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Governing Body

OUR GOVERNING BODY

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

The requirements for all maintained schools (regulation 13) state that a governing body must not be smaller than seven members and must include:

  • At least two parent governors
  • The headteacher, unless the headteacher resigns as governor
  • One, and only one, staff governor
  • One, and only one local authority governor

The governing body may appoint as many additional co-opted governors as they consider necessary within the statutory guidelines.

As of  September 2021 our Governing Body consists of;

4 Parent Governors ~ Mrs Emilie Askew, Mr Lee McDermid and Mr David Watkins, one vacancy

3 Co-Opted Governors ~ Miss Kirsty Blackman, Mrs Debbie Switzer and Father Richard Tillbrook

1 Local Authority Governor ~ Mr Dominic Collins

1 Staff Governor ~ Mrs Helen Ford

1 Headteacher ~ Amanda Mitchelson

Mr Dominic Collins was re-elected as Chair of the Governing Body, with Father Richard continuing as Vice Chair.

Governing Body Attendance for 2022/23

Governor

Business

Meeting

Aut 1 

F & P

Aut 2

C & C

Spr 1

C & C

Spr 2

F & P

Budget 

Setting 

Sum 1

      F & P     

Sum 2

C & C

 

Sept

2022

Oct

2022

Dec

2022

Feb

2023

March

2023

April 

2023

May

2023

July

2023

Emilie Askew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominic Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Connelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee McDermid

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Amanda Mitchelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

David Watkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

     

 

 

 

   

Governing Body Attendance for 2021/22

Governor

Business Meeting

Aut  1 

F&P

Aut  2

Curriculum

Spr 1

Curriculum    

Spr  2

F&P

Budget  Setting 

Sum 1 F&P   

Sum 2

 

14 Sept  2021

19 Oct 2021

23 Nov   2021

8 Feb   2022

8 March 2022

April  2022

3 May 2022

28 June 2022

Emilie Askew

-

Kirsty Blackman

-

- -

Dominic Collins

-

Lee McDermid

-

X

Amanda Mitchelson

 ✓

X

-

Debbie Switzer

X

 

   

Father Richard

X

X

-

David Watkins

Helen Ford

Lee Connelly

No parent nominations were received in the Autumn Term

 

Governing Body Attendance for 2020/21

Governor

Business Meeting

Aut  1 

F&P

Aut  2

Curriculum

Spr 1

Curriculum  

Spr  2

F&P

Budget 

Setting 

Sum 1

F&P           

Sum 2

 

6 Oct
2020

20 Oct 2020

15 Dec 2020

2 Feb
2021

9 March 2021

20 April 2021

11 May 2021

29 June 2021

Emilie Askew

 

 

Kirsty Blackman

 

 

X

Dominic Collins

 

 

Lee McDermid

X

 

 

Amanda Mitchelson

 ✓

 

 

Debbie Switzer

 

 

X

Father Richard

X

 

 

X

X

David Watkins

X

 

 

Helen Ford

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

 

 

Steve Addington

X X

 

 

X

Register Of Business Interests 2021/22

Governor Name

 Roles, Type of Governor

Declared Nature of Interest Personal Relationship (if any) with members of staff Nature of Relationship
Emily              Askew Parent Y Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Kirsty        Blackman Co-Opted Y Manager of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Dominic          Collins LA  Chair N n/a N n/a
Helen Ford Staff N DHT N n/a
Lee McDermid

Parent

N n/a N n/a
Amanda Mitchelson Head Y Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Debbie          Switzer Co-Opted Y Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Fr Richard Tillbrook Co-Opted N n/a N n/a

David  Watkins

Parent

N n/a N n/a