The School Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for the decision making that affects the school. There are currently eleven governors including Mrs Paisley. The full Governing Body meets once a term (twice in the Summer Term) and the committees each meet once a term. There are three committees which deal with certain aspects of the school.

The Headteacher and Chairs of Governors are members of all committees. Each committee has a Chair who is marked below in bold.

The Joint Chairs of Governors are Mrs Kirstie Somerville and Ms Rachel Hogarth, both of whom who can be contacted via the school.

 

Buildings and Grounds

Committee members : Ann Byers, Bruce Richards, Kirstie Somerville, Steve Withers, Ian Newton (Associate Member)

Curriculum and Pastoral

Committee Members: Alison Bedford, Brendan McArdle, Steve Withers, Rachel Hogarth, Viv Drouet

Finance and Staffing

Committee Members: Ann Byers, Bruce Richards, Kirstie Somerville,  Alison Bedford, Shiona Bickley Brendan McArdle, Rachel Hogarth, Steve Withers and Viv Drouet

 

For more detailed information about the structure and remit of the Governing Body and the terms of reference for each committee, please click here.

Business Interests

At the start of every academic year the governors are asked to declare any business interests or financial interests. In September 2019 there three interests declared. In addition, at the start of every meeting, Governors are asked to declare any interests in agenda items for that particular meeting. If any are declared, these are minuted.

Attendance at Meetings

The table below shows the attendance at meetings from September 2018 to date.

Attendance details will be added as each set of minutes is approved. This may mean a delay as minutes are approved the term after they are written.

Minutes

There are four meetings of the Full Governing Body per year.

The most recent approved minutes of the Full Governing Body can be found on the school noticeboard or requested from the office.

 

Policies

The Governing Body is responsible for keeping the school's policies up to date. There are a great number of these concerning teaching and learning, safeguarding and staffing as well as the physical aspects of the school and its finances. Those most pertinent to parents have been identified and can be found by clicking here. If you have any concerns that are not covered by these policies, please get in touch with Mrs Paisley.

Governing Body Structure:

Head teacher:

Mrs J Paisley

Local Authority Governor, appointed by the Local Authority:

Mr B McArdle

appointed by the Governing Body 22 March 2016, term ends 21 March 2020

*Mr McArdle was an Associate Member between September 2015 and 21 March 2016.

Foundation Governors, appointed by the Diocese of Carlisle:

Miss A Byers

appointed by the Diocese 10 November 2015, term ends 9 November 2019, currently re-appointment pending

Revd B Phillips

appointed by the Diocese 4 December 2019 (ex officio)

Mrs V Drouet

appointed by the Diocese 14 December 2017, term ends 13 December 2021

Co-opted Governors, appointed by the school's Governing Body:

Mrs Shiona Bickley

appointed by the Governing Body 4 April 2017, term ends 3 April 2021

Mrs K Somerville

appointed by the Governing Body 1 September 2019, term ends 31 August 2023

Mr S Withers

appointed by the Governing Body 1 September 2019, term ends 31 August 2023

 

Parent Governors, elected through a ballot of parents:

Mrs A Bedford

appointed by the Governing Body 7 December 2013, term ends 6 December 2017

re-appointed by the Governing Body, 19 January 2018, term ends 18 January 2022

Mr B Richards

appointed by the Governing Body 7 December 2013, term ends 6 December 2017

re-appointed by the Governing Body, 19 January 2018, term ends 18 January 2022

Ms R Hogarth

appointed by the Governing Body, 19 January 2018, term ends 18 January 2022

Staffing Governor, elected by school staff: (Currently vacant)

Miss C Armstrong

elected by the school staff and appointed by the Governing Body 12 December 2017, resigned 22 September 2020

Associate Members, appointed by the school's Governing Body:

Mr I Newton

Mr Newton attends Buildings and Grounds meetings. He is the site manager of the school.

Clerk to the Governors:

Mrs C McDonald (who attends the Finance Committee meetings)

 

 

Latest News

23 October 2020

Newsletter issued

Update from Mrs Paisley
21 September 2020

Play area vandalised

Sadly, our play equipment has been vandalised; please see the letter below.
11 September 2020

COVID clarification

Upcoming Events

23 October – 18 December 2020

HSA Virtual Christmas Market

... and here are the details whether you are interested in making purchases or setting up a 'stall'.