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Governing body

In setting up Eden Primary under the Government’s Free School initiative, we created a charity called Eden Primary Trust.

Members are:
Gavin Presman
Emma Cravitz
Lawrence Bloom

Daniel Freedman 

The Trustees of the charity then appointed a governing body with specific responsibility for Eden Primary.

Jen Brodkin Parent Governor
Greg Ruback Parent Governor
Paul Dossett Community Governor
Rebecca Taub Community Governor
Steve Miller Community Governor
Chris Liassides Finance and Staff Governor
Jo Sassienie (Ex officio as Head Teacher)
Click here for full details about each member 

What does the governing body do?

The governing body is ultimately responsible for the good running of the school. Their responsibility is primarily strategic, meaning that they are concerned with the bigger picture rather than the day-to-day operational detail (which is the responsibility of the Head Teacher).

Governors:

  • Set the strategic framework within which the school operates.
  • Determine the character, aims and ethos of the school, and develop and monitor school policies, plans and procedures.
  • Guide the finances, and set annual budgets.
  • Hold the school to account in terms of pupil progress, financial management, Head Teacher performance and pupil and staff wellbeing.
  • Monitor the school’s activities through regular visits.
  • Act as a ‘critical friend’ and offer “Robust Challenge” to the school by questioning and evaluating the Head’s reports and School Improvement Plan.
  • Participate in sub-committees devoted to particular aspects of the school’s life. These include committees on:
    • Finance and staffing
    • Achievement
    • Head’s Evaluation
    • Admissions
  • Ensure the school is compliant with Department for Education regulations.

Download the Governors Code of Conduct (PDF document)

Governance at Eden Primary (PDF document)

Governor attendance (PDF document)

Governor Register of Interests (PDF document)

To contact any of our governors or find out how to become a school governor please email Andrea Collett