Governors

My name is Liz Love and I am the Chair of Governors here at Swaffield School. My job is to ensure that the business of the Governing Body is conducted properly and in accordance with  legal requirements. I meet regularly with the headteacher and take an active interest in what happens at Swaffield. You can read the governors’ vision for Swaffield School here.

You may contact the governors in the following ways:-
by e-mail to:- governors@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk or in writing via the school office

You can read our Governance Impact Statement 2016-17 HERE

Latest Governor’s Report to Parents (Spring Term each year) – is HERE

The Governing Body is made up of twenty governors from all walks of life and include:-
1  head teacher
2  elected parent governors
1  elected staff governor
1   local authority governor
15  co-opted governors

The Governing Body has many specific responsibilities as defined in the School Governance regulations and laid out in the school’s Delegation File. They include:

The responsibility for the conduct of the school
Setting targets in standards and achievement
Statutory responsibilities regarding Special Educational Needs & Disability
Ensuring policies relating to the school’s operation are prepared and are reviewed regularly
Providing information for parents
Financial management and meeting the SFVS
Personnel matters, including staff appointments as appropriate
Management and maintenance of buildings
Pupil discipline and behaviour
Monitoring and evaluating the activities of the school
Drawing up an Action Plan after an inspection by OFSTED and overseeing its implementation
The Governing Body delegates all of its functions to a committee and most of the day to day decisions to the Headteacher.

You can read/download our Governors’ Code of Conduct here.

Are you interested in becoming a governor?  Then contact either myself or Mrs Lilley in the first instance and we can arrange to meet for a chat.  There is always a need for dedicated and committed members of the public, the local community and parents to serve as governors supporting this wonderful school that is definitely ‘In a Class of its Own’ 

Swaffield Board of Governors

The members of our Board of Governors are listed below.
You can find out more information about each governor
including the committees they serve on, the areas for which they are link governors, terms of office and the register of business interests or relationship with staff by clicking the button on the right to open a PDF copy of this document. [March 2017 this document is being updated]
If you’d prefer aWord version, you can open one here.
If you’d like to have a paper copy of this document, please email the School Office on swaffield@wandsworth.sch.uk or call us on the number at the top of the page.

Headteacher:    – Mrs Christine Lilley

Local Authority Governor:  – Mr Yusuf Chadun (SEND Governor) [Chair, Curriculum & Performance Committee]

Parent Governors:
– Mr Milton Cogheil
– Mr Oliver Saunders

Staff Governor:   – Mrs Sue Medhurst

Co-opted Governors:
– Ms Liz Love: Chair of Governors 

– Miss Jennifer Townsend
– Mr Jonathan Fox
– Mrs Julie Atkinson
– Mr Tom Burden [Chair, Finance & Resources Committee]
– Mr Jon Lane
– Mr Brendan Conway
– Mrs Leah Gwynne

 

– Ms Anna Pierssene
– Mrs Deborah Nejand
– Ms Linda Hillier

Clerk / Advisor:  – Mr Mark Suter

Operational Committees include:-

Curriculum & Performance
Finance & Resources
Pay

Statutory Committees include:-

Appointments
Performance Management
Staff Discipline & Dismissals
Pupil Discipline & Exclusions

All committees report directly to the Full Governing Body.

The Curriculum & Performance Meetings are also once a term and start at 5pm.
All meetings could be subject to change but we do endeavour to keep to this format so that the committees can then feed back to the Full Governors’ meeting.
Finance & Resources Meetings are once a term and start at 6pm. There is always an extra meeting specifically to approve the budget at the end of March and there may be occasions when other meetings may need to be called depending on circumstance.
Full Governors’ Meetings are usually only once a term and start at 6pm
Paperwork and agendas will be sent out prior to the meetings.

Meeting dates 2017/18*

The Curriculum & Performance Committe
Wednesday 18th October
at 5pm.
Wednesday 7th February at 5pm.

Finance & Resources Meetings
Wednesday 1st November at 6pm.
Wednesday 21st February at 6pm.

Full Governors’ Meetings
Wednesday 15th November at 6pm.
Wednesday 7th March at 6pm.

*All meetings could be subject to change.