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YORKSWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNORS LIST AND COMMITTEES

Yorkswood Governors

 

Remit:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school, and making sure its funding is well spent.

 

 

Yorkswood Governing Board Structure

 

Full Governing Board correct at 1 September 2021

Carol Cable (Chair)

Liz Watson (Vice Chair)

Governors: Sarah Cockbill, Alvin Follows, David Dunkley, Jean Johnson, Amanda Parry, Sophie Holden, Lisa Harrison

Staff Governors Andy Tunstall (Head), Eamonn Kelly

One parent governor vacancy, to be filled ASAP.

 

Human Resources, Finance, and General Purposes Chair            Liz Watson

The committee is responsible for agreeing the school's annual budget, for monitoring forward financial planning, and for the site and buildings, including health and safety matters, and staffing. It is there to ensure that all of the school's money is spent wisely and effectively, in the best interests of our pupils.
 

Strategic Governor Group & Pay Review Committee      Chair   Liz Watson

To provide challenge and support for the Head and to assist in setting school development priorities and monitoring SDP progress. To ensure accountability for all aspects of the school's work. To oversee the pay review process and monitor performance management.

 

Pupil Premium Group Governors  (to be confirmed at next FGB due to resignation of previous governors)

To over see the PP spend and ensure funds are being spent in ways that meet identified needs.

                                      

Inclusion and Safeguarding Chair  Jean Johnson                           

To monitor issues of inclusion and safeguarding, and to look at attendance and punctuality, to ensure we are meeting all statutory requirements and that we are supporting children and parents.

 

Community Provision &Parent Council Governors  Amanda Parry

 

Governor Details

 

Carol Cable (COG)

  • Date of appointment: September 2019
  • Term of office: 2019-2023
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: None declared
  • COG, vice chair Inclusion Committee, has voting rights on all committees they are a part of

Liz Watson

  • March 2021
  • Term of office: 2021-2025
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: Is a member of the Academic Affairs Committee at Coventry University which reports to the Governing Body on the University's Research, Teaching and Learning Strategies and Plans.
  • Vice COG, Chair of SGG and HRFGP. Voting rights on all committees they are a part of

Sarah Cockbill

  • Date of appointment: September 2018
  • Term of office: 2018-2022
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: None declared
  • Voting rights at FGB

Alvin Follows

  • Date of appointment: July 2021
  • Term of office: 2021-2025
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Local Authority
  • Pecuniary interests: none declared.
  • Vice chair HRFGP, Voting rights on all committees they are part of

David Dunkley

  • Date of appointment: September 2019
  • Term of office: 2019-2023
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: none declared. Governor at Kingsbury school.
  • Voting rights on all committees they are a part of

Di Nicholls

  • Date of appointment: September 2019
  • Date of Stepping down: January 2021
  • Term of office: 2019-2023
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: None declared
  • Voting rights at FGB

Jenny Rawlings

  • Date of appointment: July 2019
  • Date of Stepping down: July 2021
  • Term of office: 2019-2023
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: None declared
  • Voting rights at all committees they are part of

Jean Johnson

  • Date of appointment:  October 2019
  • Term of office: 2019-2022
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted governor
  • Pecuniary interests: None declared. Governor at Kingshurst school.
  • Voting rights on all committees they are part of

Amanda Parry

  • Date of appointment: July 2020
  • Term of office: 2020-2024 (previously serving as Parent Governor, appointed 2017)
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: None declared.
  • Voting rights on all committees they are part of

Rebecca Bartram

  • Date of appointment: July 2018
  • Date of Stepping down: January 2021
  • Term of office: 2018-2022
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted
  • Pecuniary interests: none declared. Has worked with Warwick University.
  • Voting rights at FGB

Scott Cliff

  • Date of appointment: January 2021
  • Date of Stepping down: July 2021 (moved out of area)
  • Term of office: 2021-2025
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Parent Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: none declared.
  • Voting rights at FGB

 

Scott Cliff (co-opted governor)

  • Date of appointment: September 2021
  • Date of Stepping down
  • Term of office: 2021-2025
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted
  • Pecuniary interests: none declared.
  • Voting rights at FGB

Sophie Holden

  • Date of appointment: January 2021
  • Term of office: 2021-2025
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Parent Govenor
  • Pecuniary interests: none declared.
  • Voting rights at FGB

Lisa Harrison

    • Date of appointment: March 2021

    • Term of office: 2021-2025

    • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Co-opted Governor

    • Pecuniary interests: None declared. Works for Unity Trust.

