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Governance and Leadership

The Governing Body and School Leaders at all levels work together to set the strategic vision for the school and to monitor and evaluate the school’s work.

Governors achieve this in a variety of ways:  through half-termly full Governing Body meetings; Governors are linked to key areas such as Progress & Achievement, Stakeholder views, Behaviour & Attendance, Teaching & Learning, GDPR, Safeguarding, SEND; and attend regular Governor Training Days.

A full list of Governors and their roles is outlined below:

Full Name, date elected & termination date (in brackets)

Status and Links within School and by whom appointed to the Governing Body

Link Area of Responsibility

 

Relevant business & pecuniary interests

Material interests

Ali, Mr Nazir

(09.10.2023)

Elected as parent governor 16.10.15

Co-opted 09.10.19

Co-opted Governor

 

Diversity and Stakeholder views

Health and Safety

Staff Link: Tony Roe

Awaiting information

Child attends Barking Abbey School

Bakare, Ms Temi

(15.10.2024)

Elected 31.10.16

Re appointed 16.10.2020

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Elected by Parents/Carers of the school

 

Safeguarding, Looked After Children, (with Paola Ferreira)

Staff Links: Stephanie Gibson and Jamie Gibson

Progression & Achievement with Paola Ferreira

Staff Link: Pete Flaxman

 

Awaiting information

Child attends Barking Abbey School

Brooks, Mr Robert

(11.09.2022)

Co-opted 09.09.2014

Reconstitution of GB on 12.09.18

Co-Opted Governor

Chair

 

Cultural Education

Staff Link: Kiran Gill

None

None

Casey, Ms Lauren

(29.04.25)

Elected by staff on 30.04.21

Staff Governor

Careers

Staff Link: Stephen Madigan

 

 

 

Collins, Mr Joe

(09.10.2023)

Co-opted 09.10.2019

Co-Opted Governor

Quality of education (with Lisa Thomas-Brown) including:

  • Teaching and Learning,
  • Professional Development,
  • New and newer teacher training,
  • progress and achievement of pupils/pupil groups
  • Pupil Premium
  • Curriculum 

Staff Links: J Brunskill, P Flaxman, P Hussein, C Jones, A Falzon

None

None

Daisy, Ms Roseline

(14.10.2025)

Re-elected by parents on 15.10.2021

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents/Carers of the school

 

Wellbeing – Students and Staff, PHSE

Staff Link: Tony Roe

None

Children attend Barking Abbey School

Ferreira, Paola

(11.09.2022)

Co- Opted: 20 March 2018

Reconstitution of GB on 12.09.18

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Safeguarding, Looked After Children, with Temi Bakare

Staff Links: Stephanie Gibson and Jamie Gibson

COVID Compliance (with Temi Bakare)

Staff Link: Claire Keefe

 

Assistant Headteacher at Gascoigne School

 

Hemmings, Chris

(19.03.2021)

Co-opted 20.03.2019

Co-Opted Governor

Co Chair of Governors

Finance and Resources Management

Staff Link: Claire Keefe

None

None

Khan, Nazli

(15.10.2024)

Elected by parents 16.10.2020

Parent Governor

SEN and Inclusion

 

Staff link: Tony Roe

 

 

Perry, Cllr Simon

(09.10.2023)

Local Authority Member

Adopted 09.10.2019

Local Authority Member

Behaviour and Attendance

Staff Links: S Gibson, J Gibson, D Robinson, K Watkins

Awaiting information

Local Councillor

Plummer, Natasha

(14.10.2025)

 

Elected by parents 15.10.2021

 

Parent Governor

 

Elected by Parents/Carers of the school

 

 

 

Roe, Mr T

Headteacher

Attends all meetings

None

None

Thomas-Brown, Mrs L

(04.12.2023)

Co-opted 04.12.2019

Co-Opted Governor

Quality of education (with Joe Collins, Rob Black) including:

  • Teaching and Learning,
  • Professional Development,
  • New and newer teacher training,
  • progress and achievement of pupils/pupil groups
  • Pupil Premium
  • Curriculum 

