Governors:Local Advisory Board

The Primary Advantage Federation has a formal governing board with representatives from all eight schools. Each school has a Local Advisory Board that meets at least four times a year and supports the Headteacher and Executive Principal in making strategic decisions that will improve outcomes for pupils. Each Local Advisory board reports to the Central Governing Board once a term. Our Local Advisory Board includes representatives from our parents, staff and community.

The Local Advisory Board meet regularly to support and challenge the school to continue to provide children with a high quality education.  They look at outcomes for all pupils at St Matthias and look at  how well our children are doing compared to children nationally.  They also receive finance reports, health and safety reports, curriculum reports and help the school to make decisions that will benefit our school community.

Please see below our Central Governing Board Governors and Local Advisory Board members:

Central Governing Board – Governors

Governors Type Link Area
Louis Coiffait Chair of Governing Board (Foundation)  To be advised
Sian Davies Executive Principal – Ex Officio  To be advised
Gwen Gutzmore LDBS (Foundation)  To be advised
Donna Thomas Local Authority  To be advised
Anna Case Staff  To be advised
Melissa McIntyre Parent  To be advised
Nina Pope Parent  To be advised
Rev Al Gordon Foundation  To be advised
Andrew Bedford Foundation  To be advised
Rev’d Graham Hunter  Foundation  To be advised
Rev Richenda Wheeler  Foundation  To be advised
Heather Rockhold  Foundation  To be advised

 

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The Gainsborough Primary School Governing Body works with the Executive Headteacher and the school leadership team to help provide the best opportunities for all Gainsborough pupils.

The specific responsibilities of the governing body include:

  • Working with the Headteacher to set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body is made up of representatives of parents, members of staff, an appointee from the Hackney Learning Trust (HLT) and co-opted members from the local community.

We are proactively and enthusiastically involved in the life of the school and meet regularly both as a full governing body and through committees that are responsible for overseeing key areas of the school. Individual governors also act as link governors working with members of staff to focus on specific aspects of the school.

 

 The current Gainsborough Local Advisory Board Governors are:

Name

 Governors Board

Committee Type

Term of Office

Link Responsibility

Jenna Clark
Executive Headteacher

 

Local Advisory Board

Teaching & Learning Committee Member.

Resources Committee Member.

 

 

Layla Conway
Co-opted Governor

Local Advisory Board

Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee.

 14/07/14 until 13/07/18

 Creative Arts

Extended Schools

Equalities Outcomes

Paola De Martin
Parent Governor

Local Advisory Board

Teaching & Learning Committee Member.

18/02/15 until 17/02/19

Foundation Stage/EYFS

Writing

PSHCE

Jo Larkin
Local Authority (HLT) Governor

Local Advisory Board

Resources Committee Member.

12/02/15 until 11/02/19

Governor Training & HASGA

Children’s Centre

Varda Lassman
Parent Governor

Local Advisory Board

Resources Committee Member.

Teaching & Learning Committee Member.

18/02/15 until 17/02/19

Curriculum

Reading

Behaviour & Safety

Andrew Leckenby
Co-opted Governor

 

Local Advisory Board

Chair of the Governing Body. Resources Committee Member.Teaching & Learning Committee Member.

03/10/16 until 02/10/20

Safeguarding

SEN & Disability

Admissions & Attendance

Carol Lewis
Staff Governor

Local Advisory Board

Teaching & Learning Committee Member.

29/04/13 until 28/04/17

 

Gazala Maljee
Co-opted Governor

Member of staff

Local Advisory Board

Teaching & Learning Committee Member.

01/10/15 until 30/09/19

 

Robert Ross
Parent Governor

Local Advisory Board

Resources Committee Member.

18/02/15 until 17/02/19

Religious Education

Pupil Premium Grant

Frankie Vinelott
Co-opted Governor

 

Local Advisory Board

Chair of the Resource Committee.

Vice Chair of the Governing Body.

19/01/15 until 18/01/19

ICT

Maths

PE/Sports Funding

Finances

Access to the governors’ email account is limited to the school governors and any email sent to us will be treated as confidential. The governors very much welcome any constructive comments, concerns or suggestions about any aspect of the school.  They can be contacted either through the school office or via our dedicated email address, which is governors@gainsborough.hackney.sch.uk

Copies of the minutes of governs’ meetings are obtained in the school office. Copies of the non-confidential minuets can be viewed on request at the school office. 

If you would like further information in regards to our Business and Pecuniary interests, please click here.

If you would like further information in regards to our Governors meeting attendance, please click here.

If you would like further information in regards to our Governors Resource Committee meeting attendance, please click here.

If you would like further information in regards to our Governors Teaching and Learning meeting attendance, please click here.

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests
The decision making processes of the Governing Body should be conducted, and seen to be conducted, in an unbiased manner. The Governing Body and school staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between business and personal interests of the school. To help put this duty into practice and to meet legal requirements, all maintained schools maintain a register of pecuniary and business interests. The register will ensure that Governor’s and Associate Members personal interests do not unfairly prejudice, influence or conflict with school’s decision making processes.