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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 trustees. 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 has three meetings a year to meet and review the progress of the school. The meetings for the 2019/2020 academic year are:


• Wednesday 25th September 2019
• Wednesday 12th February 2020
• Wednesday 20th May 2020


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 Chair of Governors is Mrs Elizabeth Dark who can be contacted via the school. The Vice Chair is Mr Andrew Ward.
 

The Local Governing Board is made up of nine governors divided into four governor categories

 

  Attendance at meetings 2019/20  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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

Chair of Governors 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 2019/20   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 Mental Health and SEND

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

None

Governor of any other Educational establishments

No

Relationships between governors and any other staff members

None

  Attendance at meetings 2019/20   0%

 

 

Name

Andrew Ward

Appointed by

Governing Body

Term of office

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

Responsibilities on governing body

Vice Chair of Governors and Nominated Governor for Sports Premium Funding

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 2019/20   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

Teacher at Portway Junior School

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

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 2019/20  0%

 

 

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 2019/20 100%

 

Governor Resignations in 2018/19

Claire Brown

  Lisa Dobbs
  Colette Curd

 

As of 1st October 2019, there are the following vacancies on the Governing Body:
parent governor x 1 and co-opted governor x 1.

 

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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