Governors

SPJS Governors have adopted the new "Instrument of Governance."

The Governing Body consists of the following:

  • 5 Parent Governors,
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 2 Partnership Governors
  • 4 co-opted Governors.

A register of Governors' interests can be seen below.

What Does the Governing Body Do?

The Governing Body plays a key role in helping Stanley Park Junior School provide the best possible education for all its pupils.

Governors do this by working closely with the Headteacher and staff, playing a part in the strategic leadership of the school.

Governors work as a team, offering both support and challenge to the Headteacher and staff who have responsibility for the day to day running of the school.

The Governing Body:

  • Plans the school's future direction
  • Monitors progress
  • Drives school improvement
  • Sets budgets
  • Supports and advises those who carry out specific work.

We have parent, Local Authority, teacher, community, partnership, staff and headteacher governors.

Governors are accountable to parents and the wider community to ensure that standards are of the highest quality.

Details of who we are, and how to contact us, appear below.

The full Governing Body meets at least once a term and delegates much of its decision-making to its sub-committees. Our main committees are:-

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Personnel
  • Finance
  • Premises

These committees meet at least termly.

Our other committees meet from time to time as required to deal with matters such as:-

  • Admissions
  • Complaints
  • Pay
  • Pupil Discipline

Governors are also involved in panels to make staff appointments and hear admissions appeals.

In addition we have a Safeguarding Working Group.

Committees report to the full Governing Body Meeting. Individual governors accept specific responsibilities, which sometimes involve representing the Governing Body on Borough wide organisations.

Governors usually serve a term of four years and provide their services in an unpaid capacity. The work requires commitment, but is extremely rewarding. We strongly encourage all parents to consider putting their names forward for this worthwhile role.

If you would like to find out more, feel free to contact us or you may find these websites useful:

Sutton School Governors

National Governors 'Association - Be a Governor

Department for Education - Governance

The local authority provides training and support for all governors and governing bodies (including advisors and clerks for full governing body meetings).

WHO ARE THE GOVERNORS AT STANLEY PARK JUNIOR SCHOOL?

NAMETYPERESPONSIBILITYTERMS OF OFFICE
FROMTO
Sarah Skeels Co-Opted   29.6.15 28.6.19
Amanda Lamy Ex Officio Headteacher, Chair of Admissions. 1.9.15 ongoing
Julia Burridge Associate Deputy Headteacher, Vice Chair of Admissions. 18.9.15 17.9.19
Julie Quigley Associate Assistant Headteacher 9. 2016 9.2020
Gill Haldane Associate School Business Manager 26.9.15 25.9.19
Mark Burridge Associate Associate Governor to the Premises Committee    
Moira Butt Local Authority SEN Governor, Vice Chair of Personnel 22.1.14 22.1.22
Emma Clements Parent Co Chair of Governors, Chair of Personnel, Vice Chair of Safeguarding.  18.10.13 19.10.21
Adrian Cole Associate Associate Governor to the Premises Committee 21.9.15 20.9.19
Karen De Brunner Co-opted Responsible Office - Chair of Finance 29.6.15 28.6.23
Manosi Dutta Parent Vice Chiar of Governors, Vice Chair of Finance,  Vice Chair of Pay,  9.5.13 8.5.21
Glenda Grant Partnership Chair of  Standards Committee 26.11.16 26.11.20
Paul Huggins Parent   18.2.19 18.2.23
Pablo Mayorga Parent Chair of Curriculum, Vice Chair of Standards, Forum of Sutton Governors, Training Representative. 20.10.15 19.10.19
Lucy Powell Staff   1.12.16 30.11.20
Sara Rowe Parent Chair of Premises, Chair of Safeguarding and Safeguarding Governor. 27.3.17 26.3.21
Paul Scott-Evans ex-Governor   21.9.15 2.7.18
Julie Smith Co-Opted Co Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of Curriculum. 1.10.18 30.09.22
Richard Smith Partnership Forum of Sutton Governors 21.9.15 20.9.23

From 1st April 2016, all our Governors have Enhanced DBS Clearance.