Staff Links: J Brunskill, P Flaxman, P Hussein, C Jones, A Falzon

Works at Francis Barber Pru

None

Williams, Mr G

(06.10.2024)

Co-opted 07.10.20

Co-Opted Governor

Finance and Resources

 

Staff Link: Claire Keefe

 

Teacher at Barking Abbey

 

Bawa, Mr Pulkit

(resigned 06.10.21)

Co-opted May 2018

Reconstitution of GB on 12.09.18

Co-Opted Governor

GDPR

Staff Link: Claire Keefe

SEN and Inclusion

Staff Link: Tony Roe

Awaiting information

 

 

The Senior Leadership Team is comprised of:

Headteacher:
Mr T Roe

Senior Deputy Headteacher:
Mr P Flaxman

Deputy Headteachers:
Mrs S Gibson: Head of Sandringham Campus
Mr J Gibson: Head of Longbridge Campus

Assistant Headteachers:
Ms J Brunskill: Progress and Achievement Key Stage 4 Lead
Mr A Falzon: Progress and Achievement Key Stage 5 Lead
Mr P Hussein: Teaching and Learning/Pedagogy
Mr C Jones: Progress and Achievement Key Stage 3 Lead
Mr D Robinson, Behaviour and Inclusion SR Campus
Mr R Warner: Head of Psychology, Key Stage 3 support
Ms K Watkins, Behaviour and Inclusion LR Campus

Core Senior Leadership Team:
Ms C Keefe: School Business Manager
Mr P Leake: Operations Manager
Mrs C Wright: PA to Headteacher, Administration and Support Learning Manager.

Governor Attendance Record

Full GB Meetings

2021-22

06.10.21

13.10.21 Pay

01.12.21

03.02.22

23.03.22

27.04.22

21.06.22

Ali, Mr Nazir

Present

n/a

Present

 

 

 

 

Bakare, Ms Temi

Present

Present

Apologies

 

 

 

 

Brooks, Mr Robert

Present

n/a

Apologies

 

 

 

 

Casey, Ms Lauren (elected by staff 30.04.21)

Present

n/a

Apologies

 

 

 

 

Collins, Mr Joe

Present

n/a

Not present

 

 

 

 

Daisy, Ms Roseline

Present

n/a

Present

 

 

 

 

Ferreira, Paola

Present

Present

Present

 

 

 

 

Hemmings, Mr Chris

Present

Present

Present

 

 

 

 

Khan, Mrs Nazli

Present

n/a

Present

 

 

 

 

Perry, Cllr Simon

Apologies

n/a

Present

 

 

 

 

Plummer, Mrs Natasha

N/A

n/a

Present

 

 

 

 

Roe, Mr Tony

Present

Present

Present

 

 

 

 

Thomas-Brown, Ms Lisa

Present

n/a

Present

 

 

 

 

Williams, Mr G

Present

n/a

Apologies

 

 

 

 

 

Bawa, Mr Pulkit (Resigned 06.10.21)

Apologies and Resignation

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Governor Attendance Record

Development Day

Full GB Meetings

2020-21

28.11.20

07.10.20

14.10.20 Pay Committee

02.12.20

04.02.21

29.03.21

26.05.21

07.07.21

Ali, Mr Nazir

 

Present

N/A

x

x

Absent

Present

 

Bakare, Ms Temi

 

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

 

Bawa, Mr Pulkit

 

Apologies

N/A

Present

Present

Absent

Apologies

 

Bibi, Mrs Anwara (Resigned March 21)

 

Non Attendance

N/A

x

x

 

 

 

Black, Mr Robert – term of office ends June 2021

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Term of office finished

Brooks, Mr Robert

 

Present

Apologies

Present

 

Present

Apologies

Present

 

Casey, Ms Lauren (elected by staff 30.04.21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present

 

Collins, Mr Joe

 

Apologies

N/A

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

 

Daisy, Ms Roseline

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

 

Ferreira, Paola

 

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Hemmings, Mr Chris

 

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Khan, Mrs Nazli

 

Not elected

N/A

Present

Apologies

Absent

Apologies

 

Perry, Cllr Simon

 

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Present

 

Roe, Mr Tony

 

