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The Governing Body at Elmtree Infant and Nursery School currently is made up of volunteers from the Community, the Staff and Parents.

 

 The Governing Body works with the Head and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that all the children at Elmtree Infant and Nursery School receive the best possible start to their education.  There are six full Governing Body meetings per year.  In addition, there is a Pay & Personnel Committee which meets once each term.

 

 There are different categories of Governors; Skills Governors, Parent Governors & Staff Governors.  Further down this page there is more about the roles and responsibilities of the Governors at Elmtree Infant and Nursery School.

 

 If you think you might be interested in becoming a Governor, please contact Tony Hann, Chair of Governors via the school office who will be able to give you more information.  As a new Governor you will undergo a period of training to help you understand your role on the Governing Body and there are regular development opportunities available from throughout the term of your Governance.

 

 Please feel free to contact any of the Governors by emailing or telephoning the school office.

 

 The Clerk to the Local Governing Body is Mr. Trevor Gibbons who can be contacted by email: trevor.gibbons@entrustclerk.com 

 A copy of the LGB meeting minutes can be made available by request from the clerk via email.

 

ODBST Trust Board 

We are members of the Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust (ODBST) and the governance of the Trust belongs to the main ODBST Board of Trustees. Below is a link to our Scheme of Delegation. This also includes our Constitution and Terms of Reference. Paper copies can be obtained through the school office or by using the ‘contact us’ option on this website. You can also find details of the Trust Board and details of our Trust Governance by clicking this link. 

 

ODBST Scheme of Delegation 

A link to the scheme of delegation document can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

Elmtree Whole Governing Body Meetings

 

Autumn Term 2023

27th September

29th November

 

 

Spring Term 2024

24th January

13th March

 

 

Summer Term 2024

8th May

3rd July

Current Membership 2023 - 2024

 

Name

Governor Type

Appointed by

Term From

Term To

Roles

Meryn  Brown

Parent governor

 

 

ODBST

16 Feb 2022

15 Feb 2026

Sports Premium Governor

Tony Hann

Skills Governor

 

 

ODBST

31 Oct 2021

30 Oct 2025

Chair

Health & Safety Governor

Website Governor

Finance Governor

Pay & Personnel Committee

Premises Governor

Neil Herrington

Skills Governor

 

ODBST

07 Dec 2021

6 Dec 2025

English Governor

Pay & Personnel Committee

Zakir Hussain

Skills Governor

 

 

ODBST

13 Sep 2022

12 Sep 2026

Maths Governor

Jamesina Sainsbury

Skills Governor

 

 

ODBST

12 Oct 2020

11 Oct 2024

Vice Chair

Performance Management

Pupil Premium Governor

SEND Governor

Florence Warwick De Sousa

Skills Governor

 

 

ODBST

15 Jul 2022

14 Jul 2026

 

Rosie Washford Mower

Skills Governor

 

 

ODBST

19 Jan 2021

18 Jan 2025

Performance Management (Lead)

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Tracy Whitehill

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

Pay & Personnel Committee

Sam Woodcock

Parent governor

 

 

ODBST

13 Mar 2023

12 Mar 2027

 

Governors who have left in the last 12 months

 

Name

Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Leaving Date

Kirsty Mead

Staff governor

25 Nov 2021

24 Nov 2025

31 Dec 2022

Senol Dilber

Co-opted governor

1 Apr 2021

31 Mar 2023

8 Feb 2023

Zainab Mahmood

Co-opted governor

16 Jun 2021

15 Jun 2023

8 Feb 2023

Melanie Peel

Clerk

 

 

31 Dec 2022

Sophie Sharman

Parent governor

10 Jun 2021

9 Jun 2025

7 Feb 2023

Sophie Sharman

Staff governor

8 Feb 2023

7 Feb 2027

9 Jun 2023

Jean Abbit

Clerk

 

 

14 Jul 2023

Nina Arbuckle

Skills Governor

19 Jan 2021

18 Jan 2025

6 Sep 2023

Nicholas West

Skills Governor

19 Jan 2022

18 Jan 2026

18 Sep 2023

Elmtree Whole Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2022-2023

 

 

 

13-Sep-22

12-Oct-22

09-Nov-22

17-Jan-23

15-Mar-23

03-May-23

28-Jun-23

Tony Hann

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Tracy Whitehill

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Jamesina Sainsbury

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies received and accepted

Present

Apologies received and accepted

Rosie Washford Mower

Present

Present

Present

Apologies received and accepted

Present

Present

Present

Neil Herrington

Present

Present

Present

Apologies received and accepted

Present

Present

Present

Meryn Brown

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Florence de Sousa

Present

Present

Apologies received and accepted

Present

Apologies received and accepted

Present

Apologies not received

Zak Hussain

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies received and accepted

Sam Woodcock

     

Present

Apologies received and accepted

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more about our Governors

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests for Governors  of

 Elmtree Infant and Nursery School 

 

Explanatory Note:

 

Governors are forbidden from being involved in decision making relating to the purchases by the school of goods and services from themselves, their relatives or organisations in which they or those close to them have significant interest.  The school is required to maintain a register of such interests.

 

A significant interest is defined as one in which the individual stands to gain a substantial, direct or indirect reward from a transaction made with the school. 

 

Elmtree Infant and Nursery School maintains a register of these interest.  All Governors are required to sign a Declaration of Pecuniary  Interests on joining the Governing body and this Register is updated annually.

 

September 2022

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