Governing Body

Mr A Ede (Chair)
Co-opted Governor

Mr G Brown (Vice Chairman)
Co-opted Governor

Mrs Maggie Elfenich (Head Teacher)
Staff Governor

Mrs D Brown (Governor)
Co-opted Governor

Mr L Johnson (Governor)
Co-opted Governor

Mrs A Wells
Co-opted Governor

Mrs Lynne Shirley 
Co-opted Governor

Mrs J Hennessy (Governor)
Parent Governor

Mrs H Aydin (Governor)
Parent Governor

Mrs T Greenhill (Governor)
Teacher Governor

 

What Do Grange Primary Governors Do?

The governing body works with the Headteacher and the staff at the school to ensure the school provides good quality education for all its pupils, and constantly strives to improve.  Governors do not need specialist skills, just an ability to listen, think through new ideas, and decide what is best for the school as part of a team.

They need to set high expectations and ask challenging questions, but are not expected to make day to day decisions about how the school is run.  That's the jobn of the head teacher and senior staff.

The 3 key roles of a Governing Body are to:

  • Provide strategic direction for the school
  • Support the head teacher but constantly look to raise standards
  • Ensure accountability

This means as a Governor you may be involved in:

  • Deciding how the budget should be spent and ensuring good value for money
  • Making sure the curriculm provides for and challenges all pupils
  • Making sure the school buildings are welcoming, safe and fit for purpose
  • Setting and monitoring the school's values, aims and policies
  • Appointing staff

Statutory Information

The school and governors are obliged by law to provide you with the following information:

All parents when admitting their children to Grange Primary School are asked to make contact with the school’s Special Education Needs co-ordinator (SENCo), if their children require support either with a physical or educational need.  Meetings will be arranged, risk assessments made, statements read and programmes devised to ensure that the school supports the idea that ‘Every Child in Grange Primary School Matters’. All children at Grange Primary School are given appropriate and fully inclusive educational opportunities, with Individual Educational Plans and support staff employed if appropriate. 

The school’s grounds and building have recently been upgraded to adhere to legislation regarding access to the school by pupils with disabilities.  

The governors have put in place an accessibility plan which is looking at increasing access for all pupils and parents able and disabled.

The staff and governors regularly review the Special Educational Needs policy which is available if parents desire to read it.  The Special Educational Needs co-ordinator meets termly with the Special Educational Needs governor, who then reports the implementation of the policy within the school curriculum.

Parents and governors have in place a Disability Equality Scheme, which is regularly reviewed in line with legislation.

The current designation of Governors responsibilities are as follows:-

Child Protection / Safeguarding       Diane Brown
Health and Safety                            Helen Aydin
Link Governor                                  Albert Ede
English                                             Lynne Shirley
Maths                                               Albert Ede
Equality                                            Jo Hennessy
SFVS                                               Gary Brown
Able, Gifted & Talented                    Helen Aydin
ICT & Science                                  Gary Brown
Humanities                                       Jo Hennessy
Assessment                                      Albert Ede
Attendance                                       Angela Wells
Foundation Stage                             Larry Johnson
PE/Arts                                             Tracey Greenhill
Catering                                            Diane Brown
Facilities                                           Gary Brown
Inclusion/SEND                                Jo Hennessy
Policy / Infomation                            Angela Wells

Other Responsibilities

Head Teacher's Performance Management       Larry Johnson, Jo Hennessy & Gary Brown
Pay Committee                                                   Larry Johnson, Gary Brown & Jo Hennessy
Pay Appeals / Staff Discipline / Staff Appeals / Pupil Discipline    Any three non staff Governors
Pupil Discipline                                                   Any three non staff Governors                   

Grange Primary Register of Business Interests

 

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Latest News

Nov 15, 2019

Children in Need - "Spotty" Day

Today the children dressed in their spotty tops for Children in Need.  We also had a surprise visit from Pudsey Bear during assembly.  He then visited all the children in their classrooms.  He was astounded at the amount Grange raised today ... £378.54.  Well done and thank you to everybody. 

 

Oct 25, 2019

50/50 Club Winners

The draw took place for the 50/50 Club today during Assembly.  The lucky winners for October are:

1st Place -  Sarah Dando
2nd Place - Julia Siegler
3rd Place -  Mrs Mapperley

Well done to you all.

Grange Primary School,

Elder Avenue,

Wickford,

Essex,

SS12 0LR

Tel: 01268 734420

Fax: 01268 571745

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