Name Appointing Body

2020-2021

Dates of Appointment Status and Committees
Norma McCance Appointed by GB/board 13 September 2018   to

12 September 2022

Chair of Governors

Co-Opted

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

·       General Purposes

Leigh Egerton Appointed by GB/board 3 September 2019

to

22 September 2023

Vice Chair

Co-Opted

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring (Chair)

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

·

Rose Robinson Appointed by GB/board 17 March 2021

to

16      16 March 2025

Associate

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring (Clerk)

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

·       General Purposes (Clerk)

Daniel Dickson Fosu Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2020   to

24      November 2024

Parent

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

·       General Purposes

Erlantz Carus Appointed by GB/board 25 November 2020   to

24 November 2024

Co-Opted

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

 

Angela McDowall Elected by Parents 2 November 2020

to

1 November 2024

Parent

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

·       General Purposes

Bridgette Findlay Elected by Parents 2 November 2020

to

1 November 2024

Parent

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

 

Sara Lamari Elected by Parents 2 November 2020

to

1 November 2024

Parent

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

 

Victoria Butler Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2020

to

10 March 2024

 

Associate

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

·       General Purposes (Chair)

Leroy Chew Appointed by GB/board 26 June 2019

to

25 June 2023

Co-Opted

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel (Chair)

 

Mirelle Forman Appointed by GB/board 26 June 2019

to

25 June 2023

Co-Opted

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

 

Jessica Jones Appointed by GB/board 28 November 2018

to

27 November 2022

Co-Opted

·       General Purposes

Karen Collins Elected by School Staff 29 November 2017

to

28 November 2021

Staff

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

Alastair Yap Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 13 September 2017 to

12 September 2021

Authority

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

·       General Purposes

Anne Stonell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principle From 1 April 2008 Ex-officio

·       Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

·       General Purposes

Janet Clark Clerking Services Governor Development Advisor

·       FGB

·       Finance, Pay and Personnel

Governing Body of Townsend Primary School – Our Vision and Ethos Statement

We believe that children learn best in an environment where they are happy and feel safe, Townsend Primary School is an inclusive school which strives to achieve this.

As a governing body, we believe that working in close partnership with the school produces the best results. During our meetings, all governors are invited to speak and share ideas, and our joint vision with each other and with the school is to continually improve the quality of learning opportunities for each child.

  • We will ensure accountability for the educational performance of Townsend whilst lending support to the management and staff.
  • We will steward Townsend’s resources to achieve maximum benefit for the pupils ensuring that the premises and facilities are up to date and safe.
  • We will oversee the financial performance of Townsend and manage its allocated budget.
  • Above all, we are committed to ensuring that we provide a nurturing environment for the pupils of Townsend to flourish and realise their maximum potential.

As governors, we are committed to supporting the management, staff, parents and pupils of Townsend in all its endeavours. We are dedicated to ensuring that each and every child is given the opportunity to achieve their personal best and that every staff member is given the training and resources to reach positive outcomes. Townsend’s motto ‘Learning, Achieving, Caring’ captures what is most important to us as governors and as a school.

LEARNING

We aim to ensure that Townsend’s curriculum is rich and varied, promoting an education which focuses on academic, personal and social development. Working together with the staff, we aim to:

  • Encourage successful learners who enjoy school life, make progress and achieve.
  • Nurture responsible individuals who will go on to make positive contributions to society.
  • Embed skills that are the building blocks for future learning
  • Support confident children who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Encourage free-thinking and imaginative play.
  • Continue the use of innovative ICT with an emphasis on online safety.
  • Expose our pupils to the wider world.
  • Go beyond the classroom to learn, learning beyond the boundaries of Townsend itself.

ACHIEVING

Achieving at Townsend is celebrated, and it is recognised that achievement looks different for everyone. We expect all pupils to achieve their potential, reflecting their own individual strengths. Together with the school, we aim to:

  • Ensure that the school and staff are well equipped to meet the diverse needs of all children.
  • Place professional support staff who will use their expertise to enable achievement for all abilities.
  • Continue to challenge more able pupils using activities which engage and excite.

CARING

Treatment of others is emphasised in all areas at Townsend. Children are taught to ‘own their own behaviour’ and understand that they are in control of their actions. As governors, we have high expectations of everyone in the school community and it is apparent that through the strong relationships which exist, mutual respect and good behaviour is achieved. Alongside the staff, we aim to:

  • Eliminate all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying.
  • Promote equality, whether race, gender, age, sexuality, religion or disability.
  • Ensure that all children are prepared for diverse lives and sensitive to other cultures.
  • Support the wellbeing of all staff and children.

Governing Body of Townsend Primary School 2019