Governors

The academy has a Governing Body to ensure that it has the capacity to improve and raise overall standards.  Ofsted considers the governing body to be part of the leadership and management of the academy, however governors do not manage the academy. That is the job of the Headteacher and Leadership Team. Governors are there to be “a critical friend” to the Headteacher and the academy. However they do oversee the development of the academy – their main aim being to assist the Chief Executive Offcer, Headteacher and senior leaders to always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities.  We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of governors who are actively involved in the life of the academy.

 

Our Governing Body is made up of the following members:

Chair of the local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From  To
Miriam Micklethwaite Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 22 31 March 24

 

Local Governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Catherine Lambert Not recorded Elected by parents 1 April 22 31 March 26
Catherine Walker Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 April 22 31 March 25
Kay Cooper Not recorded Elected by parents 1 April 22 31 March 26
Patricia Haith Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 22 31 March 26
Sarah Gallacher Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher 1 April 22 Not recorded
Philippa Barrowcliffe Not recorded

Appointed by foundation/Trust

27 June 22 27 June 26

 

Historic (left within last 12 months)

Name Role Appointed by From To
Catherine Lambert Local governor Elected by parents 12 Oct 20 31 March 22
Cathy Walker Local governor Elected by school staff 29 Sep 20 31 March 22
Kay Cooper Local governor Elected by parents 1 Dec 21 30 March 22
Miriam Micklethwaite Chair of Local Governing Body Appointed by GB/board 23 Sep 21 30 March 22
Patricia Haith Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 May 17 30 March 22
Rebecca Grange Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 Nov 20 2 Nov 22
Sarah Proctor Local governor Elected by school staff 16 Mar 19 30 Mar 22

 

Governor Roles and Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Pat Haith
SEN - Miriam Micklethwaite
Attendance - Miriam Micklethwaite
Disadvantaged Pupils - Miriam Micklethwaite
Looked After Children - Catherine Lambert
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Cathy Walker

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee - Chair Miriam Micklethwaite

Members of Committee - Miriam Micklethwaite, Catherine Lambert, Pat Haith 

Remit - To meet with the CEO to carry out an annual review of the overall performance of the Principal and to consider and make decisions on the Principals recommendations of salary following the performance appraisal procedure.

Occasional committees do meet, they are formed ‘as and when’ from available governors, with membership according to prior involvement.  No conflict of interest must arise and of this the head cannot be a member of these. Staff Discipline and grievance – Staff discipline and grievance (appeals) – Complaints – Performance Management (appeals)

 

Governance Framework and Handbook

Governor Declaration of Business Interests

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2020-21

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2021-22

Code of Conduct