Meersbrook Bank Primary School

Welcome to Our School

Governors

Our Governing Body at Meersbrook Bank Community

Primary School

 

We have a group of volunteers with a range of backgrounds and skills who are enthusiastic, committed and dedicated to children’s education and who want to make a real difference to our school. They contribute effectively to its smooth running and success.

They have three core strategic functions:

 

  • Setting the vision, ethos and strategic vision of the school:

 

  • Holding the Headteacher to account

 

  • Overseeing financial performance

 

 

They carry out their statutory duties consistently and work alongside the senior leaders and staff in school to ensure we continue to raise standards of achievement, deliver our priorities and secure value for money.

 

Our Governing Body meets at least once a term. We have also established three sub-committees which meet once a term with specific roles and responsibilities. The School Improvement Committee plays a key role in managing the school and ensuring that committee work is co-ordinated. This is chaired by Kirsten Johnson. The Teaching and Learning Committee deals with all aspects of the curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment. This is chaired by Nick Rogers.  The Resources Committee deals with staffing, budget-setting, health and safety, the school premises and making sure money is well spent. This is chaired by Max Beatson. We also form ‘task and finish’ groups as and when necessary, which are focused on monitoring and evaluating specific priorities.

 

If you are interested in being a governor you can either contact us by email enquiries@meersbrookbank.sheffield.sch.uk or via the school office.

 

Types of Governors

 

Parent Governors

These are elected by the parents/carers of registered pupils at the school.

 

Co-opted Governors

These are appointed by the governing body and includes those who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.  As a co-opted governor, they may have an area of specialist knowledge or experience or bring a wide range of skills and experience to the role of a governor.

 

 

Staff Governors

These must be paid to work at the school and be elected by staff.

 

Associate Governors

We benefit from being able to draw on expertise and experience from outside our formal Governor membership.

 

We also have Link Governors for school priorities as identified in our school development plan. They work alongside members of the Senior Leadership Team to monitor and evaluate work on their designated priority. This may include: being up-to-date with legislation; looking at pupils’ work; speaking to pupils about their learning experiences; speaking to staff and asking senior leaders challenging questions about the school’s performance. Associate Governors do not have voting rights.

 

 

 

Local Authority Governors

These have been appointed by the Sheffield City Council.

 

In July 2015 we re-constituted the Governing Body. Below is more detailed information about each Governor. You can also refer to the Governing Body notice board in our reception area.

 

 

Name

   

Roles/Committee membership

 

Date of appointment

 

Who appointed them

 

Term of office

 

Kirsten Johnson

·         Chair of governors

·         Chair of School Improvement committee

·         Local Authority governor

·         Member of all committees

·         Responsible for safeguarding and Pupil Premium

·         No registered pecuniary interests

 

 

Dec 2012

Dec 2016 Changed to L.A Gov

 

Parents

Full Gov Body

 

Dec 2016

Dec 2020

 

Max Beatson

·         Vice-chair

·         Chair of resources committee

·         Parent governor

·         Member of school improvement and resources

·         Responsible for SEND, Looked After Children and Prevent

·         No registered pecuniary interests

 

Jan 2015

 

Parents

 

Jan 2019

Jan 2023

 

Nick Rogers

·         Co-opted governor

·         Member and Chair of Teaching and Learning committee

·         Member of school improvement committee

·         Responsible for English

·         No registered pecuniary interests

 

March 2010

 

Full Govs

 

March 2019

March 2023

 

Julie Petty

·         Co-opted governor

·         Member of Teaching and Learning committee and school improvement committee

·         Responsible for EYFS

·         No registered pecuniary interests

 

Sept 2014

 

Full Govs

 

Sept 2019

Sept 2023

Tom Bassindale

·         Parent Governor

·         Member of Teaching and Learning committee and school improvement committee

·         Responsible for Maths

·         No registered pecuniary interests

July 2017

Parents

July 2022

 

Rachel Edwards

·         Head teacher

·         Member of all committees

·         No registered pecuniary interests

 

Jun 2008

 

Full Govs

 

Clare Shaw

 

·         Staff governor

·         Member of Resources committee and school improvement committee

·         No registered pecuniary interests

 

Sept 2012

 

Staff

 

Sept 2020

 

Amy Wright

·         Clerk to Governors

·         No registered pecuniary interests

Sept 2018

Full Govs

 

 

None of our Governors have any relevant business or pecuniary interests (for example roles in other educational establishments or material interests arising from relationships between Governors and school staff). It is important that governors act impartially – they have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and those of the school.