Governing Body

The aim of a Governing Body is to maintain and improve the standards of education for the children at the school.

The Governing Body is somewhat similar to a Board of Directors; it works with the Head Teacher, to manage the business of the school. The Head is responsible for the school management on a daily basis. Strategic long term targets and policies are planned and agreed at Governor’s meetings.

Linden School Governors bring a wide span of skills and experience together for the benefit of the school. They are elected or nominated by various stakeholder groups to maintain this breadth of expertise. These individual Governors do not directly represent their stakeholder groups; they are all of equal status and work together under the corporate authority of the full governing body.

Full Governing Body meetings are held at least once a term. The approved minutes are held in the school office and available for anyone who wishes to read them.  We also have a Finance & General Purposes Committee and Pay & Performance Management Committee who report to the Governing Body.


GOVERNOR’S DETAILS AND RECORD OF INTERESTS

Governor Name CategoryAppointed byDate of Start of Term of OfficeEnd of Term of OfficeDate Stepped DownCommitteesResponsibilitiesInterests / Relationships / Governance Roles2016/2017
Attendance
Mr Christopher Brown
Co-opted
Governing Body18/09/1328/04/2019FGBIs employed in Linden Primary School.1/2
Mrs Gemina Davie
Parent
Parents22/01/201421/01/2018FGB
FGB
Chair of FGB
Vice Chair of FGP
Has a child in school.2/2 FGB
1/1 FGP
Mr Keith Elliott
Co-opted
Governing Body28/04/1428/4/1927/04/2016FGB
Mrs Jane Fadden
Co-opted
Governing Body28/11/0828/04/19FGBIs employed in Linden Primary School.2/2
Mrs Joanne Fay
Co-opted
Governing Body25/11/0428/04/19FGB
FGP
Vice Chair of FGBGovernor of Lakers School.2/2 FGB
1/1 FGP
Mrs Angela Jarvis
Head Teacher
Ex-officio01/09/0428/04/19FGB
FGP
Is employed by Linden Primary School. Has a son employed by phone company the school uses but has no contact with school account.2/2 FGB
1/1 FGP
Mr Phillip Jones
Co-opted
Governing Body26/11/0828/04/19FGB
FGP
Vice Chair of FGBIs married to a member of staff.2/2 FGB
1/1 FGP
Mrs Alison Middleton
Parent
Parents29/03/1228/04/19FGBHas children at the school. Employed as Assistant Head at another school.2/2
Mr David Rees
Local Authority
Local Authority26/11/200331/05/20FGB
FGP
Chair of FGPEmployed by BG Brain Decorators.2/2 FGB
1/1 FGP
Mrs Claire Taylor
Co-opted
Governing Body26/11/0828/04/19FGBSafeguarding GovernorHas a child in school. 2/2
Mr Richard Vincent
Co-opted then Assoc Member
Governing Body26/11/0828/04/1921/09/2016FGB
FGP
Employed by Hewlett Packard, Cranfield Uni and consults for Amey. 2/2 FGB
1/1FGP
Mrs Wendy Ward
Co-opted
Governing Body19/9/1228/04/19FGBCurriculumIndependent Educational Consultant.2/2
Mr Scott Wellington
Staff
Staff10/09/1328/04/19FGBIs employed in Linden Primary School. Is married to a member of staff.1/2

 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Date of First ApptEnd of Term of OfficeDate Stepped DownInterests / Relationships / Governance Roles2016/2017 Attendance
Mrs Lyn Dance22/05/1328/04/19Governor at The Milestone School.FGB 2/2
Miss Sabrina Grange01/11/1328/04/19July 2016Assistant Head in school.0/0
Mrs Adele Knight01/09/0528/04/19Deputy Head in school.FGB 2/2
Mrs Caroline Lee01/11/1328/04/19Assistant Head in school.FGB 1/2
Mr Ian Mirfin22/05/1328/04/19Has a child in school.FGB 1/2
Mr Richard Vincent22/09/201621/09/20202/2
Miss Jenny Odell22/01/1428/04/19November 2016Has a child in school.FGB 0/1

Please note that Associate Members attend Full Governing Body meetings to advise Governors in their particular area of expertise.  They do not have any voting rights or responsibilities.

FGP – Finance & General Purposes Committee
FGB – Full Governing Body