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Our Governing Body

Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).

 

If any one wishes to see a copy of the governing body minutes they request a copy directly from school.

Governor Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of school governors are:

  • Setting aims, objectives, targets and a strategic framework for the school and reviewing its progress towards attaining them;
  • Monitoring and evaluating how well the policies and plans of the school are working;
  • Accounting for the school and governing body’s performance;
  • Working with the Head teacher to ensure that teaching within the school is effective and of good quality and that children achieve the highest possible standards;
  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget;
  • Acting  as  “critical  friend”  to  the  school  by  challenging  and  supporting  the  senior management team and by taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of the work of staff and pupils;
  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.
  • Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body

The governing body is made up of the following:

  • Head Teacher.
  • Parent governors – elected by and from among parents of registered pupils at the school.
  • Staff governors – elected by and from the staff at the school.
  • Local Education Authority (LA)– appointed by the LA.
  • Foundation  governors  (at  voluntary  aided,  voluntary  controlled  and some  foundation schools) –to preserve and develop the religious character of the school (if applicable) and to see that the trust deed is complied with.
  • Co-opted Governor  –  appointed  by  members  of  the  Governing Body  who  are  not themselves co-opted. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

 

Our Governors

Chair of Governors

Mrs Katharine Millar  
LA Representative Stuart Priestley  
Vice-Chair & Parent Governor Mrs Heather Harland  
Head Teacher Mr Trevor Watson  
Staff Governor Mrs Gail Smith  
Co-opted Governor Mr Terry Sutton  
Co-opted Governor
Dr Kat Vasby-Burnie  
Parent Governor Mrs Katharine Millar  
Foundation Governor Mr Malcolm Cundick  
Clerk to Governors Mrs Val Brown  

 

 

How to become a School Governor

If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the North Yorkshire County Council website, School Governor section.

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