Governing Body

 
Governors play an integral role in our school and there are several committees that meet regularly to support management of different aspects of the school. Each committee's members are reviewed at the beginning of the academic year and roles are assigned where necessary.
 
If you would like further information about our Governing body please open the PDF link at the bottom of this web page or alternatively contact Mrs C. Smith, our Clerk to Governors.
 
The Governing Body consists of:
 
Mrs Helen Collinson

Chair/Foundation Governor

Pay & Personnel Committee
Curriculum Committee (Chair)

Mr Andrew Malley

Vice Chair/Foundation Governor

Finance Committee (Chair)
Premises Committee

Mr Dominic Richmond

Foundation Governor

Pay & Personnel Committee (Chair)
Finance Committee

Fr John Hovington

Foundation Governor

Pay & Personnel Committee
Curriculum Committee
Premises Committee

Mr Philip Sharp

Foundation Governor

Curriculum Committee
Finance Committee
Premises Committee (Chair)

Mrs Sarah Evans

Associate Governor

Curriculum Committee
Finance Committee

Mr Jack Cuffe

Foundation Governor

Curriculum Committee
Premises Committee

Mrs Tina Cleugh

Foundation Governor

Curriculum Committee

Mr Carl Sutton

LA Governor

Curriculum Committee
Finance Committee
Premises Committee

Mrs Sarah Parry

Head Teacher Governor

Pay & Personnel Committee
Curriculum Committee
Finance Committee
Premises Committee

Mr Stephen Gregson

Staff Governor

Curriculum Committee
Finance Committee
Premises Committee

Mrs Sally Dowd

Parent Governor

Pay & Personnel Committee
Curriculum Committee

Mrs Gina Hughes

Parent Governor

Buildings Committee
Curriculum Committee

Below is a table of our Governors terms of office, interests, remit of committees and attendance of meetings. A paper copy can be obtained from the school office.

Below we have included a detailed list of the responsibilities each committee within the governing body has: 

 

Curriculum Committee

  • To consider and advise the governing body on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum, including statutory requirements and the School’s Curriculum Policy
  • To consider curricular issues which have implications for Finance and Personnel decisions and to make recommendations to the relevant committees or the Governing Body
  • To make arrangements for the Governing Body to be represented at School Improvement discussions with the LA and for reports to be received by the Governing Body
  • To oversee arrangements for individual governors to take a leading role in specific areas of provision, eg SEN, Literacy, Numeracy. To receive regular reports from them and advise the Governing Body.
  • To oversee arrangements for educational visits, including the appointment of a named co-coordinator 

 

Pay & Personnel Committee

  • To draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the Head teacher and the Finance Committee
  • To establish a Salary Policy for all categories of staff and to be responsible for its administration and review
  • To oversee the appointment procedure for all staff
  • To establish and review a Performance Management policy for all staff*
  • To oversee the process leading to staff reductions
  • To keep under review staff work/life balance, working conditions and well-being, including the monitoring of absence
  • To make recommendations on personnel related expenditure to the Finance Committee

 

Finance Committee

  • In consultation with the Head teacher, to draft the first formal budget plan of the financial year
  • To establish and maintain an up to date 3 year financial plan
  • To consider a budget position statement including virement decisions at least termly and to report significant anomalies from the anticipated position to the Governing Body
  • To ensure that the school operates within the Financial Regulations of the Council
  • To monitor expenditure of all voluntary funds kept on behalf of the Governing Body
  • To annually review charges and remissions policies and expenses policies.
  • To make decisions in respect of service agreements
  • To make decisions on expenditure following recommendations from other committees
  • To ensure, as far as is practical, that Health and Safety issues are appropriately prioritised
  • To determine whether sufficient funds are available for pay increments as recommended by the Head teacher
  • In the light of the Head teacher Performance Management Group’s recommendations, to determine whether sufficient funds are available for increments

 

Premises Committee

  • To advise the Governing Body on priorities, including Health and Safety, for the maintenance and development of the school’s premises
  • To oversee arrangements for repairs and maintenance
  • To make recommendations to the Finance Committee on premises-related expenditure
  • In consultation with the Head teacher and the Finance Committee, to oversee premises-related funding bids
  • To oversee arrangements, including Health and Safety, for the use of school premises by outside users, subject to governing body policy
  • To establish and keep under review a Building Development Plan
  • To establish and keep under review an Accessibility plan