Marine Park First School
Park Road
Whitley Bay
United Kingdom, NE26 1LT

Tel: 0191 2534343

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Governing Body’s Information and Duties 2020-21

Text Box: Marine Park First School

Governorzone

Structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees:

Publication of Governor’s Details, Register of Interests and Attendance Record

Phase/Inclusion Leaders (teachers) attend full GB meetings on a rolling basis and some committees by invitation- they have no voting rights.

 

Annual Review is completed and reviewed by GB each September.

Last review: September 21

Committee

Abrv.

Name of Chair and Vice

Summary of responsibilities

Full Governing Body

 

Jill Bates (Chair)

Philip Meikle (Vice Chair)

Set the strategic direction, vision, values, culture and ethos of the school

Monitor and challenge the progress of the school in achieving its priorities; act as a critical friend to the Senior Leadership Team to support and challenge them in managing the school

Ensure the quality of education provision and high standards of educational achievement in the school

Exercise employer responsibility

Ensure the school meet its statutory responsibilities

Ensure financial probity

Ensure the premises are well managed

Report to the school’s stakeholders; making sure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, and to its local community.

Finance

F

Hilary Waters

Manage the school budget

Decide on how to spend the delegated school budget, depending on any conditions for maintained schools set out in the local authority scheme for financing schools

Ensure accurate school accounts are kept including regular monitoring of actual income and expenditure against each budget and revised forecast for the year

Determine the number and type of staff and a pay policy in accordance with the school teachers’ pay and conditions

Review reports by internal audit and the finance governor or responsible officer (if applicable) as to the effectiveness of the financial procedures and controls

Determine delegation limits above which the approval of the governors is needed before goods or services can be purchased or money can be moved between budget headings

Staffing

S

Helen Hearn

Appointment, conduct, suspension, Performance Management/Appraisal/Threshold Payments and dismissal of staff set out in the School Staffing (England) Regulations and supporting ‘Staffing and employment advice for schools’

Develop and review school staffing policies (including pay)

Keep under review the staffing structure

Ensure that aspects of safeguarding children, including DBS checks for staff and volunteers, are incorporated in to all practices and policies of the school in line with safeguarding children

Ensure safer recruitment training is undertaken by relevant staff and governors

To ensure that the school has an appropriate induction policy/procedure for all staff in school and that this is embedded in practice

Review the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of staff in relation to the priorities outlined in the School Development Plan

Receive reports on extended services (such as Out of School Club)

Curriculum and Communications

C

Kathleen Morris

Check that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based

Check the curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society

Check the curriculum prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life

Check the curriculum meets the statutory requirement of Relationship and Sex Education

Satisfy themselves that enough teaching time is provided for pupils to cover the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and other statutory requirements

Satisfy themselves that the relevant assessment arrangements are implemented

Review and monitor policies and procedures that help all children achieve their potential e.g. disadvantaged pupils, looked after children, children with special education needs and disability (SEND), young carers, the most able, children from BME groups etc.

Monitor use, impact and effectiveness of Pupil Premium, PE and Sport Premium and other Department for Education funding

Use Analyse School Performance (ASP), the Inspection Data Summary Report and other data available to help to understand trends, strengths and weaknesses compared to other schools and to support improvement

Monitor compliance with specified information all schools must publish on their website

Investigate and develop opportunities for wider communication

Premises/H&S/Pupil Discipline

PHS

Philip Meikle

Oversight of day-to-day running of the school land, repairs and maintenance, buildings and health and safety of the pupils

Control over the occupation and use of premises during and outside school hours

Satisfy themselves that there are sufficient, trained first aiders (including paediatric first aid) available at all times with children are present and on outings

Have oversight of premises use for extended services and community use

Develop and review premises and health and safety policies and plans

Monitor the accident and incident reports within the school

Ensure that mechanisms and timetables for inspecting the school buildings and grounds, in respect of health and safety standards, are in place in line with a Memorandum of Understanding with North Tyneside Council and MITIE

Ensue that an appropriate staff have been designated by the Headteacher with responsibility for Safeguarding

Ensure the Governors and staff have identified the risks currently faced by the school and the measures necessary to manage serious risks

To review decisions in line with the school Behaviour and Discipline Policy

To refer to guidance and regulations in relation to exclusion, behaviour and discipline in schools

Performance Management/Pay Review

PM

Jill Bates, Helen Hearn

Performance manage the headteacher

GOVERNOR

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY OR ELECTED

TERM OF OFFICE

DATE STEPPED DOWN

GOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT

ANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes below

INDIRECT INTERESTS

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

ATTENDANCE AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

 

 

START DATE

EXPIRY DATE

 

 

 

 

 

Potential meetings per year

Actual Attendance

 

Jill Bates

Co-opted

Appointed

10/03/2015

09/03/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

C, S, F, PHS

Rachael Blackburn

Co-opted

Appointed

10/03/2015

09/03/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

C, S

Eleanor Blair

Parent

Appointed

06/07/2021

05/07/2025

 

None

None

None

None

1

1

 

Sarah Bolam

Co-opted

Appointed

11/11/2015

 

26/01/21

None

None

None

None

3

3

F

Melanie Burgess

Parent

Elected

24/09/2019

23/09/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

5

C

Louise Carbado

Parent

Appointed

06/07/2021

05/07/2025

 

None

None

None

None

1

1

 

Adam Clemerson

Parent

Elected

15/10/2018

14/10/2022

 

None

None

None

None

6

2

S

Stephen Easton

Head

Teacher

Ex-officio

01/91/2011

 

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

C, S, F, PHS

Alex Fowler

Parent

Elected

30/01/2018

29/01/2022

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

PHS

Helen Hearn

Local Authority

Appointed

09/02/2016

08/02/2024

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

S, F

Philip Meikle

Parent

Elected

23/01/2019

22/01/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

5

C, PHS

Kath Morris

Co-opted

Appointed

26/11/2019

25/11/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

C

Amy Ord

Staff

Elected

11/11/2019

10/11/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

5

C

Lucy Ord

Parent

Elected

25/11/2019

24/11/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

S

Ruth Sutcliffe

Co-opted

Appointed

10/03/2015

09/03/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

1

PHS

Hilary Waters

Parent

Elected

29/10/2019

28/10/2023

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

F

Sally Williams

Co-opted

Appointed

03/11/2016

02/11/2022

 

None

None

None

None

6

4

C, PHS

Rebecca Wilson

Parent

Elected

20/01/2020

19/01/2024

 

None

None

None

Usbourne Books retailer

6

5

C

GOVERNOR

CATEGORY

 

 

 

COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO

VOTING RIGHTS ON THAT COMMITTEE

TERM OF OFFICE

DATE STEPPED DOWN

GOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT

ANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

BUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes below

INDIRECT INTERESTS

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS

ATTENDANCE AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS, E.G. (F) 2 OF 6, (S) 3 OF 3

 

 

 

 

START DATE

EXPIRY DATE

 

 

 

 

 

Potential meetings per year

Actual Attendance

 

Jill Nicholson

Associate

C, S, F, PHS

None

10/03/19

09/03/23

 

None

None

None

None

6

6

C, S, F, PHS