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 Standards Committee
13 March 2017 to 12 March 2021
Mrs Heidi Blyth Parent Governor Welfare Committee
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(Resigned) Community Governor Welfare Committee
20 October 2014 to 19 October 2018
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 Standards Committee
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(Resigned)
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(Resigned) 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 Welfare Committee
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
Mrs Melanie Watson Staff Governor Standards Committee 16 September 2018 to 15 Setpember 2020

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 - - Jayne Ballaam Arts Practitioner
Feb-97



Blyth
Heidi
Yes
Hospital & Home Education Service - Teaching Children with Health Needs
Mar-18



Boddington
Nick
Yes
Employee: Lloyds Banking Group

Chair of Governors at 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






Jan-18


Conron
Estelle
Yes
Partner/Member at Bird & Co. Solicitors LLP
Jul-99



Dorkes
Amanda
Yes
Executive Director BMI Park Hospital Nottingham

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



Green
Jo
Yes
Trust Insurance Group Services - PA to Group Chairman

Grantham Cricket Club - Club Secretary

Mark Fell Cricket Academy - Company Secretary

Grantham Cricket Club Ltd - Company Secretary

Grantham Cricket Club - Trustee
23-Apr-13


23-Apr-13

01-Sep-15


01-Oct-17

06-Jun-18
25-Apr-18


30-Sep-17












Harcombe
Jo
Yes
Employee: Public Health England
24-Feb-13

UK Nursing & Midwifery Committee since 1984 to present

Hardiman
Kay
Yes
Employee: Arts Council England - Arts Funding Body - Arts Education
14-Aug-18

Engage (Visual Arts Membership Organisation) Since Nov 2013

Layhe
Nathan
Yes
IT Technician - KGGS

Moderator - TechPowerUp

Step Father works for Welding World - Partners with Schools and Colleges to provide apprenticeships
Feb-13

Mar-15


Oct-14





Staff
McBain
Ian
Yes
Tythorne Garden Design - Garden Designer

Sales Consultant - Majestic Wine

Parent Governor at Barkston Primary School
Apr-16


Jul-17


Oct-18




Moncur
Lucy
Yes
Employee: Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School - Enterprise Faculty
Sep-14


Staff
Scott
David
Yes
Headteacher at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
(Employment at KGGS Commenced Jan 1990)
(KGGS Budget Holder)

Married to a teacher in the Science Faculty
01-Sep-15





Jan-17



Staff
Shardlow
Mark
Yes
Senior Broadcast Journalist BBC East Midlands - BBC Broadcaster

Director Mark Shardlow Media (Media Service)
17-Jul-85



01-Feb-17



Soudanne
Carine
Yes
Teacher at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
(KGGS Budget Holder)
Sep-14


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


Staff
Watson
Diane
No





Watson Melanie
Yes
Finance Assistant at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
Mark Watson - Husband - Owner Watson Bespoke - Tiler & Plasterer
Sept-13







Staff

Governors Resigned in Previous 12 Months

Surname
Forename
Interest Noted
Nature of Interest
Date Interest Started
Date Interest Ceased
Membership of Professional Bodies
Ebbins
Paula
Yes
Employee IBM UK Ltd
23-Sep-94
19-Oct-18

Lovell
John
Yes
Employee HMRC

Governor, Belton Lane Primary School, Grantham
May-83

2005


03-Mar-18





McBoyle
Duncan
Yes
Facilities Manager, Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School

(KGGS Budget Holder)
Nov-07



Nov-07
15-Sep-18


15-Sep-18


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.