Our governors

Meet our Governors.

Our Governors

High quality effective and ethical governance is key to success in our school system and for the future of children and young people” Governance Handbook, Department of Education, March 2019.

Schools are facing difficult times with Central Government expecting Governing Bodies to drive efficiency savings without compromising on the education of the children in their care.  Having successfully completed the school rebuilding programme whilst maintaining our high pupil outcomes and embarking on the renewal of the Bishops Certificate in Church School Governance, the Governing Body at Eltham Church of England are now looking to the next stage of strategic planning.

The Governing Body, although not directly involved in the day to day running of the school, are along with the Head Teacher and Senior Management Team, responsible for the whole school environment ensuring the delivery of the children’s education in a safe, inclusive, fun and challenging way, and for ensuring that the school fulfills their statutory responsibilities.

In keeping with a defined strategy the Governing Body at Eltham always strives to have the widest range of skills sets as possible represented on the board.  We annually review the Governing Body’s strengths and weaknesses to ensure we have the right abilities to meet the very exacting standards required of Governors despite it being a voluntary role. Where need be we undertake specific training individually and collectively.  This attitude is reflected in an endorsement of the Governing Body by Julie Taylor Head of School Improvement, Inclusion, Learning and Achievement at the Royal Borough of Greenwich when she said;

“The Governing Body at Eltham Church of England are exceptionally  knowledgeable and fulfil their role to a high standard….they are clear about their role as strategic leaders, … setting key priorities … modelling culture, values and ethos. They are relentless in their pursuit of further improving entitlement for the children in their care … safe guarding is “everyone’s” business in the school. They … abide by and model “the principles of public life” as set out by Lord Nolan … They are steadfast in their commitments to doing right by the pupils past and present.” (the full quote can be found HERE).

It is the responsibility of the Governing Body to ensure that the Strategic Leadership, Accountability, People, Structures, Compliance and Evaluation of the school is outstanding and as such consult with the widest possible range of stakeholders these include not only those actively involved with the school but outside agencies, advisers, local communities, the Church and other schools locally and elsewhere in the UK to make this happen at Eltham Church of England Primary School.

Eltham’s Governing Body is looking to become a centre of excellence for governance and is building a wide range of external contacts throughout the educational sector.   We are lucky to have a stable and committed set of Governors at Eltham who are always looking to the future. The school reputation and the highest standards of education for the children in our care firmly sits at the centre of all we do.

Rupert Osborn
Chair of Governors

 

Governance-Annual-Statement 2018.19

 

Meet the Governors 2018/2019

Chair of Governors

Mr Rupert OsbornCo- opted Governor
LAC Governor
Term of Office4 Years from September 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Name of person/business/entity in which interest is held: Xact Risk Solutions Ltd
Nature of business / interest Insurance Broker / CEO
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Finance Committee: 3/5

Vice-Chair of Governors

Mrs Lesley Daniell SDBE Foundation Governor
Currently Chair of Personnel Committee
Term of Office4 Years from June 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:Archdeaconry Representative on the SDBE
Business interestsNone
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 4/5
Curriculum Committee: 2/3 Personnel Committee: 3/4

Other Governors

Rev James Bryson Foundation Governor
Term of Officeex officio incumbent
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 18
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:
Business interestsParish Priest
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 4/5 Faith Group meetings: 3/3
Mrs Laura CallaghanFoundation Governor PCC
Term of Office4 years from October 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: Parent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Personnel Committee: 1/4
Mrs Patricia Gooding Foundation Governor
Term of Office4 Years from September 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Name of person/business/entity in which interest is held: None
Nature of business / interest
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 0/5 Elected September 2018 Finance Committee 1/1
Mr Colin MackenzieFoundation Governor PCC
Term of Office4 years from September 2017
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Business interests:None
Relationships with staff or Governors: Parent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Finance Committee: 5/5
Mr Roger Medhurst Foundation Governor SDBE
SEND Governor
Term of Office4 years from October 2016
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:Koinonia Federation
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5
Personnel Committee: 4/4
Curriculum Committee: 4/4
Mrs Alberta RoseniorFoundation Governor PCC
Pupil Premium Governor
Term of Office4 years from July 2017
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:SDBE
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: Grandparent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5
Curriculum Committee: 3/4
Faith Group: 4/4
Mrs Stephanie WilksSDBE Governor
Term of Office4 Years from 18 October 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Name of person/business/entity in which interest is held: None
Nature of business / interest
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 0/5 Elected September 2018
Mr Matthew BulpittExecutive Headteacher
Term of OfficeWhile in Office
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:St Alfege with St Peter's CE School
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5
Finance: Committee 5/5
Personnel Committee 4/4;
Miss Ella GardinerStaff Governor and Assistant Headteacher
Term of Office4 years from September 2017
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: Member of staff
Attendance in 2017/18GB meetings: 5/5
Mrs Charlotte RhodesAssociate Member and Head of School
Term of Office4 years from July 2017
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:None
Business interests: None
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Finance Committee: 5/5
Curriculum Committee: 4/4
Faith Committee: 4/4
Mr Edward ConwayParent Governor
Term of Office4 Years from June 2016
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018 - 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:
Business interests:
Relationships with staff or Governors: Parent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Personnel Committee: 3/4
Mrs Irina Jarrett-ThorpeParent Governor
Term of Office4 Years from October 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in OtherNone
Education Institutions:None
Name of person/business/entity in which interest is held: Engineering Minds Ltd – a social enterprise that offers science and coding after-school clubs to children from South-East London
Nature of business / interest Education
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 0/5 Elected October 2018
Mr Peter FoyLA Governor
Currently Chair of Personnel Committee
Term of Office4 Years from July 2016
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:Inspire Academy Trust
Name of person/business/entity in which
interest is held
School Business Manager
Relationships with staff or Governors: Parent
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5 Finance Committee: 3/5
Mr David MayCo-opted Governor
Chair of Finance Committee
Term of Office4 years from September 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19
Governance Role in Other
Education Institutions:Elected member of Greenwich Schools Forum
Name of person/business/entity in which
interest is held:
Empress Litho Limited, Director [No commercial or business interests with Eltham CE School]
Nature of business / interestPrinting company
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 5/5
Finance Committee: 5/5
Personnel Committee: 4/4
Mr Brian VallelyCo-opted Governor
Term of Office4 years from September 2018
Declaration of pecuniary and personal interests 2018- 19None
Governance Role in OtherOur Lady of Grace Primary School, RB Greenwich
Education Institutions:
Name of person/business/entity in which
interest is held:
None
Nature of business / interestNone
Relationships with staff or Governors: None
Attendance in 2017/18 GB meetings: 0/5
Elected September 2018