Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.We have also provided an Annual Governance Statement at the end of this page. This details work we have undertaken as a Governing Body this year and our priorities for next year.
Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and the Self Evaluation Summary (SES). The SIP sets out a strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SES sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.
Our legal duties include:-
setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
approving the school budget
reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher
The Governing Body meets at least once every term. We also have committees or working groups to look at particular issues (Resource management, teaching and learning etc.).
There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Co-opted governors, the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.
|Governor Type||Resources Committee||School Governance Reconstitution Sept 2015||Business or Pecuniary Interest||Attendance at Meetings 2015-2016||
Attendance at Meetings
|Start Date||End Date|
|Joanne Mappin||Staff||Yes||1 Sep 11||-||No||100%||100%|
|Tina Barnes||Staff||No||1 Sep 2015||31 Aug 2019||No||80%||100%|
|Andrew Crowther ,Vice Chair||Authority||Yes||19 Mar 14||18 Mar 18||No||71%||80%|
|Matthew Broughton , Chair||Co-opted||Yes||1 Sep 15||31 Aug 19||No||86%||60%|
|Andrew Lawton||Co-opted||Yes||1 Sep 15||31 Aug 19||No||86%||60%|
|Jason Crabb **||Parent||No||2 Jun 14||1 Jun 18||No||71%||-|
|Fiona McDermott||Parent||No||10 Jul 14||9 Jul 18||No||80%||
|Jayne Yeadon *||Parent||Yes||1 Sep 15||31 Aug 19||No||86%||-|
|John Fisher||Parent||No||22 Jan 16||21 Jan 20||No||100%||100%|
18 Nov 16
|* Resigned at the end of Five Years of Service|
|** Resigned at the end of Two Years of Service|