Welcome to the Governors page of our school website.  We are extremely proud of our school, our staff and the achievements of our pupils; your children.  We strive to achieve academic excellence and sporting fulfillment influenced by our Christian values; and we try to do this in a way we hope your children find engaging and fun.

Our role is one of strategic oversight, vision setting and decision making, creating robust accountability for school leaders.  This includes ensuring that our school prepares pupils for life and the workplace by building  their character and resilience and by protecting them from the risks of extremism and radicalisation.  Our core functions for effective governance are;

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school, our pupils and the performance management of our staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of our school and making sure our money is well spent.

Our Governing Body have a diversity of perspectives to ensure robust internal challenge and have a positive relationship with the Headteacher and staff.  We are fully integrated into school life, its heartbeat, and interaction with the local community.  We try to improve our performance through self evaluation and collaboration with other schools further afield.  We each have a passion to do the very best we can to develop every child placed in our charge and hope that you share and support our values.

You will find below details of all governors including the nature of each appointment, attendance record and any declared interests.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our school. Please peruse the other items on our website to enlighten you even further on what we do and have achieved.  You are most welcome to visit whenever is mutually convenient.  This can be arranged by contacting the school on 01946 841221.

A number of websites contain further information relating to school governance.  One you may find particularly informative is the National Governors Association and is at; www.nga.org.uk

Mr Alan Shepherd

Chair of Governors

Beckermet Church of England Primary School Governing Body

 

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attended this academic

year 

 

Head

Mrs Barbara Mayer                                                                      4/4                                                Permanent

 

Staff Appointed Governor

Mr Ben Cass                                                                      3/4                                                31 August 2020

 

Local Authority Appointed Governor

Mrs Kate Matthews                                                           4/4                                                24 September 2019

Foundation Governors

 

Mr Alan Shepherd (Chair)                                                 3/4                                                12 March 2018

Mr Simon Wittridge (Vice-Chair)                                      3/4                                                  12 March 2018

Mrs Janice Bragg                                                              4/4                                                   3 December 2017

Mrs Marie Sherwen                                                          4/4                                                   31 August 2018

Mr Steve Laughlin                                                             3/4                                                 21 April 2019

Rev Lesley Riley                                                                3/4                                                  18 December 2018

Rev John Riley (Ex-Officio)                                              3/4                                                   Permanent

Rev J Riley is also a Governor for Gosforth C of E Primary School

 

Parent Governor

Mrs Julia Harrison                                                           4/4                                                31 August 2020

Vacancy

Clerk of Governors

Mrs Lenore Thomson                                                                                                                 Permanent

 

All Governors serve a term of 4 years

None of our Governors have any business interests relevant to the school

None of our Governors have any financial interest relevant to the school

 

Governing Body Committees

Staffing , Curriculum & Pupil Welfare

Mrs Barbara Mayer

Mr Alan Shepherd (Chair)

Mr Ben Cass

Mrs Marie Sherwen

Rev Lesley Riley

 

Health & Safety

Mrs Barbara Mayer

Mr Simon Wittridge (Chair)

Mr Steve Laughlin

Mrs Kate Matthews

 

Finance

Mrs Barbara Mayer

Mrs Janice Bragg (Chair)