Governors

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Mr L Elliott
Chair of Governors
Mrs B Healey
Vice Chair of Governors

 

 

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Miss N Cheetham
Co-opted Governor
Miss L Cummings
Parent Governor
Mr P Dodd
Co-opted Governor

 

 

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Mr S Golton
Local Authority Governor
Rev S Hancox
Co-opted Governor
To  be appointed
Parent Governor

 

 

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Mrs S Ratcliffe
Co-opted Governor
Mr A Shepherd
Co-opted Governor
Mr R Horton
Head Teacher

 

 

   
 
Mrs W Thorpe
Staff Governor 

 
 

So 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 headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

Who can be a  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 headteacher, or joining with another school.

As a governor you may need to work ten to twenty days a year, assuming your school is in a reasonable position. The top end of this equates to about half a day a week.

How do I become a school governor?

 If you’re interested in becoming a governor, talk to the current chair of governors who leads the board. When there’s a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed, and you’ll have a chance to stand for election.

Before you put yourself forward, talk to your employer. Many employers recognise the role of school governor as useful work experience and may offer paid leave for governor duties.

 

Current Vacancies

We currently have the following  vacancies:

1. Parent Governor.

The process for electing a new parent Governor will begin in the new school year 2017-18. If you are interested in the role please consider if you have the ability to commit the amount of time needed to fulfil the duties. You can except this to be between 10-20 days a year, which equates to 1/4 -1/2 a day a week in school term time. There will be a number of Governors at the summer fair if you wish to speak to them about the role.

 

 

  

 

Statutory Information and Register of Business Interests for School Governors

Name of Governing Body: Oulton Primary School’s GB

Chair: Mr L Elliott Vice Chair: Mrs B Healey

 

The constitution of the governing body is:

Headteacher

1 x Local Authority (LA) governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing body

2 x parent governors, formally elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested

7 x co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing body

1 x staff governor, formally elected by staff employed at school

 

The governing body operates with the following committees:

  • Resources committee - responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards. Committee chair Mr A Shepherd
  • Teaching, learning and pupil support committee - responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy), monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision, for behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children’s spiritual moral social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricular activities, cluster and other partnerships and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions. Committee chair (to be appointed at next Full GB meeting)
  • Premises and Health and Safety Committee – responsible for premises and buildings matters, including health and safety Committee Chair Miss N Cheetham
  • Pay Review committee – responsible for ensuring the implementation of the school Pay Policy and Teacher Appraisal Policy.
  • Pay Appeal committee – responsible for hearing pay appeals and ensuring a fair and proper process has been followed.

 

The following is a list of current and recent (in the last 12 months) membership including business/other interests declared. Governors and associate members, if appointed, are reminded that they should declare any changes as and when they occur.

Mr L Elliott

Category of governor and committees served Co-opted Governor, Chair, member of Resources and Premises committees
Date appointed and term of office 30/11/2014 - 07/01/2019
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Mr C Burton

Category of governor and committees served Co-opted Governor, member of TPLS committee
Date appointed and term of office 24/04/2014 - 24/04/2018 (stood down 30/6/2017)
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Miss N Cheetham

Category of governor and committees served Co-opted Governor, member of Premises committee
Date appointed and term of office 22/01/2015 - 22/01/2019
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Miss L Cummings

Category of governor and committees served Parent Governor
Date appointed and term of office 24/11/2016 - 24/11/2020
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Mr P Dodd

Category of governor and committees served Co-opted Governor
Date appointed and term of office 01/10/2015 - 01/10/2019
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Mr S Golton

Category of governor and committees served Local Authority Governor, member of TPLS committee
Date appointed and term of office 01/09/2010 - 01/09/2018
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed Governor- Royds High School
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Rev S Hancox

Category of governor and committees served Co-opted Governor, member of TPLS committee
Date appointed and term of office 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2019
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed Governor- Methley Primary
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Mrs B Healey

Category of governor and committees served Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair, member of Resources committee
Date appointed and term of office 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2019
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Mrs S Ratcliffe

Category of governor and committees served Co-opted Governor
Date appointed and term of office 19/10/2016 - 19/10/2020
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Mr A Shepherd

Category of governor and committees served Co-opted Governor, member of Resources and Premises committees
Date appointed and term of office 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2019
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Mr R Horton

Category of governor and committees served Head Teacher, member of TLPS, Resources and Premises committees
Date appointed and term of office N/A
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed Parent Governor- Allerton Bywater Primary
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

Mrs W Thorpe

Category of governor and committees served Staff Governor, 
Date appointed and term of office 28/09/2017 - 28/09/2021
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

 

Mrs L Taylor

Category of governor and committees served Staff Governor, member of TLPS committee
Date appointed and term of office 20/10/2010 - 20/10/2018 (stood down 24/5/2017)
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed None
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

 

Mrs G Clarke

Category of governor and committees served Parent Governor, member of TLPS committee
Date appointed and term of office 07/01/2015 - 07/01/2019 (stood down 28/04/2016)
Relevant business/ personal interests None
Any other educational establishments governed Deputy Headteacher in Family of Schools
Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives None

 

 

 Attendance List 2015/2016/2017

 

LE

CB

NC

PD

SG

SH

BH

AS

JS

LT

SR 

GC

RH

LC

Resources 16/09/2015

Y

X

X

X

X

X

A

Y

Y

X

 X

X

X

X

TLPS 17/09/2015

X

Y

X

X

A

N

A

X

Y

A

 X

Y

X

X

Premises 18/09/2015

Y

X

Y

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

X

 X

X

X

X

FGB 01/10/2015

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

 X

Y

X

X

Resources 13/01/2016

Y

X

X

X

X

X

A

Y

Y

X

 X

X

X

X

TLPS 21/01/2016

X

Y

X

X

A

Y

Y

X

Y

Y

 X

Y

X

X

Premises 15/01/2016

Y

X

Y

X

X

X

X

A

Y

X

 X

X

X

X

FGB 28/01/2016

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 X

A

X

X

Resources 20/04/2016

Y

X

X

X

X

X

A

Y

Y

X

 X

X

X

X

TLPS 19/04/2016

X

A

X

X

Y

A

A

X

Y

Y

 X

A

X

X

Premises 22/04/2016

Y

X

Y

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

X

 X

X

X

X

FGB 05/05/2016

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

 X

X

X

X

Extra FGB 19/10/2016

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

TLPS 08/11/2016

X

Y

Y

X

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

Premises 09/11/2016

Y

X

Y

X

X

X

X

Y

A

X

X

X

X

X

Resources 09/11/2016

Y

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

X

X

FGB 24/11/2016

Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

X

X

Y

Premises 18/01/2017

Y

X

Y

X

X

X

X

Y

X

X

Y

X

Y

X

Resources 18/01/2017

Y

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

Y

X

TLPS 28/02/2017

X

A

Y

X

Y

Y

A

X

X

A

X

X

Y

X

FGB 23/03/2017

 Y

 Y

 A

 Y

 Y

 Y

X

 Y

 Y

X

 Y

 Y

Premises 19/04/2017

 Y

 X

 Y

 X

 X

 X

 Y

X

 X

X

 Y

 Y

Resources 19/04/2017

 Y

 X

 X

 X

 X

 Y

X

 X

X

 X

FGB 22/06/2017

 Y

 Y

 Y

 Y

 A

 Y

 Y

X

 X

 Y

X

 Y

TLPS 18/07/2017

 X

 X

 Y

 Y

 A

 Y

 X

X

 X

 X

X

 X


KEY:

Y - in attendance

N - not in attendance and no apologies received/accepted

A - apologies received and accepted

X - not in post/not a member