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Governors Team

The Governors at UBHS are a team of highly committed, highly successful, professional, hardworking individuals who care passionately about providing the best educational provision for the young men who attend our school. They are truly committed to effectively educating Tomorrow's Successful Men. The Governors are uncompromising in their pursuit of excellence and they challenge senior leaders and stringently hold them to account on all aspects of school improvement. They were proud to announce that our school was in the Top 100 Most Improved Schools in the UK due to our excellent GCSE results from 2013 onwards. In 2016 we were identified as  Beacon of Success school in the Northern Powerhouse report.  Our school is going from strength to strength every single year.

The Governors are all linked to departments for example English, Maths and Science and key areas of school such as pupil progress, pupil premium, eSafety, safeguarding and SEND. The Governors visit school regularly to meet Middle Leaders, teachers, associate staff and most importantly our learners. These visits enable our Governors to really get to know the school and all members of our learning community, to ensure our standards are high in every area. Governors have a relentless focus on improving standards in our school and they have a deep and accurate understanding of daily life and performance at UBHS.

If you might be interested in joining our dynamic Governing Body and feel you have the right skills, knowledge and attributes to support us on our school improvement journey then please contact Sarah Clyne for further information and details.

Upper Batley High School Governing Body Sub-Committee

Structure and Membership 

Full Governing Body

Chair of Governors – Claire Geisler (Co-opted)

Vice Chair – Alastair Megahy (Co-opted)

Clerk – Wolfgang Schonenberg

Haroon Aswat (Co-opted)

Moosa Gora (Co-opted)

Geoff Alvy (Co-opted)

Jenny Fox (Staff)

Louise Farrar (Staff)

Sam Vickers (Headteacher)

Vacancy – (Parent)

Vacancy – (Parent)

Vacancy – (Co-opted)

Strategy Group

Chair of Strategy Group – Claire Geisler

Vice Chair – Haroon Aswat

Clerk – Wolfgang Schonenberg

Chair of Standards & Curriculum Committee – Jenny Fox

Chair of Resources & Finance – Alastair Megahy

Data Geeks – Moosa Gora, Haroon Aswat, Claire Geisler

Other members - Geoff Alvy and Louise Farrar

Standards & Curriculum Committee

Chair of Standards & Curriculum Committee – Jenny Fox

Vice Chair – Louise Farrar

Clerk – Wolfgang Schonenberg

Haroon Aswat

Moosa Gora

Geoff Alvy

Alastair Megahy

Claire Geisler

Resources & Finance Committee

Chair of Resources & Finance Committee – Alastair Megahy

Vice Chair – Haroon Aswat

Clerk – Wolfgang Schonenberg

Claire Geisler

Geoff Alvy

Vacancy

 

Pupil Discipline Panel

Haroon Aswat

Alastair Megahy

Vacancy

Staff Dismissal Panel

Geoff Alvy

Alastair Megahy

Vacancy

Dismissal Appeals Panel

Moosa Gora

Haroon Aswat

Vacancy

Complaints Panel

Quorum: 3

Governors to be selected as when required

Headteacher Appraisal Panel

Claire Geisler

Alastair Megahy

Geoff Alvy

 Governors  with Specific Responsibilities

Name

 

Specific Responsibility

Claire Geisler

Haroon Aswat

 

Assessment and feedback: in light of the removal of National Curriculum levels and the 1-9 GCSE Grading system

Haroon Aswat

Claire Geisler

Quality of teaching and learning: a focus for any school seeking to improve the attainment and progress of its pupils

Moosa Gora

Claire Geisler

Louise Farrar

 PREVENT:

 

Claire Geisler

 

More Able:

 

Alastair Megahy

Claire Geisler

Jenny Fox

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): to monitor the implementation of policies in line with the new SEND code of practice.

Alastair Megahy

Jenny Fox

Looked After Children (LAC): to monitor the progress of these pupils and the school’s relationship with the virtual school head.

Alastair Megahy

Claire Geisler

Jenny Fox

Child Protection:

 

Alastair Megahy

 

Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged): to monitor the impact of the use of pupil premium funds on the pupils who are eligible.

Correct documentation is published on the schools website

Alastair Megahy

Claire Geisler

Jenny Fox

Safeguarding: to monitor the implementation of policies in line with school’s statutory duty to protect children

 

Alastair Megahy

Claire Geisler

Jenny Fox

Equality Governor:

 

Claire Geisler

Louise Farrar

Sarah Clyne

Health and Safety:

 

Haroon Aswat

Geoff Alvy

Careers education and guidance:

 

Claire Geisler

Sarah Clyne

Governor Training Contact: