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A warm welcome from the Governing Body of Goodly Dale Community Primary School.

 

Our governing body has twelve volunteer governors who bring with them a wide range of professional skills, knowledge and experience to support the school in achieving its vision.

 

Our three core strategic functions are to: 

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 

  • Hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and performance management of staff 

  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure money is well spent

 

Chair of Governors: Penny Henderson

Vice Chairs: Emily Topping and Suzanne Ramsay

 

The Clerk to the Governors (Melonie Gavin) can be contacted during term time at clerk@goodlydale.cumbria.sch.uk or 015394 46946

 

Committee Structure

 

Standards/Curriculum and Wellbeing (Curriculum, communication and parent liaison, children’s wellbeing, information data)

Members: Michelle Kershaw; Emily Topping; Lis Mullen; Penny Henderson; Zoe Lishman; Suzanne Ramsay + H/T

Chair: Michelle Kershaw

 

Resources (Finance and budget monitoring, staffing/personnel and marketing)

Members: All governors

Chair: Georgie Dawson

 

Health & Safety and Premises

Members: All governors

Chair: Helen Jones

 

1st Governor Panel

To Cover: Staff Dismissal, Pay Review, Pupil Discipline Review Panel, Complaint Review Panel, Staff Grievance, Staff Discipline

 

With the exception of Pay Review which meets once a year, all these committees meet only as required and in exceptional circumstances.

 

3 governors will be chosen as needed.

Not to include: Chair of Governors, Staff Governors, members of Governors Appeal Committee.

 

Governor Appeal Panel

To cover: Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal decisions, Performance Management entries.

 

These committees meet only as required and in exceptional circumstances

 

A minimum of 3 governors will be chosen as needed.

Not to include: Chair of Governors, staff Governors, members of Governors 1st Committee

 

Head Teacher Performance Management Panel

Michelle Kershaw; Lis Mullen + Penny Henderson
 

Specialist Governors

SEND: Penny Henderson

Child Protection: Michelle Kershaw

Finance: VACANCY

Online Safety: Georgie Dawson

 

 

 

Governor Roles and Responsibilities February 2024

GOVERNORTYPE OF GOVERNORROLESTERM OF OFFICE
Cheryl JohnstonHeadteacherAll committees except Pay, Performance, 1st Governor and Appeals01/01/17 -
 Appointed by Governors on   
 01/01/2017  
    
    
Penny HendersonCo-optedChair of Governors06/12/2021 - 05/12/2025
 Appointed by Governors on SEND Governor 
 06/12/2021Health & Safety Committee Member 
  Resources Committee Member 
  Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member 
  HT Performance Management Panel Member  
    
Emily ToppingParentVice Chair of Governors31/10/2022 - 30/10/2026
 Elected by Parents onHealth & Safety Committee Member 
 31/10/2022Resources Committee Member 
  Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member 
    
Suzanne RamsayParentVice Chair of Governors29/03/2023 - 28/03/2027
 Elected by Parents on Health & Safety Committee Member 
 29/03/2023Resources Committee Member 
  Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member 
    
Jayne SmithParentResources Committee Member27/11/20 - 26/11/2024
 Elected by parents on Health & Safety Committee Member  
 27/11/2020  
    
    
Helen JonesCo-optedHealth & Safety Committee Member (Chair)30/11/20 - 29/11/24
 Appointed by Governors Resources Committee Member 
 on 30/11/2020Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee  
    
    
Zoe LishmanStaffHealth & Safety Committee Member 23/01/2023 - 22/01/2025
  Elected by staff on 23/01/2023Resources Committee Member 
  Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member 
    
    
Michelle KershawCo-optedChild Protection Governor22/05/21 - 21/05/25
 Appointed by Governors on Health & Safety Committee Member  
 22/05/2021Resources Committee Member 
  Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee (Chair) 
  HT Performance Management Panel Member  
    
Lis MullenCo-optedHealth & Safety Committee Member 18/03/23 - 17/03/2027
 Appointed by Governors Resources Committee Member 
 on 18/03/23Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member 
  HT Performance Management Panel Member 
    
Georgie DawsonCo-optedOnline Safety Governor13/10/23 - 12/10/27
 Appointed by Governors onHealth & Safety Committee Member  
 13/10/2023Resources Committee Member (Chair) 
  Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member 
    
