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Governors

The governing body is accountable to the school community and broader community for the effectiveness of the school. In its work, the governing body will collaborate with, and be questioning of, the headteacher and staff, who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

The aims of the governing body are:

  • to support the school in meeting its statutory responsibility to provide the best possible education for each individual pupil
  • to be fully accountable to those who established and fund the school and also to the parents and the wider community for the way in which it carries out its functions as a governing body
  • to act at all times in accordance with the requirements laid down in Acts of Parliament, statutory regulations and the school’s instrument of government
  • to maintain and develop the ethos and reputation of the school
  • to act with due regard for the well-being of children in other schools in supporting the activities of their own particular school
  • to ensure that the school’s interests are properly represented at local level and at national level wherever and whenever appropriate

The governing body normally meets five or six times a year.

We have two main committees who meet at least three times a year:-

  • Finance/Staffing/Premises/Health & safety Committee (FS)
  • Curriculum and SEND Committee (C)

These committees oversee their area of responsibility, contribute to the School Development Plan (SDP), make proposals and report to the Governing Body.

We have other committees to look at particular issues as and when they arise (e.g. pay committee, appeals committee, disciplinary committee)

The Governing Body consists of:-

  • 7 foundation governors appointed by the Carlisle Diocesan Board of education
  • 1 local Authority (LA) governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 staff governor

We currently have vacancies for a Foundation governor and an LA governor

The term of office for all categories of governors is 4 years.

Reverend George Wrigley

  • Appointed as ex officio Foundation governor by Lakes Parish PCC
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships
  • George is a member of the Finance/Staffing/Premises/H&S committee
  • Attendance last year: Governing body meetings: 4/6, committee meetings: 1/1

Sally Jenkinson

  • Appointed: 1st January 2015
  • Appointed:  Ex officio as headteacher
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships
  • Sally is a member of the Finance/Staffing/Premises/H&S committee and curriculum committee.
  • Attendance last year: Governing body meetings: 6/6, committee meetings: 5/5
Karen Coates Governor

Karen Coates (Chair)

  • Appointed: 22nd September 2015
  • Appointed as a parent governor
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships
  • Karen is a member of the Finance/Staffing/Premises/H&S,  and curriculum committees
  • Attendance last year: Governing body meetings: 5/6, committee meetings: 3/3
Alan Idle

Alan Idle (Vice-chair)

  • Appointed: 20th October 2015 
  • Appointed as a Foundation governor
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships
  • Alan is chair of the Finance/Staffing/Premises/H&S committee and is the governor with responsibilty for Health and Safety
  • Attendance last year: Governing body meetings: 5/6, committee meetings: 2/2
Sarah Hamilton Governor

Sarah Hamilton

  • Appointed: 23rd May 2014
  • Appointed as a Foundation governor
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships. Sarah has children in school.
  • Sarah is a member of the curriculum committee. Sarah is also the Safeguarding governor.
  • Attendance last year: Governing body meetings: 2/6, committee meetings: 3/3
Val Sykes Governor

Val Sykes

  • Appointed:12th February 2014
  • Appointed as a Foundation governor
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships
  • Val is chair of the curriculum committee and is also the governor responsible for maintaining the distinctive church ethos
  • Attendance last year: Governing body meetings: 5/6
Kerrie Benson

Kerrie Benson

  • Appointed: 23rd May 2014
  • Appointed as a Parent governor
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships
  • Kerrie is a member of the curriculum committee and is the governor with responsibility for special needs
  • Attendance last year: Governing body meetings: 6/6, committee meetings: 3/3

Neil McCririe

  • Appointed: 6th October 2016
  • Appointed as a Foundation governor
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships
  • Attendance last year: n/a

Phil Saunders

  • Appointed: 6th October 2016
  • Appointed as a Foundation governor
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships. Phil has children in school
  • Phil is a member of the Finance/Staffing/Premises/H&S committee.
  • Attendance last year: n/a

Emily Thornhill

  • Appointed: 2nd February 2016
  • Appointed as a Staff governor
  • No business or pecuniary interests or material interests arising from intra-governor or staff  relationships
  • Emily is a member of the curriculum committee.
  • Attendance last year: Governing body meetings: 4/4, committee meetings: 1/1
 clerk

Sue Glendinning

Clerk to Governors

 

Please contact the school office if you wish to see the minutes of Governor meetings.  Thank you.

 

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