Ludlow Junior School Governance

At our school, governors, staff, parents and children work as a team to give our pupils and families the best level of education and care possible, celebrating and building on success, in an atmosphere where everyone feels valued. We are very proud of our school community - the high standards our pupils achieve across the curriculum, the personal achievements of our children and families as they grow through our school and the amazing dedication and commitment of our staff team.

We strongly value the school’s partnerships with parents, families and the community, and recognise that important role our families play in supporting their children’s education during their time with us.  This strong partnership underpins the core ethos of Ludlow Junior School - of working together for the benefit of our children.

As Governors we are involved with a variety of issues, with our priority always being to ensure that the school offers our pupils the best education possible, that children make progress and achieve inside and outside of the classroom, and are nurtured and supported in doing so. We do this by rigorously monitoring progress and standards, finance, pupil welfare, building/grounds maintenance and staffing developments. It is our role to ensure the school has a strong strategic direction, and to hold school leaders to account for how we are progressing as a school.

Governors are volunteers, who bring a variety of skills and experience to the school to ensure that objectives are met and that planning for the future is both visionary and realistic, giving children access to an enriched education and the opportunities they deserve.

Governance Structure:

Committee

Overview

Chair

Full Governing Body

Every governor is a member of the full governing body (FGB.) The FGB sets the school’s strategic vision and monitors progress and development towards it.  It also oversees matters relating to the school site, staffing, attendance and the overall position of the school. For some matters, such as complaints and staff performance management, the governing body may delegate authority to a smaller panel of named governors, and also appoints link governors to monitor and report on specific areas such as safeguarding, SEN and site.

Some specific workstreams and authorities are delgated to sub committees, as detailed below.

Clare Grant

Finance & Audit Sub-Committee

The finance & audit sub-committee monitors the school’s budget, risk management and audit functions.

Kate Mardel-Ferreira

Standards Sub-Committee

The standards sub-committee focuses on pupil progress and attainment, including monitoring progress of different groups and impacts of interventions and coaching.

Clare Grant

All committees meet every half term.

We currently have vacancies for parent and co-opted governors, if you or someone you know has skills in areas such as business, finance or site management we would be happy to hear from you to discuss the role further. You can contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by leaving a message with the school office.

If you would like more information about governance at Ludlow Junior please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Ludlow Junior School – Governance

This page gives information about the school’s current governors, and anyone who has been a governor within the last 12 months.

Name

Category

Declarations of business/pecuniary interests/family and relationships

Committee Membership

Governance positions held in other educational establishments

Date of Appointment

Date of resignation (if applicable)

Additional Information

Clare Grant

Parent

None

Chair of Standards Committee and Finance Committee Member

Governor of The Polygon School

September 2014

N/A

Chair of governors

Kate Mardel-Ferreira

Co-opted

None

Chair of Finance Committee

None

May 2015

N/A

Vice-chair of governors

Maurice Silver

Co-opted

None

Finance Committee Member

None

February 2015

N/A

 

Julia Katherine

Parent

Relationship declared

Standards Committee Member

 

February 2016

N/A

 

Donna Vokes

Staff

None

 

None

March 2016

N/A

 

Alina Hunt

Staff

None

 

None

July 2016

N/A

 

Lee Corless

Co-opted

None

Finance Committee Member

None

July 2016

N/A

 

Simon Watkins

N/A

Relationship declared

 

None

N/A

N/A

Executive Headteacher

Vacancy

Parent/

Co-opted

           

Vacancy

Co-opted

           

Vacancy

Co-opted

           

Natalie Cross

Staff

None

 

None

November 2014

March 2016

 

At Ludlow Junior School all governor terms of office are 4 years from the date of appointment, unless otherwise agreed and stated. This excludes the executive headteacher.

In accordance with our articles of association, co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body, parent governors are appointed by the parent body and staff governors are appointed by the staff body. In the case of parent and staff governor positions, appointment is subject to election by the relevant body if more nominations are received than positions vacant.

Ludlow Junior School - Governor Meeting Attendance 2016 - 2017

                     

Name

FGB meetings
 attended

Out of a
possible

Apologies
given

 

Committees
Attended

Out of a
 possible

Apologies
given

     

Clare Grant

5

6

1

 

11

12

1

     

Kate Mardel-Ferreira

6

6

   

6

6

       

Donna Vokes

2

6

4

 

3

6

3

     

Alina Hunt

4

6

2

 

0

0

       

Maurice Silver

5

6

1

 

5

6

1

     

Julia Katherine

5

6

1

 

5

6

1

     

Lee Corless

4

6

2

 

5

6

1

     

Rob Hull

6

6

   

6

6

       
                     

 

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Peveril Rd,
Woolston,
Southampton,
Hampshire,
SO19 2DW
 

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