The Green School for Girls

Let your
Light shine

Matthew 5:16

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:

        - setting 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  2021 - 2022

Name

Governor Category

Method of Appointment

Date of Appointment

*Reappointed

Term of Office Ends

Trust Committees

Positions

LGB Meetings
Attended

2020-2021

Mrs Puja Kumar

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

15/03/2019

14/03/2022

HR

Chair of Local Governing Body

5/5

Mr Stephen Burns

(on sabbatical)

Head of School

Ex Officio

01/04/2017

Ex Officio

 

 

3/3

Mr Steve Banks-Smith

Parent

Elected by parents

17/12/2018

16/12/2021

 

5/5

Mr Lewis Dodge

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

29/01/2020

28/01/2023

 

5/5

Mrs Carol Fletcher 

Associate

Appointed by Trust

24/03/2020 *

23/03/2023

 

Safeguarding Link Governor

3/3

Mr Imran Dar

Parent

Elected by parents

23/04/2021

22/04/2024

Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee

 

2/2

Miss Andrea Lawlor

Staff

Elected by staff

08/05/2021

07/05/2024

 

 

2/2

Mrs Ulrica Slaughter

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

20/05/2021

19/05/2024

 HR

 

2/2

Ms Jackie Callaway

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

08/09/2021

07/09/2024

 

 

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Mr Sagar Shah

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

01/09/2019

31/08/2021

Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee

Vice Chair of Local Governing Body

4/5

Mrs Rachel Sharma

Parent

Elected by parents

23/04/2018

22/04/2021

 

2/3

Mr Amit Gupta-Chaudhary

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

06/02/2020 *

30/04/2021

Trust Audit & Risk Committee

3/3

Ms Gabrielle Paisley

Staff

Elected by staff

08/05/2018

07/05/2021

 

2/3

 Governors can be contacted via the clerk, Catherine Barlen c.barlen@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

Mrs Puja Kumar (Chair)

 Employee of Sky UK

None

None

Mr Stephen Burns

Head of School - The Green School for Girls

None

On Staff

Mr Steve Banks-Smith

Family interest: Daughter attends the school

None

None

Mr Lewis Dodge

Employee of Orleans Park School, Twickenham

None

None

Mrs Carol Fletcher

None

None

None

Mr Imran Dar

Family interest: Daughter attends the school

None

None

Miss Andrea Lawlor

None

None

On Staff

Mrs Ulrica Slaughter

Employee of Grant Thornton UK

None

None

Ms Jackie Callaway

Employee and Executive Director of Coats plc

None

None

 

 

 

 

Mr Sagar Shah (Vice Chair)

Employee of NatWest Group

None

None

Mrs Rachel Sharma

Family interest: Daughter attends the school, Member of the PTFA Committee

 None

 None

Mr Amit Gupta-Chaudhary

 Employee of KPMG

 None

 None

Ms Gabrielle Paisley

None

None

On Staff

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