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Governors' Information and Duties

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Mr Robert Turner Chair of Governors

Welcome to the governance section of the Marks Gate website.

Governors are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a range of skills and experiences to the role from within and outside the sphere of education.

We also participate in rigorous induction and ongoing training as part of the Borough Council School Improvement Service.

We aim to be representative of all the key stakeholders in the Marks Gate Federation and will include both parents, staff, members of the Borough Council and wider members of the community amongst our number.

As a board, we are part of the leadership and management structure of Marks Gate Federation and exercise oversight and challenge in a non-executive capacity to the Head of Service and the senior leadership team.

We also support Marks Gate by participating in events and acting generally in the role of ambassadors for the federation in terms of communications and in using our own resources to enhance the opportunities available to the young people in our charge.

If you would like further information regarding the work of the board of Governors or would like to contribute to our work, then please contact our clerk c/o of the Junior School, Rose Lane, Dagenham, Romford RM6 5NJ

 

And now my profile as Interim Chair.

 

Originally from the East Midlands, Robert is an experienced educationalist with many years’ experience of teaching combined with providing operational senior leadership and advisory support to Schools, Local Authorities and Multi Academy Trusts.

A former Adviser on the Department for Children, Schools and Families National Challenge Programme, he is highly experienced in providing support for schools in challenging urban contexts.

He is a specialist in developing effective governance and, as an experienced Chair of Governors in his own right, Robert recently held a central role in supporting a challenging London Academy on its journey from requiring ‘Special Measures’ to ‘Good’ within 19 months.

 

Members of the Governing Body

Chair of Governors – Mr Robert Turner

Name

Type of Governor

Term

Ms Ivy Hoolas

Co-opted Governor

10/07/2021

Mr Lee Ramduth

Co-opted Governor

31/03/2021

Cllr John White

Co-opted Governor

09/07/2022

Mrss Karen Noble Co-opted Governor 09/07/2022
Mr Abu Sayed Co-opted Governor 09/07/2022
Ms Fatimah Shafiq Co-opted Governor 09/07/2022
     
Mr Robert Turner LA Governor 31/08/2018
Miss Cara Griffiths Parent Governor 05/10/2018
Mr K Vorunganti Parent Governor 05/10/2021
Miss H Ashbery Staff Governor 10/07/2021
Ms Jacqui Barnard Headteacher Governor Ex-officio

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings Academic Year 2017/18

Name

Number of meetings attended

Out of a Possible

Ms Ivy Hoolas

3

3

Mr Lee Ramduth

2

3

Cllr John White

0

2

Cllr Sade Bright

1

1

Mrs Karen Noble

1

1

Mr Abu Sayed

1

1

Ms Fatimah Shafiq

1

1

Mr Robert Turner

3

3

Miss Cara Griffiths 3 3
Mr Kamalakar Vorunganti 2 3
Miss Heidi Ashbery 1 3
Ms Jacqui Barnard 3 3
     

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings Academic Year 2016/17

Name

Number of meetings attended

Out of a Possible

Ms Ivy Hoolas

3

3

Mr Lee Ramduth

3

3

Cllr John White

1

3

Mr Robert Turner

3

3

Miss Cara Griffiths

2

3

Miss Heidi Ashbery

3

3

Ms Jacqui Barnard

3

3

Mr Ian Starling

1

1

Ms A Connelly

1

2

Ms E Taylor

2

2

 

 

Membership of Finance Committee 2018/19

Name

Number of meetings attended

Out of a Possible

Mr L Ramduth

1

1

Mr Robert Turner (Chair)

1

1

Ms Jacqui Barnard

1

1

Miss Cara Griffiths 1 1
Ms Fatimah Shafiq 1 1

 

Membership of Finance Committee 2017/18

Name

Number of meetings attended

Out of a Possible

Mr L Ramduth

2

3

Mr Robert Turner (Chair)

3

3

Ms Jacqui Barnard

3

3

Miss Cara Griffiths 1 2
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