School Governors

 Information and remit of Springbank Primary School Governing Board

In 2015 we amended our instrument of government (which sets out the size and composition of our Governing Board) to allow us to develop a highly skilled and effective Governing Board consisting of the following:

2 Parent governors (who are elected by parents and carers of children at the school). Both parent governors has or has had parental responsibility for, or cares or has cared for, a child or young person under the age of 19. The vacancy for these posts was advertised, and elections held. The parent governors, both have local community and personal skills and experience that contributes to effective governance, and the success of the school. They may continue to hold their position until the end of their term of office, even if their child leaves the school.

3 Co-opted governors (who are appointed by the Governing Board); The Co-opted governors have been appointed by the Governing Board because they have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school - Personnel; Financial; Local Community and Business skills and experience.

1 Local Authority governor (who is nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Board); The Local Authority governor was appointed by the Governing Board based on skills and experience in the local community and as a councillor.

1 Staff governor (who is elected by the staff team at the school). The staff governor was elected in accordance with Schedule 2, by persons who are employed by the Local Authority under a contract of employment to work at the school. She was employed under contract at the school at the time of election. As an employee, the staff governor, in partnership with the staff team, gives as an extra mechanism for staff views to be included in school evaluation and improvement.

The Head teacher (who has opted to be a full member of the Governing Board). The Head teacher has opted to be a full member of the Governing Board as she sees governance as an integral and valued part of the leadership of the school. She brings to the Governing Board a unique insight into the activities of the school and a full understanding of the school’s ethos and culture as well as a close, professional knowledge of its strengths and weaknesses.

7 Associate members (3 adults and 4 children) who have been appointed based on their skills and experience, meaning they are not a full member of the full governing body, but have the right to attend Governing Board meetings and serve on committees. They may however be excluded where the business being considered concerns a member of school staff or an individual pupil. They are not recorded in the instrument of government. The Governing Board can give limited voting rights to associate members on committees at the time of appointment. Associate members cannot be given voting rights if they have not reached the age of 18 at the time of their appointment.

As well as attending formal governing board meetings, governors all play an active but focused role within school and attend appropriate and bespoke governor training sessions on various educational issues appropriate to their role. In 2016-17 the Governing Board are trialing the effectiveness of on-line training.

The Governing Board are also responsible for ensuring the school policies are reviewed and monitored regularly, and the school remains compliant with the relevant regulations/legislation and statutory duties. Mr Howard is the governor policy lead.

Most importantly, we each have particular monitoring roles within the school. These roles are selected based upon individual interests, key strengths and skills in specific areas of the curriculum or business aspects of the school.

Below you will find a full list of our current Governing Body members, with details of their term of office, committees on which they serve and the link governor key responsibilities they have been allocated. 

 

Information about Springbank Primary governors

Name of the Chair of Governing Board: Claire Carroll

Chair of the Finance Monitoring Committee: Bill Howard

Chair of the Personnel Committee: Keith Longdon

Chair of the Strategic Business Committee: Claire Carroll

Chair of children’s committee: Rubi Miller / Jo Walton

 

 

 

Name Position  2016/17 Children's  2016/17 Strategic   2016/17 Personnel  2016/17 Finance 2016/17 Pay

2016/17  GB 

Mrs Claire Carroll

Chair of Governors

Co-opted

 3/3  2/3  3/3  3/3  2/3  3/3
Miss Sara Dunn Associate member    n/a  2/3  n/a  0/3  n/a  2/3
Mrs Joanna Walton Parent  3/3  0/3  2/3  0/3  n/a  3/3
Mr K Longdon

Local Authority

Vice Chair

 3/3  2/3  2/3  2/3  1/3  3/3
Mr Bill Howard

Community

Co-opted

 3/3  2/3  3/3  3/3  1/3  2/3
Mrs Kerry Williams Staff  1/3  2/3  1/3  3/3  n/a  3/3
Mr Brian Sanders Co-opted  n/a  2/3  2/3  3/3  2/3  3/3
Mrs Julie Vaccari Headteacher  3/3  2/3  3/3  2/3  2/3  3/3
Mr Ady Gotheridge Associate member  n/a  0/3  n/a  1/3  n/a  2/3
Mrs Dawn Wigley Associate member  n/a  2/3  n/a  2/3  n/a  3/3
Ms Sabrina Clarke Parent  1/3  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  3/3

 

If you would like to make contact with a member of the Governing Body, please leave a message at the school office and we will get back to you. 

 

Here is some information about our governors:

Mrs Vaccari

Head Teacher

 

 

 

 

Appointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: (01.04.10 - )

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Film/theatre workshop director is son's partner

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Quality of Teaching, learning and assessment; Outcomes for children and learners.

Other link roles: School Partnerships, staff team and school performance sustainability

 

Mrs Carroll

ClairecAppointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (13.03.14 – 12.03.18)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Quality of Teaching, learning and assessment, Outcomes for children and learners; RE/British and School Values.

Other link roles: Head teacher appraisal and curriculum

Miss Dunn

sara Appointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (31.8.13 - 30.8.17)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Selston High School

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Quality of Teaching, learning and assessment; Outcomes for children and learners.

Other link roles: Head teacher appraisal and safeguarding

Mr Howard

IMG_1033.jpgAppointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (13.03.14 – 12.03.18)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Quality of Teaching, learning and assessment; Outcomes for children and learners.

Other link roles: Administration and Personnel

Mrs Walton

JoAppointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (02.06.14 – 01.06.18)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Quality of Teaching, learning and assessment; Outcomes for children and learners. Early Years

Other link roles: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Mr Gotheridge

ady1.jpgAppointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (14.10.14 – 13.10.18)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Health and Safety

Mr Sanders

brian sandersAppointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (01.09.13 – 31.08.17)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: School Business Links and Educational Trends

Mr Longdon

councillor-keith-longdon.pngAppointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (13.03.14 – 12.03.18)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Hall Park Academy

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Personnel Advice, statutory LA guidance

Other link roles: Local Community voice

Mrs Wigley

dawnAppointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (01.09.13 – 31.08.17)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Personal Development, welfare and behaviour

Other link roles: Safeguarding

Mrs Williams

kerryAppointed by: (in accordance with the Governing Board’s instrument of government):The Governing Board

Current Term of Office: 4 years (18.03.15 – 17.03.19)

Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Committee Membership and attendance over academic year: Strategic committee (3/3), Finance monitoring committee (3/3), Pay committee (2/2), Personnel committee (3/3) and Children’s committee (1/1)

Lead monitoring roles: Outcomes for children and learners.

Other link roles: Achievement and Work Related Learning

Ms Clarke

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