The Governing Board is accountable to the SOLA Multi-Academy Trust which is in turn accountable to the Department of Education. SOLA is responsible for the money that has been delegated to the school.
The Local Governing Board oversees the running of the school and is also responsible for the standard of education the school provides. There are particular statutory responsibilities in relation to, for example, admissions, attendance and behaviour, curriculum, provision for children with special educational needs, premises, staffing, finance, complaints and inspections.
In essence, the conduct and overall management of the school is under the direction of the Governing Board. They work at the strategic level, the day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Head of School, who reports to the Governing Board.
Our Governing Board consists of:
- The Head of School
- Up to 4 Governors who are parents and are directly elected by the parent body
- Up to 2 Governors who are employed by the academy and who are directly elected representatives of the staff;
- Up to 7 Co-opted Governors
- Clerk to the Governing Body
Governors are appointed for a term of 4 years. Parent Governors can complete their term even if their child leaves the School.
Governors also have particular responsibilities in the following areas:
- Pupil Premium
- Special Education Needs and Disabilities
- Health and Safety
The strategic direction of the school, oversight of finances and scrutiny of educational standards is carried out by the local governing body.
These governors are held to account for their work by the SOLA Multi-Academy Trust. Here is the current local governing board at Green Street Green Primary.
Mrs S Morgan – Head of School
I am the Head of School. I have been teaching for over 20 years and for 16 of those years, have been on various leadership teams as both a Deputy Head Teacher and Head of School, both in the UK and abroad. I have been at Green Street Green Primary School since September 2013 and am passionate about ensuring that all children do the very best they can. I believe firmly that we are all learners and there is always room for improvement. We are constantly striving to achieve more for our school.
Mr A Reeves – Chair of Governors, Co-Opted Governor
I joined the Governing Body in December 2018. I am passionate about children developing to their full potential and wanted to offer my business experience to the school.
I am a self-employed IT consultant with over 20 years of delivering technology projects for a variety of blue-chip clients.
When my children were at primary school I served on their PTA/SHA and for the last 10 years I have been a Trustee of a children's charity operating in the London Borough of Lewisham.
Ms E Sundblad - Co-Opted Governor
I am a British diplomat with five children aged 9 to 25, which means I have twenty years of involvement with primary education as a parent. My job takes me abroad regularly so in addition to British and British International schools my children have attended Swedish state and American International schools. I have served on school boards overseas and now that I am back in the UK I want to use these experiences for the benefit of my local community.
I believe the role of a governing body is to support the Head and staff in providing a learning environment that meets the needs of all pupils, which includes constructive challenge when appropriate. My background means I can bring some new perspectives to the work of the governing body and the school as we strive to deliver our vision and values.
Ms J Tobbell - Vice Chair of Governors,- Co-Opted Governor
I am Julia Tobbell, a qualified solicitor advocate practising at one of the largest law firms in the world. I joined the firm in 2008, having studied law with French Law at Oxford University (and Pantheon-Assas University Paris). I specialise in commercial property disputes and act for the country's largest and highest profile land owners such as pensions funds, development companies and infrastructure projects. In my time acting for commercial clients, I have become very familiar with issues such as corporate governance, handling confidential information, and addressing reputation/risk management concerns. Running a large case requires considerable expertise in managing deadlines, teams and documents, as well as having a constant eye on overall strategy and direction. I am very comfortable with understanding and drafting legal documents and explaining their significance to non-lawyers.
My son was born in 2016, and, after my return from maternity leave, I began to think about ways in which I could make a difference to children's welfare in my local area. I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to become a Co-Opted Governor at Green Street Green Primary School and look forward to helping it continue to thrive.
Mrs J Velvick - Staff Governor
I have a long and happy history with Green Street Green Primary school. My children attended the school and I began my career in education here, as a teaching assistant, many moons ago. I went on to complete my teacher training and after a few years of teaching at other schools in the borough, I was delighted to return in 2014. I have worked across all primary key stages and am passionate about delivering a curriculum that engages and inspires children to love learning and to want to face challenges with confidence every day.
I have been a successful English Lead and am now proud to be the Early Years Leader. My focus is to ensure that our early years provision prepares our youngest learners to be ready to cope with the demand of the National Curriculum as well rounded, independent and resilient learners.
As a governor, I want to contribute to the existing future of Green Street Green Primary School.
Mr H Popat - Co-opted Governor
I am passionate about children’s education and think this is the way to systematically resolve many of the issues faced by us today.
I have spent nearly two decades in risk management, within a variety of roles and organisations. Having managed several large scale projects, I have experience in delivering change.
Through the pandemic, we have found new ways to work and learn. However, the importance of attending school in person and the social contact for children is crucial for their all rounded development. From my own experiences growing up, the most important lessons were not learnt from books nor always in the classroom.
In my time on the GSG governing board, I hope to make some positive impact on the school since joining in 2021.
Dr S Jabbar - Co-opted Governor
I look forward to making my contribution to Green St Green Primary School’s Governing Board as a Co-Opted Governor.
I am a qualified accountant and have worked in the Civil Service for the last 16 years. I can add value by sharing my understanding and experience of central government; this is complemented with my hands-on experience of raising 3 children, as a working mother.
One of the reasons for becoming a governor as that I would like to give back to the community. My children have grown up and gone to university, I now have the capacity to dedicate the time required to make a significant impact in the role. Another reason is that I value education highly; I would like to make a positive contribution to children’s education as I believe education is pivotal to a child’s development and progress.
Professor Emmanuel Ademola - Co-opted Governor
I am a Pastor, Author and Professor and so have wide experience and up to date knowledge in teaching, leadership and management. I am a fellow of the Royal Society and chartered fellows of Chartered Management Institute and British Computer Society as well as other professional bodies of international repute. I have authored books in theology/process management, ethics and cybersecurity and regularly review journal articles on information communication technology and education communication technology. As a Governor (Co-opted), I bring close to three decades worth of teaching, leadership and management experience. In my role I aim to support the governance at Green Street Green Primary. I am very passionate about children developing their fullest potential and committed to giving back to the community.
Francesca Tate - Co-opted GovernorI am Francesca Tate and I joined the Governing Board early in 2020 as a Co-Opted Governor. I am a Management Consultant and have several years experience working in the Energy and Chemical Industries for a range of clients. I am very familiar with running teams, identifying and solving problems, finding unique solutions, developing and executing strategies and more. All of which can be transferred to a role of a Governor.
I want to use my experience and knowledge gained from within business to provide a positive impact on the local community where I grew up. I am excited to be joining Green Street Green at this time and look forward to working with everyone within the School Community to achieve our objectives.
Full Governing Body Meetings
With effect from 1st September 2019, Green Street Green, in line with the other SOLA schools, moved to a Governance model consisting of six Full Governing Body Meetings. Each of these meetings has a particular focus as follows:
Minutes of Governing Body Meetings for the year 2021-22
Minutes of Governing Body Meetings for the year 2020-21
Minutes of Governing Body Meetings for the year 2019-20
Strategy, Planning and Preparation
Improvement, Data and Business
Pupil Progress and Education Matters
Evaluation, Improvement and Business
Pupil Progress, Education Matters and Budgetary Considerations
Celebrating Achievement and Future Planning
Minutes of Governing Body Meetings for the year 2018-19
We are required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to publish attendance details of Governors Meetings: