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The Governing Body

Welcome from our Chairman of Governors

On behalf of the governing body, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Ardleigh Green Junior School, which is part of the Ardleigh Green Learning Federation.

We are a three form entry Junior School in the London Borough of Havering, sharing a site with Ardleigh Green Infants' School from where the majority of our children transfer.

Following the retirement of the Infant headteacher in 2019, the governing body took the decision to federate with the Infant school with one governing body and one vision. At Ardleigh Green Everyone Grows.

The Learning Federation is led by our Executive Headteacher John Morris OBE, previously the headteacher of the Junior School, together with . Verity Hoffman Deputy Headteacher of the Infant School and  Janelle Johnson, Deputy Headteacher of the Infant School..

In addition to our school site we have our own Family Centre in Ardleigh Green Road which actively seeks to meet the needs of our local community.

Our Execuitive Headteacher John Morris OBE, who has been in post for over thirty years, leads a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to ensuring our children reach their full potential within a caring and supportive learning environment.

We have been judged by Ofsted to be outstanding on three occasions and are justifiably proud of our academic, sporting and artistic success and the excellent relationship we enjoy with parents and the local community.

I hope you find our website informative. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

 
 

William Jennings

 Chairman of Governors


Ardleigh Green Learning Federation Governing Body

The Governing Body Meets on al least three occasions each term. To support the work of the full governing body which meets termly, there are two sub committees. One commitee looks specifically at Learning and Achievement, whilst the other focusses on Finance and Resources.

 
If you wish to contact the Chair or a member of the Governing Body, please address any correspondence to the individual concerned at either school or email
Governor @aglf.org.uk

Constitution of the Governing Body
 
Name Type Date of Appointment Term Catergory Committtee Business Interests Governance in other schools.
William Jennings L.A. September 2019 3 Years Chair Learning and Achievement    
Nicki Banyard Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Vice Chair Learning and Achievement   Redden Court
Kevin Stephenson Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Governor Finance and Resources Surveyor & Architect  
Tina Murray Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Governor Learning and Achievement   Redden Court
Sarah Bennett Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Governor Finance and Resources    
Pete Easy Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Governor Finance and Resources    
Tracey Coppin Staff September 2019 3 Years Staff Governor Learning and Achievement    
Christine Drew Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Governor Finance and Resources    
Sue Consterdine Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Safeguarding Governor Learning and achievement    
Sam Wiley Staff September 2019 3 Years Staff Governor Learning and Achievement    
Infant Parent Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Stephanie Gibson Learning and Achievement    
Junior Parent Co-opted September 2019 3 Years Vikki Alder Finance and Resources    
John Morris OBE Co-opted September 2019 N/A Headteacher L&A Finance    
Janelle Johnson Observer September 2019 N/A Deputy Head L&A Finance    
Verity Hoffman Observer September 2019 N/A Deputy Head L&A Finance    
 
There is currently one co-opted vacancy following the resignation of Victoria O'Connor 

 
 
Governor Body  Information

The Governing Body of Ardleigh Green Learning Federation was established  in September 2019. The Governing Body consists of the Executive Headteacher John Morris OBE, the Chairman of Governors, William Jennings and twelve governors. 

The Governing Body discharges its duties through a termly full governing body meeting and two sub committees, which meet half termly.

The Finance and General Purposes Committee monitors all financial matters, health and safety and safeguarding.

The Learning and Achievement Committee monitors school improvement, teaching and learning and pupil progress.

The work of our Family Centre is overseen by the Full Governing Body.

A termly Governing Body Forum, led by the Chairman, headteacher and deputy headteacher allows governors to observe teaching and learning throughout the school and to discuss matters in relation to school improvement, pupil progress and organisation and management.

Governing Body Skills Audit

Governors are required to complete an annual skills audit to ensure that collectively the Governing Body has the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively monitor school performance. In addition, governors are required to undertake regular training in relation to governance and educational matters. This training is led either by the school or the local authority.
 
