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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.

Full List of Governors  

 

Name Role/Responsibility Governor Type Appointing Body Term of Office Declaration of Business Interests
Mr Paul Thompson  Chair  Foundation  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mrs Charlotte McIntyre 

Vice Chair 

Pupil Premium 

Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Rev'd Anne Le Bas  Values  Foundation  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mrs Marion Gilchrist    Foundation  Governing Body  10.10.18- 9.10.2022 None
Mr James Walton  Data  Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None 
Mr Stuart Kennaugh    Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None 
Mr Julian Roberts  SEND Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 CIO of The View 
Mrs Suzi Darlington  Safeguarding  Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mr Scott Gasson  Maths  Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 Manager at Biffa (current waste disposal provider)
Mrs Louise Donlon    Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mr Ty Stalberg Health and Safety  Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mr Dan Frith  Sports  Co-opted Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 Chair of Churchill
Mrs Tamsin Jones    Staff  Elected by Staff 19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mr Paul Harris   Parent  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None 
Mr Steve Bird    Associate/LA  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None 
Mrs Lorraine Butler    Associate   19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Miss Katie McCann   Associate   19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mrs Elizabeth Mitchell        99 years Governor of St Pauls; trustee of CIO Sevenoaks Parntership; trustee of Endeavour Mat; Governor at Knole Academy 

 

 

Pay Committee 
 

Name  Role  Term of Office
Paul Thompson Chair  19.7.18- 18.7.2022
Charlott McIntyre Vice Chair  19.7.18- 18.7.2022
Scott Gasson Co-opted 19.7.18- 18.7.2022
Suzie Darlington Co-opted 19.7.18- 18.7.2022
Steve Bird Associate/LA  19.7.18- 18.7.2022

 

 


Previous Governing Body  

Prior to the creation of the Inspire Federation Governing Body on the 19th July 2018, Four Elms Primary had a previous governing body.

Please see below a list of members who were on this governing body for the academic year 2017-2018 and who are not part of the new Inspire Federation Governing Body 

Name

Committee/

responsibility

Term of Office Date of stepping down  Declared Interests 

Tim Woffenden 

(Co-opted)

Appointed by Governing Body

Strategy Committee; Finance and Resources Committee, Learning and Development Committee, Safeguarding; non core subjects

30.11.15-

29.11.19 

10.10.18

None 

Governor at Woldingham School, Woldingham; Spouse runs recruitment company

Nicola Bannister

(Co-opted)

Appointed by Governing Body

 

Chair of Finance & Resources Committee; Head Teacher Appraisal Committee; Leadership and Management
16.09.18-15.09.18 15.09.18 None

Paul Eversfield

(Co-opted)

Appointed by Governing Body

Sport, Data and Assessment, Strategy Committee

16.3.17- 

15.3.21

19.7.18 None 

Suzie Darlington

(Co-opted)

Appointed by Governing Body

Vice Chair

Chair of Strategy Committee; Finance and Resources Committee, British Values monitor, Clubs and Creative Activities; EYFS, Values

30.11.15- 29.11.19  19.7.18 (Part of new Inspire Federation) None; spouse business consultant

James Walton

(Co-opted)

Appointed by Governing Body

Learning & Development Committee; Head Teacher Appraisal Committee; numeracy
12.02.18- 11.02.22 19.7.18 (Part of new Inspire Federation) None 

Sarah Eversfield 

(Co-opted)

Appointed by Governing Body

Chair of Learning & Development Committee; Literacy, Gender Equality; school website
2.12.14- 1.12.18  19.7.18 None 

Sam Cosmos 

(Parent)

Appointed by Governing Body

Learning & Development Committee; Stategy Committee, Communications and Community Links; Science
22.05.14- 21.05.18 21.05.18

Spouse

Chartered

Building 

surveyor 

Charlotte McIntyre 

(Parent)

Elected by parents 

Strategy Committee, Fund raising, Vulnerable Groups
31.3.17-30.3.21 19.7.18 (Part of new Inspire Federation) None 

Steve Davidsen

(Parent)

Appointed by Governing Body

Finance & Resources, Premises, Health and Safety, Safeguarding
22.5.17- 21.5.21 19.7.18

Director of

safeguarding

company.

Spouse of

staff member

Katie McCann

(Staff)

Elected by staff

Strategy
11.02.15- 10.02.19 19.7.18 (Part of new Inspire Federation) None 
         

 

 

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