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Meet the Governors

What does a school governor do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors hold the main responsibility for finance in schools and work with the head teacher to make decisions about balancing resources.

Governing bodies have three key roles:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

The governing body's duties include:

  • Monitoring pupil/student achievement and progress
  • Setting the school's vision, aims and policies
  • Monitoring progress on the school’s priorities
  • Monitoring the impact of policies
  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • Appointing staff and dealing with grievance and disciplinary hearings and appeals
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.

Who can be a governor?

Governors come from all sections of the community and all walks of life. They can be parents, staff at the school, residents from the local area, representatives of community groups and businesses. It is important that you can work as part of a team, and can give commitment to the school.

(Source: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-and-colleges/performance-inspections-and-reports/school-governors)

Our Governing Body

Our Governing Body strives to ensure the school achieves the best it can, that our children are well taught and well cared for and that our staff are supported.

We want Overdale Infant School to be a place where our children feel safe and can develop and learn. We also recognise our part in the Overdale community and want to ensure our links with the junior school and the PA, as well as the wider community, are as strong as possible.

Our Governing Body has recently elected new members. At present all the relevant checks and documentation are being completed. Once this process is complete details of our new members of the Governing Body will be updated.

At present our Governing Body consists of:

Mr Matt Davis (Chair)

Type: Chair

Date Appointed: 20.01.2016

Term of Office End: 08.06.2026

Elected By: Governing Body

Declared Interests: See below

Mrs Hayley Holmes (Headteacher)

Type: Headteacher 

Date Appointed: 27.08.2020

Term of Office End: n/a

Elected By: Governing Body

Declared Interests: See below

Mr Vish Bagga

Type: Parent

Date Appointed: 08.06.2022

Term of Office End: 07.06.2026

Elected By: Parents

Declared Interests: See below

Mrs Sukhi Rai

Type: Parent

Date Appointed: 08.06.2022

Term of Office End: 07.06.2026

Elected By: Parents

Declared Interests: See below

Mr David Pickering

Type: Parent

Date Appointed: 03.03.2016

Term of Office End: 31.03.2026

Elected By: Parents 

Declared Interests: See below

Mrs Sally Birch

Type: Vice-Chair

Date Appointed: 08.06.2022

Term of Office End: 07.06.2026

Elected By: Governing Body

Declared Interests: See below

Ms Lisa Meakin

Type: Staff

Date Appointed: 22.2.2017

Term of Office End: 31.03.2026

Elected By: Governing Body

Declared Interests: See below

Mr Kam Shergill

Type: Parent

Date Appointed: 08.06.2022

Term of Office End: 07.06.2026

Elected By: Parents

Declared Interests: See below

Dr Sarah Ahmed 

Type: Co-Opted 

Date Appointed: 8.6.2022

Term of Office End: 31.03.2022

Elected By: Governing Body

Declared Interests: See below

Sue Davis (Clerk)

 

2021-22 resignation

  • Daniel Routledge - Chair. Term of Office 6.1.11 - 16.5.22 
  • Heather Powell - Local Governor. Term of Office 25.2.12 - 3.2.22 
  • Matt Stevenson - Local Governor. Term of Office 22.2.17 - 3.2.22

Acting chair of Governors Matt Davis can be contacted via the school:

c/o Overdale Infant School
Leicester
LE2 3YA

0116 2882724

OAK Trust Members and Trustees can be found here

Governors' Interests 

Register of Governors' Interests

 

Name of Governor

Relevant Business Interests

Any other Educational Establishments Governed

Relationships with the School Staff including Spouses, Partners and Relatives

Matt Davis

Employed by Leicestershire County Council

None

Spouse is a Teaching Assistant at the school and Clerk to Governors (Susan Davis)

David Pickering

None

None

None

Sally Birch None None  

Dr Sarah Ahmed

None

None

Child at the School

Kam Sherhill      
Vish Bagga      
Sukhi Rai      

Lisa Meakin

Employed by OAK Multi Academy Trust

None

Teacher at School

Hayley Holmes

Employed by OAK Multi Academy Trust

None

Headteacher at School

Susan Davis

Employed by OAK Multi Academy Trust

None

Teaching Assistant at School, Spouse is Governor Matt Davis