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Greenleaf Primary School & Nursery

About the Governing Body

Governors Newsletter Spring 2022

Governors' Vision for Greenleaf  (revised Summer 2019)

  • Consistent excellence in terms of progress and attainment across a rich curriculum
  • A spirit of learning beyond boundaries
    • Fostering a growth mindset
    • Creating aspiration
    • Embedding the global dimension
  • An environment which promotes a healthy lifestyle through emotional self-awareness and physical well-being

Strategic Plan

Governors Strategic Plan

About Governors

Governors are part of the largest volunteer workforce in the country; they play a key role in helping the school provide the best possible education for all its pupils. The Governing Body is drawn from various sections of the Community and consists of:

  • Head Teacher: 1
  • Staff Governor: 1
  • Parent Governors: 3
  • LA Appointed Governors: 1
  • Co-opted Governors: 9

The Governing Body must exercise its functions with a view to fulfilling a largely strategic role in the running of the school. It establishes the strategic framework by: setting aims and objectives for the school; adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives; setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

The governing body monitors and evaluates progress of its strategy and regularly reviews the framework for the school in the light of that progress. When establishing the strategic framework and reviewing progress, the governing body considers advice given by the Headteacher, local authority and other agencies.

The Governors, in partnership with school staff draw up a School Development Plan which provides the main mechanism for the strategic planning.

To carry out  their responsibilities governing bodies must hold at least three meetings per school year. Greenleaf full Governing Body usually meets five times in the school year. Meetings are convened by the clerk who takes directions from the Governing Body and the Chair. Part of the Agenda is set nationally, part by the local authority and part by the school itself.

Some Governors' business is also conducted at Committee Meetings. Greenleaf has 2 regular committees; Resources and Curriculum. Each committee usually meets termly. There are also some committees which meet when required; Staff Appointments, Requests for Emergency Leave,  Complaints, Disciplinary and Performance Management.

Governors visit the school regularly so that they kept are informed of all aspects of school life. Each Governor is linked to a class and is also responsible for a subject area.

Every year Governors self-evaluate their skills and experiences which contribute to Greenleaf having an effective Governing Body. Click here to view this year's Skills Analysis. Where gaps are identified, governors consider whether any particular action (eg. training) needs to be put in place.

The Headteacher and Governing Body work in close partnership. The Headteacher discusses all the main aspects of school life with the governing body and expects the governing body to both challenge and support the school. Acting as a “critical friend”, the governing body  offers support and constructive advice; governors question proposals and seek further information to enable them to make sound decisions.


Please click here for a list of Governor committees and membership.


Please click here for a schedule of attendance by Governors at last year's meetings.


Please click here for declarations of interest.


Please address all correspondence either to the Chair of Governors, or to a named governor, via the school office.

Greenleaf Primary School Governing Body



  • Mr G Shaw
    Chair of Governors & Co-Opted Governor
  • Ms K Chapman
    Vice Chair and Parent Governor
  • Ms B Lakha
    Vice Chair and Parent Governor
  • Ms N Edwards
    Co-Opted Governor
  • Mr C Yacoobali
    Co-Opted Governor
  • Mr S Chaplin
    Co-Opted Governor
  • Ms A Myers
    Co-Opted Governor
  • Mr R Skipwith
    Co-Opted Governor
  • Ms S Qureshi
  • Ms A Ross
    Staff Governor
  • Mr S Dar
    Parent Governor
  • Dr C Halligan
    Local Authority Governor
  • Ms R Franklin
    Associate Governor
  • Ms K Thompson
    Associate Governor




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