Governors

The Governing Body

The Remit of 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

 

The Structure of the Governing Body

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

Bolton-on-Swale St Mary’s CE Primary School Instrument of Government

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

Mrs Clare White Foundation Governor - Chair of Governors

Roles: Chair of Full Governing Body

Foundation Governor

Link Governor for Safeguarding, including online safety, EYFS, Phonics, SEND, Geography

Date of appointment: 10.12.22

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 4/6 meetings; Resources Committee Attendance = 3/3; Admissions Committee Attendance = 1/1

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: Sister in law to Charles White, Foundation Governor

Mrs Lisa Hutchinson LEA Governor Vice-Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee

Roles: Vice Chair of Full Governing Body, Chair of Resources Committee

LEA Governor

Link Governor for Music, French, PSHCE and SRE Education, Staff Well-being

Date of appointment: 16.1.22

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: North Yorkshire Council

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 6/6 meetings; Resources Committee Attendance = 3/3; Admissions Committee Attendance = 1/1

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Mr Robert Booth Foundation Governor, Chair of Admissions Committee

Roles: Chair of Admissions Committee

Foundation Governor

Link Governor for EYFS, Phonics, SEND, Geography

Date of appointment: 27.9.20

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 5/6 meetings; Resources Committee Attendance = 3/3; Admissions Committee Attendance = 1/1

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: Owner of land adjacent to school field on which planning application for building is sought

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Ms Louise Gigante - Foundation Governor

Roles: Foundation Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Link Governor for Science, Computing, Art and Design and Design Technology

Date of appointment: 22.7.23

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 5/6 meetings; Resources Committee Attendance = 3/3; Admissions Committee Attendance = 0/1

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: North Yorkshire Council Insurance and Risk Officer from 19.12.07

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Mrs Andrea Saward Foundation Governor

Roles: Foundation Governor

Link Governor for Maths, PE and Sports Premium, History, Collective Worship

Date of appointment: 10.12.22

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 4/4 meetings

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Mrs Jean Bath Foundation Governor

Roles: Foundation Governor

Link Governor for Art and Design, Design Technology, English, RE, Collective Worship

Date of appointment: 21.2.23

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 3/3 meetings

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Mrs Vanessa Rafelt Parent Governor

Roles: Parent Governor

Link Governor for English and RE

Date of appointment: 4.11.19 (term of office ends 14.11.23)

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Parents

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 6/6 meetings

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Dr Claire Garbutt Parent Governor

Roles: Parent Governor

Link Governor for Safeguarding, including online safety, Pupil Premium, Attendance, Music, French, PSHCE and SRE

Date of appointment: 19.10.22

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Parents

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 4/4 meetings

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Paula Reynolds Staff Governor

Roles: Staff Governor

Date of appointment: 12.1.22

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Staff

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 5/6 meetings

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Nicola Dobson Headteacher Ex officio

Roles: Headteacher Ex officio

Date of appointment: 1.4.10

Term of office: Ex officio

Appointed by: Ex officio

Full Governing Body Attendance 22/23 = 6/6 meetings; Resources Committee Attendance =3/3; Admissions Committee Attendance = 1/1

Business and/or Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between governors and/or governors and school staff: None

Incumbent for the Parish – Ex officio Foundation Governor

There is a current vacancy for this post pending the appointment of a new Vicar for the Parish

The previous incumbent, Rev. Yvonne Callaghan, retired in February 2023

 

Financial Information

No school employees have a gross annual salary of £100,000.

 

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