Responsibilities

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.
  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.
  • Accounting for the performance of the school and the Governing Body.
  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.
  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.
  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

Types of Governors

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor
    Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school.
  • Staff Governor
    Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.
  • Foundation Governors
  • Appointed by the Local Church and the Diocesan Board of Education
  • Local Education Authority (LEA) Governors
    Appointed by the LEA.
  • Associate Members
    Not governors but appointed by the governing body to serve on committees and to attend full governing body meetings. Appointed for expertise and experience.

Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up of the following members, click on each name to see their pen portrait. 

  • Mrs L Sweeting (Chair) Foundation Governor 
  • Mrs L Evans Executive  Headteacher - Headteacher governor
  • Mr M Cade  - LEA governor
  • Rev Jeff Payne (Vice Chair) Ex-Officio
  • Rev Liz Moody  - Foundation Governor
  • Mrs A Clark - Foundation Governor
  • Mrs R Ibbotson - Staff Governor
  • Vacancy for Foundation Governor
  • Vacancy for Foundation Governor
  • Vacancy for Foundation Governor
  • Vacancy for Foundation Governor
  • Dr A Boggis - Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs K Wheeler Parent Governor
  •  Mrs L Hall - Parent Governor
  • Miss Dominique Adams (Clerk to Governors)

pdfClick here to view the Governing Body attendance at meetings

 Governors of the Federation of Middleham VA and Spennithorne VC Primary Schools

Name

Category

 

Appointed By

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Committees Currently Serving on

Other Positions of Responsibility

Business Interests*

Relationships**

Lesley Sweeting

Foundation Diocese of Leeds 01/10/2018

30/09/2022

4 years

Full

English link

Chair of Governors

English Link

None N/A

Martin Cade

Local Authority Local Authority 01/04/2015

31/03/2019

4 years

Full

Buildings and 

H&S

None N/A

Tony Boggis

Co-opted Governor

The Governing Body of Spennithorne CE VC Primary School

10/09/2018

4 years

Full

Child Protection and      Safeguarding 

N/A

N/A

Jeff Payne

Foundation Diocese of Leeds 10/09/2018 (pending diocese approval) Ex-officio

Full

Maths link

Maths Link N/A  N/A

Liz Moody

Foundation Diocese of Leeds  01/10/2018

30/09/2022

4 years

Full RE Link N/A N/A

Ann Clark

Foundation Governor

Archdeacon

10/09/1208 (pending diocese approval)

4 years

Full

 

N/A

N/A

Lucy Hall

Parent Governor

The Governing Body of the Federation of Middleham CE VA and Spennithorne CE VC Primary Schools

10/09/2018

4 years

Sports and Pupil Premium link

Sports & Pupil Premium Link

SEN

N/A

N/A

Kathy Wheeler

Parent Governor

The Governing Body of the Federation of Middleham CE VA and Spennithorne CE VC Primary Schools

 10/09/2018

4 years

Full

EYFS link

EYFS Link

N/A

N/A

Rosie Williams

Staff Governor

The Governing Body of the Federation of Middleham CE VA and Spennithorne CE VC Primary Schools

10/09/2018

4 years

Full

 

N/A

N/A

Lindsay Evans

Teacher Governor

The Governing Body of the Federation of Middleham VA and Spennithorne CE VC Primary Schools

10/09/2018

Ex-officio

Full

 

N/A

N/A

*Relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern

** Relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives


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Welcome to Middleham Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary school. We are proud of our small school which caters for children aged from 4 – 11 years old.

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