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Governing Body

 

Governors are volunteers who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.  They have a wide range of responsibilities, with priority being the strategic direction of the school and, with fellow governors, being accountable for the performance of the school.  On 15th October 2015 our school federated with Follifoot Primary School, a decision approved by the Governing Bodies of both schools in July 2015.  The joint Governing body has a range of duties and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.  It's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the school
  • managing the school's finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • appointing new staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay

The structure and makeup of the federated Governing Body is set in statue:

-2 Parent Governors-one from each school (elected by the parents of each school)
-1 Staff Governor- (elected by staff from both schools)
-1 Local Authority (LA) Governor (appointed by the Local Authority)
-1 Head teacher Governor
-2 Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese)
In addition there are 3 Co-Opted Governors so that the total number of Governors is 10. 

Co-Opted Governors can include parents at the schools, staff at either school and other members of the community.  They are co-opted by the seven appointed and elected Governors.  The number of elected Parent and Staff Governors is set in statue, however this does not prevent parents or staff becoming Co-Opted Governors.  In addition the Governing Body has the ability to bring on board parents, staff or members of the local communities as Associate Governors if necessary.  The Full Governing Body meets at least 6 times each year but sometimes more often than this, as well as separate meetings for the School Development Governors together with individual Governors also conducting monitoring and evaluation visits to the schools regularly.

 2016-17 Federation Full Governing Body

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

 

Appointed/Elected/ Co-opted

Term of Office

Areas of particular responsibilities / interests

Declared Business Interests

Attendance at previous Year FGB meetings

Mr David Harrington

Parent Governor

Elected by parents of Spofforth School

Oct 15 to Oct 19

Chair of FGB

Oct 15 – Sep 17

Partner in Simpson Millar Solicitors

Full

Mr Simon Cox

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

Oct 15 – Oct 19

Vice Chair of FGB

Oct 15 – Sep 17

 

 

1 x

apologies

Mr Paul Griffiths

Head Teacher

Appointed by Governing Body

Duration of Headteacher appointment

Headteacher

 

Full

Mrs Samantha Corderoy

Foundation Governor  Appointed by the Diocese

Oct 15 - Oct 19

Finance

 

Full

Mrs Sandra Dewey

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Nov 16 - Oct 20

 

 

 1 x apologies

Mrs Sue Foster

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by the LA

 Nov 16 - Oct 20

School Development,

Child Protection Governor

 

Full

Mr Simon McInerney

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Oct 15 – Oct 19

School Development, Premises/H & S,

SEND & Equalities Governor

Housekeepers of Harrogate - cleans school windows

3 x

apologies

Mrs Rebecca Simpson

Staff Governor

Elected by staff

Sep 16 – Sep 20

School Development

Teacher at Spofforth School

Full

Mrs Alexandra Johnson

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents of Follifoot School

Sep 16 – Sep 20

School Development

 

2 x apologies

Mr Chris Winspear

Foundation Governor  Appointed by the Diocese

Oct 15- Oct 19

Premises /  

H & S

 

1 x apologies

Mr Steve

Milner

Associate Governor (no voting rights)

Jan 17

Projects 

 

 1 x apologies

 

 

 

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