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Governing Body

Our Welcome

Welcome to this section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors and the work that we do.

Our commitment:- 

  • We are committed to providing a high quality education for all children within The Weald Federation.

Our main role:-  

  • We act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Executive Headteacher and the staff through support and positive challenge as they work to improve the school and achieve high standards and excellence across every aspect of school life.

Our main duties include:-

  • ensuring clarity of the school’s vision and ethos;
  • ensuring the school meets its statutory obligations and duties;
  • setting strategic direction for schools through oversight of school self-evaluation and associated improvement planning targets;
  • approving the school’s budget and making sure its money is well spent by overseeing its financial performance;
  • monitoring and reviewing progress against the school's budget and targets;
  • appointing and holding the Executive Headteacher to account for the educational performance standards of the Federation and its pupils.

Our organisation and working:-

  • The Weald Federation’s full Governing Board meets a minimum of three times a year.
  • Each governor is also a member of at least one of the two committees: Resources or Standards, Teaching and Learning. The Resources Committee is responsible for the school’s budget, health and safety, premises and personnel. The Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee oversees teaching and learning in the school, Foundation issues, inclusion and communications.
  • We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in education and to help us do our job effectively.
  • Individual governors are linked to particular aspects of school life. We visit the school regularly working alongside the staff and meeting with pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are: Foundation, Co-opted, Local Authority (LA), Parent and Staff. All governors have equal status. The Governing Board also appoints Associate Members such as the Head of School, who contribute specialist knowledge.

Governing body First name Last name Position(s) Governor Type Start Date End Date
The Weald Federation (Fed) Debbie Bennett Governor, Headteacher Ex-Officio Staff - Headteacher Ex-Officio Governor 01/09/2019 31/08/2044
The Weald Federation (Fed) Joanna Challis Governor Associate Member 30/08/2019 29/08/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Robin George Governor, Information Governance Link Governor Co-opted Governor 05/12/2019 04/12/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Luke Girling Early Years Link Governor, Governor Parent Governor 05/09/2019 04/09/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Darren Gurr Associate Member Associate Member 30/09/2019 29/09/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Emma Harrison Finance Link Governor, Governor, Pupil Premium Link Governor, Sports Premium Link Governor, Vice Chair of Governors Parent Governor 05/09/2019 04/09/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Lucy Hazeldine Governor Staff Governor 05/09/2019 04/09/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Louise Jackaman Governor Associate Member 06/11/2019 05/11/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Brendan Martin Governor Foundation Ex-Officio Governor 05/11/2019 04/11/2044
The Weald Federation (Fed) David Robson Chair of Governors, Data Link Governor, Governor, Training Link Governor Foundation Governor 05/09/2019 04/09/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Irina Scinteie Governor Foundation Governor 10/03/2020 09/03/2024
The Weald Federation (Fed) Penny Spurrell Governor, Health and Well Being Link Governor, Safeguarding Link Governor, SEND Link Governor LA Governor 03/10/2019 02/10/2023
The Weald Federation (Fed) Joanne Warren Associate Member Associate Member 30/09/2019 29/09/2023
             
Governors left in the past 12 months          
The Weald Federation (Fed) Allison Holton Governor, Vice Chair of Governors Foundation Governor 05/09/2019 16/07/2020
The Weald Federation (Fed) Sandi Riddall Early Years Link Governor, Governor, Safeguarding Link Governor, SEND Link Governor Foundation Governor 05/09/2019 24/09/2020

Register of Interests 

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

Date Appointed

Relevant Business Interests

Links to other educational establishments

Personal relationships with school staff or other governors

Date interest declared

David Robson

Chair/ Foundation

5/9/2019

None

None

None

15.10.2020

Deborah Bennett

Staff Ex-Officio

1/9/2019

Executive Head Teacher Weald Federation

Frant CE Primary School

Mark Cross CEA Primary School

Mayfield CE Primary School

Five Ashes CE Primary School

Husband is the Caretaker at Mark Cross CES Primary School within the Weald Federation

