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Tubbenden Primary School

Tubbenden Primary School

Local Governing Body

The Role of the Local Governing Body

Local School Governors form a Local Committee reporting to The Board of Trustees and make decisions about the strategic direction of Tubbenden Primary School.  

The Local Governing Body (LGB) meets at least once per term as a whole group and more regularly as members of various committees. School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act collectively, not individually. The Governors are made up of parents, members of staff and co-opted Governors. Governors - Information for  2016-17

LGB Parent Governors:
  • Are appointed by the Trustees
  • Typically have a child in the School
  • Are elected by parents of children at the School
  • Serve for a period of four years.

LGB Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the Local Governing Body but they speak and act as individuals. They are not delegates or mouthpieces of parents and they do not vote for all parents in general. They have equal status and voting rights in the work of the Local Governing Body.

LGB Co-opted Governors:
  • Are approved by the Local Governing Body and appointed by the Trustees
  • Typically have a specific skill or expertise that will prove helpful to the Local Governing Body
  • Serve for a period of four years.

LGB Staff Governors:
  • Must be employed by Tubbenden Primary School
  • Are elected by all staff employed by Tubbenden Primary School
  • Serve for a period of four years.

Committees

The Local Governing Body meets to discuss developments and receive feedback from the various Committees that are established to look at specific aspects of school life. Click here to view Committee Membership.

At present the Local Governing Body has the following committees:

  • The Resources Committee, which is responsible for monitoring the school finances and budget, ensuring the school is financially accountable and overseeing the maintenance and development of the school buildings and grounds in addition to all personnel matters.
  • The Achievement and Curriculum Committee which looks at the curriculum and learning and teaching across the School to ensure the school provides a high quality learning experience and delivers a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping with the school's aims, all pupil needs and legal requirements
  • The Pay Committee which is responsible for overseeing school appointments and pay decisions
  • The Local Governing Body has a Discipline Panel, a Complaints and Grievances Committee and an Appeals Panel that meet as required to hear cases relating to discipline within the school, complaints, or appeals from parents.

There are specific Local Governors also looking at and working on:

  • Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs/Looked After Children/Disadvantaged Pupils
  • Pupil, Parent and Community
  • Risk Assessment
  • Links with other Governing Bodies

Approved minutes of Local Governing Body meetings are available on the school website or from the School Office for anyone to read.  

If you wish to contact the Local Governing Body please either email the Chair of Governors, Mr Geoff Boyd, at chairofgovernors@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk or address your correspondence to "The Chair of Governors, Tubbenden Primary School, Sandy Bury, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9SD".  You may pass any correspondence to the School Office who will forward it to Mr Geoff Boyd.

No Local Governing Body Member has any pecuniary or business interests which would be likely to lead to questions of bias in their relationship with the school

All Business Interests of Local Governing Body Members are outlined here, Click here to view Governors - Register of Interests 2016-17

Governor - Attendance 2015-16

Trustees - Attendance 2015-16.pdf