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Governors

The Department for Education’s Governance Handbook assigns three core functions to the governing board:

1.     Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2.    Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
3.     Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
Polehampton C of E Infant School and Polehampton C of E Junior School together formed the Polehampton C of E Schools Federation with a single governing board on 1st September 2011.
Both schools converted to academy status and became part of the Keys Academy Trust on 1st September 2020.
The local governing board of the Polehampton C of E Schools is comprised of eleven governors and has three main committees:
  • Quality of Education Committee
  • Finance and Human Resources Committee
  • School and Community Committee
For information about the governance in The Keys Academy Trust, please see here

To contact our governors, please email governors@polehampton-inf.wokingham.sch.uk 

Committee Membership:

Type

Name

Committee

Area of Responsibility

Foundation 

Joelle Cooper

Member of Finance and HR

 

Foundation

Reverend Anna Harwood

Member of School & Community

 

Trust

Henry Carruthers

Member of Finance & HR

 

Trust

James Smith

Chair of Governors,

Chair of Finance & HR

Address:

c/o Polehampton Infant School,
Hermitage Drive,

Twyford, RG10 9HS

GDPR

Governor Development

Trust

Brian Rogers

Member of School & Community

Health and Safety

Safeguarding/ Looked-After Children

Trust

Nicola Bradshaw

Chair of Quality of Education

Foundation Stage Governor

Parent - Junior

Anna Lippett

Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of School & Community

Listening and Wellbeing Governor

Parent - Infant

Sarah Tang

Member of Quality of Education

Inclusion Governor

Executive Headteacher

Helen Ball

All committees

 

Staff

Carl McGlone

Member of School & Community

 
Foundation Barbara Carr Member of School & Community
Member of Quality of Education
 

Associate Governor

Jenny Scott

n/a

Head of School - Infant

Associate
Governors

Helen Medcalf
Liz Castell

n/a

Heads of School - Junior

 

Lisa Spooner

n/a

Clerk to the Governors

Terms of Office:

Name

Start Date

End Date

Term

Appointed By

James Smith

01/09/2020

31/08/2024

4 years

Governing Board

Barbara Carr

13/09/2021 30/09/2025

4 years

Diocese/Trust

Nicola Bradshaw

01/09/2020

31/08/2022

2 years

Staff / Governing Board

Brian Rogers

01/09/2020

31/08/2022

2 years

Governing Board

Joelle Cooper

01/09/2020

31/08/2024

4 years

Diocese/Trust

Reverend
Anna Harwood

01/09/2020

31/08/2023

3 years

Diocese/Trust

Henry Carruthers

01/09/2020

31/08/2023

3 years

Governing Board

Helen Ball

01/09/2020

ongoing

ongoing

Ex Officio

Sarah Tang

01/09/2020

31/08/2022

2 years

Parents

Anna Lippett

01/09/2020

31/08/2022

2 years

Parents

Carl McGlone

01/09/2020

31/08/2022

4 years

Staff

Governors’ prior academic year attendance:

Name

Local Governing Board Meetings 2020/2021

Committee Attendance 2020/2021

James Smith

6/6

8/8

Helen Ball

6/6

15/15

Joelle Cooper

5/6

4/6

Nicola Bradshaw

6/6

6/6

Brian Rogers

4/6

2/3

Sarah Tang

6/6

7/7

Anna Lippett

5/6

5/5

Carl McGlone

4/6

3/3

Reverend Anna Harwood

5/6

6/6

Henry Carruthers

4/6

5/6

Barbara Carr

n/a

n/a

Previous Governors:

The following governors left the Governing Body in the last twelve months:

Category

Name End date

 

   
     

Register of Other Interests as at September 2021  

Relevant interests:

Name

Other Interests

James Smith

Trustee of David George Trust

Nicola Bradshaw

Staff

Brian Rogers

Trustee of Twyford Snooker Club

Joelle Cooper

Parent, Employee of Wokingham Borough Council

Helen Ball

Staff, Trustee of David George Trust

Anna Lippett

Parent

Sarah Tang

Parent, Employee of NFER

Rev Anna Harwood

Trustee (Polehampton Charity, Church House Charities),
Twyford and Ruscombe PCC, Hurst PCC

Carl McGlone

Staff, Trustee of David George Trust

Henry Carruthers

Grandparent