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The Role of a Governor

School governors are people from the school/local community who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They must be aged 18 or over at the time of their appointment. They are elected to serve on the governing board for a set period of time.

 

Governors come from all different backgrounds and all have various knowledge and experience needed to help the Head Teacher make the right decisions for the school. Together they are known as the governing board.

 

Governors have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

 

Sitwell Infant School Governing Board

The governing board at Sitwell Infant School has a total of 12 governors. The membership is as follows:

 

3 Parent Governors

1 Local Authority Governor

The Headteacher

1 Staff Governor

6 Co-opted Governors

 

This is called the constitution of the governing board.

 

Please find below details of our governing board including how it is structured; as well as the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each governor. Details of any business interests of the governing board is also attached.

 

Minutes of governing board meetings are available upon request.

 

Current Vacancies

We currently have vacancies on our Governing Board. Would you like to make a difference by becoming a governor at Sitwell Infant School? You can find further information in the document below but please get in touch with our Chair of Governors, Helen Lovell, on the email below if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

 

Office@sitwellinfantschool.co.uk

Helen Lovell

Parent Governor

Chair of Governing Board

Child Protection and Safeguarding Governor

Member of Curriculum Committee

Term of office: 05.04.19 - 05.04.23

Appointed on 5th April 2019 by parents

through parent election

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 80% (4/5) 

2019/2020:    Committee: 100% (2/2)

 

 

Kirstey Peart

Headteacher

Member of Resources and Curriculum Committees

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ex officio

Appointed on 1st September 2015 by the Governing Board

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 100% (5/5)

2019/2020:    Committee: 100% (5/5)

 

 

Valerie Penycate

Co-opted Governor

Member of Curriculum & Resources Committees

SEND Governor

Term of office: 02.07.19 - 02.07.23

Appointed on 2nd July 2019 by the Governing Board

Business/pecuniary interests: Trustee, Africa's Gift

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 100% (5/5)

2019/2020:    Committee: 60% (3/5)

Completed Headteacher Appraisal December 2019

 

 

Andy Bernard

Co-opted Governor

Member of Resources Committee

Health & Safety Governor

Term of office: 02.07.19 - 02.07.23

Appointed on 2nd July 2019 by the Governing Board

Business/pecuniary interests: Final Light Film/Photo

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 50% (2/4)

2019/2020:    Committee: 67% (2/3)

 

 

Naomi Pearson

Co-opted Governor

Member of Resources Committee

Pupil Premium Governor

Term of office: 02.05.17 - 01.05.21

Appointed on 2nd May 2017 by the Governing Board

Business/pecuniary interests: Director, Broomhall Under 3's

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 100%  (5/5)

2019/2020:    Committee: 100% (3/3)

Completed Headteacher Appraisal December 2019

 

 

Clare Stanley

Parent Governor

Member of Resources Committee

Term of office: 02.02.18 - 01.02.22

Appointed on 2nd February 2018 by parents through parent election

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 80% (4/5)

2019/2020:    Committee: 100% (2/3)

 

 

Robert Brownlow

Co-opted Governor

Member of Curriculum Committee

Term of office: 02.07.19 - 02.07.23

Appointed on 2nd July 2019 by the Governing Board

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance     Full Governing Board:  80% (4/5)

2019/2020:    Committee: 100% (1/1)

 

 

Danielle Weston

Staff Governor 

Member of Curriculum Committee

Term of office: 28.02.2020 - 27.02.2024

Appointed on 28th February 2020 by school staff

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance    Full Governing Board:  100% (3/3)

2019/2020:   Committee: N/A

 

 

Kathryn Knowles

Parent Governor

Member of Curriculum Committee

Term of office: 08.11.2019 - 07.11.2023

Appointed on 8th November 2019 by parents through parent election

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 67% (2/3)

2019/2020:    Committee: N/A

 

 

 

Kate Butler

Co-opted Governor  (Resigned on 9th February 2020)

Term of office: 01.09.15 - 31.08.19

Appointed on 1st September 2015 by the Governing Board

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 0% (0/0)

2019/2020:    Committee: 0% (0/1)

 

 

Maureen Morton

Local Authority Governor  (Term ended on 29th February 2019)

Term of office: 01.03.16 - 29.02.20

Appointed on 1st March 2016 by the Local Authority

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 0% (0/0)

2019/2020:    Committee: 0% (0/1)

 

 

Joanne Hague

Staff Governor (Term ended on 9th May 2020)

Term of office: 10.05.16 - 09.05.20

Appointed on 10th May 2016 by school staff

Business/pecuniary interests: Vision 

Attendance    Full Governing Board: 0% (0/0)

2019/2020:   Committee: 100%  (1/1)

 

 

 

Victoria Cowan

Parent Governor  (Resigned on 22nd September 2019)

Term of office: 01.11.16 - 31.10.20

Appointed on 1st November 2016 by parents through

parent election

Business/pecuniary interests: None

Attendance     Full Governing Board: 100% (3/3)

2018/2019:    Committee: 75% (2/3)

 

   
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