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Governors

School Governors acting as a “Critical friend” are one of the most effective ways of ensuring that a school strives to exceed it’s best. Our governors do more than take part in regular meetings. The are in school helping out and providing challenge and question where it is needed.

This is done through detailed and timetabled activity, designed to focus on the School Development Plan and working in conjunction with it. At present our members are:

Co-opted governors:

  • Mrs Burton (chair and member since formation of school);
  • Mrs Rowe (member since formation of school);
  • Mrs Bickerton (member since formation of school and manager of The Care and Fun Club);

LA governor:

  • Mrs Shufflebottom (member since formation of school);

Staffing Governor incl Headteacher:

  • Miss Baskeyfield (member since formation of school);
  • Mr Wilken (member since May 2011);

Parent Governors:

  • Mr Fox (member since October 2015, manager or Outdoor Wisdom and Learning);
  • Mr Herdman (member since October 2015);
  • Vacant.

The governor committees are (chairperson in bold):

  •  Teaching and Learning & – 2 nd half of term  (GB, SB, JR, HB, BW, CF, PS)
  • Leadership, Management & Policy – 1 st half of term (GB, SB, JR, HB, BW, CF, PS)
  • Finance, Premises and H&S – meeting termly (JR, HB, SB, GB, IH, BW)
  • Staffing including Pay – meeting twice a year or more (GB, PS, JR – appeals panel HB, IH, CF)

Governor Attendance – Governors are aware of the importance of their role. During governor recruitment the governing body makes all candidates aware of the importance of attendance and commitment. Given the nature of governor meetings and additional meetings that governors make to undertake their roles, it is not considered practical to provide attendance data here which would likely need to be revised on a fortnightly basis. Should you wish to be provided this statutory information please contact us via the form at the bottom of the Contact Us page and we will be able to provide an accurate calculation of governor attendance for the preceding 12 months.

At present, governors can be contacted via the school office.

The following roles are:

  • Data Governor – Mrs Bickerton
  • Safeguarding, Child Protection, Prevent Governor – Mr Fox
  • Chairperson – Mrs Burton
  • Community, inclusion Governor – Mrs Shufflebottom
  • English Governor – Mrs Burton
  • Maths Governor – Mr Fox
  • Science and Technology Governor – Mr Herdman
  • Curriculum Support Governor to include dyslexia – Mrs Shufflebottom
  • EYFS Governor – Mrs Bickerton

“The governing body is effective because governors are well trained and have good grasp of the strengths and weaknesses of the school, including how it compares with other schools, and how well different groups of pupils achieve. Governors find out about the school through visits to classes, talking to pupils and looking at their books. Governors are supportive while ensuring the school does all it can to improve pupils’ achievement further. They fulfil their statutory duties to ensure that national safeguarding requirements are met. Governors make sure the pupil premium is spent well on additional staff so that eligible pupils achieve as well as other pupils in the school. They manage the school finances soundly, ensure the school takes action in the event any teaching is weak and make sure that any pay increases are linked directly to pupils’ performance.” Ofsted 2013