The Governing Body meet monthly to rigorously review the school’s progress in meeting its aims and vision.
The three key functions of governance:
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
- Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
The Governing Body has some discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair our governing body was reconstituted in line with national regulations in April 2015.
‘The Chair of the Governing Body is very knowledgeable and is well supported by other governors. The governors have clear areas of responsibility which they regularly check, through a programme of school visits. They check closely the school’s plans for the future, the quality of teaching, the achievement of pupils and the curriculum.’ Ofsted 2014. The governors attend regular workshops with the LA and members of other governing bodies and our Chair of Governors meets regularly with governors from The Swaledale Teaching Alliance of Schools.
The governors are contactable through the school office Telephone 01609 773521.
|Justin Peoples||Head Teacher||11/09/2019 -|
|Diane Parsons||Parent |
|Staff Dismissal |
|Early Years||Chair of Governors||NYCC employee Principal Scrutiny Officer appointed in February 2008||-|
|Brian Robson (co Vice Chair)||Co-opted|
Staff Dismissal Appeals
|Pupil Premium and LAC||Vice Chair||-||-|
|-||NYCC employee (school systems data) appointed in April 2019||-|
|Louise Thompson||Parent |
|Reading and Writing||-||-||-|
|Jo Burnside||LA |
Staff Dismissal Appeals
|16/12/2020- 16/12/2024||Phonics & Early Reading and Maths|
|Andrew Curran||Parent |
|18/12/2020- 18/12/2024||Maths, PE and Sport Premium|
|Sarah Parkinson||Parent |
|18/12/2020- 18/12/2024||PSHE and Science|
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the North Yorkshire County Council website School Governor section.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Applegarth Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information please view or download the documents below:
Schools are required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year. You can view a copy of the Governor Meeting Minutes. Please contact the school office to arrange this.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
n/a – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2020-2021
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
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