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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the governors section!

Edward Francis Primary School is a Community School within the Essex County Council local authority. Local management is by the Governing Body consisting of 14 governors. They work with the Headteacher and staff to determine and approve many aspects of school policy and are also responsible for managing the school’s budget – the money provided by Essex County Council and Central Government. The Headteacher is responsible for day to day management.

 

Governors become members of two committees that meet termly (Resources and Curriculum and pupil-related matters committees) and other committees that meet as and when needed (Pay, Staff discipline/dismissal, Pupil discipline/exclusion, Pay appeals and discipline/dismissal appeals)

 

Governing Body details (November 2016)

  • Term of office for all governors is 4 years
  • During the 2015/16 academic year there were: 4 Full Governing Body meetings (including one extraordinary meeting), 4 Resources Committee meetings (including a budget setting meeting), 3 Curriculum and Pupil-related matters Committee meetings and 2 Pay Committee meetings.

 

Name

Governor category

Date appointed

Term of office end date

Committee membership (meetings attended during last academic year in brackets)

Register of business interests

Miss Emma Barwell

Co-opted governor

01.09.14

31.08.19

  • Full governing body (3)
  • Resources (4)
  • Pupil discipline & exclusion
  • Staff disciplinary & dismissal appeals
  • Employed by Coram Parenting Service and Capita Essex

Mrs Annette Chan

Co-opted governor

18.11.15

17.11.19

  • Full governing body (3)
  • Resources (2)
  • Pay (1)
  • Staff disciplinary & dismissal appeals
  • Essex County Council Senior Financial Accountant
  • Parent of children in the school
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

Mrs Kate Dunt

Deputy headteacher - Associate governor (no voting rights on committee)

N/A

N/A

  • Full governing body (3)
  • Curriculum & pupil-related matters (3)

Nil return

Mr Peter Greenaway

Co-opted governor

01.09.14

31.08.19

  • Full governing body (2)
  • Curriculum & pupil-related matters
  • Staff disciplinary & dismissal appeals
  • PGR projects
  • Partner is a Learning Support Assistant in the school.
  • Member of academy trust (The Fitzwimarc School)

Mrs Katherine Hockey

Co-opted governor

18.11.15

17.11.19

  • Full governing body (4)
  • Curriculum & pupil-related matters (3)
  • Edward Francis Parents Association committee member
  • Parent of children in the school

Mrs Victoria Humphreys

Staff governor

11.06.13

10.06.17

  • Full governing body (3)
  • Resources (4)
  • Class teacher

Mr Jamie Kelleher

Parent governor

16.10.14

15.10.18

  • Full governing body (4)
  • Resources (4)
  • Staff pay appeals
  • Relationship manager Ford Motor Company
  • Assured CCTV Ltd

Mrs June Lumley

Local authority governor

01.09.16

31.08.20

  • Chair of full governing body (3)
  • Vice-chair of Curriculum and pupil-related matters (2)
  • Chair of Resources (4)
  • Chair of Pay (1)
  • Member of Rochford District Council
  • Member of Rayleigh Town Council
  • Trustee/director of Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Service
  • Trustee/director of Supporting Carers and Families
  • Together
  • Trustee/director of Wyvern Community Transport

Mrs Emma Meadows

Co-opted governor

01.09.15

31.08.19

  • Full governing body (2)
  • Curriculum & pupil-related matters (2)
  • Staff pay appeals
  • EDEXCEL assessment associate
  • Teacher at The Fitzwimarc School
  • Parent of children in the school

Mrs Michelle Munro

Parent governor

N/A

appointed - 14.10.16

N/A

  • Full governing body
  • Curriculum & pupil-related matters
  • Staff disciplinary & dismissal
  • Executive Assistant at law firm- Herbert Smith Freehills

Mrs Emma Rockenbach

Parent governor

N/A

appointed - 14.10.16

N/A

  • Full governing body
  • Resources

 

  • Human Resources Business Partner for The City of London Corporation
  • Member of the Parent Council

Mrs Joanna Smith

Co-opted governor

23.06.16

22.06.20

  • Full governing body (4)
  • Curriculum & pupil-related matters (3)
  • Staff disciplinary & dismissal
  • Parent of child in the school

Mr Gary Soars

Headteacher

N/A

N/A

  • Full governing body (4)
  • Curriculum & pupil-related matters (3)
  • Resources (4)
  • Pay (2)
  • Member of National Association of Headteachers

Mr Dave Sperring

Co-opted governor

01.09.15

Resigned - 23.06.16

  • Full governing body (1)
  • Curriculum & pupil-related matters (1)
  • Resources (1)
  • Pay (1)
  • Staff disciplinary & dismissal
  • Pupil discipline (exclusion)
  • Member of Rochford District Council
  • Member of Rayleigh Town Council
  • Member of Rayleigh Conservative Club
  • Management committee member of Rayleigh and Wickford Conservative Association

Mr Graham Tarte

Co-opted governor

23.06.16

22.06.20

  • Vice-chair of governing body (4)
  • Chair of Curriculum & pupil-related matters (3)
  • Pay committee (2)
  • Grandparent of children in the school

Mrs Amy Vinnicombe

Co-opted governor

01.09.15

31.08.19

  • Full governing body (4)
  • Curriculum and pupil-related matters (3)
  • Staff member (teacher)

Mrs Tracy Walker

Business manager - Associate governor (no voting rights on committee)

N/A

N/A

  • Full governing body (2)
  • Resources (3)
  • Nil return
Picture 1 Miss E Barwell - Co-opted governor
Picture 2 Mr J Kelleher - Parent governor
Picture 3 Mrs J Smith - Parent governor
Picture 4 Mrs V Humphreys - Staff governor
Picture 5 Mrs J Lumley - Chair of governors
Picture 6 Mr G Soars - Headteacher
Picture 7 Mrs E Meadows - Co-opted governor
Picture 8 Mr G Tarte - Co-opted governor
Picture 9 Mrs A Chan - Co-opted governor
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