Federated Governing Board

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A school's governing board (formerly called the governing body) is made up of members of the local community, the diocese (for Church schools) and parents/carers at the school. Following a period of formal collaboration, Goldsborough CE Primary School entered into a federation with Sicklinghall CP School. Federation means that the two schools are governed by one body of elected or co-opted officials. The schools retain their individual identities and run separate budgets but strategic decisions and monitoring of both schools' effectiveness is now governed by one board, made up of 13 governors (including the Headteacher).

Governors have a responsbililty for the strategic direction for the school and for the federation and provide support and challenge to the Headteacher. The federation's governing board meet each term and monitor the development and performance of the school in two committees, the Finance and Premises Committee and the School Improvement Committee. Minutes of governing board meetings are public and are available to read in the school office.

Governing Board Composition

The Federation Governing Board is made up of 11 external governors, each of whom serve a term of 4 years. In addition to the 11 external governors, there are two staff governors, one of whom is the Headteacher. The board is split into two committees with the following responsibilities:

School Improvement Committee Finance and Premises Committee

Teaching and Learning

Policies relating to curriculum, teaching, learning and pupil welfare- monitoring of effectiveness and review.

Matters relating to pupil welfare, progress and discipline

 

Budget management, setting and monitoring.

Building compliance and development.

Policies relating to finance and capital- monitoring of effectiveness and review.

 

Federation of Goldsborough CE and Sicklinghall CP Schools- Governing Board Composition

Chair of the Federated Governing Board- Guy Cooper
Vice Chair of the Federated Governing Board- David Blackshaw-Howell 
LA Governor- ​Janet Davis  
​Foundation Governors- Revd. Jo Henderson and ​David Blackshaw Howell
Parent Governors - ​       Jules Clegg (Governor for Safeguarding) 
                                         Ian Brotheridge 
                                         Harriet Dow
                                         Cerys Townend (Governor for SEND)
Co-Opted Governors-     Liz Corbett
                                         Jo Howliston
                                         Guy Cooper
                                         Richard Parr 
Elected Staff Governor-  Joe Cooper
Ex-officio Governor-        Matt Shillito (Headteacher)
 
Federated Governing Board- Governor Information 
Role Name Appointed by Responsibility Term begun Term ends
Chairperson Guy Cooper Governing Board School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21
Vice-Chair/ Foundation David Blackshaw-Howell Diocese of Leeds (tbc) Finance

10.1.17

9.1.21
Parent Jules Clegg Parent Election School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21
Parent Ian Brotheridge Parent Election Finance 10.1.17 9.1.21
Parent Harriet Dow Parent Election School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21
Parent Cerys Townend Parent Election School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21
Co-opted Kristina Priest Governing Board School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21
Co-opted Liz Corbett Governing Board School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21
Co-opted Jo Howliston Governing Board Finance 10.1.17 9.1.21
Co-opted Guy Cooper Governing Board Finance 10.1.17 9.1.21
Local Authority Janet Davis Governing Board School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21
Diocese of Leeds Rev Jo Henderson Diocece of Leeds (tbc) School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21
Staff Joe Cooper Staff School Improvement 10.1.17 9.1.21

Local School Governing Board (which ceased to govern following federation on 10th January 2017)
Role Name Appointed by Committee responsibility Term of office ends
Chair of Governors (Co-opted governor) Mrs Liz Corbett Election by Governing Board Curriculum member

9th March 2019

Vice Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor) Mrs Janet Davis Election by Governing Board Curriculum member 9th March 2019
Safeguarding Governor Mr Lance Ogden Diocese of Wakefield, Ripon and Leeds Curriculum member 31st August 2018

Local Authority   Governor

Mrs Dorothy Barnes Local Authority Curriculum chair 31st August 2016

Co-opted Governor

Mr Bob Weddall Election by Governing Board Curriculum member 9th March 2019
Parent Governor Mrs Jo Howliston Election by Parents Finance and Premises chair TBC
Foundation Governor Mr David Blackshaw Howell Diocese of Wakefield, Ripon and Leeds Finance and Premises member 17th April 2019
Parent Governor Mr Nathan Smith Election by Parents Finance and Premises member 19th October 2016
Parent Governor Mr Duncan Godden Election by Parents Finance and Premises member TBC
Staff Governor Mrs Rachael Thompson Staff Curriculum Member 31st August 2015
Staff Governor Mr Matt Shillito Headteacher Governor Finance and Premises member Duration of Headship
Staff Governor Mrs Debbie Handslip Staff Curriculum member 31st August 2019
Foundation Governor Revd. Andrew Pearse Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales Finance and Premises Member 10th March 2015

 

Role Name Business Interests Declared Relationships Governor in another educational establishment? Attendance in 2015/2016
Chair of Governors (Co-opted governor) Mrs Liz Corbett NONE NONE NO 100%
Vice Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor) Mrs Janet Davis NONE NONE NO 100%
Safeguarding Governor Mr Lance Ogden NONE Daughter works for NYCC County Caterers in school as Lunchtime Assistant (not employed by school) NO 62%
Local Authority Governor Mrs Dorothy Barnes NONE NONE NO 75%
Co-opted Governor Mr Bob Weddall NONE NONE NO 62%
Parent Governor Mrs Jo Howliston NONE NONE NO 100%
Foundation Governor Mr David Blackshaw-Howell NONE NONE NO 100%
Parent Governor Mr Nathan Smith NONE NONE NO 57%
Parent Governor Mr Duncan Godden NONE NONE NO 100%
Staff Governor Mrs Rachael Thompson NONE NONE NO 87%
Staff Governor Mr Matt Shillito NONE NONE NO 100%
Staff Governor Mrs Debbie Handslip NONE NONE NO 100%
Foundation Governor Revd. Andrew Pearse NONE NONE NO 100%

Clerk to Governors (North Yorkshire County Council) 

Mr Mark Stephenson