Governing Body

Governors Login

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategy and long-term running of the school. They support and challenge the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that the school as a whole is providing the best education for all pupils. They work in partnership with the entire school community, communicate regularly with the school, conduct visits and attend special assemblies.

The Governing Body are involved in lots of decisions about the school, but the Head Teacher is is the person to approach with individual queries about day-to-day issues.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the school to obtain information and an application pack.

Annual Governance Statement & Code of Conduct

An annual report on the work of the Governors and the performance of the school is presented each year and distributed to parents.

Annual Governance Statement for 2017-18 (PDF file)

The code of conduct for Governors to follow was agreed in November 2018.

Code of Conduct for Governors 18-19 (PDF file)

Meet the Governing Body

Dominic Honey – Local Authority Governor

My name is Dominic Honey and I have been a governor at Grange Park Infant and Nursery School since Spring 2018. I previously served as a school governor about 20 years ago when my children were at primary school. I have a strong interest in schools and education because I come from a family of teachers (my mother, father, wife and daughter were/are all teachers).
Schools are under great pressure at the moment and I would like to play my part to help increase attainment and opportunity for children. I also want to make sure that the hard working staff get the maximum support.
I am a chartered surveyor and I have spent my career in the property industry. Part of my job involved advising education sector governing bodies on property and finance issues.
I am also a mentor for the Career Ready programme, supporting 16-18 year old students.

Rebecca Eyre – Parent Governor

I heard there was a position available to become a governor in a school newsletter. After much consideration I decided I was maybe too young and under qualified for the job so left it. After one of my children’s assemblies I spoke to the head teacher about the opportunity and was assured that age does not matter so applied. I was invited to a meeting where I decided to stay as I thought it would be beneficial for me and I could learn something. I like to believe I am now part of making an impact on all the students’ learning and growth. I currently work in another school and wanted a way to contribute to my own children’s learning. I feel this is the best way, and in the process, I have the benefit of helping myself grow both professionally and personally.

Mouna Marhri – Parent Governor

I am a mother of a 4 year old son who attends Grange Park School. I wanted to play an active part in my son’s school as educational attainment is very important to my family. Since becoming a governor, I feel a sense of achievement in shaping the excellent work done by all at Grange Park.

I am a CIPS qualified strategic procurement and commissioning with extensive experience across local government and the NHS. My area of expertise is within Adults social care, children’s services and public health.  I have excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills, which are blended with expert procurement knowledge and commercial acumen.  These are key skills which enable me to contribute to the work of the Governing Board and School, in particular with managing the School’s operational costs in a challenging economic climate.

Lorraine Plummer-Walrond – Partnership Governor

My name is Lorraine Plummer-Walrond and I have been a governor at Grange Park Infant and Nursery school since 2007.  During this time, I have seen the school go from strength to strength and this is a testament to the hard work of the senior leadership team, teachers and staff members.

I initially joined the school as a governor in order to give back to the community.  It is a privilege to play a part in helping to run the school, as I feel education is important and we need to maximise the potential of every child.

I have a son who attends secondary school and throughout his life he has been blessed to have people who have supported and encouraged him in many ways but especially with having a growth mindset.  This is what Grange Park Infant and Nursery School is instilling in their students every day.

As a former actress, journalist and now a Computer Science teacher, I hope to use my transferable skills to make a positive contribution to supporting and improving the school in the future.


Upcoming meetings

Current governors (as at 30th September 2020)

Category Relevant Business Interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with school staff Term of Office Committees
Parent Governors (3) – elected by parents
Mrs Mouna Marhri NONE NONE NONE 26.11.18 – 25.11.22
Vacancy
Vacancy
Co-opted Governors (6) – appointed by the Governing Board
Mrs Amrit Kalsi Employed by Brunel University NONE NONE 13.03.18 – 12.03.22 Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel
Miss Rebecca Eyre

Chair of Governors

Employed by Pield Heath House School NONE NONE 26.11.19 – 25.11.23 Pay Committee
(3 x vacancies)
LA Governors (1) – nominated by the LA
Dominic Honey

Vice Chair of Governors

NONE NONE NONE 16.04.18 – 15.04.22 Pay Committee

Current governors (as at 1st September 2020)

Category Relevant Business Interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with school staff Term of Office Committees
Partnership Governors (2) – appointed by the Governing Board
Ms Lorraine Plummer-Walrond Employed by Bishopshalt School NONE NONE 01.09.20 – 31.08.24 Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel
Vacancy
Staff Governor (1) – elected by staff
Ms Louise Jenkinson Employed by Grange Park Infant & Nursery School NONE NONE 13.03.18 – 12.03.22
Headteacher – ex officio
Mrs Kiran Thapar Employed by Grange Park Infant & Nursery School

