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Governors of All Saints' CE Primary School

 

COMPOSITION OF THE ALL SAINTS’ CE PRIMARY SCHOOL BOARD OF GOVERNORS

 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Name

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Position of Responsibility

Philip Burrage

Parent Governor

Parental election

March 2017 – March 2021

Finance Committee

 

Rev’d Godfrey Butland

Ex Officio

Diocese of Carlisle

October 2015 until when the position which entitles the individual to be a Governor comes to an end

Community Committee

 

Simon Cook

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body of All Saints’ CE Primary School

January 2014 –

January 2018

Health and Safety / Buildings and Grounds Committee

 

Yvonne Dykes

Staff Governor

Staff election of All Saints’ CE Primary School

April 2016 –

April 2020

Community Committee

 

Jan Heslop

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body of All Saints’ CE Primary School

January 2014 –

January 2018

Community Committee

Staff Dismissal Committee

Special Educational Needs Governor

Single Equality Governor

Deborah Hoddinott

Foundation Governor

Diocese of Carlisle

March 2014 –

March 2018

Curriculum Committee

RE Governor

Jane Hunter

Parent Governor

Parental election

September 2014 – September 2018

Curriculum Committee

Staff Dismissal Committee

Pupil Discipline Committee

Complaints Committee

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Governor to manage Performance Management, Numeracy Governor,

Attendance Governor,

Pupil Premium Governor

Mary Mitchelhill

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body of All Saints’ CE Primary School

January 2014 –

January 2018

Community Committee

Pupil Discipline Committee

Chair of Community Committee

Eric Nicholson

Local Authority Governor

Nominated by the Local Authority but appointed by the Governing Body of All Saints’ CE Primary School

October 2016 –

October 2020

Finance and Staffing Committee

Pay Committee

Staff Dismissal Committee

Pupil Discipline Committee

Complaints Committee

Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee

Chair of Pay Comittee

 

Adrian Parry

Parent Governor

Parental election

September 2014 – July 2017

Health and Safety / Buildings and Grounds Committee

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee

Chair of Health and Safety / Buildings and Grounds Committee

Nicola Smallwood

Headteacher

Member by virtue of her position as Headteacher

January 2008 until the position which entitles the individual to be a Governor comes to an end

Health and Safety / Buildings and Grounds Committee

Curriculum Committee

Community Committee

Finance and Staffing Committee

Pay Committee

 

Sue Warner

Foundation Governor

Diocese of Carlisle

April 2014 –

April 2018

Curriculum Committee

Pay Committee

Safeguarding Governor

Literacy Governor

Kate Whitmarsh

Parent Governor

Parental election

September 2014 – resigned February 2017

Finance and Staffing Committee

Pay Committee

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee

Complaints Committee

RESIGNED February 2017

Previous positions of responsibility:

Vice Chair of Governors and Vice Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee

 

 

ASSOCIATE STAFF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Name

Staff Position

Committee Membership

Voting Rights

Heather Hobday

Bursar

Finance and Staffing Committee

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE RECORD OF THE ALL SAINTS’ CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Name

Category of Governor

Attendance record at Full Governors’ meetings for the academic year 2016/17

Attendance record at Committee meetings for the academic year 2016/17

Phil Burrage

Parent Governor

100% since appointment March 17

100% since appointment March 17

Rev’d Godfrey Butland

Ex Officio

33%

Nil

Simon Cook

Co-opted Governor

100%

Health and Safety  / Buildings and Grounds Committee 100%

Yvonne Dykes

Staff Governor

100%

Community Committee 100%

Jan Heslop

Co-opted Governor

33%

Community Committee 67%

Deborah Hoddinott

Foundation Governor

67%

Curriculum Committee 1000%

Jane Hunter

Parent Governor

100%

Curriculum Committee 100%

Mary Mitchelhill

Co-opted Governor

100%

Community Committee 100%

 

Eric Nicholson

Local Authority Governor

100%

Finance and Staffing Committee 100%

Pay Committee 100%

 

