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What is the role of the Governing Body?

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What is the role of the Governing Body?

The governing body have responsibility for raising school standards through their three core strategic functions of:

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;

c. overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money well spent.

It works in close and balanced partnership with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day to day management issues. There are 14 governors including the Head teacher, a staff governor, two parent governors, an LA governor and nine co-opted governors.

Please click on the link below to view our Behaviour Statement 2022.

Behaviour Statement of Principles Governing Body

Who are the School Governors?

There are different types of governors listed on the governing body.

The Headteacher always has the choice to be a member of the governing body. Our Parent Governors are elected by parents and carers of pupils registered at school. Our LEA governor is appointed by the Local Education Authority. Our Staff governor is a paid member of staff who has been elected by the staff.

Our Governors:

Chair of Governing Body:

Robin Phelan

Vice-Chair of Governing Body:

Rachel Muers

Headteacher:

Amy Houldsworth (Acting)

Staff Governor:

Jo Ward

Parent Governors:

Emma King

Stephen Davies


Co-opted Governors:

Robin Phelan

Rachel Muers

Jackie Campbell

Lee Arnell

Hayley Atkins

(Governors who have been appointed for the skills and expertise they bring to the Governing Body)

Local Authority Governor:

Cllr. Al Garthwaite

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Alison Garthwaite

Councillor at Leeds City Council

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Stephen Davis

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Lee Arnell

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Amy Houldsworth

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Jackie Campbell

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Rachel Muers

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Hayley Atkins

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Emma King

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The full governing body meets five times a year. There are three main committees;

Joint Review Group

To be set for 2022/3

Pupil Support Committee

To be set for 2022/3

Resources Committee

To be set for 2022/3

There are also special committees, convened only when required

Headteacher’s Performance Management/Pay Committee

Robin Phelan, Rachel Muers

Pay Appeal Committee

Cllr. Al Garthwaite,

Some governors also have special responsibilities:

Child protection / LAC governor: 

Robin Phelan

SEND governor: 

Stephen Davies

Training and Link governor: 

Robin Phelan

Attendance: 

To be appointed

Complaints Governor: 

Robin Phelan

Health and Safety Governor:

Robin Phelan


Pupil Premium Governor: 

Robin Phelan

EYFS Governor:

Rachel Muers

Equalities Governor:

Jo Ward

Staff Wellbeing Governor:

Robin Phelan

PE and Sports Premium:

To be appointed

Some of our Governors are linked to areas of the curriculum:

English

Rachel Muers

Maths

Jackie Campbell

Science

Hayley Atkins


Curriculum

Robin Phelan


We have a rolling program of reviewing all the school policies. Some policies are available on this website and all policies can be viewed by contacting the Headteacher, Miss Houldsworth at the school or via email at a.houldsworth@springbankprimary.org

Buddies 

Each class has a nominated governor ‘buddy’ who might join them on school trips and/or attend class assemblies.

How can I become a School Governor?

If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor there are a number of ways of finding schools that have vacancies:

• You can contact the school to ask if they need a new governor

• You can contact SGOSS – Governors for Schools, which recruits     

• You can contact Leeds City Council.

• Governors nationally

If you wish to contact the governors, you can speak to them directly or leave a message for any of them at the school office on (0113) 204 3120.