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

    Pupil Premium

    None

    26/4/2016-25/4/2020

    Yes

    Yes

    Mr Tom Eyre-Maunsell

    Co-opted

    Literacy

    None

    19/6/18-18/6/2022

    No

     

    Ms Julianna Hall

    Co-opted

    Safeguarding

    Reading

    None

    1/9/2017-31/8/2021

    No

    None

    Mr Mark Llewellyn

    Co-opted

     

    None

    19/6/18-18/6/2022

    No

    None

    Mr Maurice Monteith

    Co-opted

     

    None

    19/6/18-18/6/2022

    No

    None

    Mrs Helen Smith

    Co-opted

    SEND

    EYFS

    None

    1/9/2017-31/8/2021

    No

    None

    Mrs Leah Adams

    Headteacher

    n/a

    n/a

    Ex-officio

    No

    None

    Miss Liann Carribine

    Staff

    Covering maternity leave

    n/a

    20/3/2018-19/3/2019

    No

    None

    Ms Virginie Laignelet

    Parent

     

    None

    9/1/2018-8/1/2021

    No

    None

    Mrs Karen Swaffield

    Parent

     

    None

    9/1/2018-8/1/2021

    No

    None

    Mrs Adele Eatenton

    Parent

    Sports Premium

    None

    26/2/2016-Resigned

    1/5/2018

    No

    None

    Mr Ian Souster

    Co-opted

    Vice-Chair

    Chair of Resource & Finance Committee

    None

    26/2/2016-Resigned

    19/6/2018

    No

    Yes

    Miss Zuzanna Pasieczna

    Co-opted

    Safeguarding

    None

    6/4/2016-

    Resigned

    6/3/2018

    No

    None

    Mrs Karlie Whiteside

    Staff

     

    n/a

    1/9/2017-19/3/2018 (maternity leave)

    No

    None

 

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