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Governor Committees

Curriculum & Performance Committee

CHAIR:

Paul O'Hagan Parent Governor (Chair)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • Julie Carvell (Clerk)
  • Christian McGuinness Head Teacher
  • Leoni Leslie Co-opted
  • Lynne Hammond
  • Jeremy Auld

The curriculum committee ensures that all children have access to the national curriculum and that high academic standards are maintained. To do this we discuss the school’s curriculum policies, monitor the quality of teaching and study the annual attainment test results. We also check that pupils with additional needs are provided for and treated fairly.

 

Health & Safety Committee

CHAIR:

  • Anna Watkinson (Parent Governor)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • Julie Carvell (Clerk)
  • Lynne Hammond Parent Governor
  • Christian McGuinness Head Teacher
  • Richard Graham Business Manager, Staff H&S Representative (Clerk)      
  • Vacancy 

The Health & Safety committee ensures that all the children have a suitable and safe school environment. To do this we check that the buildings are fit for purpose and well maintained. We carry out risk assessments where appropriate and address any health and safety concerns that arise.

 

Finance & Personnel Committee

CHAIR:

  • Nicola Lacey Chair of Governors (Parent Governor)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • Julie Carvell (Clerk)
  • Christian McGuinness Head Teacher
  • Richard Graham School Business Manager
  • Russ Tucker Co-opted Governor
  • Anna Watkinson Parent Governor
  • Tony Wilson Foundation Governor

The Finance & Personnel committee oversees the financial management of the school and makes sure that it operates within budget and makes the most effective use of the funds it receives from the County Council.  The Committee helps the Head Teacher to set a 3-year plan of projected income and expenditure and also advises on policies relating to financial matters such as the School’s Lettings Policy.  Other roles include overseeing the appointment of all staff in the school, their professional development and their well-being. To do this we discuss the school’s policies related to personnel including behaviour and attendance policies, equal opportunities policies relating to staff and pupils, anti-bullying and child safeguarding policies.