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FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER 2018 THE SCHOOL WILL PURCHASE GOVERNANCE SERVICES FROM GATESHEAD LOCAL AUTHORITY


School Governing Body

Northern Saints Church of England VA Primary School is a Voluntary Aided (VA) school.

This means that the school is ‘aided’ and supported by the Local Authority and has it’s budget set and delivered through the Local Authority scheme. However the school is not ‘controlled’ by the Local Authority.

In practice Voluntary Aided status means that:

The Governing Body of the school are the employers

The number of foundation Governors appointed by the Diocese outweigh numbers of other Governors by 2.

The Head Teacher is the senior professional adviser to the Governors and is also a Governor.

Governors are the ‘relevant body’ so they are responsible for hearing all appeals, complaints and for making decisions regarding the school; there is no recourse to the local authority.

Governors are charged with maintaining the strategic governance of the school but they are not responsible for and do not get involved in the day to day management of the school.

Governors are currently reviewing their 2016-18 Strategic Plan which can be accessed here or you can ask the school office for a paper copy. A new plan will be published in November 2018.

C-Summary-self-eval-2016
D-Summary-performance-2018
NS-Attendance-2015 – (Produced 10.11.2015)
Governor-Attendance-at-Meetings-2016-2017 (Produced 05.07.2017)
Governor-Attendance-at-Meetings-2017-2018 (Produced 25.09.2017)

School Governor Information:

Chair: Ann Hodgson                                    Acting Headteacher : Miss Emma Jarvis
(Re appointed on 17.07.2017 for 4 years)                          (03.12.2018)
Vice-chair : VACANCY
Governors Association Subscription member: N/A


NOTE: Guide to the Law: Point 78. The quorum for any committee meeting and for any vote must be three governors who are members of the committee (or more) as determined by the committee.

LINK GOVERNORS

Pupil Premium – Vacant
Standards Portfolio Holder – Eileen Watson
Christian Ethos Portfolio Holder – Jen Bradshaw
Safeguarding / Child Protection – Tina Murphy
SEN – Eileen Watson
Radicalisation Governor – Tina Murphy

In the table below, “Pecuniary Interests” includes whether or not the Governor has any financial or business interests or whether they have a governance role at another school.

CONSTITUTION OF GOVERNING BODY

Name Category Appointed Date Appointed By Pecuniary Interests (as of September 2018)
Mr S Williamson Headteacher 01.09.2013 Automatic Appointment No
Mrs A Hodgson Foundation 17.07.2017 Appointed by the Diocese Board of Sunderland College
VACANCY Foundation – Appointed by the Diocese –
Mrs J Warner Foundation 06.11.2017 Appointed by the Diocese Assistant Director of Education, Durham Diocese
Mrs E Watson Foundation 17.07.2017 Appointed by the Diocese
Mrs T Murphy Foundation 05.06.2014 Appointed by the Diocese Head Teacher CEO and Governor at Holy Trinity Academy, South Tyneside, National Leader of Education.
Rev S Elstob Foundation 09.09.2013 Appointed by the Diocese
Jennifer Bradshaw Foundation  Appointed by the Deanery Synod
VACANCY Parent – Appointed by Parent Election
VACANCY Parent Appointed by Parent Election
Mr C Rowland Staff 21.12.2015 Appointed by Staff Election
Cllr R Bell LA 13.11.2017 Appointed by the Governing Body Chair of Red House Nursery School.
GOVERNORS’ TRAVEL & SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE
Governors to agree to adopt travel and subsistence allowances.
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HEADTEACHER PERFORMANCE REVIEW APPOINTMENT PANEL – (Quorum = 2)
VACANCY, Mrs E Watson, VACANCY
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RESOURCES COMMITTEE – (Quorum = 3)
Cllr Richard Bell, Ann Hodgson, Tina Murphy, Eileen Watson, Steve Williamson
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CURRICULUM AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE– (Quorum = 3)
Tina Murphy, Jo Warner, Eileen Watson, Calum Rowland, Steve Williamson
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The Governing Body of Northern Saints CoE VA School subscribed to the Training Programme.
Mr John Finch, GATESHEAD LOCAL AUTHORITY, is the Clerk to the Governing Body