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Welcome to our Governors' section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Governing Board Register of Personal and Pecuniary Interests

 

 

Name 

Category of governor 

Dates of Appointment 

Appointed Board 

Term of Office 

Committee Membership 

Attendance 2019-2020 

Lindsay Burnett 

Headteacher 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Full Governing Board 

Finance Committee 

Pay Committee 

6/6 

Karl Melville 

Foundation 

13/04/2017 

Diocesan Board of Education and/or the Parochial Church Council (PCC) 

12/04/2021 

Full Governing Board 

Finance Committee 

5/6 

Naomi Bragg 

Staff 

02/09/2018 

Staff 

01/09/2022 

Full Governing Board 

4/4 

Karen Ross 

Co-opted 

13/10/2020 

Governing Board 

12/10/2024 

Full Governing Board 

Finance Committee 

5/5 

Kathryn Lee 

Foundation 

06/10/2017 

Governing Board 

05/10/2021 

Full Governing Board 

Finance Committee 

Pay Committeed 

6/6 

David Graham 

Co-opted 

16/12/2016 

Diocesan Board of Education and/or the Parochial Church Council (PCC) 

15/12/2020 

Full Governing Board 

Pay Committee 

1/4 

Sandra McGill 

Co-opted 

01/07/2016 

Governing Board 

30/06/2020 

Full Governing Board 

5/6 

Lydia Parr 

Parent 

05/05/2016 

Parent 

04/05/2020 

Full Governing Board 

Pay Committee 

3/4 

Stacey Kelly 

Parent 

11/06/2018 

Parent 

10/06/2022 

Full Governing Board 

6/6 

Rev Nicki Pennington 

Foundation (ex officio) 

N/A 

Diocesan Board of Education and/or the Parochial Church Council (PCC) 

N/A 

Full Governing Board 

4/4 

Vacancy 

Local Authority 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy 

Co-opted 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name 

Name of organisation 

Nature of interest 

ie business, relationship or governorship roles in other educational establishments 

Date interest was registered 

Date of cessation of interest 

Comments/Notes 

Karl Melville 

Cumbria County Council 

NHS Trust 

Senior Manager 

Chair of Midwives group 

Trust Reading 

12.11.19 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Bragg 

 

 

 

 

Nothing to declare 

David Graham 

 

 

 

 

Nothing to declare 

Sandra McGill 

Montreal School 

Member of staff 

12.11.19 

 

 

Lindsay Burnett 

Dearham Primary 

Husband is a governor 

13.10.2020 

 

 

Dearham School is now part of the West Lakes MAT. 

Kathryn Lee 

Energy Coast UTC 

Crosslacon Parish 

Finance officer 

Team treasurer & PCC member 

12.11.19 

 

 

Lydia Parr 

Monkwray Junior School 

Employed as a teaching assistant 

13.10.2020 

 

 

Stacey Kelly 

Cumbria Army Cadet Force 

 

12.11.19 

 

 

Lynn Huddart 

Orgill School 

Ennerdale School 

Moresby School 

Kells Infant School 

Montreal School 

Broughton Moor School 

C&E Builders 

Governor 

Clerk to governors 

Clerk to governors 

Clerk to governors 

Clerk to governors 

Associate member of the board 

Shareholder/finance officer 

13.10.2020 

 

Chair to governors 

Employed by LA 

Self Employed 

Employed by LA 

Self Employed 

Family business 

 

Maintained Governing Body Delegation Planner 

Governing bodies are accountable in law for all major decisions about the school and its future. However, this does not mean that they are required to carry out all the work themselves. Many of the tasks can and should be delegated to individuals and committees. It is vital that the decision to delegate a task/responsibility to an individual is made by the full governing body and recorded – without such a formula, the individual/committee has no power to act. 

 

The table below sets out the major areas of responsibility for governing bodies and who they can delegate each task to; it also records where the NGA does not think that, even if a task/responsibility can be delegated, this would be good practice. 

 

This planner shows to which level the governing body may legally delegate functions. Please note that the decision planner does not apply to academy governing bodies.   

 

Key 

Level 1: Full governing body 

Level 2: A committee of the governing body 

Level 3: An individual governor 

Level 4: Headteacher. 

Blue box Function cannot be legally carried out at this level.  

ü Action could be undertaken by this level. 

û Although legally possible to delegate to this level, the NGA would not recommend it. Significant decisions, monitoring and evaluation are best undertaken by the governing body or a committee with delegated authority, not by individuals. As long as it is line with the regulations governing bodies are free to decide for themselves. 

