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The Governing Body

Welcome from our Chairman of Governors

On behalf of the governing body, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Ardleigh Green Junior School.

We are a three form entry Junior School in the London Borough of Havering, sharing a site with Ardleigh Green Infants' School from where the majority of our children transfer. In addition to our school site we have our own Family Centre in Ardleigh Green Road which actively seeks to meet the needs of our local community.

Our headteacher John Morris OBE, who has been in post for  twenty five years, leads a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to ensuring our children reach their full potential within a caring and supportive learning environment.

We have been judged by Ofsted to be outstanding on three occasions and are justifiably proud of our academic, sporting and artistic success and the excellent relationship we enjoy with parents and the local community.

I hope you find our website informative. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

 
 

William Jennings

 Chairman of Governors
 

Vice Chairman of Governors Kevin Stephenson
 

Authority Governor

William Jennings
 

Co-opted Governors

Sarah Bennett
Janelle Johnson
Peter Easy
Tina Murray
Victoria O'Connor
Kevin Stephenson

 
Parent Governors

Darryl Morgan
Vacancy


Staff Governor

Jacqueline Davis

Headteacher Governor

John Morris OBE

Development Officer and Clerk to the Governing Body

Lesley Fell
 

 
 
Governor Body  Information

The Governing Body of Ardleigh Green Junior School was reconstituted in June 2015. The Governing Body currently consists of the headteacher, John Morris, the chairman of Governors, William Jennings and nine governors. 

The Governing Body discharges its duties through a termly full governing body meeting and two sub committees, which meet half termly.

The Finance and General Purposes Committee monitors all financial matters, health and safety and safeguarding.

The Learning and Achievement Committee monitors school improvement, teaching and learning and pupil progress.

The work of our Family Centre is overseen by the Full Governing Body.

A termly Governing Body Forum, led by the Chairman, headteacher and deputy headteacher allows governors to observe teaching and learning throughout the school and to discuss matters in relation to school improvement, pupil progress and organisation and management.

Governing Body Skills Audit

Governors are required to complete an annual skills audit to ensure that collectively the Governing Body has the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively monitor school performance. In addition, governors are required to undertake regular training in relation to governance and educational matters. This training is led either by the school or the local authority.
 
  
 
Name Appointed Category Committee Involvement Skills
William Jennings   Authority Governor Finance and Resources
Learning and Achievement
Leadership
Management
Finance
Human Resources
Business
Mrs Sarah Bennett 16 June 2015 Co-opted Governor Finance and Resources Education
Mrs Janelle Johnson 05 September 2017 Co-opted Governor Finance and Resources
Learning and Achievement
Education
Mr Peter Easy 16 June 2015 Co-opted Governor Finance and Resources
Learning and Achievement
Leadership
Management
Finance
Human Resources
Business
Project Management
Mrs Tina Murray 16 June 2015 Co-opted Governor Finance and Resources Education
 
Mrs Victoria O’Connor 16 June 2015 Co-opted Governor Learning and Achievement Education
Business Management
 
Mr Kevin Stephenson 16 June 2015 Co-opted Governor Finance and Resources Business
Health and Safety
Finance
Project Management
Mr Darryl Morgan 16 June 2015 Parent Governor Finance and General Purposes
Learning and Achievement
Business
Health and Safety
Project Management
Mrs Jacqueline Davis 16 June 2015 Staff Governor Learning and Achievement Education
 
 Ardleigh Green Governing Body Skills Matrix 2017 to 2018
 
Name      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
William Jennings 20+     X X X X X X X
Kevin Stephenson 20+     X X X X X X X
Pete Easy 4     X X X X X X X
Tina Murray 10 X                
Vicky O’Connor 10 X     X       X  
Jacqueline Davis 20+ X X              
Sarah Bennett 8   X              
Darryl Morgan 8 X     X   X   X  
Janelle Johnson 1   X   X   X X    
John Morris 20+   X X X X X X X X
Score   4 4 4 7 4 6 5 6 4
 
Key

X Denotes experience in the following areas
  1. Length of Service
  2. Governance other than Ardleigh Green
  3. Education
  4. Local Government
  5. Finance
  6. Buildings
  7. Health and Safety
  8. Staff Development
  9. Strategic Project Management
 
The Skills analysis indicates good experience across identified areas.




