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 2018/19

 

 

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

Resources
(
8.00am)

 
 
AUTUMN

 
Thursday 
13th September
Thursday 27th September
Wednesday 17th October
Thursday 13th December
Thursday 29th November
 Wednesday 14th November
 
SPRING
Thursday 
28th February 2019
Thursday 7th February 2019
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
      Wednesday 15th May 2019
 
SUMMER
Thursday 20 June 2019
Thursday 13 June 2019
Wednesday 5 June 2019
 

 

Governors' Attendance 2014/15

Governors' Attendance 2015/16

Governors' Attendance 2016/17

Governors' Attendance 2017/18

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

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

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

Useful Websites for Governors

Information and support for Vineyard School governors can be found at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames website.

Click here to visit the LBRUT Governor Support pages

You can also contact governor support using the following email address: governor.support@richmond.gov.uk  

Additional information and links to other websites of interest to school governors can also be found at the Department for Education and Skills website.

Click here to visit the DFES Governor Support Pages www.governornet.co.uk

These other websites might also be of interest: www.teachernet.gov.uk

 

 The Vineyard School Governing Body 2018/9  

First Name

Surname

Governor type (appointed by)

Committees/ Responsibilities

Date of appointment

Term of office (years)

Melanie

Bywell

Co-opted (GB)

Resources (Chair)

SEND lead

 

1/12/16

4

Fern-Chantele

Carter

LA nominated (GB Appointed)

Development & Pupils

13/9/2018

4

Antony

Cook

Elected (Parents)

Vice Chair of Governors

Development & Pupils Committee Chair

Safe-guarding & looked-after children

1/12/15

4

James

Lane

Co-opted (GB)

Resources 

Health & Safety

14/5/15

4

Kirsty

MacEachen

Co-opted (GB)

Development & Pupils

Parent Liaison

5/7/2018

4

 

Anke

Monestel

Elected (Parents)

Development & Pupils

1/12/16

4

 

Richard 

Rosewell

Deputy Head TeacherAssociate Member

Development & Pupils, Resources

 

 

Graham

Stewart

Co-opted (GB)

Chair of Governors
Resources
Finance lead

14/5/15

4

Emma

Tuck

Elected (Staff)

Development & Pupils,
Resources

1/11/15

4
 

Ruth

Whymark

Head Teacher

Development & Pupils, Resources

 

 

Simon

Williams

Co-opted (GB)

Development & Pupils

Performance Data lead

1/9/16

4

Lynne

Woolley

Co-opted (GB)

Development & Pupils

11/12/17 

 4

 

Anna Mantle, Clerk to Governors.

 

Governors who have left the Board in the last calendar year:

  • Ian Boulton - resigned October 2017
  • Rufus Cooper - resigned February 2018
  • Christine Gooch - resigned July 2018
  • Robert Stanton - resigned July 2018
  • Stuart Nevill - resigned July 2018