Governors Information

The role of a Governor

The purpose of a Governing Body is to help provide the best possible education for pupils. Governors meet regularly with the Headteacher and staff to decide the school’s aims and policies, and to oversee the efficient running of the school. The Governors work in partnership with the school and local authority and have particular responsibility for:

  • Setting aims and planning for the future of the school
  • Agreeing targets to raise standards of achievement
  • Ensuring that the curriculum meets the needs of all pupils
  • Monitoring the school budget
  • Staffing issues, including appointing the Headteacher and other staff, and determining salaries
  • Deciding the school’s policies
  • Making sure all pupils have equal opportunities within the school and providing for pupils with special educational needs
  • Challenging and supporting the Headteacher, as a critical friend
  • Ensuring the school site is well maintained, safe and secure
  • Dealing with complaints about the school

The Governing Board of Henleaze Infant School meet at Full Governing Body meetings.  In addition, a Resources Committee meeting is held once per term. 

The Governing Board is made of staff at the school, parents and people appointed by the Governing Body because of their professional skills and experience.

How to contact the Governing Body

The Joint Chairs of Governors welcome contact with members of the school community.  They can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors

Aggie Forster – Clerk 
Aggie can be contacted via the following email address: clerk.henleazei@bristol-schools.uk

Please view the details of our Governing Board below:

Current

Role

Forename

Surname

 Date of appointment

Date term of office ends/ended

 

Governor Type

Term of office

Relevant Business or Financial interests

Governor

Sarah

Smith

18 Oct 2021

17 Oct 2025

Curriculum Governor – English

Co-opted

4 years

none

Governor

Ania

Kopel-Hanna

18 Oct 2021

17 Oct 2025

Behaviour and Attendance Governor
SEND Governor

Co-opted

4 years

none

Governor

Louise

Walton

15 Oct 2021

14 Oct 2025

Curriculum Governor-Arts

Parent

4 years

none

Governor

Melissa

Finch

13 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2025

Staff Recruitment Panel

Co-opted

4 years

none

Governor

Farzana

Shehzad

13 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2025

Curriculum Committee Chair Pupil Premium Governor

Co-opted

4 years

none

Governor

Alarna

Samarasinghe

13 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2025

Curriculum Governor – EYFS

Co-opted

4 years

none

Chair of Governors

Amar

Shah

04 Feb 2019

3 Feb 2023

Co-Chair

Staff Recruitment Panel

Co-opted

4 years

none

Governor

Elizabeth

Smith

04 Feb 2019

3 Feb 2023

Looked After Children Governor
Child Protection/Safeguarding Governor

Co-opted

4 years

none

Governor

Richard

Holm

04 Feb 2019

3 Feb 2023

Resources Committee Chair

Co-opted

4 years

none

Chair of Governors

Richard

Lukes

13 Dec 2018

12 Dec 2022

Co-Chair

Staff Recruitment Panel

Parent

4 years

none

Governor

Becci

Simmons

26 Sep 2018

25 Sep 2022

 

Staff

4 years

Employed at Henleaze Infant School

Governor

Vincent

Smith

10 Jan 2017

17 Oct 2025

H&S Governor
Curriculum Governor – Maths
NW24 Link Governor                         Premises & HC3

Local Authority

4 years

none

Governor

Gemma

Fricker

01 Jan 2019

N/A

 

Headteacher

N/A

Employed at Henleaze Infant School

Other

Role

Forename

Surname

Start Date of role

Relevant Business or financial Interests

Voting Rights

Associate Governor

Janet

Bremner

1st Sept 2021

TSC South West-Trust governance; Trust Governance officer Educate Together; Vice Chair and Chair of Finance Audit Risk & Resources Committee North Star Academy; Clerk to the Governors-Bishop Road School

None

Associate Governor

Lauren

Oram

19th April 2021

Employed as Business Manager at Henleaze Infant School

None

Clerk to Governors

Aggie

Forster

Oct 20211

Trustee Keate family arts Trust;Trustee Brazier Park; Clerk to Governors Blaise Primary School

None

Historic

Name

Removal Reason

Governor Type

First Appointed

From

To

Leaving Date

Mrs Linda Bamber

Resigned

Co-opted governor

12 Oct 2017

12 Oct 2017

12 Oct 2021

18 May 2021

Miss Kate McGreal

Resigned

Co-opted governor

4 Feb 2019

4 Feb 2019

3 Feb 2023

7 Jul 2021

Mrs Ania Kopel-Hanna

Term of Office Expired

Parent governor

12 Oct 2017

12 Oct 2017

12 Oct 2021

15 Oct 2021

Janet Bremner

Resigned

Local Authority Governor

17 Dec 2018

17 Dec 2018

17 Dec 2022

18 Oct 2021

Henleaze Infant School Committee Terms of Reference 

Henleaze Infant Governor Attendance 2020-21

Minutes from Governors Meetings

18/10/2021         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting October 2021 

15/07/2021         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting July 2021 

18/03/2021         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting May 2021

30/03/2021         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting March 2021

08/02/2021         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting February 2021

09/12/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting December 2020

19/10/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting October 2020

15/07/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting July 2020 

18/05/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting May 2020

24/02/2020         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting February 2020

11/12/2019         Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting December 2019

21/10/2019        Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting October 2019

 

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