Milton Park Primary School – Governing Board
The Milton Park Governing Board is a unicameral body that consist of “portfolio” holders who carry out the statutory responsibilities of a Governing Body. The principal role of the governors is to support, challenge and monitor the School Improvement Plan of the school. The Governors can be contacted at any time by writing to the Chair of Governors or clerk via the school. The fundamental role of the School Governors is to act as a link between the school and the community they serve, and also between the school and the Education Authority. However, under the new legislation, School Governors are given more direct and far-reaching responsibilities. The normal term of office for a Governor is four years. The governors hold at least one meeting per month.
Governor Information 2018 – 2019
|Name||Category and Appointing Body||Responsibilities||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Relevant Business Interests||Other Governorships||Relationships to Staff|
|Dai Thomas||Local Authority – Nominated by the LA and appointed b the GB||Chair of Governors (CoG Portfolio)||14/9/2017||13/9/2021||Grant – National Leader of Governance||None||None|
|Janet Andrews||Co-opted – Appointed by the GB||Vice Chair of Governors (Finance Portfolio)||10/12/2015||11/12/2019||None||None||None|
|Abolfazl Abdi||Parent – Elected by the parent body||Human Resources Portfolio||21/3/18||20/3/2022||None||None||None|
|Holly Aitken||Co-opted – Appointed by the GB||Safeguarding and Welfare Portfolio||14/9/2017||13/9/2021||None||None||None|
|Rachel Fry||Co-opted – Appointed by the GB||Teaching, Learning and Assessment Portfolio (SEND)||1/3/2017||28/2/2021||None||None||None|
|Christina Fulford||Parent – Elected by the parent body||Stakeholder Engagement Portfolio||20/6/2018||19/6/2022||None||None||None|
|Amy Keeler||Co-opted – Appointed by the GB||Staff Well-being||14/9/2017||13/9/2021||None||None||None|
|Jenny McKenzie||Co-opted – Appointed by the GB||Teaching, Learning and Assessment Portfolio (Data)||14/9/2017||13/9/2021||None||None||None|
|Linsay Smith||Staff – Elected by the staff body||14/9/2017||13/9/2021||None||None||None|
Clerk to the Governing Board – Sonia Turton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancies: Co-opted Governor – Two
|Former Governors for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year||Category and Appointing Body||Term of office started||Date stepped down||Relevant interests|
|Lee Branscombe||Ex Officio Headteacher||1/9/2016||15/4/2018||None|
Governor Attendance 2018 – 2018
|Wendy Fowler||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||4 out of 4|
|Dai Thomas||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||11 out of 11|
|Abolfazl Abdi||–||–||–||–||–||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||x||Yes||4 out of 5|
|Holly Aitken||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||x||x||x||x||x||x||5 out of 11|
|Janet Andrews||Yes||Yes||Yes||x||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10 out of 11|
|Rachel Fry||Yes||Yes||x||Yes||x||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||9 out of 11|
|Christina Fulford||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Yes||Yes||2 out of 2|
|Amy Keeler||Yes||x||x||Yes||Yes||Yes||x||Yes||Yes||x||x||6 out of 11|
|Jenny McKenzie||Yes||x||Yes||Yes||Yes||x||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||9 out of 11|
|Linsay Smith||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||x||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10 out of 11|
|Natasha McIntyre||Yes||Yes||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||2 out of 2|
|Demelza Slama||x||Yes||x||x||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||1 out of 4|
|Lee Branscombe||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||–||–||–||7 out of 7|
|Cindy Jordan||–||–||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||x||–||–||–||–||3 out of 4|
|Phil Edge||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||x||Yes||Yes||x||Yes||x||Yes||8 out of 11|
|Ryan Brent||x||Yes||Yes||x||x||Yes||x||x||Yes||Yes||x||5 out of 11|
The minutes of governors meetings are public documents and are open to be viewed by any interested person.
The Governing Board has opted not to place minutes on the school’s website, preferring instead to have them available in the school on request. We have taken this approach as, by their nature, minutes are the written record of an official proceeding. They are therefore not exhaustive records of everything that was said. As a result, the Governors have a concern that reading the minutes in isolation, without the ability to understand the context of the discussion, could be misinterpreted.
Minutes are therefore available to read at the school, where a member of the senior staff or a member of the Governing Board could be available to answer any questions or set the context of the material being discussed.
Note: The Governing Board is not required to make available confidential minutes and minutes which contain material relating to matters which, by reason of the nature, the Governing Board is satisfied should remain confidential.
Governors may be contacted through the School Office Telephone: 023 9273 3792