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 it develop.  In September 2020 I became Chair of the Governing Body, a 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 Body are:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the School and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure it's money is well spent

 

I can be contacted via 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 the 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.

 

We meet together at least once a term as a whole Governing Body. 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

APPOINTED BY

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

CONNECTIONS TO STAFF

CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE

OTHER SCHOOL GOVERNOR POSTS HELD

BUSINESS INTERESTS DECLARED

Mr Ian Dewes

Local Authority

Warwickshire County Council (WCC)

CHAIR

Quality of Education

Pay Comm

None

30/4/2020-29/4/2024

None

Yes

WCC -Trainer

CovMat -Director

Mr Julian Davoile

Headteacher

n/a

 

n/a

Ex-officio

None

None

Mr Tom Eyre-Maunsell

Co-opted

Goverrning Body

Leadership & Management

Pay Committee

None

19/6/22-18/6/2026

None

None

Renée Haddow

Parent

Parent body

Behaviour

SEN

 

12/9/23-11/9/27

None

None

Katie Isaac

Staff Governor

Staff

 

n/a

1/9/22-31/8/26

None

None

Ms Virginie Laignelet

Parent

Parent body

Pupil Premium

None

9/1/2022-8/1/2026

None

None

Mrs Lucy Lane

Co-opted

Goverrning Body

Quality of Early Years

None

28/4/2020-27/4/24

None

None

Mrs Helen Smith

Co-opted

Goverrning Body

VICE-CHAIR

Personal Dev.

SEN

Pay Committee

None

2/9/21-1/9/25

None

None

Mr Derrick Willer

Co-opted

Goverrning Body

Safeguarding

None

14/12/21-13/12/25

None

Cov & Warks Schools Liaison Community - Chair

 

We currently have 2 vacancies for Co-opted Governors. Please contact the Chair or Clerk if you are interesting in joining the Governing body.

 

What do governors do?

The governing body provides strategic leadership and accountability in a school. It has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it’s money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

As a governor, you will be able to:

  • use your own experience of education and life beyond school to inform conversations
  • develop and utilise your skills in a board-level environment
  • make a valuable contribution to education and your community
  • support and challenge the school so that it improves for pupils and staff
  • bring your unique experiences, perspectives and insights in to decision-making in the interests of the school community.

 

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE 2022-23

GOVERNOR

No. of meetings eligible to attend

No. of meetings attended

Date Governor Role ceased

Ian Dewes

4

4

n/a

Julian Davoile

4

3

n/a

Tom Eyre-Maunsell

4

3

n/a

Katie Isaac

4

4

n/a

Virginie Laignelet

4

4

n/a

Lucy Lane

4

3

19/3/24

Thinlay Llamo

4

2

31/8/23

Helen Smith

4

4

n/a

Derrick Willer

4

4

n/a

 

 

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:

 

Tuesday 12 September 2023

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Tuesday 24 June 2024

 

 

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

 

 

Register of Business Interests 2023-24 & Instrument of Government