Highcliffe

Governors

Governors

Governors are volunteers who commit to working alongside the senior leadership team of the college to offer support and challenge. They come with skills and experiences which complement those of the staff in college 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 more information on Lionheart Academies Trust Lionheart Academies Trust.

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

Contact the governing body via the Chair of Governors, Shreek Raivadera, email here or send a letter via the school office.

Shreekant Raivadera, Chair of Governors

Shreekant Raivadera, Chair of Governors

Bernard Saunders, Joint Vice Chair

Bernard Saunders, Joint Vice Chair

Paul Ince,      Joint Vice Chair

Paul Ince, Joint Vice Chair

 

 

 

Highcliffe Governors 2017-2018

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
March 2014 - February 2018
Scott Fewster
Executive Head Teacher
January 2016 - December 2020
Alex Page
April 2016 - March 2020
Smita Lad
Deputy Teacher at a Leicester City Primary
July 2015 - June 2019
Katherine Renshaw
Head of School 
January 2016 - December 2020
  Sarah Mayoh-Smith
Hospital Manager - Capacity Management
April 2014 - March 2018
Ben Mayoh
Year 6 Teacher
March 2016 - February 2020
  Sarju Raikundalia
Business Owner
March 2014 - February 2018
Vacancy
We have a vacancy for a governor from the non-teaching staff
  Shreekant Raivadera
Marketing Specialist
December 2017 - November 2021
 
  Paul Ince
IT/Social Media
October 2015 - September 2019
 
  Bernard Saunders
April 2014 - March 2018
 
  Sagar Brahmbatt
Audit Manager
March 2014 - February 2018
 

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

How Can You Contact Us?

If you have a concern about an aspect of life at the school, the best first point of contact is always the class teacher, or the headteacher if it’s a concern about the structures and systems of the school (or if it’s a child protection issue). Staff are very keen to know when things aren’t going smoothly for your child and calling in for a chat or to book an appointment to meet is always the best first step.

Governors look at the big picture, and at procedures and policies that affect large numbers of children. So if you’re concerned about something that just affects your child, speak to the class teacher. If it’s about how we do things in school on a bigger scale, talking it over with a governor can be helpful.

  • You can contact the chair of governors by email at highcliffegovernors@gmail.com
  • Some governors are usually in school on parents’ evenings and we attend the parent forum meetings.
  • Parent Governors are often at school dropping off and collecting their own children.
  • Feel free to chat with one of them if there’s something you’d like them to know.
  • Or send a note into school with your child labelled ‘Governors’.

A Note About Complaints

If, at any time, a member of the school community has a concern about an aspect of life at the school, the concern will be dealt with by the school as quickly, sympathetically and effectively as possible. It is hoped that most concerns will be settled amicably at this stage.

However, if there is a continuing concern, this can be directed through the formal stages as outlined in the school’s complaints procedure.


I’m interested In Becoming A Governor

All governors are elected for 4 years. When Parent Governor or Staff Governor vacancies become available they are advertised within the parent or staff body and nominations can be made.

Community Governors are appointed by the Governing Body when vacancies arise. If you know of someone with skills which you feel may be valuable to the school, and who you think may be willing to offer the time and commitment required, please contact us.


Governing Body Organisation

The Governing Body currently has three committees: Data, Resources and Health and Safety but is evolving, following review, to operate simply as one full governing body meeting twice each term with a focus on Quality, Teaching and Learning,


Key Responsibilities

Chair Shreek Raivadera
Co Vice-Chair Paul Ince
Bernard Saunders
Finance Sarju Raikundalia
Health, Safety & Premises Bernard Saunders
Safeguarding Shreek Raivadera
Pupil Premium Shreek Raivadera
SEND Bernard Saunders
British Values Sarah Mayoh-Smith
Pay Committee

Supplemented by other governors and Trust Board members where necessary
Sarju Raikundalia
Amisha Chauhan
Shreek Raivadera
Website Paul Ince
Parents Shreek Raivadera
Bernard Saunders
Anti-Bullying & E-Safety Shreek Raivadera
Exclusions
Supplemented by other governors and Trust Board members where necessary
Shreek Raivadera
Data Smita Lad
Sarju Raikundalia
Training & Development Paul Ince
Pupil Voice Shreek Raivadera
Children In Care Shreek Raivadera
Bernard Saunders

 

Highcliffe Governing Body Attendance 2016/17
Governor Total Attended Out of a possible % Attendance
Tammie Bartle 4 4 100
Sagar Brahmbhatt 2 5 40
Amisha Chauhan 6 6 100
Scott Fewster 6 6 100
Neil Gilliver 6 6 100
Paul Ince 6 6 100
Smita Lad 6 6 100
Ben Mayoh 5 6 83
Sarah Mayoh-Smith 2 6 33
Alex Page 6 6 100
Sarju Raikundalia 6 6 100
Shreek Raivadera 4 6 68
Katherine Renshaw 6 6 100
Bernard Saunders 5 6 83

Business Interests

Governor 2017-2018 Name of Business/Charity/Educational Establishment Nature of Business / Charity / Educational Establishment Nature of Interest Date Interest Began
Amisha Chauhan None None None  
Scott Fewster Riverside Primary School Education Employee January 2016
Hallam Fields Primary School Education Employee September 2017
Lionheart Academy Trust Education Employee January 2016
Neil Gilliver None None None  
Paul Ince Likemind Media Ltd IT/Social Media Owner March 2015
Smita Lad Shenton Primary School Education Employee August 2001
Sarah Mayoh-Smith - Self None None None  
Sarah Mayoh-Smith -  Family Highcliffe Primary School Education Employee  
Ben Mayoh - Self Highcliffe Primary School Education Employee  
Deeping Understanding Ltd Educational Resources Director April 2016
Ben Mayoh - Family Highcliffe Primary School Governance Governor September 2014
Alex page -Self None None None  
Alex Page - Family CPA Building Work Employee January 2002
Sarju Raikundalia - Self Kerala Ayurveda Centre Holistic Therapy Director April 2014
Sarju Raikundalia - Family Kerala Ayurveda Centre Holistic Therapy Director April 2014
Shreek Raivadera - Self Sandstar Communications Marketing Agency Director/Shareholder November 2012
Shreek Raivadera - Family Highcliffe Primary School PFA Treasurer September 2012
Katherine Renshaw Highcliffe Primary School Education Employee January 2016
Bernard Saunders None None None  
Sagar Brahmbhatt None None None  

 

Governor 2016/17 Name of Business/ Charity/ Educational Establishment Nature of Business / Charity / Educational Establishment Nature of Interest Date Interest Began
Tammie Bartlett Acorn Under 5's Pre-School Education Treasurer May 2015
Sagar Brahmbhatt None None None  
Amisha Chauhan None None None  
Scott Fewster Riverside Primary School Education Employee January 2016
Highcliffe Primary School Education Employee January 2016
Neil Gilliver None None None  
Paul Ince Xeidos Ltd IT/Social Media Owner March 2015
Smita Lad Shenton Primary School Education Employee August 2001
Sarah Mayoh-Smith – Self None None None  
Sarah Mayoh-Smith – Family Highcliffe Primary School Education Employee  
Ben Mayoh - Self Highcliffe Primary School Education Employee  
Deeping Understanding Ltd Educational Resources Director April 2016
Ben Mayoh – Family Highcliffe Primary School Governance Governance September 2014
Joanne Oates Midland HR HR/Payroll Software Provider Employee October 2013
Alex Page - Self None None None  
Alex Page - Family CPA Building Work Employee January 2002
Sarju Raikundalia - Self Kerala Ayurveda Centre Holistic Therapy Director April 2014
Sarju Raikundalia - Family Kerala Ayurveda Centre Holistic Therapy Director April 2014
Shreek Raivadera - Self Sandstar Communications Marketing Agency Director/Shareholder November 2012
Shreek Raivadera - Wife Highcliffe Primary School PFA Treasurer September 2012
Katherine Renshaw – Self Highcliffe Primary School Education Employee January 2016
Bernard Saunders None None None  

 

Highcliffe Governance Structure

Scheme of Delegation 2016-17


Contact

Parents, carers and families are welcome to request any information about our school as a paper copy. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Highcliffe Primary School
Greengate Lane
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE4 3DL

Executive Head Teacher: Scott Fewster
Head of School: Katherine Renshaw
Chair of Governors: Shreekant Raivadera