Governing Body

The school governing body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education for every child.  Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day to day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

 

Key roles of governors:

 

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

 

  • Determining how the school budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

 

Lordsgate has 14 governor positions from the following categories:

 

  • 8 Foundation governors (appointed by St John's Church PCC)
  • 2 Parent governors (elected by school parents)
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff governor (elected by staff)
  • 1 Co-opted governor (selected by the governing body)
  • 1 Local Authority governor (nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body)

 

Lordsgate's governors are listed below, together with the sub-committees that they are on:

 

Foundation Governors

 

  • Marcus France - Chair of Governors (Buildings, Curriculum, Finance)
  • Glen Bemment - Vice Chair (Finance)
  • Jenny Haffenden (Finance)
  • Kerry Patton (Curriculum, Finance)
  • Robert Travis (Buildings, Finance)
  • Andrew Millie (Curriculum)
  • Phil Paul (Curriculum)

 

Parent Governors

 

  • Pam Kilburn (Buildings, Curriculum)
  • Matt Newsome (Buildings)

 

Headteacher Governor

 

  • Mr Hackett (Buildings, Curriculum, Finance)

 

Staff Governor

 

  • Mrs Robinson (Buildings, Curriculum, Finance)

 

Co-opted Governor

 

  • Vacancy

 

Local Authority Governor

 

  • Andrew Senior (Buildings)

 

 


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