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BOARD OF GOVERNORS/DIRECTORS

As Board of Governors/Directors of The Gateway Primary Academy Trust we have 3 main priorities:

l  To set the strategic direction for the Academy and monitor its progress

l To hold the senior leaders of the Academy to account for the educational performance of the  school

l To ensure the financial health and probity of the Academy and achieve value for money at all times

 

Directors are appointed for a 4 year term of office.  They work collectively as a team to ensure the Academy achieves its aims of delivering an outstanding education for all its pupils.

 

Our Directors are:

Director

Category

Date of Appointment

Key Responsibility

Gerard Hennessy

Community

1/2/14

Chair

Staffing

Finance Committee

Performance Management

Gaynor Oakes

Parent

1/2/14

Vice-Chair

Performance Management

Curriculum

Early Years

Heather Overton

Staff

1/2/14

Headteacher

Jamiel Cassem

Staff

1/2/14

 

 

Richard Leachman

Parent

23/2/15

Premises

Health and Safety

PE and Sport

Charlotte Warner

Staff

13/6/17

 

Sally Nefzaoui

Parent

12/10/17

Finance

Mark Leveson

Community

12/10/17

SMSC,

SEN

Harry Johnson

Community

12/10/17

Safeguarding

Debbie Lewis

Clerk to Governors

1/2/14

 

 

Meet our Governors

Gerard Hennessy

I am a learning and development specialist by profession with over 40 years experience of working in the public sector and I am an experienced school governor.  I was previously on the governing body between 2002-2008 when all three of my children attended The Gateway.  I have a lifelong interest in children's development and believe that a top class primary school education is essential if our children are to achieve their full potential.  As Chair of the governing body my objective is quite simple - to help The Gateway become an outstanding school, and continue its work of providing our children with the best possible start in life.

Gaynor Oakes

I am a mum to 3 children my eldest child is in Secondary School and my middle son is currently in is in Swans class.  I have assisted with school trips and helped with the Parents and Friends Association fund raising events.  I joined the Governing body at The Gateway Primary in 2012 whilst my eldest son was at the school.  I wanted the opportunity to contribute to the schools success, ensuring that it continues to grow and improve with the best opportunities for our children.  I currently work in Early Years Education and I enjoy being part of such a pro-active team of Governors.

Richard Leachman

My background is in Theatre and Broadcast Operations and Engineering which goes hand in hand with my passion for technology and gadgets. I have three children in the school and so wanted to take an active role in helping develop the environment they are educated in. With my career I am used to dealing with technology, project management and Health and Safety. I enjoy the balance of looking at where the school is today and how we can move strategically forward towards an outstanding result in the future.

 

Mark Leveson

I work as the CEO of a charity that works in schools mainly in the London Borough of Bexley delivering a range of projects and lessons in RE, SMSC and working to support children and young people in a variety of circumstances.  Previously, I was the minister of a church in the Dartford area for a number of years.  My 3 children all attended Gateway and I was part of the Governing Body when they were going through the school.  It is a privilege to be involved in the school again and to see the passion and determination to do the best for all children that runs through the school.

 

Register of business interests

Governor Newsletter - December 2017

Travel Plan 2017

Parent Survey Results 2016

Financial Statement - 31st August 2017

Financial Statement - 31st August 2016

Governor Newsletter - December 2016

Governor's Newsletter - July 2016

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