Governors

Structure and Membership of Bowmandale's Governing Body

A governing body is made up of Local Authority, parent, staff and co-opted governors from which a Chair and Vice Chair are elected. 2012 regulations require schools to have at least 7 governors including 2 parents, 1 ex-officio head, 1 elected staff, 1 Local Authority, with the remaining places filled with co-opted governors. Bowmandale's governing body re-constituted in 2014. It was decided to form a governing body of 11 members which comprises:

(Co-opted governors can be parents, staff or community governors but the proportion of staff on a governing body, including the Head, cannot exceed one third of the total.)

A Chair of Governors and a Vice Chair are elected from the parent, Local Authority and co-opted governors (staff and the ex-officio head cannot take on these roles). Governors take on the responsibility for Health and Safety, Safeguarding/Child Protection and overseeing different priorities of the School Development Plan. Governors are encouraged to visit school on a regular basis.

Chair of Governors
Mrs T Vickers

Vice Chair
Mrs E Jarrett

Bowmandale's governing body currently comprises the following people:

Ex-officio Head

Mrs E Dunstan
Start of term of office: 01/09/2016
End of term of office: N/A
Relationship to members of staff or governors: None
Declared interests: None

Parents

Mrs E Jarrett
Start of term of office: 13/07/2015
End of term of office: 12/07/2019
Responsibilities: Vice Chair, Health and Safety, Appraisal
School Development Plan Focus: Teaching & Learning, Assessment, Leadership & management
Relationship to members of staff or governors: Daughter of G Thompson (governor)
Declared interests: None

Co-opted

Mrs D Humphries
Start of term of office: 01/03/2017
End of term of office: 28/02/2021
Responsibilities: Vulnerable Children
School Development Plan Focus: Outcomes for Children & Learners
Relationship to members of staff or governors: None
Declared interests: None

Mrs B Robinson
Start of term of office: 18/02/2015
End of term of office: 17/02/2019
School Development Plan Focus: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Relationship to members of staff or governors: None
Declared interests: None

Miss L Turner
Start of term of office: 10/02/2015
End of term of office: 09/02/2019
Relationship to members of staff or governors: None
Declared interests: None

Mrs T Vickers
Start of term of office: 16/02/2017 (previously parent governor since 09/04/2013)
End of term of office: 16/02/2021
Responsibilities: Chair, Safeguarding/Child Protection, Appraisal
School Development Plan Focus: Leadership & Management, Teaching & Learning, Assessment
Relationship to members of staff or governors: None
Declared interests: None

Mr J Welch
Start of term of office: 20/01/2015
End of term of office: 19/01/2019
Responsibilities: Special Educational Needs and Disibility (SEND), E-Safety
School Development Plan Focus: Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Relationship to members of staff or governors: None
Declared interests: None

Local Authority

Mr G Thompson
Start of term of office: 08/03/2017
End of term of office: 07/03/2021
School Development Plan Focus: Outcomes for Children & Learners
Relationship to members of staff or governors: Father of E Jarrett (governor)
Declared interests: None

Staff

Mr M Burgess
Start of term of office: 02/03/2016
End of term of office: 01/03/2020
School Development Plan Focus: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Relationship to members of staff or governors: None
Declared interests: None

Full Governors' Meetings

Bowmandale's governing body meets termly for full meetings. These are chaired by the chair of governors and clerked by a local authority clerk. The head teacher presents a termly report which outlines the progress of teaching and learning in the school based on the results of lesson observations and data from assessments, along with progress on the School Improvement Plan, staffing, concerns, absences, exclusions and budget.

A typical meeting includes:

Purpose of the Governing Body

The Department for Education describes the purpose of a governing body as follows. The governing body should:

Applying to be a Governor

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to become a school governor. Terms of office usually last for 4 years. If you are interested in becoming a governor at Bowmandale Primary School you can enquire at the school office or apply online at www.gov.uk.

The National Governors' Association website has more information about the role of school governors and how to apply.

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor

Documents

Glossary of Terms

Register of Interests 2016

Governor Statement and Impact Report 2016


If you wish to contact the governing body you should contact the Chair of Governors in writing at the school address or via email. If you would like to arrange a meeting with a governor, please do so via the school office.