The following people have also served on the Governing Body in the past three years years

 
Name Term of Office ended Committee Involvement Skills
Mr Andy Harris September 2015 Finance and Resources Leadership
Management
Finance
Human Resources
Business
Rev Chris Wragg September 2015 Learning and Achievement Community
Business
Mr Paul Clark September 2015 Finance and Resources Leadership
Management
Finance
Miss Karen Whelan September 2015 Learning and Achievement Education
Mr Clive Cumbers September 2015 Finance and Resources Leadership
Management
Finance
Mrs Julie Clarke January 2017 Finance and Resources Leadership
Management
Finance/HR
Mrs Dena Morrison July 2016 Finance and Resources Leadership
Management
Finance/HR
 
Governor Information

William Jennings

William has been the Chairman of Governors since 1999. He was originally appointed as a parent governor. William, now retired, led a large department of  a local council. Bill brings expertise in relation to strategic planning, leadership and management.

Kevin Stephenson

Kevin chairs our Finance and General Purposes Sub Committee. Kevin runs a local architect and surveying company. Kevin brings expertise in relation to buildings, project management and health and safety.

Peter Easy

Peter, now retired, was a senior manager at national level for a major telecommunications company. Peter brings expertise in relation to leadership and management, performance management, data analysis and strategic planning.Peter has a grandchild in Year 5.

Victoria O’Connor

Victoria currently has a child in Year 6. Her eldest three  children attend Emerson Park Academy, Campion and Coopers Company and Coborn Schools. In addition to chairing our Learning and Achievement Committee, Victoria is the Vice Chair of Governors at Emerson Park Academy. Victoria brings expertise in relation to secondary education as well as her experience from working for a national insurance company.
 
Tina Murray

Originally appointed as parent governor for both the Infant and Junior Schools, Tina is now a co-opted member of the Governing Body with specific responsibility for the pupil premium. Tina is also the Chair of Redden Court Academy and brings expertise in relation to Key Stage 3.

Sarah Bennett

 Sarah works as a teaching assistant at Ardleigh Green Infants and brings expertise in relation to Infant Education. Her three children have all been pupils of the school.

Darryl Morgan

Darryl runs his own Health and Safety Consultancy. Darryl brings expertise in relation to business management and health and safety.Darryl is also a governor at Emerson Park Academy where his son is currently in Year 8..


Jacqueline Davis

Jacqueline currently works in school as teaching assistant. Her daughter was a pupil at Ardleigh Green and taught at our school before moving to America in 2012. Jacqueline also serves on the Governing Body of Ardleigh Green Infants’. Jacqueline brings expertise in relation to education and Key Stage 1 and has specific responsibilities in relation to special educational needs in both schools.

Janelle Johnson

Janelle was appointed as Deputy Headteacher in September 2017. She has two children, one at university and one at school in Brentwood.

John Morris OBE

John was appointed as headteacher in January 1991. During this time he has worked with three outstanding Chairs of Governors, Ron Latchford, Clive Cumbers and William Jennings. John, a Local Leader of Education, was awarded the Pearson Headteacher of the Year Award for London Schools in 2012  and in 2015 was awarded an OBE  for services to education.John also serves on the Governing Body of Havering College of Further Education.



Pecuniary Interests

All governors are required to declare any business involvement which in any way could be associated with their work as governors at Ardleigh Green Junior School. The following declarations have been recorded:

Kevin Stephenson       Architect and Surveyor
 
Involvement  with the Governing Body of a school or educational establishment other than Ardleigh Green Junior School

Victoria O’Connor       Governor at Emerson Park Academy
Darryl Morgan             Governor at Emerson Park Academy
Tina Murray                Governor at Redden Court Academy and Ardleigh Green Infants’ School
Jacqueline Davis        Governor at Ardleigh Green Infants’ School    
John Morris                Governor at Havering College


Governor Attendance
Each governor is required to attend a termly full governing body meeting and either a Learning and Achievement or Finance Sub Committee. Some governors chose to attend both sub committees. The table below shows the atendance for each governor for the Autumn Term 2017. (N/A indicates that the governor is not part of a particular sub committee)


 
         
Name Full Governing Body Learning and Achievement Finance Additional Visits to school
Mr William Jennings  Yes Yes Yes 16
Mrs Sarah Bennett Yes Yes Yes 2
Mrs Katrina Carroll Yes Yes Yes N/A*
Mr Peter Easy Yes Yes Yes 12
Mrs Tina Murray No Yes Yes
 3
Mrs Victoria O’Connor Yes Yes N/A  4
Mr Kevin Stephenson Yes N/A Yes 6
Mr Darryl Morgan Yes Yes Yes 2
Mrs Jacqueline Davis Yes Yes N/A N/A*

                                                     * employed in school



 
 
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