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Our Governors

 

Our Governor team is made up of a variety of Community, Parent and Staff representatives who work closely with the Head Teacher to ensure the school is meeting its statutory responsibilities, determine the strategic direction of the school and monitor our spending to ensure that our funding is being used for the benefit of the pupils at our school.

 

We hold full governing body meetings termly and committee and link governor meetings half termly.

 

We do have some vacancies for school Governors and are actively seeking skilled and committed individuals to work with us for the benefit of our pupils, community and staff. If you have some time to give, are passionate about enhancing the life chances of children in our community, this could be the role for you.

 

We offer a full induction for new Governors and the opportunity to attend relevant training to help them carry out their role

 

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Governor at South Bank Primary School, please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs Cochrane on 01642 453451 for an informal discussion.

 

The Key Functions of South Bank Primary Foundation Governing Body are to:

 

  • ensure that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined 

  • ensure that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school

  • ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources. 

 

The total number of governors on the instrument of governance is 9. 

Date of reconstitution:  07/2021

 

The Governing Body  comprises of the following:

  • Parents - 3

  • Staff Governors - 1

  • Head Teacher

  • Local Authority representatives - 1 (1 vacancy)

  • Foundation – 1

  • Co-opted governors - 3 (1 vacancy)

 

Name

CategoryLink Governor

Term of Office

Start

Term of Office

End

Register of InterestAny other governance roles

Attendance

2021/2022

Tammy CooperHead Teacher 01/01/2019-

Director, Aspire Leaning Partnership

Related to staff member N Connell (spouse)

No100%
Marie ClarkeStaffSEMH16/11/202115/11/2025NoneNo100%
Mark HodgsonFoundation

Chair of Governors

KS2 Phase Lead

04/03/202203/03/2026

Director at Coatham Coaches (since 2008)

Trustee at RCVDA (since 2021)

Yes

John Emmerson Batty Primary

100%
Karen McGarrityCo-opted

Vice Chair

Finance

27/11/201826/11/2022Director, Aspire Learning PartnershipNo100%
Jon EdwardsCo-optedSEN/Behaviour06/04/202105/04/2025NoneNo100%
VacancyCo-opted      
Emma TempleParent

KS2 Phase Lead

22/03/202121/03/2025NoneNo66%
Lucie GombeParent

EYFS/KS1

Phase Lead

01/10/201830/09/2023NoneNo0
Craig NichollsParentSafeguarding06/10/202005/10/2024Related to Staff Member, S Nicholls (spouse)No0
VacancyLocal Authority      

 

Governing Body Committee Membership

 

Staff Discipline Committee

Three governors (or more)

 

Staff Discipline Appeals Committee

As above but not same governors involved in making the initial decision

 

Pupils Discipline Committee

Three governors (or more) 

 

Head Teacher Performance Management

Two governors (or more), including Chair of Governors plus one other.  No staff governors

How to apply to be a governor at South Bank Primary

You can use the website of the local authority or approach the school directly to see if we have any current or upcoming vacancies.

 

You can also sign up with either of the following free recruitment services. These services work with schools to help them find volunteers.

 

 

Resources and links to help you understand the role of a governor:

 

Redcar & Cleveland Vacancies

 

Eight Elements of Effective Governance

 

NGA - Resource Bank for Effective Governance