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Leigh Primary School

 

Governors

Role of the Board of Governors
The Governing Body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement.

Its duties include:
• setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
• the school budget
• reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
• appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The Governing Body is made up of:
• Parent Governors (elected by parents)
• Staff Representatives (elected by school staff)
• Local Authority Governor (appointed by the local authority)
• Co-opted Governors (appointed by the governing body)

Members of the Governing Body
Chair: Rahim Rajan (Co-opted Governor)
Vice Chair: Stephen Hall (Parent Governor)
Clerk: Julie Plant

 

Staff Governors
Jenna Halfhide (Headteacher)
Joanne Shobbrook (Acting Headteacher)

 

Parent Governors
David Dorrell
Stephen Hall
Dan Harris
Juliet Palfrey
Gareth Pindred

 

Co-opted Governors
Nicki Butler
Alex Hodge
Katy Joiner
Karen Korvin
Rahim Rajan
Nicky Rose


Local Authority Governor
James Osborne-Jackson

 

Associate Members

Christopher Portwood

Phillip Williams

 

The Governing Body reconstituted under the School Governance (Constitution) Regulations 2012 on 1st September 2015.

Name

Appointment Date

Term of Office

Appointed by

Jenna Halfhide

1/9/21

n/a

Ex-officio

Nicki Butler

20/5/19

4 years

2nd term in office

Co-Opted

Karen Korvin

1/11/19

4 years

2nd term in office

Co-Opted

Chris Portwood

27/2/23

4 Years

Associate Member

James Osborne-Jackson

29/6/21

4 years

LA Governor

Rahim Rajan

29/6/21

4 years

Co-Opted (Chair)

 David Dorrell

 1/11/19

4 years

2nd term in office

Parent Governor

 Stephen Hall

1/11/19. 

4 years

2nd term in office

Parent Governor

(Vice Chair)

Gareth Pindred           12/10/21

4 years

Parent Governor

 Juliet Palfrey

12/10/21 

4 years 

Parent Governor

Glynis Rogers

29/6/21

4 years 

Co-Opted

Phillip Williams

27/2/23 

4 years 

Associate Member

Nicky Rose

27/2/23 

4 years 

Co-Opted

Dan Harris

15/01/24

4 years

Parent Governor

Katy Joiner

20/05/19

4 years

2nd term in office

Co-Opted

 

Clerk to the Governing Body

Julie Plant

 

FGB Attendance 2023-24

The Full Governing Body (FGB) follow a circle model of governance.  The FGB meets 6 times a year - every half term - and meetings are attended by all governors.

 

attendance 2023 24.pdf

 

 

FGB Attendance (2022 - 2023)

In 2022-23 the governors' work was divided between Full Governing Body meetings, which were attended by all governors, and two committees:

  • Pupil and Curriculum (P&C)
  • Resources

Name

FGB

 

P&C

Resources

 

Responsibilities (in addition to committee membership)

Karen Korvin

4 of 4

 3 of 3

 n/a

 SEN

Jenna Halfhide

4 of 4

3 of 3

 3 of 3

 Headteacher

Nicki Butler

 3 of 4

 3 of 3

 n/a

 Co-Chair of P&C

Community

David Dorrell

4 of 4

 n/a

 3 of 4

 

Stephen Hall

3 of 4

 1 of 1

3 of 3

 Vice Chair of Governors

Risk Management 

Rahim Rajan

4 of 4

2 of 2

3 of 3

Chair of Governors

Christopher Portwood

 3 of 4

 n/a

 3 of 3

Chair of Pupil and Curriculum Committee

Gareth Pindred

3 of 3

n/a

2 of 2

Glynis Rogers

1 of 3

n/a

1 of 2

Juliet Palfrey

3 of 3

n/a

2 of 2

Phillip Williams

 

 

 

Nicola Rose

 

 

 

 

 

Register of Business and Other Interests

Name

Other businesses

Other schools governed

Relationships with school staff

Date of Declaration

Nicki Butler

None 

None

None

15-01-2024

David Dorrell

None 

None

None

15-01-2024

Jenna Halfhide

None

None

None

15-01-2024

Stephen Hall

Works for BT

None 

None

21.09.20

Dan Harris

None

None

None

15-01-2024

Alex Hodge

None

None

None

15-01-2024

Katy Joiner

Head Teacher at Hilden Oaks Preparatory School

None

None

19-01-2024

Karen Korvin

CK Business Solutions Ltd

None

None

15-01-2024

James Osborne-Jackson

Elected member of Sevenoaks District Council 

 None

None 

20.07.2021 

Juliet Palfrey

Works for Central Government 

None 

Parent at the school 

30-10-2023

Gareth Pindred

None

 None

Parent at the school 

15-01-2024 

Rahim Rajan

None

None

None

15-01-2024

Glynis Rogers

Glynis Rogers Consultancy Ltd / 

Member of Leigh Parish Council

None 

None 

27-01-2024

Nicola Rose

Teacher at Crockham Primary School

None

Parent at the school

15-01-2024

Joanne Shobbrook

None 

None 

None

15-01-2024 

Chris Portwood

 

 

 

 

Phillip Williams