Governing Body Key Information

School Governors form the largest volunteer group in the UK. There are around 300,000 people engaged in this role.

We have an active group of Governors at Mickleover Primary. Governors assist with strategic planning and provide oversight of the school’s activities. We ensure that the school provides the best possible environment for learning, has challenging targets and is held to account for delivering them and that it is compliant with any statutory requirements.

We meet every half term as a whole Governing Body. Governors also join one of two sub-committees that also meet each half term - one for finance and general issues and the other for curriculum or personnel matters. These sub-committees review and agree policies and make decisions. Agreed items are then submitted to the full Governing Body meeting for reporting or approval.

Our current areas of focus are improving writing results across the school, studying options for the provision of school meals and improving our levels of engagement with parents. Last year we were also heavily involved in supporting the school’s response to the local authority proposal to increase pupil admission numbers.

Our governors are listed below. Some governors have specific responsibility as a link governor, establishing contact with the lead staff member for a given subject and developing governor knowledge in this area.

Governor

Type of Governor

Appointed By

Committee / Role

Area of Responsibility

Date of appointment

Date of retirement

Pecuniary/

Business Interests

Attendance at Committee meetings 2020/21

Julia Roberts

Parent

Parent Election

Finance & General Purposes

HT Performance Appraisal

Pay Committee

Sports Premium

Numeracy

03.10.2016

03.10.2024

None

6/6

 

Peter Barker

LA

Nominated by LA and appointed by GB

Chair of   Finance & General Purposes

 

Health & Safety

SEN

03.10.2011

29.11.2022

None

5/6

Lynne Gerver

Headteacher

Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principle

All Committees

 

01.01.2007

 

None

6/6

Nicola Goozee

Staff

Appointed by GB/board

Personnel & Curriculum

 

05.03.2018

05.03.2022

None

4/6

Ifza Shakoor

Co-operated

Appointed by GB/board

Finance & General Purposes

 Mental Health

28.09.2020

27.09.2024

 

5/6

Shelley Davidson

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

Finance & General Purposes

Personnel & Curriculum

 HT performance Appraisal

Pay Committee 

Pupil Premium

26.11.2015

18.05.2023

None

5/6

 

Anna Waez

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

Personnel & Curriculum

Mental Health

28.09.2019

27.09.2023

Nursery

2/6

Rachel Brailsford

Parent

Appointed by GB/board

Personnel & Curriculum

HT Performance Appraisal

Pay Committee

Safeguarding, Child Protection, LAC, Safer recruitment, Prevent

23.05.2016

23.05.2022

Teacher at Woodlands School 

6/6

Sean Welsh

Staff

Appointed by GB/board

All Committees

 

16.11.2020

15.11.2024

None

5/5

No governors have other educational establishments they govern and there are also no relationships between governors and members of school staff as at 01.09.21. The governing body have no associate members. One Governors has stepped down in the last 12 months, Ms Caunt 01.07.2021.

We are always interested in hearing from parents, staff or individuals in the local community with any suggestions and can be contacted in a number of ways.

Contacting Governors

  • In person at the school gate, if you already know one of the governors
  • Leave a message at the school office where we have a post box
  • Or by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On matters specifically relating to your child, Governors ask that appropriate discussions with the class teacher, or the Head Teacher have taken place first. Thank you!

Useful Links

OFSTED www.ofsted.gov.uk

Parentview www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

National Governors Association www.nga.org.uk