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Information About Our Governance Structures

LANGWITH BASSETT primary school

 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES

 

  1. All the information shown below relates to the 2016/17 year.

 

Introduction

In the interests of transparency, we are required by law to publish up to date information about our governance arrangements, under the headings set out below:

 

Structure and remit of the Governing Board and committees and the names of the chair of each:

 

Our Governing Board was reconstituted in 2016/17 and is made up of:

  • Parent Governors x 2
  • Co-opted Governors x 3
  • Local Authority Governor x 1
  • Staff Governor x 1
  • Headteacher x1
  • Associate Members x 2

 

The Chair of the Governing Board:                   Paul Stockdale

The Vice Chair of the Governing Board:          Sally Wheatley

The Clerk to the Governing Board:                   Sarah Whitaker

 

The remit of the Governing Board is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, and
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

We also have in place the following Committees to support the work of the Governing Board:

  • Resources Committee: Chair: appointed annually in the autumn term meeting. Chair for 2016/17: Paul Stockdale. Composition: A minimum of three members of the Governing Board. Remit: includes monitoring the School Improvement Plan and its links to the annual budget plan; and, to approve and monitor the annual budget, ensuring accountability and best value.

 

  • Teaching and Learning Committee - Chair: appointed annually in the autumn term meeting. Chair for 2016/17: Sally Wheatley. Composition: A minimum of three members of the Governing Board. Remit: to plan, monitor and review academic and pastoral arrangements in order that the school maintains a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping withe aims of the school, including review of teaching and learning policies; and, ensuring pupils are making appropriate progress towards targets, particularly those in vulnerable groups.

 

  • Appraisal and Pay Policy Committee. Chair: appointed annually. Chair for 2016/17: Lisa Goucher. Composition: at least three members of the Governing Board, excluding the Head and staff governors, and who may also be the nominated Appraisal Governors. Remit: to carry out the statutory annual sala

  • ry review of all teachers employed at the school and make recommendations to the Governing Board for any changes to the Pay Policy.

 

  • Disciplinary (Staff) Appeal Committee. Composition: No less than three members of the Governing Board who are not disqualified by being members of staff or by having an interest requiring them to withdraw. The Headteacher may attend to give advice but may not vote. Remit: to hear appeals and make decisions and recommendations as appropriate.

 

  • Complaints Committee. Composition: The committee will comprise of no members who were involved in the original decision which is the subject of appeal or who are in some way involved. The Headteacher may attend to give advice but may not vote. Remit:  to consider complaint appeals, and make decisions and recommendations as appropriate.

 

Governor details (for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)

Name

Category

Date of appointment

Appointed by

Term of office

(number of years and end date)

Date

resigned

Committee

membership

Responsibilities

Voting rights

Relevant business & pecuniary interests

Paul Stockdale

Parent

6.7.2016

Elected by parents

4 years

Term of office end date: 6.7.2020

N/A

•  Resources

•  Appraisal & Pay

•  Chair of Governing Board

•  Performance Management

•  Finance

•  Health & Safety

•  Anti-Bullying

•  Online safety

•  Use of IT

•  Maths

Yes

Wife is a part-time Teaching Assistant in school.

Lisa Goucher

Parent

30.9.2015

Elected by parents

4 years

Term of office end date: 30.9.2019

N/A

•  Resources

•  Appraisal & Pay

•  Teaching & Learning

•  British Values

•  Anti-bullying

•  Sex & Relationships

•  Performance Management

•  SEND

•  Children with Medical Needs

Yes

Husband was School Crossing Warden for part of the year

Salena Berry

Co-opted

5.12.2016

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date: 31.8.2018

N/A

Teaching & Learning

•  Safeguarding/Child Protection

•  Children in Care

Yes

•  Governor at Whaley Thorns Primary School

•  Member of Langwith Bassett Pre-School Committee

Sarah Bacon

Staff

27.2.2017

Elected by staff

4 years

Term of office end date: 17.1.2021

N/A

Teaching & Learning

Senior Teacher

Yes

Member of Langwith Bassett Pre-School Committee

Glynn Carter

Local Authority

17.4.2016

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date: 17.4.2020

N/A

•  Resources

•  Teaching & Learning

•  Sports Premium

•  Equalities

•  Writing

Yes

Governor at Walton Holymoorside Primary School

Sally Wheatley

Co-opted

5.12.2016

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date:

4.12.2020

N/A

•  Teaching & Learning

•  Resources

•  Appraisal & Pay

•  Vice Chair of Governing Board

•  Pupil Premium

•  Performance Management

•  EYFS

•  Safeguarding

•  Leadership

Yes

Governor at Hodthorpe Primary School

Rev’d John

Draycott

Co-opted

28.6.2017

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date:

27.6.2021

N/A

N/A at this stage as new member

N/A at this stage as new member

Yes

Minister of Religion

Holy Cross Church

Church of England

Helen Turner

Associate Member

24.6.2014

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date: 24.6.2018

N/A

Teaching & Learning

Senior Teacher

No

None

Paul Plastow

Associate Member

28.6.2017

Governing Board

4 years

Term of office end date:

26.6.2021

N/A

N/A at this stage as new member

N/A at this stages new member

No

•  Employed at Shirebrook Academy

•  Associate Member at Stubbin Wood School

•  Wife  works for DCC Catering Division

Clare Gratton

Head

Teacher

The Headteacher is a member of the Governing Board by virtue of their office

N/A

•  Resources

•  Teaching & Learning

Headteacher

Yes

None

The Governing Body is supported by Sarah Whitaker - Clerk to Governors

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNING BOARD COMMITTEES IN 2016/17

Teaching and Learning Committee

Resources Committee

NAME

7.11.2016

30.1.2017

8.5.2017

11.7.2017

7.11.2016

8.5.2017

Paul Stockdale

Not a member

✔️

✔️

Lisa Goucher

Not a member

x

x

x

✔️

x

Salena Berry

x

x

✔️

✔️

Not a member

Sarah Bacon

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Not a member

Glynn Carter

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Sally Wheatley

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Not a member

✔️

Helen Turner

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Not a member

Clare Gratton

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Rev’d John Draycott

Not yet appointed

Paul Plastow

Not yet appointed

 

 

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