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General Information

Meet our Governors

The Wolds and Vale Federation Governing Body

Sherburn Church of England VC Primary school and Luttons Community Primary School are part of The Wolds and Vale Federation, and are governed by The Wolds and Vale Governing Body.  

 

The Purpose of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is the school's accountable body.  It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards.  The Governing Body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

 

 

The Standing Orders for the Procedural Workings of the Governing Body sets out how we function as a body  and the principles by which we serve.  All members of the Governing Body adhere to the Nolan Principles on Public Life .  If you would like to find out how we work please click on the link below.

Governing Body Procedural Workings

 

The instrument of Government is a legal document that outlines the number and type of governors for The Wolds and Vale Federation.  The Wolds and Vale Federation started on 1st November 2016 and has the following number of Governors, who each serve a 4 year term of office, unless re-elected.

 

Two parent governors

One Local Authority governor (i.e. they have to be approved by NYCC)

One staff governors

Four co-opted governors

Two foundation governors (who represent the Diocese of York)

The Headteacher

There is also a Clerk to the Governing Body, who is Ms Laura Waites.

 

Our Governing Body must meets every half term; it can also have sub-committees to carry out some of the work.  Our Governing Body has a Finance and Staffing  committee to monitor, support and challenge the school on financial matters. 

 

Next Full Governing Body meeting: will be on 7th March at 4:30pm.

 

Governor of the month is: Rev Judy Duke

Each month we have a specified governor who will come into school for worship times or any other special function which we may be having.  This helps governors to be familiar with the school and it's workings.  Governors are of course welcome to attend any function that they wish and also  come into school to monitor their specialist subject or area.

 

Minutes are available to view in school, please call in anytime.

 

Register of Business Interests, records whether any governors have any vested interest in school and it's workings, e.g. has a partner working in school or has a business interest that may be relevant.  There are none recorded at the moment.  As Mrs Stephenson, the Head Teacher, also is  Head Teacher at Luttons CP School, she declares this as a vested interest at Governing Body meetings.

If you would like to find out more about the work of the Governing Body Mrs Waller in the school office will be only too pleased to help.

 

Meet our Governors:

Co-opted Governors appointed by the Governing Body

 

Name

Appointed by

Positions of responsibility  

Term of office start date/

4 year term of office

Term of office

end date

Business interests

Other establishments they govern

Relationships with staff members

Mrs Valerie Barbara Bottomley

Governing body

Chair, Headteachers performance management

01/11/2016

 

None

West Heslerton CE School

None

Rev. Andrew David Bowden

Governing body

 

01/11/2016

 

None

Weaverthorpe CE School

None

Mrs Monica Tye

Governing body

 

01/11/2016

 

None

None

None

Miss Kimberley Ann Childs

Governing body

 

01/11/2016

 

None

None

None

Mr Jason Peel

Governing body

 

30/04/2015

31/10/2016

None

None

None

Mrs Tracey Bradley

Governing body

 

30/04/2015

31/10/2016

None

None

None

 

 

Local Authority Governor, appointed by North Yorkshire County Council

 

Name

Appointed by

Positions of responsibility  

Term of office start date

Term of office

end date

Business interests

Other establishments they govern

Relationships with staff members

Mrs Rachel Alcroft

Local authority

 

01/11/2016

 

Amotherby school

None

None

 

 

Foundation Governors, appointed by The Diocese of York

 

Name

Appointed by

Positions of responsibility  

Term of office start date

Term of office

end date

Business interests

Other establishments they govern

Relationships with staff members

Rev Joseph Thomas Kinsella

Diocese

Headteachers performance management

01/11/2016

 

None

Rillington CP School

West Heslerton CE School

None

Rev Judy Duke

Diocese

 

01/11/2016

 

None

None

None

 

 

Parent Governors, appointed by parent election

 

Name

Appointed by

Positions of responsibility  

Term of office start date

Term of office

end date

Business interests

Other establishments they govern

Relationships with staff members

Miss Nicole Hingley

Parent body

 

01/11/2016

 

None

None

None

Mrs Nicola Louise Skelton

Parent body

Vice Chair 

01/11/2016

 

None

None

None

Mrs Amber Botham

Parent body

 

01/05/2015

10/05/2016

None

None

None

Mrs Laura Waller

Parent body

 

28/02/2015

31/10/2016

None

None

None

 

 

Staff Governors, appointed by position or election by staff members

 

Name

Appointed by

Positions of responsibility  

Term of office start date

Term of office

end date

Business interests

Other establishments they govern

Relationships with staff members

 

Mrs Alison Stephenson

Ex officio

 

01/11/2016

31/05/2017 

None

None

None

Mrs Laura Waller

Mrs Catherine Matthewman    

 

Staff body

 

 

Ex officio

 

 

01/11/2016

 

24/04/2017 

 

None

 

None

None

 

None

None

 

None

 

Mrs Monica Tye

 

Staff body

 

01/05/2015

31/10/2016

None

None

None

 

 

 

No business or financial interests have been declared by any governors.

Each governor has an area of responsibility within school. They visit annually and report their findings to the headteacher and the full governing body

 

Area of Responsibility

Governor

 

Safeguarding

Val Bottomley

 

SEND

Rachel Alcroft

 

Finance 

Laura Waller

 

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium -spending and impact

Andy Bowden

Progress and attainment in EYFS

Monica Tye

 

Progress and attainment in KS1

Nicky Skelton

 

Progress and attainment in KS2

Nicole Hingley

 

Foundation Subjects – including Forest Schools, PE, Dance, Art, Drama and Music

Val Bottomley

RE

Judy Duke

 

Health & Safety

Kim Childs

 

Pastoral Care and Staff Wellbeing

Andy Bowden - Luttons

Joe Kinsella - Sherburn

 

Marketing and Promotion 

Website Compliance and Presentation

Nicole Hingley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Governor attendance 2015/2016

 

Governor name

FGB Meeting

Attendance 2015/2016

Finance Committee

Attendance 2015/2016

Alison Stephenson

6/6

3/3

Valerie Bottomley

5/5

2/2

Nicole Hingley

3/5

N/A

Rachel Alcroft

2/4

N/A

Andrew Bowden

5/5

N/A

Monica Tye

5/5

3/3

Kimberley Childs

N/A

N/A

Judy Duke

6/6

N/A

Joseph Kinsella

5/6

N/A

Laura Waller

6/6

3/3

Nicola Skelton

N/A

N/A

Amber Botham

3/5

N/A

Tracey Bradley

4/6

N/A

Jason Peel

3/6

1/3