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Governors

Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body is currently comprised of: -

9 Governors – comprising

1 Chief Executive Officer (Head Teacher) - Staff

1 Chair of Governors

3 Co-opted Governors

2 Staff Governors

2 Parent Governors

 

 

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

 

  • set strategic direction for the school 
  • follow the Trust's Scheme of Delegation
  • establish appropriate panels and committees in line with Trust requirements
  • 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
  • recommend the appointment of the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher
  • provide appropriate levels of accountability to the Leadership Team
  • approve and monitor the School Development Plan
  • monitor the budget approved by the Trust
  • 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

 

The whole LGB 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. Any business interests are declared at each meeting.

 

The structure of the LGB is shown below

  

  • Mrs T Edwards – Head Teacher/Chief Executive Officer
  • Mrs S Varley - Chair of Governors 
  • Mrs F Blanchard – Deputy Head Teacher/ Appointed Staff Governor
  • Miss M Lucas -  Staff Governor
  • Mrs J Ledun – SEND Governor - Parent Governor
  • Mr Y Himi-Hunter - Parent Governor
  • Rev J Nightingale - Co-opted Governor
  • Mr J Travell - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs S Cousins - Co-opted Governor 
  • Mrs V Green – Member - Co-opted Governor (Retiring 2020)

 

There are currently no vacancies

 

Governor pen portraits

 

Tracey Edwards - Head Teacher  

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 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.

 

Sue Varley -  Chair of Governors  - 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.  

 

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.

 

Val Green -  Member, Co-opted Governor

Term of office  - 01.04.13 to present - retiring 2020

 

Yas Himi Hunter - Parent Governor

Term of office - 25.04.19 to present

I am a father of 3 children, 2 are in Queens Park Infant's and my youngest will be starting in September. It appears that I joined the board at a challenging time with changes being implemented at all levels, however not one to shy away from a challenge I look forward to working with staff and other members to see the school really prosper.

Professionally I am a long haul airline pilot of 15 years. Having flown a variety of heavy jets and been sent on all manner of training courses, I believe I bring some transferrable skills and different perspectives to the group. Previously I had a successful IT company and going even further back spent 5 years working with various research groups at the University of Oxford.

In my spare time you will often find me tinkering with boats and fishing off the coast. 

 

Rev’d  Jenny Nightingale - Member, Co-opted Governor

Term of office - 17.12.19 to present

It’s a real privilege to be a local governor for Queen’s Park Infant Academy.  I have lived in Bournemouth since 2007 working first as Chaplain to The Bishop of Winchester Academy and now as Priest-in-Charge to the local Church of England church across the road (St Francis of Assisi) and Area Dean to Bournemouth.

I am married to Charles and we have three grown up children and one grandson.  I love being part of school life, working previously as a youth worker and school chaplain in Wolverhampton our ‘home’ town.

Education is a huge opportunity for everyone and I’m a great believer in lifelong learning. Young children particularly have an enthusiasm and curiosity for life which our schools can support them in exploring.  I am a creative person and enjoy trying all sorts of crafts from papermaking to crocheting and playing guitar, keyboard and flute.

I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all.   

 

Jonathan Travell Member, Co-opted Governor

Term of office - 17.12.19 to present

I am a Senior Business Designer working for Nationwide Building Society. My role is to help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis as well as looking at business models and how a business integrates with technology. I am excited to be bringing my 13 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry to the QPIA governing body.

On a selfish note, I am a proud dad to two young boys with the oldest just starting in Reception year, and I am looking forward to working alongside the rest of the board in enabling QPIA to run as effectively as possible and support our very capable teachers in providing excellent education to all our kids. 

 

Susan CousinsMember, Co-opted Governor

Term of office - 17.12.19 to present

I have been fortunate to spend all my adult life working in education, initially as a teacher in schools and then as a lecturer in further and higher education before ending up nearly twenty years ago as an education consultant in adult education. I feel privileged to have been a Chair of Governors at a primary school in Poole, a demanding but very enjoyable role. As well as being a qualified teacher with a computing degree, I have both a Masters degree in Education and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I have three young grandsons, one of whom attends QPIA, and enjoy spending as much time as possible with them and watching them grow in their love of learning.  I look forward to working with fellow governors to ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience the very best all-round education that QPIA can provide.

 

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.

 

 

Staff Dismissal

  • Mr J Travell
  • Mrs S Varley
  • Mr Y Himi Hunter

 

Staff Dismissal Appeal

  • Mrs S Cousins
  • Mrs J Ledun
  • Rev J Nightingale

 

Pupil Discipline & Exclusion

  • Mrs S Varley
  • Rev J Nightingale
  • Mrs J Ledun

 

Head Teacher's Performance Management

  • Mrs S Varley
  • Rev J Nightingale

 

Pay Committee

  • Mr J Travell
  • Mrs J Ledun
  • Mr Y Himi Hunter

 

Admissions

  • Mrs J Ledun
  • Mrs S Varley
  • Mrs T Edwards
  • Mrs S Cousins

 

Link Governors

 

Safeguarding & Child Protection

  •  Rev J Nightingale

 

Special Educational Needs/PPG & Disadvantaged

  • Mrs J Ledun

 

Health & Safety

  • Mr Y Himi Hunter

 

Governor Training

  • Mrs S Varley

 

Clerk to Governors

Sarah Broadfoot

Governors' Meeting Attendance Data as of March 2019

 

100%   Mr Raf Frias Robles

100%   Mrs Tracey Edwards

60%     Mrs Val Green

78%     Rev Margaret Evans

60%     Mrs Jennifer Ledun

86%     Mrs Sue Varley

100%   Mrs Fran Blanchard

67%     Miss Michelle Lucas

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