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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 2020/21

Business or Pecuniary Interests

Additional Information

Lucy Ashford

Parent governor

01 Sep 2019

31 Aug 2023

Strategic (Chair)

Co Vice-Chair    Website          English
Sustainability

 

 

Neysa Claridge

Headteacher

01 Sep 2020

 

Strategic

Resources

 

Headteacher

Employed by Belswains Primary School

 

Louisa Clarke

Staff governor

15 Sep 2020

14 Sep 2024

Strategic

 

 

Employed by Belswains Primary School

 

Allison Culley

Co-opted governor

01 Nov 2018

31 Oct 2022

Strategic (Clerk)

 

Employed by Belswains Primary School

 

Susan Cutler

Local Authority Governor

01 Nov 2018

31 Oct 2022

Strategic

Resources

Chair
School Council
School Travel Plan
EYFS

 

Chair until 01.10.2022

Claire Fitzgibbon

Co-opted governor

23 Nov 2021

22 Nov 2025

Resources

 

 

 

Nafeesa Khan

Associate Member

16 Sep 2020

15 Sep 2021

Strategic

 

Data Protection Officer

Maths

 

 

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 Development Coordinator

Well-being & Mental Health Governor

Science

 

 

Peter Rutherford

Co-opted Governor

11 July 2021

10 July 2025

Resources (Clerk)

Disciplinary Panel Chair

Health & Safety

Sports Premium

 

 

 

Christopher Payne

Associate Member

11 Jan 2021

10 Jan 2025

Strategic

 

Resources

Deputy Headteacher

Pupil premium working party

Employed by Belswains Primary School

 

Deborah Woodman

Co-opted Governor

23rd Mar 2021

22nd Mar 2025

Resources

Disciplinary Panel Chair

Computing

Safeguarding Governor

 

 

Suzanne Uezzell

Co-opted governor

11 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2023

Strategic

CLA

SEND

 

 

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 .