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Meet the Governors

Fordbridge Primary Governing Body

Our Governing Body play an important role in supporting the development of our school.

The Governing Body are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the school is operating within the ethos set out in our vision and values.
  • Contributing to the key strategic priorities.
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, attendance, behaviour and safety, within the school and progress against the school improvement plan.
  • Holding school leaders to account for improvement of standards in the school.
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used.
  • Ensuring compliance with the policy for Safeguarding and that we maintain a ‘culture of vigilance’ in respect of all safeguarding matters.
  • Supporting the appointment of staff

To deliver this effectively the Governor team members are representative of all the key groups involved in our school – Parents, Staff and the Local Authority. Some are appointed, and some are elected. All serve for a term of four years.

We meet at least once a term as a whole team, and in five sub groups:

  • Staff and Finance
  • Buildings, Health and Safety,
  • Scrutiny of Standards
  • Safeguarding
  • Inclusion 

Please see below the members of the Fordbridge Primary Governing Body. 

 

Copies of approved minutes from Governing Board meetings are available on request to Mrs H Berry (Clerk to Governors). You can request a copy of the approved minutes via email to office@fordbridge.solihull.sch.uk or in writing. Please ensure you address your request for the attention of Mrs H Berry.

Please allow 5 working days for Mrs Berry to respond to your request. 

 

Name

Date of Appointment

Re-election

Sub Committees

Business/Financial Interests

Other Interests / Governance

Mrs H Simcox (Headteacher)

01.04.2022

 

Head Teacher - All Committees

None

British Gymnastics Official/Warden

Mrs Lynne Russell (Link Governor - Pupil Premium and School Data)

 

Co-opted

11.11.20

Elected Chair 01.01.2021

31.12.2024

Full Governing Body, Scrutiny of Standards, Staff & Finance and Curriculum

None

None

Mrs Amy Feeney (Vice-Chair of Governors) (Link Governor - SEND and Inclusion, English, Teaching & Learning, Gifted & Talented, Child Protection/Safeguarding)

Co-opted 01.04.2019

Elected Vice Chair

16.10.2019

31.03.2023

Full Governing Body, Curriculum, Scrutiny of Standards (Vice-Chair), Inclusion & Safeguarding

Unity TSA

Director of Tanworth in Arden Academy Trust

Mrs Selina Timmins

Unity Advisor

Invited 

Full Governing Body, Curriculum, Scrutiny of Standards and Staff & Finance (Chair)

Unity Teaching School / Self-employed education consultant

Chair of Governors at Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary

Mrs Mumtaz Goolam (Link Governor - Science)

Co-opted 01.09.2020

Sept 2024

Full Governing Body, Scrutiny of Standards and Curriculum

None Disclosed

None Disclosed

Mrs Raynee De Zoysa (Chair of Governors) (Link Governor - Maths)

Co-opted 01.09.2020

31.08.2024

Full Governing Body, Site & Buildings, Scrutiny of Standards (Chair), Safeguarding & Inclusion

None Disclosed

None Disclosed

Mrs Sally Rance

(Senior Assistant Headteacher)

Co-opted 28.02.2019

27.02.2023

Full Governing Body, Scrutiny of Standards and Curriculum

Employed by school

None

Mr Tom Reilly (Link Governor - ICT)

Co-opted 01.01.2020

31.12.2023

Full Governing Body, Scrutiny of Standards & Staff & Finance

None

Parent employed by school

Mr Luke Pickett

Parent

01.09.2018

31.08.2022

Full Governing Body & Staff & Finance

None

Spouse employed by school

Mrs Kerry Foxall

Parent

14.06.2021

13.06.2025Full Governing Body, Curriculum and Scrutiny of StandardsNoneNone
Mr Stephen Orchard (Teacher)Staff Governor 12.07.2111.07.2025Full Governing Body & CurriculumN/AN/A

Mrs Hayley Berry

Clerk

 

Scrutiny of Standards, Staff & Finance, Site & Buildings, Safeguarding, Inclusion and Full Governing Body

 

 

Mrs Elaine Robertson (School Business Manager)

Invited

 

Full Governing Body, Staff & Finance and Site & Buildings

N/A

N/A

Mrs Natalie Reilly (Senior Assistant Headteacher)

Invited

 

Scrutiny of Standards, Safeguarding and Inclusion (Chair)

N/A

N/A

Mrs Linda Lockley (Family Support Worker)

Invited

 

Safeguarding

N/A

N/A

Miss Sue Jones (SENDCO)

Invited

 

Inclusion

N/A

N/A

Mrs Claire Goulden (Fordbridge Childcare Plus Lead and EAL Lead)

Invited

 

Inclusion

N/A

N/A

Mr Steve Parkinson (Site Manager)

Invited

 

Site & Buildings

N/A

N/A

 

Name

Governor Attendance 2021-2022

20.10.21

30.03.22

 

 

Mr Rob Fletcher 

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mrs Lynne Russell 

Attended

 

Attended

 

 

Mrs Amy Feeney (Vice-Chair of Governors)

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mrs Selina Timmins 

Attended

N/A

 

 

Mrs Mumtaz Goolam

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mrs Raynee De Zoysa (Chair of Governors)

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mrs Sally Rance

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mr Tom Reilly

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mr Luke Pickett

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mrs Kerry FoxallApologiesAttended  

Mrs Hayley Berry

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mrs Harriet Simcox (Headteacher)

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mrs Elaine Robertson (Business Manager)

Attended

Attended

 

 

Mrs Natalie Reilly

N/A

N/A

 

 

Mr Stephen Orchard

Attended

Attended

 

 

 

Name

Governor Attendance 2019-2020

Governor Attendance 2020-2021

October 2019

March 2020

May 2020 (Covid-19) Emergency Meeting

July 2020

November 20

March 21

July 21

Mr Rob Fletcher (Headteacher)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Lynne Russell (Chair of Governors)

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Attended

Attended

Mrs Amy Feeney (Vice-Chair of Governors)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Selina Timmins (Associate Governor)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Mumtaz Goolam

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Apologies received / Not attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Raynee De Zoysa

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Sally Rance

Apologies received / Not attended

Apologies received / Not attended

N/A

Attended

Apologies received / Not attended

Attended

Apologies received / Not attended

Mr Tom Reilly

N/A

Attended

N/A

Attended

Apologies received / Not attended

Attended

Apologies received / Not attended

Mr Luke Pickett

Apologies received / Not attended

Attended

N/A

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Hayley Berry

Attended

Attended

N/A

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Harriet Simcox

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Elaine Robertson

Attended

Attended

N/A

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Natalie Reilly

Apologies received / Not attended

Apologies received / Not attended

Attended

Attended

N/A

N/A

Attended

Mrs Jodie Walker

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Stepped Down

N/A

Mrs Nicola Roberts

Attended

Attended

N/A

Stepped Down

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Susan Dickie

Stepped Down

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Andrew Syska

Stepped Down

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Key

 

Attended

 

Apologies received / Not attended

 
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