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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section of our website.
Our governors are valued members of the school community. They give up their own time to play a vital role in supporting and challenging the school leadership team in their work to improve the school and outcomes for the children of Belle Vale. They put the interests of the children at the heart of all their decisions in their responsibility for school improvement.

If you would like to know more about the role of the governors please contact either of the Chair of Governors, Ms Helen Thompson c/o Belle Vale Community Primary School.


We are always delighted to welcome new governors.

Our Governors

Our Governors 1 Chair of Governors: Helen Thompson
Our Governors 2 John Dennis
Our Governors 3 Howard Harris
Our Governors 4 Kate Maunder
Our Governors 5 Lisa Mitchell
Our Governors 6 Karen Murphy
Our Governors 7 Deputy Headteacher: Gill Jones
Other governors awaiting photos:  Sandra Doore, Jo Grover, Karo Onowighose, Mark Whittaker

Our school governors have a broad wealth of experience and knowledge which they draw upon when making decisions in the best interests of the children who attend our school.

 

They all have one thing in common; an uncompromising belief in the importance of the best quality educational experience to promote a love of learning and high aspiration.

 

They all also have very high expectations of the children and of all the adults who can play any part in influencing their future.

As a Governing Body (GB), we have delegated powers under the Scheme of Delegation to oversee the running of the school and have responsibility for day to day operational matters. Some of these powers have been delegated to committees or to the Headteacher but with the understanding that the ultimate responsibility lies with the GB.

 

Governance arrangements

Under the Scheme of Delegation, our GB consists of 15 members -

  • 1 Staff governor – elected by staff
  • 1 LEA Governor – elected by Local Authority
  • 1 Observer – elected by Staff
  • 3 Parent governors – elected by parents
  • 8 Co-opted governors – appointed by governing body
  • Headteacher - Ex-Officio member

 

The Clerk to the Governors, Miss Lisa Dears, is employed by the School as the School Business Manager.  The Clerk works closely with the Headteacher and Chair, arranges the agendas for the meetings, takes and distributes minutes and advises on procedural matters.

Governing Body Structure as of 1st September 2018

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed By

Term of Office

Roles & Committees

Declaration of Interest

Ms Helen Thompson

Chair

Governing Body

Sept 2016

4 Years

Chair of Governors

 

Member of all committees

Safeguarding Link

Attendance Link

Mrs Janette Walker

Headteacher

Governing Body

N/A

Member of all committees (except Discipline and Grievance)

Employee of the school

 

 

 

Mr John Dennis

 

 

Sub Chair

 

 

LEA

 

 

 

Sept 2010

Member of full governing body,  finance  and appeals committee

 

Governor effectiveness link

Performance management link

 

 

None

Mrs Gill Jones

Co-opted

Governing Body

 N/A

 

Member of all committees

Employee of the school

 

Mr Steven Thompson

 

Observer

 

Governing Body

 

N/A

 

Full GB

 

Employee of the school

 

 

Miss Rachael Hilton

Staff

Staff

Sept 2018

 

None

Mrs Kate Maunder

Co-opted

Governing Body

 Sept 2014

 

 

Chair of Finance & Personnel committees

Appeals committee

Maths Link

Finance Link

School Improvement Link

None

Mrs Karen Murphy

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Sept 2016

4 Years

Chair of Curriculum Committee

 

Member of Discipline Committee

Data/Achievment/

Pupil Premium Link

English Link

Consultant

 

Mr Howard Harris

Co-opted

 

Governing Body

 

Sept 2014

Member of finance and curriculum committee

 

 

Member of Appeals

Committee

 

Data/Achievement

/Pupil Premium Link

Science Link

Health & Safety Link

None

Ms Diane Peck

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

July 2018

4 Years

 

Member of Full Governing Body

None

Ms Sandra Doore

Co-opted

Governing Body

Sept 2016

4 Years

Member of Personnel/Pay Committee

Religious Education Link

None

 

Mrs Lisa Mitchell

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Sept 2016

4 Years

Community/Parents

Link

None

Mrs Joanne Grover

Parent

Parent Election

Sept 2017

4 Years

 

Vice Chair

Community/Parents Link

 

None

Mr Mark Whittaker

Parent 

Parent Election

Sept 2017

4 Years

 

 Website Compliance Link

None

Mr Karo Onowighose

Parent

Parent Election

Sept 2017

4 Years

SEND Link Governor

None

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