 

GOVERNORS' COMMITTEES, VOTING RIGHTS AND INTERESTS

NAMECOMITTEES/VOTING RIGHTSFINANCIAL & BUSINESS INTERESTSAttendance at FGB from 2014-18 Attendance at FGB 2018/9
AUTSPRSUM
Paul Scott-Evans

Appointments, Admissions,

 Pay, Pupil Discipline, Safeguarding, Finance, Premises (Chair), Communication.

Trustee of Carshalton Baptist free church 12/12 n/a n/a n/a
Amanda Lamy Appointments, Admissions (Chair), Curriculum, Standards, Personnel, Safeguarding, Finance, Premises, Pay, Catering, Communicaiton nil 11/12 yes yes yes
Julia Burridge Appointments, Admisisons (Vice Chair), Curriculum, Personnel, Standards, Finance. (No voting rights.)  Husband is Associate Governor. 9/9 yes yes yes
Mark Burridge Premises. (No voting rights). Wife is SPJS Deputy Head n/a n/a n/a n/a
Julie Quigley Standards (No voting rights) nil n/a  n/a yes n/a
Gill Haldane Appointments, Personnel, Finance, Premises (No voting rights). Daughter is Local Councillor for the school's ward. 12/12 no yes yes
Moira Butt Perosnnel, Complaints against the curriculum & other matters, Staff Discipline/Redundancy/Grievance, Personnel. Nil 10/12 yes yes no
Emma Clements Appointments Panel, Staff Disclipline/Redundancy/Grievance, Appeal Panel (re: Pay/Performance), Personnel (Vice Chair), Finance, Communication Safeguarding (Vice Chair), Pay, Admisisons.  Nil 11/12 yes yes yes
Adrian Cole Premises. (No voting rights). Nil n/a n/a n/a n/a
Karen DeBrunner Personnel, Finance (Chair), Catering, Appointments, Admissions. Nil 12/12 yes yes yes
Manosi Dutta Appointments, Personnel, Pupil Disclipline, Pay (Vice Chair), Curriculum, Standards, Finance (Vice Chair), Catering, Headteacher's Performance Panel. Nil 12/12 yes yes yes
Glenda Grant Appointments, Curriculum, Standards (Chair), Complaints against the curriculum and other matters, Pupil Discipline.  Nil  9/12  yes yes yes
Pablo Mayorga Curriculum (Chair), Standards (Vice) Staff Discipline/Redundancy/Grievance, Appeal Panel (Pay & Performance) Nil 8/8 yes yes no
Lucy Powell Curriculum, Standards, Nil 5/5 yes yes yes
Sara Rowe Curriculum, Standards, Premises (Vice Chair), Safeguarding. Nil 4/4 yes yes yes
Sarah Skeels Appointments, Admissions, Finance, Personnel, Staff Discipline/Redundancy/Grievance, Headteacher's Performance Panel, Pay (Chair), Standards, Safeguarding, Catering.

Brother-in-Law is the Regional Schools Commisioner for East Midlands & Humber.

As from Jan 2018, Mrs Skeels works for Sutton Council in the insurance team.

11/12 yes yes no
Julie Smith Appointments, Pupil Disclipline, Curriculum (Chair), Standards, Premises, Pay, Personnel, Safeguarding (Chair), Communication, Headteacher's Performance Panel, Appeal Panel (Pay & Performance). Parent Governor at Wallington High School for Girls 11/12 yes yes yes
Richard Smith Premises, Admissions, Pupil Discipline, Complaints against the curriculum & other matters, Nil 8/9 yes yes yes

How can you contact us?

Parents, staff and members of the community may wish to contact governors to express views, and governors very much welcome any such messages, as we are keen to keep in touch with and take account of these views.

It is important to say though, that any day to day queries relating to named pupils should always be directed to school staff first, so that they can discuss and deal with matters in the normal way.

Similarly, staff should use their usual line management and communication links in the first instance.

Additionally, if you have a complaint, please follow our complaints procedure which can be found in the "Policies & Procedures" section of our website, under the "About Us" tab.

You can contact the Governing Body through this email address: governors@spjs.org

Just so you know, this email address is checked once a week during school term. If you need a more urgent response, please call the school office and say you would like to get in touch with the Governing Body.

The school office number is 020 8647 7497 and the email is office@spjs.org