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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  2022-2023

Name

Governor Category

Method of Appointment

Date of Appointment

*Reappointed

Term of Office Ends

Trust Committees

Positions

LGB Meetings
Attended

2021-2022

Ms Jackie Callaway

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

08/09/2021

07/09/2024

Audit & Risk 

Pay 

Chair of Local Governing Body

3/6

Mr Lee Thomas

Head of School

Ex Officio

01/09/2022

Ex Officio

 

 

n/a

Mrs Carol Fletcher 

Associate

Appointed by Trust

24/03/2020 *

23/03/2023

 

Safeguarding Link Governor

1/1

Miss Andrea Lawlor

Staff

Elected by staff

08/05/2021

07/05/2024

 

 

6/6

Mrs Ulrica Slaughter

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

20/05/2021

19/05/2024

 HR

 

4/6

Mrs Cathy Reichardt

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

19/04/2022

18/04/2025

Finance, Premises and Health & Safety

 

3/3#

Mrs Katy Lawrence

Parent

Appointed by Trust 

12/05/2022 

11/05/2025 

 

 

3/4#

Mr Pawan Udernani

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

12/05/2022

11/05/2025

 Audit & Risk

 

3/3#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#including as an observer

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Mrs Puja Kumar

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

15/03/2019

31/08/2022

(extended)

 

HR

Chair of Local Governing Body

4/6

Mrs Sally Yarrow

CEO & Executive Headteacher Representing the Head of School

Ex Officio

Acting during Vacancy

Ex Officio

Finance, Premises and

Health & Safety Committee,

HR, Pay

CEO & Executive Headteacher

5/6

Mr Imran Dar

Parent

Elected by parents

23/04/2021

19/07/2022

Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee

 Vice Chair of Local

Governing Body

5/6

Mr Lewis Dodge

Foundation

Appointed by Trust

29/01/2020

07/03/2022

 

1/3

Mr Steve Banks-Smith

Parent

Elected by parents

17/12/2018

16/12/2021

 

1/2

 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

Ms Jackie Callaway (Chair)

Employee and Executive Director of Coats plc

None

None

Mr Lee Thomas

Head of School - The Green School for Girls

None

On Staff

Mrs Carol Fletcher

None

None

None

Miss Andrea Lawlor

None

None

On Staff

Mrs Ulrica Slaughter

Employee of Ninety One

None

None

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 Pawan Udernani

Employee of Genpact

None

None

 

 

 

 

Mrs Puja Kumar 

 Employee of Sky UK

None

None

Mrs Sally Yarrow

CEO & Executive Headteacher - The Green School Trust

None

On Staff

Mr Imran Dar

Family interest: Daughter attends the school

None

None

Mr Lewis Dodge

Employee of Orleans Park School, Twickenham

None

None

Mr Steve Banks-Smith

Family interest: Daughter attends the school

None

None

  Useful Documents

TGSG Governor Profiles

Scheme of Delegation

TGSG Local Governing Body Terms of Reference