Governors

Governors

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. The role of the governing board is key to the effectiveness of a school. 

Following a recent audit and reconstitution, we are fortunate to have a range of skills from our governing body and a wealth of experience.  All members have agreed to serve a term of four years.

The role of the governing board is to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)

 

Name

Role

Re-election date

Finance and Staffing Committee

Buildings, Health, Safety and Safeguarding Committee

Standards and Curriculum Committee

Mr Gary Birkett

Head teacher

N/A

X

X

X

Ms Fiona Wilson

Deputy Head (Associate member–no voting rights)

N/A

 

X

X

Mrs Margaret Walker

Staff governor

12/11/16

 

 

 

Mrs Susan Tippins

LA appointed

8/3/16

X

 

 

Mr Martin Bates

Co-opted

20/5/19

X

X (Chair)

 

Mrs Pat Burton

Co-opted

20/5/19

 

 

X

Mr Peter Docker

Co-opted

20/5/19

 

 

X

Mr Matthew Messenger

Co-opted

20/5/19

 

X

 

Mr Nick Roberts

Co-opted

20/5/19

 

 

X (Chair)

Mrs Carol Pascoe

Co-opted

10/6/17

 

 

X

Mrs E Parker

Parent

12/6/21

X

 

 

Mrs H Simpson

Parent

17/7/21

 

X

 

Mr K Wardle

Co-opted

6/2/22

 

 

X

Mrs Kath Benson

Clerk

N/A

 

 

 

Mr Shaun Gaskell

Site Manager (Associate member – no voting rights)

N/A

 

X

 

Mrs Deborah Burrow

Business Manager (Associate member – no voting rights)

N/A

X

X

 

Ms Debbie Holt  (Stepped down January 24th 2017)

Co-opted

20/5/19

 

 

 

Mrs Rita Perkins (Stepped down September 1st 2017)

Co-opted

20/5/19

 

 

 

Mr Ian Downward (Stepped down October 11th 2017)

Parent

11/2/17

 

 

 

 

BREAKDOWN OF ATTENDANCE RECORDS

OF ALL COMMITTEES FOR THE LAST ACADEMIC YEAR

 

Full Governors Committee Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings.  Mr M Bates is Chair of Governors.  Mr N Bates is Vice Chair.  Deputy Headteacher Ms F Wilson attends as a non-voting Governor.  Mrs P Burton is also a governor at Brisbane Park Infant School. Mrs H Simpson is the Manager of the Children’s Centre based in the school building.

 

Meetings were held on the following dates.  Apologies and reason for non-attendance were recorded and accepted by all members

14 Nov 2017 –non-attendance – Mrs M Walker, Mr M Messenger, Mrs C Pascoe (Mr I downward resigned as Governor)

6 Feb 2018 - non-attendance – None (Mr K Wardle accepted as a co-opted Governor)

 

Buildings, Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee Meetings are held on Friday afternoons.  Mr M Bates is Chair of Committee.  Mr S Gaskell attends as Grounds Maintenance Manager.

 

Meetings were held on the following dates.

22 Sept 2017 - non-attendance – Mr M Messenger, Mr S Gaskell

17 Jan 2018 - non-attendance – None

 

Curriculum Committee Meetings are held on Friday after afternoons.  Mr N Roberts is Chair of Committee.  It was agreed by members that although Mrs M Walker is unable to attend due to school commitments she stay a member.

 

Meetings were held on the following dates -

29 Sept 2017 - non-attendance – Mrs F Wilson, Mrs C Pascoe moved to Buildings Committee (Mrs R Perkins resigned as Governor)

19 Jan 2018 - non-attendance – Mr P Docker

 

Finance Committee Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings.  Mrs S Tippins is Chair of Committee.  Mr A Baker is the Bursar and Mrs D Burrow is an associated member.  It was agreed by members that although Mr M Bates is unable to attend due to work commitments he stay a member.

 

Meetings were held on the following dates.

11 Oct 2017 - non-attendance – None

10 Jan 2018 – non-attendance – Meeting cancelled due to illness.

 

Newbarns Primary and Nursery School
  • Newbarns Primary and Nursery School
  • Risingside,
  • Barrow-in-Furness,
  • Cumbria,
  • LA13 9ET
  • Tel: 01229 877442
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