Governors

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Richard Morgan. If you need to contact him, please do so in writing via the school email or via the school office.

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 1 vacancies (1 Co-opted).

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:                      Richard Morgan

Vice Chair:                                       Louise McMillan                              

Clerk To Governors:                     Daniela Lucci

 

FULL GOVERNING BODY

NAME
EXPIRY OF OFFICE
TYPE OF GOVERNOR
Deborah Wood
n/a Head
Roger Coales
31/08/2020 Local Authority
Louise McMillan
03/02/2024 Parent
Lynne Mahony 13/03/2023 Parent
Lorraine Mottram
11/01/2021 Parent
Nicola Rolfe 13/03/2023 Parent
Susan Matthews
18/10/2020 Staff
Richard Dudfield 10/10/2022 Co-Opted
Richard Morgan 05/02/2023
Co-Opted
Victoria Harrity 03/02/2024
Co-opted
Peter Godwin 03/02/2024 Co-opted
Craig Russell 03/02/2024 Co-opted
Liam Halpin 03/02/2024 Co-opted

 

COMMITTEES GOVERNORS SERVES ON:

CURRICULUM & STANDARDS

RESOURCES

Deborah Wood

Lynne Mahony

 Richard Morgan (Chair)

Lorraine Mottram

Liam Halpin

Craig Russell

Peter Goodwin

 

 

Roger Coales 

Deborah Wood

Sue Matthews

Louise McMillan

Richard Dudfield

Nicola Rolfe

Victoria Harrity

 

 

 

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/Reading                Louise McMillan

EYFS Link                             Lorraine Mottram

Pupil Premium                    Roger Coales

Looked After Children     Roger Coales

Maths                                   Richard Morgan                         

Data                                     Richard Morgan

SEN                                       Lynne Mahony

Safeguarding                     Nicola Rolfe  

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.

Chair of Governors