Valley Primary School is a member of the Connect Schools Academy Trust.

 

The Board of Trustees at Connect Schools Academy Trust delegates powers and duties to the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body, who then monitors, evaluates progress, and acts as a champion for the school in the community.

 

The role of the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body is to provide focused governance for the school at a local level.

 

The Valley Primary School Local Governing Body monitors the school’s key performance indicators and acts as a critical friend to the Head teacher, providing challenge where appropriate.

 

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher, who reports to the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body and the Connect Board of Trustees.

 

The Valley Primary School Local Governing Body meets at least once a term to discuss issues and developments, review policies, the finances and make important decisions about the running of the school.

 

There are various committees and groups which oversee the running of different aspects of the school. Some committees meet at regular intervals and others meet as and when required. All groups report to the Valley Primary School Local Governing Body.

 

The Chair of the Local Governing Body is William Mitchell.

 

There are two main standing committees which are:

 

  • Finance & Personnel (Chair: William Mitchell)
  • Learning & Achievement (Chair: Helen Randell)

 

There are other committees responsible for discipline of pupils and staff, the Headteacher’s performance appraisal, who meet as and when required. There is also a regular Building and Sites working party which oversees the School's estate and health and safety. Some Governors are appointed as points of contact for areas such as safeguarding, health and safety and special educational needs.

 

Valley Primary School Local Governors are unpaid volunteers and are appointed or elected for four years. 

 

Parent governors are elected by parents following an election; staff governors are elected by a vote by staff (both teaching and support staff); community governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. Parent governors can stay to complete their term even if their child leaves the school.

 

For details of the current membership, please see below.

Valley Primary School

Register of Interests Declarations 2017/2018 academic year

Name

 

Position

Name of Business or Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date declaration made

 

Personnel involved in governance

 

Soraya Crowley

Local Governor

 

Valley Primary School

Education

None

6 December 2017

Ece Erol

Local Governor

 

Valley Primary School

Education

None

6 December 2017

Menna Helmy

Local Governor

None

None

None

25 April 2018

 

William Mitchell

Chair of the Governing Body

Local Governor

 

Moore Stephens LLP

Accountants

None

6 December 2017

Helen Randell

Local Governor

 

None

None

None

6 December 2017

Philip Ridgewell

Local Governor

Building Services Engineer

Construction

Company Director, Chapman BDSP

25 April 2018

Toby Reid

Local Governor

 

The Royal Bank of Scotland / NatWest

Banking

None

14 January 2018

Andrew Storey

Local Governor

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Music

Ravensbourne Valley Preservation Society

5 January 2018

 

 

 

 

Name

 

Position

Name of Business or Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date declaration made

 

Senior staff employed at Valley Primary School

 

Wendy Anderson

Teacher / Family Support

Valley Primary School

Education

Director, Property Management Company

47 Tara Ltd

Company Secretary Peter Anderson Studio Ltd

14 March 2018

Katie Bradley

 

Assistant Head / SENCO

Valley Primary School

Education

None

19 December 2017

Penny Broadrick

Maths Lead / Class Teacher

Valley Primary School

Education

None

6 March 2018

Rachel Coulson

Assistant Head

Valley Primary School

Education

None

5 January 2018

 

Clive Ferguson

Facilities Manager

Valley Primary School

Education

None

18 April 2018

Alexandra Garrod

Class Teacher / Curriculum Lead

Valley Primary School

Education

None

16 April 2018

Stephen Jackson

Headteacher

 

Valley Primary School

Education

None

6 December 2017

Debbie Loh

Class Teacher, RE Subject Lead

Valley Primary School

Education

None

6 March 2018

Christine Marchant

School Business Manager

Valley Primary School

Education

Director of Kent Creative Solutions

4 January 2018

Yesim Mulla

Deputy Headteacher

Valley Primary School

Education

None

6 December 2017

Oliver Sparrow

Network Manager

Valley Primary School

Education

None

5 March 2018

Rachel Wolfendale

EYFS Lead

Valley Primary School

Education

None

5 March 2018

 

Governors

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