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Our Chair of Governors is James Reeve. You can contact the governors via this email address: governors@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk or via the contact form at the bottom of this page. You can also send letters for the governors to the school, who will pass them on.

 

What do the governors of the LSC do?

Governors form the Local School Committee and MPL have three roles; to be strategic, act as a critical friend and be accountable.

 

Strategic Role 
To be strategic, governors need to:

  • Ensure that the school has clear aims and values that are supported by the whole school community
  • Focus on raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning, so that pupils achieve to their potential.
  • Decide with the head, staff, pupils and parents the direction of the school through the school development planning process.
  • Ensure that the resources the school receives are directed to the school's priorities as determined in the school development plan.
  • Help to set and keep under review the policies that provide a broad framework within which the head teacher and staff should run the school.
  • Ensure that there are systems in place to check that progress is being made towards targets and that evidence is gathered.
  • Use that evidence to review overall progress against targets, to see whether policies and practice are effective, and to check on their school's achievements and progress over time and in comparison with similar schools.
  • Take advice on all of this from the head before making their own decisions.

 

Critical Friend Role 
To be a critical friend governors need to:

  • Recognise and celebrate the achievements of the school.
  • Know where the school is not achieving as well as it could.
  • Provide support and encouragement to bring about improvement.
  • Strike an appropriate balance between support and challenge.

 

Accountability Role 

To be accountable governors need to:

  • Ensure the school promotes high standards of educational achievement.
  • Discuss, question and refine proposals and should respect the professional roles of the head teacher and other staff, and their responsibilities for the management of the school.
  • Be prepared to account for the school 's overall performance and to explain its decisions and actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest. 


An update from the Local School Committee

The Governing Body at MPL has undergone a statutory reconstitution.  Below is a list of current members and their main roles.​

Information about our Governors

James Reeve - Co-opted Governor - Chair

Responsibilities: Leader in resources, Finance 

Committee Membership: Spiral Trust Education Committee

Current term of governance: 1.9.2015- 31.8.2019 (Governor since Autumn 2015)

Pecuniary Interest - None

Victoria Burman - HeadTeacher

Pecuniary Interest - None

Joan Hooker - Vice Chair

Responsibilities: SEND and PPG

Current term of governance: 

Pecuniary Interest - None

Nicola Funnell - Staff Governor for Staff & TA's

Has worked at MPL school for the past 9 years, teaching throughout the year groups. 

Current term of governance: 

Pecuniary Interest - None

Daniel Vangeen - Parent Governor

Responsibilities: tbc

Current term of governance: 

Pecuniary Interest - None

Lucy Eckley - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities : Safeguarding and Children Looked After (CLA)

Current term of governance: 

Pecuniary Interest - None

Daniel Ginder - Parent Governor

Responsibilities:: tbc

Current term of governance: 

Pecuniary Interest - 

Wendy Gill - Clerk 

Wendy Gill is employed by the Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School as a Clerk to the LSC

Pecuniary Interest - None

Katie Holmes - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities:: tbc

Current term of governance:

Linda Crocker - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities:: tbc

Current term of governance: 

Pecuniary Interest - None

Athena Redwood - Associate Governor

Responsibilities: Deputy Headteacher/Inclusion Manager

Current term of governance: 

Pecuniary Interest - None

Jane Booth -Associate Governor

Responsibilities: School Business Manager

Current term of governance: 

Pecuniary Interest - None

Governors who have held office in the past 12 months:

Rebecca Pooley

Judith Roback

Kerry Thomas

Suzanne Dolan

Pecuniary Interest - None

How do I become a governor?

Vacancies for Governors do arise from time to time so if you would like to be considered, please contact the school office.

 

LSC Code of Conduct (DRAFT April 2019)

Governors Contact Form

Please use this form to contact our governors if you would like to.

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