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Information About Our Governance Structures

LANGWITH BASSETT Primary School

 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES

 

Introduction

In the interests of transparency, we are required by law to publish up to date information about our governance arrangements, under the headings set out below:

 

Structure and remit of the Governing board and committees and the names of the chair of each:

 

Our Governing Board was reconstituted in 2014/15 and is made up of:

  • Parent Governors x 3
  • Co-opted Governors x 3
  • Local Authority Governor x 1
  • Staff Governor x 1
  • Headteacher x1
  • Associate Governor x 1

 

            - The Chair of the Governing Board is Paul Stockdale

            - The Vice Chair of the Governing Board is Sally Wheatley

            - The Clerk to the Governing Board is Sarah Whitaker

 

The remit of the Governing Board is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, and
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

We also have in place the following Committees to support the work of the Governing Board:

  • Appraisal and Pay Policy Committee. Composition: At least three members of the Governing Board, excluding the Head and staff governors, and who may also be the nominated Appraisal Governors.
  • Disciplinary (Staff) Appeal Committee. Composition: No less than three members of the Governing Board who are not disqualified by being members of staff or by having an interest requiring them to withdraw. The Headteacher may attend to give advice but may not vote.
  • Complaints Committee. Composition: The committee will comprise of no members who were involved in the original decision which is the subject of appeal or who are in some way involved. The Headteacher may attend to give advice but may not vote.

 

During 2016/17, further to our self evaluation of our effectiveness as a Governing Board, we have decided to reintroduce a Resources Committee and a Teaching and Learning Committee to our governance restructure, as follows:

 

  • Resources Committee - Chair appointed annually in the autumn term meeting. Current chair: To be confirmed. Composition: A minimum of three members of the Governing Board.
  • Teaching and Learning Committee - Chair appointed annually in the autumn term meeting. Current chair: To be confirmed. Composition: A minimum of three members of the Governing Board.

 

 

Governors details (for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)

Name

Category

Date of appointment

Appointed by

Term of office

(number of years and end date)

Date

resigned

Committee

membership

Responsibilities

Voting rights

Relevant business & pecuniary interests

Paul Stockdale

Parent

6.7.2016

Elected by parents

4 years

Term of office end date: 6.7.2020

N/A

-      Resources

-      Appraisal & Pay

-      Chair of Governing Board

-      Performance Management

-      Finance

-      Health & Safety

-      Anti-Bullying

-      Online safety

-      Use of IT

Yes

Governor at Springwell Community College

 

Governor at Hodthorpe Primary School

 

Wife works as a Teaching Assistant in school.

Lisa Goucher

Parent

30.9.2015

Elected by parents

4 years

Term of office end date: 30.9.2019

N/A

-      Resources

-      Appraisal & Pay

-      British Values

-      Anti-bullying

-      Sex & Relationships

-      Performance Managment

-      Subject Leadership

Yes

Husband is School Crossing Warden

Salena Berry

Co-opted

31.8.2014

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date: 31.8.2018

N/A

Teaching & Learning

-   Safeguarding

-      Children in Care

-      Writing

Yes

Governor at Whaley Thorns Primary School

 

Member of Langwith Bassett Pre-School Committee

Sarah Bacon

Staff

31.12.2012

Elected by staff

4 years

Term of office end date: 31.12.2016

N/A

Teaching & Learning

Senior Teacher

Yes

Member of Langwith Bassett Pre-School Committee

Glyn Carter

Local Authority

17.4.2016

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date: 17.4.2020

N/A

Teaching & Learning

- Sports Premium

- Equalities

Yes

Governor at Walton Holymoorside Primary School

Sally Wheatley

Co-opted

17.4.2016

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date: 17.4.2020

N/A

-      Teaching & Learning

-      Appraisal & Pay

•  Vice Chair of Governing Board

•  Pupil Premium

•  Performance Management

•  EYFS

Yes

Governor at Hodthorpe Primary School

Helen Turner

Associate Member

24.6.2014

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date: 24.6.2018

N/A

Teaching & Learning

Senior Teacher

No

-

Hayley Oxley

Co-opted

1.9.2014

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date: 1.9.2018

20.9.2016

-

EYFS

SEND

Pupil Premium

Yes

Langwith Bassett

Pre-School Manager

Chris Timmons

Parent

19.2.2015

Elected by parents

4 years

Term of office end date: 19.2.2019

8.2.2016

-

- Writing

-      Performance Management

Yes

-

Craig Porteous

Local Authority

18.12.13

Governing Board

4 years

8.2.2016

-

- Finance

Yes

Works in school

Clare Gratton

Headteacher

The Headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office

N/A

Resources

Teaching & Learning

Headteacher

Yes

-

The Governing Body is supported by Sarah Whitaker - Clerk to Governors

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

NB Highlighted members above are no longer members of the Governing Board

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS IN 2015/16

NAME

MEETING DATES

 

8.10.2015

16.11.2015

8.2.2016

18.4.2016

13.6.2016

12.7.2016

Paul Stockdale

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Lisa Goucher

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

x

x

Salena Berry

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

x

✔️

Sarah Bacon

✔️

x

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Glyn Carter

Not yet appointed

✔️

✔️

✔️

Sally Wheatley

Not yet appointed

✔️

✔️

✔️

Helen Turner

✔️

✔️

x

✔️

x

✔️

Clare Gratton

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Hayley Oxley

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

x

x

Chris Timmons

✔️

✔️

Resigned

Craig Porteous

✔️

x

Resigned

 

Please click here for details of our governance structure.

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