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Local Governing Committee

Waverley Abbey Church of England Junior School

Local Governing Committee – 2018 2019

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, January 2017 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 which updates the policy which is 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.

The Headteacher Appraisal panel is appointed annually to work with the GST supporting and challenging the headteacher throughout the year.

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

Trust Board Membership page http://www.goodshepherdtrust.org.uk/901/trust-directors-trustees

Waverley Abbey C of E Junior Local Governing Committee 2018-2019

Name

Category

Date appointed

End of term of office

Mrs Yvonne McLeod (Chair)

Foundation

01.12.2016

30.11.2020

Rev’d John Morris

Foundation

20.11.2018

Ex officio

Mr Richard Wood

General member

19.11.18

18.11.2022

vacancy

General member

 

 

vacancy

General member

 

 

vacancy

General member

 

 

Mr Chris McIntyre

Parent

31.03.2017

30.03.2021

Mrs Harriet Chubb

Parent

31.03.2017

30.03.2021

Mrs Louise Johnson
(Executive  Headteacher)

Ex officio

01.09.2012

 

Mrs Rebecca Marshall
(Head of School)

Ex officio

01.09.18

 

Vacancy staff member

 

 

 

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

Name

Category

Date appointed

End of term of office

Mrs Sarah Jane Stevenson

Staff

01.12.2016

31.08.20

Mrs Vicki Kirk

Foundation

01.12.2016

12.11.18

Mrs Yasmine Therese Prichard   Vice Chair

Foundation

01.12.2016

30.11.18

Miss Geraldine Ashley Molony

Foundation

01.12.2016

30.11.18

 

 

 

 

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