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Welcome to the Governors section.

 

We invite you to take a moment to see what the role of a Governor is. We work very closely, together, with the Headteacher and staff to provide the best education possible for our pupils.We are regularly looking for committed parents to become Governors. Whether you are considering the role for yourself or are just keen to learn more about what we do, we hope that you find this section of interest.


The Role of a Governor

 

As a governor within the Hackness and Wykeham Church Schools' Federation we work with the school on strategic planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review so that all our children achieve their full potential. Governors also monitor and evaluate progress towards the school's priorities and targets.

 

We are here to monitor and challenge and work together with the Headteacher and her staff to ensure that all pupils receive the best possible education. We should not be involved in the day to day running of the school, or try to be, and should at all times respect the professionalism of the Headteacher and his staff.

The school has a very active and supportive governing body that work closely with the staff of the schools. Our Chair of Governors is Mr Chris Garforth who can be contacted through the school office.

 

Much of governors’ work is done through sub-committees, to whom responsibilities are delegated to ensure the work the school does will deliver the strategic objectives set, and to benchmark the school’s performance against external comparators.

 

The Resources Committee (RC) oversees the setting and management of the school budget and ensures the school meets its health and safety and accessibility responsibilities.

The School Improvement Committee (SIC) monitors the progress of the School and Federations' Strategic Plan and the school's implementation of policies in the areas of: curriculum provision, teaching and learning, achievement and standards, quality of leadership and management, inclusion, and pupil welfare.  

 

Both committees report to the full governing body (FGB) on the effectiveness of these school matters and policies. Our full Governing Body meets each half term, as well as participating and being invited to numerous events across the academic year.

 

Please meet the appointed Governors of the Hackness and Wykeham Church Schools' Federation: 

Our Governors

 

CURRENT GOVERNORS

Name

Positions of responsibility

Category

Appointed By

Term of Office

Date stepped down

Committee membership

Voting rights in Committees?

Chris Garforth

Chair

Co-opted

Governing Body

11.10.16-10.10.20

 

School Improvement

Yes

Janet Crossley

Vice Chair

Foundation

Diocese

04.10.16-03.10.20

 

School Improvement

Yes

 

Helen Evans

Clerk

Clerk

Governing Body

18.02.17-17.02.21

 

School Improvement Resources

Yes

Janet Spittal Headteacher Staff Governing Body 29.04.19   School Improvement Resources Yes

Craig Gaskell

Chair of RC

Parent

Parents

05.10.16-04.10.20

 

Resources

Yes

Ed Smith

Chair of SIC

Local Authority

LA

28.06.17-27.06.21

 

School Improvement

Yes

Ashley Irvin

 

Staff

Governing Body

06.02.18-05.02.22

 

School Improvement

Resources

Yes

Elizabeth Moody

 

Parent

Parents

04.10.16-03.10.20

 

School Improvement

Yes

Karen Price

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

28.06.18-27.06.22

 

Resources

Yes

Rowena Thorp

 

Co-oped

Governing Body

04.10.16-03.10.20

 

School Improvement

Yes

Jayne Tweddell

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

11.10.16-10.10.20

 

Resources

Yes

Toby Flood

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

07.03.19-06.03.23

 

TBC

 

Simon Fry

 

Temporary Ex Officio Foundation

Diocese

12.03.19-10.10.23

 

TBC

 

Valerie Hall

 

LA Governor

Diocese

07.06.19-06.06.23

 

TBC

 

   

PAST GOVERNORS

Name

Positions of responsibility

Category

Appointed By

Term of Office

Date stepped down

Committee membership

Voting rights in Committees?

Valerie Bolton

Foundation

Foundation

Diocese

11.10.16-10.10.20

07.03.19

Resources

Yes

Steven Boynton

 

Staff

Staff

04.10.16

30.11.17

Resources

Yes

Kay Fraser

 

Associate

Governing Body

11.10.16

01.11.17

School Improvement

No

Paul Hodgson

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

04.10.16

31.12.17

Resources

Yes

David Pynn

Foundation

Foundation

Diocese

11.10.16

18.10.18

School Improvement

Yes

Rosemary Sword

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

04.10.16

26.06.18

Resources

Yes

Lee Talbot

 

Headteacher

Governing Body

01.09.17

28.12.18

Resources

School Improvement

Yes

Governor attendance at meetings to February 2019:

 

Forename Surname Meetings Attended Not Attended Apology not sent
Valerie Bolton 8 7 1 0
Steven Boynton 3 0 3 1
Janet Crossley 8 8 0 0
Helen Evans 11 10 0 0
Kay Fraser 3 0 3 1
Chris Garforth 7 7 0 0
Craig Gaskell 8 8 0 0
Paul Hodgson 3 3 0 0
Ashley Irvin 3 3 0 0
Elizabeth Moody 7 7 0 0
David Pynn 7 5 2 0
Ed Smith 7 7 0 0
Rosemary Sword 4 3 1 0
Lee Talbot 6 6 0 0
Rowena Thorp 7 5 2 0
Jayne Tweddell 8 6 2 0
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