Governors

OUR GOVERNING  BODY

We are part of the Federation of Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary Schools. A Federation that has been in place since 2014. As a Federation, we have one governing body.

We meet as a governing body at least once a term. We also have two committees which also meet once a term; the Quality of Education Committee and the Resources Committee. Governors sit on at least one committee each year. For the list of who sits on what committee, please see the list below.

Our Governance Manager is Liz Parry. She is responsible for the leadership, organisation, administration and clerking arrangements for our governing body.

Here is a leaflet explaining what our governing body do: What Governors Do

The Governing Body is composed as follows:

  • 2 Parent Governors (one from each school)
  • The Executive Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 2 Partnership Governors
  • 6 Co-opted Governors

Total Number of governors is 13. This is confirmed in our Instrument of Government dated 19th January 2016. The Head of School from each school also sit as an observer at governing body meetings.

HOW TO CONTACT THE GOVERNING BODY

If you need to contact the Governance Manager, the Chair or Vice Chair you can reach them by:

Telephone: 020 8653 5434 and speak to any of the office staff. Please give them your name, and telephone number and an indication of the best time to contact you. They will pass your message on to the relevant person.

Email to federationgovernancemanager@gmail.com with ‘Governor Enquiry’ in the subject line.

Post please address your letter to the relevant person:

c/o Heavers Farm Primary School

58 Dinsdale Gardens

London SE25 6LT

OUR GOVERNORS

 Attendance figures are based on the academic year 2021/22.

GRAHAM CLUER: CHAIR OF GOVERNOR

  • Partnership Governor
  • Appointed by: Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 1 September 2018
  • Committees served on: Resources Committee and Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility: Chair of Governors. Headteacher Performance Management Panel. 
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests:  Governor and Vice Chair for Winterbourne Infant School. Trustee of Croydon Astronomical Society. Member of Croydon NASUWT. Wife is a governor and Vice Chair for Beulah Infant School and Ecclesbourne Primary School.
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 100%

NIGEL COLLINS

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed by: Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 21 October 2022
  • Committees served on: Resources Committee and Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility: Vice Chair of Governors, Staff Wellbeing Sub Committee, Headteacher Performance Management Panel
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: None declared
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 100%

KATIE WALTON

  • Parent Governor (Selsdon Primary)
  • Appointed by: Parents
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 9 September 2021
  • Committees served on: Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility:
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: None declared
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 50%

TANYA DENNIS

  • Local Authority Governor
  • Appointed by: Local Authority
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 9 December 2021
  • Committees served on: Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility: Nominated SEND governor, Chair of Quality of Education Committee
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: Self employed, TRV Virtual. Member of British Institute of IT.
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 50%

LUCY FREESTON

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed by: Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 28 September 2021
  • Committees served on: Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility:
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: None declared
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 100%

AYESHA MARRETT

  • Parent Governor (Heavers Farm)
  • Appointed by: Parents
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 8 October 2021
  • Committees served on: Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility: Nominated safeguarding governor.
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: Employed by Harris Academy
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 100%

SUSAN PAPAS

  • Executive Headteacher
  • Appointed by: Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 1st September 2018
  • Committees served on: Resources Committee and Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility: None
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: Daughter is Schools Manager for the Federation.
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 75%

JOANNA READ

  • Deputy Executive Headteacher/Associate Member
  • Appointed by: Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 21 October 2022
  • Committees served on: Resources Committee and Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility: None
  • Voting rights: Full voting rights in committees. No voting rights in full governing body.
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: Husband is employed by the Federation.
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 75%

HILARY SMITH

  • Associate Member
  • Appointed by: Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 1st September 2018
  • Committees served on: Quality of Education Committee
  • Positions of responsibility: 
  • Voting rights: Full.
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: None declared.
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 75%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 75%

ALAN TIGG

  • Executive Headteacher
  • Appointed by: Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 3 April 2020
  • Committees served on: Resources Committee
  • Positions of responsibility: Chair of Resources Committee
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: Employed by Richmond and Wandsworth council. Membership of TMA, APG and ILM.
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 100%

ROISIN KUMAR

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Appointed by: Governing Body
  • Term of Office: 4 years
  • Date of appointment: 22 March 2022
  • Committees served on: Quality of Education Committee.
  • Positions of responsibility:
  • Voting rights: Full
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: Class Teacher at Selsdon Primary
  • Attendance record at Full Governing Body Meetings 2021/22: 100%
  • Attendance record at Committee Meetings 2021/22: 100%

HUGO FEITOR

  • Head of School (Selsdon)/Observer

ROBERT ASKEY

  • Head of School (Heavers Farm)/Observer

LIZ PARRY

  • Governance Manager
  • Voting rights: None
  • Register of business and pecuniary interests: Clerk to the Governing Body at St John’s Cof E Primary School. Clerk to the Governing Board at Bensham Manor School. Clerk to the Governing Board at Rockmount Primary School

MINUTES OF FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

What do governors do?

We have taken some of the following information from the National Governors Association (NGA).

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

More Information on school governors

For more information on what school governors do and for information on how to become a school governor there are excellent resources here:

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