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Federated Governing Body of Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Schools

Letter from Chair of Governors and Executive Headteacher ~ July 2021

Following a public consultation, in October 2014 Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Schools formalised their already close working relationship for the benefit of pupils and their families, to support high quality learning in both schools and enable the continuity of high expectations for all pupils from 2- 19 and beyond. Each school retains its individual status and character but with a single governing body.  In September 2021, a two year temporary satellite site of Manor Mead was opened at Virginia Water, to accommodate up to 60 primary aged pupils with High COIN.

The role of our Governing Body is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Manor Mead School and Walton Leigh School were Federated under a single Governing Body on 1st October 2014.  

The Constitution allows for 15 Governors, consisting of:

  • 2 Headteacher governors (if a separate Headteacher is in role at each school)
  • 2 Parent governors (one from each school)
  • 1 Staff governor
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 9 Co-opted governors

..plus Associate Members, appointed for their specific skills and expertise who are called upon by the Governors as required. No Associate Members have voting rights.

The Full Governing Body meets 6 times per year. In addition there is a Staffing and Finance Committee (S&F) which meets three times per year. Other groups, which meet as and when individually agreed, are a Pay Panel (PP) and a Headteacher Performance Review Panel (HTPR).  

The governors are as follows:

 

Date of Appointment / Term of office

Committees / Groups

Responsibilities

* Meeting Attendance 2020/21

Executive Headteacher – appointed by virtue of office

 

Mark Bryant

01/01/2019 - ongoing

S&F

 

9 out of 9

 Staff Governors – elected by staff

 

Leanne Kimber

24/11/2021 - 23/11/2025

 

   N/A

 Parent Governors – elected by parents

 

Linsey Meredith

01/10/2018 – 30/09/2022

 

 

6 out of 6

Sabby Gill

19/05/2019 – 18/05/2023

S&F

Vice-Chair, Staffing & Finance

Safeguarding

8 out of 9

 

Local Authority (LA) Governor – nominated by the LA, appointed by the Governing Body

Maureen Attewell

24/03/2022 - 23/03/2026

 

 

N/A 

 

Co-opted Governors – appointed by the Governing Body

 

Annette Crozier

06/10/2018 – 05/10/2022

HTPR

7 out of 9

Sarah Jenkins

21/11/2020 – 20/11/2024

S&F, PP, HTPR

Vice Chair, Gov Body.  Chair, Staffing & Finance

7 out of 9

Lisa Kent

23/11/2015 – 22/11/2019

S&F, PP, HTPR

Chair, Full Governing Body

9 out of 9

John Reeves

15/05/2018 - 14/05/2022

 S&F

 

6 out of 8

Elizabeth Wood-Dow

06/10/2018 – 05/10/2022

HTPR

Vice Chair, Gov Body. Safeguarding Governor

4 out of 6

Val Woolford

06/10/2018 – 05/10/2022

 

 

5 out of 6

Louise Yarnell

02/12/2020 - 01/12/2024

 PP

 

n/a

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

* At Full Governing Body or Committee meetings to which they
are appointed in the last academic year

 

Associate Members - appointed by the Governing Body (no voting rights held)

Date of Appointment

/ Term of office

Area of

expertise

2020/21 Attendance at meetings by invitation
Tracey Penman 21/09/2021 – 20/09/2025 (previously Co-Opted Gov) Head of School, Manor Mead Shepperton 5 out of 6
Claudette Sims 15/03/2022 -  14/03/2026 Head of School, manor Mead Virginia Water n/a
Annie Paget 20/09/2018 – 19/09/2022 Head of School, Walton Leigh 5 out of 6
Sarah Clarke 06/10/2018 – 05/10/2022 Personnel None
Angela Considine 06/10/2018 – 05/10/2022 Parent Network, Recruitment None

 

 

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Emma Alexander who was appointed on 06/10/2014.

The following people are no longer members of the Governing Body but served during the 2020-21 academic year:

Chelsea Renehan

27/11/2017 – 26/11/2021

 Co-Opted

 

 2 out of 6

Linda Mardell

01/01/2019 - 25/11/2021

Associate Member

 

None

Olivia Hepburn

02/11/2017 - 01/11/2021

Staff 

 

4 out of 6

Richard Smith-Ainsley

16/01/2019 - 13/10/2021

Local Authority

 

7 out of 9

Sarah Brown

21/11/2016 - 20/11/2020

Co-Opted

 

0 out of 1

 

The following Governors and Associate Members declared the following Business Interest / Pecuniary Interests:

Governor

Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date declared

Sarah Brown

None Declared

 

 

Sept 2018

Annette Crozier

None declared

 

 

Sept 2018

Sabby Gill

None declared

 

 

Sept 2020

Olivia Hepburn

None declared

 

 

Oct 2018

Sarah Jenkins

Citizens Advice

 Charity

 Trustee

Sept 2020

Lisa Kent

Home Start Surrey

 

Epsom Primary School

Schools Alliance for Excellence 

Family Support Charity

Education

 

Not-for-Profit organisation

Chair

 

Chair of Governors

Trustee

Sept 2018

 

Jan 2022

 

Jan 2022

Linda Mardell

None declared

 

 

Sept 2018

Linsey Meredith

The Holy Family School

School

Spouse is Governor

Sept 2020

John Reeves

Mencap Elmbridge

Charity

Trustee

Sept 2018

Chelsea Renehan

Eikon Charity

Shepperton Residents Association

Youth Charity

Residents Association

Volunteer

Committee member

Jan 2018

Richard Smith-Ainsley

Spelthorne Borough Council

Local Authority

Elected member

Sept 2018

Elizabeth Wood-Dow

MANNA Foodbank

Faith in Action Children’s Trust

Charity

Charity

Volunteer

Trustee

Sept 2020

Val Woolford

Spelthorne Talking News

QMSC Sailability

Charity

Charity

Editor

Spouse is Chair

Sept 2018

Louise Yarnell

Schools Alliance for Excellence

Not-for-profit organisation

Employee

Dec 2020

Associate Member

Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date declared

Sarah Clarke

Thames Valley Skiff Club

Walton Rowing Club

Boat Club

 

Boat Club 

 Cttee President

Member

 Nov 2018

Angela Considine

Mencap

Learning Disability Charity

Vice Chair

Oct 2018

Annie Paget

None declared

 

 

Sept 2018

Tracey Penman

None declared

 

 

Sept 2018

The Chair Of Governors can be contacted by email
Chair@manor-mead.surrey.sch.uk

The Clerk can be contacted on 01932 241834