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There are a maximum of 13 governors on the Governing Body. See below for membership details.

The Governing Body meets once a term and meetings are formally convened and minuted by the Clerk, Ms F Chissim. Governing Body Minutes are available to view on request. Please ask a member of the School Office.

The three core strategic functions of the Governing Body of Governors are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

There are 2 Committees in place to ensure the Governing Body carries out its core functions effectively and efficiently:

Resources Committee (meets termly)

This Committee has been delegated various roles and responsibilities relating to staffing, the budget and premises.

Pupils, Learning and Standards Committee (meets termly)

This Committee has been delegated various roles and responsibilities relating to pupils, teaching and learning and standards.

The Governing Body has Standing Orders and Committee Terms of References in place to ensure it functions well.

The Governing Body has a delegation planner in place for key tasks and for statutory policy reviews. The Finance Policy outlines the key roles of the Governing Body and Resources Committee in relation to financial management.

The Governing Body annually conducts a review of its effectiveness and impact and agreed a formal Code of Conduct on an annual basis.

All Governing Body members have completed Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interest Forms.

All Governing Body members have completed a skills audit.

Governing Body members attend training regularly to ensure they have the necessary skills and information needed to carry out the importance work of school governance. A log of training is recorded in the minutes of termly Board meetings.

Governors also conduct scheduled monitoring visits, which are recorded in the Governing Body minutes each term.

Link Governors

Certain Governors have been assigned a key area of responsibility in terms of holding the school to account for the quality of provision and compliance with statutory requirements. They visit the school and report back to the Governing Body.

Safeguarding – Elaine Norman

SEN and Inclusion – Alan Weinberg

Leadership and Management – Mankamal Singh

Teaching, Learning and Assessment EYFS – Tasveer Singh

Teaching, Learning and Assessment KS1 – Harminder Kaur Dhillon

Attendance – Bal Gill

Chair of local governing body

Name     From To
Mankamal Singh Palray            18/12/2014 18/12/2019



Name From To
Harminder Kaur Dhillon 18/12/2014 18/12/2019
Balbinder Kaur Gill 18/12/2014 18/12/2019
Jasbir Kaur Mahil 18/12/2014 18/12/2019
Elaine Norman 18/12/2014 18/12/2019
Tasveer Singh Palray 18/12/2014 18/12/2019
Chanan Singh Sidhu 18/12/2014 18/12/2019
Alan Edward Weinberg 18/12/2014 18/12/2019
Natasha Boyce 14/12/2017 13/12/2021
Vineeth Narayanan 14/12/2017 13/12/2021
Baljit Bhamra 14/12/2017 13/12/2021
Manmohan Singh 28/11/2017 27/11/2021


Governor Attendance

Schools are obliged to publish details of governor attendance.  Below you will find details of current governors’ attendance at meetings:

Atam Academy – Attendance Record – Main GB

22-9-16  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
15-12-16  Yes  No —– No Yes  No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No  
15-3-17   No Yes —– Yes Yes No Yes  No Yes Yes Yes Yes No  


Atam Academy – Attendance Record – Resources Committee

7-11-16    No Yes Yes Yes Yes No (B Basra and M Kaley were also present)
9-2-17   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No (D Shepherd was also present)
10-5-17                 Awaiting minutes


Atam Academy – Attendance Record – Pupil and Standards Committee


Aut Term

No meeting

8-3-17 Yes  –  Yes  No Yes  Yes  No Yes  (TSP was also present)
24-5-17                  awaiting minutes