Members of the Governing Body are listed below. Also shown are:
- The category of governor to which they belong
- When their current term of office ends (in brackets)
- Any position of responsibility they hold.
Mrs Julia Margretts – Local authority governor (until 9 December 2020), Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of Resources Committee
Ms Sue Sutton – Head (ongoing)
Mrs Sue Smith – Elected staff governor (until 22 September 2020)
Ms Helen Bradford – Co-opted governor (until 17 September 2019), Chair of Curriculum Committee
Mrs Natasha Hulls – Co-opted governor representing parents with children in The Nest (until 23 November 2019)
Mr Roger Lilley – Co-opted governor (until 22 September 2020), governor for SEND and pupil premium
Mr Ken Ong – Co-opted governor (until 23 November 2019), Deputy Chair of the Governing Body and governor for safeguarding and child protection
Mr Mick Patel – Co-opted governor (until 17 September 2019)
Mrs Mitali Peckham – Co-opted governor representing staff (until 22 September 2020)
Ms Shelly Thake – Co-opted governor (until 17 September 2019)
Ms Sophie Bryce – Parent governor (until 23 November 2019), governor for equality
Mrs Kate Daenke – Parent governor (until 2 February 2021)
Mr Ross Sargent – Parent governor (until 23 November 2019)
Parent governor vacancy
The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Gwyneth Barton, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following people have served as governors in the last 12 months:
Miss Bernadette Cafferkey – Staff governor
Mr David Clark – Parent governor
Ms Gillian Menagh – Parent governor
Ms Natalie Murphy-Beeken – Parent governor
Mrs Susanna Oberholzer – Co-opted governor
Ms Alexandra Pearson – Staff governor
Ms Harriet Price – Head
A record of Governors’ attendance at Governing Body and Committee meetings for 2016/17 is available here.
Governors’ Committee memberships are set out here.
Governors are required by law to declare any business or pecuniary interests relevant to their appointment. The register of interests for 2016/17 is available here.
The Governing Body
The Governing Body is responsible for:
- Homerton’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Head teacher to account on educational performance and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing financial performance and making sure that money is well spent.
The Governing Body works in partnership with the Head teacher and staff to help provide the best possible learning experiences for all children at the Centre.
Governors fulfil their responsibilities by:
- Developing and reviewing written policies and procedures to address both statutory requirements and local priorities
- Delegating responsibility to Committees and/or individual governors
- Providing input into and review the School Improvement Plan and using this document as a key resource for setting priorities and monitoring impact
- Using a combination of reports, visits, performance data, other activities and information to monitor the progress of the Centre.
The Governing Body comprises fourteen governors, including the Head teacher, elected parent governors, an elected staff governor, co-opted governors and a governor nominated by the local authority. The Governing Body meets six times a year in the evening and in addition governors usually serve on either the Resources or the Curriculum Committee, which also meet six times a year. All governors are appointed for a four-year term.
Governors’ Reference Documents (password protected).