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Governance

Welcome to the Governors' section!

Please do not hesitate to contact the governors with any queries via email :
governors@avenue.leicester.sch.uk

Governing bodies are the strategic leaders of schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. The governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

At Avenue Primary School governors meet regularly with school senior leaders to meet these and other functions and responsibilities. The governors also visit the school to ensure they understand what is happening and to monitor and evaluate the impact of actions.

School Governors

Governor Information

 

Governors hold an important public office so their identity and relevant interests should be made available to their school and wider communities. The attached document provides such details.

Governing Body of Avenue Primary School 2020-21

Name

Position of Responsibility

Committees the Governor Serves On

Karen Birch

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

Hilary Brierley

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

Cathy Brown

Chair of Governors, SEND

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

Finance Committee

Hilary Buckley

Safeguarding, Attendance

 

Ed Chester

Vice Chair of Governors, H&S

Finance Committee

Sally Davis

 

 

Alex Hewins

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

Claire Houlton

 

 

Sumeya Jakhura

 

 

Lisa Turland

 

 

Louise Underwood

Headteacher

All committees

Elodie Vialleton

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

Chris Wilkins

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

Governor Details 2020-21

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Name

Appointed by:

Term of Office

Date of Resignation

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2019-20 (against number of meetings)

Name of Organisation

Nature of Interest

Date from which involved

Date interest ceased

Karen Birch

Governing Body

June 2020-2024

-

6/6

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Hilary Brierley

Governing Body

 

 

Sept 2018-2022

-

5/6

Avenue Primary School

Daughter is member of staff

 

N/A

Cathy Brown

Governing Body

Sept 2018-2022

-

6/6

The Mead Educational Trust

North Mead Primary Academy

 

Thurnby Mead Primary Academy

 

Orchard Mead Academy

 

Fosse Primary School

Director of Governance

 

Chair of Governors

 

 

Chair of Governors

 

 

Governor

 

Chair of Governors

Jun-16

 

 

Nov-13

 

 

Nov-16

 

 

Feb-17

 

Sept-20

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

Hilary Buckley

Governing Body

March 2020-2024

 

2/4

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ed Chester

Parents

Nov 2016-2020

-

6/6

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sally Davis

Staff

 

 

4/4

Avenue Primary School

Member of staff

N/A

N/A

Alex Hewins

Parents

March 2018-2022

-

5/6

Avenue Primary School

Peripatetic music tutor

Sept-19

N/A

Claire Houlton

Parents

Nov 2019-2023

-

3/5

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sumeya Jakhura

Parents

Nov 2019-2023

-

4/5

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lisa Turland

Parents

Jan 2021-2025

-

0/0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Louise Underwood

Ex officio

-

-

6/6

Avenue Primary School

Member of staff

 

Step-daughter is a member of staff.

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

Elodie Vialleton

Parents

March 2018-2022

-

4/6

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Chris Wilkins

Governing Body

Sept 2017-2021

-

4/6

The Mead Educational Trust

 

University of Leicester

 

Lancaster Academy

Member

 

 

Employee

 

Governor

Jan-18

 

 

Jan-00

 

Sept-19

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

Resigned in last 12 months

Neha D’Souza

Governing Body

June 2017-2021

13/06/2021

6/6

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sudip Ghosh

Local Authority

Sept 2018-2022

04/06/2021

3/6

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Safwaan Zamakda

Parents

Nov 2019-2023

10/11/2020

0/5

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

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