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Governors

Northleigh CE Primary School is part of Mercian Educational Trust. Information about the overarching governance of the Trust can be found here: 

 

Structure and Governance - Mercian Educational Trust (metacademies.org.uk)

 

The Structure of Governance

Mercian Educational Trust is a company limited by guarantee and is effectively ‘owned’ by the ‘Members’. The Members act much like shareholders in a company holding the Trustees to account and receiving the annual reports.

 

Formal governance of the Trust is performed by the ‘Trustees’. A full list of Trustees and Members can be found through the link above.

 

The Trustees delegate executive authority to the executive leadership team which is led by Dafydd Lawday, the CEO of Mercian Educational Trust, and includes the headteachers of the schools within the Trust.

 

Each school in The Trust has its own Local Governing Board. The Local Governors in Mercian Educational Trust are referred to as the Delegated Governance Committee (DGC). The DGC provide support and challenge to school leaders and assurance to the Trustees Board. They ensure that educational standards are continually improving  and compliance to statutory practice. The DGC are accountable to Trustees.

School Local Governors

                                                                               

Chris Guise

Chair of Governors

Diocese of Worcester Appointed

Responsibilities: FGB, Chair of Governors, Leadership and Management, Finance

Term of office: 14th September 2020 to September 2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB 100% (6/6)

Neil Robinson

Vice Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: FGB, School Improvement Plan

Term of Office: 21st March 2018 to March 2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Parent of two children at Northleigh CE Primary

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% (6/6)

Sarah Green

Headteacher

 

Responsibilities: FGB, Whole school management: Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management, EYFS

Term of Office: 23rd January 2020 ongoing

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Headteacher

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% (6/6)

Helen Hadley

Deputy Headteacher

Responsibilities: FGB, Health and Safety, EYFS Leader, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour

Term of Office: 1st September 2019 ongoing

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Deputy Headteacher

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% (6/6)

Reverend Phillip Johnson

Ex-officio foundation governor

Responsibilities: FGB, Collective Worship, RE , SIAMS

Term of Office: 1st December 2019 to December 2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: N/A

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor at St Matthias Primary School, Governor at Dyson Perrins Academy

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% (6/6)

Chris Moseley

Parent Governor

Responsibilities: FGB, Leadership and Management, Pupil Premium, Looked After Children

Term of Office: 9th September 2020 to September 2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% (6/6)

Julie Kyle

Parent Governor

Responsibilities: FGB, SEND, Safegurading

Term of Office: 20th January 2019 to January 2023

Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 83% (5/6)

Frances Howie

Ex-officio foundation governor

Responsibilities: FGB, Health and Safety

Term of Office: 29th 2019 to January 2023

Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 50% (3/6)

 

Charlotte Dolan

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities: FGB, EYFS

Term of Office: 7th March 2022 to March 2026

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: N/A

Anthony Pusharski

Staff Governor

Responsibilities: FGB, 

Term of Office: 1st June 2019 to June 2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Class Teacher

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% (6/6)

Gary Smith

Staff Governor

Responsibilities: FGB, Behaviour and Attitudes

Term of Office: 14th September 2020 to September 2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Learning Support Assistant, Wrap around care leader

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% (6/6)

 

Chair of Governors address:

Chris Guise
c/o Northleigh CE Primary School

St Peter's Road

Malvern

Worcestershire

WR14 1QS

Delegated Governing Committee's Core Responsibilities

 

MET has high expectations of governing bodies. They are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.  This is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

 

The DfE Governance Handbook for governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools is a key document for governors and highlights their roles and responsibilities. In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, and

• holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

 

These functions are reflected in regulations for maintained schools (September 2013) and in the criteria Ofsted inspectors use to judge the effectiveness of a school’s governing body.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about school governing bodies, you might like to read:

Local Governor Attendance at DGC Meetings

Northleigh DGC Terms of Office