Adrian Parry

Parent Governor

67%

Health and Safety / Buildings and Grounds Committee 100%

Nicola Smallwood

Headteacher

100%

Health and Safety  / Buildings and Grounds Committee 100%

Curriculum Committee 100%

Community Committee 100%

Finance and Staffing Committee 100%

Pay Committee 100%

Rev’d Adrian Thompson

Left September 2016

n/a

Community Committee 100%

Sue Warner

Foundation Governor

100%

Curriculum Committee 100%

Pay Committee 100%

Kate Whitmarsh

Parent Governor

0% resigned February 17

Finance and Staffing Committee 100%

Pay Committee 100%

resigned February 17

 

 

 

 

ASSOCIATE STAFF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Name

Staff Position

Attendance record at Committee meetings for the academic year 2014/15

Heather Hobday

Bursar

Finance and Staffing Committee 100%

 

 

ALL SAINTS’ CE PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNORS’ REGISTER OF INTERESTS

 

Name

Relevant Business Interests

Other Educational Establishments Governed

Relationship between Governors and Staff

Philip Burrage

None

None

None

Godfrey Butland

Team Rector of Cockermouth Area Team PCC

Director of Broughton Lodge Management Company Limited

None

None

Simon Cook

None

None

None

Yvonne Dykes

None

None

None

Jan Heslop

None

None

None

Deborah Hoddinott

Director and owner of Wildfire Lightning Limited.

Director of Wildfire Lighting (PES) Limited.

Secretary of both Cockermouth Area Team PCC and All Saints’ Church Cockermouth DCC

None

None

Jane Hunter

None

None

None

Mary Mitchelhill

None

None

None

Eric Nicholson

Director of E W and P A Nicholson Ltd

Director of E W and P A Nicholson (Holdings) Ltd

None

None

Adrian Parry

None

None

None

Nicola Smallwood

None

None

None

Sue Warner

None

None

None

Kate Whitmarsh

None

None

None

ALL SAINTS’ CE PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNORS’ REGISTER OF INTERESTS

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Name

Relevant Business Interests

Other Educational Establishments Governed

Relationship between Governors and Staff

Heather Hobday

None

None

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Governing Body of All Saints’ CE Primary School


The governing body needs to take a strategic role, act as a critical friend to the school and be accountable for its decisions. It should set aims and objectives and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities

 

Terms of reference:

• To agree constitutional matters*, including procedures where the governing body has discretion
•  To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors* where appropriate
•  To hold at least three governing body meetings a year*
•  To appoint or remove the Chair and Vice Chair*
•  To appoint or remove a Clerk to the governing body*
•  To appoint or remove community governors
•  To establish the committees of the governing body and their terms of reference*
•  To appoint the Chair of any committee (if not delegated to the committee itself)
•  To appoint or remove a Clerk to each committee*
•  To suspend a governor*
•  To appoint, suspend or remove the headteacher and deputy headteacher*
•  To establish disciplinary / capability procedures
•  To decide which functions of the governing body will be delegated to committees, groups and individuals*
•  To receive reports from any individual or committee to whom a decision has been delegated and to consider whether any further action by the governing body is necessary*
•  To ensure that the governing body complies with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act to publish a publication scheme and put in place procedures for dealing with requests for information
•  To establish a policy which decides what expenses should be paid to governors and associate members to ensure they are not out of pocket for the valuable work they do for the school
•  To approve the first formal budget plan of the financial year
•  To approve the Health and Safety Policy and  revisions where appropriate and to ensure health and safety regulations are followed
•  To adopt and review the home-school agreement
•  To review annually the appraisal policy
•  To agree whether or not the Chief Education Officer / diocesan authority should have advisory rights
•  To establish a discipline policy
•  To develop a school buildings strategy and contribute as required to the LA Asset Management Planning arrangements
•    To publish  proposals to change the category of the school
•  To ensure that there are effective confidential reporting arrangements for staff and governors
•  To ensure that any business interests are declared at each meeting by everyone present and that a Register of Governors’ Business Interests is maintained
•  To appoint a “responsible person” in respect of pupils with special needs
•  To be responsible for any decisions concerning the school forming part of a Federation
•  To decide whether to offer or cease offering extended school provision
•  To review the delegation arrangements annually*

    * these matters cannot be delegated to either a committee or an individual

 

Reporting arrangements must be established between the governing body and its standing committees which ensures a proper flow of information accounting for the work and decisions of those committees on behalf of the governing body.

