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Latest Minutes from Full Governing Body Meeting

Governor Skills Audit

Our Governing Body

The governors’ work affects most aspects of the school’s work.  They establish, with the Headteacher, aims for the school, and approve policies – for the curriculum, behaviour and discipline, for example; and are responsible for the school’s budget and the use and maintenance of the premises.  

 

They are expected to be in touch with the local community and to help guide the school to meet the community’s educational needs. They are also expected to help the school explain to the community what the school is trying to achieve for their children. 

 

School governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. 

 

They can only act together; they cannot act individually.

 

The full governing body meets twice each term.

 

The Key Functions of Ruswarp Church of England Governing Body are to:

  • ensure that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined 

  • ensure that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school

  • ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources. 

 

The total number of governors on the instrument of governance is 9. 

Date of reconstitution:  07/2018

The Governing Body  comprises:

  • Parents - 3

  • Staff Governors - 1

  • Head Teacher

  • Local Authority representatives - 1

  • Representatives of the church (also known as Foundation governors) – 2

  • Co-opted governors - 1

    Name

    Category

    Appointing 

    Body

    Link Governor

    Term of Office Start Date

    Term of Office End Date

    Register of Business/

    Financial

    Interests

    Any other governance Roles

    Andrea Hansell

    Staff

    Staff

    N/A

    3/9/18

    3/09/22

    None

    None

    Helen Tillson

    Head Teacher

    Local Authority

    N/A

    01/01/19

    Not Recorded

    None

    None

    Andrea Dickinson-Back

    Foundation

    Diocese

    Chair of Governors

    Safeguarding

    SEN

    04/09/14

    31/08/2022

    None

    Chair of Governors

    Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C of E Primary School

    Michael (Revd) Gobbett

    Foundation

    Ex-officio

    Diocese

     

    14/11/20

    13/11/24

    None

    None

    Victoria Smith

    Parent

    Parents

    KS1

    1/9/21

    31/08/25

    None

    None

    Lorna Brown

    Staff

    Staff

    N/A

    17/5/21

    16/5/25

    None

    None

    Laura Crooks

    Parent

    Parents

     

    01/09/2021

    31/08/2025

    None

    None

    Cheryl Billson-Hodges

    Parent

    Parents

     

    01/09/2021

    31/08/2025

    None

    None

    Lisa Grason

    Clerk

    Governing Body

     

     

     

    None

    LA Clerk - various Primary Schools

     

    Governor Attendance 2020/21

     

    Governor

    Current status

    Number of Meetings

    Meetings Attended

    Meetings Not Attended

    C Beamer

    X

    6

    6

    0

    S Bedford

    X

    1

    0

    1

    C Billson-Hodges

    On GB

    1

    0

    1

    L Brown

    On GB

    2

    2

    0

    L Crookes

    On GB

    1

    0

    1

    A Dickinson-Back

    On GB

    7

    7

    0

    M Gobbett

    On GB

    7

    7

    0

    L Grason

    On GB

    7

    7

    0

    A Hansell

    On GB

    7

    7

    0

    S Hinchliffe

    X

    6

    5

    1

    T Leng

    X

    2

    0

    2

    V Smith

    On GB

    7

    6

    1

    H Tillson

    On GB

    7

    7

    0

     

     

    Governing Body Committee Membership

     

    Staff Discipline Committee

    Three governors (or more), excluding the Head Teacher, Staff Governors and Chair of Governors

     

    Staff Discipline Appeals Committee

    As above but not same governors involved in making the initial decision

     

    Pupils Discipline Committee

    Three governors (or more), excluding staff governors.  No Associate Members.

     

    Head Teacher Performance Management

    Three governors (or more), including Chair of Governors plus two others.  No staff governors

     

     

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