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About the governing body

Members of the governing body offer an excellent set of skills and experience. They make themselves visible to staff, parents, carers and pupils. 

Ofsted 2017

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN THE GOVERNING BODY

Governors are entrusted to improving education for all students at the school.  They are committed to the school’s vision and ethos and work in a professional manner as members of the governor team to support the development of the school.  All governors demonstrate a willingness to learn more about the school and issues in education so that they can use the broad range of skills, knowledge and experience which exists across the team to benefit all our students.

The Governing Body keeps their skills, knowledge and experience under review.  This enables us to identify training needs and, when vacancies arise, identify the background, skills and knowledge desired in any new foundation or co-opted governor appointment.

The experience, knowledge and skills which exist in the Governing Body include:

  • Building/premises management
  • Business planning
  • Communication
  • Data management
  • Family Support
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology and Systems
  • Law and Children’s Law
  • Literature for children/young people
  • Marketing
  • Mediation
  • Organisational Change
  • Performance Management
  • Policy development
  • Professional leadership
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Website Development

Many of governors have extensive links with our local community and there are a number with strong links to local businesses.  Several of our governors have experience of working or volunteering with young people and they are all committed to hearing from the students at William Ellis School about what is working well and what could work better.  Governors regularly visit the school when it is in session to observe learning in and out of the classroom, to engage students in discussion about relevant issues and to assist the school in its evaluation of the progress it is making.

REGISTER OF RELEVANT INTERESTS

Dame Karen Dunnell is a governor of the University of Westminster

Dr Lee Elliot Major is a trustee  of the Education Endowment Foundation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds fulfill their potential and make the most of their talents. The EEF funds projects working in schools to raise educational attainment.

Ms Georgia Gould is the leader of Camden Council and councillor for Kentish Town ward

Ms Imogen Sharp is also a governor of Camden School for Girls

Ms Selina Skipwith is a director of Skipwith Consulting and also a governor of New End Primary School