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Governance

The current Local Governing Body (LGB) is comprised of volunteers from the local school community.

Governing Body meetings are held at several points throughout the school year. LGB meetings outline key issues that are required to be discussed and reviewed as necessary. Examples of these agenda items are, but not limited to; Attendance, Admissions, Achievements & Standards, Behaviour & Safety (Safeguarding), Finance, Leadership & Management and Quality of Teaching & Learning.

Attendance at these meetings is monitored by Trust staff from the TLC.

The current Tennyson Road LGB is:

  • Mrs. Donna Witter - Chair
  • Mr. Kevin Richard Grogan - ViceChair
  • Mr. Paul Hunt 
  • Mr. Darren Oldfield
  • Mrs. Carly Siobhan Smith
  • Mr. Mohamed Dawood Basha 
  • Mrs. Catherine Anne Stormonth
  • Mrs. Hilary Power - CEO
  • Mrs. Sue Dunbar - Staff Governor
Name Dates of Appointment Term Appointee Structure and remit Relevant interests Inc. business, financial, other governments roles and relationships within the school staff
Mrs Donna Witter 17/10/2019 - 16/10/2023 4 Years Foundation/ Trust Chair of Governors, Performance Management Committee Parent 
Mr Kevin Grogan 17/10/2019 - 16/10/2023 4 Years Foundation/ Trust Vice Chair of Governors Parent 
Mr Paul Hunt 17/10/2019 - 16/10/2023 4 Years Foundation/ Trust Performance Management Committee, SEN Grandparent
Mr Darren Oldfield 17/10/2019 - 16/10/2023 4 Years Foundation/ Trust Parent Governor Parent 
Miss Carly Smith 09/03/2021 - 08/03/2024 4 Years Foundation/ Trust Co-opted Parent 
Mr Mohammed Basha 07/03/2020 - 08/03/2024 4 Years Foundation/ Trust Parent Governor Parent 
Mrs Catherine Stormonth 14/12/2020 - 13/12/2024 4 Years Appointed by Trustees Safeguarding Committee Board of Trustees TLC
Mrs Susan Dunbar 31/01/2020  - 01/02/2024 4 Years School Staff Staff Governor HLTA
Mrs Hilary Power 17/10/2019 - Ex-Officio by virtue of office as Headteacher Ex-Officio Ex-officio  Staff Governor

CEO / Executive Head Teacher.

 

Daughter, Laura Power, is Company Secretary and Trust employee

 *Tennyson Learning Community information on Finance, Accounts and Governance available here. 

LGB Attendance for 2021 - 2022

 

LGB Attendance for 2020 - 2021

Name Role 28th Sept 20 14th Dec 20 8th March 21 24th May 12th July Summary
Donna Witter Chair Apologies 4/5
Kevin Grogan Vice chair 5/5
Paul Hunt Co-Opted Governor Apologies 4/5
Darren Oldfield Parent Governor Apologies Apologies 3/5
Carly Smith Co-Opted Governor 5/5
Mohammed Basha Parent Governor Apologies 4/5
Catherine Stormonth Trustee Apologies 4/5
Susan Dunbar Staff Governor 5/5
Hilary Power CEO - - - 2/5
Andrew Darlington Head of School Apologies 4/5
Carla Gotch Head of School 5/5
Danni Noble Assistant Headteacher 5/5
Shereen Thomas Assistant Headteacher 5/5
Jo Quince Director of Education - - - 2/5
Mike Lavelle COO - - - - - 0/5
Nicola Covington Head of Standards - - Apologies 2/5

LGB Attendance for 2019 - 2020

LGB_MEETING_ATTENDANCE_2019-_2020.pdf