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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 01/0/2013 NA NA 10/10
Cllr Victor Walkington LA 23/03/2018 22/03/2022 22/03/2022 3/3
Mrs Linda Green Co opted 27/08/2016 26/08/2020 26/08/2020 10/10
Miss Rachel Harrison Co opted 13/11/2015 12/11/2019 12/11/2019 4/4
Mrs Patricia Jones Co opted 01/09/2015 31/08/2019 31/08/2019 10/10
Rev David King Co opted 08/11/2017 07/11/2021 07/11/2021 3/7
Mrs Deborah Martin Co opted 14/10/2016 13/10/2020 13/10/2020 3/4
Mr Martin Pottinger Co opted 16/06/2018 17/06/2022 17/06/2022 2/4
Mr John Smith Co opted 07/03/2018 06/03/2022 06/03/2022 0/4
Vacancy Co opted 00/00/0000 00/00/0000 00/00/0000  
Mrs Shehnaz Arshad Parent 10/10/2017 10/10/2017 09/10/2021 4/4
Vacancy Parent 00/00/0000 00/00/0000 00/00/0000  
Vacancy Parent 00/00/0000 00/00/0000 00/00/0000  
Mrs Alana Colegate Staff 09/11/2017 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
David King X X   X   Data
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     17/11/2017
Mrs L Green Co-opted GB Governor: Acklam Grange School None 17/11/2017   17/11/2017
Miss R Harrison Co-opted GB Teacher: Whinney Banks Primary None     17/11/2017
Mrs P Jones Co-opted GB Company Director: Phraseology Ltd None 17/11/2017   17/11/2017
Rev D King Co-opted GB   None     17/11/2017
Mrs D Martin Co-opted GB TA - Whinney Banks Primary None     17/11/2017
Mr M Pottinger Co-opted GB   None     17/11/2017
Mr J Smith Co-opted GB   None     29/03/2018
Councillor V Walkington Co-opted GB   None     18/04/2018
Mrs S Arshad Parent Elected   None     17/11/2017
Mrs A Colegate Staff GB Teacher - Whinney Banks Primary None     17/11/2017
 
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
  **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                                    Quorum: 3 Remit
  1. To consider the budget allocation from the LA and approve a budget for the financial year.
  2. To vire between budget headings during the course of year
  3. Day to day management be delegated to the Head Teacher
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.
  1. To monitor spending and examine outturn figures during the financial year.
  2. To follow the LA’s guidelines when entering into contractual agreements.
  3. To determine charges for lettings
  4. To liaise with the Raising Achievement members and the full Governing Body over matters relating to School Development Plans.
  5. To determine the staffing levels and annual teaching staff establishment and recruit in line with Safer Recruitment Guidelines.
  6. Ensure up to date and relevant training regarding safeguarding procedures are in place and monitor the effectiveness of policies and practices;
  7. To determine the grades for non-teaching staff in accordance with LA Job Evaluation.
  8. To advise the Governing Body of and approve the School Charging Policy.
  9. Implement, review and approve finance policy on an annual basis.
  10. Review and approve the School Pay policy on an annual basis.
  11. To monitor and evaluate staff absences in line with the Staff Absence Management Policy.
  12. To implement the governing Body’s Pay Policy for all staff (teaching and non-teaching) including the annual review of teachers salaries, Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teachers as required by law.
  13. To advise on matters relating to competitive tendering.
  14. To consider and report to the Governing Body on aspects of building and premises including monitoring the (DDA) Disability Discrimination Action Plan and Equal Opportunities compliance.
  15. To determine the number and deployment of posts above the basic level.
  16. To ensure that arrangements for Performance Management/Threshold Payments are implemented.
  School Financial Value Standard (SFVS) Remit To consider annually the Schools Financial Value Standards (SFVS).   Building and Sites Remit   RAISING ACHIEVEMENT (STRATEGIC PLANNING) COMMITTEE                      Quorum 3 Remit:   APPRAISERSRemit 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:  

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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