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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

A Link Governor Link is a member of the body who is ‘attached’ to a specific area of focus within the school.

Governors play an extremely important role in the following:

  • Developing positive links with staff.
  • Maintain a visible presence in the school during the school day.
  • Fulfil specific roles that a Governing Body should be monitoring; such as
  • Safeguarding and SEN.
  • Oversee and monitor aspects of our whole school strategic development plan.

Link Governors produce termly reports that are presented at the Local Governing Body meetings.

George Lawlor PPG
Most Able Disadvantaged
Charlotte Hacking Curriculum, PSHCE, Extended Learning
Sharon Scott Subject area: Science, Maths
Brian Shek Governor Training
Ebru Niyazi




Who is the Governing Body?

The current Governing Body is made up as follows:

  • Tina Futcher-Smith, Chair of Governors

  • Emily Codling, Head Teacher

  • Jason Collins, Staff Governor

  • George Lawlor, Community Governor

  • Ebru Niyazi, Parent Governor (Vice Chair)

  • Sharon Scott, Community Governor

  • Charlotte Hacking, Community Governor

  • Brian Shek, Commmunity Governor

Minutes of the Governors Meetings 2019/2020


Governors Minutes for the Year 2018/2019

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

Tina Futcher-Smith
Chair of Governors
Eden Park High School
Balmoral Avenue

Or you can email TFutcher-Smith@e21c.co.uk or call 0203 948 3864.


Tina Futcher-Smith - Chair

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

Mark Whitby
Director for SEN
Eden Park High School
Balmoral Avenue

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

Claire Singleton
Director for Safeguarding/Prevent
Eden Park High School
Balmoral Avenue

To view the full scheme of delegation for local governing bodies please click below:

Scheme of Delegation June 2019