Governing Body

Mr A Ede (Chair)
Co-opted Governor

Mr G Brown (Vice Chairman)
Co-opted Governor

Miss Lyn Corderoy (Head Teacher)
Staff Governor

Mrs D Brown (Governor)
Co-opted Governor

Mr L Johnson (Governor)
Co-opted Governor

Mr M Dearlove (Governor)
Co-opted Governor

Mr R Varia (Governor)
Co-opted Governor

Mrs A Wells
Co-opted Governor

Mr Adrian Knights
Local Authority 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                 Diane Brown
Health and Safety              Helen Aydin
English                               Mel Dearlove
Maths                                 Albert Ede
SFVS                                  Gary Brown
ICT & Science                     Rajesh Varia 
Humanities                          Jo Hennessy
Assessment                        Albert Ede
Attendance                         Angela Wells
Foundation Stage               Larry Johnson
PE/Arts                               Tracey Greenhill
SEND/Inclusion                  Jo Hennessy
Catering                              Gary Brown
Facilities                              Gary Brown
Eco and International          Diane Brown
Policy and Infomation          Mel Dearlove

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                 

Grange Primary Register of Business Interests

Latest Governors Newsletter - Autumn 2017 

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Latest News

Sep 13, 2018

FILM NIGHT

The PTA will be holding a Film Night on Friday 21st September.  They will be showing Coco.   Please return your completed slips to school ASAP.  

Sep 11, 2018

New Intake - Parent Tours

We will be holding 4 tours for our new September 2019 intake.  These will take place on:
15th October at 1.45pm
5th November at 1.45pm
26th November at 1.45pm
7th January 2019 at 1.45pm
Please call the school office to book a place.  Please note that due to space we cannot accomodate prams/pushchairs. Thank you

PLEASE NOTE it is the responsibility of parents to apply for a school place at the correct time.  You will not receive any letters from Essex County Council to inform you that you must apply for your child's school place. 
 
*  From the 12th November 2018 you can apply online for your child's primary school place.
*  You must submit an application by the national closing date 15th JANUARY 2019
 
Sep 10, 2018

FLOOD !

If you can, please pop along to St Andew's Church between the 20-22 September as they are holding an exhibition in relation to the Flooding which took place in Wickford in 1958.  Entry is free and there will be lots of interesting photos, films and articles from the Wickford Community for you to take a look at.

 

Grange Primary School,

Elder Avenue,

Wickford,

Essex,

SS12 0LR

Tel: 01268 734420

Fax: 01268 571745

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