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Primary School

Governors

The Governing Body

 

The Instrument of Government states that the Governing Body shall consist of the following:

3 Parent Governors, LA Governor, Headteacher, Staff Governor and 4 Co-Opted Governors.

The Governing Body of Belswains Primary School is committed to assist the Headteacher and all staff in providing a safe, happy and all inclusive environment in which to deliver the best possible education for our children.

To assist with our aims, school links have been established between Governors and Staff

 

The Governing Body operates the following sub-committees:

  • Resources – dealing with Finance, Premises, Staff Pay and Conditions
  • Strategic – dealing with all curriculum related activities

 

Working Parties are set up as and when the need arises:

  • Pupil Premium and Vulnerable Groups Working Party – ensuring Pupil Premium funding is spent to the best advantage and monitoring results against expenditure

 

Belswains Primary School
Membership
 

Name

Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Committees

Roles 2022/23

Business or Pecuniary Interests

Additional Information

Lucy Ashford

Parent governor

01 Sep 2019

31 Aug 2023

Strategic (Chair)

Co Vice-Chair            English
Sustainability

  

Neysa Claridge

Headteacher

01 Sep 2020

 

Resources

Headteacher

Finance

Employed by Belswains Primary School

 

Louisa Clarke

Staff Governor

15 Sep 2020

14 Sep 2024

Strategic

Pupil Premium Working Party

Governor Development Coordinator

Website 

 

Employed by Belswains Primary School

 

Allison Culley

Co-opted Governor

1 Nov

2022

31 Oct 2026

Strategic

 

Employed by Belswains Primary School

 

Susan Cutler

Local Authority Governor

01 Nov 202022

31 Oct 2026

Strategic

Resources

Chair

Finance 

SEND Link

CLA

EYFS Link

PHSE Link

Pupil Premium working party

School Council Link

 

Chair         until 01.10.2026

Claire Fitzgibbon

Co-opted Governor

23 Nov 2021

22 Nov 2025

Resources

Art Link

Health and Safety

History Link

RE Link

  

Sarah Hennigan

Co-opted Governor

17 Nov 2022

16 Nov 2026

Resources 

   

Nafeesa Khan

Associate Member

16 Sep 2021

15 Sep 2025

Strategic

Data Protection Officer

Maths Link

  

Tracey Middleton

Clerk

   

Clerk

Clerk, Trainer and Admin roles currently undertaken. Employed by HfL

 

Fran Parkins

Parent governor

16 Sep 2020

15 Sep 2024

Resources (chair)

Co Vice-Chair

Governors

Science Link

  

Christopher Payne

Associate Member

11 Jan 2021

10 Jan 2025

Strategic

 

Deputy Headteacher

Pupil premium working party

Employed by Belswains Primary School

 

Suzanne Uezzell

Co-opted Governor

11 June 2019

10 July 2023

Strategic 

Music Link

PE Link

Sports Premium Link 

  

Deborah Woodman

Co-opted Governor

23rd Mar 2021

22nd Mar 2025

Resources

Disciplinary Panel Chair

Safeguarding Governor

Computing Link

Geography Link 

  

NOTES

  1. Associate members are not Governors (so are not counted in the total number of governors constitution) but are appointed by the Governing Body to bring expertise and experience in specific areas to committees. The majority of Associate Members are staff members such as Deputy Heads or members of the SLT, or in some cases an external person who cannot commit to the full time role of a governor but brings a skill (e.g. finance; health and safety) which supports the governing boards effectiveness.  They may be appointed for a period of between one and four years. They may attend full Governing Body meetings and whilst they do not have voting rights on the governing board, if they are over 18, they can be delegated voting rights on a committee which should be reflected in the terms of reference for that committee.
  2. Other relevant interests includes relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
  3. Governors at Belswains Primary School have declared that they have no other governance roles in other schools 

 

 

The Approved Minutes of governing body meetings are available, upon request, from the school office.

 

The Governing Body undertakes an Annual Survey of all parents/carers to obtain their views on the performance of the school.  Governors are available at all other times to listen to concerns or views of parents/carers and can be contacted via the school office.

 

The Chair of Governors and Headteacher send out an annual review letter to parents at the end of each academic year.