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16th September 19
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Leven Valley Governing Body

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  • 2 x Parent governors
  • 1 x Local Authority governor
  • 1 x Headteacher
  • 1 x Staff governor
  • 7 x Foundation governors

Committee terms of reference:

Governors

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Name

Category

How appointed

Date of appointment

Term of office

FGB meetings attended 2018-19

Mr Andrew Allan

Vice Chair

Parent

Elected by parents

3 Dec 2018

4 years

5/6

Melissa Birbeck

Staff

Elected by staff

22 Jan 2019

4 years

4/4

Mrs Sally Cowell

Foundation

Carlisle Diocese

11 Feb 2019

4 years

6/6

Ms Janette Elsayad

Foundation

Carlisle Diocese

5 June 2019

4 years

1/1

Mr Ian Nicol

Headteacher

Ex-Officio

 

 

6/6

Mr Stephen Lawler

Chair

LA

Member appointed

3 Feb 2018

4 years

5/6

Mrs Pam Priestley

Foundation

Carlisle Diocese

28 Sept 2015

4 years

5/6

Mrs Sue Sanderson

Foundation

Carlisle Diocese

28 Jan 2018

4 years

4/6

Mrs Sarah Warren

Parent

Elected by parents

6 July 2019

4 years

6/6

Revd Dr James Bruce

Foundation

Ex-Officio

5 Sept 2018

 

N/A

Ms Margaret Biddlestone

Foundation

Carlisle Diocese

17 July 2017

4 years

3/6

Mr Ben Crossley

Foundation Carlisle Diocese 24 Jan 2019 4 years 4/5

 

Committee Membership

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Curriculum and Staffing Committee

Members

Meetings attended 2018-19

Melissa Birbeck

4/4

Ian Nicol

4/4

Pam Priestley

4/4

Sue Sanderson

1/4

Sarah Warren

4/4

Maggie Biddlestone

3/4

James Bruce

1/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance  and Premises Committee

Members

Meetings attended 2018-19

Andy Allan

4/6

Sally Cowell

6/6

Steve Lawler - Chair

6/6

Ian Nicol

6/6

Sarah Warren

5/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Business Interests 2017-18

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No business interests have been declared in this academic year.

Being a governor at Leven Valley Primary School

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Governors are people who have a keen interest in the school and want to help in providing the best education for the children attending the school.  They represent a range of people in the community: staff, parents, church (in a CE school) and the community.  They are willing to attend full governing body meetings, committee meetings and supporting staff and children in the many activities the school undertakes.  They also hold the school to account making sure it manages its budget, delivers school policies and objectives and ensures children achieve the highest standards academically and personally. Responsibility is held by the whole governing body not by individuals and it is a very rewarding thing to do.
 
At Leven Valley we hold full governors’ meetings each half term.  We have three committees: curriculum and staffing, finance and premises.  Everyone serves on a committee and tries to attend full governors’ meetings.  Curriculum and staffing and premises meet half termly and finance meets as necessary: at least four times a year.
 
Governor training is offered by the LA, the Diocese and other partner organisations.  Governors are encouraged to attend training.  There are also links with the local authority, the Diocese and other schools.