Governing Body

The Governing Body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil progress and achievement. Its duties include:

  • Setting strategic direction, policies and objectives.
  • Approving the school budget, and reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives as set out in the school improvement plan.
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the head teacher.

Repton Manor primary School Governing Body is dedicated to working in partnership with the management of the school in order to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education and that the school always strives for continued progress in all areas for all children and groups of children.

The governing body is proud of the schools ethos towards learning but also it's dynamic attitude towards community inclusion and involvement with helping our children learn, have fun learning and improving social and physical awareness.

The Governing Body constitution from 1st September 2015 is:

  • 2 parent governors (elected by parent nomination process and appointed by the governing body)
  • 1 Head Teacher (appointed by the governing body)
  • 1 staff representative (elected by school staff and appointed by the governing body)
  • 1 local authority governor (appointed by the governing body and elected by the local authority)
  • 8 co-opted governors (appointed by the governing body as members with skills useful to the governing body)
  • 2 partnership governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body).

The Governing body deligates some responsibilities for monitoring of the Full Governing body to the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Resources Committee:

Teaching and Learning Committee (chair David Lea) - Responsible for monitoring pupils and groups progress and acheivement, against School Improvment plan and national targets as well as understanding the needs of the children within the school and ensuring the school meets those educational needs as best it can.  Agree school policies relevant to the committee.

Resources Committee (chair Leke Babalola) - To monitor and agree the school 3 year budget annually, ensuring spending complies with national and local requirements. Benchmark spending to ensure best value as well as spending in line with school improvement plan targets.  To monitor the staffing structure and ensure efficient and well managed personnel to maximise school results with well established well being of the staff mantained.  Agree school policies relevant to the committee.

Attendance in school

During the last academic year the Governing Board met 11 times where the Head teacher reported to Governors on the Curriculum, Finance, Health and Safety, Premises and Staffing matters to be challenged, discussed and reviewed.

In addition to meetings the Governors visited the school last year to:

  • take part in training,
  • observe curriculum leaders, pupils and staff,
  • Carry out health and safety inspections
  • confirm the implementation of school policies,
  • become acquainted with the school,
  • monitor attendance, child protection and school financial procedures,
  • meet local residents, community groups and parent forums
  • take part in school events and support the school, staff and volunteers
  • Engage in Learning walks during the school day to monitor the school Improvement Plan,
  • Visit the school, talk to parents, staff and discuus/investigate our ethos statement to ensure it still represents the school,
  • Visit the school, talk to parents, staff and discuss/investigate our committment to British Values and how the school curriculum and ethos represents this. 

From our positive start and beyond ...

Our first cohort of year R children have now left as year 6 with positive results and the Repton way instilled in them, given them a firm base for the furture.  Our initaial years have been very positive, an excellent start to our academic history and is testament to the hard work and dedication of our leadership team, teachers and all the staff whom embraced our ethos for learning and nurture.  We have worked to improve on our Ofsted areas together with our annual school improvement plan targets with vigour and commitment to our young learners with some very pleasing progress data overall for the years.  We continue to embed outstanding practice within the classroom and ensure that all indivdual pupils progress in an accelerated rate and continue the positive Repton story felt by all our pupils whether they have been with us since Reception or joined us later.  Over recent times we have embedded our learning based ethos with learning at the heart of our strategy, for good attainment will follow outstanding learning and our home grown student progress measures have confirmed that our methods and ethos are successful.  We continue to innovate child centred learning and be a centre for child nurture. Our Nurture award received 2018/19 is a pleasing acknowledgement of our committment to child led education in all respects.

Health, Safeguarding and Wellbeing

The Governing Body and school are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and require staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work.

We have extensive Safeguarding, Child Protection, Behaviour Management policies and procedures in place to safeguard our students from harm. Throughout the year staff and the Governing Body received Child Protection and Safeguarding training to up date on existing skills and this is kept under review annually or earlier if there are changes to government legislation.

Our security and access systems have been designed to ensure the safety of the children whilst on the school premises.  All visitors to the school are also issued with visitor badges with signing in and out procedures in place.

The school continues to carry out DBS checks for staff and volunteers to the site in order to safeguard our pupils. The school reports annually to Governors on Safeguarding and Child Protection processes which are in place at the school.

The school carries out regular health and safety risk assessments for the premises. Fire drills take place each half term and rigorous risk assessments are also carried out for all visits and trips.

Wayne Wills

Chair of Governors

 

Clerk to the Governing Body

Katie Evans as a member of KCC Clerking Service supports the school as a valued member of our team                                                                    

Wayne Wills

Chair of Governors

Partnership Governor

Contact – chair@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk

Member on all committees 

Member of the school sponsors directed to designing and opening Repton School, Local businessman, resident and continued ambassador for Repton Manor Primary.  Active member of KCC Local Lead Governors helping local governing bodies and chairs of governing bodies.

Matt Rawling

Head Teacher

Staff Governor

Contact –  headteacher@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk

Member on all committees

As Head teacher, I work with the governing body by developing our strategic school plan and report to our governors on the progress against the agreed objectives.

