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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

Orchard Infant School

Governors’ Details 2018-2019 updated 19th July 2019

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Louise Blacker

Parent

Parents

4

07/12/2020

Learning and Curriculum

  • Chair Learning and Curriculum

 

Ian Briant

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

06/12/2021

Resources

 

 

Michelle Kowalczyk

Staff

Governing Body

4

29/01/2021

Learning and Curriculum

 

 

Jim Lambert

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

16/01/2022

Learning and Curriculum and Resources

 

 

David O'Reilly

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

03/02/2023 

Resources, Personnel Pay and Performance

  • Health and Safety
  • Safer Recruitment

 

Susan Parsons

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

03/02/2023

Learning and Curriculum

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Governor Links
  • Forum Representative

 

Julia Pillon

 

Head Teacher

Local Authority

-

-

Learning and Curriculum, Resources. Personnel and Pay and Performance

 

 

Debby Tizzard -Bond

Parent

Parents

4

6/03/2020

Resources

  • Core
  • Chair of Resources
  • Development and Training Governor
  • Safer Recruitment

 

Marnie Seymour

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

13/05/2023

Learning & Curriculum
  • Chair of Governing Body

 

John Spittal

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

31/01/2021

Resources

  • Chair of Personnel

 

Graeme Walker

Parent

Governing Body

4

07/12/2020

Resources

  • Data Protection
  • Safeguarding
  • Safer Recruitment

 

Jane West

Associate

Deputy Head Teacher

Governing Body

-

-

Learning and Curriculum and Resources

 

Learning and Curriculum and Resources

Alison Winnik

Local Authority

Local County Councillor

4

03/02/2023

Learning and Curriculum and Pay and Performance

  • Special Needs and Looked after children

 

Tracy O'Connor

 

Clerk

Local Authority

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchard Infant School - Register of Governors’ Interests

Name

Name of Business

Including:

  • governor elsewhere (please include school name)
  • related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)
  • employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Louise Blacker

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Briant

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Kowalczyk

Employed at school

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Lambert

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

Dave O’Reilly

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Parsons

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Pillon

Employed at School

 

 

 

 

 

Marnie Seymour

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

John Spittal

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Debby Tizzard -Bond

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Graeme Walker

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Jane West (assoc)

Employed at School

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Winnik

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

Governors who have left within the last 12 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Capstick

09/07/2018

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Orchard Infant School - Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2018-19

 

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY

LEARNING AND CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Name

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate (%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate (%)

Number of meetings the governor should have attended –one not quorate so extra mtg

Number of meetings attended

Attendance rate (%)

Louise Blacker

6

6

100%

6

5

83%

-

-

-

Ian Briant 

6

4

67%

-

-

-

6

6

100%

Michelle Kowalczyk

6

4

67%

6

6

100%

-

-

-

Jim Lambert 

6

4

67%

6

6

100%

6

6

100%

Dave O’Reilly

6

3

50%

-

-

-

6

5

83%

Susan Parsons

6

4

67%

6

4

67%

-

-

-

Julia Pillon

6

6

100%

6

5

83%

6

5

83%

Marnie Seymour

6

5

83%

6

4

67%

6

3

50%

John Spittal

6

4

67%

-

-

-

6

3

50%

Debby Tizzard-Bond

6

5

83%

-

-

-

6

5

83%

Graeme Walker

6

5

83%

-

-

-

6

6

100%

Jane West (assoc)

6

6

100%

6

6

100%

6

5

83%

Alison Winnik

6

5

83%

6

6

100%

-

-

-

Mary Franklin (Clerk) left 31/3/2019

5

5

100%

5

5

100%

5

5

100

Approved Minutes of Last Governor Meeting

Response to Ofsted Report

Constitution Instrument