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Governors

 What is the Governing Board? 

 

The governing board is a group of dedicated volunteers who help to shape the style and direction of the school.   There are: parent governors who are elected by the parent body, staff governors who work at the school and are elected by their colleagues,  local authority governors who are appointed by the local authority and foundation governors who are appointed by the church and Diocese.

 

What do Governors do? 


Governors work as a team.  They are responsible for making sure the school provides a high quality education and for raising educational standards in school. Governors set policies that promote effective ways of teaching and learning; they do this together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school. 

Governing boards are responsible to parents, funders and the community.  The governing board's main role is to ask challenging questions to be sure that the school is doing its best; this role is often called being a ‘critical friend’.  The governing board:

  • is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • plans the school's future direction
  • selects the Headteacher and Deputy
  • makes decisions on the school's budget and staffing
  • makes sure the national curriculum is taught
  • decides how the school can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and social development
  • maintains the building, the grounds and all resources (such as computers and the furniture etc.)
  • and …  makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs.

 

Our committees

 
Committee Purpose
Admissions

Monitors the implementation of the admissions policy and deals with admission appeals.

Joint Review Group (JRG) Responsible for a range of aspects such as attainment of pupils, achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and the curriculum.
Pay Reviews the pay of teachers (annually in line with Performance Management) and other staff (as appropriate). 
Pay appeals Reviews the decisions made by the pay committee following an appeal from a member of staff.
Performance Management

Sets and reviews the performance management targets for the Headteacher, alongside the Local Authority's School Improvement Adviser.

Pupil support Responsible for a range of aspects such as attendance, behaviour and SEND provision.
Resources

Responsible for a range of aspects such as: finance, staffing, data protection, (GDPR), health & safety and buildings/property maintenance.

 

OUR GOVERNORS
Bev Finn
 

 Category of governor:

 Associate Member (with voting rights on committee)
 Appointed by: The Governing Board
 Term of office: As long as in current role
 Committees: n/a
 Specific responsibilities:

 n/a

 

 

Jackie Claxton-Ruddock

 

 Category of governor:

 Foundation
 Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds (Church of England)                  
 Term of office:                      July 2018 - July 2022
 Committees:

 Admissions

 Pay appeals

 Pupil Support

 Specific responsibilities:

 SEND

 Linked to Year 3

 

 

Jane Fisher

 

 Category of governor:

 Foundation
 Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds (Church of England)                  
 Term of office:                      Sept 2021 - Sept 2025
 Committees:

 Joint Review Group

 Specific responsibilities:

 Linked to Year 2

 

 

Jo Herbert

 

 Category of governor:

 Foundation
 Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds (Church of England)                  
 Term of office: January 2019 - January 2023
 Committees:

 Admissions

 Joint Review Group

 Pay 

 Specific responsibilities:

 Vice Chair

Wellbeing

 Linked to Nursery and Reception

 

 

Julie Falkiner

 

 Category of governor:

 Foundation
 Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds (Church of England)                      
 Term of office: January 2019 - December 2022
 Committees:

 Admissions

 Headteacher Performance Management

 Joint Review Group

 Pay 

 Resources

 Specific responsibilities:

 Chair of Governors

 Child Protection

 Cluster representative

 Health and Safety

 Linked to Year 6

 

 

Karon Wittmann

 

 Category of governor:

 Local Authority Governor
 Appointed by: Leeds City Council
 Term of office:           November 2020 - November 2024          
 Committees:

 Headteacher Performance Management

 Joint Review Group (chair) 

 Pay

 Specific responsibilities:

 Children Looked After

 Pupil Premium

 Reading

 Linked to Year 5

 

Miss Horsfall

 

 Category of governor: Staff Governor
 Appointed by: The staff at Bramley St Peter's C of E Primary School  
 Term of office: July 2021 - July 2025
 Committees: Joint Review Group
 Specific responsibilities: n/a

 

 

Rev Paul Crabb

 

 Category of governor:

 Foundation - ex-officio (Vicar at St Peter's Church)    
 Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds (Church of England)    
 Term of office: As long as in current role
 Committees:

 Admissions

 Resources

 Specific responsibilities:

 Linked to Year 4

 

 

Rick Thomas

 

 Category of governor:

 Foundation
 Appointed by: Diocese of Leeds (Church of England)                  
 Term of office: September 2021 - September 2015   
 Committees:

 Headteacher Performance Management

 Pay

 Resources

 Specific responsibilities:

 Linked to Year 1

 

 

Russell Martin

 Category of governor:

 Parent
 Appointed by: Parents at Bramley St Peter's C of E Primary School
 Term of office: November 2018 - November 2022
 Committees:

 Pupil Support

 Specific responsibilities:

 Attendance

 Linked to Year 2

 

 

Ruth Esplin

 

 Category of governor:

 Staff - ex-officio (Headteacher at Bramley St

 Peter's School)                                                            

 Appointed by:  The Governing Board
 Term of office:  As long as in current role
 Committees:

 Admissions

 Joint Review Group

 Pay

 Resources

 Specific responsibilities: 

 Educational visits

 

 

Tricia Bell

 

 Category of governor:

 Associate Member (with voting rights on committees)
 Appointed by: The Governing Board
 Term of office: 
 Committees: Pupil support
 Specific responsibilities:

 n/a

 

Register of interests of the Governing Board

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