Relative owns Mighty Housewares

NONE NONE ex officio All Committees
Associate Governors (no voting rights) – appointed by the Governing Body
Julie Kernoghan Employed by Grange Park Infant & Nursery School NONE NONE 26.11.18 – 25.11.20
Rose Hawes Employed by Grange Park Infant & Nursery School NONE NONE 26.11.18 – 25.11.20

Governors who have left in last twelve months

Category Relevant Business Interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with school staff Date term of office ended Committees
Parent Governors – elected by parents
Mrs Nishma Pai Sole Trader – Clarity Wellness NONE NONE 11th November 2019
Co-opted Governors – appointed by the Governing Body
Mrs Monica Dhaliwal

 

NONE NONE NONE 20th November 2019
Mrs Selma Malek NONE NONE NONE 31st August 2020  
Partnership Governors (2) – appointed by the Governing Board
Dr Harjinder Rahanu

Chair of Governors 2019/20

NONE NONE NONE 29th September 2020
Staff Governors – elected by staff
NONE

Download the list of Governors as a PDF file


Governors’ attendance record for 2019-20 Academic Year

FULL GOVERNING BOARD

Governor Governor Category Term of Office 17.09.19 16.10.19 26.11.19 21.01.20 17.03.20 12.05.20 07.07.20  
Miss Rebecca Eyre Parent 13.03.18 – 26.11.19 Present Present Parent Governor vacancy from 26.11.19 (2/6)
Mrs Nishma Pai Parent 13.03.18 – 11.11.19 Apologies given, and noted Absent Parent Governor vacancy from 11.11.19  (0/2)
Ms Mouna Marhri

 

Parent 26.11.18 – 25.11.22 Present Present Present Apologies given, and noted   Present Apologies given, and noted  (4/6)
Mr Dominic Honey Local Authority (LA) 16.04.19 – 15.04.22 Apologies given, and noted Present Present Present   Present Present  (5/6)
Ms Lorraine
Plummer-Walrond
Partnership 01.09.16 – 31.08.20 Present Present Present Apologies given, and noted   Present Present  (5/6)
Dr Harjinder Rahanu

 

Partnership 13.03.18 – 29.09.20 Present Present Present Apologies given, and noted   Present Present  (5/6)
Mrs Selma Malek Co-opted 01.09.16 – 31.08.20 Present Apologies given and noted Apologies given and noted Absent   Apologies given and noted Apologies given, and noted  (1/6)
Mrs Monica Dhaliwal

 

Co-opted 13.03.18 – 20.11.19 Apologies given, and noted Apologies given, and noted Co-opted Governor vacancy from 20.11.19  (0/6)
Mrs Amrit Kalsi Co-opted 13.03.18 – 12.03.22 Present Apologies given, and noted Present Present   Present Present  (5/6)
Miss Rebecca Eyre Co-opted 26.11.19 – 25.11.23     Present Present   Present Present  (4/6)
vacancy Co-opted                  
vacancy Co-opted                  
Mrs Kiran Thapar Ex-officio Not applicable Present Present Present Present   Present Present (6/6)
Ms Louise Jenkinson

 

Staff (Teacher) 13.03.18 – 12.03.22 Present Present Present Present   Present Present (6/6)
Mrs Julie Kernoghan Associate Member 26.11.18 – 25.11.20 Present Present Present Present   Present Present (6/6)
Mrs Rose Hawes Associate Member 26.11.18 – 25.11.20 Apologies given, and noted Present Present Present   Present Present  (5/6)
Ms Frances Nwanodi Clerk to Governors Not applicable Present Present Present Present   Present Present (6/6)

PAY COMMITTEE

Governor Governor Category Term of Office 26.11.19 30.06.20        
Mr Dominic Honey Local Authority (LA) 16.04.19 – 15.04.22

 

Present Present        
Ms Lorraine
Plummer-Walrond

 

Partnership 01.09.16 – 31.08.20 Present Present        
Dr Harjinder Rahanu Partnership 13.03.18 – 12.03.22 Present Present        
Mrs Amrit Kalsi Co-opted 13.03.18 – 12.03.22

 

Present Present        
Miss Rebecca Eyre Parent 13.03.18 – 26.11.19 Present Present        
Mrs Selma Malek Co-opted 01.09.16 – 31.08.20 Apologies          
Mrs Kiran Thapar Ex-officio Not applicable Present Present        
Mrs Rose Hawes Associate Member 26.11.18 – 25.11.20 Present Present        
Ms Frances Nwanodi Clerk to Governors Not applicable Present          
Mrs Joanne Lockwood Cover Clerk not applicable   Present        

Download the Governors’ Attendance Record as a PDF file