Governing Body

The governing body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

The Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governing Body at kggsclerk@kggs.org.

The Governors are present at all school events should you wish to speak to someone in person, and are always willing to answer any questions you may have.

Structure

The Governing Body is led by the Chair of the Governing Body, supported by the Vice Chair. The four routine committees - Steering, Resource Management, Standards, and Welfare - each have a Chair.

The Governing Body includes a set number of Parent Governors, Teacher Governors and Support Staff Governors.

For full details of the organisation, responsibilities and procedures of the Governing Body, please read the Terms of Reference, Code of Practice, Articles of Association and Funding Agreement (PDF).

Current Governors

Governing Body Type of Governor Role Term of Office
Dr Diane Watson Co-opted Governor Trust Member, Chair of Governors 18 October 2011 to 17 October 2019
Mr David Scott Ex Officio Headteacher From 01 September 2015
Mrs Jayne Ballaam Parent Governor Welfare Committee 13 March 2017 to 12 March 2021
Mrs Helen Bellamy(Resigned) Staff Governor Welfare Committee 18 September 2012 to 31 August 2017
Mr Ken Billington(Resigned) Community Governor Former Trust Member, Former Vice Chair of Governors, Resource Management Committee
07 June 2009 to 17 October 2017
Mrs Heidi Blyth Parent Governor To Be Confirmed 27 November 2017 to 26 November 2021
Mr Nicholas Boddington
Community Governor
Resource Management Committee
01 January 2016 to 31 December 2019
Mr Darren Bungay Parent Governor Vice Chair of Resource Management Committee 13 March 2017 to 12 March 2021
Mrs Estelle Conron Community Governor Trust Member, Vice Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of Standards Committee 05 January 2006 to 04 January 2022
Mrs Amanda Dorkes Community Governor Trust Member, Chair of Welfare Committee 01 September 2016 to 31 August 2020
Mr David Dunbar Previously a Parent Governor, Re-appointed as a Co-opted Governor Trust Member, Chair of Resource Management Committee 14 February 2013 to 29 March 2021
Mrs Paula Ebbins Community Governor Welfare Committee
20 October 2014 to 19 October 2018
Ms Tracy Gardiner(Resigned)
Parent Governor
Resource Management Committee
23 May 2016 to 26 September 2017
Mr Ian Gooden(Resigned) Parent Governor Standards Committee 14 February 2013 to 13 February 2017
Miss Jo Green Parent Governor Resource Management Committee 01 December 2014 to 30 November 2018
Mrs Jo Harcombe Community Governor Trust Member, Chair Standards Committee 24 October 2013 to 23 October 2021
Mrs Kay Hardiman Parent Governor To Be Confirmed 27 November 2017 to 26 November 2021
Mr Nathan Layhe Staff Governor Resource Management Committee
01 September 2017 to 31 August 2021
Mr John Lovell
Co-opted Governor Former Trust Member, Former Chair of Governors, Standards Committee 04 March 2014 to 03 March 2018
Mr Ian McBain Parent Governor Welfare Committee 13 March 2017 to 12 March 2021
Mr Duncan McBoyle Staff Governor Resource Management Committee 16 September 2010 to 15 September 2018
Mrs Lucy Moncur Staff Governor Welfare Committee 01 September 2015 to 31 August 2019
Mr Mark Shardlow Parent Governor To Be Confirmed 27 November 2017 to 26 November 2021
Miss Carine Soudanne Staff Governor Standards Committee 19 September 2016 to 18 September 2020
Mr Sean Tarver Staff Governor Welfare Committee 19 September 2016 to 18 September 2020
Miss Elizabeth Tibbett Parent Governor Former Trust Member, Former Chair of Welfare Committee 24 October 2014 to 23 October 2017

It is usual for a term of office to be for a period of 4 years. However, in the case of Co-opted and Community Governors, additional terms of office are possible, with the approval of the Full Governing Body.

