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Beckermet C of E Primary School

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Governors

 

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

 

Chair of Governors

Beckermet Church of England Primary School Governing Body

 

 Governor                                                                                        No. of Meetings                            Re-election Date

                                                                                                     attended  academic

                                                                                                         year 2022/23

 

Head

Mrs Claire Birkett                                                                                     1/1                                            Permanent

 

Chair of Governors

Mr Paul Turner                    

Vice Chair

Mrs Julia Harrison                                                                 

 

Staff Appointed Governor

Mrs Sue Alderson                                                                                          1/1                                            31 August 2024

 

Local Authority Appointed Governor

Mr Paul Turner                                                                                              1/1                                             06 October 2025

                                                                                                                                

 

Foundation Governors

Mrs Julia Harrison                                                                                         1/1                                             25 October 2022

Rev Philip Dorling    (Ex Officio)                                                                     0/1                                             Permanent

Mr Tom Baldwin                                                                                                                                                11 October 2023

Mr Baldwin resigned from the governing body in July 2022  

 

5 Vacancies

 

 

 

Parent Governor

 

Mrs Claire West                                                                                            1/1                                             08 January 2023 

Mrs Sarah King                                                                                                                                                25 March 2025

Mrs King resigned from the governing body in September 2022 

Mr James Connor                                                                                           0/1                                            02 December 2025

Mr Ian Skipper                                                                                              1/1                                             02 December 2025               

 

 

                                                                                       

 

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

 

We would like any parents who are interested in being part of the governing body in the role of parent governor to contact Mrs Thomson in the office.

 

Governing Body Committees

Health & Safety Committee

 

Mrs C Birkett

Mr P Turner

Mrs C West

 

Finance Committee

 

Mrs C Birkett

Mr P Turner

Mr I Skipper

 

Staffing & Curriculum

 

Mrs C Birkett

Mr P Turner

Mrs S Alderson

Mrs J Harrison

Rev P Dorling

Mr J Connor

 

Appeals Committee

 

Mrs C Birkett

Mr P Turner

Mrs S Alderson

Mrs J Harrison

 

Admissions Committee

 

Mrs C Birkett

Mr P Turner

Mrs S Alderson

 

Grievance & Exclusions Committee

 

Mrs C Birkett

Mr P Turner

Mrs C West

Rev P Dorling

Curriculum Governors
 
English & PE - Mrs J Harrison
 
Maths - Mr I Skipper
 
Science & Computing - Mrs C West
 
Geography & History - Mr P Turner
 
Modern Foreign Languages - Mr I Skipper
 
Music, Art & DT - Mr J Connor
 
Religious Education - Rev P Dorling
 
Early Years - Mrs J Harrison
 
SEND - Mrs J Harrison
 
PHSE - Mr P Turner