The Lady Amélie Jakobovits Campus

Governors

The board of governors comprises professionals from many walks of life.

They bring their expertise and talents from successful careers and a wide range of communal work to the mission of governance at Menorah High School (MHS). They protect the Jewish status of the school, ensure there is clarity of ethos, vision and strategic direction, oversee the school's financial operations and hold the head teacher to account for the performance of the school.

Committees

Much of the work of the board is delegated to a number of committees:

  • Pupil Education (both Kodesh and Chol)
  • Pupil Welfare and Safeguarding
  • Finance
  • Premises and Security
  • Admissions
  • Staffing

Our governors are also able to participate, if necessary, in statutory committees to address complaints, grievances and disciplinary issues, and also in the safe recruitment of senior staff. At MHS, the Board believes that a close relationship with staff members supports and enhances the quality of governance. We believe that these relationships and being in constant contact are just as important, if not more so, than the committee meeting attendances. 

Relationship with the Senior Leadership Team

The Governing body has a close relationship with the Senior Leadership Team.  This enhances strategic planning as well as the Board's ability to fulfil its duty to hold the school to account.

Our Link Governor Programme ensures that governors have direct links with senior members of the school's staff. This fosters a close and collegiate relationship between Board and the Senior Leadership Team and enhances strategic planning and further supports the Board's ability to hold the school to account.

Professional skills

A further benefit is that the school is aware of the professional skills of Board members and is able to draw on the governors as an additional resource such as with legal, financial and HR issues.  We are fortunate that all our governors wish to, and do, give of their time and talent freely and generously.

Statutory responsibilities

The Governors work with us to encompass our statutory responsibilities for health and safety, safeguarding, the pupil premium, SEND, and to support the key priorities of the School Development Plan.

In summary, the Governors are very much a working and involved board.

Governors Information

Name of
Governor
Type of
Governor
Appointing
Body
Term of
Office
Committee
Membership
Relevant 
Business/
Pecuniary 
Interests
Governance Roles 
in other  
Establishments
Attendance
at Board / 2016

Attendance
at Board / Committee
Meetings 
Spring

2017

Mr. B. Adler Parent Governor Elected by Parents  6/6/2016 -  Board of Management of a local Synagogue 2 1
Mr. D. Binstock Foundation Governing Body 12/3/2016 - 

Security Chair,

Finance

Works at Cohen Arnold

Trustee and Treasurer of PaL Charitable Trust,

Security Chair of Local Synagogue

1 2
Cllr. A. Finn Local Authority Governor Governing Body 25/7/2016 -  N/A 1 2
Mr. A. Heller  Parent Governor Elected by Parents   6/6/2016 -  N/A 2 1
Mr I. Hilton Foundation Governing Body 12/3/2016 -  Finance Chair,
Staffing Chair
N/A 1 2
Rabbi Z. Jacobson Foundation governor Governing Body 12/3/2016 -  Education Chair,
Jewish Studies Chair,
Special Educational Needs
N/A 2 2
Dr. D.  Landau Trustee Governing Body 12/3/2016 -  Chair of Governors,
Safeguarding Governor,
Admissions Co-chair
N/A Member of Kings College London School Governors Forum,
Former Governor of Menorah Grammar School
2 2
Mr. M. Morris  Trustee Governing Body  12/3/2016 -  Premises Chair,
Finance,
Health and Safety,
Security
N/A Founding Trustee and Chairman of Work Avenue,
(Business and Employment Centre),
Trustee of SEED (Adult Education Programme),
Trustee of Investream Charitable Trust
2 2
Mrs. E. Nassim Staff Governor Elected by Staff 06/06/2016 -  N/A 2 2
Mr. D. Neufeld Foundation Governor Governing Body  12/3/2016 -  Admissions Joint  Chair N/A 2 2
Mr. B. Rabinowitz Trustee Governing Body 12/3/2016 -  Vice Chair of Governors,
Health and Safety,
Premises,
Special Educational Needs
N/A Founder of Tuffkid Integrated Special needs Nursery,
Former Governor of Kisharon Special School,
Former Governor of Menorah Grammar
School
1 2

Attendance Record at Full Governing Body Meetings

Name

12.03.16

25.07.16

23.11.16

21.02.17

12.07.17

25.11.17

10.03.18

17.07.18

20.10.18

Mr B Adler

 

Present

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mr D Binstock

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies 

Present

Present

 Present

Cllr A Finn

 

Present

Present

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies 

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Mr A Heller

 

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Apologies 

Apologies

Apologies

 Apologies

Mr I Hilton

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Rabbi Z Jacobson

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Dr D Landau (Chair)

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mr M Morris

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies 

Present

Present

Apologies

Mrs E Nassim

 

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mr D Neufeld

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mr B Rabinowitz

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present