The Governing Body of Riverview C of E Primary School & Nursery 2019-20
The key roles of the governing body are:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
In order to carry out our role efficiently and effectively, the detailed work of the governing body is undertaken by two committees. In addition to attending full governors’ meetings, all governors sit on at least one of the committees which report back to termly meetings of the full governing body, at which broader issues are also discussed and agreed.
The Learning and Progress Committee
Considers and makes recommendations about all issues associated with the successful organisation of the curriculum, including teaching and learning, monitoring and assessing pupil progress, reporting to parents and examination results. It also includes attendance and performance management
The Resources Committee
Considers annual review of pay policy, recruitment, other personnel issues and safeguarding arrangements. Considers and makes recommendations about all budgetary issues for the school and the Ewell Family Centre including setting & monitoring the budget. Also responsible for overseeing the school ‘Governors' Fund’. Oversees buildings and develops links between the school, parents/carers and the wider community, including our church, our neighbours and statutory authorities.
How to contact us: If you have any feedback you would like to give the governing body or have any questions regarding the strategic direction of the school please contact the Chair or Vice Chair of Governors via email: email@example.com or by telephone 020 8337 1245.
Our School governors are:
Date of appointment
(all four year terms except Headteacher)
1st Sept 2013
Head Teacher - Governor ex officio
Learning & Progress
1st Sept 2018
Chair of Governors
Learning & Progress
Early Years (Temporary role)
Confederation Epsom & Ewell Partnership Representative
6th Oct 2017
Chair of the Resources Committee
Special Education Needs & Disability (SEND)
Looked After (LAC)
3rd May 2017
Learning & Progress
10th Jul 2017
Community Partnerships (The Church / Family Centre)
4th Jun 2018
Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of the Learning & Progress Committee
Pupil & Sport Premium
27th Sept 2018
Link /Training Governor
School Business Manager
24th Jan 2019 Parent Governor Learning & Progress
Niral Purohit 2nd July 2019 Parent Governor Learning & Progress Safeguarding
22nd July 2019 Foundation Governor Resources Community Partnerships (The Church / Family Centre)
7th March 2016 Associate Member
Resources (Voting rights)
Ewell Family Centre Manager Vacancy
Foundation Governor Geoff Bowyer Resigned 23rd July 2019 Foundation Governor Sheila Lemon Resigned 23rd July 2019 Foundation Governor Nick Barber Resigned 17th June 2019 Parent Governor
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education (3) and the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi, Ewell (3). One additional Foundation Governor is ex-officio.
Parent Governors are elected by other parents at the school
The Staff Governor is elected by other members of staff at the school.
The Local Authority Governor is nominated by the local authority, appointed by the Governing Body.
The Head Teacher is a Governor ex-officio
Associate Members do not have voting rights on the full governing body, but may vote in committees.
The Head Teacher is an ex-officio member of the Learning & Progress and Resources committees.
Our meeting dates
The 2019-20 Governing Body meetings will be held on the following dates:
Monday 18th November 2019 5pm (Autumn FGB)
Monday 27th January 2020 5pm (Spring FGB)
Monday 11th May 2020 5pm (Summer FGB)
- All meetings start at 5.00pm in the school. Anyone wishing to attend must give two weeks notice to the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Register of Interests
From 1 September 2015 governing bodies will be under a duty to publish on the website their register of interests.