School Governors

Chair Person : Mrs L Gray
Vice Chair Person : Mrs S Smith
Headteacher : Mr S Joyce

Full Details are as follows: 

Name of governor

 

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Terms of office

Position of Responsibility on Governing Body/Committee

Relevant

business/personal

interests

Any other educational

establishments

governed

Immediate Family/Close Connection Working in the School

Register of Interest

Date of Declaration

Mr S Joyce

 

Headteacher

Ex-officio

(By virtue of Position)

01/09/2015  - Current

 

None

None

None

None

12.11.2021

Mrs L Gray

Co-Opted

Governing Body

13/02/2020  – 12/02/2024

Chair of Full Governing Body

Finance / Premises

Personnel

First Pay Review

Children’s and Community

Headteacher’s Performance

None

None

Child is pupil at the school

None

09.02.2022

 

 

Mrs S Smith

Co-Opted

Governing Body

14/11/2018  – 13/11/2022

Finance  / Premises

Personnel

First Pay Review

School

Headteacher’s Performance

Audits Private School Fund

Crook Primary School

None

None

09.11.2021

Mrs C Camp

Co-Opted

Governing Body

17/11/2017  – 16/11/2021

Children’s and Community

Finance / Premises

Personnel

First Pay Review

Headteacher’s Performance

None

None

None

None

12.11.2021

Mrs S Wade

Teacher

Staff

12.11.2018  – 11/11/2022

Children’s and Community

 

None

None

None

None

01.04.2022

 

Mr R Brown

 

Parent

Parents

01.03.2019  – 28/02/2023

 

School

Appeals

Assistant Headteacher  of King James I Academy

None

Child is pupil at the school

None

01.04.2022

Mrs Kelly Crawford

Parent

 

22.01.2021 – 21.01.2025

School

Head of ICT Longfield Academy

None

 

Child is pupil at the school

None

02.12.2021

Mrs Rebecca Timmiss

Parent

 

22.01.2021 – 21.01.2025

Children’s and Community

 

None

Child is pupil at the school

None

04.04.2022

Mr Dennis Ebdon

Local Authority

Local Authority

11.11.2021 – 10.11.2025

Children’s and Community

 

None

None

 

12.11.2021

Mr David Swinney

Co-opted

Governing Body

13.01.2022 - 12.01.2026

Finance / Premises

Personnel

Appeals

 

None

Grandchild is pupil at the school

 

09.01.2022

Mrs Nicola Anderson

Co-opted

Governing Body

22.01.2022 - 21.01.2026

School

Appeals

 

None

None

 

31.03.2022

Mr John Stott

Co-Opted

Governing Body

22/10/2015 – 21/10/2019

Resigned 09/06/2020

None

None

None

None

 

Mrs S Butcher

Parent

Parents

30.04.2018 - 29/04/2022

Resigned 16/11/2020

None

None

None

None

 

Cllr. O Gunn

Local Authority

Local Authority

20/01/2020  – 19/01/2024

Resigned 14/05/2021

 

Member of DCC. Willington Greater Town Council Portfolio holder for CYPS

Willington Primary School

None

None

 

Miss N Hickman

Co-Opted

Governing Body

21/10/2019  – 21/10/2023

Resigned

None

None

None

None

 

Responsibility of the Governing Body

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This general responsibility gives rise to a wide range of specific responsibilities which in turn require the governing body to establish a range of procedures.

Termly full governing body meetings and various other committee meetings are held to discuss school developments and monitor the impact on teaching and learning to ensure the school continues to strive for the best for its pupils.

During inspection, Inspectors will consider whether governors:

  • carry out their statutory duties
  • understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school, including the quality of teaching
  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • understand and take sufficient account of pupil data, particularly their understanding and use of the school data dashboard
  • are aware of the impact of teaching on learning and progress in different subjects and year groups
  • are challenging and supporting leadership in equal measure
  • are providing support for an effective headteacher, or whether they are hindering school improvement by -failing to tackle key concerns
  • are transparent and accountable, including in terms of governance structures, attendance at meetings, and contact with parents and carers
  • understand how the school makes decisions about teachers’ salary progression
  • performance manage the headteacher rigorously
  • are failing to perform well and contributing to weaknesses in leadership and management.

Record of Governor Attendance

  13/11/2019 26/02/2020 20/05/2020 27/05/2020 09/06/2020 24/06/2020 11/11/2020
  Termly Meeting Termly Meeting Termly Meeting Special Meeting of Governing Body Special Meeting of Governing Body  Special Meeting of Governing Body Termly Meeting
Governor Name Termly Meeting  Termly Meeting Termly Meeting Covid-19 Re-opening of School Termly Termly
Mr Stuart Joyce Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Clare Camp Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Lynne Gray Attended Attended  Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Miss Nicole Hickman Attended - Attended  Attended  Attended Attended  Apologies
Cllr. Olwyn Gunn Attended - Attended Attended Apologies Apologies  Attended
Mr Ross Brown Attended Attended Attended Attended Apologies Attended Attended
Miss Sarah Smith Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mrs Susan Smith Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
               
Miss Sabrina Butcher - - Apologies  Apologies  - - Apologies
Mr John Stott Attended Attended Apologies  Apologies  Resigned - -

 

 
  • Annual Governance Statement
    Annual Governance Statement
  • Committee Terms of Reference
    Committee Terms of Reference
  • Governor Code of Conduct
    Governor Code of Conduct

 

Further details about the role of governing bodies can be found on the Department for Education website and the National Governors Association website.