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Governors

The federated governing body is made up of governors appointed by the Local Authority (the County Council), parents, school staff, the headteachers and governors appointed by the rest of the governing body(co-opted governors). As we are a Church of England School which is voluntary controlled, we also have foundation governors.

Parent Governors have a four year term of office and continue to serve even if their child(ren) leaves the school during this period.

 What Do Governors Do?

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. More generally, 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. A leaflet, providing further information, is available either in schools or from the Governor Support, County Hall, Northallerton, tel. 01609 532936 or e-mail Governor.Support@northyorks.gov.uk.

The Board of Governors of the Federation of Holy Trinity C of E Schools, Ripon oversees the vision, ethos and strategic direction; holds the headteachers to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils; and oversees the financial performance, making sure that money is well spent.

 

Name

Category

Appointed By

Governor Role

Term of Office Expiry Date

Committees

Declaration of Interests

 Attendance at Meetings

Mrs Elizabeth Wheildon

Headteacher

Ex Officio

 Headteacher

 

All

None

FGB       3/3

F&R       4/4

TLSD     2/2

Paul Bowlas

 Headteacher

Ex Officio

Headteacher

 

All

Governor at Ripley School

FGB       3/3

F&R       4/4

TLSD     2/2

Yvonne Burton

Foundation

Diocese

 Governing Body

January 2022

Teaching, Learning, Standards and Distinctiveness

Distinctiveness Lead Governor

FGB       3/3

TLSD     2/2

Rev Chris Butler

Foundation

Diocese

Christian Distinctiveness

May 2005 

Finance & Resources

None

FGB       3/3

F&R       2/3

Caroline Chadwick

 LA

Governing Body

Vice Chair

February 2022

Both

Sharow & Skelton Federation-January 2016, LA Governor

FGB       2/3

F&R       3/4

TLSD     0/1

Richard Grime

Foundation

Diocese

 Chair

January 2022

Both

AQA Principal examiner for A level Chemistry/Cambridge Assessment writer/Author of text books for Hodder & Pearson/Author for chemsheets education resources

FGB       3/3

F&R       4/4

TLSD     2/2

Debbie Pitt

Parent

Parent Election

 Finance

January 2022

Finance & Resources

FMS Employee of NYCC

FGB       3/3

F&R      4/4

Ceri Dunn

Parent

Parent Election

 Service Liaison

January 2022

Teaching, Learning, Standards & Distinctiveness

Employed by School as Supply TA. Soft furnishing business supplying curtains for school.

FGB       3/3

TLSD     1/2

Helen Little

Co-Opted

Governing Body

 SEN

February 2022

Teaching, Learning Standards & Distinctiveness

None

FGB       1/3

F&R       2/4

TLSD     1/2

Kitty Colley

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

February 2022

 Finance & Resources

None

FGB       1/3

F&R       1/4

Hazel Willis

LEA

LEA

 Chair of T,L,S and D

January 2022

Teaching, Learning, Standards & Distinctiveness

None

FGB       2/3

TLSD     2/2

F&R       1/4

Lorraine McLoughlin

Staff

Staff Election

Early Years

January 2022

Teaching, Learning, Standards & Distinctiveness

None

FGB       3/3

TLSD     2/2

David Walpole

Foundation Diocese Chair of Finance Committee February 2022 Finance & Resources None

FGB       2/3

F&R       4/4

James Hughes

Co-opted Governing Body May 2022 Finance & Resources None

 FGB      1/3

F&R       2/4

Liz Stockdale Co-opted Governing Body May 2022 Finance & Resources PT Assistant Registrar, University of the Arts, London

 FGB     1/3

F&R      1/4

Alison Bradley Clerk to the Governors

FGB       2/2

F&R       1/1

TLSD     1/1

 The school business manager and deputy headteacher attend meetings as and when required.

Key: FGB - Full Governing Body, F&R - Finance and Resources, TLSD - Teaching, Learning, Standards and Distinctiveness

Church School Ethos

(Chris Butler)

•  Maintain an overview of the school’s distinctiveness as a Church school with a focus on areas covered by SIAMS inspections including RE and Collective Worship.

•  Meet with the lead person for distinctiveness in the school (Kerry Howell)  and the Headteacher at least twice a year (October & April) and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

Finance

(Debbie Pitt)

•  Maintain an overview of school finance, including the budget, budget forecasts and financial procedures.

•  Meet with the Business Manager to review the start budget each year (March) before it is brought to the Governing Body.

•  Meet with the Business Manager to review benchmarking each year (November) and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

•  Meet annually (Jan/Feb) with Business Manager to prepare the School’s Financial Standards audit (for submission by 31st March)

•  At one of these or an additional meeting the Business Manager, review aspects of financial procedures and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

Health & Safety

(David Walpole)

•  Maintain an overview of health and safety in the school, including an overview of the premises.

•  Receive health and safety reports from the local authority and report back to Governing Body of any key items.

•  Conduct a tour of the school with the Caretaker (Ben Clarkson) twice a year (November & May) report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

Human Resources

 

•  Maintain an overview of HR, recruitment, staff welfare and staff appraisal.

•  Oversee the Headteacher’s annual appraisal (November).

•  Oversee the annual meeting to consider staff pay progression (October).

•  Meet with the Headteacher annually (January) to review the school’s appraisal system and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

•  Undertake a check of the statutory information on the school website annually (June) and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

Pupil Premium

 

•  Maintain an overview of the use and effectiveness of pupil premium funding in the school.

•  Meet with the Headteacher twice yearly (October & April) to review the school’s use of pupil premium funding and its impact and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit. (Actions to include observing effectiveness of interventions through pupil discussion of in-year data).

 

Safeguarding

 

•  Maintain an overview of safeguarding procedures in the school.

•  Meet with the Business Manager annually (February) to review the school’s safeguarding procedures for staff and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

•  Meet with the Headteacher annually (February) to review the school’s child protection procedures and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

•  Biannual unannounced visit -  case studies

Self Evaluation and School Development

(Richard Grime)

•  Maintain an overview of school development.

•  Meet with the Headteacher termly (September, January & May) to review the school’s development plan and progress against that plan and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

SEN (Shared)

 

•  Maintain an overview of SEN work within the school.

•  Meet with the SENCO at least biannually (October & April) to review the school’s SEN provision and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

Service Children

(CO)

•  Maintain an overview of the welfare and progress of service children in school.

•  Meet with the Headteacher at least annually (dependent on army deployment and military responsibility) to review the progress and welfare of Service children and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

Standards

(Hazel Willis)

•  Maintain an overview of the standards and progress in the school.

•  Meet with the Headteacher termly (December, April, July) to review the termly assessment data document and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

•  Meet with the Headteacher annually October and / or as RAISE is published to review SATS results and report back to a meeting of the Governing Body verbally and via a written record of visit.

 

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