Declarations of Interest - Governors

Surname
Forename
Interest Noted
Nature of Interest
Date Interest Started
Date Interest Ceased
Membership of Professional Bodies

Ballaam
Jayne
Yes
Self Employed - Arts Practitioner
Dec-03



Billington
Ken
Yes
Director - 360 HR Ltd
Aug-09
Resigned 17th October 2017
Chartered Fellow CIPD since 1983; Fellow Institute of Leadership & Management since 1982

Blyth
Heidi
No





Boddington
Nick
Yes
Employee Lloyds Banking Group
Chair of Governors, Poplar Farm Primary School
May-01

Mar-18





Bungay
Darren
Yes
Owner/Director, Ernest Anthony Consulting Ltd
Partner Harper Recruitment Ltd
Partner Harper Finance Ltd
Jul-09


Mar-12

Jan-16



Conron
Estelle
Yes
Partner at Bird & Co. Solicitors LLP
May-01



Dorkes
Amanda
Yes
Clinical Director: Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor
Cousin is a member of teaching staff
Dec-15


Sep-16

MRPharms since 1997

Dunbar
David
Yes
Employee: RPS Group PLC - Architect & Engineers
Mar-03



Ebbins
Paula
Yes
Employee IBM
23-Sep-94



Gardiner
Tracy
Yes
In receipt of pensions from LGPS
Member & Director at Bottesford Primary School Academy Trust
Justice of the Peace - Lincolnshire
(supplemental member from October 2016)
31-Oct-11

Nov-08


Nov-09


Resigned 26th September 2017


Green
Jo
Yes
Trust Insurance Group Services - PA to Group Chairman
Company Secretary at Mark Fell Cricket Centre
Interim Club Secretary - Grantham Cricket Club
23/04/2013


11/09/2014


19/07/2017



Harcombe
Jo
Yes
Employee: Public Health England
24/02/2013

UK Nursing & Midwifery Committee since 1984

Hardiman
Kay
Yes
Employee: Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery - Education
Summer 2009



Layhe
Nathan
Yes
IT Technician - KGGS
Editor - NextPowerUp
Moderator - TechPowerUp
Step Father works for Welding World - Partners with Schools and Colleges to provide apprenticeships


Feb-13
Mar-15

Oct-14








23rd Nov 2017







Staff
Lovell
John
Yes
Employee HMRC
Governor, Belton Lane Primary School, Grantham
May-83
2005


Resigned 3rd March 2018


McBain
Ian
Yes
Garden Designer (Self Employed)
Sole Proprietor Tythorne Garden Design
Sales Consultant - Majestic Wine
Apr-16


Apr-16

Jul-17



McBoyle
Duncan
Yes
Facilities Manager, Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
KGGS Budget Holder
Nov-07


Nov-07



Staff
Moncur
Lucy
Yes
Teacher at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
Sep-14


Staff
Soudanne
Carine
Yes
Teacher at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
KGGS Budget Holder
Sept-14



Staff
Scott
David
Yes
Headteacher at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
KGGS Budget Holder
Married to a teacher in the Science Faculty
01/09/2015






Staff
Shardlow
Mark
Yes
Employee BBC (Nottingham) - Broadcaster
Director Mark Shardlow Media
Jul-85




Tarver
Sean
Yes
Teacher at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School Nov-14


Staff
Tibbett
Elizabeth
Yes
Paramedic
Grantham Hospital - Outpatients
2013
2013
Resigned 23rd October 2017

Watson
Diane
No




Record of Attendance at Governor Meetings - 2017-2018

Name of Governor
Committee Meetings Attended/Out of a Possible*
FGB Meetings Attended/Out of a Possible
Dr D Watson, Chair of Governors
9/9
4/4
Mrs E Conron, Vice Chair of Governors
6/6
3/4
Mrs A Dorkes, Chair of Welfare Committee
5/6
4/4
Mr D Dunbar, Chair of Resource Management
8/8
3/4
Mrs J Harcombe, Chair of Standards Committee
5/7
4/4
Mrs J Ballaam
4/4
4/4
Mr K Billington
0/2
1/1
Mr H Blyth
1/2
2/3
Mr N Boddington
5/6
2/4
Mr D Bungay
5/6
3/4
Mrs P Ebbins
1/4
2/4
Ms T Gardiner
0/0
0/0
Miss J Green
2/4
2/4
Mrs K Hardiman
2/2
3/3
Mr N Layhe
5/5
4/4
Mr J Lovell
2/3
2/2
Mr I McBain
4/4
3/4
Mr D McBoyle
6/6
3/4
Mrs L Moncur
3/4
4/4
Mr D Scott
15/15
4/4
Miss C Soudanne
3/4
4/4
Mr M Shardlow
2/2
1/3
Mr S Tarver
3/4
3/4
Miss E Tibbett
1/2
1/1

*All Governors are requested to attend the meeting of the Resource Management Committee in November to discuss the Annual Report.