Meet the Governors

The Governing Body is the ‘critical friend’ of the school and, as such, seeks to ensure that we fulfill our aims and objectives and meet statutory requirements. It consists of parents and staff representatives, Local Authority members and co-opted governors from the local community.

Governors have a key role in overseeing curriculum policies, appointing staff, care and maintenance of the building, monitoring grounds and equipment and setting the budget. Governors also work closely with our senior management staff to create a longer term Strategic Development Plan for the school and an annual School Development Plan.

The full Governing Body meets four times annually but there are also working groups and committees which deal with issues in detail.  

If you wish to contact the governors directly, please send an email to the Clerk (clerk@vineyard.richmond.sch.uk). 

Governing Body Meetings

In line with governance guidelines Governors, associate members, the Headteacher and the Clerk have the right to attend governing body meetings. It is the decision of the governing body to allow any other persons to attend. Associate members and observers may be excluded from any part of the meeting where the item under discussion refers to an individual pupil or member of staff. Any parent or carer who would like to observe a governing body meeting should write to the Chair of Governors for consideration on info@vineyard.richmond.sch.uk

 

Programme of meetings 2019/20

 

 

Term
 
Full Governing Body
(6.00pm)
 
 
School Development and Pupils
(6.00pm)
 

Resources
(
8.00am)

 
 
AUTUMN

 
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Thursday 17th October 2019
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Thursday 12th December 2019
Thursday 28th November 2019
 Wednesday 20th November 2019
 
SPRING
Thursday 
2nd April 2020
Thursday 12th March 2020
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
      Wednesday 25th March 2020
 
SUMMER
Thursday 18 June 2019
Thursday 14th May 2020
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
 

 

Governors' Attendance 2014/15

Governors' Attendance 2015/16

Governors' Attendance 2016/17

Governors' Attendance 2017/18

Governors' Attendance 2018/19

Governors' Register of Interests

Minutes from Full Governing Body (FGB) and Committee meetings

Final, signed off minutes from FGB and committee meetings can be found by clicking the links below:

Full Governing Body Minutes:

FGB - 21 September 2017

FGB - 7 December 2017

FGB - 8 February 2018

FGB - 5 July 2018

FGB - 13 September 2018

FGB - 13 December 2018

FGB - 28 February 2019

Development & Pupils Committee Meeting Minutes:

D&P Committee - 11 October 2017

D&P Committee - 30 November 2017

D&P Committee - 15 March 2018

D&P Committee - 28 June 2018

D&P Committee - 27 September 2018

D&P Committee - 29 November 2018

D&P Committee - 7 February 2019

Resources Committee Meeting Minutes:

Resources Committee - 8 November 2017

Resources Committee - 23 November 2017

Resources Committee - 24 January 2018

Resources Committee - 9 May 2018

Resources Committee - 13 June 2018

Resources Committee - 17 October 2018

Resources Committee - 14 November 2018

Resources Committee - 23 January 2019

Resources Committee - 15 May 2019

 The Vineyard School Governing Body 2018/9  

First Name

Surname

Governor type (appointed by)

Committees/ Responsibilities

Date of appointment

Term of office (years)

Date resigned (where applicable)

Melanie

Bywell

Co-opted (GB)

Resources (Chair)

SEND lead

 

1/12/16

4

n/a

Fern-Chantele

Carter

LA nominated (GB Appointed)

Development & Pupils

13/9/2018

4

n/a

Antony

Cook

Elected (Parents)

Vice Chair of Governors

Development & Pupils Committee Chair

Safe-guarding & looked-after children

1/12/15

4

n/a

James

Lane

Co-opted (GB)

Resources 

Health & Safety

28/2/2019

4

n/a

Kirsty

MacEachen

Co-opted (GB)

Development & Pupils

Parent Liaison

5/7/2018

4

 

n/a

Anke

Monestel

Elected (Parents)

Development & Pupils

1/12/16

4

 

n/a

Richard 

Rosewell

Deputy Head Teacher
Associate Member

Development & Pupils, Resources

 

 

n/a
Amy Salem Co-opted (GB) Development & Pupils 13/12/18

4

 

n/a

Graham

Stewart

Co-opted (GB)

Chair of Governors
Resources
Finance lead

28/2/2019

4

n/a

Emma

Sutton

Elected (Staff)

Development & Pupils,
Resources

1/11/15

4
 

End of term July 2019

Ruth

Whymark

Head Teacher

Development & Pupils, Resources

 

 

n/a

Simon

Williams

Co-opted (GB)

Development & Pupils

Performance Data lead

1/9/16

4

n/a

Lynne

Woolley

Co-opted (GB)

Development & Pupils

11/12/17 

 4

n/a
             

 

Anna Mantle, Clerk to Governors.