S Meeting 03/05/2023 Q&S Meeting 29/06/2023 Q&S Meeting 05/10/2023 Q&S Meeting 25/01/2024
Alonzi, Anthony Apologies Apologies
James, Peter
Jeffs, Lynne
Lewis, Sally N/A N/A N/A N/A
Walters, Matthew
Marscheider, Colin
Rixon, Shelagh Apologies
Scannell, Alice
Saunders, Rachael

 

Resources Management Meeting

RM Meeting 15/06/2023 RM Meeting 23/11/2023 RM Meeting 22/02/2024
Saihjpal, Neelam
Singh, Manjit Apologies Apologies
Walters, Matthew
Marscheider, Colin
Sawdon, Tim Apologies
James, Peter

Governor Login

Copies of governor documents can be accessed via this portal.

 

Find Us

Grange Farm Primary School
Dewsbury Avenue
Styvechale
Coventry
CV3 6NF

Phone

024 7641 1098

e-mail

adminstaff@grangefarm.coventry.sch.uk