 

There is also space for notes relevant to your governing body – for example, you should specify which committee or individual a particular task will be delegated to. 

  • The governing body is responsible for the strategic direction of the school 

  • Committees can be given delegated authority to make decisions, monitor, evaluate and review particular plans, policies and targets. The head and staff play the major role in formulating plans, policies and targets to bring to committees or to the governing body for discussion prior to adoption by the full governing body. 

  • The head is responsible for internal organisation, management and control of the school and is accountable to the governing body. 

  • Although decisions may be delegated, the governing body as a whole remains responsible for any decision made under delegation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area 

 

Function 

Level 

In our school, this responsibility is delegated to: 

Budgets 

  1.  

To approve the first formal budget plan each financial year (whether this can be delegated to a committee of the governing body depends on your local authority’s scheme of financial delegation) 

ü 

ü 

 

 

 

  1.  

 

To agree annual action plans and monitor how school premiums are spent  (i.e. PE and sports premium, Year 7 numeracy and maths catch up premium, service premium and the pupil premium) 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To monitor monthly expenditure  

ü 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To establish a charging and remissions policy 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To enter into contracts (GB should agree financial limits) 

ü 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

Staffing 

  1.  

Appoint selection panel for headteacher  

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

Appoint selection panel for deputy head  

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

Appoint selection panel for other members of the senior leadership team 

ü 

û  

û  

û  

 

  1.  

Ratify or reject decisions of appointed selection panels 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

Appoint other teachers 

û  

û  

û  

ü 

 

  1.  

Appoint non-teaching staff 

û  

û  

û  

ü 

 

  1.  

To put in place a pay policy 

ü 

ü 

û 

 

 

  1.  

To make pay decisions in line with the pay policy and legal requirements1 

û 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

Dismissal of headteacher  

û 

ü 

û 

 

 

  1.  

Initial dismissal of other staff  

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

Suspending head 

û 

ü 

ü 

 

 

  1.  

Suspending staff (except head) 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

Ending suspension (head) 

ü 

ü 

ü 

 

 

  1.  

Ending suspension (except head) 

ü 

ü 

ü 

 

 

  1.  

Setting the overall staffing structure  

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

In voluntary and foundation schools to agree whether or not the Chief Education Officer/diocesan authority should have advisory rights 

ü 

ü 

û 

 

 

  1.  

Determining dismissal payments/ early retirement 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To produce and maintain a central record of recruitment and vetting checks 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

Establish and review procedures for addressing staff discipline, conduct and grievance 

ü 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum  

 

  1.  

Ensure National Curriculum (NC) taught to all pupils 

ü 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To consider any disapplication for pupil(s) 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To decide which subject options should be taught having regard to resources, and implement provision for flexibility in the curriculum (including activities outside school day) 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

Establish and review a sex and relationships education policy (including in primary schools where the GB must decide whether to teach sex education) and ensure that parents are informed of their right to withdraw their children 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

 

  1.  

Provide clear advice, informed by statutory guidance, on which a strategy for careers advice and guidance can be based 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

Responsibility for ensuring that provision of religious education (RE) meets statutory requirements and/or the requirements of any trust deed 

ü 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To ensure that all pupils take part in a daily act of collective worship in line with statutory requirements 

 

 

 

ü 

 

Extra-curricular provision 

  1.  

To decide whether to offer additional activities and what form these should take  

ü 

û 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To put into place the additional services provided 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To decide whether to stop providing additional activities 

ü 

û 

û 

û 

 

Performance management 

  1.  

To  adopt and review teacher appraisal policy  

ü 

ü 

û 

 

 

  1.  

To appoint the panel to carry out the appraisal of the head teacher 

ü 

ü 

û 

 

 

  1.  

To carry out appraisal of other teachers (or delegate to line managers in the school) 

 

 

 

ü 

 

Discipline/ exclusions 

 

  1.  

To review all permanent exclusions and fixed term exclusions where the pupil is either excluded for more than 15 days in total in a term or would lose the opportunity to sit a public examination  

(Can be delegated to chair/vice-chair in cases of urgency)  

û 

ü 

 

 

 

  1.  

To produce a set of written principles for the school behaviour policy and present these for consultation  

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To draft the content of the school behaviour policy and publicise it to staff, students and parents.  

 

 

 

ü 

 

Admissions 

  1.  

To annually determine admission arrangements  (VA and foundation schools)  

ü 

ü 

 

 

 

  1.  

