Governing Body

OUR GOVERNING BODY

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

The requirements for all maintained schools (regulation 13) state that a governing body must not be smaller than seven members and must include:

  • At least two parent governors
  • The headteacher, unless the headteacher resigns as governor
  • One, and only one, staff governor
  • One, and only one local authority governor

The governing body may appoint as many additional co-opted governors as they consider necessary within the statutory guidelines.

As of  September 2021 our Governing Body consists of;

4 Parent Governors ~ Mrs Emilie Askew, Mr Lee McDermid and Mr David Watkins, one vacancy

3 Co-Opted Governors ~ Miss Kirsty Blackman, Mrs Debbie Switzer and Father Richard Tillbrook

1 Local Authority Governor ~ Mr Dominic Collins

1 Staff Governor ~ Mrs Helen Ford

1 Headteacher ~ Amanda Mitchelson

Mr Dominic Collins was re-elected as Chair of the Governing Body, with Father Richard continuing as Vice Chair.

Governing Body Attendance for 2021/22

Governor

Business Meeting

Aut  1 

F&P

Aut  2

Curriculum

Spr 1  

Curriculum       

Spr  2  

F&P

    Budget  Setting 

Sum 1

F&P

             

Sum 2

 

 

14 Sept  2021

19 Oct 2021

23 Nov   2021

8 Feb   2022

8 March 2022

April  2022

3 May 2022

28 June 2022

Emilie Askew

Kirsty Blackman

Dominic Collins

Lee McDermid

Amanda Mitchelson

 ✓

X

Debbie Switzer

X

Father Richard

X

X

David Watkins

Helen Ford

Lee Connelly

No parent nominations were received in the Autumn Term

Governing Body Attendance for 2020/21

Governor

Business Meeting

Aut  1 

F&P

Aut  2

Curriculum

Spr 1  

Curriculum       

Spr  2  

F&P

    Budget  Setting 

Sum 1

F&P

             

Sum 2

 

 

6 Oct  2020

20 Oct 2020

15 Dec   2020

2 Feb   2021

9 March 2021

20 April  2021

11 May 2021

29 June 2021

Emilie Askew

Kirsty Blackman

X

Dominic Collins

Lee McDermid

X

Amanda Mitchelson

 ✓

Debbie Switzer

X

Father Richard

X

X

X

David Watkins

X

Helen Ford

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Steve Addington

X X

X

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS 2021/22

 Governor Name

 Roles,  Type of Governor

 Declared  Nature of Interest Personal Relationship (if any) with members of staff  Nature of Relationship
Emily              Askew Parent Y Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Kirsty        Blackman Co-Opted Y Manager of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Dominic          Collins LA  Chair N n/a N n/a
Helen Ford Staff N DHT N n/a
Lee McDermid

Parent

N n/a N n/a
Amanda Mitchelson Head Y Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Debbie          Switzer Co-Opted Y Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Fr Richard Tillbrook Co-Opted N n/a N n/a

David  Watkins

Parent

N n/a N n/a