We have a comprehensive staffing structure to ensure that staff are de-ployed in ways that maximise learning and meet the needs of our changing demographic.
The Senior Leadership Team
The Headteacher: Miss Whittington
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs. Smalldridge
The Chair of Governors: Mr. Oko Jaja
The Vice Chair of Governors: Cllr Donna Lumsden
This team is responsible, alongside members of the Governing Body, for deter-mining the vision and strategic direction of the school and for the policy and procedures that ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the establishment. The Soft Federation with The Leys Primary School (Dagenham) has been es-tablished since September 2012 and both Governing Bodies have committed to the future of the federation with a review to take place in September 2015.
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The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and as such:
- provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;
- monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
- signs off the self evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required. (NGA)