Cawthorne’s Endowed School Governors 2018-2019
Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing board.
School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions are to:
set the aims and objectives for the school
set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
The above information provided by The National Governors’ Association (NGA). The NGA is an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools. They work closely with, and lobby, government and the major educational bodies to ensure that the views of governors are fully represented in the national arena. For more information follow this link: http://www.nga.org.uk/Home.aspx
Cawthorne’s Endowed School, Abbeystead
Governor Information 2018-2019
Rachel Norton-Smith, Head Teacher
Patrick Corbett, Deputy Headteacher, Staff Governor
Area of Responsibility: All areas, Link Governor
Rachel Drinkall, Co-opted Governor
Area of Responsibility: Buildings and Grounds
Term of Office: 01/09/18 to 01/09/22
Rachel Aryton, Parent Governor
Area of Responsibility: Finance Committee; Equality & Diversity
Term of Office: 01/12/15 to 30/11/19
Caroline Eames, LEA Governor (Vice-Chair)
Area of Responsibility: Staffing Committee (Chair); Literacy; Policy Management
Term of Office: 16/02/17 to 16/02/21
Jackie Entwistle, Co-opted Governor
Area of Responsibility: Curriculum Committee (chair); Healthy Schools
Term of Office: 22/09/17 to 22/09/21
Holly Gregory-Longton, Foundation Governor
Area of Responsibility: Finance Committee; Special Educational Needs
Term of Office: 29/06/16 to 28/06/20
Monica Lee, Foundation Trust Governor, (Chair of Governors)
Area of Responsibility: Child Protection (Safeguarding)
Term of Office: 20/10/17 to 20/10/21
Suzanne Wright, Staff Governor
Area of Responsibility: Buildings Committee
Andrew Metcalfe, Foundation Trust Governor
Area of Responsibility: Buildings Committee (Chair)
Term of Office: 11/02/17 to 11/02/21
Richard Rhodes, Foundation Trust Governor
Area of Responsibility: Staffing Committee; Numeracy
Term of Office: 29/08/12 to 20/08/16
Becky Stewart, Parent Governor
Area of Responsibility: Staffing Committee; School Trips
Term of Office: 13/07/16 to 12/07/20
Shirley Townley, Foundation Trust Governor
Area of Responsibility: Curriculum Committee; Nursery
Term of Office: 01/04/18 to 01/04/22
Eddie Hart, Foundation Governor
Area of Responsibility: Finance Committee
Term of Office: 01/09/17 – 31/08/21
Robert Coleman, Clerk to Governors
Area of Responsibility: All clerking duties
Further information on the Business Interests, Governor at another Educational Establishment, Relationship between Governors and school staff, and Governors’ meetings attendance can be found on the attached document.
The Governors and Staff are committed to maintaining the outstanding education at Cawthorne’s Endowed School. The attached document is the Governors part of the School Improvement Plan.
The following link will take you to Cawthorne’s Endowed School Governors Code of Conduct.
The following link will take you to The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools document.