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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 3 meetings.

Meetings for 2022/2023 are:

Wednesday 12 October 2022

5.30 p.m.

 

Wednesday 1 February 2023

5.30 p.m.

 

Wednesday 5 July 2023

5.30 p.m.

 


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 Mr Andy Ward who can be contacted via the school. The Vice Chair is Mr Jeremy Gibson.

Head Teacher, 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 – FG meetings in 2021/22

Personal and Pecuniary Interest

declared in 2022/23 including governance at other schools

 

Subject/Link

 

Mr Andrew Ward

 

Chair of LGB

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Local Governing Body

10.4.2019 - 09.04.2023

5/5

Related by marriage to an employee of Portway Junior School

Finance

Quality of Education - KPI

 

Mrs Elizabeth Dark

 

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Local Governing Body

10.04.2019 - 09.04.2023

5/5

None

Pupil Premium

Child Protection, Safeguarding, Anti-Bullying & LAC

 

Miss Emma Wilkinson

Head Teacher

 

Ex-officio

01.09.2021

5/5

Employed as Headteacher at Portway Junior School

 

 

Mr Dave Semararo

Co-opted Governor

Local Governing Body

01.04.2019 – 31.03.2023

4/5

None

Behaviour & Attitudes - KPI

Headteacher Appraisal

Numeracy

SEND

 

Mrs Joanne Barnett

Staff Governor

 

 

Elected by Staff

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

5/5

Teacher at Portway Junior School

 

 

 

Mr Jeremy Gibson

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

13.10.2021 – 12.10.2025

5/5

 

Headteacher Appraisal

 

Mr Chris Millard

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

01.11.2021 – 31.10.2025

3/3

 

Leadership & Management - KPI

 

 

Mrs Carla Dewberry

Co-opted Governor

Local Governing Body

12.10.2022 – 11.10.2026

 

 

 

 

Mr Chris Kelly

Co-opted Governor

 

Local Governing Body

30.06.2021 – resigned 06.04.2022

 

 

 

 

Mr James Flint

Parent Governor

 

Elected by Parents

03.05.2019 – resigned 07.10.2021

 

 

 

 

Mrs Grace Hoskins

Parent Governor

 

Elected by Parents

03.05.2019 – resigned 07.10.2021

 

 

 

 

       

 

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

 

Interested in Becoming a Governor?

There is currently a vacancy for one co-opted governor 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.

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