Our School Governors
Governors normally meet once a term to receive reports from the Headteacher on the life and work of the school. Members of staff also report to Governors at the termly meetings, and this usually takes the form of an in-depth look at some aspect of the whole curriculum. Termly meetings are held at the school and are now open to the public.
This of course means that parents can attend as observers, although governors retain the right to take certain agenda items as confidential.
The Governing Body has formed several Committees, which focus on particular aspects of the Governors’ responsibilities e.g. Finance, Curriculum, Staffing and Premises.
With the wider powers given them by recent legislation Governors have a very significant role to play in ensuring that, along with the Headteacher and colleagues, they move the school forward in a coherent, cohesive way.
Governors are appointed to help:
- Decide what is taught;
- Set standards of behaviour;
- Interview and select staff;
- Decide how the school budget is spent.
Swinemoor Primary School Governors
|Co-opted||General purposes||4 years from 16/03/14||General purposes Personnel & Pay||100%|
|Recruitment in process||Co-opted||General purposes||General purposes|
|David Cummins||English||Co-opted||General purposes||4 years from 05/10/16||General purposes||100%|
|Co-opted||General purposes||4 years from 09/09/215||General purposes||67%|
|Leon Myers||Headteacher||Voting headteacher||Governing body||Duration of tenure||General purposes||100%|
|Jane Sharp||Assessment||Staff||Staff electorate||4 years from 21/10/14||General purposes||100%|
|Abigail Rodgers||Associate||Governing body||4 years from 21/10/14||General purposes||100%|
|Peter Davidson||Health & Safety|
|Co-opted||General purposes||4 years from 12/04/71||General purposes||100%|
|Local Authority||Local Authority||4 years from 16/03/14||General purposes||67%|
|Eve Breslin||Humanities||Parent||Governing Body||4 years||General Purposes||100%|
|Vacancy||General purposes||Parent||Parent electorate||General purposes|
School Governors Interests
|Governors:||Relevant business interests||Other education establishments governed||Relationships with other governors or staff|
|Jane Simpson||None||None||Sister in-law to Mrs Burton|
|Leon Myers||None||Wold Primary Aacdemy||None|
Governors whose terms of office ended or who resigned in the last 12 months
|Zoe Bucknall||Science||Parent governor||Ended Sept 2018|
|Julia Marin||Vice Chair||Co-opted||Ended Sept 2018|
The Governors Curriculum Statement
The Education Reform Act 1988 requires by law that schools provide pupils with a curriculum that:
- Is balanced, broadly based, relevant and differentiated;
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children;
- Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
These are central to the beliefs of the Governors of the school.
At this school, the Governors aim to provide a curriculum appropriate to the needs of all of its pupils.
On entering the full-time education and throughout their time in school, children will follow the programmes of study that ensure that all subjects of the National Curriculum are covered.
In addition to National Curriculum subjects Religious Education is also taught.
It is the Governors’ aim that all children achieve their potential in every aspect of school life in an atmosphere of partnership and support.