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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

 

Committee Structure

 

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

Members: Michelle Kershaw; Kathryn Ritchie; Georgie Dawson; Nathan Chambers; Emily Tiplady; Lis Mullen + H/T

Chair: Michelle Kershaw

Secretary: Melonie Gavin

 

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

Members: Richard Dawson; Kathryn Ritchie; Norman Bell + H/T

Chair: Richard Dawson

Secretary: Melonie Gavin

 

Health & Safety and Premises

Members: Tristan Hargreaves, Norman Bell, Stephen Lowe + HT

Chair: Tristan Hargreaves

Secretary: Melonie Gavin

 

1st Governor Panel

Members: Michelle Kershaw (Chair); Richard Dawson; Norman Bell + VACANCY

(Pay Review: Michelle Kershaw; Richard Dawson; Norman Bell only)

 

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.

 

Membership: 4 Governors from whom 3 members will be chosen as needed.

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

 

Governor Appeal Panel

Members:Tristan Hargreaves; Emily Tiplady + Lis Mullen

 

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

 

These committees meet only as required and in exceptional circumstances

 

Membership: Minimum of 3 members

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

 

Head Teacher Performance Management Panel

Kathryn Ritchie; Richard Dawson; Michelle Kershaw
 

Specialist Governors

SEND: Michelle Kershaw

Child Protection: Kathryn Ritchie

Health & Safety: Tristan Hargreaves

Finance: Richard Dawson

 

 

Governor Roles and Responsibilities:

GOVERNOR TYPE OF GOVERNOR ROLES TERM OF OFFICE
Kathryn Ritchie Co-opted Chair of Governors September 2016 - 
  (Appointed by Governors on  Child Protection/Safeguarding Governor September 2020 
  08/09/2016) Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member  
    Resources Committee Member  
    Headteacher Performance Committee Member  
       
Michelle Kershaw Co-opted Vice Chair of Governors May 2017 - May 2021
  (Appointed by Governors on  SEND Governor  
  22 May 2017) Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee (Chair)  
    Headteacher Performance Committee Member   
    1st Governor Committee Member (Chair)  
    Pay Review Committee Member (Chair)  
Tristan Hargreaves Parent Health & Safety Governor December 2016
  (Elected by Parents on Health & Safety Committee Member (Chair) December 2020
  14/12/2016) Governor Appeal Committee Member  
       
       
Norman Bell Co-opted Resources Committee Member May 2015 - May 2019
  (Appointed by Governors on  Health & Safety Committee Member  May 2019 - May 2023
  18/05/2015) 1st Governor Committee Member  
    Pay Review Committee Member  
       
Georgie Dawson Co-opted Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member October 2015 - 
  (Appointed by Governors on   October 2019
  20/10/2015)   October 2019 -
      October 2023
       
Cheryl Johnston Headteacher All commitees except Pay, Performance  January 2017
  Appointed by Governors on  and 1st Governor  
  01/01/2017)    
       
       
Suzanne Ramsay Parent EYFS Governor December 2016 -
  (Elected by Parents on  Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member December 2020 
  14/12/2016) 1st Governor Committee Member  
      Stepped down July 2019
       
Nathan Chambers Staff Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member January 2017 - 19
  (Elected by Staff on    January 2019 - 21
  23/01/2017)    
       
       
Richard Dawson LA Finance Governor Feb 2018 - Feb 22
  (Appointed by Governors Resources Committee Member (Chair)  
  on 27/02/2018) 1st Governor Committee Member  
    Pay Review Committee Member  
    Headteacher Performance Committee Member  
Emily Tiplady Parent Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member Oct 2018 - Oct 22
  (Elected by parents on Governor Appeal Committee Member  
  17/10/2018)    
       
Lis Mullen Co-opted Standards/Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee Member March 2019 - March 2023
  Appointed by Governors  Governor Appeal Committee Member  
  on 18/03/19)    
       
Co-opted Vacancy      
       
       
       
