Governing Body
Highcliffe Governors 2018-2019
Bernard Saunders
Bernard Saunders, Chair
Paul Ince
Paul Ince, Co Vice Chair
Amisha Chauhan
Amisha Chauhan, Co Vice Chair

Governing Body Organisation

The Governing Body has six core meetings per year with a focus primarily on quality learning and teaching along with budget monitoring and strategic planning for the local school context.

 

What Do We Do?

Governors are volunteers who commit to working alongside the senior leadership team of the school to offer support and challenge. They come with skills and experiences which complement those of the staff in school and bring additional perspectives. They have a strategic, big picture role.

Highcliffe Primary School has academy status, and is a member of Lionheart Academies Trust. Governors form a Local Governing Body within the Trust organisation, with some delegated responsibilities to complement the top level responsibilities held by the Lionheart Trust Executive Board.

For further detail on the structure of governance and how this looks in practice, click here.

Click here to see the day to day tasks of governance.

A good school governor is someone who is interested in and very enthusiastic about the education of all children, welcomes new ideas, enjoys working in a team and is prepared to ask challenging questions.

There are three key roles for governors. The Highcliffe Primary local governing body works with the Lionheart Academies Trust to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Hold the senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

Highcliffe Governors 2018-2019
Parent Governors
(elected by parent vote)
Community Governors
(appointed by the Governing Body)
Staff Governors
(elected by staff vote)
Neil Gilliver
Rural Housing
April 2016 – March 2020
Amisha Chauhan
Strategic Commissioning
April 2014 – March 2018
Vicky Townsend
Associate Staff
January 2018 – December 2021
Alex Page 
April 2016 – March 2020
Smita Lad
Deputy Teacher at a Leicester City Primary
July 2015 – June 2019
Staff Governors
(governors due to role within the college / Trust)
 
Bernard Saunders
Health & Safety
April 2014 – March 2018
Katherine Renshaw
Head of School
January 2016 – December 2020
 
Paul Ince
IT/Social Media
Oct 2015 – September 2019
 

 

 

Previous Governors 2016 - 2018
Parent Governors
(elected by parent vote)
Community Governors
(appointed by the Governing Body)
Staff Governors
(elected by staff vote)
 
Sagar Brahmbatt
Audit Manager
April 2014 – March 2018
Anna Rutherford
Teacher
January 2018 – September 2018
 
Sarju Raikundalia
Business Owner
April 2014 – March 2018
Scott Fewster
Executive Head Teacher
January 2016 – August 2018
 
Shreekant Raivadera
Marketing Specialist
December 2017 – August 2018
 
 
Anita Chauhan
Leicester City Council
January 2018 – June 2018
 

 

Key Responsibilites

Position
Governor
Chair
Bernard Saunders
Co Vice-Chair
Paul Ince
Amisha Chauhan
Finance
Amisha Chauhan
Health, Safety & Premises
Bernard Saunders
Safeguarding
Bernard Saunders
Pupil Premium
SEND
Bernard Saunders
British Values
Pay Committee
Supplemented by other governors and Trust Board members where necessary
Amisha Chauhan
Neil Gilliver
Website
Paul Ince
Parents
Bernard Saunders
Anti-Bullying & e-safety
Exclusions
Supplemented by other governors and Trust Board members where necessary
Data
Smita Lad
Training & development
Paul Ince
Pupil Voice
Children In Care
Bernard Saunders

Governor Attendance 2017 - 2018

Governor
Governor Type
Total Attended
Total Possible
Percentage Attendance
Sagar Brahmbhatt
Community
1
2
50
Amisha Chauhan
Community
5
5
100
Anita Chauhan
Community
4
4
100
Scott Fewster
Ex Officio
3
5
60
Neil Gilliver
Parent
5
5
100
Paul Ince
Community
5
5
100
Smita Lad
Community
5
5
100
Alex Page
Parent
5
5
100
Sarju Raikundalia
Community
2
2
100
Shreek Raivadera
Community
4
5
80
Katherine Renshaw
Ex Officio
4
5
80
Anna Rutherford
Staff
4
4
100
Bernard Saunders
Community
5
5
100
Vicky Townsend
Staff
2
4
50