 

20.10.2020

Rev. Brendan Martin

Foundation Ex-Officio

5/11/2019

St Albans Church - Rector

Frant School Trust Trustee

2 children at Frant Primary School

24.9.2020

Emma Harrison

Parent

5/9/2019

None

None

None

20.9.2020

Luke Girling

Parent

5/9/2019

Work in Wealden District Council Housing Dept

None

None

18.9.2020

Lucy Hazeldine

Staff

5/9/2019

None

None

None

20.10.2020

Jo Warren

Associate (no voting rights)

30/9/2019

Head of School Mayfield

None

None

16.10.2020

Darren Gurr

Associate (no voting rights)

30/9/2019

Head of School Five Ashes

None

None

19.10.2020

Joanna Challis

Associate (no voting rights)

30/9/2019

Head of School Frant and Mark Cross

 

Husband runs Town Crier Magazine (local mag)

None

None

16.10.2020

Louise Jackaman

Associate (no voting rights)

6/11/2019

None

None

None

16.10.2020

Robin George

Co-opted

05/12/2019

Director at SG Architecture Ltd

None

None

22.9.2020

Irina Scinteie

Foundation

11/11/2019

None

Kent College Pembury-employer

One child attends school at Mark Cross

19.10.2020

Penny Spurrell

LA

3/10/2019

Mulberry Green Consulting - Director

None

None

25.9.2020

Register of Governor Attendance 2019 to 2020

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

Name

19/9/19

5/12/19

12/3/20

16/7/20

Total Attendance

David Robson (Chair)


 

4/4

Allison Holton (Vice Chair)

(resigned 16/7/20)

 

A


 


 

3/4

 

Debbie Bennett (Executive Head)

 

4/4

Sandi Riddall

A


 


 

3/4

 

Emma Harrison

 

A


 

3/4

 

Luke Girling


 

4/4

 

Penny Spurrell

A

A


 

2/4

 

Irina Scinteie

A


 

A
 

2/4

 

Rev. Brendan Martin

A


 

3/4

 

Robin George

-

A
 


 

2/3

 

Lucy Hazeldine

 

A

3/4

Louise Jackaman (Associate Governor no voting rights)

-


 


A

2/3

 

Joanna Challis (Associate Governor no voting rights)

A

3/4

 

Jo Warren (Associate Governor no voting rights)

A
 


 

3/4

 

Darren Gurr (Associate Governor no voting rights)

A
 


 

3/4

 

FINANCE AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Name of Member

07/11/19

06/02/20

30/04/20

30/06/20

Total Attendance

Emma Harrison (Committee Chair)


 


 

4/4

David Robson (Chair)


 


 

4/4

 

Debbie Bennett (Executive Head)

 

A


 

A
 

2/4

 

Luke Girling



4/4

 

Irina Scinteie  

A



3/4

 

Robin George

-

3/3

 

Lucy Hazeldine

 



4/4

 

Joanna Challis (Associate Governor no voting rights)


 


4/4

 

Jo Warren (Associate Governor no voting rights)

A

A

2/4

 

Darren Gurr (Associate Governor no voting rights)

4/4

EDUCATION AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Name of Member

21/10/19

05/02/20

09/07/20

 

Total Attendance

Sandi Riddall (Committee Chair)


 


 

3/3

Allison Holton (Vice Chair)

(resigned 16/7/20)

A


 


 

2/3

 

Debbie Bennett (Executive Head)

 


 


 

3/3

 

David Robson (Chair)



 

3/3

 

Penny Spurrell


 


 

3/3

 

Lucy Hazeldine

 

 

3/3

 

Louise Jackaman (Associate Governor no voting rights)


 


 

3/3

 

Joanna Challis (Associate Governor no voting rights)


 


 

3/3

 

Jo Warren (Associate Governor no voting rights)


 


 

3/3

 

Darren Gurr (Associate Governor no voting rights)

 

3/3

 

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