The Role & Responsibilities of the Governing Body

The Department for Education (DfE) sets out information on the role of governing bodies in its Governance Handbook. The Handbook states that the key role of the governing body is to ‘provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance’.

The Handbook also sets out the three core functions of the governing body:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In practice, day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher.

Contacting the Governing Body

Anyone wishing to contact the Governing Body should write to:

Mr T. Gardner, Chair of Governors, Marjory Kinnon School, Hatton Road, Bedfont, Middlesex, TW14 9QZ.

Publication of information about the Governing Body

The DfE requires all schools to publish up-to-date details online about their governing body.  This includes details of the structure and remit of the governing body and its committees; information about each governor (including their full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down if applicable, who appointed them, and any relevant business or pecuniary interests); and their attendance record at governing body and committee meetings.

Details for the academic year 2023-24 are set out below.  

2022-23 Governance Statement

The structure and remit of the Governing Body and its committees 

The Governing Body is the strategic body for the school.  As such it upholds the main elements of good governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, safeguarding and wellbeing.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring its money is well spent.
  • Ensuring the school maintains a safe working environment for staff and visitors.

FGB Terms of Reference

The Governing Body has sub-committees: Resources, Health & Safety, Teaching & Learning and Children, Families & Community.  Specific Governing Body Panels are convened as required for school complaints, teachers pay, staff grievance and discipline, and pupil discipline.  This structure is reviewed annually.  Further information about the sub-committees is included below:

Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Remit: Finance, Financial Authority, Human Resources and Strategic Planning.

Health &Safety Committee Terms of Reference

Remit: To provide guidance for the Governing Body and support to the Headteacher on all matters relating to Health & Safety, including premises, grounds and security.

Teaching & Learning Committee Terms of Reference

Remit: The Governing Body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.  The Govering Body will want to ensure that in all its activities the school is enabling every child or young person to achieve his or her full potential and maximise his or her life chances, choices and opportunities.

Child, Family & Community Committee Terms of Reference

Remit: The Children, Families & Community Committee will monitor and evaluate the extent to which the school engages with the whole school community, retaining a focus on our pupils as children and the family/care arrangements that supports them.  The Committee will actively seek the views of learners and parents/carers as well as stakeholders in the wider school community to help inform the Full Governing Body and Headteacher in their decision making.

Information regarding members of the Governing Body

Category Name Date of Appt Term of Office Ends Appointing Body

Chair of Governors

MR T GARDNER PROFILE

18/5/20

28/11/24

Appointed by GB

Vice Chair of Governors

MR S TURNER PROFILE

16/11/22

28/11/24

Appointed by GB

Co-opted Governor

MS G ATADERIE PROFILE

22/3/23

21/3/27

Appointed by GB

Co-opted Governor

MR H FORMELLA PROFILE

22/3/23

21/3/27

Appointed by GB

Co-opted Governor

Mr P Goulden PROFILE

29/1/91

21/3/24

Appointed by GB

Parent Governor

MRS R KANDOLA PROFILE

4/3/20

3/3/28

Elected by Parents

Headteacher 

Ms T Meredith profile

5/9/16

-

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher

Local Authority Governor

MS C OLSON PROFILE

16/11/22

15/11/26

Appointed by LA

Co-opted Governor

Mrs A Öztürk profile

3/3/14

17/7/26

Appointed by GB

Parent Governor

Mr C Shah profile

13/3/17

12/3/25

Elected by Parents

Staff Governor

Mrs J Stacey profile

26/6/17

25/6/25

Elected by School Staff

Co-opted Governor

MR A WOOD PROFILE 11/11/13 28/11/24 Appointed by GB

Governing Body relevant business and pecuniary interests

Name Governor Category Declarations of Members’ Interests

Mr T Gardner

Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor

No relevant business interests.

Mr S Turner

Vice-Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor

Links to other educational institutions and charities.

Ms G Ataderie

Co-opted Governor

No relevant business interests.

Mr H Formella

Co-opted Governor

No relevant business interests.

Mr P Goulden Co-opted Governor Governor at another educational establishment.

Mrs R Kandola

Parent Governor

No relevant business interests.

Ms T Meredith Headteacher Member of MKS staff.

Ms C Olson

Local Authority Governor

No relevant business interests.

Mrs A Ozturk

Co-opted Governor

No relevant business interests.

Mr C Shah

Parent Governor

Chair of the Hounslow Parent Carer Forum - a strategic partner with Hounslow Local Authority.

Mrs J Stacey

Staff Governor

Member of MKS staff.

Mr A Wood

Co-opted Governor

Governor at another educational establishment.

Governing Body and Committee Meeting Attendance 2023-24

Governor Name
Full Governing Body - Dates & Attendance
Autumn 29/11/23
Spring 20/3/24
Summer 3/7/24
Mr Gardner (Chair of Governors)

Attended

Attended

-

Mr Turner (Vice-Chair of Governors)

Attended

Attended

-

Ms Ataderie

Attended

Attended

-

Mr Formella

Attended

Apology given/accepted

-

Mr Goulden 

Attended

Apology given/accepted

-

Mrs Kandola

Attended

Apology given/accepted

-

Ms Meredith

Attended

Attended

-

Ms Olsen

Attended

Attended

-

Mrs Őztűrk

Attended

Attended

-

Mr Shah

Attended

Attended

-

Mrs Stacey

Attended

Attended

-

Mr Wood

Attended

Apology given/accepted

-

Governor Name Resources Committee - Dates & Attendance
Autumn 11/10/23 Spring 6/3/24 Summer 7/6/24

Mr Gardner (Committee Chair)

Attended

Attended

-

Mr Shah (Committee Vice-Chair)

Attended

Part-Attendance

-

Ms Meredith Attended Attended -
Mrs Ozturk Attended Stepped down 8/1/24 -

Mr Turner

Attended

Attended

-

Mr Wood - Part-Attendance -
Governor Name
Health & Safety Committee - Dates & Attendance
Autumn 22/9/23 Spring 26/1/24 Summer 3/5/24

Mr Goulden (Committee Chair)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Ms Meredith

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mr Formella

Attended Attended Part-attendance
Governor Name
Child, Family & Community Committee - Dates & Attendance
Autumn 17/10/23
Spring 7/2/24
Summer 22/5/24
Mr C Shah (Committee Chair)

Part-attendance

Attended

Attended

Mrs Kandola (Committee Vice-Chair) 

Attended

Attended

Attended
Ms Meredith

Attended

Attended

Part-attendance

Mrs Öztürk

Attended

Attended

Attended

Mrs Stacey

Attended

Attended

Apologies given/accepted

Mr Wood (Chaired Autumn Committee)

Attended

Stepped down 7/2/24

-

Governor Name Teaching & Learning Committee - Dates & Attendance
Autumn 1/11/23 Spring 21/2/24 Summer 5/6/24

Mrs Öztürk (Committee Chair)

Attended

Attended

-

Mr Shah (Committee Vice-Chair)

Attended

Attended

-

Ms Meredith

Attended

Attended

-

Mrs Stacey

Attended

Attended

-

Ms Olsen

Attended Apologies given/accepted -