Mungo Park Road, Rainham, Essex RM13 7PL
Tel: 01708 555677 Fax: 01708 522692 Email: office@scargilljun.org.uk

Governing Body

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do. Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a four year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:- 

      • approving the school budget
      • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
      • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher
      • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives

The Governing Body meets at least once every term. We also have smaller committees who focus on a particular aspect of the school and make decisions to do with this. The committees we have are: 

      • Resources Committee – all things to do with the site and maintenance of the site, and also staffing and pay review
      • Standards Committee - all things to do with curriculum, performance, teaching.
      • Care and guidance Committee - all things to do with pupils, curriculum, behaviour, etc.

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

Our current Governing body are as follows:

Liz Dixon (Chair of Governors)

Matt Dronfield (Vice chair of Governors)

Peter Adams

Minnie Gleeson

Stuart McLaughlin

Sheila Clarke

Malcolm Brown

Caroline Partis

Aaron Brockhurst

Amanda Ireland

 

 

GOVERNORS AT SCARGILL JUNIOR SCHOOL

 

The Full Governing body meets termly.  Governors serve a term of office for four years and can be categorised as Local Authority, Co-opted, Parent, Staff, or Associate.

 

Attendance record for Full Governing Body meetings over the last year

 

Meeting Date

Name

Attended

23rd November 2016

Mrs Liz Dixon

Yes

 

Mr Matt Dronfield

Yes

 

Miss Sheila Clarke

Yes

 

Mr Stuart McLaughlin

Apologies accepted

 

Mr Malcolm Brown

Yes

 

Mr Peter Adams

Yes

 

Mrs C Partis

Yes

 

Mr Malcolm Toll

Yes

 

Mr Aaron Brockhurst

Duties temporarily suspended due to work commitments

 

Mrs Amanda Ireland

Yes

 

Mrs Minni Gleeson (observer)

Yes

 

Meeting Date

Name

Attended

22nd June 2016

Mrs Liz Dixon

Yes

 

Mr Matt Dronfield

Yes

 

Miss Sheila Clarke

Yes

 

Mr Stuart McLaughlin

Apologies accepted

 

Mr Malcolm Brown

Yes

 

Mr Peter Adams

Yes

 

Mrs C Partis

Yes

 

Mr Malcolm Toll

Apologies accepted

 

Mr Aaron Brockhurst

Yes

 

Mrs Amanda Ireland

Yes

 

Mrs Minni Gleeson (observer)

Yes

 

Meeting Date

Name

Attended

16th March 2016

Mrs Liz Dixon

Yes

 

Mr Matt Dronfield

Yes

 

Miss Sheila Clarke

Yes

 

Mr Stuart McLaughlin

Yes

 

Mr Malcolm Brown

Apologies accepted

 

Mr Peter Adams

Yes

 

Mrs C Partis

Yes

 

Mr Malcolm Toll

Yes

 

Mr Aaron Brockhurst

Yes

 

Mrs Amanda Ireland

Yes

 

Mrs Minni Gleeson (observer)

Yes

 

We have separate committee meetings which also take place termly.  They are:

 

Resources Committee – management of school’s finance and premises

Standards Committee – management of pupil performance, quality of teaching and learning, appraisal

Care and Guidance Committee – management of safeguarding, behaviour and equality and diversity.

 

The current term of office for governors are:

 

Name

Appointed

End of Term of office

Mrs Liz Dixon

25th February 2014

24th February 2018

Mr Matt Dronfield

11th December 2016

10th December 2020

Miss Sheila Clarke

25th June 2014

24th June 2018

Mr Stuart McLaughlin

19th March 2014

18th March 2018

Mr Malcolm Brown

19th March 2014

18th March 2018

Mr Peter Adams

24th June 2015

23rd June 2019

Mrs C Partis (Associate)

22nd October 2016

21st October 2017

Mr Malcolm Toll

12th May 2015

11th May 2019

Mr Aaron Brockhurst

1st February 2015

31st January 2019

Mrs Amanda Ireland

Headteacher

 

Mrs Minni Gleeson

Deputy Headteacher

observer

 

We have a duty to publish our register of interests which are:

 

Name

Registered interest

Mrs Liz Dixon

Works for London Borough of Havering

Mr Matt Dronfield

London Youth Worker; Director Cranham & Front Lane Management

Miss Sheila Clarke

none

Mr Stuart McLaughlin

Principal of The Bower Park Academy

Mr Malcolm Brown

Married to SBM Mrs C Brown

Mr Peter Adams

none

Mrs C Partis

none

Mr Malcolm Toll

“Shakespeare is Fun” Drama workshop

Mr Aaron Brockhurst

Not declared

Mrs Amanda Ireland

none

Mrs Minni Gleeson

none

 

We regularly undertake training both face-to-face and online.

If you would like to contact any of the Governors, please telephone the school office on 01708 555677 or email the school office at office@scargilljun.org.uk

Your enquiries will be forwarded as appropriate.