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 The Governing Body of Vermont School (a Foundation school underpinned by the Aspire Community Trust) act as a 'critical friend' by holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. The Governing Body also oversees the finances of the school; making sure money is well spent. 

 

They meet as a full governing body every half term. They also meet as part of the School Improvement Committee and Resources Committee 5 times a year. 

 

The Governing Body consists of the following:

2 Parent Governors (Vacancies)

1 Local Authority Governor

1 staff Governor

1 Headteacher

7 Co-opted Governors

2 Foundation Governors (appointed by Aspire)

 

There are also 3 Associate Governors. They attend meetings to share expertise, but do not have voting rights. 

 

Mary Leslie (our Chair) is available to meet and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. She pops into school regularly, so if you would like to arrange to meet her, please contact the school for an appointment.

 

We aim that all of our governors are DBS checked every 2 years and are checked under Section 128 to ensure they aren't banned from being involved in the management and governance of schools .

 

If you would like to read the minutes of the Governor's Meetings or would like information relating to the external interests of our Governors, please see below or contact the school office. 

 

They can be contacted via their email addresses or by sending your enquiry into school in a sealed envelope addressed to the individual governor.

GOVERNORS OF VERMONT SCHOOL

 

 

 Mary Leslie

– Co-Opted Governor/ Chair of Governors

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee/Safeguarding/Pay and Review Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- July 2015 – Present       |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

                                        |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

   

Maria Smyth

– Headteacher

Responsibilities

- Resources Committee/School Improvement Committee/Pay and Review Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- Strategic Headteacher

Term of Office

- Sept 2014 – Present     |  Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

 

Trevor Amos

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

- Vice Chair of Governors/Resources Committee (Chair) / Behaviour

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- March 2019 – Present    |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

                                        |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

 

 Adnan Chughtai

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

- Resources Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- June 2019 – Present   |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

                                     |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

 

Mauro Narduzzo

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee (Chair) / Maths

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- Sept 2016 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 – 100%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

 

Sarah Lewer

– LA Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee (Chair)

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- March 2020 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

 

  Kelly King 

– Staff Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- Newly Qualified Teacher

Term of Office

- July 2018 – Present       |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 100%

                                        |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 
  Phil Oates

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

 - School Improvement Committee /Health and Safety

Pecuniary Interests

None

Term of Office

July 2019 - Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

 

 Claire Martin

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

 - Resources Committee / Health and Safety

Pecuniary Interests

None

Term of Office

July 2019 - Present    |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

 

 Bob Stafford

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

 - School Improvement Committee / English

Pecuniary Interests

None

Term of Office

January 2019 - Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2019-20 - 

 

Gordon Dennett

– Associate Governor

Responsibilities

- Resources Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- School Business Manager at Vermont

Term of Office

- July 2015 – Present       |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 90%

                                        |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 

Lynne Mckeown

– Associate Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- Deputy Head at Vermont

Term of Office

- Sept 2015 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 110%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 

Stan Fitzgerald

– Associate Governor

Responsibilities

- Health and Safety/Pay and Review Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- Sept 2015 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 40%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 0

 

  TBC X2

– Parent Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee

Pecuniary Interests

 

Term of Office

 

 

There are vacancies for 2 parent governors.

 

Meeting Attendance 2018-19

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