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 Attendance2017/2018
Attendance
Mr Richard Vincent
Co-opted then Assoc Member
Governing Body26/11/200828/04/201921/09/2016FGB
FGP
Employed by Hewlett Packard, Cranfield Uni and consults for Amey.
Mr Christopher Brown
Co-opted
Governing Body18/09/201328/04/2019FGBIs employed in Linden Primary School.3/5 FGB1/2 FGB
Mrs Wendy Ward
Co-opted
Governing Body19/9/201228/04/2019FGBCurriculumIndependent Educational Consultant.4/5 FGB1/3 FGB
Mrs Claire Taylor
Co-opted
Governing Body26/11/200828/04/2019FGBSafeguarding Governor5/5 FGB1/3 FGB
Mr Phillip Jones
Co-opted
Governing Body26/11/200828/04/2019FGB
FGP
Vice Chair of FGB4/5 FGB
4/4 FGP
1/3 FGB
1/2 FGP
Mrs Jane Fadden
Co-opted
Governing Body28/11/200828/04/2019FGBIs employed in Linden Primary School.5/5 FGB2/2 FGB
Mr Scott Wellington
Staff
Staff10/09/201328/04/2019FGBIs employed in Linden Primary School. Is married to a member of staff.3/5 FGB2/3 FGB
Mrs Alison Middleton
Parent
Parents29/03/201228/04/2019FGBHas children at the school. Employed as Assistant Head at another school.5/5 FGB2/3 FGB
Mrs Gemina Davie
Parent
Parents22/01/201421/01/2022FGB
FGB
Chair of FGB
Vice Chair of FGP
Has a child in school.5/5 FGB
2/4 FGP
2/3 FGB
2/2 FGP
Mrs Joanne Fay
Co-opted
Governing Body25/11/200428/04/2019FGB
FGP
Vice Chair of FGB5/5 FGB
3/4 FGP
3/3 FGB
0/2 FGP
Mr David Rees
Local Authority
Local Authority26/11/200331/05/2020FGB
FGP
Chair of FGPEmployed by BG Brain Decorators.5/5 FGB
3/4 FGP
3/3 FGB
2/2 FGP
Mrs Angela Jarvis
Head Teacher
Ex-officio01/09/200428/04/2019FGB
FGP
Is employed by Linden Primary School. Has a son employed by phone company the school uses but has no contact with school account.5/5 FGB
4/4 FGP
3/3 FGB
2/2 FGP
Mr Cameron LawGoverning Body22/09/201621/09/2020FGB
FGP
Has children in school5/5 FGB
4/4 FGP
FGB 1/3
FGP 2/2
Mr Kevin EvansGoverning Body22/09/201621/09/2020FGB
FGP
Has children in school4/5 FGB
4/4 FGP
FGB 2/3
FGP 2/2

 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Date of First ApptEnd of Term of OfficeDate Stepped DownInterests / Relationships / Governance Roles2017/2018 Attendance2016/2017
Attendance
Mrs Lyn Dance22/05/1328/04/19Governor at The Milestone School.FGB 1/3FGB 4/5
Mrs Lucy Collins01/09/1731/08/2021Deputy Head in school.FGB 3/3
Mrs Caroline Lee01/11/1328/04/19Assistant Head in school.Maternity leaveFGB 3/5
Mr Richard Vincent22/09/201621/09/20202/2FGB 2/5
FGP 1/4

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