What is the Governing Body?
School Governors are the school’s Board of Directors. The purpose of the Governing Body is:-
The governing body must ensure that in delivering its responsibilities, it promotes and safeguards the welfare of children.
Our responsibility is for overall policy. The day-to-day business of organising children’s learning and of managing time, space, staff and resources is for the professional team led by the headteacher. Along with the professional staff at our school we try to provide the best possible education for all the children.
What do the Governors do?
Working in Committees, Governors make decisions about the running of the school. The whole Governing Body meets once a term and the following sub-committee meetings are also held at least termly:
These committees are responsible for:
|Name of Governor||Relevant business interest and financial interests||Governance roles in other schools||Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners & relatives|
|Hugh Rayner||None||Annunciation Junior School||None|
Meet the Governors
Carole Catley (Headteacher)
Julia Hutton-Squire (Co-opted Governor - Chair)
Start date – 2014
End date – 2018
Committees - Finance & Premises
Pupil, Parents & Community
All our children deserve the best start that the school can give them, and I am committed to supporting the school in delivering that. I was originally elected as a parent governor in 2010 when the eldest of my four daughters was in reception, and have been Chair of Governors since 2012. My third daughter is currently at Deansbrook Infant School.
I am a senior manager at Accenture, with a background in selling and running multi-million pound IT projects, so I bring relevant experience in HR, finance and procurement. Prior to taking on the role of Chairman I was also a trustee of an Indian Children’s educational charity for which I had worked as a volunteer in South India. While my children have been at Deansbrook I have helped with setting up our successful PTA.
Jade Cheung (Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair)
Start date – 2015
End date – 2019
Committees - Finance & Premises (Chair)
Curriculum, Attainment & Standards
I am Vice Chairman of the Governing Body, and Chairman of the Finance and Premises Committee at Deansbrook Infant School with an additional role as Pupil Premium Governor. I currently work in Local Government and I am a member of the local community involved in the life of Deansbrook Infant School since 2008. My aims as part of the Governing Body include:
I hope your child will be happy and successful and enjoy their time at Deansbrook Infants.
Caroline Winston - Clerk
Pupil Premium Governor – Jade Cheung
Designated Governor for Child protection - Brenda Lamptey / Jade Cheung
If you are interested in finding out more about the governing body, or even becoming a school governor yourself please contact the Chair of Governors, Julia Hutton-Squire, through the school office.