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Committee Membership

Academic Year 2019/2020

Governing Board Membership Type Appointed By Term of Office Attendance 19/20
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Mrs Wendy Nelson Head Ex Officio 01/01/16 7/7
Cllr Geraldine Purvis Authority GB 01/09/18 31/08/22 2/4
Mr Geoff Bollands Co-opted GB 01/09/18 31/08/22 4/5
Mrs Pam Robson Co-opted GB 01/09/18 31/08/22 7/7
Mrs Karen Welford Co-opted GB 01/04/19 31/03/23 4/5
Mrs Nerys Thornton Observer GB 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 4/4
Mr Mike Foster Staff Elected 29/04/16 28/04/20 4/4
Mrs Catherine Barnett, Chair Foundation GB 01/09/18 31/08/22 5/6
Ms Kelly Read Parent Elected 14/09/18 16/09/22 3/4
Full Governing Board Finance&Resources RASP Performance Management Safer Rec trained Governor Responsibility
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Mrs Wendy Nelson X  X 17/02/17
Cllr Geraldine Purvis X  DDA Access Champion, Health & Safety
Mr Geoff Bollands Chair  X PE/Sports Premium
Mr David Dorman-Smith Chair  18/03/16 Safeguarding, Behaviour & Safety
Pastor Paul Howells X
Mrs Karen Welford X
Mrs Pam Robson X X 03/05/13 SEND
Mrs Catherine Barnett X X  X 30/01/15 Creative Curriculum
Ms Kelly Read X
Mrs N Thornton (DHT) X (Observer) 09/06/17
Mr Mike Foster X 04/07/18
Former Governors Type Appointed By Term of Office
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Cllr Peter Purvis Co-opted GB 01/01/2004 26/10/2018
Vikki Cameron-Hall Foundation GB 01/09/2018 28/01/2019

**Concerns/Appeals Committee – Pool Membership (all governors except those employed in school in any capacity).

The Governing Board recognises its responsibility to be the final arbiter on all policy matters and decisions concerning the management of the school.

It is the Governing Board’s intention to delegate responsibilities adequately to a number of

Committees and to the Head and staff so as to ensure the most efficient and effective delivery of policy.

The Chair of the Committees to agree with the Head Teacher the agenda and send to members 1 week prior to the meeting.

The minutes of Committees will be presented to all Governors at the next full Governing Board meeting. Major decisions may be referred to the full Governing Board where full consultation is felt advisable.

The Governing Board has also established Working Parties without delegated powers to consider key issues with a view to recommending to full Governors a course of action.

To view the Remits on each committee, please click on the links below:

Finance and Resources Committee  

School Financial Value Standard (SFVS) Remit

Building and Sites Remit

Raising Achievement (Strategic Planning) Committee


Complaints/Concerns and Appeals Committees

North East Partner School
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
IQM Inclusive School Award
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
School games silver
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold

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