   
 
 Ardleigh Green Learning Federation Governing Body Skills Matrix September 2021

 
Name Type Date of Appointment Finance Education Project Management Leadership Governance at
 other schools/colleges
Other
William Jennings L.A September 2019 x x x x    
Nicki Banyard Co-opted September 2019 x x        
Kevin Stephenson Co-opted September 2019 x x x x x H&S
Tina Murray Co-opted September 2019   x     x  
Sarah Bennett Co-opted September 2019   x        
Pete Easy Co-opted September 2019 x x x x    
Tracey Coppin Staff September 2019   x        
Christine Drew Co-opted September 2019 x x x x    
Sue Consterdine Co-opted September 2019   x x x x  
Sam Wiley Staff September 2019   x   x    
Stephanie Gibson Parent September 2019            
Vikki Alder Parent September 2019            
John Morris OBE Co-opted September 2019 x x x x x H&S
Janelle Johnson Observer September 2019   x   x    
Verity Hoffman Observer September 2019   x   x    
 

 
Governor Information

William Jennings

William has been the Chairman of Governors since 1999. He was originally appointed as a parent governor. William, now retired, led a large department of  a local council. Bill brings expertise in relation to strategic planning, leadership and management.

Kevin Stephenson

Kevin chairs our Finance and Resources Sub Committee. Kevin runs a local architect and surveying company. Kevin brings expertise in relation to buildings, project management and health and safety.

Nicki Banyard
Nicki was formerly the Chair of Governors of Ardleigh Green Infant School. Both Nicki's children attended Ardleigh Green. Nicki brings expertise in relation to Human Resources and of course KS1. Nicki is also currently a governor at Redden Court Academy. Nicki is the Vice Chair of governors.

Peter Easy
Peter, now retired, was a senior manager at national level for a major telecommunications company. Peter brings expertise in relation to leadership and management, performance management, data analysis and strategic planning. Peter has a grandchild in Year 5.

Christine Drew

Christine is a retired Infant Headteacher. She was previously a governor for the Infant School. Christine brings educational  expertise particularly in relation to Early Years and Infant Education.

Sue Consterdine
A retired primary school senior leader, Sue previously was a member of the Infant School Governing Body. Sue brings a wide range of educational experience particularly in relation to teaching and learning and special educational needs.

Sam Wiley
Previously a member of the Infant School Governing Body, Sam is currently the Year Group Leader for Year 1, Assessment Leader for the Infant School and  a member of the School Leadership Team. Sam brings a wealth of experience in relation to data and teaching and learning.

Tina Murray
Originally appointed as parent governor for both the Infant and Junior Schools, Tina is now a co-opted member of the Governing Body with specific responsibility for pupil premium. Tina is also the Chair of Redden Court Academy and brings expertise in relation to Key Stage 3.

Sarah Bennett
Sarah works as a teaching assistant at Ardleigh Green Infants and brings expertise in relation to Infant Education. Her three children have all been pupils of the school.

Stephanie Gibson
Stephanie is the Infant Parent Governor. She is the Assistant Headteacher of a local secondary school.Stephanie has two children in school.

Victoria Alder
Victoria is the Junior Parent Governor, She currently has one child in Year 3 and one in secondary school. Walking in the finace sector Victoria bring valuable financial expertise to the governing body.

Tracey Coppin
Tracey has been a Teaching Assistant at Ardleigh Green Junior School for over 20 years. Tracey has particular expertise in supporting children in Upper Key Stage 2, particularly in Mathematics. Tracey brings particular expertise in relation to the Junior Curriculum and the analysis and interpretaion of data.


John Morris OBE
John was appointed as headteacher in January 1991 and became the Executive Headteacher of Ardleigh Green Learning Federation in September 2019. During this time he has worked with three outstanding Chairs of Governors, Ron Latchford, Clive Cumbers and William Jennings. John, a Local Leader of Education, was awarded the Pearson Headteacher of the Year Award for London Schools in 2012  and in 2015 was awarded an OBE  for services to education. John also serves on the Governing Body of Havering College of Further Education.



Pecuniary Interests

All governors are required to declare any business involvement which in any way could be associated with their work as governors at Ardleigh Green Junior School. The following declarations have been recorded:

Kevin Stephenson       Architect and Surveyor
 
Involvement  with the Governing Body of a school or educational establishment other than Ardleigh Green Junior School

Nicki Banyard             Governor at Redden Court Academy.
Tina Murray                Governor at Redden Court Academy. 


Governor Attendance

Each governor is required to attend a termly full governing body meeting and either a Learning and Achievement or Finance Sub Committee. Some governors chose to attend both sub committees. Since 2019 as meetings have been held on line a decision was made to invite all governors to all meetings

 
                                               
 
 
Click below for attendance 2019/2020 and 2020/2021


Governor Attendance 2019 to 2021  

 
                                                    

Financial Information

The Learning Federation sets a budget for both schools every April. Both schools submitted a positive 3 year budget to the Local Authority in May 2021.
 

Please press here to view financial Benchmarking Information from the Department of Education designed to allow you to compare similar schools.
 
https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/
 
 
 

 



 
 
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