Governors

If you have any queries regarding the Governing Body, please feel free to contact the school or the Chair of Governors:

Stephanie Goater
c/o Kings Road Primary School
Kings Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 2BB

Governing Body

Name of Member Category Appointing
Body
Term of
office
Appointment
date/Re
Appointment
date
Position of
responsibility
Committee
membership
Relevant pecuniary
and personal interests
including whether a
governor or trustee at
another school
Karen Riches Ex-Officio Ex-Officio N/A 01/01/2018 Head of School All None
Stephanie Goater 1.Authority
Governor
2.Trustee
Governor
Elected 4 Years 04/12/2018
Appointed
Chair of LGB
4th July 2018
Chair of
Governors/LGB
Finance and
Audit
None
Nicola Nunn 1.Co-opted
Governor
2.Trustee
Governor
1. Governing
body
2.HERA
4 years 18/10/2012
09/03/2017
Acting Chair of
LGB from
10/05/2018 to
03/07/2018
Chair of HR &
Pay. Vice Chair
of GB
HR and Pay Sister-in-law is LSA at
Kings Road
Isabelle Bailey 1,Parent
2.Trustee
Governor
1.Elected
2.HERA
4 years 01/10/2016
09/03/2017
Chair of the
Board of
Trustees
Finance and
Audit
None
Tim Savage Parent
Governor
Elected 4 Years 04/12/2018 Parent Governor Local Governing
Board
Wife is an MDA at
Kings Road
Thea Behrman Parent
Governor
Elected 4 years 07/11/2018 Parent Governor Local Governing
Board
None
Okuyemi
Fakoyede
Parent
Governor
Elected 4 years 07/11/2018 Parent Governor Local Governing
Board
None
Penelope Griffiths Parent
Governor
Elected 4 Years 07/11/2018 Parent Governor Local Governing
Board
None
Anna Hopkins Staff
Governor
Elected 4 years 29/11/2018 Staff Governor Local Governing
Board
None

Former Members of the Governing Body

Name of Member Category Appointing
Body
Term of
office
Appointment
date/Re
Appointment
date
Position of
responsibility
Committee
membership
Relevant pecuniary
and personal interests
including whether a
governor or trustee at
another school
Ben Whiteway
Wilkinson
Parent
Governor
Elected
HERA
4 Years 01/10/2016
09/03/2017
Resigned
04/12/2018
Parent Governor LGB Wife works as a LSA at
Kings Road Primary
School
Jill Smith-Hughes 1.Authority
Governor
2.Trustee
Governor
1. ECC
HERA
4 years 18/10/2012
09/03/17
Resigned
09/05/2018
Chair of
Governors/LGB
HT Performance
review, HR &
Pay, Staff
Discipline, Pupil
Discipline,
Member of ATL, Vice
Chair of Governors
Tanglewood Nursery
Hilary Luckman Ex-Officio Ex-Officio N/A 01/01/2018
Left KR
31/012/2018
Interim Head
Teacher
All None
Charlotte Smart Staff
Governor
Elected 4 Year 04/12/2018
Left KR
31/08/2018
None    

Governing Body Structure

The Governors of Kings Road Primary School are committed, enthusiastic volunteers, from a variety of walks of life, who are keen to help, support, strengthen and promote the school in the local community.

Our Governors are elected or appointed for a term of office of four years. The current constitution of the Kings Road Governing Body is as follows, making a total of nine Governors:

  • Four Parent Governors elected by the parent body
  • Two Staff members, one of whom must be the Head of School and the other elected by the staff
  • Three Co-opted Governors, appointed by the Governing Body

Governors are friends of the school and they enjoy supporting and attending school, social and fund-raising events. They offer support and advice, working with the Head of School and the staff, to set the strategic direction of the school and, importantly, to ensure that the standards of teaching and learning continue to improve.

Much of the Kings Road Governing Body’s work is undertaken by four main, working Committees, focussing on the Finance, Personnel, Curriculum and Premises, concerns of the school and every Governor is a member of at least one Committee. Governors also take particular interest in important areas of school life and they champion the causes of their Individual Responsibilities by visiting the school regularly for monitoring purposes and by liaising with the relevant lead staff member. Visit reports are recorded and Governors give verbal feed-back at the termly Full Governing Body meetings.

Governors take part in training sessions to keep up-to-date with current legislation, ‘hot topics’, procedures and policies in the world of education.  Sometimes, they train with staff or as a Governing Body in school, but they also attend conferences and meetings at other venues, as organised by the Local Authority.

A Governor’s life is a busy one at Kings Road, with visits and meetings and background research and paperwork to digest prior to meetings, but it is so enjoyable, worthwhile and rewarding, as we endeavour to play a meaningful part in the lives of our pupils, by always ‘Putting the Children First’.