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Governors

'Everyone matters, every day counts'

The Role of the Governors

 

The Governors are like a Board of Directors who make decisions about how the school is run. School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.

They can only act together, not individually.  Some of their duties are listed below:

  • School governors are a team of people who work closely with the head teacher to set the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school.  They engage with stakeholders, and ensure that statutory duties are met.
  • Governors provide both challenge and support to the Headteacher by asking searching questions about teaching, performance management of staff, achievement, behaviour and safety and holding them to account.
  • Governors monitor the impact of policies and oversee staffing and school budgets, ensuring effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

The Governing Body at Sir John Offley CE VC Primary School is made up of representatives from the local authority, the staff, the parents, and the community. Parent and staff governors are elected from the relevant bodies arranged by the Head teacher. Community governors are nominated by the governing body as a whole and the LA nominate the education authority governors.

The Governors meet three times a year as a large group and then four subgroups meet each term. 

Governors declare any pecuniary interests annually and at the beginning of each meeting.

No Governors are related to each other or to any member of staff.

 

Sir John Offley CE VC Primary School  

 Governing Body 2016-2017

Motto: ‘Everyone matters, every day counts.’

 

 

Name of Governor

Term of Office

Committee Memberships

Percuniary Interests

Governance at Other Education Establishments

Associations to Staff

Meetings  Attended

            Aut Spr Sum

Mrs M Baines

(Chair)

Foundation

2016-2017

Teaching & Learning, Finance, PPPD, Premises and Policies

Link Governor for Safeguarding LAC/PP/EY

None

None

None

x

x x

Mr D Meir

Parent

2017-2021

 None

None

None

None

n/a

x x

Mr L Hope

Vice Chair

LA

2015-2019

Finance and Appeals

Link Governor for Literacy

Madeley High School

None

None

Apol

x x

Mrs L Shaw

Staff

2017-2021

Policies

None

None

Staff      Member

n/a

x x

Mr K Simpson

Foundation

2015-2019

Teaching & Learning, Finance, Premises and PPPD

Link Governor for Online Safety

None

None

None

x

x x

Rev P Chantry

Foundation

Continuous whilst employed as vicar  of All Saints   Church

Teaching & Learning

Link Governor for Maths

Trustee of Madeley Schools Trust

Betley Primary School

None

x

x x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Miss E Shuker

Co-opted

2016-2020

Teaching & Learning and Policies

 

None

None

Staff  Member

x

x x

Mr T Nicoll

Parent

2015-2019

Finance, Premises, H&S

Newcastle Borough Council

None

None

Apol

x x

Mr N Booth

Parent

2016-2020

Teaching & Learning

None

None

None

n/a

x Apol

Miss S Ward

Headteacher

Continuous whilst employed as Head  of the school

All committees

None

None

Staff  Member

x

x x

 

 

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