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  • Governors

    Our Governing Body

    All 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, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

    The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Executive Head, Head of School, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Executive Head and Head of School are, 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.

    Holgate Primary & Nursery School has been created from the amalgamation of Annie Holgate Junior and Annie Holgate Infant Schools and opened on the 1st September 2014. The composition of the present governing body, under the 2012 School Governance Regulations, was decided upon by the temporary governing body and consists of:

     

    • The Executive Headteacher
    • One elected staff governor
    • Two elected parent governors
    • One appointed local authority governor
    • Nine co-opted governors

     

    The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. We currently have three vacancies.

    The Chair of Governors is Mr Colin Lumbis, who can be contacted via the school office. 

    Much of the work of the governing body is done by our Combined Committee and other working groups such as The Achievement and Challenge Working Party, The Finance Working Party and The Pay Committee.

    Parents / Carers can request an appointment to view minutes of Governor Meetings.

    • Governing body of Holgate Primary

      The governing body of Holgate Primary is currently:

      Name

      Appointed by

      Category

      Start date

      End date

      Register of Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests

      Details of Other Educational Establishments They Govern

       

      2016/ 2017 Meeting Attendance

      Full Governing Body Meetings

      Combined Committee Meetings

      Mr Alan Willows

      Parent Election

      Parent

      01/10/2014

      30/09/2018

      Yes

      -

      3/3

      3/3

      Mrs Cheryl Cavill

      Governing Body

      Co-opt

      13/10/2014

      12/10/2018

      Yes

      -

      3/3

      3/3

      Mr Colin Lumbis

      Governing Body

      Co-opt

      13/10/2014

      12/10/2018

      No

      Sutton Road Primary

      3/3

      3/3

      Mrs Debbie Bent

      Governing Body

      Co-opt

      13/10/2014

      12/10/2018

      Yes

      -

      3/3

      3/3

      Mrs Emma Severn

      Staff Election

      Staff

      01/10/2014

      30/09/2018

      Yes

      -

      3/3

      3/3

      Mrs Nicola Davies

      N/A

      Executive Headteacher

      01/10/2014

      -

      Yes

      Sutton Road Primary

      2/3

      3/3

      Mr Paul Derriscott

      Governing Body

      Co-opt

      13/10/2014

      12/10/2018

      No

      -

      1/3

      2/3

      Miss Tracy Mullaney

      Governing Body

      Associate

      02/04/2015

      01/04/2019

      Yes

      Sutton Road Primary

      3/3

      3/3

      Mr Chris Orr

      Governing Body

      Co-opt

      14/12/2015

      13/12/2019

      No

      -

      3/3

      2/3

      James Biddlestone

      Governing Body

      Co-opt

      17/07/2017

      16/07/2021

      No

      -

      1/1

      1/1

      Andrew Poxon

      Governing Body

      Co-opt

      17/07/2017

      16/07/2021

      No

      -

      1/1

      1/1

      Kailey Staples

      Parent Election

      Parent

      10/11/2017

      09/11/2021

      No

      -

      N/A

      N/A

       

      There are 2 Co-opt Governor, 1 Local Authority and 1 Parent Governor vacancies.

       

       

      Governors who have left within the past 12 months: 

      • John Wilkinson, Co-opt, appointed 13/10/2014, left 12/01/2017, attended 0/1 Combined Committee & 0/1 Full Governing Body Meetings
      • Kirsty Riley, Parent Governor, appointed 13/10/2014, left 12/06/2017, attended 1/3 Combined Committee & 1/2 Full Governing Body Meetings
      • Mat Beardall, Co-opt, appointed 05/12/2016, left 13/07/2017 attended 1/2 Combined Committee & 2/2 Full Governing Body Meetings
      • Peter Mason, Co-opt, appointed 13/03/2017, left 12/09/2017 attended ½ Combined Committee & 1/2 Full Governing Body Meetings
      • Alice Grice, Local Authority, appointed 13/10/2014, left 26/10/2017, attended 0/3 Combined Committee & 2/3 Full Governing Body Meetings

       

       

       

      • Governor Vacancies

        Governor Vacancies

        We are looking to recruit new governors for both governing bodies within our collaboration of Holgate and Sutton Road Primary Schools.

        We are seeking people with the skills and enthusiasm to engage in the improvement work of the collaboration and ensure leaders are achieving the best outcomes possible for our children. Working under the leadership of an energetic and experienced Chair, our governing bodies meet a minimum of three times per year, once each school term. Combined Committees and smaller groups of governors also meet as working parties once or twice per school term. A governor’s term of office is normally four years, but a governor can resign at any time.

        All you need is a keen mind and a desire to ask challenging questions in the interest of improving the life chances of children. A programme of induction, training and support is provided by the schools as well as through Local Authority Governor Services.

        If you are, or know someone who is, interested in volunteering as a school governor for one of the schools and would like to find out more, please contact Tracy Mullaney by email tmullaney@suttonroad.org or call:

              • Holgate Primary & Nursery School on 0115 9638649

              • Sutton Road Primary School & Nursery on 01623 455920

        Alternatively, submit a letter expressing your interest which includes brief details of your experience and how you intend to make a positive contribution to school governance. 

        Please submit this to:

        Tracy Mullaney

        Sutton Road Primary School

        Moor Lane

        Mansfield

        NG18 5SF

        There is no closing date for this opportunity, as we always want to have an open door to good and talented governors.