Kings Avenue Governing Body 2016/17

Name

Governor

Appointment Date

Expiry /Date

Term of Office

Interest Declared

Richard Grant
Chair of Governors
Co-opted – Local Authority 01/02/2014 31/01/2018 4 years None
Alison Lodge Co-Opted 01/02/2014 31/01/2018 4 years None
Jessica Matthews
Chair of Achievement & Curriculum
Parent 10/03/2014 09/03/2018 4 years None
Tanya Jonas
Chair of PPC
Co-Opted 11/05/2015 12/05/2019 4 years Volunteer Reader
Matthew Bryant Co-Opted 10/03/2014 09/03/2018 4 years None
Kit Gunesekera Co-Opted 01/06/2016 31/05/2020 4 years None
Melissa Robertson Co-Opted 11/05/2015 10/05/2019 4 years None
Tana Wollen Co-Opted 10/03/2014 09/03/2018 4 years Governor Link to KASA
Alan Sendorek Co-Opted 10/03/2014 09/03/2018 4 years None
Julia Carley Smith
Chair of Resources
Co-Opted 10/03/2014 09/03/2018 4 years None
Richard Thornhill Chief Executive Officer 01/02/2014 Governor at Loughborough Federation Schools
Elizabeth Maxted Head Teacher 01/02/2014 Head Teacher at St Saviours CoE School
Managey Powys Head of School 01/09/2016 None
Sawsan Beydoun Support Staff 16/05/2016 15/05/2020 4 years None
Ellie Laycock Parent 24/02/2017 23/02/2021 4 years Chair of KASA
Bisma A-Jones Parent 24/02/2017 23/02/2021 4 years Social Events KASA

 

 

Kings Avenue Governing Body Committees

Resources Achievement & Curriculum Pupil, Parents & Community  
Julia Carleysmith – Chair
Richard Grant
Matthew Bryant
Alison Lodge
Richard Thornhill
Elizabeth Maxted
Managey Powys
Jessica Matthews – Chair
Alan Sendorek
Tana Wollen
Melissa Robertson
Elizabeth Maxted
Managey Powys
Tanya Jonas – Chair
Kit Gunesekera
Ellie Laycock
Bisma A-Jones
Elizabeth Maxted
Managey Powys
Sawsan Beydoun
Committees for exclusions, staff disciplinary and appeals are to be formed by the chair as and when requested.
Attendance Panel: any non-school governor to be called when required

 

 

Kings Avenue Governing Body Special Responsibilities

Richard Grant Child Protection, Every Child Matter and Health & Safety
Alison Lodge Performance Management
Tana Wollen PSHE
Alan Sendorek Pupil Premium & Looked After Children
Kit Gunesekera Extended Schools
Jessica Matthew Mathematics
Tanya Jonas Reading and English
Matthew Bryant SEND
Julia Carley-Smith Early Years
Melissa Robertson Governor Training

 

Kings Avenue Governing Body Attendance
January 2016 – January 2017

Name Governor 16 May 2016 18 July 2016 Sept 2016 3 Oct 2016 21 Nov 2016 21Jan 2017
Richard Grant
Chair of Governors
Co-opted – Local Authority P P P P P P
Alison Lodge Co-Opted P P P P Apologies P
Jessica Matthews
Chair of Achievement & Curriculum
Parent P P P P Apologies P
Tanya Jonas
Chair of PPC
Co-Opted P Apologies Apologies P P P
Matthew Bryant Co-Opted P P P P P P
Kit Gunesekera Co-Opted P Apologies Apologies Apologies P Apologies
Melissa Robertson Co-Opted P Apologies P P P Apologies
Tana Wollen Co-Opted P P P P P P
Alan Sendorek Co-Opted P P P Apologies P  P
Julia Carley Smith
Chair of Resources
Co-Opted P P P P P P
Richard Thornhill Chief Executive Officer P P P P P P
Elizabeth Maxted Head Teacher P P P P P P
Managey Powys Head of School P P P P P P
Sawsan Beydoun Support Staff P P P P P P
Ena Smith Parent Absent Absent Absent Absent Absent  

 

Elizabeth Maxted

Elizabeth Maxted

Head Teacher

Elizabeth volunteered at her children’s school helping with reading and working with groups of children before training as a primary school teacher once the youngest of her four children started school. After experience of teaching in both primary and secondary schools, and as a university tutor for trainee teachers, Elizabeth joined Kings Avenue in September 2006 initially as a teacher, but then becoming Head of School the following year. Kings Avenue school has been on a journey of improvement and progress over the years and gained a ‘good with outstanding’ features report following an Ofsted inspection in 2011. Part of the growth and development at Kings Avenue has been in leadership – something that Elizabeth has nurtured – and over the last 3 years Tanya Mooney has stepped up to become Head of School. This has enabled Elizabeth to function in an Executive Headteacher role at Kings Avenue whilst also supporting and leading other schools that have been in difficulties.
Now as mother of four grown up children, and grandmother of seven grandchildren Elizabeth’s time away from school is usually spent with her husband and family, and sailing, cycling or reading.

