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Governors & Trustees

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the SHSG website.

I am proud of the achievement of SHSG in developing a site which is informative whilst at the same time user-friendly and modern. Its content does, I believe, reflect the ethos of the school in ensuring that all its students are safe, happy and successful.

The school governing body, of which I am privileged to be Chair, recognises the high performance of the school and are fully invested in the goal that students emerge from their education as academically enriched and confident young people, ready and equipped to face the opportunities and challenges of an ever-changing world. At the same time we understand the need to avoid complacency and to ensure that the school continues to meet its objectives (and beyond). An informative, active and agile website can of course help us all in maintaining this direction of travel.

Alan Bacon

Chair of Governors

Governors play an important role in deciding the strategic aims, direction and policies of the school. In addition to attending formal meetings each half term, Governors are also appointed to sit on at least one of four sub-committees with oversight of: personnel matters, school finance, premises / health & safety, or student matters and the curriculum.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor and would like to know more about the role then please either contact an existing Governor, or a member of the senior leadership team at the school.

At Southend High School for Girls Academy Trust all Governors are currently Trustees, and all non staff governors are also Members of the Charity Trust.

For a current list of the school Governors, trustees and members of the charity trust and their business interests please see below:

Mr J Carey1234

Declared business interests: Headteacher at Southend High School for Girls Academy Trust.

  • Appointed by Governors 01/09/2019
  • Current term of office ends 31/08/2023.

Mr A Bacon1234

Declared business interests:  Director of: The Southend Bid Ltd. Just Mediators Ltd. Headway Essex and Marcus Baum Solicitors Ltd.

  • Appointed by Governors 01/01/2018
  • Current term of office ends 24/06/2023

“I have been a Governor of SHSG since 10th September 2015 and Chair since 1st January 2018. I am a retired solicitor and a former director of BTMK Solicitors Ltd. I am also Chair of the Board of Trustees of Headway Essex.”

 

Mr J Perry23

Chair of Premises, Health and Safety Committee.
Vice Chair of Students and Curriculum Committee.

Declared business interests: IT consultant for Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Appointed by Governors 28/01/2020
  • Current term of office ends 27/01/2024

Mrs V Allen 14

Vice Chair of Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.

Declared business interests: Accountant at Deloittes Chartered Accountants.

  • Appointed by Governors 26/03/2019
  • Current term ends 25/03/2023

Miss D Brown14

Vice Chair of Pay & Personnel Committee

Declared business interests: Financial Manager at Transport Salaried Staffs Association.

  • Appointed by Governors 23/06/2020
  • Current term of office ends 22/06/2024

Ms H Fernando13

Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Declared business interests:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (7540346)
  • Interim Financial Controller, The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (registered charity no. 250397)
  • The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Rayleigh (registered charity no. 1129561)
  • funding daughter’s place on school trip to the World Choir Games in South Korea (July 2022)
  • Appointed by Governors 28/01/2020
  • Current term ends 27/01/2024

Dr J A Ladner24

Chair of Student Matters and Curriculum Committee

Declared business interests: Daughter is a teacher at the school.

  • Appointed by Governors 7/09/2021
  • Current term ends 06/09/2025

Mrs A Leman2

Declared business interests: Assistant Headteacher at Southend High School for Girls Academy Trust.

Husband is a Deputy Headteacher at the school.

  • Appointed by Governors 30/11/2021
  • Current term ends 29/11/2025

Mrs N Slaughter 34

Vice Chair of Premises, Health & Safety Committee

Declared business interests: HR Manager at Ford Motor Company.

  • Appointed by Governors 26/03/2019
  • Current term ends 25/03/2023

Mrs. L. Traynor24

Chair of Pay & Personnel Committee

Declared business interests: Nil. Daughter studies at the school.

  • Appointed by Governors 28/01/2020
  • Current term ends 27/01/2024

“I have been a Governor at SHSG since January 2016 and I am the current Chair of the Pay and Personnel Committee. I have a background in Financial Services and Education. I am an ex pupil and currently have two daughters attending the school.”

Mrs K Withers

Declared business interests:

  • Appointed by Governors 25/01/2022
  • Current term ends 24/01/2026

Ms V Casson 2

  • Appointed by staff 29/06/2021
  • current term of office ends 28/06/2025

Mr T Myers 23

Declared business interests: none.

  • Appointed by Parents 17/05/2020
  • Current term of office ends 18/05/2024

Mrs D Tapp 12

Declared business interests: none.

  • Appointed by Parents 17/05/2020
  • Current term of office ends 18/05/2024

As a parent of a daughter at SHSG and a son at WHSB, I was elected parent governor in 2020.

Currently a home maker and volunteer at the local foodbank, I previously worked in an investment bank for over 10 years, I also ran my own small business for 8 years and I was the treasury of the parent association of a local primary school for over 5 years.

I took this role because as an Ex- pupil I wanted to contribute to the school’s continued improvement and development and to ensure the best interests of all students are being met.

1 member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee
2 member of the Students and Curriculum Committee
3 member of the Premises and Health & Safety Committee
4 member of the Pay & Personnel Committee

2020 - 2021

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