Governors

The Federation of St John’s and St Paul’s (Whitechapel) Schools Governing Body

      The school is governed by a body of 14 governors, some of whom are elected and others appointed. The Governing Body has a significant role in making strategic decisions, particularly on finance, and in holding the school to account through its challenge to the Executive Headteacher.   The governing body usually meets four times a year.  Its members at the start of the current school year are:

 

Governors

Governor name

Date of current appointment

Date of

expiry

Category/

 Appointed by

Term of office

Entry in register of business interests

Attendance at

G B 2018-19

Committees Attendance 2018-19

Rev'd Preb Alan Green

Ex officio

Ex officio

Foundation/Ex officio

Ex officio

None

2 OF 4

 2 OF 4

Dr Robin Precey (Chair)

1 Sep 18

31 Aug 22

Foundation/Deanery Synod

4 years

Chair,

Mindful Music

4/ 4

 

5/ 7

Mr Giles Smith

1 Sep 18

31 Aug 22

Foundation/ LDBS

4 years

None

2/ 3

3/ 4

Ms Nicola Thomas (Vice Chair)

1 Sep 18

31 Aug 22

Foundation / LDBS 

4 years

None

2/ 3

3/ 4

Vacancy

 

 

Local Authority/GB

4 years

NA

NA

NA

Mr Terry Bennett

Ex officio

Ex officio

Staff/Executive Head

Ex officio

None

4/ 4

6/ 7

Ms Eleanor Wall

1 Dec 18

30 Nov 22

Staff / Elected

4 years

None

3/ 3

2/ 2

Ms Tina Grundy

11 Sep 18

10 Dec 22

Co-opted by Governing Body

4 years

None

3/3

2/2

Mr Arif Ahmed

1 Dec 18

30 Nov 22

 

Parent / Elected

4 years

None

3/ 3

2/ 2

Ms Lutfa Khanom

10 Oct 16

09 Oct 20

Parent / Elected

4 years

None

1/ 3

NA

Rev Richard Springer

 Ex officio

 Ex officio

Foundation / Ex officio

Ex officio

 None

3/4

3/4

Ms Rowena Dooley

 19 Jul 17

 18 Jul 21

Foundation/ PCC

4 years

 None

2/4

3/4

Mr Nathaniel Darling

 5 Dec 18

 4 Dec 22

Foundation/PCC 

4 years

 None

3/3

NA

Mr Darren Rubin

 

 

Staff - Head Of Schools

 

Married to K Blake, Deputy Head

4/ 4

6/ 7

The Heads of School of both St John’s and of St Paul’s also attend meetings of the governing body and committees.

Former governors

The following were governors or associate members in the previous school year but are no longer governors or associate members:

 

Governor name

 

Date of appointment

 

Date of

leaving

 

Category/

Appointed by

Term of Office

Entry in register of business interests 

Attendance at Governing Body

2018-2019

Committees Attendance 2018-2019

Ms Sibusiso Mhlanga

30 Sep 14

29 Sep 18

Parent/ Elected

4 yearsNoneNANA

Mr Simon Thompson

25 Sep 14

24 Sep 18

Staff / Elected

4 yearsNoneNANA
Rachel Maidment
4 Oct 18
Resigned 15 Nov 19
Local Authority
4 yearsNone2/33/4

  

 

Committees and working groups

The governing body has the following committees and working groups:

 

Finance, Personnel & Premises

Pupil & Curriculum

Admissions

St John’s

Admissions

St Paul’s

Giles Smith (Chair)

Fr Richard Springer (Chair)

Fr Alan Green (Chair)

Fr Richard Springer (Chair)

Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett

Robin Precey

Robin Precey

Rachel Maidment

Rachel Maidment

Nicholas Thomas

Lutfa Khanom

Rowena Dooley

Rowena Dooley

Rachel Maidment

Fr Alan Green

 

 

Tina Grundy

Darren Rubin

 

 

Ellie Wall

 

 

 

Nathaniel Darling

 

 

 

Darren Rubin

 

 

 

Advised by Lisa Potten (SBM) /Robert Ashdown (Bursar)

Appeals, Discipline, Complaints etc.

To be drawn from a pool of any eligible governors

Performance Management

Robin Precey

Nicola Thomas

 


The Federation Governing Body Responsibilities

The governors are responsible for the schools and all that happens in them. They entrust the day to day running of the school to the Executive Headteacher, the two Heads of School and to the staff team.

Governors are responsible for:

  • maintenance of the building,
  • school finances; they decide how the school budget is spent,
  • how the school is run,
  • delivery of the National Curriculum,
  • the standard of behaviour in the school,
  • selection of staff.

The Governing Body has legal duties, powers and responsibilities which it must carry out. Governors may only act and make decisions as a body and not as individuals.

Much of the work of the Governing Body is undertaken by committees with specific areas of responsibility, these will be established to meet the needs of both schools and may include:

  • pupil and curriculum
  • admissions
  • finance, personnel and premises

Any correspondence to a governor should be addressed c/o the School and will be passed on.