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The Governing Board

The Governing Board

What we do

 

The role of the Governing Board is not to manage the school on a day-to-day basis – that responsibility belongs with the Head Teacher. The Governing Board take a more strategic view. There are 3 main areas we focus on: -

 

1)    The strategy, mission, vision and ethos of the school

2)    The educational performance of the school and also the performance management of staff

3)    The financial performance of the school and ensuring the money is well spent

 

To do this we set up a strategic framework for the school, setting its aims and objectives, setting policies and targets for achieving the objectives, reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress. We work closely with the Head Teacher, providing advice and support, but also constructive challenge to the school as necessary.

 

Composition of the Governing Board

 

The composition of the governing body is as follows: -

 

a. two parent governors

b. one LA governor
c. one staff governor

d. one headteacher

e. three co-opted governors

f.  two partnership governors

 

Committee Structures and Responsibilities

 

We have 3 permanent committees, Finance and Resources chaired by Mr Gary Cook, Strategy and Achievement chaired by Mr Andrew Hoggard and Pay chaired by Mr Andrew Hoggard.

 

The main responsibilities of the Finance and Resources Committee are to monitor expenditure against budget plans, monitor and approve the use of income from the sale of assets, determine staff complement and staff structure of the school and to appoint staff on the leadership spine.

 

The main responsibilities of the Strategy and Achievement Committee are to monitor standards and quality of teaching, monitor the progress and attainment of pupils against set targets, ensure the clarity of the school vision, mission and values and monitor the implementation of the national curriculum.

 

The main responsibilities of the Pay Committee are to consider and approve the headteacher's recommendations for the pay of senior management team and other staff and ensure that the school pay and appraisal policy has been robustly applied.

 

Meeting Schedules

 

We have a Full Governing Board meeting every half term, so 6 in the full academic year. Both the Finance and Resource and Strategy and Achievement committees meet once every full term, so 3 in the full academic year. The Pay committee meets twice in the academic year.  In addition to these scheduled committee meetings we also have ad-hoc meetings should the need arise. 

 

Details of the Current Members of the Governing board

Governor’s name and category of governor Date of appointment Term of office Roles and Committee Membership Appointment (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)
Mrs Denise Pilkington, Head 1.9.2004 Ongoing, whilst in post as headteacher Member of Strategy and Achievement, Finance and Resources, Pay Ex-officio Staff governor (headteacher) 
Mrs Tracey Harlin, Staff Governor 15.9.2016 4 years Member of Strategy and Achievement Elected by staff 

Mr Gary Cook,

LA Governor

31.10.2016 4 years

Vice Chair of the Governing Board, Chair of Finance and Resources, Member of Pay

Appointed by the governing body, nominated by the local authority

Mr Brian Brewster,

Partnership Governor

 

1.6.2015 4 years

 

Member of Strategy and Achievement, Finance and Resources 

Appointed by the governing body

Mr Nicholas Johnson

Partnership Governor

1.6.2015 4 years

Chair of the Governing Board

Member of Strategy and Achievement, Finance and Resources, and Pay.

Appointed by the governing body

Miss Kirsty John,

Co-opted Governor

1.6.2015 4 years Member of Finance and Resources Appointed by the governing body

Mrs Rosalind Broker,

Parent Governor

24.9.2015 4 years Member of Strategy and Achievement Elected by parents at the school

Mr Gregor Rauch ,

Parent Governor

24.9.2015 4 years Member of Strategy and Achievement Elected by parents at the school

Mrs Helen Bray-Howarth

Co-opted Member

12.11.2017 4 years Member of Strategy and Achievement Appointed by the governing body

Mr Andrew Hoggard

Co-opted Governor

12.11.2015 4 years Member of Finance and Resources, Chair of Pay Appointed by the governing body

Governors that served in the 2018-19 academic year but are no longer members of the governing body

       

 

       

 

 
Governor’s name and category of governor Relevant business and pecuniary interests  Governance roles in other educational institutions Relationships between other governors or school staff 

Full Governing Board Meetings - Attendance record

Rolling Year up to end summer term 2018

 

Committee Meetings -Attendance record 

Rolling Year up to end summer term 2018

Mrs Denise Pilkington, Head None None None 7 from 7 8 from 8
Mrs Tracey Harlin, Staff Governor None None None 6 from 7 3 from 3

Mr Gary Cook,

LA Governor

None None None 7 from 7 5 from 5

Mr Brian Brewster,

Foundation Governor

None None None 6 from 7 6 from 6

Mr Nicholas Johnson

Foundation Governor

None None None 7 from 7 5 from 8

Miss Kirsty John,

Co-opted Governor

None None None 4 from 7 0 from 3

Mrs Rosalind Broker,

Parent Governor

None None None 5 from 7 2 from 3

Mr Gregor Rauch,

Parent Governor

None None None 7 from 7 2 from 3

Mrs Helen Bray-Howarth

Co-opted Governor

None None None 5 from 7 2 from 3

Mr Andrew Hoggard

Co-opted Governor

None None None 6 from 7 6 from 7
Governors that served in the 2017-18 academic year but are no longer members of the governing board          

 

         

 

         

 

Documents include:  

The Governors' Code of Conduct

Governors Newsletters

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