Governors

ST. PAUL'S GOVERNING BODY

WHO ARE OUR SCHOOL GOVERNORS?

Our Governors are in office for 4 years.

Currently our Governors are:

Name of   Governor

Position on governing body

Category   of governor

Governance roles in other schools

Business / financial   interests registered

Term of   office

(All 4   years unless stated)

Committees

Voting   Rights

1 x   Headteacher governor
Miss Natalie Fountain

Headteacher

Staff governor - headteacher

Director WISE Academies.

None

Appointed

01.01.13

Finance and Premises 

Curriculum (not complaints)

Challenge

Yes

3 x   Parent Governors -

Appointed   through parent ballot process (if necessary) following nomination

Mrs Gillian Cassidy

Link governor for numeracy

Link governor for I.C.T.

Parent Governor None

Appointed

16.01.16

Finance and Premises 

Curriculum

Headteacher's Performance

Challenge

Yes
Mr Darrell Gilley

Vice Chair of governors

Chair of the Finance and Premises Commitee

Link governor for health snd wellbeing

Link governor for Governors' Association

Link governor for SFVS 

Parent Governor Governor at Venerable Bede C.E. Academy

Appointed

04.04.14

Finance and Premises 

Challenge

Yes
Miss Emma Parker   Parent Governor None

Appointed

14.12.16

Finance and Premises Yes

3 x   Co-opted Governors -

Appointed   by the governing body

Mrs Gill Booth Link Governor for Literacy

Co-opted governor

Ex Officio governor Day Spring MAT

Diocesan Board of   Education

Appointed

04.05.16

  Yes
Mrs Denise Burns

Link governor for Design

Link governor for gifted and talented

Link governor for EYFS

Co-opted governor None

Appointed

15.11.16

Pupil Discipline 

Curriculum

Headteacher's Performance

Yes
Mrs Sarah Hart

Link governor for S.E.N.D.

Link governor for equality awareness

Co-opted governor None

Appointed

27.01.15

Curriculum (not complaints)

Challenge 

Yes

1 x   Staff Governor -

Appointed   by staff ballot (if necessary) following nomination

Mrs Paula Street   Staff governor None

Appointed

25.11.15

 Pupil Discipline

Finance and Premises

Curriculum (not complaints)

Yes

1 x   Local Authority Governor -

Appointed   through a selection criteria by the LA upon approval of the governing body

Cllr Mr Alan Emerson   Local Authority Governor None

Appointed

11.09.14

Pupil Discipline (reserve)

Finance and Premises 

Headteacher's Performance (reserve)

Challenge

Yes

3 x   Foundation Governors -

Appointed   by the Durham Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with St Paul's   Ryhope PCC

Rev David Chadwick

Chair of Governors

Chair of Personnel Appeals Commitee

Chair of Challenge Committee

Link governor for Governors' Association

Link governor  for safeguarding

Link governor for looked after children

Link governor for R.E.

Link governor for Prevent

Ex - officio Foundation   governor None

Appointed

01.09.10

Pupil Discipline 

Curriculum 

Heateacher's Performance

Challenge

Yes

Ms Lindsey Leonard

 Link governor for science

Foundation governor

 None

Appointed

14.12.16

 

 

 Yes

Mr Alex Elwood     Foundation governor  Employee of the City of Sunderland

Appointed

12.01.16

   Yes
Associate members   - no voting rights

Mrs Lisa Quinn-Briton

Mr Chris Patterson

Deputy Headteacher

School Business Manager

 

Associate member

Associate member

None

None

Appointed 28.03.17

Appointed 28.03.17

 

No

No

Previous Governors

Rev. Fiona Collin: appointed 02.03.15 served 18 months.  Date stepped down 28.09.16 ex former Foundation Governor.  No business interests registered.

Mr Gary Finnigan: appointed 07.01.15 and served a fixed term of 12 months as an associate governor.

Attendance for Governors at meetings from 2016/2017

   category Full Governors Personnel Finance and Premises Challenge      
                 
Mrs D Burns Co-opted  /6 4/4 NA  NA      
                 
Ms S Hart Co-opted 6/6 NA  NA  1/2      
                 
Mrs G Booth Co-opted 5/6 NA  NA  NA      
                 
Mrs P Street Staff (N) 6/6 NA  2/2  NA      
                 
Miss N   Fountain Staff (HT) 6/6 4/4 2/2 2/2      
                 
Rev D Chadwick Ex-Officio Foundation 3/6 0/4  NA  1/2      
                 
Miss E Parker Parent 4/4 NA  1/1  NA      
                 
Mrs G Cassidy Parent 6/6 NA 2/2  2/2      
                 
Ms L Leonard Foundation 5/6 4/4  NA  NA      
                 
Mr D Gilley Parent 3/6 NA  1/2  2/2      
                 
Cllr Emerson LEA 2/6 NA  2/2  1/2      
                 
Mr A Elwood Foundation 4/6 NA NA NA      
                 
Mrs L   Quinn-Briton associate member 6/6 4/4  2/2  2/2      

 

Attendance for Governors at meetings from 2015/2016

   category Full Governors Personnel Finance and Premises Challenge      
                 
Mrs D Burns Co-opted  6/6  4/4  N/A  N/A      
                 
Ms S Hart Co-opted  6/6  N/A  N/A  2/2      
                 
Mrs G Booth Co-opted  4/6  N/A  N/A  0/2      
                 
Mrs P Street Staff (N)  5/6  N/A  2/3  N/A      
                 
Miss N   Fountain Staff (HT) 6/6 3/3 2/2 1/1      
                 
Rev D Chadwick Ex-Officio Foundation  4/6  3/4  N/A  2/2      
                 
Rev F Collin Foundation  6/6  2/4  1/1  1/2      
                 
Mrs G Cassidy Parent  6/6  N/A  2/2  1/1      
                 
Ms L Leonard Parent  3/6  3/4  N/A  N/A      
                 
Mr D Gilley Parent  6/6  2/2  2/2  1/1      
                 
Cllr Emerson LEA  3/6  0/1  2/3  1/2      
                 
Mr G Finnigan Associate Member 1/5 N/A 0/1 1/2      
                 
Mrs L   Quinn-Briton Observer, Non-Governor  5/6  2/2  2/2  1/1      

   

WHAT DO GOVERNORS DO?

  •  We appoint staff to the school and are involved in their development and performance management.
  •  We are responsible for the general conduct and curriculum of the school.
  •  We consider cases of pupils permanently excluded from the school.
  •  We approve the school's annual budget plan.
  •  We provide information for parents, the local education authority and for OFSTED inspections.
  •  We determine what goes on in the building after school hours.
  •  We ensure the school's health and safety policy is in place and followed at all times.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

We meet as a full governing body once every half term. At these meetings, we discuss information provided for us by Sunderland Local Authority. We also discuss school-based issues, which are mainly involved with implementing school policies.

Our Governors have a wide range of interests, skills and expertise and they contribute individually to those committees where they feel they have most to offer. We have a number of committees, Personnel, Finance and Premises, and Curriculum/Challenge being the main ones. They meet as and when required. We visit the school as often as possible. We attend functions and training sessions and take opportunities to meet children and parents.

All Governors can be contacted via the school office. Governors' personal contact details will not be passed on to parents.

 

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