Stephen Lowe Parent Health & Safety Committee Member  December 2019 - December 2023
  Elected on 9/12/2019    
       
       
Governing Body Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Governor

Business/organisation

Nature of business

Date entered

Norman Bell

None

 

 

08.10.19

Georgie Dawson

 

Goodly Dale C. P. School

Married to  LA Governor

02.10.19

Emily Tiplady

 

None

 

03.10.19

Kathryn Ritchie

 

None

 

14.10.19

Cheryl Johnston

 

Goodly Dale C. P. School

Head Teacher

03.10.19

Michelle Kershaw

None

 

 

03.10.19

Tristan Hargreaves

 

None

 

14.10.19

Nathan Chambers

 

None

 

02.10.19

Richard Dawson

Goodly Dale C. P. School

Married to member of staff (TA) and Co-opted Governor

08.10.19

Lis Mullen

 

None

 

14.10.19

Stephen Lowe

 

None

 

09.12.19

Staff Register of Business and Pecuniary Inerests

Staff Member

Business/organisation

Nature of business

Date entered

Nathan Chambers

None

 

02.10.2019

Joanne Charnley

None

 

02.10.2019

Georgie Dawson

Goodly Dale C.P School

Married to LA Governor

02.10.2019

Ruth Elder

None

 

02.10.2019

Judith Galpin

None

 

02.10.2019

Melonie Gavin

None

 

02.10.2019

Sioban Hedges

None

 

02.10.2019

Cheryl Johnston

Goodly Dale C.P School

Head Teacher

02.10.2019

Faye Keerie

None

 

02.10.2019

Zoe Lishman

None

 

11.10.2019

Elizabeth Morrison

None

 

02.10.2019

Bernie Murphy

None

 

02.10.2019

Denise Pegler

None

 

02.10.2019

Lisa Rollins

None

 

02.10.2019

Kate Shirra

None

 

02.10.2019

 

 

Full Governing Body Meetings Attendance Record

Name

 

24/09/2018

03/12/2018

18/03/19

20/05/2019

14/10/2019

09/12/2019

Kathryn Ritchie

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Cheryl Johnston

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Michelle Kershaw

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Joan Williamson

 

Absent

Attended

Attended

N/A

N/A

N/A

Norman Bell

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Georgie Dawson

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Richard Dawson

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Lis Mullen

 

N/A

N/A

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Suzanne Ramsay

 

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

N/A

N/A

Tristan Hargreaves

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Absent

Attended

Attended

Emily Tiplady

 

N/A

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Nathan Chambers

 

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Stephen Lowe

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Attended

Melonie Gavin (Clerk)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Resources Committee Meetings Attendance Record

Name

 

15/10/2018

26/11/2018

26/02/2019

30/05/2019

8/10/2019

Kathryn Ritchie

Absent

Absent

Attended

Attended

Absent

Cheryl Johnston

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Joan Williamson

Absent

Attended

Attended

N/A

N/A

Norman Bell

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Richard Dawson

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Melonie Gavin (Clerk)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Standards Committee Meetings Attendance Record

Name

 

16.11.2018

26.02.2019

07.05.2019

03.10.2019

Kathryn Ritchie

Absent

Attended

Absent

Absent

Cheryl Johnston

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Georgie Dawson

Absent

Attended

Absent

Absent

Michelle Kershaw

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Suzanne Ramsay

Attended

Attended

Absent

N/A

Nathan Chambers

Attended

Absent

Absent

Attended

Emily Tiplady

N/A

Attended

Attended

Attended

Lis Mullen

N/A

N/A

Attended

Absent

Melonie Gavin (Clerk)

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Health and Safety Committee Attendance Record

Name

 

16/10/2018

28/02/2019

05/12/2019

 

 

Cheryl Johnston

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

 

Norman Bell

Attended

Attended

Absent

 

 

Tristan Hargreaves

Attended

Attended

Attended

 

 

Melonie Gavin (Clerk)

Attended

Attended

Absent

 

 

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

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