Northlands' Governors

Message from the Chair of Governors

 

I have lived close to the school since 2009 and I have three children all of which attend or have attended the school.  With my oldest child joining in 2010 and my first term as a governor starting in 2016 I have got to know the school and its community well and it has been a privilege to see the school develop.  In September 2020 I became Chair of the board and role I am proud to hold.  Myself and my fellow governors meet regularly and visit the school to help us carry out our duties.  The core functions of the governing board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher and other senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

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 (the document which sets out how we want the school to improve each year) that they are responsible for monitoring. There are also designated governors for SEND provision, Safeguarding and Health and Safety. 

 

I can be contacted by the school office.

Ian Dewes

 

 

Mr Ian Dewes, 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 are:

 

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE 2019-2020

The number of meetings that took place were reduced due to Covid-19 restrictions

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE 2019-2020 

The number of meetings that took place were reduced due to Covid-19 restrictions 

GOVERNOR 

No.of meetings eligible to attend 

No. of meetings attended 

Date Governor Role Ceased 

Leah Adams

31/8/20 

Orlando Arnold 

15/9/20 

Liann Carribine 

 

Sam Carter 

31/8/20 

Ian Dewes 

 

Tom Eyre-Maunsell 

 

Virginie Laignelet 

 

Lucy Lane 

 

MarK Llewellyn 

 

Helen Smith 

 

Karen Swaffield 

 

 

GOVERNOR VOTING RIGHTS

 

All Governors are eligible to vote on all matters. During the year 2020-21, Governors will vote / make decisions at the meetings listed below:

 

 

 

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2020-21

15 September 2020

26 January 2021

30 March 2021

4 May 2021 (Budget approval)

29 June 2021

 
 
 

RESOURCES & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2020-21

13 October 2020

2 February 2021

4 May 2021

 

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