Meet the

Governors

EBS Governors

East Barnet, like every other school in the country, has a Governing Body. Its primary aim is to maintain and improve the quality of education and the standards of student achievement.

East Barnet is an Academy Trust Company. It has five Members who ‘own’ the company – a bit like shareholders in a commercial firm. They have a constitutional role in the running of the Academy. They ensure the company follows our constitution and that it performs its functions in accordance with its charitable objectives.

The majority of people on the Governing Body are not educational professionals, but willing volunteers who bring knowledge, skills and perspectives from the wider community. They are there to represent the public in the running of the school. They are not there to tell the Headteacher how to run the school.

Governors are involved in setting curriculum, discipline, admission and similar major policies. They appoint, reward and discipline staff, but do not decide who should be teaching Year 8 for English on a Monday morning!

The Governing Body is responsible for the overall budget distribution, but not how many pencils are bought.

Members of the Academy Trust

The members have a constitutional role in the running of the academy. They ensure the company follows our constitution and that it performs its functions in accordance with its charitable objectives.

Mr Christopher Costigan – Non-trustee Member

Mr Denis Hallam – Non-trustee Member

Mr Jonathan Hewlings – Non-trustee Member

Mr John Ireton – Chair of Governors

Mr Nicholas Mottershead – original signatory

Composition

Our Governing Body has currently 15 Governors.

The Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Associate Deputy Headteachers, and School Business Leader are non-voting members who attend to answer questions and give advice.

Chair of Governors and Vice Chair(s) of Governors are elected annually by the Governing Body from within this group. Chairs and Vice Chairs of Committees are also elected each year.

There are five Members of the East Barnet School Academy Trust Company: one of the original signatories to the Memorandum of Association, the Chair of Governors and three non-trustee Members.

The normal term of office for governors is four years.

Community Governors

  • Deborah Ann Brazier
  • Debbie Jane Cuthbert
  • Stuart Morrison Gates
  • Scott Michael Harrison
  • Major John Bernard Ireton
  • Theresa Claire Mackenzie
  • Susie Patricia McDonald
  • Nicholas John Mottershead
  • Joanna Ray Tambourides
  • Claire Elizabeth Thomas

Parent Governors

  • Irfan Mohammed Ishaq
  • Timothy John Beech Williamson

Staff Governors

  • Mary Margaret De Maria (Office Manager)
  • Caroline Roncarati (Design & Technology Teacher)
  • Mariam Zaman (Mathematics Teacher)

Officers

ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Leann Swaine (Maternity Leave)
Chris Hunt

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Helen Elizabeth Chamberlain

Main Responsibilities

  • Set Admissions Criteria
  • Set the budget
  • Determine Curriculum Policy
  • Select Headteacher, Deputy Headteachers and other senior members of staff
  • Ensure the additional educational needs of students are met
  • Set Sex Education Policy
  • Make sure Religious Education is provided according to the law
  • Deal with formal disciplinary matters
  • Decide to reinstate permanently excluded students or not
  • Produce an action plan following an Ofsted inspection
  • Pass on any information to which parents or members of the public are legally entitled

AEN Link (Including Most Able Students)

Takes responsibility for liaising with the school’s Additional Educational Needs and Most Able Students coordinators. Keeps up-to-date with developments and progress in these areas and reports back to the Governing Body.

Communication Link

Monitors and advises on communications from the school to parents and the wider community, as well as assisting with press and ‘media’ issues relating to important events at the school. Is consulted on school publicity and advertising.

Data Protection Link

Monitors the implementation and compliance with GDPR across the school, delegating day-to-day responsibility to a knowledgeable and skilled member of staff to ensure data is collected and processed in such a way as to maintain strategic oversight of compliance with GDPR.

Educational Visits Link

Monitors the school’s policy for educational, recreational and sporting visits outside the school premises. Monitors Risk Assessments and reports back to the Governing Body.

Equal Opportunity Link

Takes responsibility for liaising with the school’s Equal Opportunity Co-ordinator. Ensures legal requirements are being met and reports back to the Governing body.

