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Governing Body Information

 

Adel Primary School Governing Body comprises the Headteacher, who is a Governor by virtue of her position, and: 

2 Parent Governors: Parents, including carers, of a child at the school, elected by the parent body. 

1 Staff Governor: Teaching or support staff, elected by the staff. The Headteacher is also a staff Governor. 

1 Local Authority Governor: Appointed by the Local Authority from a political party or the community. 

7 Co-opted Governors: These are appointed by the Governing Body to represent community interests. They are expected to be committed to the good governance and success of the school even if they do not work or live close to it. 

  

Governing Bodies may also appoint non-voting Associate Members because of specific expertise and experience they can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. 

  

The term of office for all Governors other than the Headteacher is 4 years, although a Governor may choose to resign prior to the end of her or his term by providing written notice to the Clerk to Governors. The Governing Body also has the right to remove a Governor if she or he has not attended meetings of the Governing Body for a period of 6 months without the agreement of the other Governors, and the Governing Body resolves that the position is to be vacated. 

 

As they hold an important public office, and in the interests of transparency, all Governing Bodies must publish information about their Governors, and their Governing Body arrangements on their website. 

  

Below you will find information on the current Governors (and former Governors who held office during the past year): 

  • name 

  • who they represent or were appointed by 

  • term of office 

  • committees they serve on and any positions of responsibility they hold 

  • any relevant business interests 

  • whether they are also a governor elsewhere 

  • relationships (if any) with school staff 

  • attendance record over the past year for both governing body and committees (figures indicate meetings attended out of a possible total). 

 

Headteacher (serves as a Governor ex officio)

 

Name: Julie Cordingley

Headteacher (appointed 01/09/18)
Committees: Pupil Support Committee; Resources Committee; Teaching and Learning Committee

Relevant business interests: Headteacher at school; Otherwise None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (7/9)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (3/3),   Committees (7/7)

 

 

Staff Governors (elected by the staff)

 

Name: Tamsin Benning

Term of office: 16/3/20 to 15/3/24 

Committees: Pupil Support Committee

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None

2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (6/6)
2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (1/1),   Committees (1/1)

 

Local Authority Governor (nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Body)

 

Name: Diane Hallas

Term of office: 15/7/21 to 14/7/2025
Committees: 

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (1/1)

 

Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body)

 

Name: Debra Gardner

Term of office: 04/07/17 to 03/07/21
Committees: Pupil Support Committee (Chair); Resources Committee
Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (5/6)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (3/3),   Committees (5/5)

 

Name: David Gilliard

Term of office: 24/09/15 to 03/07/23
Committees: Pupil Support Committee; Resources Committee (Chair) 
Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (5/6)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (2/3),   Committees (5/6)

 

Name: Ira Jeffers

Term of office: 13/11/18 to 12/11/22
Committees: Resources Committee

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (3/3)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (2/3),   Committees (0/3)

 

Name: Amy Millson

Term of office: 13/11/18 to 12/11/22
Committees: Pupil Support Committee; Pay Appeals Committee

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (3/4), Committees (4/6)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (2/3),   Committees (3/3)

 

Name: Catharine Morgan

Term of office: 04/07/17 to 03/07/25
Committees: Resources Committee; Teaching and Learning Committee 
Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (6/6)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (3/3),   Committees (4/5)

 

Name: Bob Ubhi

Term of office: 03/03/16 to 10/06/24
Committees: Resources Committee; Teaching and Learning Committee (Chair)

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (4/6)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (2/3),   Committees (4/5)

 

Name: Karen Richardson

Term of office: 17/09/20 to 16/09/24
Committees: Resources Committee; Teaching & Learning Committee
Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (6/6)

2019/20 attendance record: N/A

 

Parent Governor (elected by the parent body)

 

Name: Ian Smith

Term of office: 15/07/21 to 14/07/25
Committees: 

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: n/a

 

 

Name: Kate Selway

Term of office: 26/04/19 to 25/04/23
Committees: Pupil Support Committee; Pay Appeals Committee

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (3/3)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (2/3),   Committees (1/2)

 

 

 

Other Governors who served during the past year

 

Name: Janyll Roberts

Term of office: 11/09/18 to 14/04/21
Committees: Teaching and Learning CommitteePay Appeals

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (3/3),   Committees (1/2)

RESIGNED FROM POST 14/04/21

 

Name: Jyoti Mishra

Term of office: 19/07/17 to 18/07/21
Committees: Pupil Support Committee

Relevant business interests: None
Other educational establishments governed: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None
2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (4/4), Committees (5/6)

2019/20 attendance record: Governing body (2/3),   Committees (1/2)

 

Associate Members (appointed by the Governing Body)

Name: Mark Butterworth

Term of Office: 03/12/20

Committees: 

Relevant business interests:

Other educational establishments governed: None

Relationship with other members of school staff: None

2020/21 attendance record: Governing body (1/2), Committees (0/2)

2019/20 attendance record: n/a

RESIGNED FROM POST 9/7/21

 

 

Attendance at governing body meetings is a major, but not the only, part of the input of governors. Other governor commitments not listed include governor visits and learning walks, and informal consultations with staff on, e.g., finance-related matters.

 

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