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Governors

What are governors?

The governors are collectively responsible for promoting well-being, high standards and the best quality education within the school. They are elected or appointed for a four year term of office. 

 

The governors establish school strategic policy relating to curriculum, staffing, buildings, finance, resources and the community. These policies are determined in consultation with the Headteacher, who has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school. A key to all the roles, and which governor has that responsibility, is set out in the table below

 

Governors' meetings are held every half term, the minutes of which are available in the school foyer, as well as being on this site (see below).

 

Finally, the governors’ termly newsletter, The Core, is sent home with the children in their book bags, and again is available via this site. This is issued termly, and over the year it deals with key issues that have been addressed, including an assessment of the impact of the governing body on the school.

Who are the current governors?

The Governing Body is made up of the people set out in the table below, with their responsibilities. Also included is the Register of Governors’ Interests and governors' attendance at meetings, in accordance with legal requirements.

All governors can be contacted through the school office

 

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

Committee

membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

Attendance at meetings

2016-2017

Register of interests

 

 

 

 

Start

End

 

 

 

FGB

comms

 

Louise Blacker

Parent

parents

6/12/16

07.12.20

Learning & Curriculum

 

 

4/4

3/3

NIL Return

Helen Capstick

Parent

parents

07.03.16

06.03.20

Learning & Curriculum

 

 

2/6

1/6

NIL Return

Michelle Kowalczyk

Co-opted

School Staff

04.02.16

03.02.20

Learning & Curriculum

 

 

3/6

5/6

Employed at School

Dave O’Reilly

Co-opted

GB

06.07.09

03.02.19

Resources

Pay & Performance

Health & Safety Audit

 

 

6/6

3/6

NIL Return

Susan Parsons

Co-opted

GB

16.07.13

03.02.19

Learning & Curriculum

Chair of Learning & Curriculum,

Safer Recruitment,

Links governors,

Forum representative

 

3/6

5/6

NIL Return

Julia Pillon

Head Teacher

H/T

n/a

 

Learning and Curriculum, Resources.

Personnel

Pay and Performance

 

 

4/6

4/6 + 4/6

Head Teacher

David Richardson

Co-opted

GB

12.10.10

03.02.19

Personnel,

Pay & Performance

Chair of Pay & Performance

 

4/6

5/6

NIL Return

Tim Rowlandson

Parent

GB

04.03.12

30.11.19

Learning & Curriculum , Resources,

Pay & Performance

Vice Chair,

Safer Recruitment,

Safeguarding

 

2/6

3/6

1/6

NIL Return

Marnie Seymour

Co-opted

GB

14.05.15

13.05.19

Learning & Curriculum

 

 

6/6

4/6

NIL Return

John Spittal

Co-opted

GB

30.0117

31.01.21

Resources

Chair of Personnel

 

4/4

3/3

NIL Return

Debby Tizzard-Bond

Parent

parents

07.03.16

06.03.20

Resources

 

 

6/6

6/6

NIL Return

Graeme Walker

Parent

G/B

06.12.16

07.12.20

Resources

 

 

4/4

3/3

NIL Return

Jane West

Associate

(Deputy Head)

Local Authority

 

 

Learning & Curriculum,

Resources

 

Learning & Curriculum, Resources

5/6

5/6

5/6

Deputy Head

Alison Winnik

LEA

Local County Councillor

07.03.95

03.02.19

Learning & Curriculum,

Pay & Performance

Development &Training,

Special Needs,

Equalities

 

5/6

5/6

NIL Return

Vacancy

2 co-opted

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Franklin

Clerk

GB

01.09.12

 

 

 

n/a

6/6

6/6 + 6/6

Clerk at Wildground School,

Governors who have left in the last 12 months

Michelle Caulton

Parent

parents

26.03.14

25.07.17

Resources

Safer Recruitment,

The Core

 

2/6

4/6

NIL Return

Deb Child

Staff

Staff

04.12.11

08.12.16

Resources

 

 

2/2

2/2

Employed at School

John Holloway

Co-opted

GB

04.04.08

06.10.16

Learning & Curriculum, Personnel

Chair of Governors,

Safer Recruitment

 

1/1

1/1

NIL Return

 

The Core, Orchard Infant School Governing Body Newsletter

Approved Minutes of Last Governor Meeting

Response to Ofsted Report

Constitution Instrument