Governance

Governance Statement

The four key functions of the Governing Board are to;

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction;
  • hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • oversee the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent; and
  • ensure that the voices of school stakeholders are heard.
     

Effective governance is essential for the health and success of any organisation.  The key strategic priorities of the school drive the agenda of the Governing Board and Committee meetings and as Governors, we support and challenge the Headteacher by gathering views and asking questions. The role is strategic rather than operational.

Strategic decisions rooted in and influenced by the voices and views of our stakeholders go a long way to ensuring that the Governing Board develops a better understanding of how Sunbury Manor School is operating on the ground and how close we are to achieving our vision. Opening and maintaining channels of communication between stakeholders facilitates good decision-making.

We believe that for the Governing Board to engage with our stakeholders effectively and meaningfully, we need to be visible within school. It is for this reason, that Governors:

  • attend Student Council meetings, to hear the voice of our students;
  • attend events within school, to meet and listen to our Parents;
  • go into school, in our role as Link Governors, to listen to and support our staff.

As an Academy Trust, we must comply with the ‘Academies Trust Handbook’ as a condition of the schools funding agreement.  It provides an overarching framework for the implementation of effective financial management and other controls, consistent with our obligations as a publicly funded body.

Governance Framework Diagram

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Sunbury Manor School Governors

Brikitta Batten (Staff Governor – Maternity Leave)
Brikitta joined the Governing Board in September 2021 as a Staff Governor. Brikitta has been teaching at Sunbury Manor since 2011, starting off as a covering supervisor and is now Head of Citizenship Studies.

Sarmila Bhal (Parent Governor and Link Governor for MFL, Computing, Attendance, Anti-Bullying, Behaviour and Alternative Provision)
Sarmila joined the Governing Board in January 2020 and has a son at the school. Sarmila has a law degree and enjoys combining being self-employed with being a stay at home Mum. She has extensive governor experience at other schools.

Chris Burch (Associate Governor)
Chris joined the Governing Board in March 2012 with a special interest in all things IT related. He was a Trust Governor until August 2022.

Josh Burkmar (Trust Governor and Link Governor for Health & Safety, Business Studies, Maths and Statistics)Josh joined the Governing Board in March 2021. He is a Chartered Accountant in the wealth management industry, with a focus on financial performance

Lisa Cannon (Staff Governor)
Lisa joined the Governing Board in September 2022 as a Staff Governor.  Lisa has been at Sunbury Manor since 2011 after leaving the private sector to join the school as Human Resources and Payroll Manager.

Chiara Crichard (Clerk and Company Secretary)
Chiara is a qualified Solicitor. After a career break to bring up her 3 children, Chiara joined Sunbury Manor in 2012 as an Exam Invigilator and Library Assistant; she became Clerk to the Governors in September 2014.

Jo Cloake (Trust Governor and Link Governor for SEND, Looked after Children, Child Protection and Safeguarding)
Jo joined the Governing Board in July 2019 and has two children at the school. Jo is a Solicitor.

David Evans (Trust Governor, Chair of Governors and Link Governor for Life Skills, PHSE, Careers, Duke of Edinburgh and Extra Curricula)
David joined the Governing Board in May 2013 following his retirement from a busy and successful career in Human Resources and Management. As well as his wealth of business knowledge David has a keen interest in education and giving the ‘next generation’ the best possible start in life.

Jayne Fenton-Hall (Staff Governor and Link Governor for Training)
Jayne joined the Governing Board in September 2019 as a staff governor. Jayne has been teaching ICT and Computing at Sunbury Manor since 2012 and is Head of ICT and Computing.

Mike Hayter (Associate Governor)
Mike joined the Governing Board in September 2022 as an Associate Governor and is a former pupil at Sunbury Manor School. He is the Head of Performing Arts and a member of the Extended Leadership Team at Chertsey High School.

Margi Lamey (Trust Governor, Vice Chair & Link Governor for Humanities – Geography, History, RE and Citizenship and the Creative Arts – Drama, Photography, Art, Music)
Margi joined the Governing Board in 2010. Margi was Head of 6th Form at St George’s College and a physicist of many years teaching experience. Margi previously worked for the Civil Service as a Scientific Officer. She has also been an ISI School Inspector.

Mark McCartney (Trust Governor and Link Governor for Pupil Premium)
Mark joined the Governing Board in July 2017. He is a Chartered Engineer and works as a Project Manager for an Engineering and Technical Services Company.

Michelle Prentice (Headteacher)
Michelle has previously held leadership roles in two London schools and one in Brighton and Hove. Throughout her teaching career, she has been committed to ensuring the highest standards of teaching, safeguarding, child protection, pastoral care and SEND provision in her leadership roles.

Emma Redfern (Parent Governor and Link Governor for English)
Emma Joined the Governing Board in January 2020 and has a daughter at the school. She is an HR Professional working in Social Care, with a keen interest in employee relations and opportunities for all.

Louise Warren (Trust Governor and Link Governor for Science)
Louise joined the Governing Board in September 2021. She works in early phase drug development for a Pharmaceutical Company.

Aysha Wilson (Trust Governor and Link Governor for PE)
Aysha joined the Governing Board in April 2022. She is an HR professional within the technology sector and a recent graduate from the University of Kent, with a degree in Biology. Aysha decided to become a Governor, as she was committed to ensuring young people have the quality of education, together with the support to thrive and build confidence.

Bonnie Wong (Trust Governor and Link Governor for Design and Technology, Food and Child Development)Bonnie joined the Governing Board in September 2022. She is a qualified accountant experienced in management and project finance, mainly in multinational organisations. 

She is very interested in how schooling and education shapes young peoples’ growth and development, drawing upon her education overseas as well as being a mother to 2 young children.

James Woods (Staff Governor)
James joined the Governing Board in May 2022 as a Staff Governor. James has been an English teacher at Sunbury Manor since 2006 and is an experienced Head of Year. He was brought up locally and is proud to serve his local community.

 

Governor Information Table 2021/22

 

NAME OF GOVERNOR AND CHAIR/VICE CHAIR (WHERE APPROPRIATE)

 

 

CATEGORY OF GOVERNOR AND CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE 2021 - 22

 

FULL GOVERNING BOARD AND FORUM MEETINGS ATTENDANCE 2021 -22

David EVANS

  • Chair of the Governing Board
  • Member of the Academy Trust*
  • Chair of the Resources (and Audit) Committee

Trust Governor

01.06.21 - 31.05.25

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 3/3

Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee: 3/3

Pay Committee: 1/1

 

Attended: 4/4

AGM: 1/1

Forum sessions: 4/4

Margaret LAMEY

  • Vice Chair of the Governing Board
  • Member of the Academy Trust*
  • Chair of the Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee

 

Trust Governor

01.08.18 - 31.07.24 (extended term for succession planning purposes)

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 3/3

Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee: 3/3

Pay Review Panel: 0/0

Attended: 4/4

AGM:1/1

Forum sessions: 4/4

Brikitta BATTEN

 

 

Staff Governor

(Maternity Leave – May 2022)

Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee: 1/3

Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee: 2/3

 

Attended: 2/3

Forum sessions: 2/3

Sarmila BHAL

  • Member of the Academy Trust*

 

Parent Governor

22.01.20 - 21.01.24

Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee: 3/3

Attended: 4/4

AGM: 0/1

Forum sessions: 3/4

Christopher BURCH

  • Member of the Academy Trust

 

  • Vice Chair of the Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee

 

Trust Governor

17.09.19 - 16.09.23

 

Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee: 3/3

Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee: 3/3

Pay Review Panel: 0/0

 

Attended: 4/4

AGM: 1/1

Forum sessions: 4/4

Joshua BURKMAR

  • Member of the Academy Trust*

Trust Governor

31.03.21 - 28.02.25

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 3/3

 

Attended: 4/4

AGM:1/1

Forum sessions: 3/4

Jo Cloake

  • Member of the Academy Trust*
  • Chair of the Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee

 

 

Trust Appointed

09.07.19 - 08.07.23

Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee: 3/3

Attended: 4/4

AGM:1/1

Forum sessions: 3/4

Allan COTTLE

 

 

 

Staff Governor

18.05.18 - 17.05.22

 

End of Term 17.05.22

 

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 2/2

Attended: 3/3

Forum sessions: 3/3

Jayne FENTON-HALL

 

 

Staff Governor

25.09.19 – 24.09.23

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 3/3

Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee: 3/3

 

Attended: 4/4

Forum session: 4/4

Sandra FLINT

  • Member of the Academy Trust
  • Vice Chair of the Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee

 

Trust Governor

19.04.18 - 18.04.22

 

End of Term 18.04.22

 

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 3/3

Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee: 1/2

 

Attended: 4/4

AGM:1/1

Forum sessions: 1/3

Emily FLIPPANCE (BENWELL)

  • Member of the Academy Trust

 

Parent Governor

12.02.19 - 31.12.22

 

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 1/3

Attended: 1/4

AGM:1/1

Forum sessions: 1/4

Laura GLOVER

  • Member of the Academy Trust*

 

Trust Governor

22.09.20 - 21.09.24

 

Resigned 31.08.22

 

Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee: 2/3

Attended: 3/4

AGM: 1/1

Forum sessions: 1/4

Tobi MAYOMI

 

 

 

Associate Governor

01.02.21 – 31.12.22

 

Resigned 08.03.22

 

 

Attended: 0/2

Forum sessions: 0/2

 

Mark MCCARTNEY

  • Member of the Academy Trust

 

Trust Governor

11.07.21 - 31.08.23

 

Student Welfare, Safeguarding and community Committee: 3/3

Pay Committee: 1/1

 

Attended: 4/4

AGM:1/1

Forum sessions: 2/4

Virginia PIPE

  • Member of the Academy Trust

 

 

 

AGM: 1/1

Michelle PRENTICE

 

