Governors

What Do Governors Do?

The governors’ work affects most aspects of the school’s work.  They establish, with the Headteacher, aims for the school, and approve policies – for the curriculum, behaviour and discipline, for example; and are responsible for the school’s budget and the use and maintenance of the premises.  More generally, they are expected to be in touch with the local community and to help guide the school to meet the community’s educational needs. They are also expected to help the school explain to the community what the school is trying to achieve for their children. The governors, together as a body, have a range of legal responsibilities, so being a governor is an important commitment and new governors should be willing to attend training to help them learn what is entailed. As well as parents, the governing body is made up of governors appointed by the Local Authority (the County Council), school staff, the headteacher and governors appointed by the rest of the governing body (co-opted governors).

A leaflet, providing further information, is available either in schools or from the Governor Support, County Hall, Northallerton, tel. 01609 532936, e-mail us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Our governors meet monthly and as such they consider all school matters as a whole governing body rather than in separate committees. Below is a update about their work so far this year as well as more information about their role.

Name

Category

Term in Office

Other Positions of Responsibility

Business

Interests

Relationships

Governor

Attendance

(2020-2021)

Jo Dickinson

Chair of Governors

Co-opted

14 Jan 2019 until

14 Jan2023

Safeguarding

LAC

Pupil Premium

SEN

None

None

80%

Nicola Proud

Vice Chair

Local Authority Governors

01 Feb 21

until

01 Feb 25

English

KS2

None

None

100%

Suzanne Truman

Parent Governor

21 March 2022

until

21 March 2026

Maths

KS2

None

 

None

80%

Richard Flint

Co-opted

14 Jan 2019 until

14 Jan 2023

Resources

None

None

90%

Louisa Quinn

Co-opted

14 Jan 2019 until

14 Jan 2023

STEM

Computing

KS1

None

None

90%

Tara Morris

Co-opted Governor

11 Oct 2021

until

11 Oct 2025

EYFS

KS1

None

None

N/A

Tracy

Townsend

Associate Governor

01 Sept 2021

until

01 Sept 2025

 

None

None

90%

Andrew Widdowson

Parent Governor

21 March 2022

until

21 March 2026

Humanities

Languages

None

None

N/A

Siobhain Scanlan

Parent Governor

05 Feb 2019

until

05 Feb 2023

Art

DT

None

None

70%

Hannah Charlton

Parent Governor

25 Nov 2019

until

25 Nov 2023

Performing Arts / Sports Premium

None

None

70%

Pippa Jones

Staff Governor

12 July 2018

until

12 July 2022

None

None

90%

James Foxwell

Staff Governor

On-going

None

None

100%

Mandy Lambert

Clerk

 

 

To contact the clerk to the governors please ring the school office (01609) 781178 or email mlambert@romanby.n-yorks.sch.uk Contact emails for Governors are also available through the school office.