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Governors

 

What Do Governors Do?

Governors offer strategic guidance, rather than getting involved in the operational aspects of a school. This involves:

  • Working with other board members to plan the school’s strategic direction.

  • Overseeing the school’s financial performance, ensuring money is well-spent.

  • Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account.

A governor’s relationship with the school’s leadership team involves challenging existing processes to drive school improvement. Governors usually attend around six meetings per year. 

Attendance Logs

Here you will find information about which Governors have attended and the dates for the meetings.

Safeguarding Committee Attendance Log

 

  • 23 November 2022
  • 22 March 2023
  • 28 June 2023

Full Governing Body Meetings Attendance Log

 

  • 29 September 2022
  • 15 December 2022
  • 9 February 2023
  • 6 April 2023
  • 18 May 2023
  • 13 July 2023

Finance, Staffing & Premises Attendance Log

 

  • 12th October 2022
  • 8th February 2023
  • 29 March 2023
  • 10 May 2023
  • 12 July 2023

School Improvement Committee Attendance Log

 

  • 10 October 2022
  • 5 December 2022
  • 2 February 2023
  • 27 March 2023
  • 15 May 2023
  • 7 July 2023
 

Committee Structure

This section shows you which Governors are on the committees.

Appeals Committee

First 3 appropriate available Governors

Named Governors

  • SEN  Sue Ingham
  • Child Protection/Looked After Children  
  • RE & Collective Worship  Joyce Simpson (Chair of Governors)
  • Health & Wellbeing   (Foundation Governor)
  • Pupil Premium and Reading Joyce Simpson
  • Parental Engagement 

Safeguarding Team of Governors

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding - Sue Ingham
  • Health and Well-Being - 
  • Pupil Premium - Joyce Simpson
  • GDPR - Jimmy Hinton
  • Attendance and Punctuality - Sonia Bentley
  • Health and Safety - Bob Griffiths

Finance, Staffing & Premises

  • Chair – Bob Griffiths
  • Paul Urry (Head Teacher)
  • Joyce Simpson (Chair of Governors)
  • Sue Ingham (Foundation Governor)
  • Bob Griffiths (Foundation Governor)
  • Sohail Mahmood (Bursar)
  • Louise Hurley (School Business Manager

School Improvement

  • Chair – Joyce Simpson
  • Paul Urry (Head Teacher)
  • Jimmy Hinton (Vice chair of Governors)
  • Sonia Bentley (Foundation Governor)
  • Joyce Simpson (Chair of Governors)
  • James Procter (Staff Governor)
  • Mary Fillan (Senior AHT & SENDCo)

Head Teacher's Performance Management

  • Sue Ingham (Foundation Governor)
  • Sonia Bentley (Foundation Governor)
  • Joyce Simpson (Chair of Governors)

Staff Discipline Committee / Pupil Discipline Committee

  • Jimmy Hinton (Vice chair of Governors)
  • Bob Griffiths (Foundation Governor)
  • Joyce Simpson (Chair of Governors

School Governors

Paul Urry

Category of governor

Head Teacher

The body which appoints you

Full governing body

Term of office (end date)

N/A

Names of any committees you serve on

School Improvement Finance, Staffing and Premises

Details of any positions of responsibility, such as chair or vice-chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body

 

Declaration of interests

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

Tong Leadership Academy

Joyce Simpson

Category of governor

Foundation Governor

The body which appoints you

The Diocese of Leeds

Term of office (end date)

 07/10/2022

Names of any committees you serve on

School Improvement, Finance, Staffing and Premises, Head Teacher’s performance management, Staff/pupil Discipline Committee, RE and Collective worship

Details of any positions of responsibility, such as chair or vice-chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body

Chair of the Governing Body

Chair of the School Improvement Committee

Named governor for Pupil Premium

Declaration of interests

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Jimmy Hinton

Category of governor

Ex Officio

The body which appoints you

The Diocese of Leeds

Term of office (end date)

 

Names of any committees you serve on

School Improvement, Head teacher’s performance management

Details of any positions of responsibility, such as chair or vice-chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body

Vice Chair FGB (Full Governing Body)

Named governor of GDPR

Declaration of interests

Related to a member of staff.

Governance roles in other educational institutions

St Matthew’s Primary School

Bob Griffiths

Category of governor

Foundation Governor

The body which appoints you

The Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales

Term of office (end date)

 18/11/2022

Names of any committees you serve on

FSP (Finance, Staffing & Premises), Disciplinary, Head teacher recruitment

Details of any positions of responsibility, such as chair or vice-chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body

Chair of FSP (Finance, Staffing & Premises)

Named governor of Health and Safety

Declaration of interests

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

Immanuel College

Sue Ingham

Category of governor

Foundation

The body which appoints you

St Stephen’s Parish Church Council

Term of office (end date)

 04/10/2022

Names of any committees you serve on

Finance, Staffing and Premises.  Head teacher’s performance management

Details of any positions of responsibility, such as chair or vice-chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body

Vice Chair of Finance, Staffing & Premises.

Chair of Safeguarding committee

Named Governor for SEND

Declaration of interests

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Sonia Bentley

Category of governor

Foundation Governor

The body which appoints you

St Stephen’s Primary School

Term of office (end date)

 30/03/2026

Names of any committees you serve on

School Improvement

Details of any positions of responsibility, such as chair or vice-chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body

Named governor attendance and punctuality

Declaration of interests

Employed by a relevant organisation

Governance roles in other educational institutions

  None

Gretl Young

Category of governor

LA Governor

The body which appoints you

St Stephen’s Primary School

Term of office (end date)

29/09/2025

Names of any committees you serve on

School Improvement

Details of any positions of responsibility, such as chair or vice-chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body

 

Declaration of interests

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

James Procter

Category of governor

Staff governor

The body which appoints you

St Stephen’s Primary School

Term of office (end-date)

18th July 2024

Names of any committees you serve on

School Improvement

Details of any positions of responsibility, such as chair or vice-chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body

No positions of responsibility

Declaration of interests

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None