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Lady Elizabeth Hastings'

CE VA Primary School

Friendship * Reverence * Courage

Governors

Governors

Our Governing Board consists of parents, staff, appointees of the Local Authority and members co-opted from the local community and church.

 

How do I contact the governors?

In order to contact the governors you will need to get in touch with the school in the first instance and they will make the contact on your behalf. You will not be able to contact the governors directly, but the school will treat your contact in confidence where appropriate and act as a mediary. If you need to make a complaint about the school and involve governors you will need to follow the school's complaints procedure.

 

The role of governors 

 Governors serve for four years and the best way to sum up the role of the Governing Board is ‘eyes on, hands off’ and it is carried out through three main approaches:

  • being strategic – for example target setting, agreeing the ethos of the school, setting the priorities in the School Development Plan (SDP), ensuring that the standards of teaching and learning are as high as possible, setting the budget to support the SDP and approving policies
  • being a critical friend – including understanding school self-evaluation, monitoring and evaluating school performance, delegating decisions, recognising and celebrating the achievements of the school, being prepared to ask challenging questions in a supportive way, thereby securing improvement and being an ambassador for the school in the local community
  • being accountability – this includes being prepared to account for the school's overall performance and to explain its decisions and actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest, ensuring that all statutory obligations are met and reporting to parents and others on the work of the school including the achievements of the pupils.

 The Chair and Vice-chair are elected annually by the governors at the first meeting of the autumn term. The full Governing Board and its two committees: Resources and Teaching and Learning, meet every half term. Minutes of these meetings are available from the school office. The Headteacher produces a written report for the governors each term .

 Our Governors are fully involved in the school's self-evaluation and use their knowledge gained to challenge the school,understand it's strengths and weaknesses and shape it's strategic direction. 

Name of governor Category of governor and committees served Appointed by Date appointed and term of office Relevant business interests / personal interests Any other educational establishments governed Relationships with
the school staff
including spouses,
partners and
relatives
Meeting Attendance record
Michele O'Donnell

Headteacher

Resources

Strategic

Teaching and
Learning

Pay Review Committee

WVLP Trust
board

Governors 01/01/2018

Headteacher

Lady Hastings' Primary School

N/A N/A

FGB

 11/10/2018

22/11/2018

Resources

01/10/2018

26/11/2018

11/02/2019

Strategic

 21/09/2018

9/11/2018

14/01/2019

Teaching and
Learning

02/10/2018

20/11/2018

29/01/2019

Trish Anslow

Chair of governors

Foundation

(Ex Officio)

Resources

Strategic

Teaching and
Learning

 

Foundation representatives

01/09/2008

- 01/09/2025

Assistant vicar 

Benefice of Bramham

N/A N/A

FGB

 11/10/2018

22/11/2018

14/03/2019

09/05/2019

Strategic

 21/09/2018

9/11/2018

14/01/2019

Teaching and
Learning

02/10/2018

20/11/2018

29/01/2019

Paul Cook

Vice-chair of governors

Foundation

Resources

Teaching and
Learning

 

Foundation representatives 14/03/2019 - 13/03/2023

Headteacher 

Collingham Lady Hastings' Primary School

Collingham Lady Hastings' Primary School N/A

FGB

 

14/03/2019

09/05/2019

 

Val Howse

Foundation

Resources

Strategic

Teaching and
Learning

Pay Review Committee

WVLP Trust
board

Foundation representatives 20/10/2016 - 19/10/2020 N/A N/A N/A

FGB

 11/10/2018

22/11/2018

14/03/2019

09/05/2019

Teaching and
Learning

02/10/2018

20/11/2018

29/01/2019

Shan Brough-Jones

Foundation

 

Foundation representatives 14/03/2019 - 13/03/2023 Education Advisor for York Diocese N/A N/A

FGB

14/03/2019

09/05/2019

Jan Crawley-Alexander

Foundation

 

Resources

Foundation representatives 14/03/2019 - 13/03/2023 N/A N/A N/A

FGB

14/03/2019

09/05/2019

Foundation governor x 2

Vacancy to be filled summer 2019

 

Gareth Clough

Parent governor

 

Teaching and
Learning 

 

Parents 01/12/2016 - 19/10/2020

Teacher

Wetherby High School

N/A N/A

FGB

 11/10/2018

22/11/2018

14/03/2019

09/05/2019

 

Teaching and
Learning

02/10/2018

20/11/2018

29/01/2019

Parent Governor - vacancy to be filled Summer 2019

 

 

Fiona Meeson

LA governor

Resources

Local authority 14/03/2019 - 13/03/2023 N/A N/A N/A

FGB

14/03/2019

09/05/2019

Rebecca Langley

Staff governor

 

Teaching and
Learning

Staff 10/12/2014 - 10/12/2022

Teacher

LEH Primary School

N/A N/A

FGB

 11/10/2018

14/03/2019

09/05/2019 

 

Teaching and
Learning

02/10/2018

20/11/2018

29/01/2019