The Governing Body

What does the Governing Body do?

The Governing Body works as a team and is at the heart of how the school operates. It is responsible for monitoring that the school provides a good quality education and is continually raising educational standards. The Governing Body also encourages and supports effective ways of teaching and learning when reviewing the school aims and policies. This is done together with the head teacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

In addition to the Governing Body’s main role of helping raise pupils’ standards of achievement, we also:

– support the school in its strategic direction
– are accountable for monitoring the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
– monitor that a balanced and broad curriculum is taught
– review how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
– monitor that the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs
– oversee the implementation of policies on a wide range of school issues and monitor their effectiveness
– act as a ‘critical friend’, supporting and constructively challenging senior management by gathering views, asking questions and discussing what’s best for the school

Who is the Governing Body?

The current Governing Body is made up as follows:

Tina Futcher-Smith, Chair of Governors
Emily Codling, Headteacher
Joyce Munro, Staff
Mark Houston, Community

To contact the chair of governors please use the following address;

Tina Futcher-Smith
Chair of Governors
Eden Park High School
C/O The Ravensbourne School
Hayes Lane
Bromley
KENT
BR2 9EH

Or you can email chair@edenparkhigh.info or call 0203 948 3864.

The governing body will be meeting at The Ravensbourne School at 6pm on the following dates during the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

29th Nov 2017

17th Jan 2018

14th March 2018

23rd May 2018

11th July 2018

School Governors

Attendance: 1 out of 1 meetings

Term of office: 1st September 2017 - 31st August 2021

Tina went to a comprehensive school, and was a career Civil Servant until November 2013. During her career she completed a degree in Business Management. She set up the work experience programme at the local county court when she worked there, as well as the outreach programme, visiting schools and talking about careers as well as mock interview days and building self-esteem. She is also a qualified Business Skills Trainer. She currently works 4 days a week for a consultancy company in Beckenham.

Tina is an experienced governor having spent approx 15 years as a governor at The Ravensbourne where she was on a variety of committees, at one stage she was the Chair of Finance and had a special responsibility for curriculum and was the link governor. She is experienced as a member of both pupil exclusion panels and complaints panels, having chaired a number of these too. For the last year Tina has been chair of governors at one of the trusts primary schools – Mottingham Primary.

Tina is looking forward to building a highly effective governing body, with the right skill set for Eden Park High.
Attendance: 1 out of 1 meetings

Term of office: 1st September 2017 - 31st August 2021

Emily has worked in the Borough of Bromley for 13 years. She began her career at Langley Park School for Boys and moved to The Ravensbourne School to be Head of Department for Geography. Over the past 10 years she has worked in several different roles at The Ravensbourne and is now Headteacher for Eden Park High School.

Having studied for her Geography BSc degree at the University of Southampton, she went on to work in the finance industry in London City before embarking on a year abroad to work in Brazil. Always wanting to work with children, she decided upon a career change and returned to England to complete her PGCE for Secondary Education at Goldsmiths University and her MA in Leadership in Education. Emily continues to work with all the schools within the E21C Trust and is fully committed to making Eden Park High School a happy and successful school where children can thrive.
Attendance: 1 out of 1 meetings

Term of office: 1st September 2017 - 31st August 2021

Joyce is Head of Mathematics at The Ravensbourne School.

Joyce started her teaching career in Further Education teaching basic numeracy and literacy skills to adults. She then decided she wanted to teach mathematics at secondary school level and went on to obtain a degree in Pure Mathematics from Queen Mary University of London.

Joyce is keen to prepare students for future careers and continue to raise their aspirations by leading the promotion of the role of mathematics in student’s daily lives, community practices and cultural backgrounds.
Attendance: 1 out of 1 meetings

Term of office: 1st September 2017 - 31st August 2021

Mark has been employed in the hospitality sector for over 15 years, specialising in recruitment, sales and account management. Experienced in working with a range of business partners and professionals, he is well placed to bring his skills and points of view to the education sector. Being a father himself he has seen his son rise through the years in primary school and understands the challenges today’s young people face both within school and as they enter the world of work. Locally educated and a lifelong member of Beckenham Rugby Club, he understands the local community. He looks forward to working with the local governing body and has a passion to ensure Eden Park High School provides an outstanding educational provision to its students.

To contact the Director for SEN across the school trust please use the following contact details;

Rosemary Judah
Director for SEN
Eden Park High School
C/O The Ravensbourne School
Hayes Lane
Bromley
KENT
BR2 9EH

To contact the Director for Safeguard/Prevent across the school trust please use the following contact details;

Ann Dempsey
Director for Safeguarding/Prevent
Eden Park High School
C/O The Ravensbourne School
Hayes Lane
Bromley
KENT
BR2 9EH

To view the full Governing Policy open the link below
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