Health & Safety Link

Takes responsibility for liaising with the school’s Health & Safety Coordinator. Ensures legal requirements are being met and reports back to the Governing Body.

Lettings Link

Monitors the use of school facilities by outside agencies, working with the Premises Manager to ensure health and safety, uptake, and upkeep of facilities.

PTFA Link

Acts as a liaison between the Governing Body and the PTFA to ensure a collaborative work can be done for the school.

Safeguarding Link

Is the nominated governor responsible for child protection issues and policy.

Sixth Form Link

Works with the Sixth Form Team looking at results, enrolment and opportunities for our Sixth Formers.

Student Discipline Link

The Pupil Discipline Committee meets to make final decisions on permanent pupil exclusions. They will also listen to appeals from parents. They also issue “Governors’ Contracts” as a final sanction prior to permanent exclusions.

Training Link

Organises and monitors training for other members of the Governing body and liaises with link governors from other schools within the LA.

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Contact the Governors

Major John Bernard Ireton, Chair of Governors
c/o East Barnet School, Chestnut Grove, East Barnet, Herts EN4 8PU

EBS Governor Committees

Admissions Committee

Chair: Major John Bernard Ireton

The aim of the Admissions Committee is to ensure that East Barnet School meets its legal obligations with regard to admissions arrangements and to monitor and review the Admissions Policy, both in terms of its content and how it is applied on a practical basis.

The Admissions Committee works on behalf of the School Governing Body will review the East Barnet School Admissions Policy every year, with any recommendations sent to the next available Governing Body meeting for ratification. They are in place to monitor the application of the Admissions Policy and to consider any recommendations from the Independent Admissions Appeals Panel. They also ensure that the Admissions Criteria are put out to consultation within the time frames required by law.

The Admissions Committee receive reports and notifications from members of school staff with responsibility for admissions and the Headteacher if necessary, meeting every September and in the Summer Term of each academic year and on other occasions as required.

Audit Committee

Chair: Deborah Ann Brazier

The Audit Committee will consider matters relating to internal control and auditors. It is there to advise the governing body on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Academy Trust’s systems of internal control and its arrangements for risk management, control and financial governance processes, and securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness (value for money).

The Committee will work on behalf of the School Governing Body to ensure the audit processes and controls comply with financial and Department for Education legislation and requirements for academy schools and report these findings to the Resources Committee. Within that scope, this Committee with advise on the appointment, reappointment, dismissal and remuneration of auditors (both external auditors and internal audit), coordinating between auditors and the school whilst monitoring the effectiveness of auditors using auditor performance indicators.

The Audit Committee will ensure that all allegations of fraud and irregularity are appropriately investigated and controls weaknesses addressed.

Learning Committee

Chair: Scott Michael Harrison

The Learning Committee reviews and evaluates teaching and learning; student achievement and standards; and the implementation of ‘Every Child Matters’.

It monitors and reviews academic and pastoral arrangements to ensure the school delivers a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping with the ethos of the school and the requirements of the National Curriculum, ‘Every Child Matters’ and other statutory commitments, including: Religious Education, Collective Worship and Sex Education, then reports outcomes to the Full Governing Body.

Curriculum provision and delivery is regularly monitored by means of faculty presentations during Committee meetings; and from outcomes of internal monitoring, evaluation and reviews. Curriculum related policies and procedures are monitored and reviewed and their effectiveness questioned, at regular and appropriate intervals.

The Learning Committee ensures that, as far as possible, EBS is a place of positive experience and enjoyment for students and that the Rewards system reflects this.

Pay Committee

Chair: Major John Bernard Ireton

The aim of the Pay Committee is to achieve the aims of the school’s Pay Policy in a fair and equal manner, and to monitor and maintain an overview of remuneration options, including pension provision, for employees as a recruitment/retention/motivation tool.

The Pay Committee will work on behalf of the School Governing Body to review the East Barnet School’s Pay Policy at least every two years (other governors may be invited), with any recommendations sent to the next available Governing Body meeting for ratification and to meet annually to agree outcomes of Performance Management reviews and at other times as necessary.

When appropriate, the Pay Committee will receive reports and notifications from the Headteacher in accordance with the Pay Policy and delegate powers to the Headteacher, if required. Additionally, they will ensure consultation with staff and the recognised Trade Unions before any changes to the Pay Policy are put in place. The Pay Committee ensures, as far as is practical, that Health & Safety issues are appropriately monitored and remedied.

People Committee

Chair: Stuart Morrison Gates (Acting)

The People Committee promotes the health and wellbeing of all staff and students. It ensures the school manages its employees effectively and efficiently and within employment law; that the school delivers the best possible student welfare service and that the school’s pastoral support strategy meets the welfare needs of all students.

The People Committee ensures the effective management of employees, teaching and learning throughout the school by working with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team to secure and maintain quality teaching and support services. It does this by recruiting staff of the highest quality, with equality of opportunity for all; deploying and developing all staff effectively; and ensuring that professional duties are fulfilled, as specified in the terms and conditions of service of teachers including those for the Headteacher.

The People Committee monitors and reviews staffing and student welfare related policies and procedures, including their effectiveness, at regular and appropriate intervals.

Resources Committee

Chair: Deborah Ann Brazier

The Resources Committee develops a long-term building and accommodation strategy for the school, in conjunction with the School Development Plan; assists the school management on specific building issues; maintains and develops the accommodation of the school in line with the School Development Plan; ensures its efficient use within the budget; and monitors observance and implementation of the Financial Responsibilities of the Governing Body.

The Committee advises the Governing Body on financial strategy and policy within the resources available and reports all major decisions and matters concerning the finances of the school. It monitors the timely submission of any grant applications and financial returns to the DfE, Companies House, Academy Trustees and others. It ensures expenditure remains within the budget limits agreed by the Governing Body and that the school is not exposed to any unnecessary financial risk.

The Resources Committee ensures that the school’s annual accounts are properly signed and presented; and ensures records relating to the accounts are maintained.

Chairs & Vice-Chairs Committee

Chair: Major John Bernard Ireton

The aim of the Chairs and Vice-Chairs Committee is to generally take a more strategic and co-ordinating role than other committees and so increase the effectiveness of the work of the Governing Body in being a supportive, critical friend to the school. This opportunity also provides a forum where Chairs and Vice-Chairs can work together and share knowledge to promote consistent good practice, develop standardised information and reporting systems and feed these back to all sub-committees.

They meet before the Full Governing Body session each term to agree the work of the Governing Body and its committees for that term and beyond, based on known cycles of school improvement, financial management, staffing issues and communicating with parents. They also discuss new ideas on how to take the Governing Body forward.

The Chairs and Vice-Chairs Committee is also responsible for considering training needs for existing Governors; subjects for pre-FGB meeting presentations; and targeting candidates for Community Governor recruitment. Additionally they will make recommendations to the Governing Body to establish exceptional working arrangements where particular circumstances arise e.g., a committee to oversee a building project or an Ofsted inspection. They will always be available and respond to matters of difficulty, sensitivity or emergency and offer advice to the Headteacher.

Full Governing Body / Board of Trustees Committee

Chair: Major John Bernard Ireton

Coming soon

Governing Body Statutory Information

Statutory information on Governors who have served on the East Barnet School Governing Body during the last 12 months:

Current:Deborah Ann Brazier

Date of original appointment: 03/10/2016

Most recent re-election: 25/02/2019

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 02/10/2024

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 0%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 85.7%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 100%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Current:Debbie Jane Cuthbert

Date of original appointment: 01/04/2011

Most recent re-election: 03/06/2018

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 02/06/2022

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 33%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 67%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 40%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Buckingham University, PGCE Tutor, since 27th August 2018

Current:Mary Margaret De Maria

Date of original appointment: 14/03/2019

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 13/03/2023

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
School staff (elected Staff Governor)

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 67%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 100%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Employed by the Academy Trust as Office Manager

