FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER 2018 THE SCHOOL WILL PURCHASE GOVERNANCE SERVICES FROM GATESHEAD LOCAL AUTHORITY
School Governing Body
Northern Saints Church of England VA Primary School is a Voluntary Aided (VA) school.
This means that the school is ‘aided’ and supported by the Local Authority and has it’s budget set and delivered through the Local Authority scheme. However the school is not ‘controlled’ by the Local Authority.
In practice Voluntary Aided status means that:
The Governing Body of the school are the employers
The number of foundation Governors appointed by the Diocese outweigh numbers of other Governors by 2.
The Head Teacher is the senior professional adviser to the Governors and is also a Governor.
Governors are the ‘relevant body’ so they are responsible for hearing all appeals, complaints and for making decisions regarding the school; there is no recourse to the local authority.
Governors are charged with maintaining the strategic governance of the school but they are not responsible for and do not get involved in the day to day management of the school.
Governors are currently reviewing their 2016-18 Strategic Plan which can be accessed here or you can ask the school office for a paper copy. A new plan will be published in November 2018.
Governors attendance at meetings 2015 – 16 – (Produced 10.11.2015)
Governor attendance at meetings 2016 – 2017 (Produced 05.07.2017)
Governor Attendance at Meetings 2017 – 2018 (Produced 25.09.2017)
School Governor Information:
Chair: Ann Hodgson Headteacher : Mr S Williamson
(Re appointed on 17.07.2017 for 4 years)
Vice-chair : VACANCY
Governors Association Subscription member: N/A
NOTE: Guide to the Law: Point 78. The quorum for any committee meeting and for any vote must be three governors who are members of the committee (or more) as determined by the committee.
Pupil Premium – Vacant
Standards Portfolio Holder – Eileen Watson
Christian Ethos Portfolio Holder – Rev Steve Elstob
Safeguarding / Child Protection – Tina Murphy
SEN – Eileen Watson
Radicalisation Governor – Tina Murphy
In the table below, “Pecuniary Interests” includes whether or not the Governor has any financial or business interests or whether they have a governance role at another school.
CONSTITUTION OF GOVERNING BODY
|Name||Category||Appointed Date||Appointed By||Pecuniary Interests (as of September 2018)|
|Mr S Williamson||Headteacher||01.09.2013||Automatic Appointment||No|
|Mrs A Hodgson||Foundation||17.07.2017||Appointed by the Diocese||Board of Sunderland College|
|VACANCY||Foundation||–||Appointed by the Diocese||–|
|Mrs J Warner||Foundation||06.11.2017||Appointed by the Diocese||Assistant Director of Education, Durham Diocese|
|Mrs E Watson||Foundation||17.07.2017||Appointed by the Diocese||No|
|Mrs T Murphy||Foundation||05.06.2014||Appointed by the Diocese||Head Teacher CEO and Governor at Holy Trinity Academy, South Tyneside, National Leader of Education.|
|Rev S Elstob||Foundation||09.09.2013||Appointed by the Diocese||No|
|VACANCY||Foundation||–||Appointed by the Deanery Synod||–|
|VACANCY||Parent||–||Appointed by Parent Election||–|
|VACANCY||Parent||Appointed by Parent Election|
|Mr C Rowland||Staff||21.12.2015||Appointed by Staff Election||No|
|Cllr R Bell||LA||13.11.2017||Appointed by the Governing Body||Chair of Red House Nursery School.|
GOVERNORS’ TRAVEL & SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE
Governors to agree to adopt travel and subsistence allowances.
HEADTEACHER PERFORMANCE REVIEW APPOINTMENT PANEL – (Quorum = 2)
VACANCY, Mrs E Watson, VACANCY
RESOURCES COMMITTEE – (Quorum = 3)
Cllr Richard Bell, Ann Hodgson, Tina Murphy, Eileen Watson, Steve Williamson
CURRICULUM AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE– (Quorum = 3)
Tina Murphy, Jo Warner, Eileen Watson, Calum Rowland, Steve Williamson
The Governing Body of Northern Saints CoE VA School subscribed to the Training Programme.
Mr John Finch, GATESHEAD LOCAL AUTHORITY, is the Clerk to the Governing Body