Kathy Atkinson

Co-Opted Governor

Member Resources team

Local Resident with experience in schools and currently engages with Repton running Playball club.

Charles Ealham

Co-Opted Governor

Member Resources team

Local Resident

Steph Hubbard

Parent Governor

Local resident

Balca Gursoy

Parent Governor

Term 4 years ends 31/08/20

Local resident

David Lea

Vice Chair of Governors

Teaching & Learning committee Chair

Partnership Governor

Child Protection Governor

Local resident, Retired

Simon Tilby

Co-Opted Governor

Local resident, Compliance officer in Lloyds of London insurance market.

Zoe Lewis

Staff Governor

Member Teaching & Learning team

Class Teacher

Sharon Perera

Authority Governor

SEN Governor 

Member Teaching & Learning Team

Educational advisor at Canterbury Christchurch University

Darren Roper

Haelth & Safety Governor

Co-Opted Governor

Member Resources team

Local Resident 

Leke Babalola

Resources Committee Chair

Co-Opted Governor

Member Resources team

Local Resident
Vacancy Co-Opted Governor  
Vacancy Co-Opted Governor  
Vacancy Co-Opted Governor  

 

Full Governing Board

 

 

 

 

 

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Attendance at meetings 2018/2019

Mrs Balca Gursoy

 

Parent governor

 

01 Sep 2016

31 Aug 2020

2/5

Mr Darren Roper

 

Co-opted governor

Health & Safety Governor

17 Jul 2018

16 Jul 2022

4/5

Mr David Lea

 

Partnership governor

Vice Chair
Safeguarding Governor
Chair of T&L Team

21 Mar 2017

20 Mar 2021

5/5

Mrs Kathryn Atkinson

 

Co-opted governor

 

29 Nov 2016

28 Nov 2020

5/5

Mr Matthew Rawling

 

Headteacher

Headteacher

 

 

5/5

Mr Leke Babalola

 

Co-opted governor

Chair of Resources team

20 Nov 2018

19 Nov 2022

4/5

Mr Simon Tilby

 

Co-opted governor

 

29 Jul 2016

28 Jul 2020

4/5

Mr Wayne Wills

Chair

Partnership governor

Chair

19 Sep 2017

18 Sep 2021

5/5

Mrs Sharon Perera

 

Local Authority Governor

 

29 Nov 2016

28 Nov 2020

5/5

Miss Zoe Lewis

 

Staff governor

Staff Governor

07 Sep 2018

06 Sep 2022

5/5

Mr Charles Ealham

 

Co-opted governor

 

16 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2023

 

Ms Steph Hubbard

 

Parent governor

 

03 Dec 2019

02 Dec 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources Team

 

 

 

 

 

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Attendance at Meetings

Mr Darren Roper

 

Co-opted governor

Health & Safety Governor

17 Jul 2018

16 Jul 2022

1/2

Mrs Kathryn Atkinson

 

Co-opted governor

 

29 Nov 2016

28 Nov 2020

1/2

Mr Matthew Rawling

 

Headteacher

Headteacher

 

 

2/2

Mr Leke Babalola

 

Co-opted governor

 

20 Nov 2018

19 Nov 2022

 

Mr Simon Tilby

Chair

Co-opted governor

Chair of Resources Team

29 Jul 2016

28 Jul 2020

1/2

Mr Wayne Wills

 

Partnership governor

Chair

19 Sep 2017

18 Sep 2021

1/2

Miss Zoe Lewis

 

Staff governor

Staff Governor

07 Sep 2018

06 Sep 2022

2/2

Mr Charles Ealham

 

Co-opted governor

 

16 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2023

 

Ms Steph Hubbard

 

Parent governor

 

03 Dec 2019

02 Dec 2023

 

 

 

T&L Team

 

 

 

 

 

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

Attendance at Meetings

Mrs Balca Gursoy

 

Parent governor

 

01 Sep 2016

31 Aug 2020

2/3

Mr David Lea

 

Partnership governor

ViceChair
Safeguarding Governor
Chair of T&L Team

21 Mar 2017

20 Mar 2021

2/3

Mr Matthew Rawling

 

Headteacher

Headteacher

 

 

3/3

Mr Wayne Wills

 

Partnership governor

Chair

19 Sep 2017

18 Sep 2021

3/3

Mrs Sharon Perera

 

Local Authority Governor

 

29 Nov 2016

28 Nov 2020

2/3

Miss Zoe Lewis

 

Staff governor

Staff Governor

07 Sep 2018

06 Sep 2022

3/3

Ms Becky Smith

 

Co-opted governor

 

 

July 2019

 3/3

Mr Charles Ealham

 

Co-opted governor

 

16 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2023

 

Ms Steph Hubbard

 

Parent governor

 

03 Dec 2019

02 Dec 2023

 

 

If you would like to contact the Governing body, please write to the school or email chair@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk.

edited January 2020