The Role of the Governing Body

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school.  They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued. 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.  
The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 2 parent governors 
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 7 co-opted governors
The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards the achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher 
The governors of the school are:
Fauzia Farooq - Headteacher                                            Term ends:    N/A
Ashraf Mulla - Chair/Local Authority Governor                   Term ends:   June 2024
Emma De'Ath - Staff Governor                                           Term ends:   February 2028
Ayesha Tabassum - Vice Chair/Parent Governor               Term ends:   March 2025
Safwan Patel - Parent Governor                                         Term ends:  February 2028
Thamina Khatun - Co-opted Governor                                Term ends:  December 2024
Ozma Khan - Co-opted Governor                                       Term ends:  September 2027
Nicola Addison - Co-opted Governor                                  Term ends:  January 2027
Sahera Patel - Co-opted Governor                                     Term ends:  February 2028
There are 3 vacant Co-opted Governor roles
Resources committee
Thamina Khatun - Chair
Fauzia Farooq
Ashraf Mulla
Ozma Khan
Standard and Effectiveness committee
Nicola Addison - Chair
Fauzia Farooq
Ayesha Tabassum
SEN Governor
Ayesha Tabassum
Governor for Looked After Children - Child Protection Governor-Safeguarding Governor
Tahmina Khatun
Attendance Governor
Ashraf Mulla
Pupil/Sports Premium Governor
Ozma Khan
School Governors are one of the largest voluntary organisations in the country. A school governor is often referred to as a ‘critical friend’ providing support and challenge to the Headteacher in managing the school. Essentially they are responsible, in collaboration with the head teacher, for managing the effectiveness of the school.
The law requires governing bodies and for the governing body to fulfil 3 core functions:
 - ensure the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined, including reviewing and agreeing policies written by the school;
 - ensure the Headteacher performs his/her responsibilities for the education performance of the school;
 - ensure the sound, correct and effective use of the school’s financial resources.
Governors are not responsible for:
 - the internal organisation, management and control of the school;
 - the educational performance of the school.
These are the responsibility of the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the governors offer support and advice to the Headteacher, drawing on knowledge and experience from outside the school.
Governors are appointed for a 4 year term. Each governor volunteers and undertakes their duties in accordance with the governor code of conduct.
We are always keen to hear from anyone who has questions or feedback. Governors should be contacted via the school office.





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