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Governors

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.  They meet once a term as a full governing body and twice a term in their working party groups.

 

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of 11 members:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 6 co-opted governors
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one and its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

School Governors are:
•    Parents
•    Teachers at the school
•    Non-teaching staff
•    Local council representatives
•    County Council representatives
•    Community representatives, businessmen and businesswomen

Parent Governors:
•    Have a child at the school
•    Are elected by the parents of the children in the school
•    Serve, as do other governors, for four years

Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the governing body but speak and act as individuals. They have equal status in the work of the governing body and have voting rights.

 

Clerk to the Governors

Our Clerk can be contacted via the school.  Please mark any correspondence for the attention of Mr David Stewart.

 

 

 

Our School Governors

 

Bill Chatt

Chair of Governors – Co-opted

Responsibilities / Committees:  Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee, Health & Safety Link Governor

Date Appointed: September 2018 (re-appointed)

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:  Director of Yorkshire Coast Homes

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: Full Governors 3/4, Resources 3/3, School Improvement Committee 3/5

 

 

 

Cathryn Guest

Vice Chair of Governors – Co-opted

Chair of Resources Committee

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee, SEN and Looked After Children Link Governor, Safeguarding Link Governor

Date Appointed: September 2018 (re-appointed)

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: Full Governors 4/4, Resources 3/3, School Improvement 5/5

 

 

 

Fiona Murray

Parent Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee, Safeguarding Link Governor

Date Appointed:  July 2018

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: Full Governors 1/1

 

 

 

Steven Bairstow

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:  Resources Committee, Health & Safety Link Governor, Pupil Premium Link Governor

Date Appointed: July 2017

Term of Office: 4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: S P Bairstow Landscape Gardening

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: Full Governors 4/4, Resources 3/3

 

 

 

Carole Robertson

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: School Improvement Committee, SEN and Looked After Children Link Governor

Date Appointed: September 2016

Term of Office:  4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:  None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:  None

Meetings attended in previous academic year:  Full Governors 4/4, School Improvement 5/5

 

 

David Blackburn

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources Committee, Health & Safety Link Governor

Date Appointed: September 2016

Term of Office:  4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:  None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:  None

Meetings attended in previous academic year:  Full Governors 2/4, Resources 1/2

 

 

Peter Goodyear

Co-opted Governor

Chair of School Improvement Committee

Responsibilities / Committees: School Improvement Committee, Pupil Premium Link Governor

Date Appointed: September 2015

Term of Office:  4 years

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:  None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:  None

Meetings attended in previous academic year:  Full Governors 4/4, Resources 1/1, School Improvement 5/5

 

 

Mark Rogers

Headteacher

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee

Date Appointed: N/A

Term of Office:  N/A

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:  None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:  None

Meetings attended in previous academic year:  Full Governors 4/4, Resources 3/3, School Improvement 5/5

 

 

Vacancy

Parent Governor

 

 

Vacancy

Local Authority Governor

 

 

Vacancy

Staff Governor

 

 

David Stewart

Clerk to the Governors

 

 

 

Governance Handbook - January 2017 - see pages 40 and 55

 

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