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Governing Body

HAWKEDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Welcome to the governing body webpage. Here you will be able to find out more about the role of the governors and how our governing body contributes to school life.

Remit of the Governing Body

The purpose of having a governing body is to:

  • Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement
  • Keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff

The governing body consists of 3 Co-opted governors, 1 Headteacher, 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 Parent Governors, 2 Partnership Governors and 1 Staff Governor.

There is currently 1 Partnership Governor vacancy on the governing body.

The table below shows the current members of the governing body and positions of responsibility.

Governor Name

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

 

Mr. Cos Benincasa

(Chair)

LA Governor

Local Authority

19.01.19 to 18.01.23

- Resources Committee

- Headteacher’s Appraisal Panel

- Pay Appeals Panel for Staff

- Governor responsible for liaison with LA in the event of allegation (Child Protection) against Headteacher

Mr. Gerald Dare

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

02.07.21 to 01.07.25

- Children & Learning Committee

Miss Thelma Lewis

(Vice Chair)

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

14.01.21 to 13.01.21

- Children & Learning Committee

- Headteacher’s Appraisal Panel

- Pay Appeals Panel for staff

- Pupil Premium

- SEND

- Child Protection & Safeguarding

- Looked After Children

Mr. Paul Marsden

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

18.01.18 to 17.01.22

- Resources Committee

- Health & Safety

Mr. Andy Mason

Partnership Governor

Governing Body

23.05.19 to 22.05.23

- Resources Committee

- Pay Committee

- Health & Safety

Mr. Angus McClellan

Parent Governor

 

Elected by Parents

20.09.18 to 19.09.22

- Children & Learning Committee (Chair)

- Pay Committee

- Headteacher’s Appeal Panel

- Health & Safety

Mrs. Louise Wotherspoon

Staff Governor

Elected by Staff

21.03.18 to 20.03.22

- Resources Committee

- Children & Learning Committee

- Link for training

Dr. Dorothy Yen

 

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

27.11.19 to 26.11.23

- Children & Learning Committee

- Pay Committee

- Headteacher’s Appeal Panel

Mrs. Joanne Davies

(Headteacher)

Staff Governor

Automatically a governor as Headteacher

01.01.13

- Resources Committee

- Children & Learning Committee

 

 

The school has the following Committees:

  • Children & Learning Committee
  • Resources Committee
  • Pay Committee

The Pay Committee has delegated responsibility to follow the Pay Policy with reference to staffing and financial budget plans. If the Committee feels it to be appropriate, any matter may be passed to the full Governing Body for ratification.

 

 

 

 

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