Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Our Governing Body is currently structured as follows:
Mr D Nisbet - Foundation Governor - Chair of the Governing Body
Mrs K Hardy - Parent Governor - Vice Chair of the Governing Body
Miss E Bilton - Headteacher
Dr K Kipling - Foundation Governor
Fr E Kormos - Foundation Governor
Miss A Brunton - Local Authority Governor
Mrs K Gardner - Staff Governor
Mrs C Tetley - Foundation Governor
Mrs C Macmillan - Parent Governor
Vacancy - Foundation Governor
Vacancy - Foundation Governor
What the Governors do
The role of the Governors is very wide and covers all aspects of school life. To enable us to manage all this effectively we all have different areas of interest/responsibility, so each governor will generally arrange monitoring visits or other activities to look into their area of responsibility and produce a report for the rest of the governors. Some areas, such as pupil progress and finances, are monitored by the whole group.
The main areas of responsibility are:
The inclusion of Foundation Governors on the governing bodies of both Aided and Controlled schools is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a Church school. The Foundation Governors represent the historic link with the original establishment of the school and its distinctive religious ethos.
In most ways Foundation Governors are the same as other governors. All governors are entrusted with the responsibility for formulating policies which produce a well-managed school. Their duties cover monitoring the curriculum, finance, personnel and premises to ensure that the school functions efficiently. A minority are in place ex-officio (by right of office), these are usually the local incumbent and, occasionally, representatives of trusts or other bodies.
Most Foundation Governors are appointed by either the Diocesan Education Board or the Parochial Church Council (PCC). This is in recognition of the fact that the PCC is the voice of the Church in the locality and the Diocesan Education Board has responsibility for formulating policies which affect all Church schools in the diocese. The exact composition of a school's governing body is determined by its Instrument of Government. Foundation Governors serve a four year term of office which may be renewable.
Local Authority Governor
Local authority governors work as part of the governing body team to promote high standards of educational achievement for every child. Local authority governors are a representative of the local authority; expected to behave with integrity and to never bring the reputation of the school or the Council into disrepute. Governors always operate in the best interests of pupils.
The role of the local authority governor is to bring a perspective about how the school fits into the wider provision of education, and they play a key role in ‘linking’ the governing body to information about educational developments and Council priorities.
Parent governors are elected by parents for a term of four years. At the end of that time the position will be advertised through school and parents asked to apply, with a vote of parents in determining who their representatives will be on the governing body.
They represent parents and aim to give a parents perspective on how the school is run, to make sure the school provides the best possible provision for our children.
They welcome parent ideas and suggestions and are always happy to talk and listen; however, they cannot comment on any individual complaints but can advise you of the correct procedures to take.
Katherine Hardy (Vice-Chair)