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Governance

Governance structure

The governance structure for The Green School for Girls consists of two tiers: the Board of Directors of The Green School Trust and the Local Governing Body for The Green School for Girls. The Board of Directors delegate responsibilities to the Local Governing Body through a Scheme of Delegation.

The Local Governing Body’s responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that the school maintains its Christian ethos and values

  • Discussing and agreeing the annual School Development Plan

  • Keeping both the curriculum and extra-curricular activities under review

  • Holding the school's leadership to account for the performance of the school by:

        - reviewing academic targets and monitoring pupils' progress towards them
        - monitoring the quality of teaching

  • Ensuring that all pupils receive support according to their individual needs

  • Checking that effective arrangements are in place for safeguarding pupils

  • Scrutinising the school's finances so that they are used effectively and value for money is obtained

  • Maintaining arrangements for receiving the views of parents, staff and students

  • Setting up panels as required for staff grievances and disciplinary issues and student exclusions

Governors bring relevant skills and experience to their task and undertake appropriate training. Governors are linked with an area of activity within the school to enable them to get to know the school through informal visits and contribute to a specific area of school life.

Governors do not get involved in the day-to-day management or operation of the school nor in issues relating to individual pupils (other than in the case of an exclusion panel).  They cannot make decisions as individuals unless they have specific authority from the full Local Governing Body to do so.

The Directors, the Governors, the Executive Headteacher and the Head of School work in close partnership for the good of the school, respecting each other’s roles and responsibilities.  Governors act as “critical friends”, by supporting the Executive Headteacher and Head of School in the performance of their responsibilities by providing advice, feedback and constructive challenge.

The constitution of the Local Governing Body is as follows:

  • Six Foundation Governors, appointed by the Board of Directors.

  • Two Parent Governors, elected by parents.

  • One Staff Governor, elected by staff.

  • The Head of School, ex officio.

Except for the Head of School, who is ex officio, members of the Local Governing Body are appointed or elected for a three year term, although they can be reappointed or re-elected at the end of their term of office.  The Executive Headteacher and all Directors may attend Local Governing Body Meetings.

 LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Green School for Girls Local Governing Body  2023-24

Name

Governor Category

Method of Appointment

Date of Appointment

*Reappointed

Term of Office Ends

Trust Committees

Additional Positions

LGB Meetings
Attended

2022-23

Mr Alex Forbes

Parent

Elected by parents

14/12/2022

13/12/2025

 Pay Committee

Audit & Risk 

 Chair of Local Governing Body

4/4

Mr Lee Thomas

Head of School

Ex Officio

01/09/2022

Ex Officio

 

 

5/5

Mrs Jilna Virani

Staff

Elected by staff

07/05/2024

06/05/2027

 

 

N/A

Mrs Cathy Reichardt

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

19/04/2022

18/04/2025

 

 

2/5

Mrs Katy Lawrence

Parent

Appointed by Trust 

12/05/2022 

11/05/2025 

 

SEND and PP Link Governor

5/5

Mr Andre Pettersson

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

17/04/2023

16/04/2026

 HR Committee

 

2/4

Mrs Sadia Thantrey

Co-opted

Appointed by Trust

03/07/2023

02/07/2026

 

Safeguarding Link Governor

N/A

Ms Elizabeth Wolverson

Co-opted

Appointed by Trust

01/09/2023

31/08/2024

HR Committee

Director

N/A

Ms Helena Bushnell

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

17/07/2024

16/07/2027

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Mrs Carol Fletcher 

Associate

Appointed by Trust

20/03/2023*

20/09/2023

 

Safeguarding Link Governor

1/1

Ms Jackie Callaway

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

08/09/2021

14/02/2024

 

 

4/5

Miss Andrea Lawlor

Staff

Elected by staff

08/05/2021

07/05/2024

 H&S working group 

 

3/5

 Governors can be contacted via the Head of Governance Services, Mrs Kate Nepstad, at k.nepstad@tgstrust.com

 

Local Governing Body Register of Business and Pecuniary interests 

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Name

Relevant Business and Pecuniary interests

Other Educational

Establishments Governed

Relationship with School Staff

including Partners and Relatives

Mr Alex Forbes

Employee of The National Archives, Kew

Family interest: Two daughters attend the school

None

None

Mr Lee Thomas

Head of School - The Green School for Girls

None

On Staff

Mrs Jilna Virani

None

None

On Staff

Mrs Cathy Reichardt

Trustee of the Isleworth Blue School Educational Foundation

None

None

Mrs Katy Lawrence

Employee of The Edward Betham CofE Primary School, Greenford

Family interest: Daughter attends the school

The Edward Betham CofE Primary School, Greenford

None

Mr Andre Pettersson

Employee of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

None

None

Mrs Sadia Thantrey

Employee of Kingsley Academy, Secondary School

Family interest: Sons attend TGSB

Governor at Nelson Primary School

None

Ms Elizabeth Wolverson

see Trust website for interests as a Director

 None

 None

Ms Helena Bushnell

Employee of Heathrow Airport Ltd

 None

 None

 

 

 

 

Mrs Carol Fletcher

None

None

None

Ms Jackie Callaway 

Employee and Executive Director of Coats plc

None

None

Miss Andrea Lawlor

None

None

On Staff

  Useful Documents

TGSG Governor Profiles

Scheme of Delegation

TGSG Local Governing Body Terms of Reference