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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

2017-2018

Register of Pecunary interests

     

Start

End

     

FGB

comms

 

Louise Blacker

Parent

parents

06.12.16

07.12.20

Learning & Curriculum

Chair of Learning & Curriculum  

4/5

5/5

NIL Return

Ian Briant Co-opted   GB 07.12.17 06.12.21   Resources       3/3 3/3   NIL return

Michelle Kowalczyk

Co-opted

School Staff

04.02.16

03.02.20

Learning & Curriculum

   

3/5

5/5

Employed at School No other interests

  Jim             Lambert Co-opted GB  17.01.18 16.01.22   Learning &       Curriculum     3/3 1/3 NIL Return

Dave O’Reilly

Co-opted

GB

06.07.09

03.02.19

Resources

Personnel

Pay & Performance

Health & Safety Audit

Safer recruitment

 

4/5

5/6

NIL Return

Susan Parsons

Co-opted

GB

16.07.13

03.02.19

Learning & Curriculum

 

Safer Recruitment,

Links governors,

Forum representative

 

4/5

5/5

NIL Return

Julia Pillon

Head Teacher

H/T

n/a

 

Learning and Curriculum, Resources.

Personnel

Pay and Performance

   

5/5

5/5 + 6/6

Head Teacher No other interests

Marnie Seymour

Co-opted

GB

14.05.15

13.05.19

Learning & Curriculum

Chair of Governors  

5/5

4/5 +0/1

NIL Return

John Spittal

Co-opted

GB

30.0117

31.01.21

Resources

Chair of Personnel

 

5/5

1/6

NIL Return

Debby Tizzard-Bond

Parent

parents

07.03.16

06.03.20

Resources

Chair of Resources

The Core

Development & Training governor

Safer recruitment

 

 

5/5

6/6

NIL Return

Graeme Walker

Parent

G/B

06.12.16

07.12.20

Resources

Data Protection

Safeguarding Governor

Safer recruitment

 

5/5

6/6

NIL Return

Jane West

Associate

(Deputy Head)

Local Authority

   

Learning & Curriculum,

Resources

 

Learning & Curriculum, Resources

5/5

4/5

4/6

Deputy Head No other interests

Caroline Wakeham

Senior Administrative

Officer

School Staff n/a n/a n/a   n/a     Nil Return

Alison Winnik

LEA

Local County Councillor

07.03.95

03.02.19

Learning & Curriculum,

Pay & Performance

Special Needs & Looked after children

Equalities

 

4/5

4/5

NIL Return

Mary Franklin

Clerk

GB

01.09.12

     

n/a

6/6

6/6 + 6/6

Clerk at Waterside School,

Governors who have left in the last 12 months

Helen Capstick 

 Parent

 parents

  07.03.16

 09.07.18

  Learning &      Curriculum

         

Michelle Caulton

Parent

parents

26.03.14

25.07.17

Resources

Safer Recruitment,

The Core

 

2/6

4/6

NIL Return

David Richardson

Co-opted

GB

12.10.10

31.12.17

Personnel,

Pay & Performance

Chair of Pay & Performance

 

4/6

5/6

NIL Return

Approved Minutes of Last Governor Meeting

Response to Ofsted Report

Constitution Instrument