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Governors

The Role of the School Governor and Governing Bodies

The role of the school governor is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  

Chair of Governors- Grace Olugbodi

golugbodi.gov@phoenix-pri.essex.sch.uk

 

 

Our Governing Body

 

Governor Name

Governor Type

Term End Date

Mrs. Grace Olugbodi

(Chair of Governors)

Co-opted

21/03/2020

 

Miss Kerry Geary

Headteacher

N/A

Mrs Julia SmithStaff26/03/2023
Miss Lois Russell- CornfordCo- opted27/01/2022

Mr Daniel Smy

Mr Robert Davies

Mr Asif Meghani

Mr Ian Wallace

Co- opted

Co-opted

Parent

Co- opted

17/07/2023

25/11/2024

18/05/2025

07/07/ 2025

Previous Governors

 

Davina Scoble- Resigned 20/10/21

Laura Herne- Resigned 07/07/21

Cheryl Farrow- Resigned 17/03/21

Tim Hudson- Resigned 24/07/19

Riazmin Begum – Term ended 13/07/19

Philip Rutter – Resigned 20/06/19

Mathias Bauer – Resigned 27/03/19

 

THE PHOENIX PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY

GOVERNING BODY and STAFF

DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY & PERSONAL INTEREST REGISTER 2021/2022

GOVERNORS

Name

Position in school

Date of completion of business interests form

Date of any new business interest declared

Miss Kerry Geary

Headteacher

10/01/2022

N/A

Mrs Grace Olugbodi

Chair of Governors

31/01/2022

31/01/2022 -

Current Employment/Businesses (Partner or sole proprietor)/Company Directorship –

 

Begenio / Eagle Business Solutions / Education with Ease

 

 

Personal interests –

 

JM Olugbodi – Eagle Business Solutions (Husband)

JMO Sports

 

Trustee/Director – Lee Chapel MAT

 

Daniel Smy

Governor

01/02/2022

01/02/2022 -

Current Employment – Essex Police

Any other conflict/Immediate Family connection – Miss Stella Drury Deputy Headteacher (partner)

Lois Russell-Cornford

Governor

15/12/2021

15/12/2021 –

Current Employment – Plume Academy

Mrs Julia Smith

Governor / Staff (Assistant Headteacher)

 

 

31/01/2022

N/A

Rob Davies

Governor

15/12/2021

15/12/2021-

Current employment –

Capgemini Invent (Senior Cosultant)

 

Immediate family connection –

Mark Kybert

Premises Manager at The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery (Father in Law)

Ian Wallace

Governor

02/01/2022

02/01/2022

Current employment-

ICBC Standard Bank Plc

(Head of Cash and Intraday Liquidity Management)

 

Immediate family connections –

Jane Wallace (Family Liaison Officer at The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery)

Ellie Wallace (PPL at The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery)

Muhammad Asif Meghani

Governor

31/01/2022

31/01/2022

Current employment –

SS&C Technologies

 

Memberships –

ICAEW

 

 

STAFF

Mr Jonathan Hann

Deputy Headteacher

08/02/2022

N/A

Miss Stella Drury

Deputy Headteacher

01/02/2022

Any other conflict/Immediate Family connection – Daniel Smy (Vice Chair of Governors)  (partner)

Miss Claire Gardner

Finance Manager

10/01/2022

Memberships - ISBL

Mrs Cheryl King

PA to the Headteacher

10/01/2022

N/A

Mrs Glynis Moran

Catering Manager

10/01/2022

N/A

Mrs Amanda Howe

Nursery Manager

19/01/2022

N/A

Mrs Angela Symes

Inclusion Manager

31/01/2022

31/01/2022 –

Businesses –

Self employed – Zumba fun

 

Memberships –

Zumba

BACP

Mrs Marie Kirkham

Assistant Headteacher

26/01/2022

26/01/2022 – Chair of Governors at Woodcroft Nursery School

Miss Jodie White

Assistant Headteacher

09/02/2022

N/A

Rebecca Vinten

Acting Assistant Headteacher

N/A (absent)

N/A (absent)

Mr Lewis Irons

Acting Assistant Headteacher

11/01/2022

N/A

Mrs Samantha Merritt

Acting Assistant Headteacher

01/02/2022

N/A

Mr Billy Coulson

Acting Assistant Headteacher

31/01/2022

N/A

Mr Mark Kybert

Premises Manager

10/01/2022

10/01/2022 –

Businesses (of which I am a partner or sole proprietor)

MK Glazing Services.

 

Immediate Family Connection –

Robert Davies

(Governor – Son in Law)

Mr David Bushell

Assistant Premises Manager

10/01/2022

10/01/2022 –

Businesses (partner or sole proprietor)/Company directorships –

DSB Property Maintenance

Mrs Emeline Patel

Finance Assistant

10/01/2022

10/01/2022 – Parent Governor at Merrylands Primary School

Miss Kirsty Clements

Senior Office Admin

26/01/2022

N/A

Mrs Hatice Brooks

Senior Office Admin

26/01/2022

N/A

Mrs Laura Coker

Receptionist

26/01/2022

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS

Cheryl Farrow

RESIGNED - LEAVING DATE 17/03/2021

Governor

23/11/2020

23/11/2020 -

Current employment -

Pupil Support Manager

Lincewood Primary School

 

Immediate family connection –

Mark Kybert

Premises Manager at The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery (uncle)

Laura Hearne

RESIGNED – LEAVING DATE

07/07/2021

Governor

22/10/2020

22/10/2020 -

Current employment – Teacher at Chadwell – St Mary Primary

Mrs Davina Scoble

RESIGNED – LEAVING DATE 20/10/2021

Governor

22/10/2020

22/10/2020

Current Employment –

University College London

Any other conflict/personal interests - Mrs Donna Davis (employed as Teacher at The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery)

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