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A message from the Chair of the Full Governing Board

"My role as Chair is to work with the School in setting a strategic direction through championing vision, ethos, and strategy of Stag Lane primary school. Governance has never been more critical to the education of all children, and at Stag Lane Primary School I am proud to say we are excellent at this.

Along the way, we have had many challenges but none so unique as the 2020 pandemic and School amalgamation which has gone well, to do this we at Stag lane have an excellent team of governors who work with the school to deliver oversight as a critical friend to the school.

On a personal level, I became a Governor in 2004 as a parent governor and ended up staying longer because it has become a passion and a pleasure to be a governor at Stag lane Primary School. By bringing my commercial experience to governance has made me see the benefits of this important partnership. 

Every time I step into school, I am impressed by the dedication and the enthusiasm that is infectious to anyone involved at our school.

The end results are not bad either, which is better educated future citizens of the world."

Virendra Rathod, FGB Chair

A message from the Vice-Chair of the Full Governing Board

"My role as Vice-Chair is to support the Chair, acting as a sounding board for him to share ideas with and taking on some specific responsibilities, for example, the amalgamation, to reduce his workload.   It has been very satisfying to see the amalgamation go so smoothly despite the problems of Covid.  I have a specific responsibility as Chair of the Resources Committee to ensure that our limited financial resources are used efficiently and there is rigorous financial control.

I became a Governor in 2013 as a local authority nominee having responded to an advertisement from Harrow Council and was allocated to Stag Lane even though I live on the opposite side of the borough.  I have always been interested in education, having had two very brief spells as a teacher, although most of my working life was in planning and marketing in motor retailing.  I was so impressed when I joined the Governing Body by the vitality of the school and the energy and commitment of the staff and pupils, coping so successfully with the wide diversity of backgrounds and achieving high academic standards.  Every time I go into the school I am warmly welcomed as a friend."

David Leibling, FGB Vice-Chair

The Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up of representatives of the Local Authority, parents, teachers, staff and members of the local community. The Governing Body's role is to make many decisions about the way our school serves our children and their parents.

Area Linked Governors

A link governor is a representative of the board. So their primary job is to hold school leaders to account for how things are going in their specific area of focus.   What a link governor does depends on the specific role but, generally speaking, they'll:  
  • Make monitoring visits to the school, to observe how policies and procedures for their area of concern are implemented
  • Challenge and support the member of staff who's responsible for their particular area or subject Keep the governing board informed about the area they're responsible for, and act as the link between governors and staff
  • Develop knowledge in their specialist area and take part in relevant training
  • Make sure the school has relevant policies in place

Quality, Impact & Performance (QuIP) Committee

The QuIP committee ensures that Stag Lane Primary School is always aiming to achieve the highest possible standards for our pupils' education. The committee oversees;
  • The school’s curriculum is rooted in the solid consensus of the school’s leaders about the knowledge and skills that pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
  • It is clear what endpoints the curriculum is building towards and what pupils need to know and be able to do to reach those endpoints
  • The school’s curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and towards its clearly defined endpoints
  • The curriculum reflects the school’s local context by addressing typical gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills
  • The curriculum remains as broad as possible for as long as possible
  • There is high academic/vocational/technical ambition for all pupils, and the school does not offer disadvantaged pupils or pupils with SEND a reduced curriculum

Resources Committee

The Resources Committee will oversee:
  • The schools’ finances ensuring that the schools’ operate within the financial regulations of the local authority
  • The maintenance and development of the schools’ site and premises;
  • Ratify the policies and provision relating to financial management, staffing and premises
  • Ensure that all principles of good and fair employment practice are adhered to
  • Monitor community links and community use of the school, and evaluate the schools’ contributions to promoting community cohesion;(CFC)
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Pay Review Committee

The Pay Review Committee will;
  • Review and monitor any policy, statement or procedure delegated to this committee by the Full Governing Body.
  • Consider the headteacher’s pay recommendations for all teaching staff.
  • Fairly apply the criteria related to discretionary areas of pay, as identified within Pay Policy.
  • Determine salary at the time of the annual review for all staff.
  • Review job descriptions annually and where responsibility or accountability is increased, to reconsider the grade in accordance with the appropriate guidelines.
  • Ensure that statutory and contractual requirements are applied to all staff groups.
  • Ensure that adequate records of decisions are kept.