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The Federation of St John’s and St Paul’s (Whitechapel) Schools Governing Body

The school is governed by a body of 14 governors, some of whom are elected and others appointed. The Governing Body has a significant role in making strategic decisions, particularly on finance, and in holding the school to account through its challenge to the Executive Headteacher.  The governing body usually meets four times a year.  Its members at the start of the current school year are:

Governors

Governor name

Date of current appointment

Date of

expiry

Category/

 Appointed by

Term of office

Entry in register of business interests

Attendance at

G B 2015-16

Committees Attendance (see below)

Ms Sibusiso Mhlanga

28 Sep 14

29 Sep  18

Parent – elected

4 years

None

3/ 4

2/ 4

Rev'd Preb Alan Green

Ex officio

Ex officio

Foundation/ Ex officio

Ex officio

None

4/ 4

5/ 5

Canon Dr Angus Ritchie

Ex officio

Ex officio

Foundation/ Ex Officio

Ex officio

None

2/ 4

2/ 4

Dr Robin Precey Vice Chair 

23 Sep 14

22 Sep  18

Foundation/ Deanery Synod 

4 years

None

3/ 4

2/ 3

Ms Sandra Ward

23 Sep 14

22 Sep  18

Foundation/ Deanery Synod 

4 years

None

2/ 4

2/ 4

Mr Giles Smith

1 Oct 14

30 Sep  18

Foundation / LDBS 

4 years

None

3/ 4

3/ 3

Ms Nicola Thomas

1 Sep 14

31 Aug  18

Foundation / LDBS 

4 years

None

2/ 4

3/ 5

Mr Jonathan Baume

1 Sep 14

31 Aug  18

Foundation / PCC 

4 years

None

4/ 4

0/ 3

Ms Diana Woodbridge

1 Sep 14

31 Aug  18

Foundation / PCC 

4 years

None

3/ 4

2/ 4

Mr Ian Graham Chair

1 Nov 14

01 Oct  18

Local Authority

4 years

None

4/ 4

9/ 10

Mr Terry Bennett

Ex officio

Ex officio

Staff – Executive Head

Ex officio

None

4/ 4

10/ 10

Mr Simon Thompson

23 Sep 14

24 Sep  18

Staff / Elected

4 years

None

4/ 4

7/ 7

Mrs Ester Truter

To be ratified

 

Co-opted by Governing body

4 years

None

n/a

n/a

Ms Lutfa Khanom

10 Oct 16

09 Oct 2020

Parent / Elected

4 years

None

n/a

n/a

The Heads of School of both St John’s and of St Paul’s also attend meetings of the governing body and committees.

Former governors

The following were governors or associate members in the previous school year but are no longer governors or associate members:

Governor name

Date of appointment

Date of

leaving

Category/

Appointed by

Ms Mariam Bibi

28 Sep 14

31 Mar 16

Parent/ Elected

Ms Teresa McNally

30 Sept 14

31 July 16

Co-opted / Governing body

Committees and working groups

The governing body has the following committees and working groups:

Pupil & Curriculum

St John’s

Pupil & Curriculum

St Paul’s

Finance, Premises and Personnel

Admissions

St John’s

Admissions

St Paul’s

Pupil Discipline Committee/ Human Resources Panels

 Robin Precey

(Committee Chair)

Ian Graham (Committee Chair)

Giles Smith

(Committee Chair)

Alan Green

Sandra Ward

 

Ian Graham

Sandra Ward

Ian Graham

Ian Graham

Ian Graham

 

Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett

Drawn from all eligible governors

Alan Green

Busi Mhlanga

Jonathan Baume

 

 

Nicola Thomas

Simon Thompson

Robin Precey

 

 

 

Diana Woodbridge

Bursar

 

 

 

 

Sharon Taylor Sezgin

 

 

Sharon Taylor Sezgin

Darren Rubin

Darren Rubin

Sharon Taylor Sezgin

Darren Rubin

 

The instrument of government

Any correspondence to a governor should be addressed c/o the School and will be passed on.

Governing Body Responsibilities

The Governors are responsible for the School and all that happens in it. They entrust the day to day running of the School to the Headteacher and staff.

The Governors are responsible for:

  1. the maintenance of the building,
  2. the school finances, they decide how the school budget is spent,
  3. how the school is run,
  4. the delivery of the National Curriculum,
  5. the standard of behaviour in the school,
  6. interviewing and selecting staff.

The Governing Body has legal duties, powers and responsibilities, which it must carry out. It can only act and make decisions as a body and not as individuals.  The full Governing Body has at least one but usually two meetings each term. There is also the annual report to parents during the Autumn Term.