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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

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,
  • 3 Foundation Governors (who are appointed by the Diocese),
  • 4 Parent Governors (who are appointed by election in school),
  • an LA Governor,
  • a Staff Governor and
  • 2 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. 

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

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

2018/9

Michael Craig

Head Teacher

GB

 

  • Finance

  • Crisis Management

  • Admissions

  • Safeguarding

 

*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.

  • Safeguarding

 

*Church Ethos & Christian Character

*SEN

 

 

100%

Vacancy

Foundation

Diocese of Carlisle

 

  •  

 

 

 

 

67%

Pat Smith

Foundation

Diocese of Carlisle

1/2/2018- 31/1/2022

  • Appeals

  • Safeguarding

 

*Vice Chair

*Safeguarding

*Early Years & Data

 

 

100%

Abi Spencer

Parent

Parents

1/11/2019- 31/10/2023

 

 

*Literacy

*Curriculum

 

 

N/A

Michael Routledge

Parent

Parents

1/11/2019- 31/10/2023
  • Crisis Management

  •  

 

*Health & Safety

CAMA System Engineering

 

N/A

Tracey Stamper

Parent

Parents

2/10/2016-

1/10/2020

  • Appeals

  • Finance

  • Admissions

  • Pupil Discipline

 

*Health & Safety

*Curriculum

*Media/Website

 

Cousin of staff member

100%

Kiri Skelton

Parent

Parents

 1/11/2019- 31/10/2023

  • Appeals

  • Admissions

  • Crisis Management

 

*Curriculum

 

 

N/A

Brian O’Kane

LA

GB

31/07/2015-30/7/2019

  • Headteachers Perf. Rev.

  • Pupil Discipline

  • Complaints

  • Staff Dismissal & Redun.

 

 

*Sports Funding

 

Father of staff member

CBC Councillor

80%

Val Howard

Staff

Staff

2/09/2017-1/9/2021

 

 

 

 

Employee of the school

100%

Stephanie Sapsed

Co-Opted

GB

27/02/2018-26/2/2022

  • Safeguarding

 

*Assistant Headeacher

 

Employee of the school

80%

Gary Dixon Co-Opted GB 20/10/2015-19/10/2019
  • Finance

  • Crisis Management

  • Headteachers Perf.Rev.

  • Complaints

  • Staff Dismissal & Redun.

  • Pupil Discipline

 

*Chair

*Leadership & Management

*Data

    100%
Gay Frankland Associate Member GB 18/11/2019-17/11/2023   Full       60%

Clair Brown

Clerk

School

11/05/2015-10/5/2019

  • Crisis Management

  • Safeguarding

None

*School Business Manager

*Clerk

 

Employee of the school

100%

Mark Edmiston Foundation Diocese Left 11/19           100%

 

Andrew

Short

Parent

GB

Left 02/18

 

 

 

 

 

60%

Camilla Mason

Co-opted

GB

Left 01/18

 

 

 

 

Employee of St Joseph’s Catholic High School

40%

 

 

 

 

Please see below the Terms of Reference and Structure of our Governing Body.

Governors can access the secure Governors Area via the key information drop down menu.
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