The Governing Body

The overall brief for a Governing Body is to provide a strategic view, ensure accountability and act as a ‘critical friend’. Governors have increasing responsibilities that result in making crucial decisions about the school. They are involved in all aspects of the school’s development, and monitor and evaluate progress. A Governing Body both supports and challenges the school.

The core responsibilities involved are:

  • Ensuring accountability
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Planning for the long term future of the school
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher


The Governors meet as a whole group and, in addition, most Governors sit on one or more of the Committees. West Green has two Committees which fulfil specific roles including:


Business & Resources Committee;

  • Setting and monitoring the annual budget;
  • Ensuring best use of available resources;
  • Overseeing staffing issues.


Curriculum & Standards Committee;

  • Writing and reviewing all curriculum-related policies;
  • Monitoring key focus areas in the School Development Plan;
  • Monitoring teaching and assessment strategies.

Governing Body Members

NameCategoryCommiteeResponsibilities
Timothy Sparrow (Chair)Parent GovernorB&R, C&SFGB Chair
Penny Rabiger (Vice ChairCo-opted GovernorFGB Vice Chair B&R, C&S, HR Link Governor
Jane BetsworthCo-opted GovernorB&R, C&S, Attainment and Teaching & Learning link governor, SEND, Safeguarding and Attendance link governor, Mental Health link governor
Sam SimsCo-opted GovernorC&S Chair B&R, H&S Link Governor
Mary GardinerEx-officio as Head TeacherB&R, C&S
Patrick CreaneStaff GovernorC&S
Nyasha BrownParent GovernorC&S Vice Chair B&R, Community Link Governor
Wanda WyporskaLocal Authority GovernorB&R, C&S
Alex MacAskillCo-opted Governor B&R ChairB&R, Finance Link Governor

The Governing Body has a Clerk who takes the minutes of all Full Governing Body meetings.

 

The Governing Body and school staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between business and personal interests and the interests of the school. To help put this duty into practice and to meet legal requirements, all maintained schools maintain a register of interests. The register will ensure that governors’ and Associate Members personal interests do not unfairly prejudice, influence or conflict with school’s decision making processes.

 

To contact any of our governors or find out how to become a school governor please email Robyn Atashzaran

West Green Governing Body Register of Interests 2019/2020

The governing body and school staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between business and personal interests and the interests of the school. To help put this duty into practice and to meet legal requirements, all maintained schools maintain a register of interests. The register will ensure that governors’ and Associate Members personal interests do not unfairly prejudice, influence or conflict with school’s decision making processes.

NameDate of AppointmentAppointed byTerm of OfficeBusiness Interests DeclaredGovernorships elsewhere DeclaredRelationships with members of staff and their relatives declaredDate Form Completed
Jane Betsworth25th Jan 2020Nominated by LA and appointed by GB24th Jan 2024n/aMillfields Community School, Hackney Harrington Hill School, Hackney Morningside Primary School, Hackneyn/a19.09.19
Alex MacAskill5th June 2020Nominated by LA and appointed by GB4th June 2024n/an/an/a19.09.19
Mary Gardiner16th May 2017Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principaln/an/an/an/a19.09.19
Nyasha Brown15th Jan 2018Elected by parents14th Jan 2022n/an/an/a04.11.19
Patrick Creane5th Dec 2019Elected by staff5th Dec 2023n/an/an/a05.12.19
Penny Rabiger19th Nov 2020Appointed by GB/board28th Nov 2024LYFTA Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust, Greenwichn/a19.09.19
Sam Sims16th Jan 2017Appointed by GB/board15th Jan 2021n/an/an/a19.09.19
Timothy Sparrow28th Oct 2019Elected by parents27th Oct 2023n/an/an/a16.01.20
Wanda Wyporska2nd Dec 2018Nominated by LA and appointed by GB1st Dec 2022n/an/an/a16.01.20
Vacancy Co-opted Governor

Governors Attendance Record 2020 - 2021

West Green Governing BodyAttendance 2020-2021        
B & RC & SFGBB & RC & SFGBB & RC & SFGB
Governor1st Oct 20201st Oct 202026th Nov 202014th Jan 202114th Jan 202125th Mar 202120th May 202120th May 202115th Jul 2021
Jane BetsworthAbsPresentAbsPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentAbs
Nyasha BrownN/AAbsPresent PresentPresentAbsPresentPresentPresent
Patrick Creane -PresentPresent PresentPresentAbsAbs
Mary GardinerPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Jo Larkin Present Present AbsAbsPresent ?
Alex MacAskill Present-PresentPresent-PresentPresentPresent
Penny RabigerAbsAbsPresent Present Present Present Present Present Present
Niall RossPresentPresentPresent-Present-Present----
Sam Sims Present Present Present Present Present Present AbsAbs
Tim Sparrow PresentPresentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Wanda WyporskaAbsAbsAbs
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