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Governor Information

What is a school governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors - together they’re called the 'governing body'. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support Head teachers, but also ask questions and make sure the Head teacher is taking the school in the right direction.

 

Who can be a school governor?

Anyone over 18 can be a school governor – you don’t have to be a parent with a child at the school. However, every governing body includes parent governors, and it can be a rewarding way to be involved in your child’s school.

The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. You don’t need teaching experience, but it’s useful to bring skills from other areas of your life. It can also be time-consuming - for example, if your school has to apply 'special measures', which are set by Ofsted, to make general improvements.

 

What does the role involve?

At most schools you’ll need to attend a governors' meeting each half term. You’ll also be expected to join one or two sub-committees – these cover different areas like the curriculum, finance or buildings. You’ll need to be able to work well in a team, as you’ll be making joint decisions on policy.

Demands on your time depend partly on how the school is doing generally. Being a governor will be a busy role if the school’s results are getting worse or it’s going through a big change like appointing a new Head teacher, or joining with another school.

As a governor you will need to attend at least 3 Sub Committee and 3 Full Governing Body meetings a year.

 

(Information taken from BBC Schools Website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/school_governor)

For more information about our School Governors click on the document below.
Intack Primary School Governing Body Information

Name

Category

Expiry date

Committees

Responsibilities

Business interest

Cllr Sylvia Liddle

(Chair)

Authority

2018

Finance & Personnel

Curriculum

Premises, H&S

Head’s Performance Review

Pay Review

E Safety

Governors Forum

Councillor

Rachel Cairney

Staff

Head teacher

Finance & Personnel

Curriculum

Premises, H&S

Head

None

Sandra Burnyeat

Staff

2018

Finance & Personnel

Curriculum

Premises, H&S

Safeguarding and Nurture (SEN, Safeguarding

Equality, Looked After Children)

None

Tony Hayer

Parent

2017

Finance & Personnel

Pay review

 

None

Anthony Moorcroft

Parent

2017

Curriculum

Core curriculum

None

Faiyaz Solkar

Parent

2018

Premises, H&S

 

None

Saif Qadoos Parent 2020 Finance & Personnel   None

Fiona Hamriding

Co-opted

2019

Finance & Personnel

Curriculum

 

Extended Schools

None

Jimmy Dewhurst

(Vice Chair)

Co-opted

2019

Premises, H&S

Heads performance

Link Governor

Health and Safety

BwD Heating

Craig Taylor

Co-opted

2019

Finance & Personnel

Curriculum

Premises, H&S

Health and safety

Numeracy

None

Vicky McGurk Co-opted 2020 Curriculum Non-core curriculum None

Mike Leighton

Co-opted

2021

Curriculum

Core curriculum

None

Elaine Sutton

Co-opted

2019

Resigned due to work commitments Spring 2016

Finance & Personnel

Curriculum

Pay Review

Curriculum Links

Dimensions

Curriculum

Angela Talbot

(Vice chair)

Co-opted

2019

Resigned due to retirement Autumn 2016

Curriculum

Head’s Performance Review

Pay Review

 

None

Vicky Roberts

Co-opted

2019

Unable to attend  due to family commitments Summer 2016

Premises, H&S

 

None

Malcom Avery

Associate member

2017 Retirement

Premises, H&S

 

None

 

There are no relationships between the Governing Body and Staff.

Annual Statement

How do Governors take part in School Life?

Our Governors visit school, spend time with Children and Staff and spend time attending events and meetings.

Recently they have worked with the E Safety group, enjoyed school lunch, met new staff, attending training events and taken learning walks. Taking part in such activities enables them to ensure our school is the best it can be and moving forward.


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