School governors

Northlands Primary School

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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.

 

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:

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

CONNECTIONS TO STAFF

CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE

OTHER SCHOOL GOVERNOR POSTS HELD

BUSINESS INTERESTS DECLARED

Mr Ian Dewes

Local Authority

 

None

30/4/2020-29/4/2024

Yes

Yes

Mr Julian Davoile

Headteacher

 

n/a

Ex-officio

No

None

Mr Tom Eyre-Maunsell

Co-opted

 

None

19/6/2022-18/6/2026

No

None

Renée Haddow

Parent

 

 

12/9/2023-11/9/2027

 

 

Katie Isaac

Staff Governor

 

n/a

1/9/2022-31/8/2026

No

None

Ms Virginie Laignelet

Parent

 

None

9/1/2022-8/1/2026

No

None

Mrs Lucy Lane

Co-opted

 

None

28/4/2020-27/4/2024

No

None

Mrs Helen Smith

Co-opted

 

None

2/9/2021-1/9/2025

No

None

Mr Derrick Willer

Co-opted

 

None

14/12/2021-13/12/2025

No

None

 

GOVERNOR VOTING RIGHTS

 

All Governors are eligible to vote on all matters. During the year 2023-24, Governors will vote / make decisions at the meetings listed below:

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2023-24

12 September 2023

12 December 2023

19 March 2024

9 July 2024

 

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE 2021-2022

 

GOVERNOR

No. of meetings eligible to attend

No. of meetings attended

Date Governor Role ceased

Liann Carribine

3

3

15/2/22

Julian Davoile

6

6

 

Ian Dewes

6

5

 

Tom Eyre-Maunsell

6

6

 

Katie Isaac

5

5

 

Virginie Laignelet

5

5

 

Lucy Lane

5

5

 

Thinlay Llamo

4

4

 

MarK Llewellyn

3

3

14/12/21

James Reilly

3

1

31/8/22

Helen Smith

6

6

 

Karen Swaffield

2

2

14/12/21

Derrick Willer

4

4

 

 

GOVERNOR VOTING RIGHTS

 

All Governors are eligible to vote on all matters. During the year 2022-23, Governors will vote / make decisions at the meetings listed below:

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2022-23

6 September 2021

13 December 2021

28 March 2023

11 July 2023

 

 

Please find a register of Business Interests 2022-23  below:  

 

 

 

CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS – Ms 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