The Governing Body decides matters of general policy and oversees the general running of the school.
School Governors contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:
- Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Governors have a four-year term of office and are actively involved in the life of Little Kingshill School. The Chair and Vice Chair(s) are appointed on a 1 year term. Minutes of Governors’ Meetings are available for parents to view within the school and there are formal and informal opportunities for meeting governors at various events during the year.
Since September 2017 Dr Frances Rawle is the Chair of the school’s Governing Body, supported by Andy McConnell and Mark Knollys as joint-Vice Chairs.
The Governing Body is made up as follows:
|Governor||Governor Type||Term Ends|
|Mr Mauro Mortali||Co-Opted||March 2019|
|Ms L Davies||Staff||N/A|
|Dr Frances Rawle||Co-Opted||March 2019|
|Mr David Till-Hosier||Co-Opted||March 2019|
|Dr Royona Mitra||Parent||June 2021|
|Mrs S Treasure||Co-Opted||October 2020|
|Mr Chris Barnard||Associate||N/A|
|Mrs Adrienne Hill||Co-Opted||March 2019|
|Mr M Quigley||Co-Opted||February 2022|
|Mr Paul Hunter||Local Authority||To be advised|
|Mr Andrew McConnell||Parent||September 2019|
|Mr Mark Knollys||Co-Opted||October 2021|
|Mrs Grishma Sutaria-Cassidy||Head Teacher||N/A|
|Mrs J Holdsworth||Parent||November 2022|
Victoria Greaves is the Clerk to the Governing Body.
The Whole Governing Body meets once a term, and is supported by a number of committees who typically meet termly. The main committees and associated chairs are:
- Finance – Mr. M. Quigley
- Teaching & Learning – Mr Andrew McConnell
- Sites & Buildings – Mrs Adrienne Hill
- Personnel – Vacant: TBC
- Performance Management – Mr Paul Hunter
- Pay Review – Mr Mauro Mortali
Details of committee membership can be found here: Committee Membership April 2018
Other key Governor positions include:
- SEND – Mrs S Treasure
- Child Protection – Mrs S Treasure
- Equalities & Diversity – Mr David Till-Hosier
- RE & SMSC – Mr Mark Knollys
- Development – Mr Mark Knollys
- Pupil Premium – Mr Paul Hunter
- EFYS – Ms R Mitra
The Code of Conduct for Governors is available to view here:
Our governors have no relevant business interests at the school and no relationships with school staff.
Record of governor and guest attendance at governing body and committee meetings can be found here:
Being a School Governor is an incredibly rewarding way of making a difference to the school. If you are interested in becoming a School Governor, please contact Mauro Mortali on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further detail on what is expected of a school governor is attached here: