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Governor Information

Federation Chair and Vice Chair
Wayne Wills
Chair of Federation (EYFS Governor)
Caroline Allen
Vice Chair of Federation (Safeguarding Governor)
Message from the Chair:


Lightyear Federation, established July 2022, combining our schools with similar great aspirations for our children with Caring, Dreaming, Thinking bigger as our combined culture.

  • Caring - Our 100% commitment is to our children and every aspect of their growth and wellbeing.  Our nurture ethos centres on all the needs of our children.
  • Dreaming - Our federation strives to provide aspirational environments to enable and nurture our children to engage and learn in as many directions as their imaginations may wander.
  • Thinking Bigger - School life should evolve and develop to expand the experiences available to our children at all times.  We strive to improve, grow and create better and bigger environments and experiences for our children through continued collaboration between schools, stakeholders, parents, children and our communities.

Welcome to our governing body.
Welcome to our schools.

Wayne Wills, Chair 

Lightyear Federation Governors

NB. All Governors, including Associate Members, have full voting rights to committees or panels they have been appointed.

Sam Adam
Finance and Resources Governor
Leke Babalola
Resources, Sports Premium, Pupil Premium and Equality Governor
Boualem Bouderba
Health and Safety Governor
Sue Butterworth
Reading Governor
Tamsin Crook
Leadership Culture Governor
Helen D'Cruz
Inclusion and Equality Governor
Lucy Docherty
Staff Governor: Greatstone Primary School
Maria Gayler
Parent Governor
Evren Gursoy
Opal and Behaviour for Learning Governor
Kelly Horsburgh
Glynn Hukins
Writing Governor
Stevie Jones
Stakeholder Voice Governor
Wendy May
Phil Morgan - John
Rachel Pickering
Parent Governor, Curriculum Governor
Nicki Pittam
Staff Governor: Repton Manor Primary School
Matt Rawling
Federation Governor (Executive Headteacher)
Ursula Wooding
Clerk to Governors
Lightyear Federation Governing Body

 

Chair: Wayne Wills


The Governing Body of a school or federation is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil progress and achievement.


Its duties include:

  • Setting strategic direction, policies, ethos, vision and objectives.

  • Approving the school budget and reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives as set out in the school improvement plan.

  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Executive Headteacher and Heads of School, holding the senior leaders to account for the education of our learners.

Repton Manor Primary School belongs to the Lightyear Federation.  Our Governing Body is dedicated to working in partnership with the management of the school and the local community in order to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education and that the school always strives for continued progress in all areas for all children and groups of children.

The Governing Body strongly promotes the schools nurturing ethos towards learning but also its dynamic attitude towards community inclusion, children’s wellbeing, nurture and involvement with helping our children to learn, have fun learning and improve social and physical awareness. Nurture is a major element in the schools ethos with a strong belief that our children will have a balanced education across all their needs.

The Lightyear Federation Governing body have the following responsibilities: Responsible for monitoring pupils and groups progress and achievement, against the School Improvement plan and national targets as well as understanding the needs of the children within the school and ensuring the school meets those educational needs as best as it can.  The Governing Body monitor and agree the school 3-year budget annually, ensuring spending complies with national and local requirements. They benchmark spending to ensure best value as well as spending in line with school improvement plan targets.  They monitor the staffing structure and ensure efficient and well managed personnel to maximise school results with well-established wellbeing of the staff maintained.

 

Governor attendance in school

Our Lightyear Federation Governors meet regularly to discuss the strategic direction of the federation.  The Executive Headteacher and the Heads of Schools report to Governors on the Curriculum, Finance, Health and Safety, Premises and Staffing matters to be challenged, discussed and reviewed.


Governor Attendance Table

 

In addition to meetings, the Governors visit the school to:

  • Take part in training.

  • Observe and meet with curriculum leaders, pupils and staff.

  • Carry out health and safety inspections.

  • Confirm the implementation of school policies.

  • Become acquainted with the school.

  • Monitor attendance, child protection and school financial procedures.

  • Meet local residents, community groups and parent forums.

  • Take part in school events and support the school, staff and volunteers.

  • Engage in Learning Walks during the school day to monitor the School Improvement Plan.

  • Visit the school, talk to parents, staff and discus/investigate our ethos statement to ensure it still represents the school.

  • Visit the school, talk to parents, staff and discuss/investigate our commitment to British Values and how the school curriculum and ethos represents this.

Members of The Lightyear Federation Governing Body

Name

Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Roles

Sam Adam

Co-opted Governor

05/07/22

04/07/26

Finance / Resources Governor

Caroline Allen

Co-opted Governor

 05/07/22

04/07/26 

Vice Chair of Lightyear Federation

Safeguarding Governor

Leke Babalola

Co-opted Governor

 05/07/22

04/07/26 

Resources, Sports Premium, Pupil Premium and Equality Governor

Boualem Bouderba

Co-opted Governor

 05/07/22

 04/07/26

Health and Safety Governor

Sue Butterworth

Co-opted Governor

 05/07/22 

  04/07/26

Reading Governor

Tamsin Crook

Co-opted Governor

05/07/22

04/07/26

Leadership Culture Governor

Helen D'Cruz

Partnership Governor

25/01/23

24/01/27

Inclusion and Equality Governor

Lucy Docherty

Co-opted Governor

13/07/22

12/07/26

Staff Governor: Greatstone Primary School

Maria Galyer

Parent Governor

17/10/22

16/10/26

 

Evren Gursoy

Co-opted Governor

05/07/22

04/07/26

Opal and Behaviour for Learning Governor

Kelly Horsburgh

Co-opted Governor

05/07/22

04/07/26

 

Glynn Hukins

Co-opted Governor

05/07/22

04/07/26

Writing Governor

Stevie Jones

Co-opted Governor

25/01/23

24/01/27

Stakeholder Voice Governor

David Lea

Partnership Governor

10/01/23

09/01/27

Safeguarding, Curriculum and Maths Governor

Wendy May

Co-opted Governor

05/07/22

04/07/26

 

Phil Morgan-John

Co-opted Governor

05/07/22

04/07/26

 

Lauren Page

Associate Governor: Repton Manor Primary School

21/09/22

20/09/26

 

Rachel Pickering

Parent Governor

17/10/22

16/10/26

Curriculum Governor

Nicki Pittam

Staff Governor

12/07/22

11/07/26

Staff Governor: Repton Manor Primary School

Matthew Rawling

Executive Headteacher

   

 

Wayne Wills

Co-opted Governor

05/07/22

04/07/26

Chair of Lightyear Federation

EYFS Governor

Ursula Wooding

Clerk to Governors

   

 

 

Governor Declarations of Business Interests

 

Governor

Entity

Nature

Other Information

Dates

Sam Adam

Sam Adam Accountancy Services

Accountant

Accountant (Chartered Management)

Present

Sam Adam

Marsh Workwear

Workwear Supplier

Supplier to Greatstone Nursery

Present

Sue Butterworth

Aquila Multi Academy Trust

Trustee on board

Kent based MAT

1st Apr 2021 to present

Helen D'Cruz

Son

Employee

Teacher at Greatstone Primary School

25th Jan 2023 to 31st Aug 2023

Kelly Horsburgh

NAHT

 

Employee

 

I am a Regional officer for national association of head teachers trade union

Present

Glynn Hukins

St. Peter's CE Primary School

LA Governor

Chair

15th Oct 2013 to present

Glynn Hukins

Kent

Local Lead Governor

 

10th Jan 2021 to present