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Governance

Hope Community School, Sidcup is part of The New Generation Schools Trust. As a free school, we have been set up by the Trust with the full support of the government in response to what local people feel they need in order to provide an additional choice of education for children in their community.

We are established as an academy, which means we are independent from the local authority, therefore, we receive our funding directly from the central government and have the flexibility to set our own curriculum.

We are subject to inspections by Ofsted and our SATs results are published in tables in the same way as traditional state schools.

We have a local council which is responsible for working with the school to ensure it delivers high quality education.

The Local Council at Hope Community School, Sidcup have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

•   Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

•   Holding the Principal accountable for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff

•   Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure finances are well spent

 

 

You can read below our 'Declarations of Interests Statement'. 

DECLARATION OF INTEREST STATEMENT

Hope Council - Sidcup

 

Name

Term of Office

Category of Governor

Direct Interest

Indirect Interest

Responsibility

Voting Rights

Date Form Completed

Date of Declared Changes

 

Mr Paul Weston (Chair up to 19 April 2016)

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/17

 

Member

 

None

 

Spouse – Mrs Paula Weston also a Governor

Sister-in-law is a teacher at the school

Governor at Birkbeck School

 

Early Years

Sports Funding

Student Voice

Governor Training

 

Yes

 

15/09/15

 

19/4/16

 

Mr Tom Gallagher

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/17

 

Member/Parent

 

None

 

Spouse - Mrs Jo Gallagher also a Governor

 

 

Responsible Officer

Health and Safety

 

Yes

 

16/09/15

 

 

Mr Matt Green

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/17

 

Member

 

None

 

Child at school

 

Science

 

Yes

 

19/10/15

 

 

Mrs Lynn Mason

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/17

 

Member

 

Yes

Acting Business Manager

 

None

 

Pupil Premium and Looked After Children

 

Yes

 

20/10/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Andy McGee (Vice-Chair)

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/17

 

Member

 

None

 

Carer of child at school

 

Maths

Teaching and Learning

Education Standards

 

Yes

 

20/10/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Terry Millar

 

21/10/14 to 20/10/18

 

Member

 

None

 

None

 

ICT

 

Yes

 

20/10/15

 

 

Mr Gordon Raggett (Chair from 20 April 2016)

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/17

 

Member

 

CEO of CRIBS Charitable Trust

 

None

 

Christian Values

Christian Ethos

Behaviour

Safeguarding (including Child Protection)

 

Yes

 

15/09/15

 

20/4/16

 

Mr Dennis Irwin

 

01/01/16 to

 

 

Principal

 

None

 

None

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Paula Weston

 

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/17

 

Member

 

None

 

Spouse – Paul Weston Chair of Governors

Sister-in-law is teacher at school

 

 

Literacy

 

Yes

 

8/12/15

 

 

Governors up to 31 August 2015

 

Name

Term of Office

Category of Governor

Direct Interest

Indirect Interest

Attendance

2014/15 for Governing Body meetings

Responsibility

Voting Rights

Date Form Completed

Date of Declared Changes

 

Mrs Lisa Morris

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/15

 

Principal

 

None

 

None

 

10/11

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Mrs Sharon Marriott

 

01/09/13 to 17/11/14

 

Member

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Mr Ben Collins

 

01/09/13 to 07/07/14

 

Member

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Governor up to 31/12/15

 

 

Mr David Ryan

 

01/09/15 to

31/12/15

 

Interim

Principal

 

None

 

None

 

1/11

 

 

Yes

 

20/10/15

 

 

 

 

Governor up to 19 April 2016

 

 

Mrs Jo Gallagher

 

 

01/09/13 to 31/08/17

 

Member/Parent

 

None

 

Spouse – Mr Tom Gallagher also a Governor

 

7/11

 

SEN

 

Yes

 

20/10/15

 

19/4/16

Updated 15/6/16

School Governing Body Attendance Sheet              
               

The table below uses the following notation:

P - present     X - unapproved absence     A - approved absence

             
                       
    15-Sep-15 20-Oct-15 18-Nov-15 08-Dec-15 19-Jan-16 09-Feb-16 22-Mar-16 19-Apr-16 10-May-16 14-Jun-16
Mrs Jo Gallagher (Resigned April '16) P P P P P P A A    
Mr Tom Gallagher P P P P P P A P P A
Mr Matt Green P P P P P P P P P P
Mrs Lynn Mason P P P P A P P P P A
Mr Andy McGee P P P A P P P P A P
Mr Terry Millar P P A P A P A A A A
Mr David Ryan (Principal) Sept-Dec '15 P P P P            
Mr Gordon Raggett (Chair from April '16)  P P P P P P A P P P
Mr Paul Weston (Chair up to April '16) P P P P P P P P P P
Mrs Paula Weston P A A P P P P P P P
Mr Dennis Irwin (Principal) Jan '16-present         P P P P P P