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Our Governing Body

 

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

 

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.

 

It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

 

The governing body of New Whittington Primary School consists of eleven governors:

 

  • The headteacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • Five elected parent governors
  • Three co-opted governors

 

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. The chair of governors is Miss Karen Johnson, who can be contacted by writing to The Chair of Governors, New Whittington Primary School, New Whittington,S43 2AQ or via email to rachel.monaghan@newwhittington.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Much of the work of the governing body is done by committees. At New Whittington Primary School, we have the following committees:

 

  • Resources and Finance
  • Curriculum and Pupil Welfare

 

The governing body of New Whittington Primary School is currently:

 

Mrs Sophie Dolling, Chair of Governing Body

  • Parent governor until 22.11.2019
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 5/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Governor attendance 2014-15: 6/6 full Governing Body meetings; 4/4 Curriculum and Pupil Welfare committee meetings
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  • Chair of the Curriculum and Pupil Welfare committee meetings
  • Register of interests: none

 

Mr Paul Addison, Headteacher

  • Sits on all committees
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 5/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Governor attendance 2014-15: 6/6 full Governing Body meetings;  4/4  Finance and Resources committee meetings; 4/4 Curriculum and Pupil Welfare committee meetings
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  • Register of interests: none

 

Miss Karen Johnson

  • Co-opted governor until 14.10.2018
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 3/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Governor attendance 2014-15: 6/6 full Governing Body meetings; 4/4  Finance and Resources committee meetings
  • Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee
  • Register of interests: none

 

Mrs Sharon McConnon

  • Elected staff governor until 17.4.2016
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 5/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Governor attendance 2014-15: 6/6 full Governing Body meetings; 4/4 Curriculum and Pupil Welfare committee meetings
  • Register of interests: none

 

Mrs Rebecca Stone

  • Parent governor until 09.11.2019
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 5/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Governor attendance 2014-15: 4/6 full Governing Body meetings; 4/4 Curriculum and Pupil Welfare committee meetings
  • Register of interests: none

 

Mrs Wendy Bell

  • Co-opted governor until 08.12.2017
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 0/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Governor attendance 2014-15: 4/6 full Governing Body meetings; 3/4  Finance and Resources committee meetings; Curriculum and Pupil Welfare committee meetings
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  • Register of interests: none

 

Mrs Louise Lowry

  • Parent until 03.02.2019
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 4/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Governor attendance 2014-15: 3/4 full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of interests: none

 

Mrs Louise Collins

  • Parent until 02.02.2020
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 5/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of interests: none

 

Mrs Gail Chambers

  • Co-opted governor until 08.12.2017
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2017: 0/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of interests: none

 

Miss Emma Tooley

  • Associate governor until
  • Governor attendance 2016 to 2117: 4/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of interests: Deputy Head

 

 


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