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Our Governors

Instrument of Government effective 9thJanuary 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@theeducationpeople.org

GOVERNORS – ST ANTHONY’S SCHOOL AS OF SEPTEMBER 2019

Name Term of Office Category of Governor Responsibility Business and Pecuniary Interests Material Interests FGB Attendance 2017-18 FGB Attendance 2018-19
Appointed End of Term
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% 6/6 100%
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 6/6 100% 5/6 83%
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 6/6 100% 6/6 100%
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 Had a child at the school 6/6 100% 6/6 100%

Governors in Post during 2015-2020 but who are no longer in post

Katrina Cooper 25.01.2016 Resigned 31.03.2020 Foundation Governor – appointed by KSEN Finance Monitoring Group
Pay Committee
Headteacher Performance Management
None
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
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
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
Yonette Ward 20.09.17 12.07.19
Resigned
Co-opted Governor -appointed by Full Governing Body Outcomes for Learners
Children in Care
4/5 80%
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
Rebecca Woolf 25.09.19 29.01.2020 Co-opted Governors appointed by Full Governing Body
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
5 vacancies

  • 3 Co-opted
  • 1 Parent
  • 1 Ksent
September 2020

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.