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: Chair - Pablo Mayorga
  • Standards:  Chair - Glenda Grant
  • Personnel:   Chair - Emma Clements
  • Finance:      Chair - Karen De Brunner
  • Premises:    Chair - Sara Rowe

These committees meet at least termly.

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

  • Admissions:      Chair - Amanda Lamy
  • 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
Amanda Lamy Ex Officio Headteacher, Chair of Admissions. 1.9.15 ongoing
Julia Burridge Associate Deputy Headteacher, Vice Chair of Admissions. n/a n/a
Julie Quigley Associate Assistant Headteacher

n/a

n/a
Gill Haldane Associate School Business Manager n/a n/a
Mark Burridge Associate Associate Governor to the Premises Committee  n/a  n/a
Moira Butt Local Authority Vice Chair of Personnel 22.1.14 22.1.22
Emma Clements Parent

Co Chair of Governors, Chair of Personnel,

Literacy Governor, Deputy Safeguaring Governor

18.10.13 19.10.21
Karen De Brunner Co-opted Chair of Finance, Responsible Officer 29.6.15 28.6.23
Manosi Dutta  Ex Parent Governor   9.5.13

8.5.21

28.9.20 resigned

Fiona Glithero  Staff   21.10.20

21.10.24

Glenda Grant Partnership Chair of  Standards Committee, SEN Governor 26.11.16 26.11.20
Pablo Mayorga Parent Chair of Curriculum, Numeracy Governor 20.10.15 19.10.23
Lucy Powell Ex Staff   1.12.16

30.11.20

resigned

Sara Rowe Parent Chair of Premises, Safeguarding Governor. 27.3.17 26.3.21
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, Training Representative. 21.9.15 20.9.23
Nabilla Stelter Parent   26.11.19 25.11.23
Christopher Wicks Parent   26.11.19 25.11.23
Keerthy Sachavi Ex Co-opted   01.10.19

30.9.23

24.10.20 resigned

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 2014-20 Attendance at FGB 2020/21
AUTSPRSUM
Amanda Lamy Appointments, Admissions (Chair), Curriculum, Standards, Personnel,  Finance, Premises, Pay. nil 17/18      
Julia Burridge Appointments, Admisisons (Vice Chair), Curriculum, Personnel, Standards, Finance. (No voting rights.)  Husband is Associate Governor. 15/15      
Mark Burridge   Wife is SPJS Deputy Head n/a n/a n/a n/a
Julie Quigley Standards (No voting rights) nil 3/6      
Gill Haldane Appointments, Personnel, Finance, Premises (No voting rights). Daughter is Local Councillor for the school's ward. 16/18      
Moira Butt Personnel (Vice Chair), Complaints against the curriculum & other matters,  Admissions. Nil 15/18      
Emma  Clements     Appointments, Staff Disclipline/Redundancy/Grievance, Personnel (Chair), Finance, Pay, Admisisons, Headteacher's Performance Panael, Standards. Nil 17/18      
Karen DeBrunner Personnel, Finance (Chair), Admissions. Nil 18/18      
Manosi Dutta   Nil 18/18      
Fiona Glithero Personnel.           
Glenda Grant

Appointments, Curriculum, Standards (Chair), Complaints against the curriculum and other matters, Pupil Discipline. 

 Nil  14/18      
Pablo Mayorga Curriculum (Chair).  Nil 13/14      
Lucy Powell   Nil 10/11      
Sara Rowe Curriculum, Standards, Premises (Chair), Personnel, Appeal Panel (Pay and Performance).  Nil 10/10      
Julie Smith Appointments, Pupil Discipline, Curriculum (Vice Chair), Standards,      Premises, Pay, Personnel, Headteacher's Performance Panel. Parent Governor at Wallington High School for Girls 17/18      
Richard Smith Premises, Admissions, Pupil Discipline, Complaints against the curriculum & other matters, Curriculum, Standards, Appeal Panel  (Pay & Performance, Staff Discipline/redundancy/grievance).  Nil 13/15      
Nabilla Stelter  Curriculum, Finance.     3/3      
Christopher Wicks  Personnel, premises, Headteacher's Performance Panel,Pay, Finance.     3/3      
Keerthy Sachavi      1/3      

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