Governor Information

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

Our legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Community governors, the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.

The full Governing Body meets at least once every other term. We have set up committees to look at particular issues (such as personnel and finance, safeguarding including health and safety and teaching and learning) who also meet every other term. All governors are informed about what happens at these committee meetings. Our Governing Body meetings are usually held after school. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact us care of the School Office through our contact form. Click here.

FULL GOVERNING BODY MEMBERSHIP - ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/19

NAME

POSITION

Dawn EXLEY Chair of Governors
Hugh WILLIAMS Deputy Chair of Governors
Martyn STEELE Staff Governor
Theresa DORRINGTON Parent Governor.
David GEE Co-opted Governor.
Helen McCORMACK Head Teacher

List of Current Governors' Business Interests : Academic Year 2018-19

NAME

POSITION

DATE OF APPOINTMENT / RE APPOINTMENT TO FGB

DATE LEFT FBG

NATURE OF BUSINESS INTEREST/OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS HELD

DATE FORM COMPLETED

Theresa DORRINGTON Parent Elected Governor. 01/09/2015.   Daughter works as a TA.  Sheridon Dorrington. 18/09/2018.
Dawn   EXLEY
Current Chair of Governors.
Co-opted Governor. 02/01/2014.   None. 18/09/2018.
David  GEE Co-opted Governor. 08/11/2016.   None. 18/09/2018.
Janet  MATTHEW Staff Governor. 23/09/2014. 18/09/2018. NUT. 18/09/2018.
Daniel  SOAN Co-opted Governor. 10/03/2015. 16/10/2018. NO FORM COMPLETED FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR
Martyn  STEELE Staff Governor.     None. 11/10/2018.
Helen  McCORMACK Headteacher. September 2014.   None. 18/09/2018.
Amanda  TANFIELD School BusinessManager Attends as required - not a member of the governing body.   None. 18/09/2018.
Hugh  WILLIAMS Co-opted Governor. 10/03/2015.   Foundation representativeSt. Thomas of Canterbury Academy Trust (Northampton).  

NB:    Copy of list forwarded to Mrs. McCormack and Amanda Tanfield for the school's governors' file, on 10th November  2018 by the Clerk, and also for placing on the school's website.   The school already holds copies of the completed forms which also needs to be placed in the school's governors' file but NOT placed on the website.

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Our School provides education and security for children with considerable social, emotional and behavioural needs, with many also having mental health issues. Our very positive approaches from our staff mean that pupils’ trust begins to grow over time. Pupils’ sense of self-worth is nurtured carefully and as they stay in the school longer they learn to, for example, take turns, to accept and then welcome praise, and to persevere.

Paper Copies

We recognise that not all parents and carers will always be able to download our Policies and Reports which are valuable in terms of understanding how we provide support for children. In this instance, if you would like a paper copy of any of the information on our school website, please call the school office on 01604 673730.

Contact Us

Mrs Helen McCormack (Head teacher)
Manning Road
Moulton Leys
Northampton
NN3 7AR
Tel: 01604 673730

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