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:

NAMETYPE OF GOVERNORAREA OF RESPONSIBILITYCONNECTIONS TO STAFFCURRENT TERM OF OFFICEOTHER SCHOOL GOVERNOR POSTS HELDBUSINESS INTERESTS DECLARED
Mr Ian DewesLocal Authority

Chair

Quality of Education 

None30/4/2020-29/4/2024YesYes
Miss Liann CarribineStaff N/A20/3/2018-19/3/2022No None
Mr Julian DavoileHeadteacherN/AN/AEx-officioNoNone
Mr Tom Eyre-MaunsellCo-optedLeadership and Management None 19/6/18-18/6/2022No None
Miss Katie IsaacDeputy Headteacher N/AEx-officioNo None
Ms Virginie LaigneletParentPupil Premium None9/1/2022-8/1/2026No None 
Mrs Lucy LaneCo-optedEYFSNone 28/4/2020-27/4/24No None
Mr Mark LlewellynCo-optedChair of Resources & Finance CommitteeNone 

19/6/18-14/12/2021

Resigned 14/12/21

No None 
Mrs Helen SmithCo-opted

Safeguarding

SEND

PDSW

None 2/9/21-1/9/25No None 
Mrs Karen SwaffieldParent None 

9/1/2018-8/1/2022

RESIGNED 14/12/21

NoNone
Ms Thinlay LlamoCo-opted   

14/12/21-13/12/2025

NoNone
Mr James ReillyParent   9/1/22-8/1/26No None
Mr Derrick WillerCo-opted  14/12/21-13/12/25none none 

 

 

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE 2020-2021

 

GOVERNOR

No. of meetings eligible to attend

No. of meetings attended

Date Governor Role due to cease

Liann Carribine

5

4

19/3/22

Julian Davoile

8

8

 

Ian Dewes

8

7

 

Tom Eyre-Maunsell

5

4

 

Virginie Laignelet

5

5

 

Lucy Lane

5

5

 

MarK Llewellyn

8

8

14/12/21

Helen Smith

8

8

 

Karen Swaffield

7

7

14/12/21

 

 

GOVERNOR VOTING RIGHTS

 

All Governors are eligible to vote on all matters. During the year 2021-22, Governors will vote / make decisions at the meetings listed below:

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2021-22

2 September 2021

14 December 2021 (Full Governors and Resources & Finance Committees)

15 February 2022  (Full Governors and Resources & Finance Committees)

5 April 2022 (Full Governors and Resources & Finance Committees)

5 July 2022 (Full Governors and Resources & Finance Committees)

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS

2021-22 to follow.

 

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