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Structure and Remit of the Governing Body

Central Foundation Girls’ School is a Voluntary Aided Foundation School maintained by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Governing Body has the overall responsibility, under the Education Act 2002, for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards of educational achievement, and for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

The Headteacher is accountable to the Governing Body for the internal organisation, management and control, and the educational performance of the school and its students. The governing body has responsibility for the appointment of all staff but has delegated this to the Headteacher for all staff below Deputy Headteacher.

Governors are responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent, and ensuring that Central Foundation Girls’ School has an effective and appropriate system of financial and management controls. The Governing Body has delegated the day to day responsibility to the Headteacher for implementing effective management systems, including financial monitoring and control systems, and for ensuring that the systems conform with good financial management practices and with the finance regulations of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The names and terms of office of the members of the governing body are shown on the membership list.

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

The Governors approve all policies and review the performance of the school at all levels through the following Committees:

  • Resources Committee:  Responsible for overseeing financial performance.
  • Curriculum and Standards Committee: Responsible for overseeing educational performance.
  • Personnel Committee: Responsible for overseeing staffing resources. It has a sub-Committee for Health & Safety, responsible for overseeing all premises related maters, on which staff and union representatives also sit.
  • The Headteacher and Senior Staff Performance Management and Pay Review committee. This Committee reviews the performance of the Headteacher annually and determines the pay of the headteacher and members of the senior leadership team.
  • Other Committees are formed as required for considering staffing issues and pupil exclusions.
  • The Governing Body has the power to appoint Associate Members to Committees but does not currently do so.

 

SCHOOL STAFF (2):

The Headteacher is automatically a Governor. The staff of the school elect a Staff Governor.

PARENT GOVERNORS (2):

Parent Governors are elected by a ballot of all parents/carers.

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR (1):

The Local Authority (LB Tower Hamlets) appoints a representative.

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS (8):

Foundation Governors are the majority (it follows from the voluntary-aided status of the school) and are appointed by the Central Foundation Schools of London.

CO-OPTED (2):

 

MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY AT 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020

All Governors are elected for a period of four years, but often stand for more than one term of office. 

Expiry Date of Term of Office

Title

First Name

Second name

Headteacher                 Ex Officio

Ms

Esther

Holland

Foundation                   30/11/2021

Mr

Barry

Gooden

Foundation                   09/07/2023

Mr

Clive

Arding

Foundation                   31/08/2024

Mr

John

Cruse

Foundation                   30/06/2022

Ms

Frances

Simmons

Foundation                   28/03/2021

Mr

Shahanur

Khan

Staff                             16/10/2022

Ms

Syeda

Khanom

Foundation                   14/10/2023

Mr

James

Leviseur

Foundation                   25/03/2023

Mr

Lionel

Green

Foundation                    14/07/2024

Dr

Helen

Jenner

Local Authority             20/03/2022

Ms

Hilary

Evenett

    Parent                           16/12/2022

Mr

Muhammad

Islam

                       Parent

   

             Vacancy

                      Co-opted                    13/05/2024

Ms

           Donna

Jones

                      Co-opted

   

Vacancy

 

CENTRAL FOUNDATION GIRLS’ SCHOOL MEETING ATTENDANCE 2019-2020

The Chair of Governors at 1st September 2020 is Mr Barry Gooden

The Vice Chair of Governors at 1st September 2020 is Mr Clive Arding

The Clerk to the Governing Body for 2020-2021 is NPW Governor Services, Francis House, 760 Barking Road, Plaistow, London E13 9PJ (enquiries@npw.so)

The Governing Body meets four times a year. Governors, in addition to attending the main Governing Body, attend the meetings of at least one of the committees so that each Governor attends a meeting between seven and ten times a year, together with visits to the school for other reasons. We also try to attend public events such school play performances, music concerts and prize-giving ceremonies.

Please click here to view our Governance Statement 2017-2018.docx