    • Voting rights at FGB

Andy Tunstall (Head)

  • Date of appointment: N/A (Head Teacher)
  • Term of office: N/A
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Staff Governor (Head)
  • Pecuniary interests: None declared.
  • Attended all FGB, HRFGP, and SGG meetings. Did not attend any inclusion meetings.
  • Voting rights on all committees they are part of

Eamonn Kelly

  • Date of appointment: N/A (Staff)
  • Term of office: N/A (Staff)
  • Name of the body by which they are appointed: Staff Governor
  • Pecuniary interests: None declared
  • Voting rights at FGB

Attendance register for governing board meetings 2020-2021

 

Full Governing Board 9th September 2020

Present: Carol Cable, Andy Tunstall, Jenny Rawlings, Liz Watson, Eamonn Kelly, Sarah Cockbill, Alvin Follows

Apologies: Di Nicholas, Rebecca Bartram, David Dunkley, Absent: Jean Johnson, Amanda Parry

 

Strategic Governor and Pay Review Group 29th September 2020

Present: Andy Tunstall, Liz Watson, Carol Cable

Apologies: Dave Dunkley, Alvin Follows

 

Inclusion and Safeguarding 3rd & 9th December 2020

3rd: Carol Cable, Katie Donald

10th: Carol Cable, Jacquie Poyser, Simon Rowe, Nina Kemp

Note: These were meetings with the Chair in her role as Safeguarding governor. A quorate meeting could not be held due to restrictions and technical difficulties but it was important to hear any safeguarding concerns and bring them where necessary to SGG and/or FGB.

 

Human Resources, Finance, and General Purposes 10th December 2020

Present: Liz Watson, Andy Tunstall, Donna Curley, Karen Nash, Carol Cable, Alvin Follows

Apologies:  Dave Dunkley, Eamonn Kelly

 
Strategic Governor and Pay Review Group 17th December 2020

Present: Liz Watson, A Tunstall C Cable. Apologies from  D Dunkley A Follows

 

Full Governing Board 13th January 2021

Present: Andy Tunstall, Alvin Follows, Liz Watson, Jean Johnson, Sarah Cockbill, Scott Cliff, Jenny Rawlings, Carol Cable

Apologies: David Dunkley, Eamonn Kelly, Sophie Holden, Absent: Amanda Parry, Rebecca Bartram 

 

Strategic Governor and Pay Review Group 10th February 2021

Present: Liz Watson, Alvin Follows, Carol Cable Andy Tunstall 

Apologies: Dave Dunkley

 

Human Resources, Finance, and General Purposes 17th March 2021

Present: Dave Dunkley, Carol Cable, Liz Watson, Donna Curley, Andy Tunstall, Karen Nash

Apologies: Alvin Follows

 

Inclusion and Safeguarding 18th March 2021

Present: Jean Johnson, Carol Cable, Jacquie Poyser, Susan Bowers, Katie Donald, Simon Rowe

Apologies: David Dunkley, Andy Tunstall, Nina Kemp

 

Strategic Governor and Pay Review Group 19th March 2021

Present: Liz Watson, David Dunkley, Carol Cable Andy Tunstall Apologies: Alvin Follows

 

Full Governing Board 24th March 2021

Present: Carol Cable, Amanda Parry, Liz Watson, Eamonn Kelly, Andy Tunstall, Jenny Rawlings, Sarah Cockbill, Jean Johnson, David Dunkley, Scott Cliff, Lisa Harrison

Apologies: Alvin Follows, Absent: Sophie Holden

 

Inclusion and Safeguarding 30th June 2021

Present: Jean Johnson, Carol Cable, Susan Bowers, Kate Donald, Jackie Poyser, Nina Kemp, Simon Rowe, Andy Tunstall

Apologies: Dave Dunkley

Human Resources, Finance, and General Purposes 7th July 2021

Present: Alvin Follows, Carol Cable, Liz Watson, Donna Curley, Andy Tunstall, Karen Nash

Apologies:  Dave Dunkley

 

Strategic Governor and Pay Review Group 26th May 2021

Present: Liz Watson, Alvin Follows, Carol Cable, Dave Dunkley, Andy Tunstall

Apologies: None

 

Strategic Governor and Pay Review Group  12th July 2021

Present: Liz Watson, Carol Cable, Dave Dunkley, Andy Tunstall

Apologies: Alvin Follows

Full Governing Board 14th July 2021

Present: Carol Cable, Andy Tunstall, Jenny Rawlings, Amanda Parry, David Dunkley, Liz Watson, Eamonn Kelly, Lisa Harrison, Liz Watson

Apologies: Scott Cliff, Sarah Cockbill, Sophie Holden Absent: Alvin Follows, Jean Johnson

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