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Our Governors

Who are the Governors?

The Governing Body was reconstituted in September 2003 following amalgamation and parental ballots in the school. The composition of the present Governing Body is as follows. Governors can be contacted via the school. Clerk to the Governors – Children, Families and Learning, Vancouver House, Middlesbrough. Chair of Governors – Mrs L Green – can be contacted via the school.
Governing Board Membership  Type Appointed By  Term of Office Attendance 2017/18
Start End
Mrs Sandy Thorpe Head Ex Officio 01/0/2013 10/10
Cllr Victor Walkington LA GB 23/03/2018 22/03/2022 3/3
Mrs Linda Green Co opted GB 27/08/2016 26/08/2020 10/10
Miss Rachel Harrison Co opted GB 13/11/2015 12/11/2019 4/4
Mrs Patricia Jones Co opted GB 01/09/2015 31/08/2023 10/10
Mrs Deborah Martin Co opted GB 14/10/2016 13/10/2020 3/4
Mr Martin Pottinger Co opted GB 16/06/2018 17/06/2022 2/4
Vacancy Co opted GB 00/00/0000 00/00/0000
Vacancy Co opted GB 00/00/0000 00/00/0000
Mrs Shehnaz Arshad Parent Elected 10/10/2017 09/10/2021 4/4
Mrs Terje Allikas Parent Elected 29/03/2019 14/02/2023
Vacancy Parent Elected 00/00/0000 00/00/0000
Mrs Alana Colegate Staff Elected 09/11/2017 08/11/2021 4/4
Full Governing Board Finance & Staffing Raising Achievement SEN & Safeguarding Perf Mgt Safer Rec Trained Governor Responsibility
1pm Start 07/12/18 29/03/19 12/07/19 ??? ??? ???
Sandy Thorpe X X X   29/11/17
Victor Walkington X X    
Linda Green Chair X X X X 16/10/15 Data, Safeguarding, Child Protection/SEND
Rachel Harrison   X    
Patricia Jones Vice Chair X X X X 29/11/17 Data/Writing, Safeguarding, Child Protection/SEND
Deborah Martin   X     Health & Safety
Martin Pottinger   X     H&S /PE
John Smith   X    
Shehnaz Arshad   X    
Alana Colegate   X     SEN/ Safeguarding English T&L
Register of Pecuniary Interest
Name of Governor Category & Position of responsibility Appointed by & Term of office Nature of business interest / other educational establishments Relationship to staff Date interest registered Date interest ceased Date of Signature
Mrs S Thorpe Head Teacher Ex Officio None 26.11.2018
Mrs L Green Co-opted GB None 23.11.2018
Miss R Harrison Co-opted GB Teacher: Whinney Banks Primary None 23.11.2018
Mrs P Jones Co-opted GB Company Director: Phraseology Ltd None 05.12.2018
Mrs D Martin Co-opted GB TA - Whinney Banks Primary None 23.11.2018
Mr M Pottinger Co-opted GB None 13.12.2018
Mr J Smith Co-opted GB None 21.01.2019
Councillor V Walkington Co-opted GB Acklam 20/20 Local resident group None 18.01.2019
Mrs S Arshad Parent Elected None 22.01.2019
Mrs A Colegate Staff GB Teacher - Whinney Banks Primary None 21.10.2018
Mrs T Allikas Parent Elected PrettyLittleby Terje None 08.05.2019
Former Governor/s Type Appointed by Term of Office
Start End
Councillor Bernie Taylor LA GB 27/08/2004 26/08/2016
Miss Tracy Relph Parent Elected 11/03/2011 05/03/2017
Mrs Lucy Spearing Parent Elected 04/12/2014 22/02/2018
Mrs Anne-Marie McNaughton Parent Elected 19/01/2016 23/03/2018
Reverend David King Co-Opted GB 08/01/2013 31/08/2018
Mr John Smith Co-Opted GB 07/03/2018 12/07/2019
Concerns/Appeals Committee – Pool Membership (all governors except those employed in school in any capacity The Governing Body recognises its responsibility to be the final arbiter on all policy matters and decisions concerning the management of the school. It is the Governing Body’s intention to delegate responsibilities adequately to a number of Committees and to the Head and staff so as to ensure the most efficient and effective delivery of policy. The Chair of the Committees to agree with the Head Teacher the agenda and send to members 1 week prior to the meeting. The minutes of Committees will be presented to all Governors at the next full Governing Body meeting.  Major decisions may be referred to the full Governing Body where full consultation is felt advisable. The Governing Body has also established Working Parties without delegated powers to consider key issues with a view to recommending to full Governors a course of action. FINANCE AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE REMIT - Quorum: 3 Spending Limits in line with school financial procedures
  1. To the Head Teacher: Delegated powers up to a ceiling of £5,000 on any single item purchased, without reference to the Finance Committee (unless these purchases have already been agreed by governors within the reported School/Premises or ICT Development Plans). Any emergency expenditure of more than £5,000 on maintenance of the site will be reported to the committee.
  2. Committee Level: expenditure up to £15,000.
  3. Any expenditure over that will be submitted for approval to the full Governing body with the recommendation of the Committee.
SCHOOL FINANCIAL VALUE STANDARDS (SFVS) REMIT To consider annually the Schools Financial Value Standards (SFVS). BUILDING AND SITES REMIT RAISING ACHIEVEMENT (STRATEGIC PLANNING) COMMITTEE REMIT - Quorum 3 APPRAISERS REMIT Performance management/appraisal regulations require governing bodies to appoint two or three governors to appraise the Head Teacher.  The appointed governors must undertake the performance review with the External Adviser ensuring that clear objectives are set and monitored.   Clear assessment should be made of performance overall and in particular the extent to which the Head Teacher has achieved his/her objectives.  They must prepare a written statement recording the main points made by the appraiser, the Head Teacher’s response and the conclusions reached. The recommendation for deciding whether or not to award a performance point on the pay spine is delegated to the governors conducting the performance review who must be mindful of the School’s Pay Policy. Any alteration to the school ISR (Individual School Range) must be made with the approval of the delegated committee. COMPLAINTS/CONCERNS AND APPEALS COMMITTEES - Quorum 3 Chair of Complaints: To be appointed at time of meeting. Chair of Appeals Committee: To be appointed at time of meeting. Clerk: Pool Membership for Complaints and Appeals Committees (excluding staff) A Governor who serves on a Complaints Committee may not serve on an Appeals Committee   (Gender balance of governors should sit on each Committee if possible subject to availability of respective governors) COMPLAINTS/CONCERNS COMMITTEE REMIT APPEALS COMMITTEE REMIT To hear pay appeal following decision of original Performance Management appeal.

Election of Parent Governors

When a vacancy occurs, parents are invited to submit nominations to the Head teacher using a prescribed form, which is delivered to parents by pupils.

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