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Thomas-Brown, Ms Lisa

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Williams, Mr G

 

Not elected

N/A

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

 

Governor Attendance Record

Development Day

Full GB Meetings

2019-20

 

09.10.19

16.10.19 Pay Committee

04.12.19

05.02.20

25.03.20 Virtual

29.04.20 Virtual

23.06.20 Virtual

Ali, Mr Nazir

 

Present

N/A

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

 

Bakare, Ms Temi

 

Present

Present

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Bawa, Mr Pulkit

 

Present

Apologies

Non Attendance

Present

 

 

 

Bibi, Mrs Anwara

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Present

 

 

 

Black, Mr Robert

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present

 

 

Present

Brooks, Mr Robert

 

Present

N/A

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Present

Collins, Mr Joe

 

N/A

N/A

Present

Present

 

 

 

Daisy, Ms Roseline

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present

 

 

Present

Ferreira, Paola

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Hemmings, Mr Chris

 

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Perry, Cllr Simon

 

N/A

N/A

Present

Present

 

 

Present

Thomas-Brown, Ms Lisa

 

N/A

N/A

Present

Present

 

 

Present

Tupman, Ms Jo

 

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

 

 

Fisher, Mrs R Associate Member

 

Apologies

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

Rainford, Mr David Associate Member

 

Present

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

Wright, Mrs Carol resigned 09.10.19

 

Governing Body: Structure

In order to ensure the strategic effectiveness of the School Governing Body our key functions are outlined below:

  • The school’s curriculum policy and statutory obligations in relation to the National Curriculum;
  • Recommend to the governing body the school’s pupil performance targets
  • Monitor school based, local and national performance data and reports (e.g. School Improvement Partner report and ASP), evaluating achievement and analysing the performance of different groups and subjects
  • The SEND policy, monitoring provision and ensuring that the school fulfils its responsibilities for pupils with special educational needs and with disabilities
  • Provision for, progress and attainment of vulnerable groups e.g. looked after children, young carers, and the effectiveness of any intervention strategies
  • Monitor the quality of teaching and learning
  • The provision and policies for sex and relationships education, religious education and collective worship and make recommendations to the governing body as necessary
  • The impact of the equality policy (including gender, race, disability) in relation to teaching and learning, curriculum, achievement and progress;
  • Determine, monitor and evaluate the range and the impact of extended activities on pupil learning
  • Monitor the overall effectiveness of the sixth form, including outcomes, quality of provision and effectiveness of leadership
  • Monitor and review policies and data on pupil behaviour to ensure that it does not impact on teaching and learning
  • The behaviour policy and associated policies e.g. anti-bullying and evaluate their implementation and outcomes e.g. the impact on exclusions in the school;
  • A policy on attendance and monitor and evaluate its outcomes
  • Child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures;
  • The views of pupils and how these are taken into account
  • The engagement of parents with the school, parental views and how these are taken into account and consider ways in which home-school links can be further developed, making appropriate recommendations
  • The effectiveness of communications with parents including statutory requirements such as the prospectus, school profile, complaints policy, home-school agreement
  • Community links and community use of the school, monitoring and evaluating the school’[s contribution to promoting community cohesion
  • The range and impact of the extended school offer

Finance

  • Are we allocating our funding in line with our strategic priorities?
  • Are we making full use of our assets and efficient use of all our financial resources?
  • Monitoring spend against budget
  • Review the School’s draft annual report and financial statement
  • Review the School’s internal controls and risk management
  • Report to the Governing Body on the above
  • Appoint external auditors

Human Resources

  • Do we have the right staffing structure to deliver the strategy (current and future needs)?
  • Are the right people in the right roles? Are we providing sufficient training for people to fulfil their roles?  Are they performing properly?  How is under-performance being dealt with?
  • Review the salaries of all teaching and support staff
  • Agree, following advice from the Headteacher, any revision of salary points for members of the Leadership Team
  • Ensure that all members of the teaching staff have been set new objectives and professional development targets each Autumn

Premises

  • Are our premises ‘fit for purpose’/safe in supporting student learning and teacher performance?
  • Identification of future premises needs in support of strategy implementation