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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.

 

Skelton School – Governance Details

Effective 1st September 2018

 

The structure and membership of the Governing Body is as follows –

 

Headteacher

Mr Gary Newman

1 Staff governor

Mrs Fiona Rudd

3 parent governors

Mrs Helen Evans, Dr Elaine Mawson, Mr Mark Quinn

1 LA governor

Mr Michael Holme

4 Co-opted governors

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

 

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

 

Committee

FINANCE AND STAFFING – Autumn 2018

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 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 AND HEALTH & 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

Compile and monitor 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 Development 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 £3,000

 

 

Committee

LEARNING and COMMUNITY

Chair

H Parry

Membership

G. Newman, F. Rudd, E Mawson, H Evans, M Quinn

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

Term of office

Appointed by

Business interests

Attendance at relevant meetings in 2017

Helen Evans

Parent

 

Feb 2018

3 years

Parents

Branch Out Education

NA

Michael Holme

LA

Link Governor

Jun 2016

3 years

Local Authority

None

7/7

Elaine Mawson

Parent

 

Nov 2016

3 years

Parents

None

2/5

Athole McKillop

Co-opted

 

June 2016

3 years

Governing body

None

8/10

Gary Newman

Head

Head

NA

NA

NA

None

13/13

Helen Parry

Co-opted

Chair

Mar 2017

3 years

Governing Body

Telecom Plus

My Nest Egg

13/13

Irving Pearson

Co-opted

 

Mar 2016

3 years

Governing Body

Hedgehog bookshop, Messrs Pearson, PDFM

9/10

Mark Quinn

Parent

 

Nov 2016

3 years

Parents

None

5/7

Fiona Rudd

Staff

Staff

Mar 2015

3 years

Staff

None

6/6

Vacancy

 

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former governors

Name

Category

Position held

Date of appt

Date left

Appointed by

Attendance at relevant meetings in last full year of office

Tim Gale

Parent

 

 

Jun 2013

June 2016

Parents

3/6

Mark Brennan

Parent

 

Jun 2013

June 2016

Parents

4/6

Jean Bloomfield

Co-opted

Vice Chair

Jun 2015

Oct 2016

Govs

6/6

Robert Fawcett

Co-opted

 

Nov 2017

Feb 2018

Parents

1/2

Sarah Bisson

Parent

 

Sep 2017

Feb 2018

Parents

1/2

Joy Reekie

Co-opted

 

Mar 2016

Jun 2017

Govs

4/6

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