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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 2016/2017
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Mrs Sandy Thorpe Head Ex Officio 01/09/2013 N/A 11/11
Cllr Victor Walkington LA GB 23/03/2018 22/03/2022 -
Mrs Linda Green Co opted GB 27/08/2019 26/08/2020 11/11
Mrs Rachel Harrison Co opted GB 13/11/2015 12/11/2019 5/5
Mrs Patricia Jones Co opted GB 01/09/2015 31/08/2019 11/11
Rev David King Co opted GB 08/11/2017 07/11/2021 6/8
Mrs Deborah Martin Co opted GB 14/10/2016 13/10/2020 4/5
Mr Martin Pottinger Co opted GB 18/06/2014 18/06/2018 2/5
Mr John Smith Co opted GB 07/03/2018 06/03/2022 4/5
Vacancy Co opted GB 00/00/0000 00/00/0000 -
Mrs Shehnaz Arshad Parent Elected 10/10/2017 09/10/2021 N/A
Vacancy Parent Elected 00/00/0000 00/00/0000 -
Vacancy Parent Elected 00/00/0000 00/00/0000 -
Mrs Alana Colegate Staff GB 09/11/2017 08/11/2021 4/5
Full Governing Board Finance & Staffing RASP SEN & Safeguarding Perf Mgt Safer Rec trained Governor Responsibility
17/11/2017 09/03/2018 08/06/2018            
Mrs Sandy Thorpe X X     29/11/17  
Cllr Victor Walkington            
Mrs Linda Green Chair X X   X 16/10/15 Data, Safeguarding, Child Protection/SEND
Mrs Rachel Harrison   X        
Mrs Patricia Jones Vice Chair X X   X 29/11/17 Data/Writing, Safeguarding, Child Protection/SEND
Rev David King X X   X   Data
Mrs Deborah Martin   X       Health & Safety
Mr Martin Pottinger   X       H&S /PE
Mr John Smith   X        
Mrs Shehnaz Arshad   X        
Mrs Alana Colegate   X       SEN/ Safeguarding English T&L
Former Governors Type Appointed By Term of Office
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Cllr 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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