Governors

The governing body is made up of governors appointed by the Local Authority (the County Council), parents, school staff, the headteacher and governors appointed by the rest of the governing body(co-opted governors). As we are a Church of England School which is voluntary controlled, we also have foundation governors.

Parent Governors have a four year term of office and continue to serve even if their child(ren) leaves the school during this period.

 What Do Governors Do?

The governors’ work affects most aspects of the school’s work. They establish, with the Headteacher, aims for the school, and approve policies – for the curriculum, behaviour and discipline, for example; and are responsible for the school’s budget and the use and maintenance of the premises. More generally, they are expected to be in touch with the local community and to help guide the school to meet the community’s educational needs. They are also expected to help the school explain to the community what the school is trying to achieve for their children. A leaflet, providing further information, is available either in schools or from the Governor Support, County Hall, Northallerton, tel. 01609 532936, e-mail

Governor.Support@northyorks.gov.u

Governor Lead Roles

Self Evaluation & School Development

Helen Little

  • Maintain an overview of school development.
  • Meet with the HT termly (September, January & May) to review the school’s development plan and progress against that plan and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Chris Butler

 

  • Maintain an overview of the school’s distinctiveness as a Church school with a focus on areas covered by SIAMS inspections including RE and Collective Worship.
  • Meet with the lead person for distinctiveness in the school and the HT at least twice a year (October & April) and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.

 

Finance

Steve Wensley

  • Maintain an overview of school finance, including the budget, budget forecasts and financial procedures.
  • Attend the meeting between the HT and Bursar to review the start budget each year (Spring Term) before it is brought to the GB.
  • To review benchmarking each year (Autumn Term) and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.
  • Liaise with the Bursar to prepare the School’s Financial Standards audit (for submission by 31st March), to be agreed with the GB.
  • Review aspects of financial procedures and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.

 

Health, Safety & Premises

Jonathan Barrow

  • Maintain an overview of health and safety in the school, including an overview of the premises.
  • Receive health & safety reports from the local authority and report back to GB of key items.
  • Conduct a tour of the school with the Caretaker (Ben Clarkson) twice a year (November & May) report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.

 

Human Resources

Hayley Riches

  • Maintain an overview of HR, recruitment, staff welfare and staff appraisal.
  • Oversee the HT’s annual appraisal with the Chair of Governors and one other governor (November).
  • Oversee the annual meeting to consider staff pay progression (October).
  • Meet with the HT annually (January) to review the school’s appraisal system and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.
  • Undertake a check of the statutory information on the school website annually (June) and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.

 

Pupil Premium

Hayley Riches

  • Maintain an overview of the use and effectiveness of pupil premium funding in the school.
  • Meet with the HT twice yearly (October & April) to review the school’s use of pupil premium funding and its impact and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report. (Actions to include observing effectiveness of interventions through pupil discussion of in-year data.

Safeguarding

Tom Prideaux

  • Maintain an overview of safeguarding procedures in the school.
  • Meet with the responsible member of staff annually (February) to review the school’s safeguarding procedures for staff and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.
  • Meet with the HT annually (February) to review the school’s child protection procedures and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.
  • Biannual unannounced visit - case studies

 

SEND

Hayley Riches

  • Maintain an overview of SEND work within the school.
  • Meet with the SENCO at least biannually (October & April) to review the school’s SEND provision and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.

 

Service Children

Tom Prideaux

•  Maintain an overview of the welfare and progress of service children in school.

•  Meet with the Headteacher at least annually (dependent on army deployment and military responsibility) to review the progress and welfare of Service children and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

Key Stage 1

Victoria Pang

  • Maintain an overview of the standards and progress in KS1
  • Meet with the HT termly to review the termly assessment data and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report
  • Meet with the HT annually (September and/or as RAISE is published) to review pupil outcomes and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.

 

EYFS

Amy Fearnley

  • Maintain an overview of the standards and progress in EYFS
  • Meet with the HT termly to review the termly assessment data and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.
  • Meet with the HT annually (September) to review GLD and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.
  • Meet with the HT annually to review Baseline Assessment for Nursery and Reception and report back to a meeting of the GB verbally and via a written report.

 Click here to view the Instrument of Governance