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Collingwood Primary School Governing Body

What we do

The governors, with the headteacher and school senior management team, set the strategy and manage budgets and appointments to school, along with many other tasks. Governors come from all walks of life. Some are parents, some local authority appointments, and some are invited (community governors) because we think they may be able to bring skills in helping us run the school. We also have staff and the headteacher as governors.

Full governors’ meetings take place once a term, and sub-committees in curriculum, buildings and safety, finance and personnel take place termly or occasionally more often than that. All of our governors are linked to a curriculum area and are invited to meet with their allocated subject coordinator twice a year to observe a lesson and share ideas about the curriculum. Governors write reports following a school visit which reflect their observations about their visit and any updates that the coordinator has provided. Please read an example written following a visit Reverend Frances Wilson made to our school to liaise with our music coordinator here. These can be linked to our School Improvement Plan where appropriate. Please click here to find out who is linked to which curriculum area. Governors are also invited to relevant staff meetings where their knowledge, skills and perspective are welcomed. 

We currently have a full complement of governors, but are always keen to have new people, so informal interest is welcomed. Certain categories of governor (e.g. staff, parents) need to be elected, but this is not a difficult process.

Please ring the school office in the first place if you are interested and book an appointment to meet the headteacher.

School Governing Body

Sandra Garrity (Clerk to the Governors)

Miss Hilary Cooper (LA governor) Joint Chair of Governors

Mrs Elaine Smith (co-opted Governor) Joint Chair of Governors

Mrs Rachel Weddle (co-opted governor) Vice Chair of Governors

Beverley Atkinson (co-opted governor) 

Reverend Frances Wilson (co-opted governor)

Mr Mel Edgar (co-opted governor)

Miss Rekha Begum (parent governor)

Mrs Holly Stamp (teacher governor)

Mrs Jane Riches (staff governor)

Mrs Julie Lynch (teacher governor)

Mrs Sharon Grant (Headteacher governor)

Miss Emma Sheridan (observer)

Mrs Janet Forster (co-opted governor)

Mrs Elizabeth Ledger (parent governor)

Mrs Joanne Ramshaw (observer)

Governing Body’s Annual Statement

The Issues faced and addressed by the Governing Body over the last year were: 

  1. Restructuring according to new guidelines
  2. School Financial Value Standard
  3. Developing governor understanding of data
  4.  Completing governor safeguarding audit
  5. Appointment of new staff

The impact of the Governing Body on the school was great in terms of ensuring compliance with legislation (e.g. safeguarding), and in challenging head and staff in terms of attainment and progress.

Structure of the Governing Body and Committees

 The joint Chairs of the Governing Body are Ms Hilary Cooper and Mrs Elaine Smith and the Vice Chair of the Governing Body is Mrs Rachel Weddle

The Governing Body’s structure and membership is outlined in the table below and within that structure it has the following committees:

Committee

Abrv.

Name of Chair

Personnel and Finance

P&F

Bev Atkinson

Buildings, Health and Safety, Curriculum

B&C

Rachel Weddle

 

GOVERNOR / ASSOCIATE MEMBER

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY OR ELECTED

TERM OF OFFICE

DATE STEPPED DOWN

GOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT

ANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes below

INDIRECT INTERESTS

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

ATTENDANCE AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS, E.G. (F) 2 OF 6, (S) 3 OF 3


To Date

START DATE

EXPIRY DATE

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Dr

J

Crinson

Executive Head Teacher

End of term of office 21.07.17


X


X
X

P&F 3 OF 4, B&C 1 OF 3

Mrs

H

Cooper

LA

Appointed

12-Dec-13

11-Dec-17



X


P&F 3 OF 4

Mrs

H

Smith

Co-opted

Elected

13-May-2015

12-May-2019

resigned 01.10.17

X


X

P&F 2 OF 4

Mrs

B

Atkinson

Co-opted

Elected

28-3-13

27-3-17

 


X X

P&F 3 OF 4

Mrs

R

Begum

Parent

Elected

04-2-19

03-2-19



X

P&F 1 of 4

Mr

M

Edgar

Co-opted

Appointed

13-5-15

12-5-19

X


B&C 0 OF 3

Mrs

J

Lynch

Co-opted

Appointed

10-Jun-15

12-5-19

X


X
X

P&F 3 of 4

Mrs

L

Morgan

Parent

Appointed

13-6-19

12-10-18

resigned
17.5.17


X


B&C 1 OF 3

Mrs

H

Stamp

Co-opted

Appointed

13-5-15

12-5-19

X


X

X

 B&C 2 OF 3

 

 Mrs

J

Riches

Staff

Elected

17-1-14

16-1-18

X


X

X

P&F 3 OF 4

 Mrs

E

Smith

Co-opted

Appointed

13-5-15

12-5-19

X


X
X
B&C 2 of 3

Mrs

R

Weddle

Co-opted

Appointed

13-5-15

12-5-19

X




X

B&C 2 OF 3

Rev

F

Wilson

Co-opted

Appointed

13-5-15

12-5-19

 

X


X

B&C 1 OF 3

Miss

E

Sheridan

Observer

Deputy Head


12-10-16

11-10-20

 

X


X
X

P&F 3 OF 4

B&C 2 OF 3

Mrs

S

Grant


Acting Headteacher

Acting Head

 

X


X

P&F 1 OF 3

 

 Mrs


Mrs

E


J
Ledger


Forster
Parent 


Co-opted
 Elected


Elected


01/03/16


01/03/16
29/02/20


29/02/20
   



X
   P&F 0 OF 3

B&C 1 OF 3