Governors

Kenmont's governing body is made up of:

The headteacher always sits on a school’s governing body.

Name: Ms Julie Howarth
Type of Governor: Headteacher
Appointment Date: 01/09/2011
Positions of Responsibility:
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed:
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made
Appointed by the LA from the political parties and/or the community.

Name: Ms Hilda McCafferty
Type of Governor: Local Authority
Appointment Date: 14/04/2014
Positions of Responsibility:
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed: 15/07/2015
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made
DBS: 18/11/14
DBS Expiry Date:18/11/2017
Appointed by other governors, from the local community, for the skills and experience they can bring to the governing body.

Name: Ms Wendi Webber
Type of Governor: Co-Opted
Appointment Date: 31/10/2014
Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Governors
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed: 15/07/2015
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made
DBS: 25/11/14
DBS Expiry Date:25/11/17

Name: Ms Christine Ansell
Type of Governor: Co-Opted
Appointment Date: 31/10/2014
Positions of Responsibility:
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed: 15/07/2015
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made

Name: Ms Sarah Taylor
Type of Governor: Co-Opted
Appointment Date: 31/10/2014
Positions of Responsibility: Early Years
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed:
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made.
DBS: 20/01/14
DBS Expiry Date:20/01/17

Name: Eleanor Martlew
Type of Governor: Co-Opted Governor
Appointment Date: 16/03/2016
Positions of Responsibility:
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed: 16/03/2016
Details of any declarations made: Freelance consultant commissioned by the Local Authority to provide support in schools.
Parent governors are elected by parents at the school.

Name: Mr Maximo Martinez
Type of Governor: Parent
Appointment Date: 31/10/2014
Positions of Responsibility: Vice Chair
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed: 09/09/2015
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made.
DBS: 16/04/16
DBS Expiry Date:16/04/2019

Name: Mr Nick Cowan
Type of Governor: Parent
Appointment Date: 31/10/2014
Positions of Responsibility: Chair of Finance
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed: 14/09/2015
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made.
DBS: 01/04/15
DBS Expiry Date:01/04/2018

Name: Sam Gosden
Type of Governor: Parent
Appointment Date: 22/11/2017
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed: 22/11/2017
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made.
DBS: 22/11/17
DBS Expiry Date:
Elected by staff at the school.

Name: Rhiannon Stokes
Type of Governor: Staff Governor
Appointment Date: 11/10/2017
Positions of Responsibility:
Date Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests Last Completed/Reviewed: 10/09/2015
Details of any declarations made: No declarations were made.

 

The governing body’s role is to:
  • influence any long-term goals and vision for the school
  • set aims and objectives for the school
  • set policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set targets by which progress towards those aims and objectives can be measured
  • review and monitor progress in achieving the aims and objectives
  • work with the headteacher to ensure that teaching is effective and of good quality and that children achieve the highest possible standards
  • take general responsibility for the school and its budget
  • act as “critical friend” to the school and headteacher, offering support, advice, a second opinion and help, and also challenging, asking questions and offering constructive feedback
  • promote the interests of the school and its pupils in the community
So what do individual governors actually do?

Governors attend a meeting of the full governing body at least once per term.

In addition, governors sit on at least one committee. Committees also meet at least once per term.

At Kenmont, our two main committees are the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee, and the Curriculum and the Community Committee

Governors often make visits to the school, attend school events and may accompany staff and pupils on outings

Governors assist the headteacher in appointing staff. Governors take the lead in appointing the headteacher

Governors attend training courses to develop their effectiveness in the role

Can you help?

The governing body may also appoint Associate Members to enhance the experience or expertise of a committee(s).

Associate Members can attend full governing body meetings but have no voting rights.

If you feel you have skills or experience that could assist the governing body in carrying out its duties, or if you’d like to contact a governor for any other reason, please let the school office know and an informal conversation can be arranged with the headteacher and/or other governors.

And if you want to help in other ways the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meets on the first Thursday of every month, focusing mainly on fundraising for the school.

So please get involved – your school needs you!

Please click below to access the Governors Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Kenmont 2015-2016 Pecuniary Interests Sheet

Committee Terms of Reference and Schemes of Delegation

Kenmont Instrument of Government

Kenmont Attendance List