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Woodseats Primary School

Together, We Achieve

Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 0SB

0114 2554619

enquiries@woodseats.sheffield.sch.uk

The Governing Body

The Role of a School Governor

As we are now a part of Steel City Schools Partnership the Board of Trustees is legally accountable for the decisions made in all its academies. However, this does not mean the board is required to make them all itself; it can delegate decisions to the Local Governing Bodies (LGB).

The LGB is well placed to assess whether the school is working within agreed policies, meeting agreed targets and managing its finances well. They have the ability to scrutinise delegated areas in greater depth than the trust board and to ‘feed’ information up to the trustees in a timely and succinct manner. 

Our Governors:

Sarah Hall - Chair of Governors

Sinead Fox - Headteacher Eileen Cross - Vice Chair of Governors Alison Riocreux

Sarah was appointed by GB as a Co-opted Governor until 6-5-21 and has no registered pecuniary interests. 

Has no registered pecuniary interests. Eileen was appointed by GB as a Co-opted Governor until 6-5-21 and has no registered pecuniary interests. Alison was appointed by GB as a Co-opted Governor until 6-5-21 and has no registered pecuniary interests.

    

Amanda Towers

    

Danni Meeds

    

Bruce Laver

    

Frances Blow

 

Amanda was appointed by GB as a Parent Governor until 1-11-23 and has no registered pecuniary interests.

Danni was appointed by GB as a Staff Governor and has no registered pecuniary interests. Bruce was appointed by GB as a Co-opted Governor until 10-7-21 and has no registered pecuniary interests. Frances was appointed by GB as a Co-opted Governor until 30-11-22 and has registered a pecuniary interest.  

      

Karen Dunning

    

Cat Arnold

   

Mark Lawrenson

    

James Glover

   

Karen was appointed by GB as an Associate Governor until 30-11-22 and has no registered pecuniary interests.

Cat was appointed by GB as a Co-opted Governor until 10-7-21 and has no registered pecuniary interests. Mark was appointed by GB as a Co-opted Governor until 6-5-21. James was appointed by GB as a Trustee Governor.

    

Types of Governors:

Co-opted Governors - are appointed by the governing body and who, in the opinion of the governing body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.  As a co-opted governor, they may have an area of specialist knowledge or experience or bring a wide range of skills and experience to the role of a governor.

Parent Governors – are elected by the parents of registered pupils at the School.

Trustee Governors – have been appointed by the Trust

Staff Governors – must be paid to work at the school and elected by the Staff.

Associate Governors – we benefit from being able to draw on expertise and experience from outside our formal Governor membership.

 

 

Link Governors:

    

Early Years Foundation Stage

Eileen Cross      

Safeguarding

Eileen Cross

Training

Sarah Hall

Inclusion

Amanda Towers

 

Data

Frances Blow

Meadowhead Trust

Bruce Laver

Parental Engagement

Cat Arnold

Writing

Mark Lawrenson

Maths

Frances Blow

 

Reading/Library

Alison Riocreux

School Parliament

Alison Riocreux

    

What is a Link Governor?

A link Governor creates a good working relationship between the subject specialist within the school and the subject link governor and will enhance the success of any initiatives.

As a model, the subject link governor, in support of the curriculum team, could undertake some or all of the following: 

  • Become informed about relevant documents and legislation; OFSTED criteria for evaluating the subject provision; local and national issues impacting upon the subject.
  • Liaise with the subject co-ordinator or head of subject in order to become informed about staffing arrangements and training; the condition and availability of resources; curriculum and timetable arrangements; special needs provision; reference to the school development plan; assessment and recording procedures for the subject; which visits and visitors are planned.
  • Establish and maintain effective lines of communication between the subject co-ordinator and the Governing Body; report back to Governing Body meetings. 

 

If you are interested in being a Governor you can either contact us by mail shall@woodseats.sheffield.sch.uk or via the School Office.

 

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