Our School Governors

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The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education; together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.
Our Governing Board has two Sub-Committees which different Governors attend depending upon their skill set and interests.
Curriculum and Standards Committee
Resources Committee

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent.
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff.
  • Hearing appeals and grievances.
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship.
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline.
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies.
Who can be a school governor?
You don’t have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school.  No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. What’s really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children.
Effective governance will include these core features:
  • Commitment to ongoing development and to getting to know the school well, including effective induction.
  • Commitment to playing an active part whilst working as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide robust challenge and hold school leaders to account whilst listening to and respecting the views of others.
  • Focus on a strategic role rather than involvement in operational matters.
New and existing governors are expected to attend  induction courses and additional training.  This is essential towards helping Governors understand the role and to develop their Governor skills – we want our Governors to make a positive difference to our school. The workshops are run by Doncaster Local Authority, by Partners in Learning and linked schools and are also delivered by our school’s Senior Team.
For further information on becoming a Governor or to find out more about what the Governors are working on, please speak to the Headteacher or make an appointment to speak to the Chair of Governors, Margaret Eyre.
http://doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/school-governors

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Mrs M Eyre: Appointed 22.6.17, Term of Office 4 years. Chair of Curriculum and Standards Sub-Committee; LA Governor; Resources Committee member; Curriculum and Standards Committee member

VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Mrs S Golze MBE: Appointed 15.3.15, Term of Office 4 years. Chair of Resources Sub-Committee; Co-opted Governor; Resources Committee member; Curriculum and Standards Committee member; relative to Mrs K McKechnie

 

GOVERNORS

Mr B Johnson: Apppointed July 2018, term of Offie 4 years. Co-opted Governor, Curriculum and Standards Committee member

Mrs C Milburn: Appointed 12.3.15, Term of Office 4 years. Parent Governor; Resources Committee member

Mrs M Willett: Appointed 21.6.16, Term of Office 4 years. Parent Governor; Curriculum and Standards Committee member; school employee (MDS)

Parent Governor Vacancy

Mr P Wright: Appointed 22.10.17, Term of Office 4 years. Co-opted Governor; Curriculum and Standards Committee member; relative to Mrs K Wright school’s TA; school employee (Learning Mentor)

Mrs G Fox: Term of Office 4 years. Co-opted Governor; Resources Committee clerk; Curriculum and Standards Committee clerk; school employee (SNR Admin Assistant)

Mrs K Shaw: Appointment to be confirmed , Term of Office 2 years. Staff Governor; Finance and Staffing Committee member; school employee (class teacher and KS1 leader)

Mrs J Smith: Appointed 22.10.17, Term of Office 4 years. Associate Governor, currently no voting right extended; Curriculum and Standards Committee member; reports the budget to the Resources Committee; school employee (Business Manager)

Miss R Emery: Appointment to be confirmed, Term of Office 4 years. Associate Governor currently no voting right extended; Curriculum and Standards Committee member ((class teacher and SENDCo)

Mrs K McKechnie BA(hons): Term of Office with post of Headtecher; Resources Committee member; Curriculum and Standards Committee member; relative to Mrs S Golze

 

None of our Governors currently have other Governing roles in other schools.

All business and pecuniary interests are declared annually and updated if amendments are necessary. At the present time other business interests are outside of the school and not in conflict with the role of Governor.

All Governor have currently attended the agreed number of full board meetings and sub-committee meetings.

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