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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. Following the retirement of the Infant Headteacher in September 2019 a decision was made to federate both schools under one governing body and an executive headteacher

Our Execuitive Headteacher John Morris OBE, who has been in post for  twenty nine  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


Ardleigh Green Learning Federation Governing Body

The Governing Body Meets on al least three occasions each term. To support the work of the full governing body which meets termly, there are two sub committees. One commitee looks specifically at Learning and Achievement, whilst the other focusses on Finance and Resources.

I
f you wish to contact the Chair or a member of the Governing Body, please address any correspondence to the individual concerned at either school or email
Governor @aglf.org.uk

 
Name Type Date of Appointment Term Catergory Committtee Business Interests Governance in other schools.
William Jennings L.A. September 2019 3 Years Chair Learning and Achievement    
Nicki Banyard Co-opted September 2019 1 Year Vice Chair Learning and Achievement   Redden Court
Kevin Stephenson Co-opted September 2019 1 Year Governor Finance and Resources Surveyor & Architect  
Vicki O’Connor Co-opted September 2019 1 Year Governor Learning and Achievement   Emerson Park
Tina Murray Co-opted September 2019 1 Year Governor Learning and Achievement   Redden Court
Sarah Bennett Co-opted September 2019 1 Year Governor Learning and Achievement    
Pete Easy Co-opted September 2019 1 Year Governor Finance and Resources    
Tracey Coppin Staff September 2019 3 Years Staff Governor Learning and Achievement    
Christine Drew Co-opted September 2019 1 Year Governor Finance and Resources    
Sue Consterdine Co-opted September 2019 1 Year Safeguarding Governor Learning and achievement    
Sam Wiley Staff September 2019 3 Years Staff Governor Learning and Achievement    
Infant Parent Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Parent Governor TBC    
Junior Parent Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Parent Governor TBC    
John Morris OBE Co-opted September 2019 N/A Headteacher L&A Finance    
Janelle Johnson Observer September 2019 N/A Deputy Head L&A Finance    
Verity Hoffman Observer September 2019 N/A Deputy Head L&A Finance    
 
 

 
 
Governor Body  Information

The Governing Body of Ardleigh Green Learning Federation was established  in September 2019. The Governing Body consists of the Executive Headteacher John Morris OBE, the Chairman of Governors, William Jennings and twelve 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.
 
   
 
 Ardleigh Green Learning Federation Governing Body Skills Matrix September 2019

 
Name Type Date of Appointment Finance Education Project Management Leadership Governance at
 other schools/colleges
Other
William Jennings L.A September 2019 x x x x    
Nicki Banyard Co-opted September 2019 x x        
Kevin Stephenson Co-opted September 2019 x x x x x H&S
Vicki O’Connor Co-opted September 2019   x        
Tina Murray Co-opted September 2019   x     x  
Sarah Bennett Co-opted September 2019   x        
Pete Easy Co-opted September 2019 x x x x    
Tracey Coppin Staff September 2019   x        
Christine Drew Co-opted September 2019 x x x x    
Sue Consterdine Co-opted September 2019   x x x x  
Sam Wiley Staff September 2019   x   x    
Infant Parent Co-opted September 2019            
Junior Parent Co-opted September 2019            
John Morris OBE Co-opted September 2019 x x x x x H&S
Janelle Johnson Observer September 2019   x   x    
Verity Hoffman Observer September 2019   x   x    
 

 
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 Resources Sub Committee. Kevin runs a local architect and surveying company. Kevin brings expertise in relation to buildings, project management and health and safety.

Nicki Banyard
Nicki was formerly the Chair of Governors of Ardleigh Green Infant School. Both Nicki's children attendded Ardleigh Green. Nicki brings expertise in relation to Human Resources and of course KS1. Nicki is also currently a governor at Redden Court Academy.

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.

Christine Drew

Christine is a retired Infant Headteacher. She was previously a governor for the Infant School. Christine brings educational  expertise particularly in relation to Early Years and Infant Education.

Sue Consterdine
A retired primary school senior leader, Sue previously was a member of the Infant School Governing Body. Sue brings a wide range of educational experience particularly in relation to teaching and learning and special educational needs.

Sam Wiley
Previously a member of the Infant School Governerning Body, Sam is currently the Year Group Leader for Year 1, Assessment Leader for the Infant School and  a member of the School Leadership Team. Sam brings a wealth of experience in relation to data and teaching and learning.

Victoria O’Connor
Victoria's four children attended Ardleigh Green. 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 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.


Tracey Coppin
Tracey has been a Teaching Assistant at Ardleigh Green Junior School for over 20 years. Tracey has particular expertise in supporting children in Upper Key Stage 2, particularly in Mathematics. Tracey brings particular expertise in relation to the Junior Curriculum and the analysis and interpretaion of data.


John Morris OBE
John was appointed as headteacher in January 1991 and became the Executive Headteacher of Ardleigh Green Learning Federation in September 2019. 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.
Nicki Banyard             Governor at Redden Court Academy.
Tina Murray                Governor at Redden Court Academy. 
John Morris OBE        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 attendance for each governor for the Autumn Term 2019. (N/A indicates that the governor is not part of a particular sub committee)

 
  Date 2/10/19
Governing Body Forum
Date 2/10/19
Full Governing Body
Date 7/11/19
Finance Meeting
Date 7/11
Learning and Achievement
Date Date Date
William Jennings x x  x      
Nicki Banyard x x  x      
Kevin Stephenson   x  x        
Vicki O’Connor x x          
Tina Murray x x      
Sarah Bennett* x x      
Pete Easy      x      
Tracey Coppin* x x      
Christine Drew x x        
Sue Consterdine x x        
Sam Wiley* x x  x      
Infant Parent N/A N/A          
Junior Parent N/A N/A          
John Morris OBE* x x  x      
Janelle Johnson* x x  x      
Verity Hoffman* x x      

                                                     * employed in school




 
 
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