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The Governing Body

 In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of St Mary’s Bolton-on-Swale School Governing Body are:


1.    Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2.    Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
3.    Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


Governance arrangements
The Governing Body of St Mary’s Bolton-on-Swale School was reconstituted on 6 October 2014 and is now made up of:
Two parent governors 

One Local Authority governor

One staff governor                                                                                       

Head teacher                                                                                             

Seven foundation governors
The total number is 12


The full Governing Body meets twice each term. The Resources Committee meets termly. The Admissions Committee meets usually once per year. Each has a specific area of focus.

The Resources Committee which focuses on finance, premises and personnel matters.

The Admissions Committee which considers admissions criteria and arrangements.

The Curriculum Committtee. From Summer Term 2019 the work of this committee was amalgamated with the work of full Governing Body meetings. This includes work relating to statutory assessment, special educational needs, curriculum policies, school improvement planning and school self evaluation.

We also have committees that meet if required to consider pupil discipline and staffing matters.
The Governing Body complete a regular skills audit and give careful consideration to ensuring they have the range of skills required to deliver effective governance and secure the success of the school.

 

Our Governing Body

Clare White             Foundation Governor – Chair of Governors     
Term of office          3/10/2018-2/10/2022
Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions - none
Relationships of material interest – Clare White is related to Foundation Governor Charles White as sister-in-law
She has attended 11 of 11 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings)

Resources Committee

Designated Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Designated Governor for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Designated Governor for English, French, PSHCE and Religious Education

Lisa Hutchinson         Parent Governor – Vice Chair of Governors
Term of office               22/12/2017 – 21/12/2021
Appointed by election of parents in school
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions -none
Relationships of material interest – none                                                                                        
She has attended 9 of 10 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of specific attendance at governing body and committee meetings)
Resources and Admissions Committee
Designated Governor for Music and Pupil Premium

 

Vacancy                      Parent Governor

Term of office                                                                                                                                                                          Appointed by election of parents in school                                                                                                                                            Business and financial interests                                                                                                                                                            Governance roles in other educational institutions                                                                                                                                Relationships of material interest                                                                                                                                                          


Janet Pringle          Local Authority Governor
Term of office         1/9/ 2017 - 31/8/2021
Appointed by Local Authority
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions -none
Relationships of material interest – none
She has attended 9 out of 9 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings                                                                                                                                                        Admissions Committee                                                                                                                                                                          Designated Governor for English, French, PSHCE and Religious Education                                                                                                                                                                        

Lesley Chandler        Foundation Governor
Term of office              30/7/2018 - 29/7/2022
Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds
Business and financial interests – Husband owns Paul Chandler Landscape and Property Maintenance Company
Governance roles in other educational institutions -none
Relationships of material interest – none
She has attended 9 of 11 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings)
Resources Committee
Designated Governor for History, Maths, PE and Sports Premium
 
Helen Richardson        Foundation Governor
Term of office                14/12/2015- 13/12/2019
Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions -none
Relationships of material interest – none
She has attended 7 of 9 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings)
Admissions Committee
Designated Governor for Art and Design, Design Technology, Computing and Science

Robert Booth        Foundation Governor
Term of office          1/9/2016 - 31/8/2020
Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds
Business and financial interests – owner of the land adjacent to school; dairy farmer
Governance roles in other educational institutions -none
Relationships of material interest – none
He has attended 8 of 9 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings)
Resources Committee                                                                                                                                                                            Designated Governor for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Designated Governor for EYFS and Geography

Charles White        Foundation Governor
Term of office           3/10/2016 - 2/10/2020                                                              
Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions -none
Relationships of material interest – Charles White is related to Foundation Governor Clare White as brother-in-law
He has attended 9 of 9 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings)
Resources Committee                                                                                                                                                                             Designated Governor for History, Maths, PE and Sports Premium

                                                                                        

Reverend Yvonne Callaghan    Ex officio Foundation Governor

During Autumn Term 2019 Reverend Mary Williams will undertake the ex officio role of Reverend Yvonne Callaghan whilst Rev Yvonne Callaghan is on sabbatical (see below for her details)
Term of office    N/A       
Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
Relationships of material interest – none
She has attended 2 of 6 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings)                                              
Designated Governor for Collective Worship 

Reverend Mary Williams  Ex officio Foundation Governor

Term of office N/A                                                                                                                                                                                  Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
Relationships of material interest – none                                           
Designated Governor for Collective Worship 

 

Paula Reynolds        Staff Governor (Deputy Head)

Term of office - 1/12/2017 - 30/11/2021
Appointed by election of staff
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
Relationships of material interest – none
She has attended 7 of 8 meetings for the 2018-19 academic year (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings)                                               

Nicola Dobson            Ex officio Headteacher
Term of office    N/A
Business and financial interests – none
Governance roles in other educational institutions – none
Relationships of material interest – none
She has attended 10 of 11 meetings for the 2018-2019 (refer to link for detail of attendance at specific governing body and committee meetings)            
Resource Committee                                                                                                                                                            Admissions Committee

Jonathan Spencer        Clerk to Governors     North Yorkshire County Council

Previous members of Governing Body for whom term of office has expired

Louise Gigante          Parent Governor
Term of office               4/3/2016 - 23/7/19 This term of office has now expired. Louise Gigante is currently a Foundation Governor - see above         
Appointed by Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Leeds
Business and financial interests – Insurance and Risk Officer at North Yorkshire County Council
Governance roles in other educational institutions -none
Relationships of material interest – none                                                                                        
Resource Committee
Designated Governor for Health and Safety
Designated Governor for Art and Design, Design Technology, Computing and Science

 

Governor Committees and Membership

Resources Committee
Lisa Hutchinson (Chair)
Headteacher
Robert Booth
Lesley Chandler
Louise Gigante
Charles White
Clare White


Admissions Committee
Helen Richardson (Chair)
Headteacher
Lisa Hutchinson
Janet Pringle                                                                                                                                                                                          Louise Gigante                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Governance Statement 18/19 

Attendance

Governor Attendance at Meetings for the academic year 2018-2019

Governor Attendance at Meetings for the academic year 2017 - 2018

Governor Attendance at Meetings for the academic year 2016 - 2017


Governor Register of Interests

2019/2020

Clare White

Helen Richardson

Janet Pringle

Lesley Chandler

Lisa Hutchinson

Louise Gigante

Nicola Dobson

Paula Reynolds

Rev Mary Williams 

Robert Booth

Charles White

 

 

 

 

 

 

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