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Meet the governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The governing body strives to provide effective governance for the school through:

 

Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.

Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.  

People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.

Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.

Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

 

At Skelton School we achieve this through termly meetings of the full Governing Body and its three sub-committees which deal in detail with the main aspects of the governing body’s work.  From time to time, working groups with a specific focus are established, such as understanding data, or other school development priorities.

 

 

Headteacher

Mr Gary Newman

1 Staff governor

Mrs Fiona Rudd

3 parent governors

Dr Elaine Mawson, Mr Mark Quinn, Ms Sarah Bisson

1 LA governor

Mr Michael Holme

4 Co-opted governors

Mr Athole McKillop, Mr Irving Pearson, Mrs Helen Parry, Vacancy

 

The details of the committees of the Governing Body are as follows –

 

Committee

FINANCE and STAFFING

Chair

H. Parry

Membership

G. Newman, A. McKillop, M. Holme, I. Pearson

Clerk

J. Holme

Committee Task

To take responsibility for delegated and non-delegated activities regarding all aspects of school finance, performance management, staff and pay.

Delegated Powers

Monitor the income and expenditure within the school and report termly to the Governing Body.

Plan priorities for expenditure for the year including premises and resources.

Ensure that the principles of best value are followed in all decision making processes.

Write and review the policy for Financial Delegation.

Nominate a performance appraisal team who, under the guidance of an external advisor, will set, agree and review Head’s objectives.

Annually review and approve the pay of the Headteacher.

Approve the pay of all other staff within the school following Staff Appraisal.

Review and amend policies as per the Policy Review Schedule.

Completion of the SFVS.

Draft the school budget annually.

Approve the mid year budget update.

Monitor staffing structure and appointments.

Non Delegated Powers

Approval of the school budget

Approval of the structure of staffing levels

Approval of the SFVS

 

Committee

PREMISES, HEALTH and SAFETY

Chair

A. McKillop

Membership

G. Newman, H. Parry, I. Pearson, M. Quinn

Clerk

J. Holme

Committee Task

To take responsibility for delegated and non-delegated activities regarding school buildings, school grounds and the health, safety and welfare of pupils, staff and visitors.

Delegated Powers

Ensure appropriate risk assessments are completed and annually review current risk assessments

Monitor general buildings and grounds maintenance work

Monitor expenditure on premises and renewal of contracts

Seek and apply for funding for premises projects

Monitor and review School Access Plan

Decide longer term priorities for premises work to link into the School Improvement Plan

Monitor compliance with all H&S requirements

Annually inspect the school premises and grounds and agree priorities for maintenance work and monitor termly

Delegate responsibility for the approval of Level 1 and 2 visits to the Headteacher

Monitor and review the Health and Safety Policy

 

Non Delegated Powers

Approve the Health and Safety Policy

Approve expenditure on premises over £5,000

 

 

Committee

LEARNING and COMMUNITY

Chair

H Parry

Membership

G. Newman, F. Rudd, E. Mawson

Clerk

J. Holme

Committee Task

To take responsibility for delegated and non-delegated activities regarding curriculum learning and community links

Delegated Powers

Monitor governor visits to school and ensure a minimum of a half day annual visit by each governor.

Monitor and review the teaching and learning policy, subject policies and other policies in conjunction with teaching staff.

Monitor areas of specific interest for governors.

Ensure that the curriculum is accessible to and inclusive of all pupils.

Agree a focus for governor visits to the school and linking with teachers.

Review, maintain and encourage community links.

Monitor and review attendance.

 

Non Delegated Powers

Review pupil progress and agree whole school objectives.

 

 

Details of individual governors are as follows –

 

Name

Category

Position held

Date of appointment

Date ended

Term of office

Appointed by

Business interests

Attendance at relevant meetings in 2016

Jean Bloomfield

Co-opted

 

June 2015

November 2016

3 years

Governing body

None

5/5

Mark Brennan

Parent

 

June 2013

June 2016

3 years

Parents

None

2/4

Tim Gale

Parent

 

 

June 2013

June 2016

3 years

Parents

None

3/4

Michael Holme

LA

Link Governor

November 2016

 

3 years

Local Authority

None

6/6

Elaine Mawson

Parent

 

October 2016

 

3 years

Parents

None

1/1

Athole McKillop

Co-opted

Vice Chair

June 2015

 

3 years

Governing body

None

7/9

Gary Newman

Head

Head

NA

 

NA

NA

None

12/12

Helen Parry

Co-opted

Chair

March 2017

 

3 years

Parents

None

12/12

Irving Pearson

Co-opted

 

March 2016

 

3 years

Governing body

None

5/7

Mark Quinn

Parent

 

October 2016

 

3 years

Parents

None

1/1

Joy Reekie

 

Co-opted

 

March 2016

March 2017

3 years

Governing body

None

4/5

Fiona Rudd

Staff

Staff

March 2015

 

3 years

Staff

None

6/6

Sarah Bisson

 

Parent

 

September 2017

 

3 years

Parents

None

 

 

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