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Parent Governor Elections

What do School Governors Do?

 

"Governing boards meet regularly to look at the big picture and the school’s long-term goals. They set the culture and values of the school, responding to opportunities and challenges. Governors and trustees work closely with the headteacher, supporting them and challenging them.

 

Governors typically serve at schools that are maintained by the local authority whereas trustees serve on an academy trust board. They are responsible for:

 

  • developing a vision and strategy for the school
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • holding the school leader to account to ensure that every pupil has the best possible education
  • engaging with pupils, staff, parents and the school community to understand their views 
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Activities can include:

 

  • attending governing board meetings: these normally take place around six times a year and may be held outside school hours
  • looking at information and evidence on the school’s progress and discussing with school leaders 
  • visiting the school to see plans working in practice, and listening to the views of staff, pupils and parents 
  • selecting and appointing a headteacher following the resignation of the current headteacher
  • making decisions about issues such as pupil exclusions and staff disciplinary matters
  • undertaking induction training and ongoing development" (NGA; https://www.nga.org.uk/Governance-Recruitment/Be-a-school-governor-or-trustee.aspx)

 

The Instrument of the Full Governing Body at Newlands Primary School

 

    

Governors

NameAppointed byFromTo
Val MooreAppointed by LA26 February 202025 February 2024
Gemma ForrestAppointed by GB7 September 20226 September 2026
Gemma GardnerAppointed by GB4 September 20223 September 2026
Jenny CoolingAppointed by GB29 March 202228 March 2026
Kirsty PlazaAppointed by GB4 May 20213 May 2025
Robin ShakespeareAppointed by GB2 June 20211 June 2025
Samantha WillisElected by parents4 September 20223 September 2026

 

Historic (left within last 12 months)

 

NameRoleAppointed byFromTo
Heather BirchGovernorElected by parents14 May 201813 May 2022
Helen WestGovernorElected by parents1 November 201830 October 2022
Katie RedfordGovernorAppointed by GB4 May 20211 September 2022
Lowri BartlettGovernorElected by parents1 November 201805 December 2022
Elizabeth TomlinGovernorElected by parents02 October 201905 December 2022

 

Val Moore & Jenny Cooling are all Governors at other educational institutions.

 

Total number of Governors: 7

 

Committees/Membership/Responsibilities

 

Teaching & Learning

Jenny Cooling

Kirsty Plaza

Gemma Gardner

 

Finance & Staffing

Robin Shakespeare (Chair)

Val Moore

Gemma Forrest

Kirsty Plaza (SBM)

 

Personal Development, Wellbeing and Safety

Val Moore (Chair)

Gemma Forrest

Robin Shakespeare

 

Teacher Pay Committee

Robin Shakespeare (Chair)

Val Moore

Gemma Forrest

Kirsty Plaza (SBM)

 

 

Head Teacher's Performance Management

Val Moore (Chair)

Robin Shakespeare

 

Appeals / Grievance

Robin Shakespeare

Val Moore

 

Other areas of responsibility:

 

Safeguarding: Val Moore

Anti-Bullying: Val Moore

SEND: Robin Shakespeare

Pupil Premium: Robin Shakespeare

Sports Premium: Robin Shakespeare

Training & Development: Kirsty Plaza

Health and Safety: Gemma Forrest

 

 

 

 

Full Governing Body Attendance

Register of Business Interests

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