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 TOR, Code of Practice, Articles of Association & 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 2023
Mr James Fuller Ex Officio Headteacher From 01 September 2019
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 Ian Birchenough Staff Governor Resource Management Committee
01 April 2019 to 31 March 2023
Mr Nicholas Boddington
Community Governor
Trust Member, Chair of Resource Management Committee
01 January 2016 to 31 December 2023
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
Miss Stephanie Curtis Staff Governor Welfare Committee
16 September 2019 to 15 September 2023
Mrs Amanda Dorkes Community Governor Trust Member, Chair of Welfare Committee 01 September 2016 to 31 August 2024
Mr David Dunbar (resigned)
Previously a Parent Governor, Re-appointed as a Co-opted Governor Former Trust Member, Former Chair of Resource Management Committee 14 February 2013 to 04 December 2019
Mr Nick Flanagan Community Governor Resource Management Committee
01 January 2019 to 31 December 2022
Miss Jo Green Parent Governor Trust Member, Chair Standards Committee 01 December 2018 to 30 November 2022
Mrs Kay Hardiman Parent Governor Standards Committee
27 November 2017 to 26 November 2021
Mr Ian McBain Parent Governor Welfare Committee 13 March 2017 to 12 March 2021
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 2024
Mr Sean Tarver Staff Governor Welfare Committee 19 September 2016 to 18 September 2024
Mrs Melanie Watson Staff Governor Standards Committee 16 September 2018 to 15 September 2022

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



Birchenough
Ian
Yes
Employee: Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School – Facilities Manager
Sep-2018


Staff
Blyth
Heidi
Yes
Hospital & Home Education Service - Teacher of Children with mental health and anxiety difficulties
May-19



Boddington
Nick
Yes
Employee: HM Land Registry (Land Charges)
May-19





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



Curtis
Stephanie
Yes
Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School - Head of PE
Sept-2005


Staff
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
Dec-19


Flanagan
Nick Yes
Lloyds Banking Group - Commercial Banking Relationship Director
23-Jan-95



Fuller
James
Yes
Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School-Headteacher
Sept-2019


Staff
Green
Jo
Yes Mark Fell Cricket Academy - Company Secretary


Grantham Cricket Club Limited - Company Secretary


Grantham Cricket Club - Trustee

01-Sep-15




01-Oct-17



06-Jun-18






17-Mar-20






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

Engage (Visual Arts Membership Organisation) Since Nov 2013

McBain
Ian
Yes
Tythorne Garden Design - Garden Designer

Sales Consultant - Majestic Wine

Parent Governor at Barkston Primary School

Chair of Governors at Barkston Primary School
Apr-16


Jul-17


Oct-18


Feb-19



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
Dunbar
David
Yes
Employee: RPS Group PLC - Architect & Engineers
Mar-03
Dec-19


Record of Attendance at Governor Meetings (In Person and Online) - 2019-2020

Name of Governor
Committee Meetings Attended/Out of a Possible*
FGB Meetings Attended/Out of a Possible
Dr D Watson, Chair of Governors
6/7
6/6
Mrs E Conron, Vice Chair of Governors
7/7
3/6
Mrs A Dorkes, Chair of Welfare Committee
6/7
5/6
Mr N Boddington, Chair of Resource Management
4/6
6/6
Miss J Green, Chair of Standards Committee
6/6 (+ 1 Extra Resource Management Meeting)
6/6
Mrs J Ballaam
1/4
4/6
Mr I Birchenough 4/4
5/6
Mr H Blyth
3/4
4/6
Mr D Bungay
4/4
2/6
Miss S Curtis
2/3
6/6
Mr N Flanagan
4/4
6/6
M J Fuller
13/13
6/6
Mrs K Hardiman
2/4
6/6
Mr I McBain
3/4
5/6
Mr M Shardlow
4/4 (+ 1 Extra Standards Meeting)
6/6
Miss C Soudanne
3/4
5/6
Mr S Tarver
2/4
4/6
Mrs M Watson
3/4
5/6

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