Marlpool Infant School

MarlpoolInfant School

Marlpool Infant School

Meet the Governors

Meet our School Governors.

All maintained schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, and to ask questions.

As a Federation of Schools Marlpool Infant and Marlpool Junior School share one Governing Body.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Head teacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, school staff, representatives from the local community and the Local Authority.

The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:

  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is broad and balanced

Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.

Governors discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Body meeting each term. These formal meetings are supplemented by a series of committee-meetings dealing with more specific issues.

We have two sub-committees of Governors:

  • Teaching and Learning Committee (focusing on Curriculum, Assessment and Data)
  • Resource Management Committee (focusing on Staffing, Premises and Budgets)

The Governing Body also operates a Pupil Premium Working Group and a Policy Committee.

 

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Deborah Wright.

Our Vice Chair of Governors is Mrs Sarah Acikgoz.

The Governors can be contacted via the school address or through the school office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Name

Governor Type

Date of appointment

Term of office

Date stepped down

Appointed by

Business interest

Committees Served

Mrs Louise Thorpe

Headteacher

01/09/12

18/10/21

 

Local Authority

None

All

Mrs Deborah Wright

Co-opted

01/09/15

18/10/21

 

Governing Body

None

Chair

All

Ms Sarah Searle

Co-opted

01/09/15

31/08/19

 

Governing Body

None

Vice Chair

TLC

Mrs Amanda Dexter

Co-opted

01/09/15

31/08/20

 18/10/18

Governing Body

None

TLC

Mrs Heather Banks

Parent

01/09/15

31/08/19

 20/07/18

Parents

GPMS Ltd

RM

Mr Mark George

Co-opted

01/09/15

31/08/19

 

Governing Body

Cullum Detuners Ltd

RM

Ms Wendy Mould

Co-opted

01/09/15

31/08/19

16/10/17

Governing Body

 

TLC

Ms Julie Stocks

Co-opted

01/09/15

31/08/19

15/01/18

Governing Body

 

TLC

Mrs Louise Bignall

Staff

20/03/14

19/03/19

 

Staff

Maddison Bignall Trust

RM

Mrs Beryl Murdy

Local Auhority

10/07/16

10/07/20

 18/10/18

Derbyshire Education Authority

 

All

Mrs Helen Bishop

Staff

09/03/17

09/03/21

 18/07/18

Staff

 

TLC

Mrs Alisha Hart

Staff (non-teaching)

04/05/17

04/05/21

16/10/18

Staff

 

RM

Miss Katriona Bailey

Parent

13/12/18

13/12/20

 

Parents

None

TBC

Mrs Evanne Wigmore

Parent 13/12/18

 

13/12/20

 

Parents None TBC

 

Attendance at Governing Board Meetings for 2016/17 including Full Governors and committee meetings.

 

Number of Meetings

Number attended

Number of apologies

Number of absences

Attendance %

Mrs Louise Thorpe

11

10

1

0

91

Mrs Deborah Wright

11

11

0

0

100

Ms Sarah Searle

9

8

1

0

89

Mrs Amanda Dexter

9

6

3

0

67

Mrs Heather Banks

8

6

2

0

75

Mr Mark George

8

6

2

0

75

Ms Wendy Mould

9

7

2

0

78

Ms Julie Stocks

8

4

2

2

50

Mrs Louise Bignall

8

8

0

0

100

Mrs Beryl Murdy

11

9

2

0

82

Mrs Helen Bishop

4

3

1

0

75

Mrs Alisha Hart

2

1

1

0

50