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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School

Governors

Every school has a governing board which represents the interests of the children, local community and wider public in the running of the school. Our Governing Body follows the circle model and meets six times a year. They work with the staff and the Local Education Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. 

An agenda for each meeting will include all the tasks which the governing body is required to consider, and the governing body will ‘commission’ assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.

In addition to ‘commissioning’ activities or actions on their behalf, the governing body has delegated monitoring activities to ‘monitoring pairs’ or ‘individuals’. This applies to statutory functions, and the priorities of the School Improvement Plan.

The Inspire Federation's governing board consists of members and is made up of Parent Governors, Local Authority Governors, Staff Governors, Foundation Governors and Co-opted Governors. This ensures that the governing board has sufficient diversity of views and experience to be both a supportive and questioning friend. The only committee is the Pay Committee, which oversees remuneration policies and practice.

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Paul Thompson; if you wish to contact him please speak with the school office who can pass on the relevant information.  All members of the current governing body can be seen below.

There are three core functions of a governing body as reflected in OFSTED's inspection handbook:

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met.
  • Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school evaluation.
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

Inspire Federation Governors  

Name

Role/Responsibility

Governor Type

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Declarations 

Mr Paul Thompson

Chair

Foundation

Governing Body 

14.10.20- 31.08.26

None 

Mrs Emily Kane

Vice chair

Curriculum Maypole

Co-Opted

Governing Body

01.09.22-

31.08.26

None

Canon Anne Le Bas 

Ethos 

Foundation 

Governing Body 

19.7.18-

31.08.26

None

Mr Paul Rickard

Curriculum Seal and Four Elms

Co-opted

Governing Body

08.01.20-

31.08.26

Head of Science Woldingham School

Mrs Marion Gilchrist 

Ethos

Early Years

Foundation 

Governing Body 

10.10.18-

31.08.26

None

Mr Nick Catt

Website 

 

Finance and Resources

Co-opted

Governing Body 

14.10.20-

31.08.26

None

Mr Tyron Stalberg

Health and Safety

 

Finance and Resources 

Co-opted 

Governing Body 

19.7.18-

31.08.26

None

Mr Steve Bird 

Finance and Resources

Safeguarding

Local Authority  

Governing Body 

19.7.18-

31.08.26

None 

Mrs Lorraine Wickens

Curriculum Seal and Four Elms

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.12.21-

31.08.26

None

Mrs Sally Walmsley

Curriculum Seal and Four Elms

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.12.21-

31.08.26

None

Mr Rupert Garrett

Ethos

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.09.22 –

31.08.26

Site Manager Maypole

Mr Jamie Ward

Finance and Resources

 

Health and Safety

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.09.22-

31.08.26

None

Mrs Maggie Williams

Ethos

 

Pupil Premium

Safeguarding

Foundation

Governing Body

01.09.22-

31.08.26

None

Mr  Vijay Jain

Curriculum Maypole

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.09.22-

31.08.26

None

Miss Jess Fermor

 

Associate 

 

15.10.19-15.10.23

None

Mrs Lorraine Butler 

 

Associate

 

19.7.18- 31.08.26

None

Miss Katie McCann

 

Associate

 

19.7.18- 31.08.26

None

Mrs Elizabeth Mitchell 

     

99 years

Trustee of Endeavour Mat; Governor at Knole Academy 

Mrs Maria Cordier

 

Clerk

 

 

 

Governors who have stepped down

Name

Role/Responsibility

Governor Type

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Declarations

stepped down

Mr Scott Gasson 

Vice Chair 

Finance 

Co-opted 

Governing Body 

19.7.18- 18.7.2022

Manager at Biffa (current waste disposal provider)

July 2022

Mr James Walton 

Maths 

Co-opted 

Governing Body 

19.7.18- 18.7.2022

Teacher: Lingfield College

July 2021

Mr Adrian Rainbow

English 

Co-opted 

Governing Body 

14.10.20- 15.`10.2024

None

July 2021

Mr Dan Frith 

Training and development

Sports

Parent 

Governing Body 

19.7.18- 18.7.2022

Chair: Churchill Primary School

May 2021

Mr Mark Drewitt 

Health and Safety 

Co-opted

Governing Body

08.01.20- 08.01.24

None

Dec 2021

Mrs Charlotte McIntyre 

Vice Chair 

Pupil Premium 

Co-opted 

Governing Body 

19.7.18- 18.7.2022

None

July 2021

Mr Ben Hulme stepped down October 2021

Mrs Louise Donlon stepped down September 2020

Mrs Suzie Darlington stepped down September 2020

Mr Julian Roberts stepped down December 2019

Mr Paul Thompson stepped down 18 October 2019

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