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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section!

On behalf of the Governors, a very warm welcome to our school web site and our Governors’ page.  Our aim is to provide a safe, caring and inspiring environment where children are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential.  We are very proud of our school and feel privileged to support Mrs Clarke and the staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children. Together we work hard to ensure that we provide the best possible education for all our pupils. 
On this page you will find information about:

  1. the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Governors,
  2. governance at Greenleas,
  3. how to become a school governor, and
  4. a list of Governors’ Details and Register of Interests.
If you have any suggestions or queries, or would like to enquire about being a Governor at Greenleas School please leave a message, with your contact details, with the school office.  
The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Board
Governing boards are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school, helping to set the school’s aims and values.  In all types of schools, governing boards should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
These functions are reflected in regulations for maintained schools that came into force in November 2015 and in the criteria Ofsted inspectors use to judge the effectiveness of governance in both maintained schools and academies. (
Governing boards have a vital role to play in driving up school and pupil performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education.  They also make decisions on matters such as performance targets, school policies, and the school’s development plan.  They oversee the use of the school’s budget, and have responsibility to obtain value for money for that budget, and are responsible for the appointment of the head teacher.  In addition, governors monitor, support and challenge the head teacher and staff on how well those policies and targets are followed through.  They do this by visiting the school, getting to know its strengths and weaknesses, and asking useful questions that foster an ethos of continuous improvement. 
Governance at Greenleas

Greenleas School is fortunate in having a dedicated, committed and talented Governing Board who bring a wealth of experience with which to support the school.  Many have worked with Greenleas for a number of years, supporting us through huge changes, both in terms of the expansion of the school and the changing educational landscape. 
Greenleas Board of Governors is currently constituted of 17 members. The Board operates under the leadership of a chair, vice-chairs for both sites and with the help of a professional clerk. The FGB meets five times a year and operates with three committees:
  1. .  All governor appointments are subject to an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    If you have a concern that touches on the day-to-day life of the school, or an issue that is affecting your child, please read our 'Who to Contact' list on the Key Information page

    Should you wish to contact the Governors you may write to them via the school office email: or contact the Clerk to the Governing Board, Carolyn Choudhry  email
    Governance Arrangements 2016-17
    Information updated December 2016
    Chair of Governors Emily Jayne Wilding
    Joint Vice Chair of Governors Steven Naylor and Sarah Powell
    Chair of Resources Committee Christopher James Rhodes
    Chair of Standards and Inclusion Committee Emily Jane Wilding
    Clerk to the Governing Board Carolyn Choudhry
    Committee membership
    Resources Committee Standards and Inclusion Committee
    Karen Brown Karen Brown
    Rebecca Mary Clarke Rebecca Mary Clarke
    Andrew Leslie Cursons Lynn Day
    David Hopkin Claire Long
    Sarah Powell Steven Naylor
    Christopher Rhodes Emily Jayne Wilding
    Emily Jayne Wilding  
    Headteacher Appraisal Pay Committee
    Steven Naylor Karen Brown
    Christopher James Rhodes Emily Jayne Wilding
    Vacancy Timothy Hodey
      Appeal Panels
      Selected as required
    Links - area of responsibility Governor
    Safeguarding Emily Jayne Wilding/ Amanda Jane Wallace
    Health and Safety Andrew Leslie Cursons
    Raising the profile of governors Clare Sealey
    School/governor relationship Emily Jayne Wilding
    Governors’ Details and Register of Interests
    Information updated December 2016
      Governor’s full name Date of appointment Date stepped down Term of office Appointed by Relevant business/
    pecuniary interests
    Governance roles in other institutions Interests arising from relationships between governors and school staff Attendance record 2015-16 including committees
    Karen Brown 30.07.2013 4 years board Milton Keynes College, employee Board of Linslade Academy Trust, secretary   9/10
      Rebecca Mary Clarke ex officio n/a n/a       13/13
      Andrew Leslie Cursons 02.09.2013 4 years board Employee, IBM     5/6
      Lynn Day 17.07.2014 4 years board       7/10
      Tracey Gilson



    4 years parents       3/4
    Timothy Hodey 02.09.2013
    4 years board       8/12
    David Hopkin
    02.09.2013 4 years board       6/10
    Susan Hester Howley MBE 01.09.2013
    4 years board   - Chair of Governors Fairfield Park Lower School
    - Governor, Van Dyke Upper School
    - Associate, Linslade Academy (ceased 21.10.2015)
    Daughter an employee of School 9/10
      Whitney Linder-Claridge

    02.09.2013 30.11.2016

    4 years board       9/9
    Awaiting photo Claire Long 21.01.2016 4 years board       0/3
      Henry Massey 01.01.2016
    4 years parents       2/4
      Steven Naylor 02.09.2013 4 years board       7/9
    Awaiting photo Sarah Powell 17.07.2014 4 years board       3/9
    Christopher James Rhodes 18.04.2016 4 years board       4/4
    Clare Sealey 30.09.2014 4 years board       4/6
      Nicholas Stafford 30.11.2016 4 years parents Pearson publishing (family member)      
      Amanda Jane Wallace 14.11.2014 4 years staff       5/6
       Emily Jayne Wilding 25.06.2014 4 years board       10/10
    Associate member (no voting rights)
      Mark Sweeney 30.09.2015 2 years board       1/6
    Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and our Governors’ page. We hope it gives you a taste of what we do and why we do it.


In This Section...

Governor Application Pack

How to Become a Governor at Greenleas A good school governor is someone who is passionate about children’s education, is open to ideas, likes wo...

The Role Of the Governor

The Department of Education have issued a booklet outlining the responsibilities of the Governing Body. This can be viewed by clicking onto this page....

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Terms of Reference Standards and Inclusion

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Terms of Reference Resources

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Governors details and interests from Sep 2015

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Register of Interests Sep2015

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Governors report 2015 final

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Instrument of Govenment

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Governor Report Summer 2014

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Governor's Report 2013

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Governors' Report 2011-12

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Governors' Report 2010-11

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