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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 Spofforth 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 both schools 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 we have 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 were co-opted by the seven appointed and elected Governors.

As you can see from the above, the number of elected Parent and Staff Governors is set in statue.  However this does not prevent parents or staff becoming Co-Opted Governors.  Members of the existing Governing Bodies were eligible to continue to serve as Governors in elected or co-opted roles or appointed roles.  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 a least 6 times each year but usually more often than this, as well as separate meetings for the School Development Governors together with individual Governors conducting monitoring and evaluation visits to the schools regularly.

 

 2017-18 Federation Full Governing Body

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

 

Appointed/

Elected/ Co-opted

Term of Office

Step down date if applicable

Responsibility

/Committees

Declared Business Interests

Declared other governor roles & relationships with staff/ governors

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 18

Partner in Simpson Millar Solicitors

none 

Full 

Mr Simon Cox

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

Oct 15 – Oct 19

 

 

 none

none 

1 x apology 

Mr Paul Griffiths

Head Teacher

Appointed by Governing Body

Duration of Headteacher appointment

 

Headteacher

none 

none 

Full 

Mrs Samantha Corderoy

Foundation Governor  Appointed by the Diocese

Oct 15 - Oct 19

 

Vice Chair of FGB Sep 17- Sep 18

Finance & Staffing committee

 none

 none

Full 

Mrs Sandra Dewey

Co-opted Governor Appointed by Governing Body

Nov 16 – Nov 20

 

Finance & Staffing committee

 none

 none

1 x apology 

Mrs Sue Foster

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by the LA

 

 

School Development committee,

Child Protection Governor

 none

none 

1 x apology

Mr Simon McInerney

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Oct 15 – Oct 19

 

Premises,

SEND Governor

Housekeepers of Harrogate - cleans school windows

none 

3 x apologies 

Mrs Rebecca Simpson

Staff Governor

Elected by staff

Sep 16 – Sep 20

 

 

Teacher at Spofforth School

none 

Full 

Mrs Alexandra Johnson

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents of Follifoot School

Sep 16 – Sep 20

 

School Development committee

none 

none 

2 x apologies 

Mr Chris Winspear

Foundation Governor  Appointed by the Diocese

Oct 15- Oct 19

 

Premises

 none

 none

1 x apology 

Mr Steve Milner

Associate Governor Appointed by the Governing Body

Jan 17 -

 

Finance & Staffing committee

none 

 none

1 x apology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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