 

Quorum:  The quorum for a full governing body meeting and vote must be one half (rounded-up to the nearest whole number) of the complete membership of the governing body, excluding any governor vacancies.  For Standing Committees, the quorum is a minimum of three full governors.
Approved at the meeting of the Full Governing Body: 18 October 2016


All Saints' Primary School Governors' Community Committee
Constitution and Terms of Reference

Principles
The committee will be democratic and open to the Governors elected from the Governing Body of All Saints` CE Primary School.

Members agree to keep up to date on information provided on community matters.
Structure

The committee will comprise of:

• at least four members of the Governing Body
• either the Headteacher or a Teacher at All Saints' School will always attend

Membership, appointment and tenure:

Governors and prospective co-opted members must be nominated and approved by the full Governing Body on an annual basis.

Meetings and conduct of business
 
• Each group will elect a Chairperson annually at the first meeting on or after 1 September.

• As a minimum, the committee will meet at least once per term.

• The Chairperson will be expected to produce an agenda for each meeting in consultation with and agreement by the head. The secretary of the committee will arrange for the production and distribution of minutes.

• Any member of the committee shall be entitled to place items of relevant business on the agenda by agreement with the Chairperson not less than one week prior to the date of any meeting.

• The quorum for all meetings will be three Governors.

• Minutes shall be made available to the Clerk and Chairperson of the Governing Body at least two weeks prior to the next full Governors' Meeting.
• The committee will seek opportunities to make Governors aware of their role and promote effective two-way communication.

• In carrying out the committee's work maximum use shall be made of electronic rather than paper-based communication.

• The Full Governing Body shall keep the committee's constitution and terms of reference under review, and may from time to time consult with Cumbria LEA Governor Support Services on recommended changes.

Terms of Reference
The committee has been set up to support the development of and to monitor the progress of, School Improvement Action Plans for community development. The objectives of the committee are:

• To provide, advice and support to the Headteacher in her strategic role to promote school improvement, and to take into account the views and concerns of the Governing Body, parents, children, staff and members of the wider community (e.g. local residents).

• To support the school in implementing Governing Body legislation and other advice and guidance from government and national bodies.

• To advise the Headteacher on the services the school may require and to assist with the evaluation of services provided by or through the LEA.

• To promote Governor training, and to advise Governors on relevant school governor training matters.

• To act as a link between school governing bodies and the school community.

• To keep the Governing Body regularly informed about school community matters including surveys on parent/pupil/community views.

• To respond to matters raised for the agenda by all interested parties including the School Council.

• Promoting the school.
• Bringing people together to share in activities, which promote education, health and enjoyment.

• Promoting extended activities for learning in the community.

 

Approved at the meeting of the Full Governing Body: 18 October 2016

 

 

All Saints' (C of E) Primary School Finance Committee

The Governing Body can delegate any of its statutory functions to a committee, subject to prescribed restrictions, the full Governing Body shall agree the level of delegation to this committee.

Membership

The Governing Body shall determine, and review annually at the first meeting of the school year, the establishment, terms of reference, constitution and membership of the Finance Committee

Associate members may be members of the Committee, but the majority of Committee members shall be Governors.  Associate members may give advice, and may have limited voting rights in accordance with any restrictions placed upon them by the governing body. Statutorily, they may not vote on resolutions concerning the budget or financial commitments of the Governing Body.

Chairing

The Chair of the Committee will be appointed by the Finance Committee.

Attendance

Members of the Committee, the Headteacher and the Clerk to the Committee have a right to attend Committee meetings. The Governing body or Committee may allow other persons to attend.

Quorum

The quorum for Committee meetings shall be determined by the Committee, but must be at least three Governors who are members of the committee. (The committee shall not met without the Headteacher.)

Meetings

The Committee shall meet at least once a term and more often if required.
 
Clerking

The Bursar shall be the Clerk to the committee and adopted as an Associate Member.
 
