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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is currently comprised of: -

10 Governors – comprising

3 Parent Governors

2 Staff Governors

1 Chief Executive Officer (Head Teacher) - Staff

4 Co-opted Governors

 

 

 

The main task of the Board is to provide overall governance for the direction of the school.  The Board of Governors has legal responsibilities which are, broadly, these;

 

  • set strategic direction
  • follow Academy Articles or Association
  • to adhere to regulations governing companies
  • establish appropriate panels and committees, ensuring employment legalities followed
  • helping to establish (with the Head Teacher) the aims and policies of the school and how educational standards can be improved
  • establish the principles on which the conduct of the school is based
  • appoint the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher
  • provide appropriate levels of accountability to the Leadership Team
  • approve and monitor the School Development Plan
  • approve and monitor the budget
  • ensure that Religious Education is taught and the agreed Curriculum is taught
  • draw up an action plan, after inspection, and ensure that it is monitored effectively
  • ensure that the Human Rights Act is not infringed
  • ensure Health & Safety practices are followed
  • ensure that rigorous Child Protection procedures are used, that Safer Recruitment is effectively implemented and that the Prevent Agenda is understood within the school

 

Whole Board meets once per term.  Committees meet once per term, or as necessary, to carry out their duties.  All Governors can be contacted through the school.

 

A register of pecuniary interests is performed annually and obtained when a new Governor joins the Board. Any business interests are declared at each meeting.

 

 

 

 

The structure of the Board is shown below

 

Board of Governors

 

  • Mrs T Edwards – Head Teacher/Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr R Frias-Robles – Chair, Member – Co-opted Governor
  • Rev M Evans – Vice Chair of Curriculum Committee, Member - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs V Green – Member, Governor for Child Protection & Safer Recruitment - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs F Blanchard – Deputy Head Teacher/ Appointed Staff Governor
  • Miss Michelle Lucas -  Staff Governor
  • Mrs J Ledun – Parent Governor
  • Mrs C Pigott – Parent Governor
  • Mrs S Varley – Parent Governor
  • Vacancy - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs S White - Associate Governor

 

 

There are currently 2  vacancies

 

Governor pen portraits

 

Tracey Edwards - Head Teacher, Chief Executive  

Term of office - 01.09.16 to present

I am very happy to say that I have been Head Teacher at Queen's Park Infant Academy since September 2016. Before this time I was the Deputy Head Teacher at Stourfield Infant School in Southbourne. I am also a committee member of Queen's Park Pre-School. I have been teaching since 1993 and have been working in Bournemouth since 1996. I am passionate about high quality teaching experiences that motivate, nurture and inspire all young children to achieve their very best. I will always want to put the interests of the children first. I value team work and the commitment and enthusiasm that makes this the best it can be.

I am married to Gareth and we now live in West Moors where my rather long garden, including vegetable patches, keeps me busy.

 

Rafael Frias-Robles - Chair, Member,  Co-opted Governor

Term of office - 01.04.13 to present

I’m married with four grown up children, who all attended Summerbee First and Junior school, as the academies were then known. My granddaughter, and a number of my extended family members have attended the schools, the youngest having just left Year 2.

I became a parent governor when my children were at Summerbee First school, and continued to be involved as a parent governor, a community governor and now as a co-opted Governor. As my children moved through various local schools, I remained actively involved in the school including during its conversion to Queen’s Park Infant Academy in 2012.

At Queen’s Park Infant Academy it has been an honour to serve in various committees and working parties over the years, including premises, curriculum, finance and staffing, performance management and appeals. It's a privilege to have been involved in the development of the school and appointment of staff, including four Headteachers and, as the Chair of Governors, I look forward to continuing with the school's amazing journey and its bright future.

As an Chartered Architectural Technologist, I have worked in the architectural profession since leaving school, being involved at director level in a number of local architectural practices over the last 30 years, responsible for staff appointment, training and budgets. In 2007, together with my son, we set up our own practice of Chartered Building Surveyors and Architectural Technologists from which I retired in early 2014. I am also a Co-opted governor at Malmesbury Park Primary School, appointed in 2014.

 

Val Green - Vice Chair, Member,  Co-opted Governor

Term of office  - 01.04.13 to present

 

Rev’d Margaret Evans - Member,  Co-opted Governor

Term of office - 01.04.13 to present

I am a retired Minister of Religion in the United Reformed Church, having served latterly at Trinity church in Sutton Road. I continue to serve on national committees and particular with regard to Safeguarding. My background prior to this was through Teaching and as a Probation Officer. I have 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren ranging from 2 years old to 20 years of age. My tenure as a Governor at Queen’s Park Infant Academy stretches over the 29 years of the school’s history and I value being able to help with the overseeing of the delivery of the curriculum for all our children.

