All state maintained primary, secondary and special schools, are accountable to their governing bodies, which in turn are accountable to parents and the community.

The Value of School Governance

Governing bodies make decisions which are in the best interests of the children and young people. Keeping the decision making as close as possible to those that are affected by the decisions makes for sound and efficient leadership and governance.

The Role of the Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and as such:

  • provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures
  • monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
  • holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school
  • Governors need to work together as a team, under the leadership of the Chair of the governing body. Most governing bodies require their governors to sign a code of practice

Meetings

Governing bodies are required to meet formally a minimum of three times a year. Meeting dates are usually set well in advance and meetings generally last between two and three hours. Governors are expected to be well prepared for these meetings and attendance is expected, with apologies only for good reasons.

Other Commitments

Many governing bodies meet more frequently than this, and most also delegate work to committees and/or working parties and task groups which meet between the governing body meetings. Governors are  expected to play a full role in agreeing how their governing body works, and then in supporting this.

Skills and Training

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions.

 

Governing Board for Lindsworth School


 

 

Category

Specialism

 

Gillian Gregory (Chair)

Local Authority

Safeguarding/ CP/ LAC

 

Bridget O’Mahoney

Co-opted

Teaching and Learning

 

Phil Carter

Co-opted

Finance (& Pupil Premiums)

 

Brian Parkes

Co-opted

Health & Safety/Buildings

 

Kate Beale

Headteacher

Headteacher

 

Judy Larner

Associate Parent

Behaviour, Attendance, Welfare

 

Vacancy

Parent

 

 

Jo Ottley

Co-opted

Compliance

 

Sue Morris

Co-opted

Care/Residence

 

Kirsty Craven

Co-opted

Teaching and Learning

 

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

Vacancy

Vacancy

Co-opted

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committees

 

 

 

Finance

Performance

Headteacher Performance

Pay

Phil Carter

Bridget O’Mahoney

Gillian Gregory

Gillian Gregory

Jo Ottley

Kirsty Craven

Bridget O’Mahoney

Phil Carter

Brian Parkes

Gillian Gregory

 

 

Kate Beale

Judy Larner

 

 

Gillian Gregory

Sue Morris

Katherine Beale

 

 

             

 

 

Constitution – 2020/2021

 

Local Authority Governor

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

ROLE

Ms Gillian Gregory

Local Authority Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Chair/
Safeguarding /Child Protection / LAC

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Governor

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

ROLE

Mrs Judy Larner

Associate Parent Governor

   

Behaviour /Attendance / Welfare

1 x Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Governor

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

 

1 x Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-opted Governors

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

ROLE

Dr Phil Carter

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Finance / Premiums

Ms Jo Ottley

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Compliance

Mr Brian Parkes

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

H & S / Buildings

Mrs Kirsty Craven

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Teaching & Learning

Ms Sue Morris

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Care/Residence

Mrs Bridget O'Mahoney

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Teaching & Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair of Governors

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

Ms Gillian Gregory

Local Authority Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

 

 
 

Committees – 2020/2021

 

Headteacher Performance Committee

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

Ms Gillian Gregory

Local Authority Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

 

     

 

 

 

 

Performance Committee

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

Mrs Kirsty Craven

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Ms Gillian Gregory

Local Authority Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Mrs Judy Larner

Associate Parent Governor

   

Ms Sue Morris

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Mrs Bridget O'Mahoney

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Mrs Kate Beale

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance Committee

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

Dr Phil Carter

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Ms Gillian Gregory

Local Authority Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Ms Jo Ottley

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Mr Brian Parkes

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Mrs Kate Beale

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay Committee

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM STARTS

TERM ENDS

Dr Phil Carter

Co-opted Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

Ms Gillian Gregory

Local Authority Governor

19 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pecuniary Interest Declarations

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