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Sad Farewell to our wonderful governor and friend,

Mrs Joan Hoyle

 

It is with great sadness that we find that our wonderful governor and long-time friend of the school, Joan Hoyle, has passed away.

 

Joan was a truly remarkable person; full of a real zest for life and one of the kindest and most generous people you could meet.   She dedicated her time to others in so many ways and was a tremendous and active member of Pentland school.  She knew and truly cared for the community in which she lived and worked and she will be missed greatly by so many. 

 

She worked tirelessly for Pentland for over 25 years in different capacities—as lunchtime organiser and for many years as Chair of Governors.   She remained a staunch advocate for the school, ensuring that the children were the centre of all decisions and that the school met every child’s needs. 

 

She was a huge personal support for me as Headteacher from the moment that I accepted the post at Pentland and for that she will always have my sincerest love and gratitude.  She knew and took a personal interest in every member of staff and always gave us the loveliest, all embracing hug!  We feel very blessed to have known her and honoured to have worked alongside her.

 

I know that you will all join with us to share our deepest condolences with her family and send them our collective thoughts and wishes at this time. 

 

 

 

The Role of the Governing Body

 

Our Governing Body meets regularly to help with strategic planning for the school.  The Governing Body is made up of people from various occupations and backgrounds, including those that live within our local community and have children within the school.  They contribute a diverse range of skills and knowledge to successfully support and lead the school's development. They do not manage the school; that is the job of the headteacher and the leadership team.  However, they do work in close partnership with the Headteacher and are responsible for setting the overall aims and objectives for the school and agreeing, monitoring and reviewing policies, targets, priorities and performance. 

 

Below is a list of our current governors: 

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

Specific Role:

Mr Ashraf Mulla

LA Governor

 

Chair of Governors

 

Chair of Resources Committee

 

Health and Safety 

 

Mrs Kathryn Welford

Co-opted Governor

 

Vice Chair 

 

Chair of Standards and Effectiveness Committee

 

Early Years 

 

 

Mrs Gail Gerrard

 

Co-Opted Governor

Looked After Children 

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

 

Mrs Safina Fayaz

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Resources Committee

 

Equality

 

Mrs Kathy Coates-Mohammed

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

Mrs Pat Barker

 

Staff Govenor

Governor Training

 

Resources Committee 

 

Mrs Tahmina Khatun

 

Co-opted Governor

 

SEN 

 

Resources and Standards and Effectiveness Committee

 

Miss Gemma Tipping Co-opted Governor

Pupil Premium

 

Sports Premium

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

 

Mrs Yasmin Dhad

 

Parent Governor

 

 
Mrs Foziya Hussain

 

Parent Governor

 

 
  Co-opted Governor Vacancy  

 

  

 

There are a range of committees that Governors sit on. The main two committees are the: 

  • Resources Committee
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee

These meet regularly throughout the year to shape decisions to feed back to the Governing Body as a whole.

 

Resources Committee

This committee helps to shaped and closely monitors the impact of policies relating to staffing and financial procedures. They oversee school budgets and help to guide and make major decisions about how the school's resources are used and how staffing is organised.  Alongside the Standards and Effectiveness committee, they maintain a close overview of how Pupil Premium and Sports Premium funding is spent and ensure that the impact is closely monitored.

 

The Chair of this Committee is Mr Ashraf Mulla.

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

This committee has oversight of how the curriculum is taught within school and closely monitors how different cohorts and groups of children in school are provided for and the achievements that they make.  They consider:

  • how the national curriculum is taught.
  • how the school can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and social development
  • how the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs

 

The Chair of this Committee is Mrs Kathryn Welford.

 

There are other committees that meet if or when needed, such as a Complaints Committee. The Chair of Governors has the power to call on available governors to make up these committees.

 

Governors are required to declare any Business Interests. Please click on the link below to view the Business Interest Register.

 

Copies of minutes of meetings are available from the school office. 

 

Governing Body Attendance Records


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