London Road, Basildon, Essex SS16 4QA

01268 552160

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Vange Primary School And Nursery

Small School - Big Ambitions!

Small School - Big Ambitions!

Introduction to our Governors

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Further details about becoming a school governor can be found on the Essex County Council website

 

Instrument of Governance

 

Mrs Sarah Carswell –  Interim Head of School Vange Primary School

Hello! I have worked at Vange Primary School for the past twelve years. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and working at Vange and it has been a privilege to be be a part of the school's journey throughout the last decade. I am excited to be a part of the school's next chapter.

Appointed by: Governing Body of Vange Primary School

Responsibility: Interim Head of School

Register of Interests: 

Term of Office: While in post as Interim Head of School

Membership of Professional Bodies/Organisations

 

Mr Dave Smith – Chair of Governors (Co-Opted)

 Appointed by: Essex County Council

Responsibility: Chair of Governors

Register of Interests: None declared

Term of Office ends: 20/09/2023

   

Mrs Diane Andrews – Vice Chair/LA Governor

 Hello, my name is Diane Andrews and I am a new governor to Vange Primary School.  I have been a governor for ten years at a local secondary school.  I am a very family orientated person and I have four grown up children, so I have more time to dedicate to other activities.

I like to do various hobbies, such as motorcycling and looking after my animals which I have a lot of.

Appointed by: Governors of Vange Primary School

Responsibility: Local Authority Governor

Register of Interests: None declared

Term of Office ends: 09/11/2023

 

Mrs Rosemary Hughes - Co-opted Governor

Hi, my name is Rosemary Hughes. I am a Registered Nurse, having had a wonderful career (over 40years) in both clinical and educational aspects of nursing. My later role in Nurse Education has given me a range of skills and knowledge which I hope will transfer and be of use in supporting the school.

Outside work I am an active member of St John Ambulance, since 1992. Having undertaken roles including Divisional Nursing Officer, Superintendent of a Unit for 9 tears and a member of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Team for 6 years. I am also a member of Sandon St John Fellowship.

I have recently joined a female choir which I am finding both challenging and exciting.

I am looking forward to being part of a group who contribute to the continued high standards and success of Vange Primary School.

Appointed by: Governors of Vange Primary School

Responsibility: Co-opted Governor

Register of Interests: None declared

Term of Office ends: 08 July 2024

 

Mrs Nicola Tubbs - Co-opted Governor

My name is Nicola, I am a Property Lawyer with two children of my own.  I have been interested in education for a few years and I hope to use my knowledge and experience in the legal field for a positive input to the School.   

 Outside of work, I enjoy painting and cinema together with outings with my family. 

 I look forward to developing and working with the School to continue the School’s success and fantastic reputation. 

  Appointed by: Governors of Vange Primary School

Responsibility: Co-Opted Governor

Register of Interests: Palmers Solicitors, Member of Council for Licensed Conveyancers

Term of Office ends: 17 January 2022

 

Mrs Carol Wilson - Co-opted Governor

Hello, my name is Carol and I was a senior leader at Vange Primary School for three years. Once I retired I wanted to stay in touch with the school and so I offered my services as a Governor. I loved working at the school and hope that as a governor I will be able to continue to have a positive input to the school.

 Appointed by: Governors of Vange Primary School

Responsibility: Governor

Register of Interests: Clearview Communication Non-executive capacity

Term of Office ends: 22 September 2024

 

Mr Steve Wood - Co-opted Governor

I have lived in Vange for over 20 years and have a background in Admin and management .  Since retiring I have worked in the community on various projects throughout the Borough.

 As a governor I hope to positively contribute to the Schools aims and principles while benefiting the local community to the best of my abilities.

 Appointed by: Governors of Vange Primary School

Responsibility: Co-opted Governor

Register of Interests: None declared

Term of Office ends: 11 March 2023

 

Miss Kelly Baldwin

TBC

Appointed by: Staff of Vange Primary School

Responsibility: Staff Governor

Register of Interests: None declared

Term of Office ends: October 2024

 

 

  

The following governors have served on the Governing Body within the last 12 months and have resigned their positions.

Mrs Deb Taylor

 

 

 

 Vange Primary School & Nursery - Governing Body 2020 - 2021

Mr Gareth Allen (Ex-offico) Executive Headteacher
Mrs Sarah Caswell (Ex-offico) Interim Head of School
Mr Dave Smith Chair of Governors
Mrs D Andrews LA Governor and Vice-Chair
Mrs Nicola Tubbs Co-opted Governor
Mrs Rosemary Hughes Co-opted Governor
Mrs Carol Wilson Co-opted Governor
Mr Steve Woods Co-opted Governor
Mrs Kelly Baldwin Staff Governor
Mrs Debbie Galton Clerk to the Governors

 

Vange Primary School - Governing Body Area of Responsibility 2022

Category Area responsibility
Mrs Sarah Carswell

Safer recruitment (Designated Person)

Child Protection (Designated Person)

Mr Dave Smith

Chair

Budget

Performance Management

SFVS

Mrs D Andrews

Vice chair

Performance Management

Premises

Safeguarding

Health & Safety

Behaviour, discipline & bullying

Safer Recruitment

Mrs Rosemary Hughes

Health & Safety

Premises

Standards,

Teaching & learning

Mrs Nicola Tubbs GDPR
Mr Steve Woods Training Link
Mrs Carol Wilson

Curriculum

Wellbeing

Miss Kelly Baldwin Staff Representative
Mrs Mandy Dooley School Business Manager
Mrs Debbie Galton Clerk to the Governors

Vange Primary School

Governing Body attendance – 1 September 2020/21

 Full Governing Body Meeting: Attendance 2019/20

 Key:

Y (Attended)

A (Apologies)

 

Name 

11 Nov 2020

20 Jan 2021

24 Mar 2021

12 May 2021

July 2021

30 Sept 2021

11 Nov 2021

%

a

David Smith (Chair)

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

100%

Diane Andrews (Vice-Chair)

Y Y Y Y Y A Y

85.7%

Rosemary Hughes

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

100%

Carol Wilson

Y Y Y A Y Y Y

85.7%%

Liz Keeble (Headteacher)

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

100%

Nicola Tubbs

Y A Y Y A Y Y

71%

Stephen Woods

Y A A Y Y Y Y

71%

Sarah Carswell

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y 100%

Kelly Baldwin

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y

100%

Deb Taylor

Y Y A Y A A Stepped Down

50%

Carol Wilson (Staff Gov) 

Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down

Mark Bailey

Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down Stepped Down