Governors

 

St James' C of E Infant and Nursery School has an active and involved governing body. 

Governors are an important part of school life and make an important contribution in supporting education in our school. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability to our school. They work with the Head Teacher to make tough decisions about finance, staffing and resourcing as well as supporting and challenging the Head Teacher and other school leaders and staff to make sure we provide the best possible education for all our children. 

Our Governing Body is made up of:

  • The Head Teacher,
  • Foundation Governors (who are appointed by the Diocese),
  • Parent Governors (who are appointed by election in school),
  • an LA Governor,
  • a Staff Governor and
  • Co-Opted Governors (who are appointed by the Governing Body).

This means there are a wide variety of people involved in overseeing the running of the school.  The governors are very dedicated and enthusiastic about monitoring and making improvements in school.  They meet at every half term to discuss items such as finance, attendance, health & safety, self evaluation and the School Improvement Plan. 

 

Click here to see the July edition of our "Governors News"

Click here to see the June edition of our "Governors News"

 

Click here to see the Spring Edition of "Governors News"

 

The Governors can be approached regarding any problems you have in school that you feel cannot be dealt with by staff.  This can be done, by writing a letter to the Chair of Governors (c/o the school).

You can download our "Rough Guide to the Governing Body" by clicking below.

 

Rough Guide to the Governing Body

 

Our Governing Body is made up of as follows:

 

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Committees

Voting Rights

Official responsibility

Financial Interest

Other Interests

Attendance

2017-18

Michael Craig

Head Teacher

GB

 

  • Finance
  • Crisis Management
  • Admissions
  • Safeguarding

Full GB & Committees

*Headteacher

 

Governor at Flimby Primary

Employee of the school

100%

Dorothy Graham

Foundation

Diocese of Carlisle

23/1/18-

22/1/2022

  • Finance
  • Headteachers Perf.Rev.
  • Complaints
  • Staff Dismissal & Redun.

Full GB & Committees

*Church Ethos & Christian Character

*SEN

 

 

83%

Mark Edmiston

Foundation

Diocese of Carlisle

20/2/2018-19/2/2022

  • Crisis Management
  • Pupil Discipline 

Full GB & Committees

*Health & Safety

*Governing Body Effectiveness

 

 

67%

Pat Smith

Foundation

Diocese of Carlisle

1/2/2018- 31/1/2022

  • Appeals
  • Safeguarding

Full GB & Committees

*Safeguarding

*Early Years & Data

 

 

100%

Gay Frankland

Parent

Parents

7/07/2015-6/7/2019

  • Staff Dismissal & Redun.
  • Admissions

Full GB & Committees

*Numeracy

*Behaviour & Welfare

 

 

100%

Gary Dixon

Parent

Parents

20/10/2015-19/10/2019

  • Finance
  • Crisis Management
  • Headteachers Perf.Rev.
  • Complaints
  • Staff Dismissal & Redun.

Full GB & Committees

*Chair

*Leadership & Management

*Data

 

 

100%

Tracey Stamper

Parent

Parents

2/10/2016-

1/10/2020

  • Appeals
  • Finance
  • Pupil Discipline

Full GB & Committees

*Curriculum

*Media/Website

 

Cousin of staff member

83%

Andrew Short

Parent

Parents

 1/11/2018- 30/10/2020

  • Appeals
  • Finance
  • Crisis Management
  •  

Full GB & Committees

*Vice Chair

*Leadership & Management

*Data

*School Development

 

 

50%

Brian O’Kane

LA

LA

31/07/2015-30/7/2019

  • Headteachers Perf. Rev.
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints

Full GB & Committees

*Pupil Premium

*Sports Funding

 

Father of staff member

67%

Val Howard

Staff

Staff

2/09/2017-1/9/2021

 

Full GB & Committees

 

 

Employee of the school

100%

Stephanie Sapsed

Co-Opted

GB

27/02/2018-26/2/2022

  • Safeguarding

Full GB & Committees

*Assistant Headeacher

 

Employee of the school

100%

Camilla Mason

Co-Opted

GB

27/02/2018-26/02/2022

  • Admissions
  • Safeguarding

Full GB & Committees

*Literacy

 

Employee of St Joseph’s Catholic High School

100%

Clair Brown

Associate Member

GB

11/05/2015-10/5/2019

  • Crisis Management
  • Safeguarding

None

*School Business Manager

*Clerk

 

Employee of the school

100%

Emma Butterworth

Co-opted

GB

Left 02/18

 

 

 

 

 Employee of the school

Kerri Basso

Co-opted

GB

Left 01/18

 

 

 

 

Employee of St Joseph’s Catholic High School