Governors

Welcome to the Governing Board of Peartree Spring Primary School
 
Governors work as a team. We are responsible for making sure Peartree Spring Primary School provides a good quality education for all of our pupils.
Raising educational standards in our school is a key priority. We all have the best chance of succeeding when there are high expectations of what all our pupils can achieve.
Governing boards are accountable to parents, the local community, and the Local Authority (Hertfordshire County Council). Appointments to our Governing Board are made for three or usually for four years. The governing board’s main role is to help raise pupils’ standards of achievement.
Our Governing Board:
  • is accountable for the performance of the school to both parents and the wider community plans, along with the senior leadership team of the school, the school’s future direction
  • selects a head teacher, where appropriate
  • scrutinises decisions on the school’s budget and staffing including the performance management policy
  • makes sure the agreed Curriculum is well taught, and often visits the school to observe lessons and school activities
  • agrees how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral, and cultural development
  • ensures the school provides a great learning environment for all pupils, including those with special needs.
Governors are at the heart of how our school operates. It’s important we get things right. How we do our job effects the interests of pupils, staff, and the reputation of the school in the community.
 
Governors support and critically appraise the school’s performance by gathering views, asking questions, and discussing what’s best for the school as whole. As a team, we can significantly contribute to the overall, ongoing successes of Peartree Spring Primary School.
 
Every school Governor is proud to work alongside a team of dedicated, professional management and teaching staff and we always welcome open and honest conversations.
 
We are not here to rubber stamp decisions. We must be prepared to give and take advice and must be loyal to decisions made by the governing board. Often, as Governors, we have to undergo comprehensive training, legal inspections and Safeguarding circumstances.
 
To be a Governor at Peartree Spring Primary School, you must consistently show commitment, demonstrate tenacity and spend time reading reports, analysing articles and data and perform duties in the ilk of being a ‘critical friend’ of the school.
 
If we act within the law and take appropriate advice, Governors are protected from any financial liability for the decisions we take.
 
Meet the Governing Board
Tracie Bere – Chair of Governors
“As Chair of Governors, I am always on hand to discuss relevant issues arising in school. I do not engage in day to day school things like teaching, only the overall strategic direction and upholding the schools policy’s. I find that offering my time as Chair is hugely rewarding and I am very proud of the whole school community, achieving, supporting and evolving to continually strive for excellence”
Name Date of appointment Term of office  

Responsibilities

Tracie Bere

Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor

16 July 2018 16 Jul 2018 to 15 Jul 2022 Resources
Academy Working Group
Leadership & ManagementPay Review Committee
Hollie Common

Clerk

 

Admin
Academy Working Group
Draft FGB minutes
Resources

Pauline Foley

Co-opted governor

1 September 2018 01 Sep 2018 to 31 Aug 2022 SEND
Oliver Furniss

Co-opted governor

14 March 2021 14 Mar 2021 to 13 Mar 2025 SEND, PPG, EY, Willow Centre

Pay Review Committee

Maria Newhouse

Associate Member

1 September 2021 01 Sep 2021 to 31 Aug 2025 Resources
Academy Working Group
Angharad Paterson

Vice-Chair of Governors

Parent governor

22 November 2018 22 Nov 2018 to 21 Nov 2022 Teaching & Learning
Safeguarding /CLA
Janet Raynor

Co-opted governor

1 September 2018 01 Sep 2018 to 31 Aug 2022 Resources

Personal Development

Behaviour

Health & Safety

Finance

Pay Review Committee

Teresa Skeggs

Headteacher

1 Jan 2014 present Resources

Academy Working Group

Kim Taylor

Co-opted governor

18 Nov 2019 18 Nov 2019 to 17 Nov 2023 Resources
Anne Weaver

Associate Member

01 Jan 2015 present Resources

Academy Working Group

Finance

 

Anna Giles

Staff governor

01 Sept 2021 01 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 20215 Willow Centre
 

Madani (Riad)

Mannan

Associate Member

13th Dec 2021 13 Dec 2021 to 12 Dec 2025 Resources

Finance

Governor attendance and pecuniary interest information – 2020/2021

Present 14/12/2020 15/03/2021 17/05/2021 12/07/2021 27/09/2021 13/12/2021 Total PECUNIARY INTERESTS
Headteacher – Teresa Skeggs (HT) Y Y Y Y Y Y 100%
Janet Raynor (JR) Y Y Y Y Y Y 100%
Kim Taylor (KT) Y Y N Y N Y 67% Works at Poltair School
Pauline Foley (PF) Y Y Y Y Y Y 100%
Tracie Bere (TB) Y Y Y Y Y N 83% Works for HCL
Angharad Paterson (AP) Y Y Y Y Y Y 100% HT at Mary Exton School
Simon Fraser (SF) N N N 0%
Oliver Furniss (OF) Y Y Y Y 67%
Riad Mannan (RM) Y 17%
Associate Member – Maria Newhouse (MN) Y Y Y Y Y Y 100%
Associate Member – Anne Weaver (AW) Y Y Y Y Y Y 100%
HfL Clerk – Hollie Common (Clk) Y Y Y Y Y Y 100%

 

 

Address

Peartree Spring Primary School
Hydean Way
Stevenage
Herts
SG2 9GG

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Headteacher - Mrs Teresa Skeggs