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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: .  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 2017-18
Information updated September 2017
Chair of Governors Emily Jayne Wilding
Joint Vice Chair of Governors Nick Stafford and Sarah Powell
Chair of Resources Committee Christopher James Rhodes
Chair of Standards and Inclusion Committee TBC
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 Gemma Grossman
Christopher Rhodes Emily Jayne Wilding
Emily Jayne Wilding Mary Boddily
Alexia Moyle  
Nick Stafford  
Headteacher Appraisal Pay Committee
Lynn Day Karen Brown
Christopher James Rhodes Emily Jayne Wilding
Emily Wilding Chris Rhodes
  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/Nick Stafford
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 Secretary to board of Trustees Linslade Academy Trust. Trustee 1st Linslade Scouts Spouse painter and decorater Head of Governance Milton Keynes College, None 14/7
  Rebecca Mary Clarke ex officio n/a n/a None None None 17/17
  Andrew Leslie Cursons 02.09.2013 4 years board Employee, IBM None None 11/12
  Lynn Day 17.07.2014 4 years board None None None 5/11
  Tracey Gilson 01.01.2016
4 years parents       N/A
Whitney Linder-Claridge 02.09.2013 30.11.2016 4 years board       N/A
David Hopkin
02.09.2013 4 years board None   Daughter a teaching assistant in school 5/12
Awaiting photo Claire Long 21.01.2016 4 years board None None None 5/11
  Steven Naylor 02.09.2013
4 years board       9/11
Awaiting photo Sarah Powell 17.07.2014 4 years board None None None 4/12 (due to maternity leave & other board matters)
Christopher James Rhodes 18.04.2016 4 years board  
Clare Sealey 30.09.2014 4 years board None None None 5/6
  Nicholas Stafford 30.11.2016 4 years parents Pearson publishing (family member)     9/9
  Amanda Jane Wallace 14.11.2014 4 years staff None None None 4/6
   Emily Jayne Wilding 25.06.2014 4 years board None  
12/1 committee attendance when available)
5.06.2017 4 years parents None None None 1/1
Associate member (no voting rights)
  Mark Sweeney 30.09.2015
2 years board        


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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