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Governance at Knowle- Local Governing Body

 

Welcome to the Local Governors’ page for Knowle Primary School. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about ourselves, our roles and our aims.

 

Our Local Governing Body comprises of eleven governors, all of whom bring different skills to governance. 

 

Local governors are volunteers who give their time and commitment to meet to discuss standards and support and challenge the school leadership. The  Local Governing Body also contributes to OFSTED inspections.  

 

Our aim:

To be an effective board in challenging and supporting the school so that weaknesses are tackled decisively and our statutory responsibilities are met.

We will endeavour to do this by:

  • Holding six meetings per year. 
  • Appointing a clerk to record our work.
  • Electing a Chair and Vice Chair.
  • Advising all parents of any parent vacancies, all staff of staff vacancies and looking to appoint members of the community as co-opted governors.  
  • Annually adopt the SEF.
  • Noting term dates for the academic year and agree the occasional non pupil days.
  • Receiving Head Teacher reports three times per year.
  • Reviewing and monitoring examination/national test results.
  • Reviewing the level of exclusions.
  • Monitoring attendance of pupils and staff.
  • Agreeing Curriculum Plans.
  • Setting pupil performance targets.
  • Inducting new governors to the local governing body.
  • Visiting school to see how strategies are being delivered in school. 
  • Reviewing, adopting and monitoring the procedures for dealing with complaints from parents/carers.
  • Reviewing, approving and monitoring the School Improvement Plan.
  • Annually elect local governors for the following responsibilities:-

        English, Mathematics, SEN (Special Educational Needs), Looked After

        Children, Child Protection, Healthy & Safety and Early Years.  

  • Maintaining and updating annually a file of pecuniary interest declarations.
  • Organising support and training for governors.  

 

As you can see there is a great deal expected of all local governing bodies, which is why it is important that responsibilities are shared.

 

For more information about becoming a school governor, please contact the Chair of the Board via the school office to see if there are any vacancies.

 

Who is on our Local Advisory Board?

 

Mrs Lisa Johnson (Co-opted), Chair of the Board

Mrs Karen Powell (Co-opted), Vice Chair of the Board

Mrs Andrea Carr (Parent)

Mrs Amy Wilkinson (Parent)
Mr Cameron Lancaster (Headteacher- Staff)

Mrs Melissa Duddridge (Staff)

Mrs Tania Chapman (Staff)

Father David Bailey (Co-opted)

Mrs Linda Ludlow(Co-opted)

Mr Tim Smith (Co-opted)

Miss Natasha Jackson (Co-opted).


Clerk to the Board: Michael Coomber

If you wish to make contact with the board you can email them at the following email address:

chair@knowle.plymouth.sch.uk

 

Governors Roles, Responsibilities and Terms of Office

 

All Governors, except the Head, have a four year term of office.  The Head remains a Governor while he is in post.

 

Name

Governor

Type

Date of Appointment

Term Ends 

Appointed

by

Link

Register of interest

Fr. David Bailey

Co-Opted

14 /07/ 14

31/07/22

Local Governing Board

English

SEND

Exeter Diocesan Board of the future,

Clemas Trust,

Plymouth Partners in Mission,

Andrea Carr

Parent

31/01/20

12/01/24

Local Governing Board

Maths

Parent of child at Knowle Primary

Trustee Knowle PTFA

Tania Chapman

Staff

02/02/16

1/02/20

Staff

N/A

Teacher at Knowle Primary

Melissa Dudridge

Staff

02/02/ 16

01/02/20

Staff

N/A

Teacher at Knowle Primary

Natasha Jackson

Co-opted

18/03/19

17/03/23

Local Governing Board

Pupil Premium

none

Lisa Johnson

Co-opted

21/03/17

20/03/21

Local Governing Board

Health and Safety

Finance Office PLP

Cameron Lancaster

Head-teacher

01/09/16

With the end of Headship

Local Governing Board

N/A

Headteacher

Linda Ludlow

Co-opted

15/07/ 19

14/07/23

Local Governing Board

EYFS

Pupil Premium

none

Karen Powell

 

Co-opted

06/07/ 17

05/07/21

Local Governing Board

Safeguarding

Company Director of Effective School Governance

Chair of Governor at Brook Green

Tim Smith

 

Co-opted

18/03/19

17/07/23

Local Governing Board

English

none

Amy Wilkinson

 

Parent

13/05/19

12/05/23

Local Governing Board

EYFS

Parent of child at Knowle Primary

 

 

 

Governors Attendance 2019 - 2020

 

Governor

Number of meetings attended

Fr. David Bailey

3/3

Andrea Carr

2/3

Tania Chapman

2/3

Melisa Duddridge

3/3

Natasha Jackson

3/3

Lisa Johnson

3/3

Cameron Lancaster

3/3

Linda Ludlow

3/3

Karen Powell

1/3

Tim Smith

3/3

Amy Wilkinson

3/3

 

 Governors Attendance 2018 - 2019

 

Governor

Number of meetings attended

Fr. David Bailey

6/6

Andrea Carr

6/6

Tania Chapman

6/6

Melisa Duddridge

6/6

Natasha Jackson

3/3

Lisa Johnson

5/6

Cameron Lancaster

6/6

Linda Ludlow

1/1

Jodie McCabe

1/3

Karen Powell

5/6

Tim Smith

3/3

Amy Wilkinson

2/2

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