Governors

 Skelmanthorpe Academy Governors List 2019-2020

 

Name

Type of Governor

Committees

Specific Responsibilities and Links

Current Term of Office

 

From

To

Mrs Janine

Tinker-Ives

Co-opted Governor (Chair)

Standards and Effectiveness, Finance and Resources, Appraisals and Pay

Safeguarding, Child Protection, Governor Training contact

18/09/2019

17/09/2023

Mr Kieran

Wilson

Co-opted Governor

(Vice-Chair)

Standards and Effectiveness, Appraisals and Pay

Quality of Education, Pupil Premium

10/07/2019

09/07/2023

Mrs Vicky McClelland

Co-opted

Governor

Standards and Effectiveness, Appraisals and Pay

Health and Safety

18/09/2015

17/09/2023

Mrs Amy

Pearson

Parent

Governor

Finance and Resources

Special Educational Needs

09/10/2018

08/10/2022

Ms Hannah

McKerchar

Parent

Governor

Currently undergoing checks from LA

 

17/10/2019

16/10/2023

Mrs Sarah

Senior

Headteacher

Standards and Effectiveness, Finance and Resources

 

01/09/2017

ongoing

 

Mrs Jeanette

Dearnley

Staff

Governor

Finance and Resources

 

11/09/2015

16/01/2021

Miss Katie

Mannifield

Staff

Governor

Standards and Effectiveness

 

18/09/2019

17/09/2023

Mrs Alison

Haigh

Associate

Governor

Finance and Resources

 

26/09/2018

25/09/2022

  

Previous Members

Governor Type

Date Stepped Down

Mr Joshua Beckett

Co-opted Governor (Vice-Chair)

10/09/2019

Mrs Candice Fisher

Staff Governor

13/09/2019

 

Business Interests

No Governors have declared a business interest.

 

Attendance at Meetings 2018-2019

Meeting Date

% Attendance

26th September 2018

88%

28th November 2018

88%

30th January 2019

75%

27th March 2019

88%

22nd May 2019

100%

10th July 2019

80%

 

 

Every school must have a governing body. The membership varies according to the type of school. A Governing Body is made up of a group of volunteers, from different walks of life who give freely of their time and expertise for the benefit of our school. A governor is usually appointed for a period of four years and may then be eligible for re-appointment or re-election.

Governors are responsible for making sure our school provides a good quality education. They also promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies. They do this together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

Governors support and challenge the Headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what's best for our school.  Governors are not there to rubber stamp decisions. 

The governing body’s main role is to help raise standards of achievement.

  • It is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community

  • It plans the school’s future direction

  • It selects the headteacher

  • It makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing

  • It makes sure the national curriculum is taught

  • It decides how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development

  • It makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs.

Governors are asked to register any relevant business interests they have and details of any other educational establishments they govern. They must set out any relationships between governors and members of the school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives. This Register of Interests must be published on our website. Our governors have signed up to a Code of Conduct.

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The Annual Meeting of the Governing Body is held in September each year. There is then a full governing body meeting each half term, with any further meetings convened as required.

Governors also serve on committees which meet twice a term, or as required. These committees have delegated areas of responsibility and advise the full Governing Body of recommended actions on specific issues. The 4 committees are: Early Years, Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare and Leadership & Management. Outcomes (Attainment & Progress) are the responsibility of the full governing body.

Our Chair and Vice-Chair have been elected to serve for a year.

Minutes of Governors' meetings are available to parents on request from the School Office.

Parents may bring any important matters to the attention of the Governing Body. They should do so either by speaking in person to a parent governor or by writing a letter addressed to Mrs Janine Tinker-Ives, Chair of Governors; this will be forwarded to the Chair via the school office.

See also Link to:

Governors’ Code of Conduct 2015

Kirklees LA Become a School Governor

DFE School Performance Tables

Name
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