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The Local Governing Board of Portway Junior School

The Odyssey Collaborative Trust have chosen to have a Local Governing Board in each of the schools across the MAT. The LGB is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.

The LGB works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such decisions such as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

 

Local Governing Board meetings

The Local Governing Board was formed on 1st April 2019 when the school converted to Academy status.  They will meet at least 3 times in an academic year and carry out at least 3 visits to school during afternoon sessions. The meetings after conversion are:

  • Wednesday 10th April 2019
  • Wednesday 17th July 2019

 

Dates for the 2019/20 academic year will be published in September.

 

Nominated Governors

A number of governors are also ‘Nominated Governors’ with responsibilities to review curriculum and other areas of the school’s role.  Each nominated governor meets staff in school who are responsible for that area.

 

Local Governing Board Information

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

 

The interim Chair of Governors is Mrs Elizabeth Dark who is in post until September 2019 when elections take place.  She can be contacted via the school. 

The Governing body will be made up of 9 members and there are currently 5 vacancies

 

Category of Governor

Headteacher

Name

Karen Puszczynska

Appointed by

Governing Body

 Contact  head@portwayj.derby.sch.uk

Term of office

Not applicable

Responsibilities on governing body

Headteacher

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

  Attendance at meetings post conversion   100%

 

Category of Governor

Co-opted Governor

Name

Mrs Elizabeth Dark

Appointed by

Governing Body

 Contact   chair@portwayj.derby.sch.uk

Term of office

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

Responsibilities on governing body

Interim Chair and nominated Governor for Child Protection, Safeguarding and Looked After Children and Pupil Premium

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

  Attendance at meetings post conversion   100%

 

 

Name

Mr Dave Semararo

Appointed by

Governing Body

Term of office

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

Responsibilities on governing body

Nominated Governor for numeracy

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

  Attendance at meetings post conversion   100%

 

 

Name

Andy Ward

Appointed by

Governing Body

Term of office

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

Responsibilities on governing body

Nominated Governor for science

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

Related by marriage to an employee of Portway Junior School

  Attendance at meetings post conversion   100%
 

 

Category of Governor

Staff Governor (1)

Name

Mrs Joanne Barnett

Appointed by

Elected by Staff members

Term of office

01.04.2019 – 31.03.2020

Responsibilities on governing body

Communications to staff and parents

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

Teacher in school

  Attendance at meetings post conversion   100%

 

 

Category of Governor

Parent Governors 

Name

Collette Curd

Appointed by

Elected by Parents

Term of office

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None declared

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

  Attendance at meetings post conversion   0%

 

 

Name

James Flint

Appointed by

  Elected by Parents

Term of office

03.05.2019 - 02.05.2023

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

  Attendance at meetings post conversion   N/A - appointed post 1st meeting

 

 

Name

Grace Hoskins

Appointed by

  Elected by Parents

Term of office

03.05.2019 - 02.05.2023

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

  Attendance at meetings post conversion   N/A - appointed post 1st meeting

 

Governor Resignations in 2018/19

 

 

In attendance at LGB meetings is Mr Adey Greaves (School Business Manager of Portway Junior School and Chief Operations Officer of the Odyssey Collaborative Trust)

 

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Kim Meakin.

 

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