School Governors

October 2017

Dear Families

Welcome to our school on behalf of Governors.

 

Our role as Governors is to set the strategic direction for the school – through our vision for the school; to hold the senior leadership of the school to account for the school’s performance (the progress that children make); and to ensure that financial and other resources are appropriately managed (we work within an increasingly challenging budget).

We aim to keep the vision for Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary school simple and relevant irrespective of external factors that are constantly changing and evolving.  We believe our vision remains relevant and provides our guiding purpose – placing children at the heart of everything we do.

 

The vision for our school


“We aspire to be a school which families actively choose, knowing their children will be happy and listened to. Our children will enjoy an inspirational curriculum and exceptional teaching which empowers learning.”

 

I’ve highlighted the parts of the vision that are key to our success as a school – parents that choose our school for their child(ren), children that are happy and want to come to school and great teachers who inspire the children to do their best.

Going forward we face opportunities and challenges, as do other Primary schools, which we will work through, always focussed on our vision.

We have a strategic plan and a school improvement plan to support the delivery of the school’s vision and we measure our progress and performance.

Each year the school shares with parents the school priorities – the areas that have been identified that we would really like to focus on across the school.  The partnership we have with parents is essential in delivering the vision and supporting the implementation of the school priorities.  

Since becoming a Governor, I’ve been inspired by the commitment and dedication of those who give up their time to make a positive contribution to the school. We want to enable teachers and support staff to deliver the school’s vision and to ensure high standards of achievement for all of the children in the school. 

Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who contribute to our school.

Claire Lea, Chair of Governors

Full Governing Body

  Name of Governor Representing Term of Office
Chair:

 

Mrs Claire Lea

Co-opted 1/09/2015 30/08/2019  
Vice Chair: Mrs Karen Elvidge Foundation 10/04/2016 10/04/2020  
 

 

Mrs Kathleen Taylor

Co-opted 11/11/2014 10/11/2018  
 

 

Mrs Patricia Ruff

Head teacher 01/09/2007 N/A  
 

 

Vacancy

Staff  

 

Mrs Angela Hopson

Foundation 21/02/2015 20/02/2019  
 

 

Revd. Paul Ievins

Foundation 27/07/2017  26/07/2021   

 

Mrs Esther Watt-Jones

Parent 22/09/2014 21/09/2018  
Mrs Paula Cullen Parent

 

30/09/2016  

 

29/09/2020

 

 

Mr Stuart Hanson

Parent 30/09/2016 29/09/2020  

 

Mrs Sue Rawlins

Local Authority 30/09/2016  29/09/2020   

 

Vacancy x 3

Co-opted
Vacancy Clerk

 

Governor Pen Portraits:

Pupils and Curriculum

Chair: Mrs Karen Elvidge
  Mrs Patricia Ruff
  Mrs Angela Hopson
  Mrs Kathleen Taylor
  Mr Stuart Hanson
  Miss Jess Gibson
  Mrs Claire Lea

Finance and Premises

Chair: Mrs Esther Watt Jones
  Mrs Patricia Ruff
Mrs Claire Lea
 

Mrs Sue Rawlins 

Mrs Paula Cullen

Revd. Paul Ievins

Vacancies

We are currently seeking to appoint a co-opted governor. If you would like to be part of our Governing team and in particular have a sound financial background, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the School Office.

Attendance Record

Terms of Reference - The role and procedures of the Governing Body

Code of Conduct for Governors

Governor Committees Policy

Declaration of Financial Interest

Date of next meeting:

Governing Body AGM Monday 19th September 2017
Finance Committee Tuesday 17th October 2017
Pupils & Curriculum Tuesday 21st November 2017
Full Governing Body Monday 4th December 2017
Pupils & Curriculum Tuesday 20th January 2018
Finance Committee Tuesday 20th March 2018
Finance Committee Monday 14th May 2018
Full Governing Body Monday 21st May 2018
Pupils & Curriculum Tuesday 19th June 2018
Full Governing Body Tuesday 10th July 2018