Governing Body

Our Governors – January 2019

Chair of Governors

Mrs. R. Graham

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs. A. Corner

 

Head Teacher Governor

Mrs. J.A.C. Ball

 

Local Authority Governor

Mrs. M. Rigg

 

Co-opted Governor

Mrs. M. Dale

Mrs. R. Graham

Mr. K. Malone

Mrs. S. Tindall

 

Parent Governors

Mrs. A. Corner

Mr. C. Dean

Mr. T. Ripley

Mrs. Clair Robinson

Vacancy

 

Staff Governor

Miss E. Barrett (Deputy Head)

 

 

The Governing Body plays an important part in the life of the school. It consists of one representative appointed by the Local Authority, five appointed by the parents, one appointed by the school staff, four co-opted governors and the Head Teacher.

Governors’ meetings are held at least once a term. Governors are responsible for the financial running of the school, in partnership with the Local Authority, within a scheme of local management agreed by Stockton Borough Council and the Government.   Their role is to develop policies and help to implement these.Governing Body Papers may be viewed on request at the office.

Our Governors play a full role in the running of our school and are valued members of our school community. They act as a “critical friend”, helping to develop and improve the quality of education for all children. Governors support all our school functions as well as playing a monitoring and development role with regard to curriculum policies.

 

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS

NAME OF SCHOOL:  Durham Lane Primary School – 2018/19 Academic Year

From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors:

Name, Category & Appointing Body Term of Office Committees Official Responsibility Attendance at Governing Body Attendance at Committee Nature of Interest Resignation Date
Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1) Governor in another school/education establishment Spouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)  

 

 

Mrs J Ball

Headteacher

N/A RES

SI

Headteacher 3 out of 3 4 out of 4

3 out of 3

Nil Nil Mr N Ball (Spouse) – Self-employed Musician N/A

 

Mrs M Rigg

LA Governor

Nominated by LA, Appointed by Governing Body

23.11.2016 – 22.11.2020 SI

 

N/A 3 out of 3 3 out of 3 Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mrs E Barrett

Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff

16.12.2015 – 15.12.2019 SI Deputy Headteacher 3 out of 3 3 out of 3 Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mrs M Dale

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

08.09.2015 – 07.09.2019

Re-appointed

08.09.2019 – 07.09.2023

 

RES

SI

 

Safeguarding / LAC Governor 3 out of 3 3 out of 4

3 out of 3

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs R Graham

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

09.12.2015 – 08.12.2019 SI

 

Chair of Governors

Chair of School Improvement Committee

SEN Governor

Pupil Premium Governor

3 out of 3 3 out of 3 Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mr K Malone

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

08.09.2015 – 07.09.2019

Re-appointed

08.09.2019 – 07.09.2023

 

SI

 

N/A 2 out of 3 3 out of 3 One IT Solutions (provides the school’s IT support services) – employee (October 2011) Nil Nil N/A
Mrs S Tindall

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

14.01.2016 – 13.01.2020 RES

 

Chair of Resources  Committee 3 out of 3 4 out of 4 Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mr T Ripley

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

 

 

01.01.2018 – 31.12.2021

RES

 

Health & Safety Governor 2 out of 3 4 out of 4 Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mrs A Connor

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

04.02.2016 – 03.02.2020 RES

 

Vice Chair of Governors 3 out of 3 3 out of 4 Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mr C Dean

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

28.01.2016 – 27.01.2020 RES

 

N/A 1 out of 1 1 out of 2 Nil Nil Nil Resigned

26.03.2019

Miss L Bain

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

03.05.2018 – 01.05.2022 N/A 1 out of 1 1 out of 1

1 out of 1

Nil Nil Nil Resigned

01.01.2019

Mrs C Robinson

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

10.05.2018 – 09.05.2022 RES

SI

N/A 3 out of 3 4 out of 4

3 out of 3

Nil Nil Nil N/A
Miss K Nelson

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

13.06.2019 – 12.06.2023 N/A N/A 1 out of 1 N/A Nil Nil Nil N/A

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTEREST GUIDANCE

Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern.  The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the schools staff including spouses, partners and relatives.  It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interests by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or the Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals.

Note 1.           Pecuniary interest includes current employment, businesses (of which partner/proprietor), company directorship, charity trusteeship and other conflict.

Note 2.           Personal Interests can also include business involvement/company directorship or trusteeships or family or close connections to the governor (for example a company the school might have contracts with).

Examples (potential conflicts):

  • A governor whose spouse/partner is employed by the school – Should not take part in discussion regarding the school’s pay policy or any staffing matter that might impact on their partner. Both direct and indirect decisions might impact on the salary range of senior staff e.g. increasing pupil numbers.
  • A governor involved with any committee group, business or after school club who hire part of the school – Should not be party to discussion involving the use of the school or their charging policy.
  • A governor who is a supplier of goods or services to the school – Should not take part in decisions regarding the letting of contracts for that type of goods or services where a sub-contract relationship might exist.

The register of governor interests must also include details of attendance record at the governing body meetings and committees over the year and reviewed and updated on an annual basis indicating also when a governor steps down.

Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear when they have voting rights.

The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct.  Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up.  Staff governors will need to be included on both registers.