Governors

Governors are at the heart of our school leadership.

Their responsibilities include:

  • The performance of the school
  • the future development of the school
  • Managing the school budget.
  • Appointing staff
  • The school's provision for pupils

How do they do this?

The Governors carry out their responsibilities through; full Governing Body Meetings, Governor Leadership Group Meetings and Monitoring visits to school. The Governing  Body completed a full reconstitution process in 1415 and again in Jan 17. The Full Governing Body meet  a minimum of four times a year. Governors focus their work through two strands. .

Structure and Remit

1.Pupil Outcomes Group 

This group meets half termly and has leadership responsibility for

  • Pupil attainment and achievement
  • Data Analysis which focusses on pupil outcomes
  • Pupil premium
  • SEND
  • Sports premium

 2.Business Group

This group currently meets termly and has leadership responsibility for

  • Health and safety and associated policies
  • Safeguarding and associated policies, safeguarding audit, single central record
  • HR including safer recruitment
  • School Site
  • Finance
  • Website Compliance

Being a Governors is very rewarding:

  • Making a positive difference to how well the school operates.
  • Seeing how your efforts help raise standard and achievement
  • Helping the school to be a bigger part of our community
  • Learning  new skills, enhance your cv and realise your potential
  • Having  an impact on children's lives

Training and support

There is  support for Governors, new and experienced. There is full induction process, including meeting the Head and having a tour of the school. If you wish another member of the Governing Body will act as your mentor. Training can be accessed through a range of providers including our Teaching School Alliance (HART) and the County Council. Fees are paid by the school. Courses can encourage your development as a Governor. Attendance at forums are useful for increasing your knowledge in specific areas and networking with other local Governors.

There are several different types of Governors who together make up a broad and balanced Governing Body.

Co-opted Governors 

Co-opted Governors are invited to join by the Governors. Co-opted Governors are usually a member of the local community and may well have been involved in business locally or bring some additional expertise to the Governors. They serve a 4 year membership.

  • Miss Amanda Palfreman ( Co Chair) - from 7 Jul 15 until 7 Jul 19 - School Business Group, Safeguarding Governor
  • Mr Matt Sugden (Co Chair) from 31 Jan 16 until 31 Jan 20 - Chair of School Business Group
  • Mr Dale Barton** - from 7 Jul 15 until 7 Jul 19- School Business Group
  • Rev Simone Bennett - from 11 Jan 17 until 11 Jan 21 - Pupil Outcomes Group, School Improvement Lead
  • Vancancy 

Local Authority Governors

The LA appoints these Governors, sometimes due to political representation, although anyone can apply to the LA to become an LA Governor. LA Governors serve a 4 year membership.

  • Mrs Jacky Dickinson (Vice Chair) -  from 31 Aug 17 until 31 Aug 21 - Pupil Outcomes Group, SEND and Inclusion Lead

Staff Governors

Staff and teacher Governors  are elected by and represent the support & teaching staff of the school and serve a 4 year membership

  • Mr David Horton  from 3 Dec 14 until 3 Dec 18 - Pupil Outcomes Group

Headteacher Governor

The Headteacher is a Governor whilst in service at the school.

  • Mrs Fiona Beetles

Parent Governors 

Parent Governors will have a child at school and are elected by parents. They then serve  a 4 year membership, even if their child leaves. Parent Governors are on the Governing Body to represent their own  view as a parent as opposed to being a conduit for the views of other parents.

  • Dr  Janet Wordley - from 31 Jan 16 until 31 Jan 20 - Chair of Pupil Outcomes Group
  • Mrs Jill  Taylor from 24 Nov 17 until 24 Nov 21 - Pupil Outcomes Group
  • Miss Keira Burns from 24 Nov 17 until 24 Nov 21 - School Business Group 

Clerk to the Governors

  •  Mr Chris Davey

Relevant Business and Pecuniary interests of governors.

Mr Dale Barton        - Health and Safety Advisor for NYCC

                               - Parent Governor at Glusburn Primary School

Rev Simone Bennett - Deputy Director of Education,  Diocese of Leeds

No Governor is related to any member of school staff