Governors


On behalf of the Governors of Portal House: Welcome. 

Every school in the UK has a school governing body. This is a group of elected volunteers who are interested in supporting pupil development and achievement and supporting the school staff.

Governors have a legal duty to give oversight to the management of a school to ensure that high standards of learning, safety and wellbeing, both of pupils and staff, are kept and that improvement and excellence are always in focus. Governors undertake their responsibilities by requiring schools to be accountable for their practices and outcomes. They are both supportive to school leaders and provide thoughtful challenges around possible areas for improvement.

At Portal House School the Governing team is focused on the pupils the school serves. All Portal House pupils deserve the best chances and preparation for their adult life through being offered a robust learning environment that fosters their capabilities to reflect, communicate and to learn.  Portal House pupils have their own special needs and we think of them as special young people who can all achieve if we all work together in their best interests. We each bring our professional and life skills to our Governance duties and are pleased to serve the school.

Specifically we:

  • Use a combination of reports, visits, data analysis and other activities and information to monitor the progress of the school.
  • Contribute to and review the school development plan and use this document as one of the key resources for setting priorities and monitoring school development.
  • Develop and review a range of written policies and procedures to address both statutory requirements and local priorities.

If you have any questions please do contact us at the school address.

The Governing Team

Please click Governor Membership - 2018 to download a copy of the Governors List

Governors Area

Governors Information and Duties

Governing Body Membership – Total 10

Full nameRoleDate of Appointed as a GovernorCurrent term of officeType of GovernorBusiness and financial interestsAny material interests arising from relationshipsGovernance roles in other ed. establishmentsAttendance at meetings 2017/2018
Mr. Philip Rankin

Chair

Agenda setting

H.T. support

H.T. Performance Management

16/05/14

16/05/18 –

15/05/22

Co-opted

Governor

nonenonenone5/6 meetings
Mrs. Tricia Sherling

Vice Chair

Effectiveness

Impact of Gov. Body

Numeracy, pupil progress data

05/10/15

03/10/15 –

02/10/19

Local Authority

Governor

nonenoneTrustee of Whinless Down5/6 meetings
Mr. Terry Porter

Safeguarding

E-Safety

H.T. Performance Management

10/03/11

06/03/17 –

05/03/21

Co-opted

Governor

nonenoneChair Sandwich Sch.3/6 meetings
Mrs. Sally Waite

Special Needs

Literacy

Data and pupil progress

17/03/16

17/03/16 –

16/03/20

Co-opted

Governor

nonenonenone6/6 meetings
Mr. Simon Barnes

Health & Safety

Income generation

01/02/18

01/02/18 –

31/01/22

Co-opted

Governor

nonenonenone3/4 meetings
Mr. Mike Reeves

Finance

Pupil Premium

H.T. Performance Management

05/02/15

05/02/15 –

04/02/19

Co-opted Governornonenonenone3/6 meetings
Mrs. Rosemary Bradley

Leadership of School

Redevelopment of school site

-n/aHeadteachernoneYes, husband is a member of staffnone6/6 meetings
Mr. Daniel Rhodes

Training

New build

Numeracy

23/11/12

02/01/16 –

31/08/18

Staff Governornonenonenone3/6 meetings
Mrs. Teresa WhitehouseStaff and pupil welfare12/10/17

12/10/17 –

11/10/21

Parent Governornonenonenone5/5 meetings
Miss. Janice ShalesLearning environment12/10/17

12/10/17 –

11/10/21

Associate membernonenonenone4/5 meetings
  Vacancy Parent Governor    

Mr. Frank Richards

Clerk to the Governorsn/an/an/anonenonenonen/a