To carry out consultation where changes to admission arrangements are proposed, or the governing body has not consulted on their arrangements in the last seven years (VA and foundation schools) 

ü 

ü 

 

 

 

  1.  

Admissions: application decisions (Governing bodies of VA and foundation schools must establish a dedicated admissions committee to allocate places, where they choose to delegate authority to committee level) 

û 

ü 

 

 

 

  1.  

To establish and publish an admissions appeal timetable (VA and foundation schools) 

û 

ü 

 

 

 

  1.  

To appeal against LA directions to admit pupil(s) (voluntary, foundation and special schools; also community and VC schools where LA is the admissions authority) 

û 

ü 

 

 

 

Premises & insurance 

  1.  

Buildings insurance and personal liability– GB to seek advice from LA, diocese or trustees where appropriate 

ü 

û 

û 

 

 

Health & safety 

 

  1.  

To ensure a health and safety policy and procedures are in place 

ü 

ü 

û 

 

 

  1.  

To ensure that health and safety regulations are followed 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

 

 

 

School organisation 

 

  1.  

To publish proposals to change category of school 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To decide whether to convert to academy status2 

ü 

û 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

Propose to alter voluntary foundation or foundation special school 

ü 

û 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

Propose to discontinue voluntary foundation or foundation special school 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To set the times of school sessions and the dates of school terms and holidays (except in community, special and VC schools where this is the LA’s role) 

ü 

û 

û 

 

 

  1.  

To ensure that school lunch nutritional standards3 are met  

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To establish a data protection policy and review it at least every two years and register with the Information Commissioner’s Office 

û 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

Maintain a register of pupil attendance 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To ensure provision of free meals to those pupils meeting the criteria, including Universal Infant Free School Meals (if applicable) 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

Information for parents  

  1.  

 To determine whether to publish a home-school agreement (no longer a statutory requirement)  

ü 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

Overall responsibility for ensuring that statutory requirements for information published on the school website, including details of governance arrangements, are met 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To establish, publish and review a complaints procedure 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To establish and publish a Freedom of Information scheme and ensure the school complies with it 

ü 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

GB roles, procedures and development  

  1.  

Ensure focus on three core strategic functions: 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 

  1. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff 

  1. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To draw up an instrument of government and any amendments thereafter 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To appoint (and remove) the chair and vice-chair of a permanent or a temporary governing body 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To appoint and dismiss the clerk to governors 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To appoint and remove co-opted governors  

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To appoint local authority governors  

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To set up and publish a register of governors’ business and pecuniary interests 

ü 

ü 

û 

 

 

  1.  

To set  the structure and remit of the governing body and any committees including  governor appointment details, term of office and attendance record  

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To publish the structure and remit of the governing body and any committees including  governor appointment details, term of office and attendance record  

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To submit governor information to the DfE database of governors via Edubase 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To approve and set up a governors expenses scheme 

ü 

ü 

û 

û 

 

  1.  

To consider whether or not to exercise delegation of functions to individuals or committees 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To regulate the GB procedures (where not set out in law) 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To agree governor induction and training programme  

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To review progress against strategic plan and evaluate governing body performance  

ü 

 

 

 

 

Formal Collaboration  

  1.  

To consider forming or joining a group of schools 

ü 

 

 

 

 

Academies 

  1.  

To consider approach and time scale to academy conversion  

ü 

ü 

 

 

 

  1.  

To consider forming or joining an existing Multi-academy-trust (MAT) 

ü 

ü 

 

 

 

Federations 

  1.  

To consider forming a federation or joining an existing federation 

ü 

ü 

 

 

 

  1.  

Review of structure including any subsequent conversion to MAT status 

ü 

 

 

 

 

Inclusion and equality 

  1.  

To establish and approve a special educational needs (SEN) policy 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To publish and update at least annually a SEN information report (meeting requirements set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014) 

ü 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To designate a qualified teacher to be responsible for co-ordinating SEN provision (the SEN co-ordinator or SENCO) 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To appoint a designated teacher for looked-after children 

û 

û 

û 

ü 

 

  1.  

To establish an accessibility plan and review it every three years 

ü 

ü 

û 

ü 

 

Safeguarding 

  1.  

To have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and to oversee the incorporation of the necessary procedures and practices outlined in the Prevent duty into the child protection policy 

ü 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

To adopt and review annually a child protection policy and relevant procedures 

ü 

ü 

û 

 

 

 

GOVERNOR CONTACT FORM

If you would like to make contact with our Governing Body please use the contact form below to email our clerk to the governors. We aim to respond to all queries within 7 working days. If your matter is urgent please contact the school office.

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