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Structure and responsibilities of the Governing Board

The Governing Board of Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School consists of parents, members of staff and individuals connected to the local community and church.  We are all volunteers with a common aim to improve outcomes for children.

 

The core function of the governing board is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement in the school. We have responsibilities to focus on three core functions;

  • Setting the schools’ strategic vision, ethos and strategy.
  • Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.

 

Chairs of Governors

Julia Ralphs

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Matt Berry

 

Our governing board is organised into different committees to improve effectiveness of governance. This provides the focus for our meetings and the work done by governors.

 

Resource Management Committee

To consider matters relating to finance, personnel, health and safety and premises.

 

Chair

Vacancy

 

Vice Chair

Vacancy

 

Committee Members

Colin Pearson, Matt Berry, Nikki Goodhew, Diane Bayirli, Anna Cohen, Tracey Ward (Business Manager) Jacquie Barber (Headteacher)

 

Pay Policy Committee

To carry out the statutory annual Salary Review of all teachers employed at the school.

To comprise Chairs of: Governors, Resources Management, and one other governor – with Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Business Manager, attending in an advisory capacity.

 

Chair

Julia Ralphs

 

Committee Members

Matt Berry, Suzanne Woodward

Occasional committees

To be convened by the Clerk to Governors on the request of the Chair of Governors and or Headteacher, as and when required.

 

Staff Disciplinary Committee Three Governors not employed at the school

 

Pupil Exclusion Committee Three or five Governors not employed by the school

 

Admissions Appeals Committee Three Governors, not including the Teacher Governor or Headteacher

 

Complaints Committee Three Governors who have not had prior involvement in the matter

 

Pay Appeals Committee Three Governors who have not had prior involvement in the matter and are not employed at the school

 

 

Other responsibilities

When the governing body needs to examine a particular issue in detail, a working party may be formed, consisting of a few governors. Such groups will monitor key issues in greater depth and report recommendations back to the full governing body for their consideration.

 

In addition, individual governors have responsibility for monitoring certain policies, areas of the curriculum or aspects of student welfare, as follows:

 

Core Curriculum

 

Fiona Shepherd & Dan Mason
Humanities

 

Julia Ralphs
Creativity

 

Diane Bayirli
Physical

 

Helen Williams
Wellbeing

 

Nikki Goodhew & Colin Pearson
Pupil Premium

 

Fiona Shepherd
Safeguarding

 

Julia Ralphs & Helen Williams
SEND

 

Nikki Goodhew & Fiona Shepherd
Health & Safety

 

Fiona Shepherd
Headteacher Appraisal

 

Julia Ralphs, Vacancy, Vacancy