Governance

Governance

Governing Body 2016/17

The Governing Body has a wide range of duties and powers with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement in the school. The Governing Body ensures clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, holds the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff and oversees the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body owns the premises, employs the staff and has responsibility for admission arrangements. The school receives its revenue from the Department of Education DfE.

1.      Information about the Governing Body

Hendon School is a single convertor academy and a company limited by guarantee. The company was incorporated on 7 October 2011.  As an academy, Hendon School is responsible for its own governance and management.  The Academy is the employer of its staff, owns the building assets on its main site and retains responsibility for its own admission arrangements, working in conjunction with the Local Authority on this.  Funding comes primarily from the Education Funding Agency (an agency of the Department for Education) and also from the Local Authority (Barnet).

Hendon School has up to twenty members; three founder members and up to seventeen other members appointed by the  members or elected by the parent body. 

2.      How Does the Governing Body Operate?

The Governing Body normally holds four meetings a year, one per term with two in the autumn term, including an AGM in December.  The Head Teacher provides a report on the work of the school to each of these meetings.  At the meeting, the Governing Body will go through the report from the Head Teacher, the work of its various committees and determine the outcome of discussions on pertinent topics relevant to governance.  The Governing Body appoints various committees whose work is to review in more detail various activities that support the Governing Body regarding key decisions to ratify.  The Committees are as follows:

  • Admissions Committee:  Responsibility includes developing and approving the Admissions Policy and reviewing the school’s standard number of admissions, supporting the school in pupil recruitment activities
  • Audit Committee:The Audit Committee’s purpose is to monitor internal controls and risk management systems, the effectiveness of internal and external audit activity and the integrity of the financial statements.
  • Chairs’ Committee: Considers and advises on any matters within the remit of the Governing Body, particularly those that involve the interests of more than one of the Governing Body Committees.  Takes decisions in areas that do not require approval by the full Governing Body and which are not the responsibility of the Governing Body Committees with delegated powers.
  • Curriculum Committee:  The Curriculum Committee explores developments at the school with regard to the curriculum as well as monitoring the work of the school with regard to examination results and other key performances, the progress of special needs and looked after children, and the progress of the Equality Plan.
  • Finance & General Purposes Committee: Its purpose is to oversee finance, premises, IT, human resources, health and safety and other business management issues; approving the annual budget, medium term plans and virements against budget.
  • Staffing Committee: Its purpose is to promote and maintain the effective use of resources to ensure the highest standards of attainment for all pupils by supporting the school in the recruitment, selection and retention of staff. 
  • Performance Monitoring Group:  Its purpose is to ensure the implementation of the pay policy, monitor the performance management process by receiving an annual report from the Headteacher, agree performance based changes in salary for members of the leadership team other than the Headteacher consider and agree any changes in salary for teachers on the upper pay range and report annually to the Staffing Committee on its activities.
  • Student Welfare Committee: Considers on matters involving student interests; determines and monitors strategy and policies in respect of student support including SEN, minority ethnic, disabilities looked-after children; monitors and evaluates Pupil Premium, Behaviour, Discipline, exclusions and Attendance  
3.      Do you want to contact the Governing Body?

Sometimes parents/carers wish to contact the Governing Body directly.  Sometimes parents/carers wish to contact Parent Governors about a school matter that is affecting them. Please contact the Head Teacher in the first instance.  The Head Teacher is operationally in charge of the school, not the Governing Body, so on most matters, it is the Head Teacher who can most effectively deal with the issue.  The Head Teacher is also a governor and, if the matter is more strategic, is in the best position to bring it to the attention of the Governing Body.

There are formal processes to deal with admission and exclusion and parents/carers involved in those processes will be contacted directly over those matters and informed on how to appeal. 

If you are still of the view that you want to contact the Governing Body, please contact the Clerk to the Governors, at the school for advice about how best to pursue the matter.

Sometimes parents/carers wish to contact the Governing Body directly.The Governing Body can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors c/o Reception Office, Hendon School. Email: pauls@hendonschool.co.uk 

Parent Governor

A number of Parent Governor positions are currently available.  The role of the school governor is absolutely vital.  School governors form the largest voluntary force in the country and the influence they have over the development of children’s education is immense and contribute to the success, strategic development and running of the school.  No specific skills are required but it is important to have an interest in young people’s education, enthusiasm and commitment and be able to work as part of a team.  The school manages a significant publicly funded budget so experience or skills in finance, IT, planning and premises is welcome.  Becoming a governor is an exciting opportunity to acquire new skills, work as part of a team and make a difference to children’s lives.   Please do contact the Headteacher, one of the Governors or the Clerk at pauls@hendonschool.co.uk if you are interested or would like to find out more. 

 

Governing Body Members and Terms of Office 

Meetings Attendance 2016 to 2017 

Committee Terms of Reference 

Hendon School Funding Agreement
Memorandum & Articles of Association
Hendon School Register of Business Interests

Hendon School Signed Accounts 2014
Hendon School Signed Accounts 2015
 

Hendon School Signed Accounts 2016

 

 
Firoozeh Ghaffari sml
Mrs Firoozeh Ghaffari

Chair of Governing Body

Community Governor

Ex officio member of Admissions, Audit, Curriculum, Finance & General Purposes,Staffing and Student Welfare Committees,

Member of Chairs’ and Headteacher's Performance Review Committees and Performance Monitoring Group

 

 

Chirs Maslin sml
Mr Chris Maslin

Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Community Governor

Chair of Staffing Committee  and Performance Monitoring Group,Member of Headteacher’s Performance Review Committee.

Ex officio member of Admissions, Curriculum, Finance & General Purposes and Student Welfare Committees

Ian
Mr Ian Bailey

Community Governor

Member of Audit and Staffing Committees.

Beatrice Cohen sml
Mrs Beatrice Baumgartner-Cohen

Parent Governor

Member of Finance & General Purposes and Staffing Committees

 

Amreena Husain Ali sml
Mrs Amreena Husain-Ali

Parent Governor

Chair of Student Welfare Committee, Member of Admissions, Chairs’,Curriculum and Staffing Committees.

Link Governor for Pupil Premium and SEND

 

 

Konstantinos Kalagirou
Mr Konstantinos Kalogirou

Staff Governor

Member of Curriculum Committee

Naila Khan

Staff Governor

Member of Staffing and Student Welfare Committees

Andrew Leslie
Mr Andrew Leslie.

 Community Governor

Member of Curriculum, Finance & General Purposes and Student Welfare Committees.

 

 

Dr Sinead Mehigan

Community Governor

Member of Audit and Student Welfare Committees.

Link Governor for Safeguarding

 

Rhona Povey
Ms Rhona Povey Headteacher

 Ex Officio Member of Admissions, Chairs’, Curriculum,Finance & General Purposes, Staffing and Student Welfare Committees

In Attendance at Audit Committee

 

Elsadiq Ahmed Salim Community Governor
Mr Elasdiq Salim

Community Governor

Member of Student Welfare Committee

 

 

Ms Jignasha Shavida

Parent Governor

Member of Curriculum Committee

 

Nick Starling sml
Mr Nick Starling

Community Governor

Chair of Curriculum Committee,

Member of Admissions, Chairs' and Finance & General Purposes Committees.

Link Governor for Health & Safety.

 

Louise Varley sml
Mrs Louise Varley

Parent Governor

Chair of Admissions and Audit Committees,

Member of Chairs,
Curriculum, Headteacher’s Performance Review and
Staffing Committees and Performance Monitoring.

 

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Ms Anna Woodworth

Community Governor

Member of Chairs' and Finance & General Purposes Committees

 

 

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