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Our Governors

Alison SchulteChair of Governors

I have a long connection with Christ Church School as a member of the parish church and the PCC and also as a former parent- my son attended the school from Nursery right through to Year 6. I live very close by. Having recently retired from a lifetime in teaching, I was delighted to become a governor at Christ Church, where I can continue to contribute actively to education in my own community. I am also able to offer the knowledge and skills I gained as a school leader for many years to my role as Chair of Governors. I firmly believe that a good education that inspires children to enjoy learning and aspire to do their best is the greatest investment we can make for their future. It is a privilege to be involved with this school.

Jason Kosky - Vice Chair of Governors

I have a daughter at Christ Church and I have been connected with the school for three years. I became a governor because I wanted to give something back to the community and to help ensure that the children here achieve the best possible outcomes.

Rev Stephen France

Christ Church School was founded by the Rector of Christ Church Brondesbury many years ago and as the current serving Rector of the church, I have an automatic place on the Governing Body. I am delighted to continue the tradition of being fully involved with the school - its staff, pupils and governors.

Janis Denselow

I am a Local Authority Governor. I live nearby and have known the school for many years and joined as a Governor in 2012. I am proud to play my part in Christ Church School's journey to becoming an 'Outstanding' school.

 

Keith Lebihan

I decided to become a school governor to be part of a team working strategically with the school to ensure the delivery of high quality education. Which is vital to a schools success and the children's future career and life chances.

Being a governor means that my wide range of skills and experience can support and steer the strategic direction of the school vision in constantly improving children’s education and supporting the school’s staff.

 

Rob Grover

I became a governor through my involvement with Christ Church parish church, my work in the community and my experience in the voluntary sector in fundraising and budget management. I now serve on the Resources Committee.

Della Freedman

I have worked in education for nearly 20 years, 11 of which as a teacher and I am now starting my fourth year teaching at Christ Church.  I lead science and music across the school and am the school based mentor for SCITT students training to become teachers through the LDBS.  It is my first time on a governing body and I am looking forward to learning more about the inner workings of a school.

 

 

Ben Catling

I  serve on the resources committee. I have worked in Strategy and Corporate Finance in the education space for the last 7 years and became a governor to try to make a difference on the ground. I am honoured to be serving this supportive and aspiring school.

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Lotis Bautista

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Lotis Bautista is an Associate member of the Governing Body

 

 

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Governor Vacancy 3

 

An Introduction to the Governing Body of Christ Church School

 

Christ Church School is a Voluntary-Aided Foundation school in the London Borough of Brent. It has a very long connection with the Parish Church, Christ Church with St. Lawrence, Brondesbury, whose Rector founded the school in 1889.

Our Governors are volunteers appointed by the Parish Church Council (PCC), Brent Deanery, The Diocese of London and the Local Authority (Brent). There are also Governors elected by the parents and staff. We serve for 4 years, but it is possible to stand for re-election at the end of that period. As you will see from our list, Governors come from many different backgrounds and walks of life and bring a whole range of knowledge and skills. All have one thing in common – along-standing interest in education and a commitment to making Christ Church a school where all can flourish in their learning and personal development.

 

Our role

 

All Governing Bodies have 3 core strategic functions:

  • To ensure the school has a clear vision and ethos and is ambitious for its pupils
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and the pupils and the Performance Management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure its money is well spent

In practice, that means we work closely with the Headteacher and other leaders in the school to set high expectations for the children so that they make excellent progress and achieve the best outcomes possible. We also ensure that all the correct procedures are in place for keeping children safe at school and that these are monitored regularly.

We have regular meetings and visit the school to make sure we know how it runs on a day-to-day basis. Every Governor is linked to an area of the school or the curriculum. Some Governors also support the Headteacher by meeting with teams from the Diocese or Brent to ensure standards are rigorously monitored.

At our meetings we receive detailed reports from the Headteacher and other staff about targets, achievements and progress of the pupils and what the school is doing to improve even further. We expect to support the Leadership Team in setting its priorities for development and reviewing progress regularly. Our role is to ask probing questions as “critical friends”, to challenge expectations and , where necessary, suggest improvements. In this way we are holding the school to account and helping staff to make it even better.

The Governors support the Leadership Team in setting the budget each year and are then responsible for agreeing it. We receive regular updates on the budget throughout the year and aim to ensure that resources are being used in a way that leads to the best outcomes for the children.

 

What can you do to support us?

We believe that a STRONG PARTNERSHIP between the school, the family and the child is key to a child’s success, as is excellent attendance and a positive attitude to learning.

We ask you to support your child to be the best that she or he can be by reinforcing our high expectations. We want you all to encourage your children to attend every day, on time and to show a positive, determined attitude to learning and respectful behaviour.

If you are interested in joining us, or have any questions, please contact me via the school office.

 

Alison Schulte

Chair of Governors

 

Governors' Details and Register of Interests

Record of attendance at Governing Body Meetings

Children Families and Community Committee

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