Richard Grant (Chair)

Richard Grant (Chair)

Appointed by the London Borough of Lambeth

Richard became a governor of Kings Avenue in 2007 and became chairman of the governors in 2009. He is an accountant by background and works for a large central London property company. As chairman he runs the governors meetings trying to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard and that important matters are properly debated. He is a strong believer in broadening the experience of all children in the school, particularly through school journeys and visits to museums and other places of interest in London. Richard also sits on the Resources Committee which helps to ensure that the school’s finances are run properly and that the best use is made of the school’s resources.

STAFF GOVERNORS:

 

Managey Powys

Head of School

Sawsan Beydoun

Support Staff Governor

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS:

Matthew Bryant

Matthew Bryant

Co-Opted Governor

 Julia Carleysmith

Julia Carleysmith

Co-Opted Governor

Julia started as a governor at Kings Avenue School in early 2014. She has lived in London for 11 years, and locally in Clapham for the last six. Julia works as a business strategy consultant for a large professional services company. As part of the Resources Committee, Julia uses her business and financial background to support Kings Avenue leadership in planning for the future and using its resources in the best way possible for the children that attend the school. Julia loved school herself and is keen that all children are inspired and excited about education during their time at the Kings Avenue.

Kit Gunasekera

Kit Gunasekera

Co-Opted Governor

Kit has been a governor at Kings Avenue Primary since 2012 and is part of the Parents, Pupils and Community Committee. He has lived in Clapham since 2009 and is a vicar of a local Anglican church. He feels privileged to  be involved in a caring and vibrant school. Kit feels strongly that every child should from an early stage in their life, have  the opportunity to learn about the rich diversity of the wider community and to be a positive presence. As a Governor, Kit also comes and takes assemblies and also welcomes classes to his church when they visit to learn more about Christmas and Easter.

Tanya Jonas

Tanya Jonas

Co-Opted Governor

Tanya has been a governor at Kings Avenue Primary since 2015 and chairs the Parents, Pupils and Community Committee. She has lived in the area since 2008 and wanted to become more involved in the local community. She has been a volunteer reader at Kings Avenue since 2011 and feels very lucky to be involved in such a happy school. She is a huge believer that every child deserves the best education, in order to reach their full potential, while in a safe and happy environment. Tanya has a background in finance and has worked in both London and New York.

Alison Lodge - (Vice Chair) (Chair of Resources)

Alison Lodge - (Vice Chair) (Chair of Resources)

Co-Opted Governor

Alison became a governor of Kings Avenue in 2007 and became vice chairman of the governors in 2009. She is an HR professional working for the Southbank Centre, a large arts centre on the river Thames in Lambeth. Alison is passionate about arts education and ensuring that all children have access to the arts by visiting organisations like the one she works in but also other local organisations such as theatres, libraries and dance studios. As chair of the resources committee, she works with the Headteachers to ensure that the school allocates its finances appropriately and that the children have the best possible access to new technologies and other resources as possible.

 

 

Alan Sendorek

Alan Sendorek

Co-Opted Governor

Alan became a governor in 2008 as a local resident who was interested in education, partly because his mum was a teacher. He used to work for the government doing media relations but is now employed by QPR to help them to build a new stadium. Alan sits on the Achievement Committee, which looks at how to make sure each child gets the best results that they are capable of. During his time on the governing body he has enjoyed seeing the transformation of Kings Avenue from a failing school ten years ago to one where there is good behaviour and high standards, led by a motivated and talented teaching staff.

Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Co-Opted Governor

Melissa Smith: I became a governor at Kings Avenue in 2015. As a local resident, I was keen to become more involved in the local community and to learn about the school. I am really passionate about education and helping children to achieve their potential, and I work in the charity sector. My background is school-based education programmes which aim to close the achievement gap. My current role is head of the Born to Read programme at Save the Children UK. Born to Read trains and places volunteers in local primary schools to help children with their reading. I am also a keen volunteer and love working with children and young people. Becoming a governor is a learning experience for me, and one which helps me to feel close to the school and community.

 

Tana Wollen

Tana Wollen

Co-Opted Governor

Tana has lived in the local area since 1994 and has been a governor at Kings Avenue since 2012. She sits on the school’s Achievement Committee which monitors the standards of teaching, and the children’s progress and learning. She started her professional life as a secondary school teacher in other parts of London and went on to work in lots of different organisations – in broadcasting, a picture library and a national charity to name but a few. She now earns her living as a freelance PA, writer and editor. She firmly believes that good education is essential to our healthy development – as individuals, as a society and as citizens of the world. The excellent team work and the dedication of all the staff at Kings Avenue never cease to impress her. She feels proud and privileged to be associated with the school.

 

PARENT GOVERNORS:
Jessica Matthew

Jessica Matthew

Parent Governor

Jessica is a parent governor and has two children at the school.  She became a governor in 2011 because she wanted to understand what made the school tick.  She is keen that all children develop a love of learning and have a stimulating, invigorating and enjoyable time at school and is pleased to report that has been her own children’s experience at Kings Avenue.  Jessica chairs the Achievement Committee.   This Committee looks at how much progress Kings Avenue children are making academically, what overall standards they achieve and what could be done to help the children get even further.  Jessica is also a senior civil servant at the Department for Transport.

Ellie Laycock

Ellie Laycock

Parent Governor

Bisma A-Jones

Bisma A-Jones

Parent Governor