Who Are We?
School Governing BodyUpdated 21st January 2017
|Representative||Position within Governing Body||End of Term of Office|
|Mr D. Atkinson||LA Governor||23rd October 2020|
|Miss J. Barker||Head Teacher||Ex Officio|
|Miss N. Gray||Parent||31st December 2017|
|Mrs S. Johnson||Associate Member||Ex Officio|
|Miss A. Joyce||Associate Member||Ex Officio|
|Rev K. Nicholl||Foundation||Ex Officio|
|Mr T. Pitts||Staff||22nd November 2020|
|Mrs L. Riach||Parent||2nd March 2020|
|Mr J. Waters||Chair of Governors (until 16th March 2017): Foundation: Co-Opted||31st December 2017|
|Mrs R. Wilcox||Foundation: Co-Opted||16th February 2019|
|Vacancy||Foundation - Diocesan|
|Vacancy||Foundation - PCC|
Our Governing Body Committees
- to obtain the best possible outcomes for children
- to develop and maintain the ethos of the school
- to strategically plan for development of the school
- to monitor the school’s performance
- to effectively manage change
- to obtain the best value for money
Name of Committee: Standards and Effectiveness Committee
Purpose: To provide support and challenge to the leadership of the school and to hold them to account in relation to the quality of educational provision including: the quality of teaching and learning; pupil progress and outcomes for pupils; the quality of the curriculum provision and delivery; behaviour and safety of pupils.
Membership: Mr J. Waters (Chair), Miss J. Barker, Miss A. Joyce, Mrs L. Riach, Mrs S. Johnson, Mr D. Atkinson, Mr T. Pitts
Quorum: Three governors
Terms of Reference: To comply with the curriculum committee Terms of Reference (Kirklees Council publication, “Committee Matters”, page 48, available on request) and in addition:
- To monitor the progress of the School Development/Improvement Plan regarding pupil progress and attainment and curriculum developments.
- To ensure that the National Curriculum and RE (in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus) are taught and that the curriculum is:
- broad and balanced
- relevant to the needs and abilities of all pupils
- focuses on the necessary priorities to ensure that all pupils make good progress – especially in reading, writing and maths
- To ensure that the school promotes the spiritual, moral social and cultural development of all pupils
- To ensure that statutory pupil assessments are carried out and results reported to parents/carers and appropriate bodies
- To ensure that the school communicates clearly with parents
- To ensure that relevant procedures are in place and effective in relation to child protection/safeguarding
- To ensure that impartial careers advice is provided to pupils
- To consider the impact of pupil premium on outcomes for relevant pupils
- To monitor and review on a scheduled basis relevant statutory policies including:
- Child Protection
- Statement of principles (The Governing Board has a duty to produce and review a written statement of general principles to guide Headteacher in determining measures to promote good behaviour and discipline amongst the pupils)
- Sex Education (in primary schools the Governing Board decides whether or not this should be provided)
- special educational needs/ensuring that the code of practice is met and that the policy is published, made known to parents and reported on at least annually
Name of Committee: Resources Committee
Purpose: To provide support and challenge to the leadership of the school and to hold them to account in relation to the use of resources to support the priorities of the school including: the leadership of teaching and learning; the school budget; the employment and development of staff; the premises.
Membership: Miss J. Barker, Miss A. Joyce, Rev K. Nicholl, Mrs R. Wilcox, Mr J. Waters, Mrs N. Gray
Quorum: Three governors
Terms of Reference
To comply with the finance committee, premises and health and safety committee and
staffing committee Terms of Reference (Kirklees Council publication, “Committee Matters”, pages 49-52, available on request) and in addition:
- Ensure a staffing structure is in place which meets the needs and priorities of the school and that requirements in relation to safer recruitment practices are met.
- Ensure that a system is in place for staff appraisals and related CPD provision.
- Make decisions on pay awards for staff following recommendations from the head teacher/review governors based on the outcome of the appraisal process.
- Ensure a robust system is in place to monitor the quality of teaching and address underperformance .
- Ensure that responsibilities in relation to NQTs are met and to support new school leaders as relevant.
- Ensure matters of school security, school premises and health and safety are addressed.
- Monitor and review on a scheduled basis relevant statutory policies including:
- Health and safety
- Staff appraisal
- Staff pay and conditions
- Accessibility plan
- Data protection
Governors who have left their position in the last 12 months
Governors who have left positionUpdated 21st January 2017
|Representative||Date Left Office|
|Mrs J. Earnshaw||21st November 2016|
|Mrs C. Fewster||28th April 2016|
|Mrs N. Grey||8th January 2017|
|Mrs J. Jackson||12th December 2016|
|Mr P. Thornton||24th May 2016|
Governor Business and Financial Interests
There are no governor declarations of business or financial interests to declare.
Governance Roles In Other Schools
There are no governors with governor roles in other schools.