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Meet our governors

Who are the Governors and what do they do?

The Governing Body provides strategic leadership of the school through monitoring the work of the school. The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the school and the Governing Board’s role is to provide support to the head teacher and other staff by acting as a “critical friend”.

 

Each governor is a member of the governing board. The overall responsibility of the board is to ensure excellent outcomes for each child at the school. It does this by:

  • Working with the Senior Leadership team to set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • Setting and agreeing targets for reaching its objectives

  • Monitoring the school’s performance and progress against those targets

  • Supporting and challenging the Head Teacher to ensure pupils are achieving their full educational potential

  • Overseeing the school’s financial performance to ensure value for money spent.

 

Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school, but at Marshgate we have a link governor scheme where a governor will follow a particular year group. This ensures that the governing body keeps in touch with how the school operates and how pupils are taught. We also have link Curriculum Governors.

You will find on this page a list of all of the current governors along with our photos, minutes of previous meetings and details of committee membership. Take a look at our photos to see what we look like and keep an eye out for us at school events, we are often there and always enjoy the opportunity to meet you.

 

Becoming a Governor

The constitution of the full governing body changed in 2015. The categories of governors are as follows:

Two elected Parent Governors

One elected staff (teacher) Governor and the Head Teacher Governor

One nominated Local Authority Governor

Nine Co-opted Governors

Unlimited number of Associated Governors

 

When there is a vacancy for a Co-opted Governor we will contact the Governor Support Team at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. They keep a register of people who have expressed an interest in becoming a Governor at schools in Richmond. If you are interested in becoming a Co-opted Governor at Marshgate or any other school please feel free to contact them on 0208 891 7593.

 

Parents and carers will be informed via the newsletter and Parent Mail when there is a vacancy for a Parent Governor. An election will then follow.
 

Meetings
The Governing body meets twice each school term. Please see the calendar for the forthcoming full governing body meeting dates. The minutes from these meetings are added below once they have been approved by the governing body. In addition, there are three main sub-committees, which also meet twice each term:

  • Resourcing Committee reviews the school budget, staffing and has an overview of the school premises

  • Curriculum and Progress Committee monitors the curriculum and how pupils are progressing

  • Children, Families and Community Committee monitors the safeguarding procedures and Health and Safety provision for all pupils.

 

To contact the governing body
Please email the Clerk of the School Governors, Helen Cox, at hcox@marshgate.richmond.sch.uk

Meet the Marshgate Governors

Meet the Marshgate Governors 1 Elizabeth Jackson, Head Teacher & Staff Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 2 Rosina Robson, Chair of Governors
Meet the Marshgate Governors 3 John-Paul Gentry, Deputy Head & Associate Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 4 Andrea Fryer, Co-opted Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 5 Spencer Hall, Co-opted Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 6 Val Cameron, Associate Governor and Assistant Head
Meet the Marshgate Governors 7 Susie Macpherson, Staff Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 8 Joanna Gluzman-Laukkanen, Parent Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 9 Katherine Maxwell, Co-opted Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 10 Shane Farrelly, Co-opted Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 11 Helen Brooks, Co-opted Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 12 Alison Cressey, Associate Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 13 Sunil Sehgal, Co-opted Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 14 Gareth Adams, Co-opted Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 15 Diane Santall, Parent Governor
Meet the Marshgate Governors 16 Helen Cox, Clerk of the Governors

Register of Interests

Photos from Governor visits to Marshgate and at the Summer Fair

Photos from Governor visits to Marshgate and at the Summer Fair 1 Selling raffle tickets at the Summer Fair 2016
Photos from Governor visits to Marshgate and at the Summer Fair 2 Selling raffle tickets at the Summer Fair 2016
Photos from Governor visits to Marshgate and at the Summer Fair 3 Selling raffle tickets at the Summer Fair 2017
Photos from Governor visits to Marshgate and at the Summer Fair 4 At the Summer Fair 2017
Photos from Governor visits to Marshgate and at the Summer Fair 5 Enjoying the Summer Fair 2017
Photos from Governor visits to Marshgate and at the Summer Fair 6 Enjoying the Summer Fair 2017
Please see each sub-page below with the minutes for each academic year
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