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Governing Body

We aim to be a ‘critical friend’.There are 15 members of Strand Juniors Governing Body. Governors collaborate with the school in its work to provide a challenging, safe and exciting learning environment for all of our children. The Governing Body works with the Senior Leadership Team to establish the School Development Plan and approves this, the annual budget and internal policies. We ensure that our policies meet central and local authority requirements. We also monitor the implementation of our policies and we conduct appeals, senior staff appointments and consider serious disciplinary decisions. We abide by our Code of Conduct.

To achieve this, Governors:

  • Meet as a whole body termly to talk about the work of the school.

  • Visit some of the excellent performances, assemblies and exhibitions that children and staff have produced.

  • Respond to national issues such as the reduced funding to schools and the new OFSTED framework.

  • Meet with OFSTED and other inspectors.

  • Read through documentation and policies.

  • Ask questions about achievement and attainment, the curriculum and the financial management of the school.

  • Support the school to improve standards for all children.

  • Ensure that our pupils and staff learn and work in a healthy and safe environment.

  • Go in to class to look at what is being learnt and taught.

  • Keep parents/carers and the school community informed.

 In addition, 4 separate committees meet termly:

  • The Quality of Education Committee which looks at aspects of teaching and learning 

  • The Finance, Pay and Premises Committee which looks at the financial management of the school and its premises

  • The Swan Centre Committee which, jointly with Strand on the Green Infant School, manages the work of the centre 

  • The Safeguarding and Wellbeing Committee which looks at the health and wellbeing of the school 

Our Governing Body was praised in the October 2016 Ofsted inspection. Ofsted said that “The school has a skilled group of Governors” and we "hold the school to account well" whilst "challenging the leaders using school performance information".

For more details of the Governor’s Details and the Register of Interests click here

For details of our Governors' allowances and expenses policy click here

The current members of our Governing Body are:

Dr Avi Braun - Chair of Governing Body

 

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Finance, Pay and Premises 

Member of Quality of Education Committee and Chair of Governors.

 

John Aldridge

 

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Quality of Education  committee

Co Chair of Swan Centre committee

 

Dr Nicola Burbidge

 

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Safeguarding and Well-being committee.

 

Gill Coulton

 

Staff Governor

Member of Quality of Education and Finance, Pay and Premises committees.

 

Sam Hearn

 

LA Link-Governor

Vice-chair of Finance, Pay and Premises committee.

 

Lisa Hutchinson

 

Co-opted Governor

Member of Quality of Education committee

Governor with responsibility for Looked After Children and Extended Schools Governor.

 

Michael George

 

Parent Governor

Member of Quality of Education committee.

 

Beth Thompson

 

Parent Governor

Member of Swan Center committee.

 

Samale Nur

 

Co-opted Governor

Vice chair of Safeguarding and Well-being committee

Co-Chair of Finance, Pay and Premises committee

 

Javed Qureshi

 

Parent Governor

Vice chair of Quality of Education committee

Member of Finance, Pay and Premises committee.

 

Malvika Taneja

 

Co - opted Governor

Member of Finance, Pay and Premises committee

Maths Governor

 

Kevin Thorne

 

 Co-opted Governor

Member of Safeguarding and Well-being committee

Swan Centre committee

Finance, Pay and Premises committee.

 

Sue White

Co-opted Governor

Member of Safeguarding and Well-being committee

Child Protection Governor.

 

Anna Williams

 

Co - opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Member of Quality of Education committee

Member of Swan Centre committee

Ruth Woods

 

Headteacher

Member of Finance, Pay and Premises committee

Safeguarding and Well-being committee

Swan Center committee

Quality of Education committee.  

 

Contacting the Governors

 

If you would like to meet us and we are not around in the playground, please contact:governors@strandjuniors.hounslow.sch.uk 

Please note that urgent matters should be submitted in writing to the school office and addressed to the Chair of        Governors.