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Governing Body / Committee Membership

Updated 05 May 2020

Governing Body MembershipTypeAppointed ByTerm of Office StartTerm of Office EndAttendance 18/19
Mrs Julia RodwellHeadEx Officio19/12/201613/14
Mr David JacksonLAGB08/11/201907/11/202314/14
Mr Leslie HowesCo-optedGB28/07/201927/07/202312/14
Mrs Richenda BroadCo-optedGB03/10/201602/10/20209/10
Mrs Jackie LoveCo-optedGB13/11/201712/11/20217/7
Vacancy Co-opted GB
Mrs Janet Wainwright ObserverGB31/10/201630/10/20206/6
VacancyParent Elected
Mrs Mary YousefiParentElected13/11/201712/11/20214/10
Mrs Lianne RichardsonStaffElected13/11/201712/11/202112/12
Full Governing Board   4pm Start Finance & Resources 1pm Start Raising Achievement   1pm Start Perf Mgt Safer Rec Trained Governor Responsibility
18 Nov 2019
16 March 2020
22 June 2020
21 Oct 2019
24 Feb 2020
18 May 2020
9 Dec 2019
3 Feb 2020
27 April 2020
8 June 2020
Julie Rodwell X X      
David Jackson Chair X X X 16/10/15 GDPR and Looked After Children (LAC)
Leslie Howes Vice Chair Chair X X    
Richenda Broad   Chair      
Jackie Love X   X 29/11/17  
Janet Wainwright Observer        
Linda Leckenby-Blades X   X    
Lianne Richardson X X      
Mary Yousefi   X      
Former Governor/s Type Appointed by Start Term of Office   End Term of Office  
Mrs Mary Hall
Mrs Anne Weatherson
Ms Kate Rennison
Mrs Jenny James
Mrs Diane Darby Mrs Karyn Vose
Mrs Linda Lecknby-Blades
Co-Opted Staff
Co-Opted Co-Opted Co-Opted
Ex Officio GB Elected GB GB GB
01/09/2007 08/10/2015 03/12/2015 27/07/2015 13/11/2017 19/11/2018
16/12/2016 07/07/2017 13/11/2017 07/06/2018 19/11/2018 12/09/2019

Concerns/Appeals Committee – Pool Membership (all governors except those employed in school in any capacity

The Governing Body recognises its responsibility to be the final arbiter on all policy matters and decisions concerning the management of the school.

It is the Governing Body’s intention to delegate responsibilities adequately to a number of Committees and to the Head and staff so as to ensure the most efficient and effective delivery of policy.

The Chair of the Committees to agree with the Head Teacher the agenda and send to members 1 week prior to the meeting.

The minutes of Committees will be presented to all Governors at the next full Governing Body meeting.  Major decisions may be referred to the full Governing Body where full consultation is felt advisable.

The Governing Body has also established Working Parties without delegated powers to consider key issues with a view to recommending to full Governors a course of action.


Spending Limits in line with school financial procedures

  1. To the Head Teacher: Delegated powers up to a ceiling of £10,000 on any single item purchase, without reference to the Finance Committee (unless these purchases have already been agreed by governors within the reported School/Premises or ICT Development Plans).  Any emergency expenditure of more than £5,000 on maintenance of the site will be reported to the committee; 
  2. Committee Level: expenditure up to £15,000;
  3. Any expenditure over £15,000 will be submitted for approval to the full Governing Body with the recommendation of the Committee.  .
  4. To monitor spending and examine outturn figures during the financial year.
  5. To follow the LA’s guidelines when entering into contractual agreements.
  6. To determine charges for lettings
  7. To liaise with the Raising Achievement members and the full Governing Body over matters relating to School Development Plans.
  8. To determine the staffing levels and annual teaching staff establishment and recruit in line with Safer Recruitment Guidelines.
  9. Ensure up to date and relevant training regarding safeguarding procedures are in place and monitor the effectiveness of policies and practices;
  10. To determine the grades for non-teaching staff in accordance with LA Job Evaluation.
  11. To advise the Governing Body of and approve the School Charging Policy.
  12. Implement, review and approve finance policy on an annual basis.
  13. Review and approve the School Pay policy on an annual basis.
  14. To monitor and evaluate staff absences in line with the Staff Absence Management Policy.
  15. To implement the governing Body’s Pay Policy for all staff (teaching and non-teaching) including the annual review of teachers’ salaries, Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teachers as required by law.
  16. To advise on matters relating to competitive tendering.
  17. To consider and report to the Governing Body on aspects of building and premises including monitoring the (DDA) Disability Discrimination Action Plan and Equal Opportunities compliance.
  18. To determine the number and deployment of posts above the basic level.
  19. To ensure that arrangements for Performance Management/Threshold Payments are implemented.


To consider annually the Schools Financial Value Standards (SFVS).

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Performance management/appraisal regulations require governing bodies to appoint two or three governors to appraise the Head Teacher.  The appointed governors must undertake the performance review with the External Adviser ensuring that clear objectives are set and monitored.   Clear assessment should be made of performance overall and in particular the extent to which the Head Teacher has achieved his/her objectives.  They must prepare a written statement recording the main points made by the appraiser, the Head Teacher’s response and the conclusions reached. 

The recommendation for deciding whether or not to award a performance point on the pay spine is delegated to the governors conducting the performance review who must be mindful of the School’s Pay Policy.

Any alteration to the school ISR (Individual School Range) must be made with the approval of the delegated committee.


Chair of Complaints: To be appointed at time of meeting.             

Chair of Appeals Committee: To be appointed at time of meeting.          


Pool Membership for Complaints and Appeals Committees (excluding staff)

A Governor who serves on a Complaints Committee may not serve on an Appeals Committee

(Gender balance of governors should sit on each Committee if possible subject to availability of respective governors)



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