Governors

Our Governors

Instrument of Government effective 9th January 2017

  • The name of the school is St. Anthony’s
  • The school is a Foundation Trust Special School
  • The school is part of Ksent (Kent Special Educational Needs Trust) Co-operative Trust
  • The name of the governing body is “The Governing Body of St. Anthony’s School”.

The governing body shall consist of:

  • 2  Parent Governors
  • 1  Local Authority Governor
  • 1  Staff Governor
  • 1  Headteacher of the school
  • 3 Co-opted Governors
  • 2 Foundation Trust Governors

Total number of governors is 10

The Chair of Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to Governors (Mrs Val Woodin) either through the School Reception by letter or email at woodin.val@kent.gov.uk

GOVERNORS – ST ANTHONY’S SCHOOL AS OF SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Name

Term of Office

Category of

 Governor

Responsibility

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Material

Interests

FGB

Attendance

2016-17

FGB

Attendance

2017-18

 

Appointed  

End of Term

 

 

 

     

Katrina Cooper

25.01.2016

 

01.08.2016

31.07.2016

 

31.07.2020

Co-opted Governor – appointed by Full Governing Body

Foundation Governor – appointed by KSENT

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Training and Development

Website

Finance Monitoring Group

Pay Committee

Headteacher Performance Management 

None

None 5/6 83% 5/6 83%
Eden Geddes  20.09.2017 19.09.2021 Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Full Governing Body

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

SEND

None Has a child at the school   4/6 66%

Craig Kelly

12.07.2017

11.07.2021

Staff Governor – appointed by staff election

 

Health and Safety

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Outcomes for Learners

None

None 0/1 0% 6/6 100%

Robert Page

01.09.2015

ongoing

Headteacher

All areas

None

None 6/6 100%  6/6 100%

Linda Samson

01.09.2015

 

01.08.16

31.07.2016

 

31.07.2020

Co-opted Governor – appointed by Full Governing Body

Foundation Governor – appointed by KSENT

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Safeguarding (including child protection)

Headteacher Performance Management

Independent Education Consultant - working in several schools

None 5/6 83% 6/6 100%

Yonette Ward

 20.09.17 19.09.2021 Co-opted Governor - appointed by Full Governing Body

Outcomes for Learners

Children in Care

None None   4/6 66%

Patricia Warnecke

02.02.18

01.07.22

Parent Governor – appointed by parent election

Chair of Full Governing Body

Finance Monitoring Group

Budget Monitoring team

Quality of teaching learning and assessment monitoring team

Pay Committee

Headteacher Performance Management 

None

Has a child at the school 6/6 100% 6/6 100%

Governors in Post during 2015- 2018 but who are no longer in post

Kate Ford

01.09.2015

Resigned 18.10.2015

Co-opted – appointed by Full Governing Body

 

None

 
Melanie Lee 01.01.2017

23.05.2017

Resigned

Parent Governor - appointed by parent election

Safeguarding (including Child Protection)

Training and Development

None 1/2 50%

Alison Russell

25.01.2016

31.07.2016

Resigned

Local Authority Governor appointed by the Local Authority

 

None

 

 

Russell Sullivan

01.09.2015

20.09.2017 Resigned

Co-opted Governor – appointed by Full Governing Body

Vice Chair of FGB

Chair of Finance Monitoring Group

Budget Monitoring teap

Effectiveness of leadership and management monitoring team

Overall Effectiveness monitoring team

None

1/1 100%

Zoe Walters

01.11.2012

31.10.2015

Parent Governor – appointed by parent election

Term of Office ended

Personal development behaviour and welfare monitoring team

None

 

Sara Woodward

22.03.2017

31.05.2018

Local Authority Governor appointed by the Local Authority

Resigned

Personal development behaviour and welfare monitoring team

Outcomes for Learners

Budget Monitoring Team

None

0/4 0%

Kate Wren

01.07.2013 30.06.17

Staff Governor

Term of Office ended

Quality of Teaching and Learning.

Assessment - monitoring

Outcomes for Learners

None 4/5 80%

 

3 vacancies

  • 2 Co-opted
  • 1 LA

Sept 2018

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in becoming a governor

St Anthony’s School currently has 2 vacancies for co-opted governors and 1 LA governor. No special skills are required other than a desire to make a difference and enthusiasm. Governors play a vital role in raising standards and monitoring the performance of the school as such you will be required to make important decisions on a range of issues to improve the school.

Role and Responsibilities of a School Governor

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment.

The Governing Body needs a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to enable it to be effective.

Anyone aged over 18 can be a Governor (but there are some exceptions) and you do not need to be a parent. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. There is plenty of training available to help you learn about education. Schools needs and benefit from a range of professional knowledge on their Governing Body including education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and public relations, property and estates management, and organisational change.

As a Governor you will be able to:

  • Use your own experience of education and life beyond school to inform conversations
  • Develop and utilise your skills in a board-level environment
  • Make a valuable contribution to education and your community
  • Support and challenge the school so that it improves for pupils and staff
  • Bring your unique experiences, perspectives and insights in to decision-making in the interests of the school community

What Governors do

The Governing Body provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupil
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governors set the aims and objectives for the school or group of schools and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher.

Term of Office and Meetings

The term of office for a school Governor is normally four years. The school has a full Governing Body meeting once a term – 6 per year (for approximately 2 hours). The average time commitment is five to eight hours per month, although this could vary.  This includes meetings, background reading and school visits.