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Local Governing Committee

Waverley Abbey Church of England Junior School

Local Governing Committee 2019 - 2020

Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School became part of the Good Shepherd Trust (GST) on 1st December 2016 after the governing body had made the decision to move into a forward looking trust to further develop and improve the school and support other schools with the expertise developed at Waverley Abbey.

The functions of the Trust Board of the Good Shepherd Trust are to lead strategy development, hold the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and his team to account, operate within financial constraints, define an overall vision for GST schools, meet the governance compliance required by law and create a strong, effective governance structure on the board and in schools. Further information about the GST can be found on the Good Shepherd Trust tab on the parents’ Information page.

The Trust has given the Local Governing Committee (LGC) a scheme of delegation which shows what the LGC is responsible for. The scheme of delegation can be found on the Good Shepherd Trust tab on the Parents’ Information page.

The Local Governing Committee, in common with all those who govern in schools, adhere to the three core functions detailed in The governance handbook, March 2019 and A competency framework for governors January 2017:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

The Local Governing Committee (LGC) meets once every half term to ensure that standards of achievement and attainment are being raised, that the school development plan is being evaluated, that school finances are being used effectively, that safeguarding all children and staff is up to date.

The LGC has an Admissions committee where the policy is updated and sent to the GST board for determination and ensures that offers are made subject to the criteria agreed in the policy.

The LGC Pay committee meets when necessary to seek assurance that performance management is effective and to receive recommendations for staff salary increases in line with the GST pay policy.

There is a group of Local Governing Committee members who will convene when necessary for any appeals or complaints.

 

Waverley Abbey C of E Junior Local Governing Committee 2019-2020

Name

Category

Appointed by:

Date appointed

End of term of office

Mrs Yvonne McLeod (Chair)

Foundation

GST

01.12.2016

30.11.2020

Mrs Louise Johnson (Executive Headteacher) Ex officio GST 01.09.2019  
Mrs Rebecca Marshall (Head of School) Ex officio GST 01.11.2018  

Rev’d John Morris

Incumbent

GST

20.11.2018

Ex officio

Mr Richard Wood

Foundation

GST

21.11.18

20.11.2022

Mr Christopher John McIntyre

Parent

Elected by parents

31.03.2017

30.03.2021

Mrs Harriet Jane Chubb

Parent

Elected by parents

31.03.2017

30.03.2021

Mrs Sandy Clarke

Foundation

GST

24.09.2019

23.09.2023


Members of the Local Governing Committee who have served in the past twelve months:

Name

Category

Appointed by

Date appointed

End of term of office

Mrs Sarah Jane Stevenson

Staff

Elected by staff

01.12.2016

31.08.2018

Mrs Vicki Kirk

Foundation

GST

01.12.2016

12.11.2018

Mrs Yasmine Therese Prichard   Vice Chair

Foundation

GST

01.12.2016

30.11.2018

Miss Geraldine Ashley Molony

Foundation

GST

01.12.2016

30.11.2018

Mr Richard Michael Wood Foundation GST 01.12.2016 20.10.2018

Ms Katherine Louise Redman

Ex officio

Governors at Waverley Abbey

01.09.2013

31.08.2019

To contact the Chair of the Local Governing Committee please email: chair@waverley-abbey.surrey.sch.uk