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The current Local Governing Body (LGB) is comprised of volunteers from the local school community, parent governors and staff governors. .

Governing Body meetings are held at several points throughout the school year. LGB meetings outline key issues that are required to be discussed and reviewed as necessary. Examples of these agenda items are, but not limited to; Attendance, Admissions, Achievements & Standards, Behaviour & Safety (Safeguarding), Finance, Leadership & Management and Quality of Teaching & Learning.

Attendance at these meetings is monitored by Trust staff from the TLC.

 *Tennyson Learning Community information on Finance, Accounts and Governance available here. 

The chair of Governors, Mrs Donna Witter, can be contacted on chair@tennysonroad.school or by calling the school office and requesting a meeting. 

The current Tennyson Road LGB is:

Name

Dates of Appointment

Term

Appointee

Structure and remit

Relevant interests Inc. business, financial, other governments roles and relationships within the school staff

Mrs Donna Witter

17/10/2019 - 16/10/2023

4 Years

Foundation/ Trust

Chair of Governors, Performance Management Committee

Parent 

Mr Kevin Grogan

17/10/2019 - 16/10/2023

4 Years

Foundation/ Trust

Vice Chair of Governors

Parent 

Mr Paul Hunt

17/10/2019 - 16/10/2023

4 Years

Foundation/ Trust

Performance Management Committee, SEN

Grandparent

Miss Carly Smith

09/03/2021 - 08/03/2024

4 Years

Foundation/ Trust

Co-opted

Parent 

Mr Imran Dawood  Basha

09/03/2020 - 08/03/2024

4 years 

Foundation/ Trust

Parent Governor

Parent

Miss Shaheen Ghaboos - Owod Ali

25/04/2023 - 24/04/2027

4 years

Foundation/ Trust

Co-opted Governor

 

 

Mrs. Umara Qureshi

07/11/2022 –

06/11/2026

4 Years

Foundation/ Trust

Community Governor

Safeguarding/ SEN

expert. Current SLT

Secondary Trust

 

 

Ms. Kelly Stoppard

16/01/2023 –

15/01/2027

4 Years

Foundation/ Trust

Staff Governor

Deputy Head 

Ms. Shereen Thomas

14/11/2022 –

12/11/2026

4 Years

Foundation/ Trust

Staff Governor

Deputy Head 

Mrs Carla Gotch

17/10/2019 - Ex-Officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

Ex-Officio

   Ex-officio 

 Staff Governor

 Head of School

 

 

LGB attendance for 2023-2024

Name

Role/Position

09/10/2023

 

 

 

Donna Witter

Chair

 

 

 

Kevin Grogan

Vice chair

 

 

 

Paul Hunt

Co-Opted Governor

 

 

 

Carly Smith

Co-Opted Governor

 

 

 

Mohammed Basha

Parent Governor

 

 

 

Shereen Thomas

Deputy HoS

 

 

 

Umara Quereshi

Community Governor

 

 

 

Carla Gotch

Head of School

 

 

 

Kelly Stoppard

Deputy HoS

 

 

 

Jo Quince

Director of Education

 

 

 

 

 *Tennyson Learning Community information on Finance, Accounts and Governance available here. 

LGB Attendance for 2022 - 2023

Name Role/Position 07/11/22 24/04/23 12/06/23 26/06/23 10/07/23 Summary
Donna Witter Chair Yes Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Yes 3/5
Kevin Grogan Vice chair Yes Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Yes 3/5
Paul Hunter Co-opted governor Yes Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Yes 3/5
Carly Smith Co-opted governor Apologies Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Yes 2/5
Imran Dawood  Basha Co-opted governor Yes Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Apologies 2/5
Umara Qureshi Community Governor Yes Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Yes 3/5
Shereen Thomas Deputy Head of School Yes Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Yes 3/5
Kelly Stoppard Deputy Head of School N/A Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Yes 2/5
Carla Gotch Head of School Yes Yes Meeting not quorate Meeting not quorate Yes 3/5

 

LGB Attendance for 2021 - 2022

Name 

Role/ Position 

28 Sept 

7 Dec 

8 Mar 

24 May 

12 July 

Summary 

Donna Galbraith 

Clerk to LGB  

PA to CEO 

✓ 

✓ 

✓ 

✓ 

Apologies 

4/5 

Donna Witter 

Chair LGB 

✓ 

✓ 

✓ 

✓  

✓  

5/5 

Kevin Grogan  

Vice Chair LGB 

✓ 

✓ 

✓ 

✓  

✓  

5/5 

Paul Hunt 

Co-Opted LGB 

✓ 

✓ 

Apologies 

✓  

✓  

4/5 

Darren Oldfield 

Co-Opted LGB 

Apologies 

✓ 

✓ 

✓  

Apologies 

3/5 

Imran Basha 

Parent LGB 

✓ 

✓ 

✓ 

✓  

Apologies 

4/5 

Carly Smith 

Parent LGB 

✓ 

✓ 

✓  

✓  

✓  

5/5 

Susan Dunbar 

Staff LGB 

✓ 

✓ 

✓  

✓  

✓  

5/5 

Danni Noble 

Assistant Head teacher, staff LGB 

✓ 

✓ 

✓  

✓  

✓  

5/5 

Shereen Thomas 

Assistant Head teacher, staff LGB 

Apologies 

✓ 

✓  

✓  

✓  

5/5 

Cathy Stormonth 

Co-Opted LGB 

✓ 

Apologies 

✓ 

✓ 

✓  

4/5 

 

LGB Attendance for 2020 - 2021

Name Role 28th Sept 20 14th Dec 20 8th March 21 24th May 12th July Summary
Donna Witter Chair Apologies 4/5
Kevin Grogan Vice chair 5/5
Paul Hunt Co-Opted Governor Apologies 4/5
Darren Oldfield Parent Governor Apologies Apologies 3/5
Carly Smith Co-Opted Governor 5/5
Mohammed Basha Parent Governor Apologies 4/5
Catherine Stormonth Trustee Apologies 4/5
Susan Dunbar Staff Governor 5/5
Hilary Power CEO - - - 2/5
Andrew Darlington Head of School Apologies 4/5
Carla Gotch Head of School 5/5
Danni Noble Assistant Headteacher 5/5
Shereen Thomas Assistant Headteacher 5/5
Jo Quince Director of Education - - - 2/5
Mike Lavelle COO - - - - - 0/5
Nicola Covington Head of Standards - - Apologies 2/5

LGB Attendance for 2019 - 2020

LGB_MEETING_ATTENDANCE_2019-_2020.pdf