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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 a minimum of six meetings a year to meet and review the progress of the school. The remaining meetings for the 2021/22 academic year are as below:

 


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.

 

Head of School, Emma Wilkinson, is a member of the LGB by virtue of her position.
 

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

 

All Governors have full voting rights.

Appointing body

Start and End Date

 

 

Attendance – 4 FG meetings in 2019/20

Personal and Pecuniary Interest

declared in 2021/22

 including governance at other schools

 

Subject/Link to Curriculum Area

Membership of Committees

Mrs Elizabeth Dark

 

Chair of LGB

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Local Governing Body

10.4.19 - 9.4.23

4/4

None

Link Governor for Child Protection, Safeguarding, anti-bullying & LAC

 

Headteacher Appraisal

Miss Emma Wilkinson

Acting Head of School

 

Ex-officio

N/A

 

Employed as Acting Head of School at Portway Junior School

 

 

Mr Dave Semararo

Co-opted Governor

Local Governing Body

10.4.19 - 9.4.23

3/4

None

Link Governor for SEND and Numeracy

 

Headteacher Appraisal

Mr Andrew Ward

 

Vice-Chair of LGB

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Local Governing Body

10.4.19 - 9.4.23

2/4

Related by marriage to an employee of Portway Junior School

 

Finance Committee

Mrs Joanne Barnett

Staff Governor

 

 

Elected by Staff

1.4.19 - 31.3.23

4/4

Teacher at Portway Junior School

 

 

 

Mr Jeremy Gibson

Co-opted Governor

Local Governing Body

25.5.20 - 24.5.24

1/1

None

Link Governor for Personnel, including HR & Mental Health

 

 

Mr Chris Kelly

Co-opted Governor

 

Local Governing Body

30.6.21 – 29.6.25

 

None

 

 

 

 

In attendance at LGB meetings are Mr David Blackwell (Executive Head Teacher) and  Miss Amy Mitchell (Office Manager).

 

The Clerk to the Governors service will be managed by Nottingham Clerking.

Interested in Becoming a Governor?

We are currently advertising for two parent governors at the school.  If you are interested in finding out more details, please take a look at the documents below. You can also contact the school office at admin@portwayj.derby.sch.uk or click here to email the Chair.

LGB Minutes
 

The minutes of this academic years LGB meetings can be found below. Minutes of meetings prior to these can be requested under the Freedom of Information Act, by emailing sbm@portwayj.derby.sch.uk

Meeting Attendance 2020-21

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