Meet the Governors

At Norwood we have 16 governors, who may be staff, parents or drawn from the Local Authority and community.

The governing body has three main roles: strategy, critical friend and accountability.

Governors do this by working with the Head Teacher to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher

The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

The Full Governing Body meets a minimum of 4 times over the year, but generally near the end of every term. The Chair of Governors is George Baumber and the Vice-Chair is Caroline Wadhwa. The Clerk to the Governors is Jo Todhunter.

All governors sit on committees, which meet at least once a term. At Norwood these committees are: Curriculum; Finance; Premises; and Pay and Performance.

Curriculum Committee discusses areas such as Pupil Achievement and Progress, Assessment from Early Years through to KS2 SATs , how and why we teach subjects and how we report information to parents. The Chair of Curriculum Committee is Gill Roberts.

Finance Committee approves and monitors the budget for the year to ensure the school spends it on the correct areas to drive school improvement and ensures that all Financial Regulations are implemented. The Chair of Finance Committee is Irene Silcox. 

Premises Committee regularly inspect our grounds and buildings and makes recommendations on improving the school environment to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all our children, staff and visitors. The Chair of Premises Committee is George Baumber 

Pay and Performance Committee is involved with determining the staffing structure in the school to ensure all of our children are given access to appropriate levels of care as well as monitoring and evaluating the performance and pay of all the staff. The Chair of Pay and Performance Committee is Dionne Owen.

Parent governors are recruited every four years through an election.  If you are interested in joining the governing body, please contact Mrs Todhunter in the school office for further information.

If you would like to let the governors know about the things you think we do well here, or about how we could do things better, please put it in a letter and hand it in at the school office. 

Address your letter for the attention of the Chair of Governors - Mr. George Baumber or email to norwoodgovernors@norwoodmail.co.uk

  • Jo Todhunter - Clerk to the Governors
  • George Baumber - Chair of Governors
  • Caroline Wadwha - Vice chair
  • Kim Taylor - Staff Governor
  • Lee Dumbell - Head Teacher - Staff Governor
  • Cllr Mhairi Doyle - Local Authority Governor
  • Gill Roberts - Parent Governor
  • Louise Justice - Parent Governor
  • Chris Stewart - Parent Governor
  • Kim Miller - Parent Governor
  • Cassie Gerrie - Parent Governor
  • Claire King - Co-opted Governor
  • Irene Silcox - Co-opted Governor
  • Emily Pinchon - Co-opted Governor
  • Lesley Lee - Co-opted Governor
  • Jo Georgeson - Co-opted Governor
  • Aileen McCarthy - Co-opted Governor
     

Norwood Primary School Governing Body 2018/19

Head Teacher:        Mr Lee Dumbell

Chair: Mr George Baumber       Vice-Chair:   Mrs Caroline Wadhwa

Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Jo Todhunter

Name

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Any Interests declared

Governance on other Educational Establishments

Relationships with school staff

Date reviewed

Attendance at FGB meeting over past 12 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

 

Mr Lee Dumbell

01/02/2018

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

Mrs Kim Taylor

17/09/2018

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

Mrs Claire King

01/09/2015

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

x

Mrs Irene Silcox

07/12/2014

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

x

Mrs Lesley Lee

01/09/2017

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

x

x

Mr George Baumber

01/07/2018

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

Miss Aileen McCarthy

28/11/2018

4 Years

 

 

 

16/10/2018

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Jo Georgeson

28/11/2018

4 Years

 

 

 

16/10/2018

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cllr Mhairi Doyle

19/09/2018

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Louise Justice

19/09/2018

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Chris Stewart

29/11/2017

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

Mrs Kim Miller

29/11/2017

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

x

Mrs Caroline Wadhwa

01/07/2018

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

x

Ms Emily Pinchon

15/09/2016

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

x

Mrs Gillian Roberts

01/07/2018

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

Mrs Cassie Gerrie

29/11/2017

4 Years

None Declared

None Declared

None Declared

16/10/2018

x

 

Committees

Curriculum

Finance

Pay & Performance

Premises

Chair

Mrs Gill Roberts

Chair

Mrs Irene Silcox

Chair

Mrs George Baumber

Chair

Mr George Baumber

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mr Chris Stewart

Mrs Emily Pinchon

Mrs Caroline Wadhwa

Mrs Kim Miller

Mrs Kim Miller

Mr Chris Stewart

Mrs Irene Silcox

Mrs Kim Taylor

Mrs Caroline Wadhwa

Mrs Cassie Gerrie

Mrs Gillian Roberts

Mrs Claire King

Mrs Kim Taylor

 

Mrs Lesley Lee

 

Mrs Lesley Lee

 

 

 

Record of Attendance 2017/18

Name

Scheduled

Meetings

Meetings

Attended

Apologies

Accepted

Absent

Mr Lee Dumbell

18

18

0

0

Cllr Mhairi Doyle

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Louise Justice

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Kim Taylor

10

10

0

0

Mrs Claire King

7

6

1

0

Mrs Irene Silcox

12

11

1

0

Mrs Lesley Lee

10

6

4

0

Mr George Baumber

10

10

0

0

Mrs Caroline Wadhwa

7

6

1

0

Mrs Gillian Roberts

10

9

1

0

Mr Chris Stewart

6

6

0

0

Mrs Kim Miller

9

9

0

0

Mrs Cassie Gerrie

6

4

2

0

Mrs Emily Pinchon

9

5

4

0

Miss Aileen McCarthy

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Jo Georgeson

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

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