 

 

Headteacher

Ex Officio

 

Appointed 01.09.21

 

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 3/3

Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee: 0/3

Student Welfare, Safeguarding and Community Committee: 3/3

Attended: 4/4

Forum sessions: 4/4

 

Emma REDFERN

  • Member of the Academy Trust*

Parent Governor

22.01.20 - 21.01.24

 

Resources (and Audit) Committee: 1/3

Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee: 3/3

Pay Committee: 1/1

 

Attended: 4/4

AGM:1/1

Forum sessions: 4/4

Louise WARREN

  • Member of the Academy Trust*

 

Trust Governor

01.09.21 – 31.08.25

 

Self-Evaluation and Improvement Committee: 3/3

Attended: 4/4

AGM:1/1

Forum: 4/4

Aysha WILSON

 

 

 

Associate Governor 01.01.22 – 18.04.22

 

Trust Governor

19.04.22 – 18.04.26

 

Attended: 1/1

Forum: 1/1

 

Attended: 2/2

Forum: 1/1

 

James WOODS

 

 

 

Staff Governor

18.05.22 – 17.05.26

 

Attended: 1/1

Forum: 1/1

*Ceased to be a Member of the Academy Trust on 31.12.21

 

Governor Business Interests 2022-23

Governor/SLT

Name of Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date Interest Commenced

Brikitta Batten

Staff Governor

(Maternity Leave)

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Teacher

September 2011

Emily Benwell

Member

*Parent Governor

Benwell Communications Ltd

Telecommunications Consultancy

Owner/Employee

*Resigned as a Parent Governor- September 2022

Sarmila Bhal

Parent Governor

Aknails

Town Farm Primary School

Iver Heath Junior School

Queensmead Secondary School

Beauty

School


School


School

Business Owner

Governor


Chair of Governors


Governor

2013

2017


2018


2021

Chris Burch

Member

*Trust Appointed Governor (resigned 31.08.22)

Associate Governor

None

None

None

N/A

*Resigned as Trust Governor 31.08.22

Josh Burkmar

Trust Appointed Governor

 

HFMC Wealth

Financial Services

Employee

August 2020

Lisa Cannon

Staff Governor (Temporary appointment 2022 – 23)

Sunbury Manor School

Education - HR

Employee

September 2011

Joanna Cloake

Trust Appointed Governor

Ofsted

School Inspectorate

Employee

March 2017

Allan Cottle

Deputy Headteacher

*Staff Governor

Sunbury Manor School

 

Education 

 

Senior Leadership Team - Deputy Headteacher

 

September 1998

*End of Staff Governor Term of Office May 2022

 

David Evans

Chair and Trust Appointed Governor

Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre

 

Detention Centre

 

 

Member of Independent Monitoring Board

 

 

May 2013

 

 

Gareth Eynon

Assistant Headteacher

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Senior Leadership Team - Assistant Headteacher

September 1998

Jayne Fenton – Hall

Staff Governor

 

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Employee

September 2012

Sandra Flint

Member

*Trust Appointed Governor

Sunbury Manufacturing Company Ltd

Sunbury Manor School

Metal Work

 

Education

Employee and Spouse of Managing Director

Grandparent

*End of Trustee Term of Office April 2022

Laura Glover

Trust Appointed Governor

 

PWC LLP

Financial Services

Employee

*Resigned August 2022

Michael Hayter

Associate Governor

Chertsey High School

Education

Head of Performing Arts and Extended Leadership Team member

September 2019

Charlotte Johnston

Assistant Headteacher

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Senior Leadership Team - Assistant Headteacher

 

September 2018

 

Sam Keefe

Finance Manager

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Employee – Finance Manager

September 2018

Margi Lamey

Vice Chair and Trust Appointed Governor

None

None

None

N/A

Tobi Mayomi

*Associate Governor

 

Cognizant

Management Consultancy

Employee

*Resigned March 2022

Mark McCartney

Member

Trust Appointed Governor

Wood PLC

Engineering Services

Employee

2010

Michael Neal

Assistant Headteacher

 

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Senior Leadership Team – Assistant Headteacher

September 2018

Virginia Pipe

Member

None

None

None

N/A

Michelle Prentice

Headteacher

 

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Senior Leadership Team - Headteacher

September 2021

Emma Redfern

Parent Governor

Surrey Choices LATCo (Surrey CC)

Social Care

Employee

April 2018

Joanne Tweed

Deputy Headteacher

 

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Senior Leadership Team- Deputy Headteacher

September 2004

Louise Warren

Trust Appointed Governor

 

Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust

Research and Development

Employee

September 2022

Aysha Wilson

Trust Appointed Governor

 

Meta Platforms Inc

Social Media

Employee

May 2022

Bonnie Wong

Trust Appointed Governor

None

None

None

N/A

Michaela Wood

Deputy Headteacher

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Deputy Headteacher

 

January 2001

James Woods

Staff Governor

Sunbury Manor School

Education

Employee

September 2006