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.
- 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
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 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
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 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
Rev Simone Bennett Deputy Director of Education, Diocese of Leeds
No Governor is related to any member of school staff