From Lesley Ludlow, Chair of Governors
Welcome to the Moss Hall Infant School Governing Body. Our members are our Head Teacher Governor: Paul Church, one Staff Governor: Anita Togher, one Local Authority Governor: Pranay Subedi, five Parent Governors: Nikki Roberts, Patrick Richmond, Alice Jones, Tim Gibbs and Victoria Whitford. The final group is seven co-opted governors: Robert Weiner, Lesley Ludlow, Kevin Bernbaum, Stephanie Skelly, Simon Smith and Sue Elphick (who is also a member of staff) and Chloe Horner.
All governors serve for four years (except the Head). The Associate Member term of office is also four years.
All Governing Body meetings are open and you are welcome to attend as observers. Please advise the Head Teacher if you wish to attend. The minutes of these meetings are available in School for you to read. Our Clerk to the Governor Body is Helen Holloway.
I would also like to mention the Moss Hall Schools’ Association. The Association runs a full and varied programme of fund raising events for the School and governors support them whenever possible. You too can get involved by helping with the organisation of an event, manning a stall or the gate on the day and by coming along to MHSA events. We look forward to seeing soon.
We all wish you and your child a happy and successful time at Moss Hall Infant School.
Chair of Governors
What do governors do?
Moss Hall Infant School is a school where diversity is embraced and where children thrive in a secure and happy environment. There is a commitment to high expectations and the achievement of high standards for everyone. The governing body works with the school to fulfil these aims. We are working together to
ensure that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined (OFSTED: Setting strategic direction)
ensure that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school (OFSTED: Creating robust accountability)
ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources (OFSTED: Ensuring financial probity)
We hold four full Governing Body Meetings a year. The governing body focuses on the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school with much of work the governing body being delegated to committees. There are three committees that meet at least once per term. Each committee has its terms of reference which are reviewed annually.
The committees are:
Resources and Premises
Chaired by Lesley Ludlow with a remit to ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources
Curriculum and Pupil Welfare
Chaired by Patrick Richmond with a remit to ensure the educational performance of the school continues to improve and that all children make good progress throughout their time at the school and that their individual needs for learning and social development are fully met.
Personnel and Pay
Chaired by Robert Weiner with a remit to ensure that the staffing needs of the school are met, that pay awards are robustly managed and that staff development, through training and continuous professional development, helps to drive the school’s achievements for the children.