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 5 vacancies (3 Co-opted and 2 parent Governors).

The Full Governing Body meet at least once every term; within this group we also have a Curriculum Sub-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
11/01/2021 Co-Opted
Louise McMillan
13/01/2020 Parent
    Parent
Lorraine Mottram
11/01/2021 Parent
Lindsey Sauerlander
11/01/2021 Parent
Susan Matthews
18/10/2020 Staff
     
    Parent
Richard Dudfield 10/10/2021 Co-Opted
Vacancy   Co-Opted
Vacancy
  Co-Opted
Vacancy
  Co-Opted

COMMITTEES GOVERNORS SERVES ON:

 

CURRICULUM & STANDARDS

RESOURCES

Deborah Wood

Janet Hinchliffe

Lindsey Sauerlander

Lorraine Mottram

 

Roger Coales (Chair)

Deborah Wood

Sue Matthews

Louise McMillan

 

 

 

STATUTORY COMMITTEES

PAY AND PAY REVIEW

HEAD’S APPRAISAL

Roger Coales

Louise McMillan

 

 

Roger Coales

Louise McMillan

Lorraine Mottram

 

LINK GOVERNORS

Health & Safety                  Sue Matthews

English                        Roger Coales

EYFS Link                     Lorraine Mottram

Pupil Premium                        Janet Hinchliffe 

Looked After Children            Janet Hinchliffe

Maths                        Louise McMillan

Science                                    Lindsay Sauerlander

Data                          Lindsay Sauerlander

SEN                                         Lorraine Mottram

Safeguarding                           Janet Hinchliffe  

Computing/E Safety                Janet Hinchliffe

GDPR                                 Richard Dudfield

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