Our School 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
- Sports premium
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
- 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 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.
- Mr Matt Sugden - term of office: from 11 Jan 2021 until 10 Jan 2025 - Chair of Governors, School Business Group
- Mr Dale Barton - term of office:from 24 Sep 2018 until 23 Sep 2022- School Business Group
- Rev Simone Bennett* - term of office: from 11 Jan 2021 until 10 Jan 2025 - Pupil Outcomes Group, School Improvement Lead
- Mr Stuart Barrick - term of office: from 10 Mar 2020 until 9 Mar 2024
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.
- Mr David Smith - term of office 24 Nov 2020 until 23 Nov 2024 - Pupil Progress Group
Staff and teacher Governors are elected by and represent the support & teaching staff of the school and serve a 4 year membership
- Mrs Mandy Ward term of office: 9 Apr 2019 until 8 Mar 2023 - Governors School Council Lead
The Headteacher is a Governor whilst in service at the school.
- Mrs Fiona Beetles
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 24 Sep 2019 until 23 Sep 2023 - Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Pupil Outcomes Group
- Mrs Jill Taylor from 27 Nov 2017 until 26 Nov 2021 - Pupil Outcomes Group, Safeguarding Governors, SEND Governor
- Ms Keira Burns from 27 Nov 2017 until 26 Nov 2021 - Pupil Outcomes Group
- Mrs Gemma Waddington from 24 Nov 2020 until 23 Nov 2024 - School Business Group
Clerk to the Governors
- Mr Chris Davey
Relevant Business and Pecuniary interests of governors.
- Mr Dale Barton Health and Safety Advisor NYCC
- Rev Simone Bennett Deputy Director of Education, Diocese of Leeds
- Mr Stuart Barrick Related to member of school staff