Current:Stuart Morrison Gates

Date of original appointment: 01/04/2018

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 31/03/2022

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 0%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 77.8%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 95%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • The Seasoned Grocer, Partner, Training and Mentoring, since 9th October 2017
  • Barnet School PTFA, Elected Official and Trustee, since 1st December 2013
  • Stuart Gates Food Consultancy, Sole Trader and Owner, food projects business for producers, events and retailers, since 15th September 2010

Current:Scott Michael Harrison

Date of original appointment: 11/06/2012

Most recent re-election: 12/06/2020

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 11/06/2024

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 67%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 86%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: 

  • Kensington Aldridge Academy, Governor, since 1st October 2017

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Scott Harrison Ltd, Director, Education Consultant, since 1st January 2018
  • Association for Citizenship Teaching, Chair of Trustees, since 1st March 2013

Current:Major John Bernard Ireton

Date of original appointment: 11/06/2012

Most recent re-election: 06/06/2020

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 05/06/2024

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 96%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Affinity Water (water supply to school – billed biannually), Operational Senior Manager (not involved in pricing or customer accounts), since 1st June 1992
  • Ridgeway Alleyways Association (non-profit company protecting alleyways around Ridgeway Avenue and Windsor Drive – one alleyway borders the school), Director, since 1st October 2014

Current:Irfan Mohammed Ishaq

Date of original appointment: 06/11/2020

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 05/11/2024

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
Parents (elected Parent Governor)

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: N/A
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: N/A

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives):

  • Married to Head of RE at East Barnet School

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Current:Theresa Claire Mackenzie

Date of appointment: 02/11/2020

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 01/11/2024

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: N/A
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: N/A

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Current:Susan Patricia McDonald

Date of original appointment: 23/11/2013

Most recent re-election: 23/11/2017

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 22/11/2021

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 83%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Tender Education & Arts (education charity with teacher training sessions), Chief Executive, since 1st April 2004

Current:Nicholas John Mottershead

Date of original appointment: 09/10/2014

Most recent re-election: 09/10/2018

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 08/10/2022

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 87.5%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 94%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Busyperson Ltd (media post-production, training and consultancy), Director, since 5th May 2015
  • 2Step Media Ltd (trading name for Busyperson Ltd), Director, since 19th September 2015
  • Treasurer of East Barnet School PTFA
  • Related party: Married to childhood & adolescent counsellor, supply teacher, private tutor to primary and secondary
  • Related party: Father of Graphic Designer including sign manufacture and web design

Current:Caroline Roncarati

Date of original appointment: 01/04/2011

Most recent re-election: 28/11/2020

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 27/11/2024

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
School Staff (elected Staff Governor)

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 80%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Employed by the Academy Trust as a Teacher.
  • Related parties: Brother and Father are Directors at RPM Engineering who service and repair school minibuses.

Current:Joanna Ray Tambourides

Date of original appointment: 01/04/2011

Most recent re-election: 03/06/2017

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 02/06/2021

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 71%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Current:Claire Elizabeth Thomas

Date of original appointment: 03/10/2016

Most recent re-election: 25/02/2019

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 02/10/2024

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
The Governing Body and Members of the Academy Trust

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 67%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 73%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Current:Timothy John Beech Williamson

Date of original appointment: 31/01/2018

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 30/01/2022

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
Parents (elected Parent Governor)

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 100%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Current:Mariam Zaman

Date of original appointment: 22/07/2017

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 21/07/2021

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
School Staff (elected Staff Governor)

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 80%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Employed by the Academy Trust as a Teacher

Historical:Ingrid Zanchetta

Date of original appointment: 24/01/2018

Term of office: 4 years

End of term: 16/10/2020

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
Parents (elected Parent Governor)

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 0%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 0%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 67%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 30%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Historical:Colette Turner

Date of original appointment: 05/04/2019

Term of office: 2 years

End of term: 01/07/2021

Appointed by (in accordance with the Trust’s Articles):
Parents (elected Parent Governor)

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 0%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 34%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Officers

Accounting Officer:Leann Swaine (Maternity Leave)

Date of appointment: 01/09/2018

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 0%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 100%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Accounting Officer:Chris Hunt

Date of appointment: 02/11/2020

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 0%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: N/A
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: N/A

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Chief Financial Officer:Helen Elizabeth Chamberlain

Date of appointment: 01/11/2019

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2020/2021: 100%

Current academic year attendance is updated termly.

