Responsibilities

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.
  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.
  • Accounting for the performance of the school and the Governing Body.
  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.
  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.
  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

Types of Governors

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor
    Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school.
  • Staff Governor
    Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.
  • Foundation Governors
  • Appointed by the Local Church and the Diocesan Board of Education
  • Local Education Authority (LEA) Governors
    Appointed by the LEA.
  • Associate Members
    Not governors but appointed by the governing body to serve on committees and to attend full governing body meetings. Appointed for expertise and experience.

Governing Body

Our Instrument of Governance is as follows: 

  • 4  Foundation governors
  • LA governor
  • 1  Staff governor
  • 2  Parent governors
  • 1  Head teacher
  • 3  Co-opted governors  ( One vacancy)

Our Governing Body is made up of the following members. 

  • Mrs L Sweeting (Chair) Foundation Governor 
  • Mrs L Evans Executive  Headteacher - Headteacher governor
  • Mr M Cade  - LA governor
  • Rev Jeff Payne (Vice Chair) Foundation Governor Ex-Officio
  • Rev Liz Moody  - Foundation Governor
  • Mrs A Clark - Foundation Governor
  • Mrs R Ibbotson - Staff Governor
  • Mrs R Fortune - Co-opted Governor
  • Dr A Boggis - Co-opted Governor
  • Vacany for Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs K Wheeler Parent Governor
  • Mrs L Hall - Parent Governor
  • Miss Dominique Adams (Clerk to Governors)

pdfClick here to view the Governing Body attendance at meetings

 

GOVERNOR INFORMATION

Governor & Associate Member Category

Date Declared

Term of Office

Body Appointed or Elected by

Position

Business Interest

Other Governor Role

Personal/ Family Interest

Committee Membership

(see below)

Attendance Academic Year

19/20

Mrs L Sweeting

10/9/18

9/9/22

Diocese of Leeds

Chair

Nothing to declare

English

None declared

HT PM

1/1

Mr M Cade

10/9/18

9/9/22

Local Authority

Nothing to declare

Health and Safety

None declared

1/1

Rev J Payne

10/9/18

9/9/22

Diocese of Leeds

Vice Chair

Nothing to declare

Diocesan Matters

Maths

None declared

1/1

Rev L Moody

10/9/18

9/9/22

Diocese of Leeds

Nothing to declare

Diocesan Matters

RE/CW

None declared

1/1

Mrs A Clarke

10/9/18

9/9/22

Diocese of Leeds

Nothing to declare

Diocesan Matters

None declared

1/1

Dr T Boggis

10/9/18

9/9/22

Co-opted

Nothing to declare

Safeguarding

SEN

None declared

0/1

Mrs R Ibbotson

10/9/18

9/9/22

 Teaching Staff

Teacher

Nothing to declare

None declared

1/1

Mrs L Evans

NA

NA

Governing Body

Head Teacher

Nothing to declare

RE

None declared

1/1

Mrs L Hall

10/9/18

9/9/22

Parents/Carers

Nothing to declare

Pupil Premium

 Children at school

HT PM

1/1

Mrs K Wheeler

10/9/18

9/9/22

Parents/Carers

Nothing to declare

EYFS

Children at school

1/1

Mrs R Crausay

11/4/19

10/4/23

Co-opted

Nothing to declare

Curriculum

Children at school

1/1

Mrs D Adams

Clerk to Governors

Due to the small nature of the school, committees will be organised when the need arises and the availability of governors at the time of asking.


*Relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern

** Relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives


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Welcome to Middleham Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary school. We are proud of our small school which caters for children aged from 4 – 11 years old.

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