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School Governors

Who are we?

Mandeville, Kingsmead and Gayhurst schools 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 who works for Sanctuary Housing. Below is a list of all the Governors.

                               

      Ian Mullaney (Chair)          Sophie Lejeune                   Gillian Brady                Marc Thompson                                                                        (Vice Chair)

                                             

              Anna Schabel                   Julie Tivey                         Lucy Michael                 Michelle Salerno

                                   

           Louise Nichols                  Oliver Elgie                   Tolessa Adeba                                                                        (Executive Head)

Membership of the Governing Body*

NAME
TYPE
APPOINTED BY

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 (Vice Chair)

Co-opted

GB

Anna Schabel

Parent Governor

Elected

Oliver Elgie

Co-opted

GB

Tolessa Adeba

Co-opted

 GB

Michelle Salerno

 Parent Governor

 Elected

     

Karen Pedro

Associate

GB

Evelyn Deeney

Associate

GB

Matthew Shapland

Associate

GB

Cyrilene Malcolm

Associate

GB

Henry Dimbleby

Associate

GB

Ovgum Bozdogan

Associate

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

Across 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. Vacancy

4. Julie Tivey

5. Anna Schabel

6. Oliver Elgie

7. Tolessa Adeba

 

ASSOCIATE GOVERNORS:

Ovgum Bozdogan

Cyrilene Malcolm

Henry Dimbleby

 

VOTING MEMBERS:

1. Sophie Lejeune

2. Ian Mullaney

3. Gillian Brady 

4. Marc Thompson

5. 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 - Vacancy

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'

 

Parent Governor vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for one parent governor on the LEAP governing body. Please see the letter and nomination form below. Please make sure your  completed nomination form is returned to one of the schools  by 5pm on  1st April 2019.  There is a Nomination Box in each of the school reception areas for the collection of nomination forms.