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Governance arrangements at Adel primary School

Governance Arrangements at Adel Primary School

The Governing Body was reconstituted in line with National Government statutory requirements  in March 2015.

Our  Governing Body currently has 10 members: the Headteacher,  an LEA Governor, two Parent Governors, one Staff Governor and five Co-opted Governors (one of whom is a Teaching Assistant, the remainder are parents and non-parents). In addition there is one associate member.

Current Governors, their roles and terms of office are:

 

 

Governor

Type of Governor and who elected by

Area/s of responsibility

Term of Office

 

Cllr Billy Flynn

Chair of Governors

LEA Governor

Elected by the Local Authority

  • Child Protection
  • Extended Services
  • Complaints
  • Governor to attend School Improvement Advisors visit

   09/07/12- 09/07/16

 

 

 

Catharine Morgan

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Pupil Support sub committee

Parent governor

Elected by Parents

 

  • Pupil Premium
  • Health and Safety
  16/10/13-16/10/17

 

Bob Ubhi

Co-opted Governor

Elected by the Governors

03/03/16-02/03/20

 

David Gilliard

Chair of Resources sub committee

Co-opted Governor

Elected by the Governors

 

  • Governor Training
  • PTA link
24/09/15-25/09/19

 

Debra Gardner

Chair of Teaching and Learning sub committee

Elected parent governor

Elected by Parents

  • PE
  • PSCE (to include SMSC and SEMH)

01/06/15-01/06/19

 

Laura Edwards

Co-opted Governor

Elected by the Governors

  • Early Years

 

12/03/15-12/03/19

 

Frances Robertson

Co-opted Governor

Elected by the Governors

  • Special Educational Needs and ‘Looked After Children’
  • Equalities

10/02/15-10/02/19

 

Hannah Shutt

Staff Governor

Elected by the Staff

 

21/11/16-21/11/20

 

Kirsty Storey

Co-opted Governor

Elected by the Governors

  • Attendance

19/11/14-19/11/18

 

Sarah Parkinson

Head teacher

 

01/09/14-01/09/40

 

Julie Cordingley

Associate Governor

Elected by the Governors

 

19/09/12-19/09/16

 

 

Governors who have served in the past 12 months who have stepped down or whose term of appointment has ended

 

Susan Earley

Term of office ended

Staff Governor

Elected by the Staff

  14/11/12-14/11/16
 

Neil Park

Stepped down due to work commitments

Elected parent governor Pupil Voice (including school council)
  • Pupil Premium
  • Child Protection
10/02/15-10/02/19

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all Governors

 

Pay Appeals Panel: Frances Robertson, Debra Gardner, Catharine Morgan

Performance Management: Billy Flynn, Catharine Morgan, David Gilliard

 

All Governors have a link to a year group.

      Year Group

                      Governor

Nursery

Billy Flynn

Reception

Laura Edwards

Year 1

David Gilliard

Year 2

Debra Gardner

Year 3

Billy Flynn

Year 4

Bob Ubhi

Year 5

Catharine Morgan

Year 6       

Frances Robertson

 

There are four Full Governing Body meetings in an academic year: September, November, March and July. There are three sub-committees – ‘Resources’ (covering finance, staffing and the built environment), ‘Teaching and Learning’ and ‘Pupil Support’. Each sub-committee meets once per term and reports back to the next Full Governing Body meeting. Sub-committee members are listed below:

 

Resources-  Laura Edwards, Billy Flynn, Bob Ubhi, S.Parkinson and David Gilliard

Teaching and Learning- Billy Flynn, S.Parkinson Kirsty Storey, Hannah Shutt, Debra Gardner and Catharine Morgan.

Pupil Support- Billy Flynn, S.Parkinson, Frances Roberston, Catharine Morgan and Kirsty Storey

 

The Governing Body is committed to promoting high standards of educational achievement. It supports and challenges the Headteacher and school. The functions of the Governing Body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for

    • the educational performance of the school and its pupils

    • the performance-management of staff

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

 

The minutes of each Full Governing Body meeting are available in paper format at the School Reception. Please do ask at the School Office if you wish to read them.

 

The Governing Body can be contacted via the Chair, c/o the School Office.

 
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