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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 Scott Gasson; 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 Declarations 
Mr Scott Gasson 

Chair 

Finance 

Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 Manager at Biffa (current waste disposal provider)
Mrs Charlotte McIntyre 

Vice Chair 

Pupil Premium 

Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Canon Anne Le Bas 

Ethos

Rights Respecting 

Foundation  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mr Mark Drewitt  Health and Safety  Co-opted Governing Body 08.01.20- 08.01.24 None
Mr Ben Hulme

Curriculum

Ethos

Foundation Governing Body 08.01.20- 08.01.24 Headteacher: St Pauls Primary
Mr Paul Rickard Curriculum Co-opted Governing Body 08.01.20- 08.01.24 None
Mrs Marion Gilchrist 

Ethos

Early Years

Foundation  Governing Body  10.10.18- 9.10.2022 None
Mr Paul Thompson

Safeguarding 

Rights Respecting

Foundation Governing Body  14.10.20- 15.`10.2024 None 
Mr James Walton  Maths  Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 Teacher: Lingfield College
Mr Adrian Rainbow English  Co-opted  Governing Body  14.10.20- 15.`10.2024 None
Mr Nick Catt Website  Co-opted Governing Body  14.10.20- 15.`10.2024 None
Mr Ty Stalberg Health and Safety  Co-opted  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Mr Dan Frith 

Training and development

Sports

Parent  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 Chair:Churchill Primary School
Mrs Tamsin Jones    Staff  Elected by Staff 19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None
Miss Jess Fermor   Associate    15.10.19-15.10.23 None
Mr Paul Harris SEND Parent  Governing Body  19.7.18- 18.7.2022 None 
Mr Steve Bird  Attendance Local Authority   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 

 

Governors who have stepped down

Mr Julian Roberts stepped down December 2019

Mr Paul Thompson stepped down 18th October 2019

Mrs Louise Donlon stepped down September 2020

Mrs Suzie Darlington stepped down September 2020

 

 

Pay Committee 
 

Name  Role  Term of Office
Charlotte McIntyre Vice Chair  19.7.18- 18.7.2022
Scott Gasson Chair 19.7.18- 18.7.2022
Steve Bird Associate/LA  19.7.18- 18.7.2022

Appraisal Committee 

Name  Role  Term of Office
Charlotte McIntyre Vice Chair  19.7.18- 18.7.2022
Scott Gasson Chair 19.7.18- 18.7.2022
Anne Le Bas Foundation 19.7.18- 18.7.2022
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