 

Fran Blanchard - Deputy Head Teacher/ Staff Governor

Term of office - 05.05.17 to present

I have been at Queen’s Park Infant Academy since 2014 as the SENCO and this year 2017 as Deputy Head and Inclusion Lead. Prior to this I was a SENCO at another Bournemouth school for eight years. My background has always been working with children who have Special Educational Needs and running Nurture Groups. I am looking forward to being part of the school governing body and looking forward to supporting the school in this new role.

I am married and have two grown up children and two dogs. I have always lived locally and enjoy walking with my dogs in the forest.

 

Michelle Lucas - Staff Governor

Term of office - 18.09.17 to present

I have been working full time at Queen’s Park Infant Academy since September 2010. I graduated in 2000 having trained in Southampton, I began my career in the city then have worked in Bournemouth since 2002. I have experience of serving as a Governor in a Bournemouth school. I believe that school should be a place where children are nurtured and inspired through the teaching and learning experiences they are involved in. I value working as part of a team with all the advantages that this brings. In my spare time I enjoy listening to a wide range of music styles, both live and on the radio, and in recent years I have begun sewing again; a skill learnt from my Grandmother when I was a child.

 

Jennifer Ledun - Parent Governor

Term of office - June 2016 to present

I became a Governor at QPIA in June 2016. I have 3 children, 2 boys at QPIA, and a pre school child.   Although currently a stay at home mum, I previously worked for nearly 20 years in local government housing roles.  I hope to be able to support the school in maintaining and improving its education provision.

 

Caroline Pigott - Parent Governor

Term of office - June 2016 to present

I became a Governor at QPIA in June 2016. My three children have all attended QPIA, my twin daughters moved up to QPA this year and my son is currently in Year 2.  Although a relatively new parent to QPIA and Bournemouth, I fulfilled a parent governor role at my children's previous school in London.  It is important to me that all children are encouraged to be confident, happy, independent and able to take responsibility for their learning.

 

Sue Varley - Parent Governor

Term of office - June 2016 to present

I spent an enjoyable year volunteering each week in Kingfishers class in Reception before then taking on the role of a parent governor in June 2016. I remain volunteering in Year 1 each week.  I really love being a Mum and enjoy being involved in my daughter’s school.  A qualified physiotherapist, I have a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and work part-time as a Service Improvement Project Manager in the NHS.  I look forward to working as part of the Governing body to make QPIA the best it possibly can be, enabling every child to achieve their potential.  

 

Selina White - Associate Governor

Term of office - 08.05.17 to present

I am happy to have been working at Queen’s Park Infants Academy since May 2012. Prior to that, I was a Finance Officer for eight years at a primary school in Poole. I am married and live in Corfe Mullen. I have one son, who is currently at University studying Motorsport Engineering.  The role of School Business Manager is one that I find fulfilling and rewarding and, having worked in finance roles since leaving school; it is a role that draws on my strengths and experience. Education has changed considerably since I started in 2004 and the school finances are more important today than they ever have been. I believe the key to being a good School Business Manager is having the education and welfare of the pupils at the heart of every decision.

 

Statutory Committees

 

Staff Dismissal

  • Mr R Frias-Robles
  • Mrs V Green
  • Mrs S Varley

 

Staff Dismissal Appeal

  • Rev M Evans
  • Mrs C Pigott
  • Mrs J Ledun

 

Pupil Discipline & Exclusion

  • Mrs V Green
  • Rev M Evans

 

Head Teacher's Performance Management

  • Mr R Frias-Robles
  • Rev M Evans

 

Pay Review Committee

  • Mrs V Green
  • Mrs S Varley
  • Mrs J Ledun

 

Non Statutory Committees

 

Resources       (Staff, Finance, Premises)

  • Mr R Frias-Robles
  • Mrs T Edwards
  • Rev M Evans
  • Miss M Lucas
  • Mrs Pigott
  • Mrs S White

 

Curriculum and Standards

  • Rev M Evans
  • Mrs V Green
  • Mr R Frias-Robles
  • Mrs T Edwards
  • Mrs F Blanchard
  • Mrs S Varley
  • Mrs J Ledun

 

Admission Panel

  • Rev M Evans
  • Mr R Frias-Robles
  • Mrs T Edwards
  • Mrs S Varley

 

Link Governors

 

Safeguarding

  •  Mrs V Green

 

SEND

  • Mrs J Ledun

 

Health & Safety

  • Mr R Frias-Robles

 

Training Governor

  • Mrs S Varley

 

Clerk to Governors

Sarah Broadfoot

                                    

Governors' meeting attendance data as of July 2017:

100%

Caroline Piggot

100%

Tracey Brennan  RETIRED

86%

Helen Wood  RETIRED

100%

Tracey Edwards

73%

Margaret Evans

71%

Val Green

100%

David Maynard-Smith

60%

Raf Frias-Robles

86%

Jennifer Ledun

100%

Sue Varley

100%   Selina White (Associate Governor) 


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