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Governors

Gayhurst, Kingsmead and Mandeville school work in partnership to ensure outstanding outcomes for all the children of our schools and beyond.  In June 2017 the schools became a three school federation and now we have one governing body across the three schools.

The governing body are mostly volunteers, meeting regularly and working closely with the Executive Headteacher and the senior leadership team to help the schools develop successfully and to promote high standards of educational achievement.

The Governing body is made up of the school’s Executive Headteacher, Local Authority governors and co-opted governors, elected parents and elected staff members.  Together, our primary concern is for the welfare of the schools as a whole and we operate within a standard Code of Conduct for those involved in aspects of public life.

The newly elected Chair of Governors, Ian Mullaney, is an LA governor who is an ex Hackney Headteacher and School Improvement Advisor.  The vice chair of governors is Sophie Lejeune-Peggie, who works for Sanctuary Housing. Below is a list of all the Governors and their terms of office.

Membership of the Governing Body*

 Name                                 

 Type

 Appointed by

 Patrick Arnold

 Co-opted

 GB

 Lucy Michael

 Staff

 Elected

 Louise Nichols

 Exec Head Gov

 ex-officio

 Ian Mullaney (Chair)

 Co-opted

 GB

 Julie Tivey

 Co-opted

 GB

 Marc Thompson

 Co-opted

 GB

 Gillian Brady

 LA Governor

 GB

 Sophie Lejeune-Peggie (Vice Chair)  Co-opted  GB
 Anna Schabel  Parent Governor  Elected
 Monica Ande  Parent Governor  Elected
 Oliver Elgie  Co-opted  GB
 Vacancy  Co-opted  
     

 Evelyn Deeney

 Associate

 GB

 Matthew Shapland

 Associate

 GB

 Karen Pedro  Associate  GB

 Cyrilene Malcolm

 Associate

 GB

 Henry Dimbleby

 Associate

 GB

 Ovgum Bozdogan  Associate  GB
 Michael Judge  Assocaite  GB

Clerk to governing body and committees: Susan Moyse

*Full details of the Governing body membership can be found in Governing Body Structure and Register of Interests

What do we do?

The responsibilities of the governors include:

  • Setting strategic direction, objectives and targets for the school
   
  • Reviewing progress against the budget, plans and targets
   
  • Approving the school budget
   
  • Acting as ‘critical friends’ to senior school staff, to both support and challenge as appropriate
  • Appointing the head teacher
  • Developing and reviewing school policies

Acrpss all three schools, each year of the school has been allocated a ‘link governor’. That governor will liaise closely with the children and teachers to follow in more detail the development of that year group as they progress through the school. 

Committees

The newly federated governing body consists of three committees made up of the wider governing body as listed here:

Finance, Premises and Personnel

Curriculum and Inclusion

Data

      Voting Members: 
 1. Louise Nichols
 2. Ian Mullaney
 3. Patrick Arnold

 4. Julie Tivey

 5. Anna Schabel

 6. Oliver Elgie

 7. Vacancy


 Associate Governors:

 Ovgum Bozdogan

 Cyrilene Malcolm

 Henry Dimbleby
 

      Voting Members:
 1. Sophie Lejeune-Peggie
 2. Ian Mullaney
 3. Gillian Brady

 4. Monica Ande

 5. Marc Thompson

 6. Lucy Michael


 Associate Governors:

 Karen Pedro

 Evelyn Deeney

 Matthew Shapland

 Michael Judge

 Henry Dimbleby

      Voting Members:
 1. Ian Mullaney
 2. Louise Nichols
 3. Gillian Brady


 Associate Governors:

 Karen Pedro

 Evelyn Deeney

 Matthew Shapland


 

Link governor responsibilities are listed below:

Pupil Premium champion - Lucy Michael

Health & Safety - Marc Thompson

Safeguarding – Gillian Brady

Provision for SEND/LAC – Julie Tivey

Art and creativity champion - Monica Ande

Early Years (Nursery/Reception) - Anna Schabel

Years 1 & 2 (KS1) - Gillian Brady

Years 3 & 4 - Vacancy

Years 5 & 6 - Oliver Elgie

 

How can you let us know what you think?

In any of the schools please send mail to us via the school office or email us at admin@gayhurst.hackney.sch.uk, admin@kingsmead.hackney.sch.uk  or mdvoffice@mandeville.hackney.sch.uk  with the subject line 'for the attention of the chair of governors'