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Statement of Governance Jan 2017

 

The governors at Richmond Hill Primary school are very proud of our school, our staff and our children. Within our impressive building you will find innovative and creative learning, where children are excited and energised by the new opportunities they are presented with each day.

 

The governing body is made up of 16 dedicated volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and with a broad range of experience, skills and knowledge which they can use to benefit the school. We have professionals, parents and retired people from the local area and from other parts of Leeds, from both the public and private sectors, with experience in sectors such as education, finance, health, managerial and local community.

 

The governing body exists to establish the strategic direction of the school, ensure accountability of the school and to account for the school financial budget. We aim to make sure that the school has all the necessary regulatory policies and procedure in place and that these are adhered to and reviewed regularly. We also hold the Headteacher and senior management accountable for running the school and we monitor and evaluate the effective use of resources and financing within the school.

 

The full governing body meets at least 4 times a year and is divided into 2 sub-committees which meet 3 times a year. The Teaching and Learning Committee ensure that there is a high quality of teaching at every level and that children are being given every opportunity to achieve their potential within school. The Business and Finance Committee is responsible for the premises, contracts, health and safety and budgeting of the school.

 

In addition to this, each governor takes on a particular area of responsibility which they review regularly. These include areas such as Special Educational Needs (SEN), English as an Additional Language (EAL), Inclusion, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Early Years provision.

 

The governing body constantly undergoes training in order to help us to perform our role effectively and these include finance, safeguarding, data analysis and strategic thinking training.

 

We are very proud of our school, staff and pupils and it is a privilege to serve the children of Richmond Hill.

 

The governing body is currently full but if you are interested in finding out more about the work of the governing body at Richmond Hill or interested in becoming a governor in the future, please feel free to contact me on info@richmondhill.leeds.sch.uk

 

Clare Skinner

Chair of Governors

Richmond Hill Primary School

Richmond Hill Primary School Governing Body

Name

Category

Appointed by

Roles

Committees

Date of Appointment

Term Length

Term Ends

Declared Business Interests

Attendance 2016/17

(including apologies)

Nathan Atkinson

Headteacher

Governing Body

 

Teaching and Learning, Business and Finance

Sep 2014

n/a

n/a

 None

4/4

Clare Skinner Co-opted Governing Body Chair Teaching and Learning, Business and Finance Jan 2017 1 year

Jan

2018

None  

Esther Footitt

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Yr1 Phonics

Teaching and Learning

Oct 2011

4 years + 4 years

Oct 2019

None

4/4

Sawsan Zara

Parent

Parent Body

 

   tbc 

Jan 2017

4 years

Jan 2021

 

 

Jonas Thompson-McCormick

LA Governor

Local Authority

Pupil Premium

Teaching and Learning

May 2014

4 years

May 2018

None

3/3

Dawn Mara

Staff

Staff Election

 

Teaching and Learning

Sep 2014

4 years

Sep 2018

None

3/3

Niall Maddick

Co-opted

Governing Body

Finance /  Pay Committee

Business and Finance

Sep 2015

4 years

Sep 2019

None

3/3

Bernie Gahan

Co-opted

Governing Body

Looked After Children

Child Protection

Inclusion / Thrive / SEN

Teaching and Learning

Sep 2015

4 years

Sep 2019

None

3/3

Gareth Cook

Co-opted

Governing Body

Sports Premium

Business and Finance

Sep 2015

4 years

Sep 2019

Employed by Leeds Rhinos

2/3

Kate Wallis

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Teaching & Learning

Jul 2016

4 years

Jul 2020

None

3/3

Father Darren Percival

Co-opted

Governing Body

Pay Committee

Business and Finance

Jul 2016

4 years

Jul 2020

None

1/3

Rifat Bashir

Associate – Business Services Manager

Governing Body

 

Business and Finance

Sep 2014

4 years

Sep 2019

None

3/3

Judy Ross

Associate – Deputy HT

Governing Body

 

Teaching and Learning

Sep 2014

4 years

Sep 2019

None

3/3

Morag Clunie

Associate - Assistant HT for Standards

Governing Body

 

Teaching and Learning

Jul 2016

4 years

Jul 2020

None

3/3

Raphael Obiagwu Parent Parent Body       tbc Jan 2017 4 years Jan 2021    

Asghar Khan

Associate

Governing Body

 

 

Nov 2011

4 years + 4 years

Sep 2019

None

0/3

Joe McDonnell

Associate

Governing Body

    NLG   Jan 2016 1 year Jan 2017 None  

One coopted vacancy

Governors active within last 12 months who are no longer on the Governing Body

Christine Gregory

Co-opted Governing Body

H&S / Risk Assessment (Joint role)

JCC Rep

Staffing and Recruitment

Pay Committee

Business and Finance (Chair) Sep 2015 4 years Dec None 1/1

Asma Khanum

Parent

Parent Election

EAL

Teaching and Learning

Dec 2013

2.5 years

Jun 2016

 

 

Mags Grinnell

Co-opted

Governing Body

Thrive / Behaviour

SEN (temporarily)

Teaching and Learning

Jan 2009

4 years + 3 years

Apr 2016

 

 

Charlotte Mail

Parent

Parent Election

Sports Premium

Teaching and Learning

Dec 2013

2 years

Feb 2016

 

 

Gren Grant

Co-opted

Governing Body

H&S / Risk Assessment (Joint role)

Business and Finance

Sep 2014

1.5 years

Mar 2016

 

 

Karen Boyd Parent Parent Election Training Chair T & L Jan 13 4 years Jan 17    

 

Governors can be contacted via the chair at Email: info@richmondhill.leeds.sch.uk

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