% attendance at Full Governing Body meetings academic year 2019/2020: 100%
% attendance at Committee meetings academic year 2019/2010: 100%

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Members

Member:Christopher Costigan

Date of appointment: 18/12/2018

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Member:Denis Hallam

Date of appointment: 18/12/2018

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Member:Jonathan Hewlings

Date of appointment: 18/12/2018

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests): Nil

Member:John Bernard Ireton

Date of appointment: 21/12/2017

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Affinity Water (water supply to school – billed biannually), Operational Senior Manager (not involved in pricing or customer accounts), since 1st June 1992
  • Ridgeway Alleyways Association (non-profit company protecting alleyways around Ridgeway Avenue and Windsor Drive – one alleyway borders the school), Director, since 1st October 2014

Member:Nicholas Mottershead

Date of appointment: 04/03/2011

Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Nil

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Nil

Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

  • Busyperson Ltd (media post-production, training and consultancy), Director, since 5th May 2015
  • 2Step Media Ltd (trading name for Busyperson Ltd), Director, since 19th September 2015
  • Treasurer of East Barnet School PTFA
  • Related party: Married to childhood & adolescent counsellor, supply teacher, private tutor to primary and secondary
  • Related party: Father of Graphic Designer including sign manufacture and web design

If You Have a Problem

Voicing Concerns

When parents have a problem or complaint about school it is often difficult to know where to turn. Usually, the best place to start is with your child’s Form Tutor, or Head of Year. For more serious problems speak to the Headteacher.

If your problem still has not been resolved, please contact Major John Bernard Ireton, the Chair of Governors, care of the school. Please remember that it is best to have an appointment to see anyone at the school. Although every effort will be made to help you, don’t simply turn up and expect to be seen straight away. Please also remember that all members of the school community have a right to be treated in a polite and courteous manner. Aggressive and rude behaviour from anyone is unacceptable and less likely to see grievances dealt with any more quickly or successfully.

Taking Matters Further

Up-to-date information can be obtained from the Advisory Centre for Education. Their website also has sections covering bullying, applying for a school, racism, exclusions, how to complain etc. They are a charity and some information and advice may be charged. This page contains other contact details under ‘Useful Contacts’.

Clerk to the Governors

Useful Contacts

Chair of Governors: Major John Bernard Ireton
c/o East Barnet School, Chestnut Grove, East Barnet EN4 8PU
020 8440 4162
enquiries@eastbarnetschool.com

London Borough of Barnet Children’s Service
North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
020 8359 2000
first.contact@barnet.gov.uk
http://www.barnet.gov.uk/index/education-learning.htm

London Borough of Barnet
North London Business Park , Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
020 8359 2000
first.contact@barnet.gov.uk
http://www.barnet.gov.uk/contact-us/councillors-democratic-rights.htm

Theresa Villiers MP
House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
theresa@theresavilliers.co.uk

The Secretary of State for Education
DfE, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT
0870 000 2288
info@dfe.gsi.gov.uk
http://www.dfe.gov.uk/index.htm

The Local Government Ombudsman 
PO Box 4771, Coventry CV4 0EH
0845 602 1983
http://www.lgo.org.uk/

Equality and Human Rights Commission
3 More London, Riverside Tooley Street, London SE1 2RG
020 3117 0235  (non-helpline calls only)
info@equalityhumanrights.com
http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

The Legal Services Commission
0845 345 4345
http://www.legalservices.gov.uk/

The Education Law Association
33 College Road, Reading RG6 1QE
0118 966 9866
secretary@educationlasassociation.org.uk
http://www.educationlawassociation.org.uk/

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