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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.

 

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Financial Statement - 31st August 2017

Financial Statement - 31st August 2016

Governor Newsletter - December 2016

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