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Littlegreen School

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Littlegreen School Interim Executive Board

Governors 2018

School governors have a very important role - to represent the community in the management of Littlegreen. The make-up of the governing body is laid down in law and this ensures that a full cross-section of the community is represented - the local authority, the head teacher and teachers, the parents and carers of the children, and the local community. Currently an Interim Executive Board (IEB) is in place at Littlegreen. The background and terms of reference for the IEB are contained in the attached document.

The broad mix of people brings a diverse range of experience and skills to the IEB and work together on all aspects of the management and development of Littlegreen. The main duties of the governing body are:

* To secure the vision and strategy for the school

* To ensure school leaders are held to account for the performance of the school

* To ensure financial security

* To secure a successful transition to being part of Solent academies Trust

Whilst governors are not involved in the everyday running of the school we firmly believe that we can't do our job properly if we are not part of everyday school life. How can we help to develop the school if we don't know the people or understand what's going on? That's why we don't just have formal meetings at the end of the school day.

Also available on this part of the website are IEB minutes and  attendance of IEB members at meetings.

LITTLEGREEN SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY 2017 - 2018

NAME

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

END OF TERM OF OFFICE

GOVERNOR TYPE

APPOINTING BODY

ROLES

Relevant Business / Pecuniary Interests

Attendance at 2017/18 IEB Meetings

 

Patrick Cummings

 

 

1st March 2018

 

Academy Conversion Date

 

IEB Member

 

Local Authority

 

 

Chair

Conversion

Safeguarding Lead

H&S Lead

 

 

 

None

 

 

1/1

 

Alison Beane

 

1st March 2018

 

Academy Conversion Date

 

IEB Member

 

Local Authority

 

Conversion

Pupil Outcomes

Executive Headteacher Solent Academies Trust

Member of SE HTB

 

1/1

 

Nigel Bloodworth

 

1st March 2018

Academy Conversion Date

 

IEB Member

 

Local Authority

 

 

Pupil Premium Lead

Governor at Southbourne Junior School.

 

1/1

 

David Gwenlan

 

1st March 2018

 

Academy Conversion Date

 

IEB Member

 

Local Authority

 

Finance Lead

 

None

 

1/1

 

Ruth Marsella

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Clerk

 

IEB

 

 

None

 

1/1

IEB Membership Profiles

Patrick Cummings – Chair of Interim Executive Board

I have been a school governor for over 12 years and am currently Chair of Littlegreen Interim Executive Board (IEB) and another IEB at a Primary School in Worthing. I have also chaired a large Ofsted ‘outstanding’ federated Primary School in Bristol and an IEB in Crawley that converted to an Academy following a poor Ofsted Inspection. I have National Leader in Governance accreditation and have led and supported Local Authority Governor Services Teams in both West Sussex and London. I am very much looking forward to working with the whole community on this exciting and challenging moment in the history of Littlegreen Special School.  

Alison Beane – Executive Headteacher Solent Academies Trust

I have worked in special education for over 30 years and as a headteacher/Executive Headteacher for around 15 years.  I am a National Leader of Education and Mary Rose is a National Support School as well as a Teaching School.

Our Trust currently consists of 3 special schools.  Mary Rose is the founding school and Cliffdale Primary Academy and Redwood Park Academy are both sponsored schools.  Cliffdale has moved from special measures to outstanding and Redwood Park continues to be good having been through a very challenging time about 2 years ago.  Our aim is to reach outstanding within the next 18 months. 

My particular interest is in supporting schools in challenging circumstances, building/developing staff teams, working closely with families and ensuring that pupils in those schools receive a high quality, enjoyable and creative learning experience as quickly as possible.  I am looking forward to working with everyone so that together we can make sure that the pupils of Littlegreen and their families get the very best school experience as quickly as possible.

Nigel Bloodworth

Until the end of 2017 I was a West Sussex Senior Adviser working in school improvement. My specialist subject area was religious education but I have been an Ofsted lead inspector and a lead in school improvement in West Sussex. This included the support for a number of schools who were judged as inadequate by Ofsted. In recent years I led the governor services team and was responsible for supporting schools through the process of becoming an Academy. I am a governor of a Junior School in West Sussex.

David Gwenlan 

I have worked in the Local Authority for many years, mainly within the Education Department, although spent a small period of my career in what was then the Social Services Department.   Over the last 32 years much of my work has been closely working with governing bodies of schools and school finance, especially since the introduction of local management of schools in 1989/90.  This has, over the years, meant a direct involvement with formula funding development and reviews of special schools and other settings established for children with special educational needs.     I had previously worked in Buildings & Development, which involved capital projects relating to schools, and in Further Education.    My current role is mainly directed towards advising schools in managing their finances and particularly when they are finding it difficult to balance budgets.  

 

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