At Corrie school we have a very proactive Governing Body that works collectively with the school senior leadership team to provide an excellent learning environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.
Who makes up the governing body?
Corrie Primary school reviewed its governing body structure in December 2014, adopting a new Instrument of Governance on 1st January 2015. To become a more efficient and effective body it has reduced in size, from 18 to 12 governor positions and we have the option of recruiting associate members to support the governing body in key priorities.
The table below shows each governor with their term of office dates.
|Name||Type||Start Date||End Date|
|Elaine Jackson||Co-opted||1st May 2015||31st December 2018|
|Lynne Smith||Authority||11th March 2013||10th March 2017|
|Peter Marshall||Co-opted||1st January 2015||31st December 2018|
|Sharon Keogh||Co-opted||1st January 2015||31st December 2018|
|Naomi Cartledge||Staff||Headteacher - term of office is continuous|
|Andy Armsden||Parent||17th June 2013||16th June 2017|
|Carolyn Cruden||Parent||23rd January 2014||22nd January 2018|
|Mic Longhi||Parent||2nd December 2016|
|Richard Watt||Parent||2nd December 2016|
Two of our Governors have pecuniary interests:
Elaine Jackson – relative employed at school
Pete Marshall – relative employed at school
What is the purpose of the governing body?
The governing body have a strategic management role to provide support and challenge to the senior management team of the school.
Governors work to strive for excellence across the whole of school life, ensuring that children are happy and safe whilst in our care. The governing body have legal duties set out by the secretary of state to:
- set the strategic direction of the school including policies and objectives
- approve the school budget
- review progress against the school’s budget and achievement of objectives
Are governors trained?
Governors are volunteers. They come from a wide range of backgrounds which brings a diverse collection of competencies and experience to the governing body. All governors agree to carry out training during their induction period and on a termly basis to ensure that are able to competent to carry out their role.
How do governors conduct their business?
Governors meet as a full group at least once every term to deal with the schools business. Meetings are very lively affairs and we adopt a very co-operative approach to deal with our schools business. Once a term we also meet in smaller committees look in depth at the school priorities.
The Resources committee discuss the school’s budget including staffing and sets the key priorities. It reviews staffing structures and receives reports on performance management of all the staff. It is responsible for the school premises.
The Resource committee also receive health & safety audits to ensure that the building is safe & accessible. They also decide what work needs doing such as building work and security.
The Standards committee monitor the process of pupils and review school policies with consideration to key changes in legislation i.e. the new SEND reforms.
SEN Information Report – Click on this link to read the report
Do you want to know more?
For more information on the work of the ISG or to become a governor at Corrie please contact the Chair of Governors or the Headteacher.