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Governor Information - Growing Together Federation

The Growing Together Federation is a federation formed between Bowerdean, Mapledean & Henry Allen Nursery Schools. They are the only stand alone maintained Nursery Schools in Buckinghamshire. The federation started on 1.9.2017. Our Governing Body is made up of representatives from the local authority, community, parents and staff. They meet together termly at full governor meetings and within committees covering pupil progress, premises, finance, curriculum and personnel. Governors take an active role in monitoring the services and providing a clear path of progress and development.

  • The school is accountable to the Governing Body
  • The Chair of Governors is Mrs Karen Bates

If you would like to speak to Karen then please contact her: -

Phone: 01494 726257

Email: office@henryallen.bucks.sch.uk

 

Picture 1 Sue Skinner - Executive Headteacher
Picture 2 Karen Bates - Chair of Governors
Picture 3 Catherine Holdsworth - Vice Chair, EYPP
Picture 4 Charlie Macdonald - Co-opted
Picture 5 Emma Lad - Policies
Picture 6 Lindsay Dixon - SEND
Picture 7 Graham Dolan - Finance, Premises, Personnel
Picture 8 Linda Rose - Finance, Premises, Personnel
Picture 9 Lisa Latchford - Child Protection
Picture 10 Anita Boekee - Co-opted Governor
Picture 11 Glynn Laffan - Staff Governor
Picture 12 Catherine Wright - Parent Governor

School Governance

This is currently carried out by a Governing Body. Members of the Governing Body make important decisions about the school for example teaching & learning, safeguarding, policies, recruitment, building & premises, health & safety and financial & budgetary matters.  They ensure the nursery is governed in accordance with legal requirements and they support and challenge the Headteacher.

 

If you would like to know more or are interested in being a Parent Governor, please let the Headteacher know.

 

2019 / 2020 Governor Information

  Category end date Office Finance, Premises & Personnel Pupil Progress HR related Pupil discipline
No of members 12     6 6 3 3
Sue Skinner Head 31/08/2025 Head X X Committee to be made up of 3 non-staff governors who have no prior knowledge of the case.
Karen Bates LA 17/09/2021 Chair; HT Per Man X  
Glynn Laffan ST 17/09/2021      
vacancy PA        
Catherine Wright PA 30/09/2021     X
Catherine Holdsworth CO 17/09/2021 Vice Chair; HT Per Man;              Child Protection (HANS)   Chair
Charlotte Macdonald CO 17/09/2021     X
Anita Boekee CO 31/10/2022 EYPP   X
Graham Dolan CO 17/09/2021 Finance Chair  
Linda Rose CO 17/09/2021 Development X  
Lindsay Dixon CO 17/09/2021 SEND; HT Perf Man   Vice Chair
Lisa Latchford CO 17/09/2021 Child Protection (BNS & MNS); X  
Emma Lad Ass 17/09/2021 Policies   Clerk    
Julia Collins obs     X      
Dawn Raphael obs     X      
Zoe Staines obs       X    
Linda Lyons obs       X    

 

Growing Together Federation   
 Governor Attendance 2019-20  
                               
  Name Committee membership 02-Oct 23-Oct 06-Nov 15-Jan 12-Feb 18-Mar 01-Apr 06-May 20-May 03-Jun 08-Jul end date
FPP Pupil FGB Pupil FPP FGB Pupil FPP FGB FPP Pupil FGB FGB  
HT Sue Skinner Y Y AR  /   /                  Aug-25
LA Karen Bates (Chair) Y    /  obs  /                  Sep-21
ST Glynn Laffan      /                      Sep-21
PA vacancy                            
PA Catherine Wright   Y  /   /                    Sep-21
CO Catherine Holdsworth (Vice Chair)   Chair  /   /                    Sep-21
CO Charlie Macdonald   Y AR  /                    Sep-21
CO Anita Boekee   Y  /   /                    Oct-22
CO Graham Dolan (Finance) Chair    /     /                  Sep-21
CO Linda Rose Y    /     /                  Sep-21
CO Lindsay Dixon   Vice chair  /   /                    Sep-21
CO Lisa Latchford Y    /    AR                 Sep-21
Ass Emma Lad (Policies)   clerk    /                    Sep-21
Ass                              
      % attendance 82 100 80                  
                               
FGB Full Governing Body meeting     12 voting members                  
FPP Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee 6 voting member. As of 6 Nov: one vacancy            
Pupil Pupil Progress Committee     6 voting members                  
 /  Present                            
AR Apologies received and accepted                            
  Associate Members do not need to attend FGB and are not included in attendance %              

Governors are asked to declare any pecuniary interest.  

  • Mrs Skinner is Executive Headteacher at Henry Allen, Bowerdean and Mapledean  Nursery Schools in the Growing Together Federation.
  • Mrs Macdonald is a governor at Hyde Heath Infant School
  • Mrs Dixon and  Mrs Holdswoth and Mrs Wright all  have children currently attending Nurseries within the Federation

 


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