Meet the Governors

                        

Mr Key 
Chair of Governors


Mr Allsopp
Governor

 

David Ellis

Councillor Ellis
Governor

Mr Peet
Governor


Mrs Scott Governor

Mr Shepherd
Governor

Mrs Bryant
Staff Governor







Mrs Bowler
Staff Governor

Mrs Padwick
Staff Governor

 

 

 

 

Mr Buckby

Governor

Our Purpose


The purpose of having a governing body is to:
 
    • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
    • keep the pressure up on school improvement
    • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
    • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community 
    • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review 
    • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.

Our Governing Body


All schools have a governing body which is generally composed of people from four different groups:

    1. The school staff
    2. The Local Authority
    3. Parents
    4. The Local Community 

Each Governor is elected following procedures prescribed by the Local Authority.

At present, Arnold View Primary school has 10 governors drawn from these four groups. Working together, governors support the school, particularly in making key decisions about its overall vision for children’s education. As a group, we never lose sight of the school’s most important people: the children. We want the best for them trying always to keep what will improve their future life chances at the front of our thinking.

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Paul Key. He can be contacted through the school office.

Arnold View Primary School Governing Body - Who's Who:

Name & Category of Governor
Term of Office
Committee Commitment & attendance since September 2015
Roles & Responsibilities
Other Roles & Relationships & any Declaration of Interest
Mr Paul Key
Chair of Governors & Pay Committee (incorporated into Finance & Personnel Committee)
 
Co-opted Governor
01/11/13
to
31/10/17
Curriculum & Standards Committee
2015/16 (4 of 4)

2016/17 (4 of 4)
Finance &Personnel Committee 2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (4 of 4)
Pay Committee 2015/16 (1 of 1)
Full Governing Body   
2015/16 (3 of 3)

2016/17 (2 of 2)
Governor responsible for HT Appraisal, complaints, Health & Safety
Curriculum links to Maths
Governor at Arnold Hill Academy
Mr Steve Allsopp
Joint Vice Chair of Governors
 
Co-opted Governor
01/11/13
to
31/10/17
Curriculum & Standards Committee
2015/16 (1 of 4)
2016/17 (2 of 4)
Finance & Personnel Committee 2015/16 (1 of 3)
2016/17 (2 of 4)
Full Governing Body   
2015/16 (2 of 3)
2016/17 (2 of 2)
Governor responsible for HT Appraisal, Safer Recruitment
Curriculum links to Computing
 
Mrs Denise Bryant
Head Teacher
 
01/09/06
Curriculum & Standards Committee
2015/16 (4 of 4)
2016/17 (4 of 4)
Finance & Personnel Committee 2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (4 of 4)
Pay Committee 2015/16 (1 of 1)
Full Governing Body   
2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (2 of 2)
 
Responsible to Governing Body
 
Mrs Kate Padwick
 
Co-opted Governor
01/11/13
to
31/10/17
Curriculum & Standards Committee
2015/16 (1 of 4) (3 Not Required)
2016/17 (3 of 4) (1 Not required)
Finance & Personnel Committee 2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (4 of 4)
Pay Committee 2015/16 (1 of 1)
Full Governing Body 
2015/16 (3 of 3)                        2016/17 (2 of 2)
 
Links to Finance
School Business Manager
 
Ms Rachel Jarvis
 
Staff Governor
01/09/14
to
31/08/18
Curriculum & Standards Committee
2015/16 (4 of 4)  
2016/17 (4 of 4)
Finance & Personnel Committee 2015/16 (2 of 3) 
2016/17 (4 of 4)
Full Governing Body       2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (2 of 2)
Links to curriculum, attainment and progress and Pupil Premium
 
Mr Paul Peet
 
Co-opted Governor
01/11/13
to
31/10/17
Curriculum & Standards Committee
2015/16 (4 of 4)
2016/17 (4 of 4)
Finance & Personnel Committee 2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (4 of 4)
Full Governing Body
2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (1 of 2)
Governor responsible for Training, Health & safety
Curriculum links to P.E
 
Mr Colin Shepherd
Joint Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee
Parent Governor
13/11/14
to
12/11/18
Curriculum & Standards Committee
2015/16 (3 of 4)
2016/17 (3 of 4)
Pay Committee 2015/16 (1 of 1)
Full Governing Body
2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (1 of 2)
Governor responsible for Appraisal, SEN, Pupil Premium and safeguarding/ Anti Bullying
Curriculum links to English
 
Councillor David Ellis
LA Governor
13/3/14
to
12/3/18
Curriculum & Standards Committee
2015/16 (3 of 4)
2016/17 (3 of 4)
Finance & Personnel Committee
2016/17 (3 of 4)
Full Governing Body   
2015/16 (3 of 3)
2016/17 (1 of 2)
Curriculum links to Science and DT
NCC Councillor
Mr Robert Buckby
Chair of Finance & Personnel Committee
Parent Governor
17/12/15
to
16/12/19
Finance & Personnel Committee 2015/16 (2 of 2)
2016/17 (3 of 4)
Full Governing Body   
2015/16 (1 of 1)
2016/17 (2 of 2)
Governor responsible for Finance
Husband of Teaching Assistant at Arnold View Primary School

Mrs Jennifer Scott

Co-opted Governor

 
  8/3/17
    to
    
   7/3/21


Curriculum & Standards Committee
2016/17 (2 of 2)
Full Governing Body
2016/17 (1 of 2)


   
Curriculum & Standards
Remit:
  • Target Setting
  • Standards & Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • School Improvement
  • School Performance & Achievement
  • SEN/Disability/High Attainers
  • Pupil Premium
  • Safeguarding
  • Behaviour & Welfare
  • Sex Education
  • School Visits
Finance & Personnel Remit:
  • Budget Matters, Lettings & Charging
  • Pupil Premium & Sports Funding Spending
  • Staffing Structure
  • Appraisal
  • Training
  • Building
  • Health & Safety
  • Staff Pay
 
 

  


    
              No Governors have declared a financial or business interest that would conflict with their roles and responsibilities.  This is part of each committee meeting in order that Governors may state any conflict of interest in relation to the proposed agenda and withdraw if necessary.

How We Work With the School

Individual governors have specific links with areas of the school’s work and its priorities for improvement.

Governors also help to appoint the school’s staff. The work of the governing body is shaped by four committees:

Full governing body meeting, which is held each term, is the most formal of our meetings. The chair of governors, Paul Key manages these meetings.
Curriculum & Standards committee whose work focuses on the school’s pupils and helps to shape the school’s overall vision and its goals for improvement; it also supports all aspects of the curriculum, and includes matters of health, safety and welfare. The committee is chaired by Colin Shepherd.

Finance & Personnel Committee, as its name suggests, this committee oversees staffing and the school’s budget with a focus on getting value for money for the services provided for pupils. The committee is chaired by Robert Buckby.