The Governing Body
The Governors are responsible for the strategic direction of the school, and for working with the head teacher and school staff in order to raise standards and provide the optimum education for the children of Benton Park School.We are there to support the leadership team of the school as critical friends.
We learn about what has been going on in the school from regular communication with the school staff, participation in the preparation of the school’s development plan, and regular visits to the school. We also take an active role in monitoring and analysing the progress of pupils in their learning in key areas such as English, Maths, Science, Computing and Special Educational Needs provision.
The full Governing Body meets six times a year. The oversight of the full Governing Body is suplemented by a Finance and Operations Committee - which meets three times per year
Finance and Operation committee sets and closely monitors the school budget and is also directly involved with the recruitment of new members of staff. Additionally, aspects of the school site and estate including health and safety. It also focuses on the school as part of the community and the use of the site beyond the school.
Our Governing Body
|Ingrid Fuller||Staff Governor (support)|
|Penny Johnson||Associate (Deaf Resource Base)|
|Stephen Dawes||Co-opted Governor|
|Filza Hashmi||Parent Governor|
|Montserrat Vasquez||Co-opted Governor|
|Jane Edminson (Chair)||Co-opted Governor|
|Liping Mak||Co-opted Governor|
|Charlotte Hodgson||Co-opted Governor|
|Kate Kennerley||Associate (School Business Manager)|
|Pamela Atzori||Parent Governor|
|Barbara Powley||Co-opted Governor|
|Nick Shepherd||Associate (Deputy Head Teacher)|
|Rev. Yvette Daniels||Foundation Trust Governor|
|Edmund Welch (Vice Chair)||Foundation Trust Governor|
|Katie Jones||Co-opted Staff Governor (teacher)|
|Richard Zabrocki||Parent Governor|
When and How to Contact us
If you have any concerns about your child’s education or everyday issues, please contact the class teacher or Headteacher. But if you have any comments, ideas or queries on the strategic direction of the school, please contact one of the governors, as we are responsible for this. We are always very keen to hear from parents of the school. Please feel free to share with us your opinions on where the school is going, your views of its overall strengths and any areas for future improvement. The more communication we have, the better informed we can be.