Terms of Reference

• To provide guidance and assistance to the Headteacher and Governing Body in all matters relating to budgeting and finance, with reference to Keeping Your Balance - standards for financial administration in schools'

• To review regularly the detail of the financial procedures agreed by the Governing Body.

• To prepare and review financial policy statements, including consideration of long-tenet planning and resourcing.

• To consider each year's School Development Plan (or post-OFSTED Action Plan) priorities, and to draw up an annual budget plan for reporting to the full Governing Body.

• To prepare a Charging Policy for the school for approval by/reporting to the full Governing Body.

• To monitor income and expenditure of all funds and to report the financial situation to the full Governing Body each term.

• To attempt to monitor the impact of spending decisions upon educational achievement in the school. It is recognised that benchmarking is difficult as there are very few schools with ASC Strategic Facilities suitable for direct comparison.

• To recommend for approval by the Governing Body the level of delegation to the Headteacher for the day-to-day financial management of the school currently £50,000

• To recommend an amount which can be vired between budget headings by the Headteacher without prior agreement of the finance committee; currently unlimited.

• To ensure the audit of unofficial school funds.

• To provide the financial information to be available to Parents.

• To attend or commission appropriate Governor training

• To report to the full Governing Body at each of its meetings

• To approve the Disposal of Assets in accordance with the Policy for Disposal of Assets.

 

 

Approved at the meeting of the Full Governing Body: 18 October 2016

 

 

All Saints' CE Primary School Terms of Reference for the Premises /
Health and Safety Committee

CONSTITUTION:

The Membership of the Committee will be agreed by the full Governing Body.

A quorum will be at least three Governors. (NB.Associate Members do not count towards the quorum).

The Chairperson of the Committee will be elected by the Governors of the Health and Safety Committee.

The Governing Body will not confer any voting rights on non governors.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

PREMISES

• To review regularly the condition of the school buildings and prepare an appropriate annual maintenance plan to ensure they are kept in good order, having full regard to the 'Property Condition Survey' / Asset Management Plan/advice of the LA

• To keep under review the Accessibility Plan for the school and to report to Governors   on its implementation

• To make recommendations to the Finance Committee/Governing Body for any development works necessary, so that these can be identified in the Financial Plan

• To liaise with the Headteacher to ensure that efficient, effective and safe programmes are in operation for building and plant maintenance, premises/site security, cleaning, grounds maintenance, disposal of waste and catering.

• To ensure that risk assessments for this work are in place and are being complied with
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY

 To ensure that all Governors and Staff have access to health and safety policies, codes of practice, risk assessments and other health and safety procedures issued by the County Council/LA specifically:

· Schools Health and Safety Handbook
· Risk Management Handbook
· School Visits Policy Document
· Asbestos Log
· Regulations for the Use of Vehicles

and that that the documents contained in them are consulted on and acted upon.

· To liaise with the Headteacher and Chairperson of Governors in the preparation and annual review, (or review at other times as necessary), of the the past three years to enable his/her to manage health and safety effectively in the school

· all accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences are reported to the County Council on the Accident Report Form provided and where appropriate are reported to the Health and Safety Executive.

· accident reports are reviewed regularly and a check is made to ensure that they have been investigated and that the appropriate remedial action has been taken to prevent a recurrence

· risk assessments for all work activities carrying a significant risk to health and safety are in place and reviewed at least once annually or more frequently if appropriate and are communicated to all relevant personnel

· the school site, premises and access to and egress from them are maintained in a safe condition at all times and that particular regard is given to the adequate separation of vehicles and pedestrians

· all plant and equipment is serviced and maintained in compliance with the requirements of health and safety legislation, the County Council's insurers and the County Council's own policies regarding servicing and maintenance of equipment

· the recommendations of reports of any health and safety audits carried out by the County Council's Health and Safety Advisers are followed up and implemented as recommended
 

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

• To ensure that guidance is available (e.g. from the DeF and/or LA as appropriate) and, if necessary, seek specialist advice, to inform the school's policy, practices and procedures relating to the health and safety of pupils on educational visits. To prepare the school's educational visits policy for approval by the Full Governing Body

