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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.
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 Code of Conduct signed Date of Signature - Pecuniary Interest
                 
Mrs S Thorpe Head Teacher Ex Officio Thorpe Roofing None 21.01.2021   21.01.2021 21.01.2021
                 
Mrs L Green Co-opted GB   None     14.12.2020 14.12.2020
                 
Miss R Harrison Co-opted GB Teacher: Whinney Banks Primary None       11/12/2020
                 
Mrs P Jones Co-opted GB   None     20.12.2020 20.12.2020
                 
Mr M Pottinger Co-opted GB   None        
                 
Mrs A Colegate Staff GB Teacher - Whinney Banks Primary None        
                 
Mrs T Allikas Parent Elected Pretty Little by Terje None 11.12.2020   11.12.2020 11.12.2020
                 
Mr C Greenwood Community GB   None     11.12.2020 11/12/2020
                 
Ms D Richardson Parent Elected            
                 
Mrs V Burns Community GB            
 

Governing Board Membership

Type

Appointed by

Term of Office

Attendance 2018/19

Mrs Sandy Thorpe Head Ex Officio 01/09/2013   11/11
Mrs Linda Green Co Opted GB 27/08/2016 26/08/2024 11/11
Mrs Patricia Jones Co Opted GB 01/09/2015 31/08/2023 11/11
Mr Martin Pottinger Co Opted GB 16/06/2018 17/06/2022 0/5
Mrs Terje Allikas Parent Elected 29/03/2019 14/02/2023 3/3
Mrs Alana Colegate Staff Elected 09/11/2017 08/11/2021 5/5
Miss Rachel Harrison Co Opted GB 13/11/2015 12/11/2023 5/5
Ms Daniella Richardson Parent Elected 11/12/2020 10/12/2023  
Mr Christopher Greenwood Co Opted GB 11/12/2020 10/12/2023  
Mrs Victoria Burns Parent GB 11/12/2020 10/12/2023  
Former Governors
Cllr Bernie Taylor Co Opted 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 LA GB 08/01/2013 31/08/2018  
Mr John Smith Co Opted GB 23/03/2018 04/05/2019  
Mrs Deborah Martin Staff Elected 14/10/2016 31/08/2020  
Mrs Shehaz Arshad Parent Elected 10/10/2017 31/12/2020  
   
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 Thorpe Roofing None 17.11.2017   06.12.2019
Mrs L Green Co-opted GB   None     06.12.2019
Miss R Harrison Co-opted GB Teacher: Whinney Banks Primary None     06.12.2019
Mrs P Jones Co-opted GB Phraseology Ltd None 12.11.2017   06.12.2019
Mrs D Martin Co-opted GB TA - Whinney Banks Primary None     06.12.2019
Mr M Pottinger Co-opted GB   None     06.12.2019
Mrs S Arshad Parent Elected   None     10.12.2019
Mrs A Colegate Staff GB Teacher - Whinney Banks Primary None     06.12.2019
Mrs T Allikas Parent Elected Pretty Little by Terje None     18.12.2019
 
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  

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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