    
Richard DawsonLAChair of Governors16/05/22 - 15/05/26
 Appointed by GovernorsFinance GovernorStepped down 20/10/23
 on 16/05/2022Resources Committee Member (Chair) 
  HT Performance Management Panel member 
    
Tristan HargreavesCo-optedResources Committee Member22/01/21 - 21/01/2025
 Appointed by governors on Health & Safety Committee Member Stepped down 06/03/2023
 22/01/2021  
    
    
Governing Body Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Governor

Business/organisation

Nature of business

Date entered

Cheryl Johnston

Goodly Dale C. P. School

Head Teacher

4.10.23

Michelle Kershaw

None

 

 

16.10.23

Jayne Smith

None

 

 

11.12.23

Lis Mullen

 

None

 

16.10.23

Georgie Dawson

Goodly Dale C. P. School

Married to  LA Governor

4.10.23

Emily Topping

None

 

16.10.23

Zoe Lishman

None

 

4.10.23

Helen Jones

None

 

16.10.23

Penny Henderson

None

 

16.10.23

Suzanne Ramsay

None

 

11.12.23

 

 

 

 

 

Full Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

Name

 

31/10/22

12/12/2022

13/02/2023

27/03/2023

25/05/2023

13/07/2023

Cheryl Johnston

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Absent

Michelle Kershaw

 

Attended

Absent

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Georgie Dawson

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Richard Dawson

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Lis Mullen

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Attended

Tristan Hargreaves

 

Absent

Absent

Attended

N/A

N/A

N/A

Emily Tiplady

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Nathan Chambers

Attended

Absent

N/A

N/A

Attended

Attended

Sue Cooper

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jayne Smith

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Attended

Absent

Helen Jones

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Attended

Attended

Penny Henderson

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Zoe Lishman

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Emily Topping

Absent

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Suzanne Ramsay

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Attended

Attended

Melonie Gavin (Clerk)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attendedv

Resources Committee Meetings Attendance Record

Name

 

07/10/2022

30/11/2022

27/01/2023

16/03/2023

22/05/2023

Cheryl Johnston

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Richard Dawson

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Nathan Chambers

Attended

Attended

N/A

N/A

Attended

Helen Jones

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Tristan Hargreaves

Attended

Absent

Attended

N/A

N/A

Jayne Smith

N/A

N/A

N/A

Attended

Attended

Melonie Gavin (Clerk)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

 

Standards Committee Meetings Attendance Record

Name

 

10/10/22

02/12/22

07/02/23

20/03/23

16/05/23

Cheryl Johnston

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Nathan Chambers

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Attended

Georgie Dawson

Absent

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Michelle Kershaw

Absent

Absent

Attended

Attended

Attended

Richard Dawson

Attended

Absent

Attended

Attended

Attended

Emily Tiplady

Absent

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lis Mullen

Absent

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Sue Cooper

Absent

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jayne Smith

Absent

Absent

Attended

N/A

N/A

Zoe Lishman

Absent

Attended

Absent

Absent

Attended

Penny Henderson

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Emily Topping

N/A

N/A

N/A

Attended

Attended

Melonie Gavin (Clerk)

Absent

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Health and Safety Committee Attendance Record

Name

 

07/10/2022

30/11/2022

27/01/2023

16/03/2023

22/05/2023

12/07/2023

Cheryl Johnston

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Nathan Chambers

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Attended

N/A

Tristan Hargreaves

Attended

Absent

Attended

N/A

N/A

N/A

Helen Jones

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Jayne Smith

 

Absent

Absent

Absent

Attended

Attended

Attended

Richard Dawson

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Attended

Absent

Zoe Lishman

 

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Absent

Attended

Melonie Gavin (Clerk)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Your feedback:

We value feedback – whether from parents, members of the local community, businesses or other agencies and welcome any comments, concerns or suggestions you may have. Your feedback is important in ensuring that Goodly Dale continues to offer a high quality learning experience for young people in this areaWe strongly encourage you to get in touch by emailing our clerk of governors at clerk@goodlydale.cumbria.sch.uk 

Other Useful Information

Full Governing Body Terms of Reference

Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Health & Safety Committee Terms of Reference

The Clerk to the Governors (Melonie Gavin) can be contacted during term time at clerk@goodlydale.cumbria.sch.uk or 015394 46946 

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