Governors

Our Governors are a group of volunteers which include Parents, Staff and Members of the local community. Their main role is to promote ongoing improvements in standards throughout the school. They support the Headteacher and staff in identifying and planning the school’s long-term direction and they monitor and evaluate progress. They also help to set the school’s aims and values and are responsible for staff appointments, including the Headteacher. Many of their responsibilities carry a statutory requirement, which means they are obliged by law to do certain things, such as agree the annual budget. Below are details of the membership of the Governing Body:
Darren Johnson

Darren Johnson

Chair and Governor
Sam Liddicott

Sam Liddicott

Vice Chair and Governor
Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott

Headteacher
Janet Ward

Janet Ward

Staff Governor
Carol Parkin

Carol Parkin

Governor
Rev David Gerrard

Rev David Gerrard

Governor
Sally Whittell

Sally Whittell

Governor
Helen Smale

Helen Smale

Governor

Governor Newsletters/Letters

Governing Body Newsletter - February 2021
Chair of Governors Letter to school community - February 2021

Everything our Governors do is in the best interests of our pupils and the wider community. We want our children to thrive and achieve their full potential and ensure that our children learn in a safe and eco-friendly environment.

Term of Office and Meeting Attendance

Governor

Governor category

Term start

Term end

Full GB Attendance 2020/21 (6 meetings)

Full GB Attendance 2019/20 (5 meetings)

Darren Johnson

Governor (Chair) 01/05/2017 30/04/2021  100% (4/4) 80% (4/5)

Carol Parkin

Governor 01/05/2017 30/04/2021  75% (3/4) 80% (4/5)

Helen Smale

Governor  01/01/2021 31/12/2024  100% (2/2) n/a

Sally Whittell

Governor

01/01/2021

31/12/2024

 100% (2/2) n/a

Rev David Gerrard

Governor

01/09/2019

30/08/2023  75% (3/4) 80% (4/5)

Craig Elliott

Headteacher 01/12/2015 n/a  100% (4/4) 100%
Julie Pratt Advisor to GB

n/a

n/a  100% (4/4) 100%

Sam Liddicott

Governor (vice chair)

01/05/2017

30/04/2021

 100% (4/4) 100%

Janet Ward

Staff Governor

01/05/2017

30/04/2021

 100% (4/4) 100%
           
           

 

Joint Committee

(Quorum - 3)

All Governors, subject to eligibility and, availability. Members must not have any prior knowledge of the issue. Members will be chosen to serve on the joint committee, as follows:

  • Priority given to the Chair/Vice Chair of the hosting Governing Body unless he/she has prior knowledge of the issue;
  • other members to be chosen subject to eligibility and availability.

Appointment Selection Panel

Teaching posts on Standard Scale and Non-Teaching Staff

A panel of 3 Members comprising of: Headteacher, Chair or Vice-Chair, 1 Governor chosen in alphabetical rotational order.

Teaching Posts with TLR Points

A panel of 3 Members comprising of: Headteacher, Chair or Vice-Chair, 1 Governor chosen in alphabetical rotational order.

Deputy Headteacher

(Quorum 3)

A panel of 5 Members comprising of: Headteacher, Chair, Vice-Chair, 2 Governors in chosen alphabetical rotational order

Headteacher Appointments

(Quorum 3)

A panel of 5 Members comprising of: Chair, Vice-Chair, 3 Governors chosen in alphabetical rotational order

Constitution and Register of Interest

Governor

 

Link responsibility

Interest of related persons

Business interests

Craig Elliott     None  None
Darren Johnson

 

Training Link Governor
Pupil Premium
Sports Premium
SEN
Premises working group

None

Owner of Pocket Panto - donation of a pantomime performance for school each year

Rev David Gerrard    

Governor at St Mary's CE Primary in Wakefield

Director at St Swithens Community Centre

Vicar at St Catherines and St Andrews churches

Langley House Trust Chaplin

CoActive Arts Trustee

Area Dean of Wakefield

None
Sally Whittell    

Former member of staff

None

Helen Smale

 

 

None

None

Julie Pratt   Premises working group None None
Carol Parkin

 

 

None

None

Sam Liddicott

 

 

Children at school

Works for Sonic Wall who have a link to Dell who supply school servers

None

Janet Ward

 

Premises working group

None

None