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Crockenhill's Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 

CROCKENHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

GOVERNING BODY

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021 - 2022 

Appointed Chair (01.09.15): Mrs Isabel Sheppard Fidler, and Appointed Vice Chair: Laurie Everest

Name

Date of Appointment

Date of Stepping Down (if applicable)

Appointment Details and Relevant Article of Association

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Date Interest Registered

Attendance Record at Meetings

Isabel

Sheppard

Fidler

01.09.15

 

 

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

 

  • Safeguarding/ Child Protection Governor
  • Single Central Record Governor
  • SEND Governor
  • Member of Standards & Curriculum Sub-Committee
  • Joint responsibility for Head Teacher’s Performance Management

Interests: None

 

 

FGB: Sept, Nov

P&P: Oct

S&C:

SWP: Sept

 

John

Bunker

01.09.15

 

Co-opted Governor

  • Member of Finance & Premises Sub-Committee
  • Health & Safety Governor

Interests: Self-employed contractor

 

27.09.18

FGB: Sept, Nov

F&P:

 

Laurie

Everest

01.09.15

 

Vice- Chair

Co-opted Governor

 

 

  • Chair of Standards & Curriculum Sub-Committee

Interests: 

Wife is a member of staff

Employed as casual member of teaching staff

 

27.09.18

FGB: Sept, Nov

S&C: Nov

Winnie

Yu

01.09.2017

 

Parent Governor

  • Data Governor
  • Chair of Finance & Premises Sub-Committee
  • Joint responsibility for Head Teacher’s Performance Management

 

FGB: Sept, Nov

F&P:

S&C: Nov

Jo Pennell

01.09.2021

 

Parent Governor

  • Member of Finance & Premises Sub-Committee
  

Robbie Cooke

01.09.2020

 

Parent Governor

   

Karen

Dodd

01.09.2018

 

Head teacher

 

 

FGB: Sept, Nov

F&P:

S&C: Nov

SWP: Sept

P&P: Oct

Liz

Carter

01.09.2015

 

Co-opted Governor

Member of staff

SENCo and SLT member

 

FGB: Sept, Nov

S&C: Nov

SWP: Sept

Louise Hudson

01.09.2021

 

Associate Member

Member of staff

Data Governor

 

FGB: Sept, Nov

S&C: Nov

SWP: Sept

Carol

Bickel

01.09.2018

 

Associate Member

School Office Manager

 

FGB:

F&P:

Teresa Longley01.09.2019 Staff GovernorMember of staff - Teaching Assistant  

Fiona

Porter

 

 

Advisor

Clerk to the Governors

 

P&P: Oct

 

What do Governors do?

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.  Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.  

 

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.  Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher.  Ultimately, it is the governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools.   Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives of the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher

Who can become a School Governor?

Almost anyone over the age of 18 can become a school governor.  There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.  At Crockenhill Primary School our governing body is made up of the following categories of governor:

 

  • Parent:  These governors must have a child at the school at the time they are elected.  When vacancies arise, all parents are invited to express an interest in standing and if there are more parents interested than there are vacancies, an election is held in which all parents in the school have a vote.
  • Staff:  One staff governor post is taken by the headteacher.  Other staff governor posts can be elected by the staff.  
  • Local authority:  These are appointed by the local Authority are tend to be people who have expressed an interest in joining a governing body and have a skills set that would help in its function.
  • Co-opted:  These governors are appointed by the governing body.  they are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
  • Associate members:  Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee.  They may also attend full governing body meetings.  They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decisions made by committees to which they are appointed.

The Governing Body meets six times a year (once in each Term) and is made up of twelve (12) Governors:    

  • The Head Teacher;          
  • One (1) Local Authority Governor;
  • Four (4) Parent Governors;        
  • One (1) Staff Governor;  
  • Five (5) Co-Opted Governors.

 

All Governors serve on at least one of the two Governing Body Sub-Committees (currently Finance & Premises, and Standards & Curriculum) and all have monitoring responsibilities.  The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the School Year (held in Term 1).  Membership of the Sub-Committees is reviewed and agreed at the full GB meeting held in Term 1.  Governors sign a Declaration of Business Interests form at the full GB meeting in Term 1, and are also required to declare any change of business interests verbally at the start of every full Governing Body and Sub-Committee meeting.  [For full details, see table below]. 

 

All elected Governors (Parent; Staff; and Co-Opted) will serve a Term of Office of four years.  Membership of the Governing Body will cease immediately should a Staff member leave the School. 

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