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Governors' Information

Our school governing body takes the role of 'critical friend' as it monitors and assesses all the activities of the school pastoral, social, financial and academic.

The Full Governing Body will meet at least once per term with an additional meeting in May to approve the school budget.

Two sub committees of the Governors exist to examine aspects of the school's work in further detail;

the Finance and Personnel Committee and the Curriculum Committee.

Our Governors:

 

Tristan Hughes

 

 
Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Co-Opted

 Chair of Governors

 

Finance / Personnel

Headteacher Appraisal

24.5.21 - 23.5.25NoneNone

Rebecca Bowden

 

 

Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum Committee

 

20.5.2019 - 19.5.2023NoneNone

 

Jayne McLaren

 

 
Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Co-Opted

Safeguarding

Governor

Curriculum Committee

Pay Committee

6.10.19 - 4.10.23NoneNone

 

Janet Monkley

 

 

Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Co-Opted

SEN Governor

Curriculum Committee

14.3.21 - 14.3.25NoneFormer teacher at the school

 

Bill Jones

 

 

 

Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Co-opted

Governor

Finance / Personnel

Committee

Pay Committee

21.10.21 - 20.10.25NoneNone

 

Kevin Manley

 

 

Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Co-Opted

Governor

Finance / Personnel

1.10.19 - 1.10.23NoneNone

Louise  Lunt

 

 
Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Co-Opted

Governor

Finance / Personnel

20.5.19 - 19.5.23NoneNone

 

Richard Thompson   

 

 
Category of Governor Responsibility Committee Membership Term of Office Register of Interests Relationship with school staff?
Headteacher

Governor

Finance / Personnel

Committee

Curriculum Committee

Whilst in post None None
  

 

                                                                               Katy Bradley

 

Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Staff Governor

Governor

Curriculum Committee

1.11.19 - 1.11.23NoneMember of Staff

Andrew Higham

  

 

Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Local Authority

 

 Governors

 

Finance and Personnel

1.4.22 - 1.4.26NoneNone

 

Laura Wade

 

Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Parent 

Governor

Curriculum Committee

1.9.21 - 1.9.25NoneNone

 

 

Category of GovernorResponsibilityCommittee MembershipTerm of OfficeRegister of InterestsRelationship with school staff?
Parent 

Governor

Curriculum Committee

   

Attendance at Meetings 2021-22

Y = Attended

N = Apologies accepted

NA = Apologies not accepted

NS = No apologies sent

Blank = Not required

  

Full Governing Body

1.11.21

Full Governing Body

24.1.22

Finance and Staffing

21.2.22

Curriculum

14.3.22

Full Governing Body

16.5.22

Finance and Staffing

Full Governing Body

4.7.22

Mrs Rebecca BowdenParent GovernorYY YY  
Mrs Katy BradleyStaff GovernorYY YY  
Mrs Louise Burns-LuntCo-opted GovernorYYY Y  
Mr Andrew HighamLocal Authority Governor YY Y  
Mr Tristan HughesCo-opted GovernorYYY Y  
Mr Kevin ManleyCo-opted GovernorYYY Y  
Mrs Jayne McLarenCo-opted GovernorYY YY  
Miss Janet MonkleyCo-opted GovernorYY YY  

Dr Laura

Wade

Parent Governor Y YY  
Mr Richard ThompsonHeadteacherYYYYY  

 

Attendance at Meetings 2020 - 21

 

During this period, additional meetings of the Full Governing Body were held remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on school.

Y = Attended

N = Apologies accepted

 

  Full Governing BodyFull Governing BodyFull Governing BodyFull Governing BodyFull Governing BodyFull Governing BodyFull Governing BodyFull Governing Body 
  14.9.2012.10.209.11.2018.1.218.3.2117.5.2114.6.215.7.21Total
Mrs Rebecca BowdenParent GovernorYYYYYYYY9/9
Mrs Katy BradleyStaff GovernorYYNYYYYY8/9
Mrs Louise Burns LuntCo-opted GovernorYYYYYYNN7/9
Mr John EdwardsCo-opted GovernorYYYYYYYY9/9
Mr David EllisCo-opted GovernorYYYNYNNY6/9
Mr Tristan HughesCo-opted GovernorYNNYYYYN5/9
Mr William JonesCo-opted GovernorYNYYYYYY8/9
Mr Kevin ManleyCo-opted GovernorYYYYYYYY9/9
Mrs Jayne McLarenCo-opted GovernorNNNYYYYY6/9
Miss Janet MonkleyCo-opted GovernorYYNNYNYY6/9
Mr Ed SpencerParent GovernorNYYYYNNN4/9
Mr Richard ThompsonHeadteacherYYYYYYYY9/9

 

Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee Terms of Reference

 

Membership: The voting members of the committee will consist of those Governors who nominate themselves, or are nominated, at the first Governing Body meeting each year. All other governors are invited to attend.

The voting members of this year are as follows:

Richard Thompson, Tristan Hughes, Louise Burns-Lunt, Bill Jones, Kevin Manley

Quorum: The quorum shall be three 'voting' governors.

Meetings: The committee will meet once per term, with additional meetings where necessary as determined by the Chair.

Terms of Reference

1 Annually, in consultation with the Head Teacher, to prepare and recommend a budget to the full governing body for the school for the coming Financial Year.

1a The budget must be completed taking into account input from other committees, School Development Plan, and the level of resourcing made available by outside agencies.

1b The timetable for this to be decided annually by the requisite guidelines laid down by the LA and DfE. 1c To ensure the school operates within the LA ‘Scheme of Delegated Funding’ and ‘Scheme of Funding’.

2 On a termly basis, to carry out regular comparisons of planned and real expenditure levels, and to act accordingly where relevant.

3a To approve, or otherwise, the virement, between budget lines, of amounts over and above the sum of £1500. Amounts of a lower sum to be vired at the discretion of the Headteacher.

3b In cases of emergency sums greater than £2500 may be vired with the agreement of the Chair of Governors and one other member of the Finance Committee. 2

3c To annually review the available balances of the school and to determine the allocation of those funds as required.

3d To review on a termly basis all Standards Fund devolved allocations

4 To examine, and where relevant, make recommendations on any other matter delegated to it by the Full Governing Body.

5 To support and guide the resourcing and actions of other governing body committees:

  i) Curriculum and Staffing

  ii) Pay 6 To determine a policy and agree charges for lettings.

7 To be aware of separate responsibilities of the LA and the governing body with regard to the school building and grounds.

8 To ensure that the LA and school management fulfill their responsibilities to the school building and grounds by regular notification of defects; and regular notifications of failure to remedy defects.

9 Insofar as the Governing Body's responsibilities are concerned, inter alia, to

a Ensure that day-to-day maintenance and cleaning is carried out in a satisfactory manner

b Ensure that preventative maintenance is carried out

c Identify large-scale works which may be required and make provision for their execution on a planned basis. To prioritise this work as necessary.

d To identify desirable improvements to the premises and to seek to have such improvements implemented. 10 To accept the responsibility for, and, to oversee the policy and practice of all Health and Safety matters relating to the school and subject to budgetary and other constraints, seek to ensure that actions arising from these responsibilities be carried out in accordance with best practice and in light of good Health and Safety recommendations.

11 Generally to consider and to have oversight of all matters concerning the management, care, maintenance and improvement of the Building and Grounds of the schools. 12 To review these terms of reference not less frequently than once per annum and, if necessary, to amend in the light of changing circumstances or experience.

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