The Governing Body and management of the school recognise the importance of training and development. All staff, teaching and associate staff support the “attitude of determination and effort” philosophy and strive to improve their expertise and in so doing provide an improving school culture.
The School Governing Body is responsible for the running of the school i.e. budget, staffing, internal maintenance of the building, resources and curriculum.
The Governing Body is made up of many members from different backgrounds and with different experiences.
Governors serve for a period of 4 years.
Our Governing Body consists of:
Carrie Cheeseman - Chair of Governors
Shirley Varley - Vice Chair of Governors
Governors Sub Committees 2017-18
Neil Dawson (Chair), Richard Catherall, Vicky Whitehurst, Rachael Hughes, Sarah Crossland.
Teaching and Learning committee
Colin Jordan (Chair), Gill Turner, Richard Catherall, Claire Plunkett, Susan Redfearn.
Pupil Support committee
Shirley Varley (Chair), Richard Catherall, Jayne Rowe, Katy Earnshaw.
HT Performance Management
Carrie Cheeseman, Jayne Rowe, Rachael Hughes.
Colin Jordan, Gill Turner, Shirley Varley.
Governor roles and responsibilities
Safefguarding to include attendance, CP and CLA: Jayne Rowe.
Sports/Complaints handling: Carrie Cheeseman.
Special Educational Needs (SEND) : Claire Plunkett
Pupil premium to Include SPAG: Rachael Hughes
Equalities including British Values: Shirley Varley.
Performance Data/Reading: Colin Jordan
Finance data:Neil Dawson
EYFS to include transition to Y1: Gill Turner
Mental Health and well Being: Katy Earnshaw
Health and Safety: Sarah Crossland
Pupil premium to include intervention impact: Susan Redferarn
As part of our schools ongoing development, we aim to improve the links and relationship between pupils and the governing body.
In order to do so as successfully as possible, we would like to continue our ‘Buddy System’ in which governors will be attached to a specific phase. Buddies may exchange Christmas cards or visit during productions or class assemblies etc.
Foundation Stage 1 Gill Turner
Foundation Stage 2 Shirley Varley
Year 1 Claire Plunkett
Year 2 Rachael Hughes
Year 3 Carrie Cheeseman
Year 4 Colin Jordan
Year 5 Neil Dawson
Year 6 Jayne Rowe
Business interests, Financial interests or Governance of other school declaration:
Gillian Turner- Pippins Nursery
Rachael Hughes- Father owns flooring business
Neil Dawson- Pensions Manager. Member of LCC and Morley Town Council
Maureen Webb- Daughter teaches at the school.
Shirley Varley- Governor at Fountain Primary School and Member of LCC.