Governance

1. Introduction and Overview

What do governors do?

The governing body works with the headteacher and the staff at the school to make sure the school provides good quality education for all its pupils, and constantly strives to improve. Governors don’t need specialist skills, just an ability to listen, think through new ideas, and decide what’s best for the school as part of a team. They need to set high expectations and ask challenging questions, but are not expected to make day to day decisions about how the school is run. That’s the job of the headteacher and senior staff.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

In addition to ensuring that the school carries out its statutory responsibilities, the three key roles of a governing body are to:

  • provide strategic direction for the school;
  • monitor the performance of the school and constantly look to raise standards;
  • ensure sound financial management and accountability.

This means that as a governor, you will be involved in:

  • Deciding how the budget should be spent and ensuring good value for money
  • Making sure the curriculum provides for and challenges all pupils
  • Making sure the school buildings are welcoming, safe and well used
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s values, aims and policies
  • Appointing the Head and Deputy Head and assisting the Head in appointing other staff
  • Reviewing the performance of the Headteacher annually, and setting targets for the following year

The Sub Committees

There are full Governing Body meetings each term. Much of the work however is carried out in sub committees.


2. Current Governing Body Information

 Governor Appointment Information    

Register of Interest

  

Governor Full Name Date of Appointment Term of Office (years) Appointing / Elective Body Relevant Business / Pecuniary Interests  Other Educational Establishments Governed Material Relationships (with staff or governors) 

Rosanna McGladdery (Chair)

31/08/15  4 Foundation –   
Rosanna McGladdery (Vice Chair)  31/08/15 Foundation –  – 
Winefride Claber  01/09/15 Foundation –  – 
Mr P Dawson  26/04/16 Foundation –  Husband of Mohsna Dawson
Angela Whitworth 10/02/17 Foundation –  – 
Peter Patterson  01/09/15 Foundation –  – 
Sara Tattersall  31/08/15 Parent  –  –  – 
Sarah Bradbury    Deputy Headteacher –  – 
Cathryn Ball    LA  –  – 
Mohsna Dawson   Associate Member  –  Wife of Paul Dawson
Chris Hanson    1 Executive Headteacher      
Helen Williamson   1 Head of School      

3. Governing Board Sub-Committees Information 2016-2017

  • Curriculum and Pupils:
Mrs R McGladdery RE, Numeracy, Year 5, Year 6
Miss M Meehan Literacy, Year 2
Councillor C Ball Year 3, Year 4
Miss R McGladdery ICT, SEN, EYFS
Mrs S Tattersall Year 1
  • Disciplinary: Miss S Bradbury, Miss R McGladdery, Miss M Meehan
  • Disciplinary Appeals:  Councillor C Ball, Mr P Patterson
  • Eco Governor: Mrs R McGladdery
  • Finance / Premises: Miss S Bradbury, Mrs L Galbraith, Mrs B Meehan, Mr P Patterson
  • Health and Safety: Mrs L Galbraith
  • Human Resources: Mrs L Galbraith, Miss R McGladdery, Mrs B Meehan, Miss M Meehan
  • Headteacher’s Performance Management Objectives: Mrs R McGladdery, Miss M Meehan
  • Link Governor: Miss R McGladdery
  • Safeguarding: Miss S Bradbury
  • Significant Change: Miss R McGladdery, Miss M Meehan, Mrs S Tattersall
  • Significant Change Appeals: Councillor C Ball, Mr P Patterson

4. Governors who positions expired or who left during 2016-2017

Governor Appointment Information

Register of Interest

Governor Full Name

Date of Appointment

Date Ceased Office

Appointing / Elective Body

Relevant Business / Pecuniary Interests

Other Educational Establishments Governed

Material Relationships (with staff or governors)

 Lynn Galbraith  12/3/2010  13th October 2016        
Gillian Trippier 12/3/2010 May 27th October        
Maureen Taylor 1st September 2011 August 31st 2016        

5. Governing Board Attendance Record

 Governor Full Name     Meetings (Y if attended)

 

  

  Standards  Curriculum and Pupils  Human Resources  Full Governing Body  Finance and Premises  
  12th Jan 2017  19th Jan 2017  23rd Jan 2017  31st Jan 2017  17th Jan 2017  
Rosanna McGladdery (Chair)             
Margaret Meehan             
Winefride Claber             
Mr P Dawson             
Chris Hanson            
Peter Patterson             
Sara Tattersall             
Sarah Bradbury             
Cathryn Ball             
Helen Williamson            
Angela Whitworth