The Local Governing Board


Welcome to The Deanes Governing Board.Deanes 33

Our membership includes parents, staff and professionals selected to bring their expertise and experience to the team.  Together we form the strategic leadership of the school, working in partnership with our Senior Leadership Team.  We set the vision of iMatter because we believe everyone has a part to play in making The Deanes a success and as a team, each individual matters.

Dr. John Revill, Chair of Governors

What do Governors do?

A school’s governing body is a group of volunteers whose main responsibility is to determine the aims and conduct of their school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Individual governors bring their own experience and expertise to the group

The governing body holds the school to account for the quality, standard and effectiveness of the teaching and learning and is accountable to Challenger Multi Academy Trust, the parents of the pupils and to the wider community. In practice, the governing body works with the headteacher to determine how the school should develop to ensure continued improvement, and with the head and staff agrees plans, policies, targets and procedures that work towards that development. The governing body is also responsible for evaluating the progress of the school, making sure that effective monitoring is taking place and making strategic decisions on the basis of this evaluation.

The Local Governing Board's key responsibilities are set out in the Accountability Matrix and the Scheme of Delegation.

  


THE DEANES LOCAL GOVERNING BOard - SEPTEMBER 2020

 

Co-opted governors:

These are appointed by the Local Governing Board.

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Dr. John Revill, Chair of Governors
Joined July 2015, current term expires July 2023.      
Governor for SEN

'“I have over 25 years of experience within the educations sector, 22 of those years within Essex. I have taught on a wide range of curricula including HE; A levels and Vocational courses at Levels 1 - 5. My specialist curriculum area is Chemistry, but I was also fortunate to have spent some time working on particle accelerators both in the UK and Germany (Berlin).  I am passionate about education and ensuring that all young people are given every opportunity to succeed and become the best they can be. I believe education is about listening to the aspirations of the learners and equipping them with the skills to meet those aspirations. I am currently the Vice Principal of Seevic College, responsible for Partnerships; Business Planning and Funding.

I am the proud father of three children, my eldest went to The Deanes School and is now studying Chemistry at the University of Kent, my daughter is in Year 11 and currently preparing for her GCSE’s and my youngest son is at Glenwood Special Education School in Benfleet.  As well as being the Chair of The Deanes Academy Local Governing Body, I am also a Member of the SEAX Trust in Essex and sit on the Governing body of Glenwood Special School. In my spare time I also run a local Cub Scout Group.'   

Mrs Gillian BaynesMrs Gill Baynes
Joined July 2011, current term expires September 2023.
Governor for Safeguarding and Attendance

'I am currently a Co-opted governor and was previously a Parent governor at The Deanes for 4 years.  I am married with 3 children, all of whom attended this school.   My business background is in pensions law and administration and I have worked in this industry for over 30 years.  I am a Professional Trustee and have a Pensions Actuarial and Administration business based in Leigh on Sea'. 

Deanes040216 2Mr David Coaker
Joined December 2011, current term expires September 2023
Governor for Health & Safety

'I have one child currently at The Deanes and one who left in 2015.  Being a governor can be challenging but very rewarding as you help inform strategic decisions to achieve the school's targets and goals  Over the last 7 years my knowledge of school life has increased immensely!  I am responsible for monitoring the Maths and English faculties.

 

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 Mr Paul Harrod
Joined November 2015, current term expires November 2023.  
Governor for Looked After Children

'I am the proud dad to 4 wonderful children, ranging from age 6 to 26.  I have been involved at every level of their education and currently have 2 children at The Deanes.   I have been a governor at Thundersley Primary School since December 2009 and Chair of Governors since July 2011.  In addition to my role as a Business Analyst for a large global company, I enjoy helping to improve things for the  children of our community.  I am also one half of 'Clips & Pieces' who help DAFFS raise money for The Deanes by running quiz nights.' 


Mrs Sandra Johnson

Joined January 2019, current term expires January 2023

Mr Chris Jones
Joined January 2019, current term expires January 2023 

staff Governor:

Mrs Z Harrision

Joined February 2020.

parent governor:

A Parent governor is elected by parents/ carers of the school.

4Mr S Hamme
Joined April 2018, current term expires April 2022

I have a child who attends The Deanes and work as a Sports Coach for the School Sports Partnership.
I became a Parent Governor as I am committed to ensuring all children should be given the best chance to succeed in education and sport.

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Joined October 2015, current term expires October 2023
Vice Chair & Governor for Curriculum


'I became a Parent governor as I am driven to improving on the foundations established within the school and community for the benefit of all our children.  I am married with 4 children and have lived in Thundersley for over 10 years, having moved from Rayleigh.  I work in IT for a large financial institution and have an interest in IT applications and software.  My hobbies include photography and motorsports, especially those on 2 wheels'.

Headteacher:

A Headteacher is a member of the governing board by virtue of office.

Deanes040216 6Mr D McKeown
Joined the Local Governing Body March 2015.  Attends all Local Governing Body meetings and committees.

 

 

 

clerk to governors:

 Mrs T Cope

 

Governor Register of Interests JANUARY 2019

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest including other school/ academy governor/ trustee roles & personal interest.

Mr D McKeown
Spouse, Staff member

Mr J Revill
Vice Principal, SEEVIC College
Member, SEAX Trust
Governor, Glenwood School

Mr P Harrod
Trustee, ROBUS Multi Academy Trust, 
Chair of Governors, Thundersley Primary School

Mr S English
Governor, Thundersley Primary School

Mr S Hamme
Employee, The Deanes Sports Centre
 Mr D Coaker
None declared
Mrs G Baynes
None Declared

 Mrs S Johnson
Education Consultant
Trustee, Benfleet Schools Trust
Member, Brentwood County High Progress Board
Trustee, Harlow Safer Places
 Mr C Jones
Education Consultant
Chief Executive, CJ Learning Ltd and CJ Learning Technologies Ltd
Director, South Essex Academies Trust


   


   

 

Governor Attendance 2020-2021

 
09/09/2020
20/10/2020
17/11/2020
John Revill
Present Apologies Accepted Present
Gill Baynes
Present Present Apologies Accepted
Dave Coaker
Present Present Present
Simon English
Present Present Present
Steve Hamme
     
Zoe Harrison
Present Present Present
Paul Harrod
Present Present Present
Sandra Johnston
Present Present Present
Chris Jones
Present Present Present
Desi McKeown
Present Present Present

 

Governor Attendance 2019-2020

 
10/09/2019
05/11/2019
27/02/2020
29/05/2020
11/06/2020
John Revill

Present

Apologies Accepted

Present

Present

Present

Gill Baynes

Present

Apologies Accepted

Present

Present

Present

Dave Coaker

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Simon English

Present

Present

Present

Apologies Accepted

Present

Steve Hamme

Present

Apologies Accepted

Apologies Accepted

Zoe Harrison

N/A

N/A

Present

Present

Present

Paul Harrod
Present Present Present   Present
Sandra Johnston
Apologies Accepted Present Apologies Accepted Present Present
Chris Jones
Present Apologies Accepted Present Apologies Accepted Present
Desi McKeown
Present Present Present Present Present

 

Governor Attendance 2017-18