Governors

About School Governance

Governors are volunteers who work closely with the Headteacher and the school’s senior management team to ensure that the school provides the best possible education for all children. Governors are generally parents, professionals and members of the community from all walks of life, who bring varied skills and experience to support the leadership of the school.

The Governing Body focuses on three core functions:

    • To ensure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction.
    • To hold the Headteacher to account for the school’s educational performance, and the performance management of staff.
    • To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure its money is well spent.

The Governing Board at Parkland meets six times each school year and dates for 2016/17 can be seen here.

Our Governors

At Parkland Primary School we have 11 governors on the Governing body in total: 3 Parent governors (elected by the parent body), 2 Staff governors (the Headteacher plus 1 governor elected by the staff body) 4 Community governors (elected by the Governing body), the CEO of Discovery Schools Academy Trust and the DSAT Cluster leader (both ex-officio).

Celia Varley

Chair
of Governors (Community Governor)

Term
of Office 16.1.13-15.1.17

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2014-15: 3/4

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2015-16: 5/5

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2016-17: 3/3

No relevant
business interests declared 6.10.16

Richard Eastman

Vice-Chair of Governors (Community Governor)

Term
of Office 9.6.2016-5.6.2020

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2014-15: 3/4

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2015-16: 5/5

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2016-17: 1/3

No relevant
business interests declared 28.9.15

Sarah Bishop

Headteacher

Sam Varnam

Parent Governor

Term
of Office 21.3.14-20.3.18

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2014-15: 2/4

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2015-16: 5/5

Attendance at FGB
meetings 2016-17:2/3

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technician at Beauchamp College MAT
declared 6.10.16

 

 Sanjay Thakrar

Community Governor

Term of Office: 9.6.16-8.6.20

Attendance at FGB meetings 2015-16:
0/1

Attendance at FGB meetings 2016/17:
3/3

No relevant
business interests declared 6.10.16

Helen Brown

Staff Governor

Term of Office 28.9.15-27.9.19

Attendance at FGBmeetings
2015-16:5/5

Attendance at FGB meetings 2016/17:
3/3

No relevant
business interests declared 6.10.16

Nadina Kalsi

Community Governor

Term of Office 29.9.16-28.9.2020

Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 1/3

 

Paul Stone

 CEO of Discovery Schools Academy Trust (Ex-officio)

Dawn White

Cluster leader (Ex-officio)

Anna Mousley

Clerk to Governors

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