Governors

At Courtney Primary School we have a diverse group of volunteers with a common interest in the school, its staff, pupils, building and the community of which it forms a part. Each Governor brings different strengths and skills to the Governing body, but all have a commitment to helping the school.

The Role of the Governors is to work in partnership with the school, staff and leadership team to ensure that there is effective strategic management of the school and to help provide the children with a safe, stimulating and professional environment. It is not the Governor’s role to deal with the day to day running of the school.

The Governing Body is accountable for maximising its effectiveness in three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance of staff and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governors will:

  • Have involvement in the continuing development of the school
  • Be appraised of the school’s educational performance and agree future targets
  • Agree the school budget and review spend and value for money
  • Act as a critical friend

The constitution of our Governing Body is made up of

Five Parent Governors

One LA Governor

One Staff Governor

One Headteacher

Six Co-opted Governors

We currently have 3 vacancies (Co-opted Governors).

The Full Governing Body meet at least once every term; within this group we also have a Curriculum Cub-committee and a Resources Sub-committee, the Resources Committee include Finance and staffing, Pay, Appraisals and Health and Safety. These sub-committees meet three times a year and look in more detail at the school’s plans for improvement, how we spend our money, and how well the school is doing in meeting the needs of the children.

Chair of Governors:                      Janet Hinchliffe   

Vice Chair:                                    Louise McMillan                              

Clerk To Governors:                     Sabrina Lear

FULL GOVERNING BODY

NAME
 
EXPIRY OF OFFICE
 
TYPE OF GOVERNOR
 
Deborah Wood
n/a Head
Roger Coales
31/08/2020 Local Authority
Janet Hinchliffe
11/01/21 Co-Opted
Louise McMillan
13/01/2020 Parent
Victoria Wooldridge
13/01/2020 Parent
Lorraine Mottram
11/01/21 Parent
Lindsey Sauerlander
11/01/21 Parent
Susan Matthews
18/10/2020 Staff
Gareth Manson
09/07/2019 Co-Opted
Christine Silverthorne 06/03/2021 Parent
Gemma Sellars
03/10/2020 Co-Opted
Vacancy   Co-Opted
Vacancy
  Co-Opted
Vacancy
  Co-Opted

COMMITTEES GOVERNORS SERVES ON:

 

CURRICULUM

RESOURCES

Gareth Manson (Chair)

Deborah Wood

Sue Matthews

Gemma Sellars

Andrew Hobbs

Janet Hinchliffe

Lindsey Sauerlander

Lorraine Mottram

Roger Coales (Chair)

Janet Hinchliffe

Deborah Wood

Sue Matthews

Louise McMillan

Victoria Wooldridge

 

STATUTORY COMMITTEES

PAY AND PAY REVIEW

HEAD’S APPRAISAL

Roger Coales

Janet Hinchliffe

Louise McMillan

Victoria Wooldridge

 

Roger Coales

Janet Hinchliffe

 

LINK GOVERNORS

Health & Safety                 Victoria Wooldridge

Reading & Writing            Roger Coales

EYFS Link                   Janet Hinchliffe

Pupil Premium                        Janet Hinchliffe 

Maths                        Louise MacMillan

Curriculum & Data           Gareth Manson

SEN                                        Gemma Sellars

Strengthening of Governors  Janet Hinchliffe

Safeguarding                          Janet Hinchliffe & Victoria Wooldridge 

Computing                              TBA

Parental involvement is crucial to a child’s education and we strongly value parents support for the school, its ethos and values. We are keen for parents, grandparents and the wider community to be involved with the school and we have opportunities for them to help in the classrooms and around school.

Janet Hinchliffe

Chair of Governors