Governors

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March 2017

Name Governor Category & term of office Curriculum Link Declaration of Business Interest Relationship to staff or governors
Bernard Leeden
Chair of governors
Local AuthoritySpring 2021
Janice DonoghueVice Chair of govs FoundationSpring 2021 SEND
Rev. Adam ClaytonEx-officio FoundationSpring 2021 RE/Worship & PSHE
Rev. Linda CoxEx-officio FoundationSpring 2021 RE/Worship & PSHE
Michelle Hillidge FoundationSpring 2021
Oliver Jones FoundationAutumn 2022
David Appleyard FoundationSpring 2021 EYFS
Dave Roach FoundationSpring 2021 Safeguarding & LAC Provides unpaid safeguarding, CP, Prevent  CPD to staff
Vacancy Foundation
Kerry Goddard Staff Sister to Myddle office administrator
Julie Westwood Parent English
Robert Paul Parent Maths
Co-opted
Clare WilliamsEx-officio Executive headteacher Husband web designer for school website

Rev. Adam Clayton also sits on the Governing Body of Newhampton Federation.

Rev Linda Cox also sits on the Governing Body of Weston Lullingfields Primary School.

Pupil Support Committee:

Chair:       Dave Roach

Clerk:    Janice Donoghue

Clare Williams

Julie Westwood

Michelle Hillidge

 

Sub-Committees

Pupil Discipline, Complaints, Admissions

Chair

Clerk

Finance, Resources, H&S and Premises Committee:

Chair: Robert Paul

Clerk:    vacancy

Bernard Leeden

David Appleyard

Clare Williams

Kerry Goddard

Lorraine Knight, School Business Manager (no voting rights)

Sub-Committees

Staff Discipline/Dismissal, Salaries, Performance Management and Employment, Extended Schools Issues

Chair

Clerk

Standards & Curriculum Committee:

Chair:    Adam Clayton

Clerk:    Julie Westwood

Kerry Goddard

Michelle Hillidge

Clare Williams

Linda Cox

 

Sub-Committees

Appeals (inc Staff Discipline/Dismissal and Pupil Discipline)

Chair

Clerk

Meeting Attendance

A record of our Governors attendance at our various meetings can be found on the the following page:

Governor Record of Attendance

The school is legally required to have a board of Governors to work as a corporate body within a clear framework to set the future direction of the school. In our school this board is made up of the Headteacher, teaching assistants, the vicar, foundation members (people nominated by the Church), parents (nominated by other parents) and a Local Education Authority Governor.

The Governors are ‘critical friends’ to the school, they are involved in the self evaluation and school development which Ofsted will use in their findings, so they have both a strategic and accountable role in managing the school. They help support the Headteacher in the leadership of the school to help raise and maintain standards.

Meetings are held throughout the school year with one main meeting a term where all Governors are expected to attend and these are clerked by a member of Shropshire Council. There are also sub-committees covering all issues surrounding school life, these also help to update policies. The purpose of the of the Governing Body is to help the school provide the best possible education by setting values, visions and aims; monitoring and evaluating pupil’s progress; ensuring that the school is accountable to children, parents, the Church, the local community, it’s staff and those who fund and maintain it.

The Chair of Governors meets with the Headteacher most weeks to discuss school issues or items raised in committee meetings.

Link governors are partnered with a member of school teaching staff with whom they meet annually to discuss progress in each subject area. Governors with responsibility for safeguarding, child protection, LAC,  finance, SEND meet termly.

All policies are available for parents to read and these are kept in the school office. Parent can approach Governors to discuss things to find out how things, within school, work, however they do not get involved in disputes that need to be dealt with by school.

The governors have adopted a code of conduct which sets out the purpose of the governing body and describes the appropriate relationship between individual governors, the whole governing body and the leadership team of the school.

Governors code-of-conduct-2016