• To ensure that the school is following any relevant procedures, including incident and emergency management systems as recommended by the DCS FILA or Governing Body

• To discuss, monitor and review these procedures on a regular basis and to make any subsequent recommendations to the whole Governing Body

• To ensure that the Headteacher and Educational Visits Co-ordinator(s) are supported in matters relating to educational visits, and that they have the time and expertise to fulfil their responsibilities_

• To ascertain what governor training is available and relevant, and ensure, where possible, training is undertaken


SCHOOL'S HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

To liaise with the Headteacher to ensure that:

· the school complies with health and safety legislation and County Council health and safety policies

· the Headteacher has received adequate health and safety training.


EMERGENCY PLAN

To carry out  a regular review of the school's Emergency Plan and to ensure contact details are updated as necessary.

 

MINUTES

To ensure minutes (with decisions and action points) are taken at each meeting and circulated promptly to all members of the Governing Body and the Clerk to Governors.

To ensure the minutes are available for visiting County Council Health and Safety Advisers when requested for audit purposes.

The composition and terms of reference will be reviewed annually in the Autumn Term.

 

 
Approved at the meeting of the Full Governing Body: 18 October 2016
 
 
 
All Saints’ CE Primary School Governors’ Curriculum Committee
CONSTITUTION AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

1. Name

The organisation shall be known as the All Saints’ Curriculum Committee

2. Principles

2 1 The committee will be democratic and open to the governing body of All Saints' School.

2 2 Members agree to keep up to date on information provided on curriculum matters including school performance indicator

2.3  Minutes will be taken and presented to the next full Governors' meeting

3. Structure

3 1,1 The committee  will comprise of:

· at least four members of the Governing Body;
· either the Headteacher or Teacher of All Saints’ School will always attend;
· up to four co-opted members can also attend;

The role of Chairperson will be adopted at each meeting.

3 2 Membership appointment and tenure:

3 2 . Governors and prospective co-opted members must be nominated and approved by the full Governing Body.

 
3.3 Meetings and conduct of business
3.3.1 Each group will elect a Chairperson annually at the first meeting on or after September.
3.3.2 As a minimum, all groups will meet at least once per term
3.3.3 The Chairperson will be expected to produce an agenda for each meeting in consultation with and agreement by the head. The secretary of the committee will arrange for the production and distribution of minutes.
3.3.4 Any member of the group shall be entitled to place items of relevant business on the agenda by agreement with the Chairperson not less than two weeks prior to the date of any meeting.
3.3.5 The quorum for all meetings will be 3 governors
Only the members of the full Governing Body have voting rights (co-opted members have advisory roles).
3.3.5 Minutes shall be made available to the Clerk and Chair of the Governing Body at least two weeks prior to the nest full Governors' Meeting.
3.3.7 The committee will seek opportunities to make Governors aware of their role and promote effective two-way communication.
3.3.8 In carrying out the committee's work maximum use shall be made of electronic rather than paper-based communication.
3.3.9 The Full Governing Body shall keep the committee's constitution and terms of reference under review, and may from time to time consult with Cumbria LEA Governor Support Services on recommended changes.


4 Terms of Reference

The committee has been set up to support the development of, and to monitor the progress of, School Improvement Action Plans for various areas of the school curriculum - with a specific brief of assessing the impact on pupils and to report these findings to the full Governing Body.

The objectives of the Group are:
(a) To provide advice and support to the Headteacher in her strategic role, to promote school improvement. and to take into account the views and concerns of the governing body. parents. children, staff and members of the wider community (e.g. local residents)
(b) To support the school in school in implementing governing body legislation. and other advice and guidance from government and national bodies.
(c) To advise the Headteacher on the services the school may require, and to assist with the evaluation of services provided by or through the LEA.

(d) To promote governor training, and to advise Governors on relevant school governor training activities.

(e) To act as a link between school governing bodies and the school community

(f) To keep governing body regularly informed about school curriculum matters

(g) to respond to matters raised for the agenda by all interested parties including the School Council

 
 


Approved at the meeting of the Full Governing Body: 18 October 2016

 

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