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our Governors

The Governing Body of Grafton Primary School consists of 11 governors.

  • 6 Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body)
  • 1 LA Governor (nominated by the Local Authority, appointed by the Governing Body)
  • 2 Parent Governors (elected by parents)
  • 1 Headteacher Governor (automatic member)
  • 1 Staff Governor (elected by staff)

We currently have 8 Governors in post as follows: 

  •  Mrs S Khanom (Chair) - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for SEND
    • Headteacher Performance Management Governor
    • Term of office to 18-12-20
  •  Mr N Hussain - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for Finance
    • Term of office to 31-3-23
  •  Mr K Rajaram - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for Standards
    • Term of office to 20-5-23
  •  Dr Roza Shirazi  - Parent Governor
    • Link Governor for Global Citizenship & Science
    • Term of office to 20-5-23
  • Ms S Jones - (Vice Chair) Parent Governor
    • Link Governor for Attendance and Health & Safety
    • Term of office 1-9-17 to 1-9-21
  • Cllr S Ghani - Local Authority Governor
    • Link Governor for Rights Respecting Schools and Equality
    • Headteacher Performance Management Governor
    • Term of office 1-11-15 to 1-5-22
  • Mr M Nicholson - Headteacher
    • Automatic member
  • Ms A Carroll - Co-opted Governor
    • Term of office 26-11-15 to 25-11-19
  • Ms B Willmore - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for Standards
    • Link Governor for Safeguarding, Behaviour and Looked After Children 
    • Term of office 21-3-18 to 20-3-22
  • Ms H Bhudia - Co-opted Governor
    • Link Governor for community partnership and stake holder views
  • Ms S King - Staff Governor
    • Link Governor for Pastoral Care and the Thrive Programme
    • Term of office 22-3-18 to 21-3-22
  • Mrs L Wilson - Associate Member
    • Term of office 8-12-16 to 7-12-20
  • Vacancies
    • 2 Co-opted Governor (interviews under way)
    • 1 Parent Governor  

Our professional clerk is Frankie Chissim. If you would like to get in touch with the Governors, please contact Frankie via the school office. Governors warmly welcome communication from parents and recognise the importance of parent voice in continual school improvement.

Annual Governance Statement of the Governing Body of Grafton Primary School

 

Attendance Record 

Role

Name of Governor

Number of FGB meetings attended Sept 2018 – May 2019

Local Authority Governors

Cllr Ghani

4 out of a possible 5

Co-opted Governors

 

 

A Carroll

S Khanom

4 out of a possible 5

5 out of a possible 5

 

 

B Willmore

5 out of a possible 5

 

 

H Bhudia

3 out of a possible 3

Parent Governors* (elected)

 

 

S Jones

4 out of a possible 5

Staff Governors (elected)

S King

5 out of a possible 5

Headteacher

Associate Member 

Mr M Nicholson

Mrs L Wilson

5 out of a possible 5

5 out of a possible 5

Governing Body Committees:

See above for membership details

Pay Committee

This committee considers recommendations from the Headteacher and agrees annual pay increases for all staff. The Committee meets at least once a year, or as required. 

Statutory Committees (e.g Pupil Disciplinary, Appeal, Staff Disciplinary, Redundancy)

All Governors (except staff) will will form a pool from which they will be selected to serve on panels according to availability and suitability. The terms of reference for each panel will be as per the relevant procedure/policy.   In some circumstances (when suitable Governors cannot be selected from the Governing Body of Grafton Primary School), the governors of the PACE schools will be approached to serve on statutory panels/committees.

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

All Governors are required to sign a declaration of interest form annually. 

They are also require to disclose any pecuniary/business interests relating to specific items on the agenda at every meeting. 

At this time the declared interests are:

  • governance roles in other educational institutions - None
  • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) - None
  • any other interests - None.