School Governors

Chair Person : Mr J Stott
Vice Chair Person : Mrs L Gray
Headteacher : Mr S Joyce

Full Details are as follows:

Click on the governor's name for more information about them.

Name

Category of Governor

Who Appointed Them?

Term of Office

Committees *

Positions Held

Other School Governor Links

Interests Declared

Mr J Stott

Co-opted

Governing Body

21.10.2019

F&P, FPR, SP, Sch

Chairperson

 

 

Mrs L Gray

Parent

Parent Election

09.02.2020

C&C, F&P, FPR, HP

Vice
Chairperson

 

 

Mrs C Camp

Co-opted

Governing Body

16.11.2021

App, Sch

 

 

 

Mr J Rhodes

Parent

Parent Election

26.01.2019

App

 

 

Durham C Council Employee
PE SLA Provision

Mrs S Smith

Co-opted

Governing Body

11.11.2022

App, Sch

 

Crook Primary

 

Mr N Davis

Co-opted

Governing Body

15.03.2020

C&C, SCH

 

 

 

Miss N Hickman

Co-opted

Governing Body

21.10.2019

C & C, F&P, FPR,HP

     

Cllr. O E Gunn

Authority

Local Authority

19.01.2020

C&C

 

Willington Primary

Durham County Councillor

Miss S Butcher

Parent

Parent Election

29.04.2022

 

 

 

 

Miss S Smith

Staff

Staff Election

11.11.2022

C&C

 

 

 

Mr S Joyce

Headteacher

Ex-officio

 

C&C, F&P, Sch

 

 

 

All governors have voting rights on their committees.
* App: Appeals, C&C: Children’s and Community, F&P: Finance and Personnel, FPR: First/Pay Review, SP: Headteacher’s Performance, Sch: School

Responsibility of the Governing Body

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This general responsibility gives rise to a wide range of specific responsibilities which in turn require the governing body to establish a range of procedures.

Termly full governing body meetings and various other committee meetings are held to discuss school developments and monitor the impact on teaching and learning to ensure the school continues to strive for the best for its pupils.

During inspection, Inspectors will consider whether governors:

  • carry out their statutory duties
  • understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school, including the quality of teaching
  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • understand and take sufficient account of pupil data, particularly their understanding and use of the school data dashboard
  • are aware of the impact of teaching on learning and progress in different subjects and year groups
  • are challenging and supporting leadership in equal measure
  • are providing support for an effective headteacher, or whether they are hindering school improvement by -failing to tackle key concerns
  • are transparent and accountable, including in terms of governance structures, attendance at meetings, and contact with parents and carers
  • understand how the school makes decisions about teachers’ salary progression
  • performance manage the headteacher rigorously
  • are failing to perform well and contributing to weaknesses in leadership and management.
 
  • Annual Governance Statement
    Annual Governance Statement
  • Committee Terms of Reference
    Committee Terms of Reference
  • Governor Attendance
    Governor Attendance
  • Governor Code of Conduct
    Governor Code of Conduct
  • Register of Governors’ Interests
    Register of Governors’ Interests

 

Further details about the role of governing bodies can be found on the Department for Education website and the National Governors Association website.