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

Curriculum Area Responsibility

Other Responsibility

Date of appointment

Date of retirement

Pecuniary/

Business Interests

Attendance at Board meetings 2016/17

Attendance at Committee meetings 2016/17

Gareth Buckeridge

Co-opted

Parent Election

Chair of Governors

Finance & General Purposes

Personnel & Curriculum

 

 

26.11.2015

26.11.2019

None

5/6

3/5

 

Peter Barker

LA

Governing Body

Chair of   Finance & General Purposes

 

 

Health & Safety

26.11.2015

29.11.2018

None

4/6

5/5

Steve Burley

Co-opted

Parent Election

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Personnel & Curriculum

 

 

26.11.2015

18.05.2019

None

4/6

5/5

Lynne Gerver

Headteacher

Governing Body

All Committees

 

 

 

 

None

6/6

5/5 5/5

Nicola Taylor

Co-opted

Governing Body

Personnel & Curriculum

 

 

26.11.2015

04.07.2019

None

3/6

1/5

Rachel Hilton

Staff

Governing Body

Personnel & Curriculum

 

 

01.02.2014

01.02.2018

None

5/6

5/5

 

Shelley Davidson

Co-opted

Governing Body

Finance & General Purposes

Personnel & Curriculum

HT Performance Appraisal

Pay Committee

Pupil Premium

26.11.2015

18.05.2019

None

6/6

3/5 3/5

Matthew Glazier

Co opted

Governing Body

Personnel & Curriculum

Finance & General Purposes

 

 

 

23.05.2016

22.05.2020

None

2/3

1/2

Ciaran Dodd

Co opted

Governing Body

Personnel & Curriculum

 

HT Performance Appraisal

Pay Committee

School Council

Literacy

23.05.2016

22.05.2020

None

6/6

5/5

Fiona Whitby

Co opted

Governing Body

Personnel & Curriculum

 

SEN & Numeracy

23.05.2016

22.05.2020

None

4/6

3/5

Rachel Brailsford

Parent

Governing Body

Personnel & Curriculum

 

Safeguarding,  Child Protection, LAC, Safer recruitment, Prevent

23.05.2016

22.05.2020

None

4/6

3/5

Julia

Roberts

Parent

Parent Election

Finance & General Purposes

 

HT Performance Appraisal

Pay Committee

Sports Premium

03.10.16

03.10.20

None

5/6

4/5

No governors have other educational establishments they govern and there are also no relationships between governors and members of school staff as at 25.09.17. The governing body have no associate members. Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months Mr Buckeridge & Mr Burley 10.07.17 Mr Glazier 09.03.17.

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