Here you will find information about the Local Governing Body, the prime aim of which is to ensure the best possible education and learning environment for all pupils at Maldon Primary School.
Our Headteacher, Mrs E Thorn, is responsible for the day to day running of the school, whereas the Local Governing Body, working with the Headteacher and staff, is responsible for the strategy: monitoring performance and development plans. Governors act on behalf of the school to ensure that the school objectives and policies are being met and play an essential role in supporting staff, parents and most importantly, pupils, in achieving the highest standards
Maldon Primary School is an academy as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).
TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st September 2010. Its constitution is set out in the Articles of Association and this is shared with individual academies via the Scheme of Delegation. TKAT have, through the Scheme of Delegation, established Local Governing Bodies for each of the Academies.
The Local Governing Body of each the Academies is responsible for fulfilling the strategic and operational governance role in the conduct of the Academy.
We currently have 9 governors:
Chair of Governors: Mrs Helen Todd, an Appointed Governor
Vice-Chair of Governors: Mrs Jenni Dugdale, an Appointed GovernorPlease see the sections below giving more details of our current and recent LGB members.
|Name and governor responsibility||Date of Office||
Register of Business interests
(as of September 2019)
Eileen Thorn- Headteacher- Ex-officio
|25/09/19||Headteacher at Maldon Primary School|
|Lea Tyler- Deputy Headteacher- Ex Officio||25/09/19||Deputy head at Maldon Primary School|
Helen Todd- Chair of Governors- Appointed
|5/12/2018 - 4/12/2022||Governor at Willowbrook Primary School and Heybridge Primary School.|
Terry Beeton- Parent governor
|23/5/2018- 22/5/2022||Nothing declared|
Jenni Dugdale-Vice Chair-
Safegaurding link- Appointed
|2/04/2019-02/04/2023||Employed at RISO (UK) LTD|
Ross Brown- Finance Link- Appointed
|23/5/2018- 22/5/2022||Nothing declared|
MaryAnn Beeton- SEND link- Parent Governor
|23/5/2018 - 22/5/2022||Nothing declared|
Tina Sapsed- Support staff governor
|23/5/2018 - 22/5/2022||Employed at Maldon Primary School|
Kirsty Rayfield- Staff Governor
|23/5/2018 - 22/5/2022||Employed at Maldon Primary School||100%|
Angela Fuller- Clerk
Previous LGB members
|Name and governor responsibility||Date of office||Register of Business interests||Percentage attendance|
|Dida Burrell- Headteacher- Ex Officio||12/10/17- 09/07/19||Nothing Declared||100%|
|Jane Cook- HR Personnel link- Appointed||12/10/2017-25/09/2019||Nothing Declared||100%|
Meet the Governors
Helen Todd- Chair of governors
Having qualified as a teacher some 48 years ago, I'm still passionate about learning and education. During my career, I had the privilege of being a Headteacher, a school inspector and an advisor. I now bring that passion and experience to my role as a Governor at Maldon Primary school, with a vision shared by staff, parents/carers and fellow governors to ensure our pupils receive the best possible education. Now semi-retired, I enjoy travel, cooking and sewing and having the time to appreciate life at a slightly slower pace.
Jenni Dugdale- Vice Chair
I was appointed as a new school governor in April 2019 and I am very excited to be joining Maldon Primary School’s dedicated governors’ team. In my professional life I am a Sales Manager for a printing company, and I deal predominately with schools and local authorities. Through my job I have gained significant knowledge and experience of dealing with finance & procurement, data analysis and strategy which I hope to bring to my role as a governor to help the school manage resources and support with the excellent teaching and learning at the school. In my leisure time I enjoy travelling with my husband to new countries (Sri Lanka is our favourite so far), yoga & cooking.
Terry Beeton- Parent Governor
I was elected as a Parent Governor in May 2018 with responsibility for the oversight of Health & Safety in the School and shared responsibility for the oversight of Teaching/Assessment Quality. I have been a serving Police Officer for the past 30 years. I have for the past 10 years been predominantly involved in the Training and NVQ/Diploma Assessing of our Officers in Essex. I retired from the service last year but am still working with Essex Police in the same role Training/Assessing. I have a child at the School and am looking forward to seeing the School move forward from Strength to Strength.
I was appointed as governor in May 2018, and I am primarily responsible for oversight of finance and audit. I work in the City of London for a financial services company, where I head projects and consultancy services. Formerly a chartered journalist, I hold a Bachelor of Science from University College London, and qualifications in corporate governance. I live in Wickford with my wife, with whom we have a son of primary school age.
Maryann Beeton- Parent Governor
I am Maryann Beeton, I became a Parent Governor in May 2018, with particular responsibility for Pupil Premium and Special educational Needs (SEND). I currently work in the Care Industry supporting adults with Learning Disabilities.I benefit from up to date training in a fascinating and ever changing field. I am also parent to a lovely talented son in year 5 who himself has an ASC Diagnosis. Outside of work I enjoy gardening and the outdoors, I have an interest in the environment and sustainability. I have enrolled on a Degree Course in this area and looking forward, I hope to foster childrens’ interest in nature through future project work.
I feel privileged to be in a position to see first-hand the commitment of the staff at the school as they work toward the development of the School and the children who come here.
Kirsty Rayfield- Staff Governor
I have been a teacher at Maldon Primary School since 2013 after completing my final year as a student teacher here. I spent my first 2 years teaching year 3 and am now teaching my fourth year 6 class. I love teaching and enjoy seeing the children progress and evolve as they move through the school. I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Maldon Primary School and I'm immensely proud of the progress we have made as a school and I am looking forward to seeing how the school will continue to develop in the future.
Tina Sapsed- Staff Governor
I have worked as a learning support assistant for 2 years and have been a parent of children at the school for 8 years. I have seen great progression of the school whilst I have been employed here and I am very proud of this. I look forward to seeing the school continuing to develop.
Six meetings of the full Local Governing Body are held each academic year. In addition to this, there is one committee that has delegated responsibility laid out in the following terms of reference.
Terms of Reference for the LGB Pay Committee
The LGB Pay Committee consists of a minimum of 3 governors, 2 will share quorum.
The Headteacher will attend in an advisory capacity and will withdraw when his/her salary is under consideration. Staff Governors are not eligible to sit on this committee.
All details should be given anonymously to the relevant panel.
The terms of reference for the LGB will be determined from time to time by the Trust. The current terms of reference are:
Terms which may be delegated to the Headteacher:
To implement the Pay Policy in a fair and objective manner and to consider any individual representations that may be made in respect of pay decisions;
To undertake an annual pay review for each member of staff based on the criteria set out in the Pay Policy with effect from 1 September;
To observe all statutory and contractual obligations, including making arrangements to notify pay decisions to individual members of staff within appropriate timescales;
To consider recommendations of the review/Headteacher for pay rises;
To recommend the annual budget required for pay purposes, including provision for discretionary pay awards arising from performance review.
Terms which are the direct responsibility of the LGB:
To keep up to date with relevant developments via the Trust's HR function including legislation and statutory guidance affecting the Pay Policy and to review and to recommend changes or modification as appropriate and at least annually;
To carry out the performance review of the Headteacher and agree any pay increases in conjunction with the CEO/Deputy CEO/Director of Education/Regional Director.
Ensure that there are adequate measures in place to ensure the delegated activities are being carried out appropriately in line with the Pay Policy;
In the case of new appointments to the staffing structure, decisions on starting salary will be delegated to the Headteacher or Selection Panel as appropriate.
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