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Northlands' Governors

 

I am very proud to be the Chair of Governors at Northlands Primary School and have been in post since September 2014. During my time here, I have witnessed first-hand the emphasis that all staff place on safeguarding and providing quality teaching to all children. At Northlands, we take pride in helping children achieve their potential within a fun, safe and nurturing environment.

 

All of the Governors are committed to ensuring that the school continues to build on its strengths and take our children on an educational journey to provide them with life-long learning skills. We talk and listen to parents, carers, staff and pupils to better understand how we can grow and develop the school.

 

As a governing body we:

  • Set the schools's values, vision and strategic aims

  • Agree plans and policies, including admission arrangements

  • Monitor the performance and progress of our children

  • Work with the staff to help them teach and care for our children

  • Decide how the resources of the school are best used

  • Act as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge her in leading the school

  • Ensure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, and to the local community

    Orlando Arnold, Chair of Governors

     

    STRUCTURE OF THE GOVERNING BODY

    At Northlands, the Governors are representatives of all the key groups involved in our school – the Parents, the Staff, the Local Authority and the Community. Some are appointed and some are elected. All serve for a term of four years. Further information is contained in our constitution document see below.

     

    We meet together at least twice a term as a whole Governing Body, or as a Finance and Resources Committee. In addition each Governor has an area on the School Development Plan that they are responsible for monitoring. There are also designated governors for SEND provision, Safeguarding and Health and Safety.

     

    The Governors at Northlands Primary School & Nursery are:

     

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

CONNECTIONS TO STAFF

CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE

OTHER SCHOOL GOVERNOR POSTS HELD

BUSINESS INTERESTS DECLARED

Mr Orlando Arnold

Co-opted

Chair of Governors

 

None

1/9/2016-31/8/2020

No

Yes

Mr Ian Dewes

Local Authority

Vice-Chair

 

None

26/4/2016-25/4/2020

Yes

Yes

Mr Ian Souster

Co-opted

Vice-Chair

Chair of Resource & Finance Committee

Health & Safety

None

26/2/2016-25/2/2020

No

Yes

Miss Zuzanna Pasieczna

Co-opted

Safeguarding

None

6/4/2016-5/4/2020

No

No

Ms Helen Smith

Co-opted

SEND

 

1/9/2017-31/8/2021

No

 

Ms Julianna Hall

Co-opted

 

None

1/9/2017-31/8/2021

No

No

Mrs Leah Adams

Headteacher

 

n/a

Ex-officio

No

No

Mrs Karlie Whiteside

Staff

 

n/a

1/9/2017-31/8/2021

No

No

Mrs Adele Eatenton

Parent

 

None

26/2/2016-25/2/2020

No

No

Vacancy - Parent Governor

Vacancy - Parent Governor

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS

The Governors Register of Business Interests is attached below.

 

CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS – Mrs Jay Wiggett

Correspondence may be sent to the Clerk, care of the School, or by email: clerk2417@welearn365.com

Correspondence can be sent to the Chair of Governors, care of the School

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE 2016-17

Governor

Number of Meetings Eligible to Attend

Number of Meetings Attended

Orlando Arnold

8

8

Ian Souster

8

8

Ian Dewes

4

4

Zuzanna Pasieczna

8

6

Leah Adams

8

7

Mandy McColl

(stepped down 31/8/2017)

8

7

Adele Eatenton

4

3

 

 

GOVERNOR VOTING RIGHTS

All Governors are eligible to vote on all matters. During the year 2017-18, Governors will vote / make decisions at the meetings listed below:

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2017-18

26 September 2017

12 December 2017

20 March 2018

19 June 2018

 

RESOURCES & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2017-18

7 November 2017

27 March 2018

24 April 2018

 

 

PARENT GOVERNORS NEEDED!

We are a small Governing Body and are actively seeking new Parent Governors. We can offer quality training, a fun and vibrant atmosphere in which to volunteer and an opportunity to help shape education within our school. If you are in interested in becoming a Governor, please email the Clerk: clerk2417@welearn365.com or telephone the school on 01788 542 440 to arrange an informal conversation.


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