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Long Marton

Community School

Governors

Chair of Governors:

Mr Andrew Mason - chair@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Clerk to the Governors:

Mrs Wendy Swinbank - clerk@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Co-opted Governors:

Ms Jacqui McCann - jacquimccann@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

Mr Dacre Swinbank - dacreswinbank@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk                                        

 

Parent Governors:

Mrs Jo Thomson - jothomson@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Mr Neil Watson - neil.watson@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk 

 

Mr David Main - davidmain@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Mr Tim Sowerby - timsowerby@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Mrs Nazreen Banks - nazreenbanks@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Governors Appointed by Local Authority:

Ms Sarah Golding - sarahgolding@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Teaching Staff Representative:

Miss Helen Dixon - helendixon@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk 

 

Co-opted Non-Teaching Staff Representative:

Mrs Sue Hill - SENCO@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk 

 

Headteacher:

Mrs Rachel Smith - head@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Associate Member: Mr Peter Brown - peterbrown@longmarton.cumbria.sch.uk

 

 LONG MARTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL 

GOVERNING BODY 2018 - 2019

Name

Category 

Committee

Responsibilities and Areas of Interest

Term of office

Declared business interest

Rachel Smith Headteacher

Staffing and Finance

Performance Management

Grounds and Premises including Heath and Safety

Publicity

School Meals

Safeguarding  

Headteacher Ex Officio None declared
Helen Dixon Teaching staff rep

Grounds and Premises including Health and Safety

Publicity

Early Years

Design/Technology

September 2019 None declared
Andrew Mason Co-Opted

Staffing and Finance

Safeguarding

Chair of Governors

Maths

History

Art

March 2020 None declared
Neil Watson Parent

Staffing and Finance

Headteacher Performance Management

School Meals

Safeguarding

Chair of Finance

 

September 2019 None declared
Jacqui McCann Co-Opted

Safeguarding

Ground and Premises including Heath and Safety

French

Music

May 2020 None declared
David Main Parent 

Staffing and Finance

Appeals

Headteacher Performance Management

Computing May 2020 None declared
Jo Thomson Parent 

Appeals 

Complaints

Ground and Premises including Heath and Safety

Safeguarding

English

June 2021 None declared
Tim Sowerby Parent 

Appeals

Ground and Premises including Heath and Safety

Geography

November 2021 None declared
Nazreen Banks Parent  Ground and Premises including Heath and Safety

Early Years

Special Needs

March 2022 None declared
Sarah Golding Local Authority

Complaints

Safeguarding

Design/Technology

Science

June 2022 None declared
Peter Brown 

Associate

member

N/A N/A

September 

2022

None declared
Wendy Swinbank Clerk to the governors N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Committee Terms of Reference - including current members – 2018/2019

Staffing/Finance Committee 

Members: Mr Neil Watson; Mr David Main; Mrs Rachel Smith; Mr Andrew Mason; 

Purpose

The purpose of the Committee is to ensure that the Staff and Governors have in place effective systems and procedures for the financial management of the school and to contribute towards the raising of standards.

Period of Review

Terms of reference should be reviewed annually by each committee and recommended for approval to the Governing Body in the first meeting of each academic year.

Membership

Membership shall consist of no fewer than four Governors including the Headteacher. The committee should meet at least three times a year. The Committee must elect a chair at the first meeting of the academic year. A quorum is a minimum of three members of the committee.

Functions

  • To consider the objectives of the school development plan in each financial year and prepare and approve an annual budget based on that plan ensuring that the school has followed Best Value principles when drawing up the annual budget plan.
  • To prepare, recommend to the Full Governing Body and to submit to the Cumbria County Council a three year financial plan.
  • To ensure that the Headteacher has put in place systems and procedures that comply with the requirements of the Cumbria Scheme for Financing schools and the County Council’s Financial Regulations.
  • To receive budget-monitoring reports from the Headteacher showing the income and expenditure of all funds and to report to the Governing Body at least three times a year on the financial position of the school.
  • To approve the virement of funds within the agreed budget.
  • To ensure the audit of the School fund is carried out and approved by the governing body.
  • To receive and respond to audit reports received from the LA.To determine the level of delegation to the Headteacher/Small School Business Manager (SSBM) for the day to day financial management of the school.
  • To make decisions on expenditure following recommendations from other committees.To ensure appropriate systems and procedures are in place for the awarding of contracts for services.
  • To ensure that value for money reviews are undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the use of school resources. To make recommendations to the Governing Body with respect to fluctuations in the numbers of staff employed at the school.To oversee the arrangements for all staff appointments.
  • To review annually the school’s performance management policy in conjunction with the Annual School Teachers Pay Review Body report and Teachers Pay and Conditions document and recommend any amendments for approval by the governing body.
  • To consider matters of staff work/life balance, working conditions, welfare and well-being.
  • Through the Performance Management Panel, to review in the Autumn Term each year, the performance of the Head in line with targets set the previous year and to consider and make decisions upon any recommendations from the Panel.
  • To ensure adequate arrangements are in place for obtaining advice and support on personnel matters.
  • To receive from the Headteacher recommendations for teaching staff job descriptions.
  • To receive from the Headteacher recommendations for approval by the Governing Body (in consultation with the Finance committee) of dismissal or early retirement payments that would benefit the development of the school but require school budget payments.
  • To ensure appropriate arrangements are made for the Continuous Professional Development of all staff.To be responsible for the review, development and where appropriate recommend to the Governing Body for approval, policies relating to equal opportunities, recruitment, appointment and retention of staff and management of sickness absence.

Responsibilities Delegated to the Committee

  • To approve budget virements (excluding amounts relating to Employee costs) within the budget set for the financial year.
  • To enter into contracts up to the value (the ‘value’ being the total value over the period of the contract) of £4000
  • To determine the level of financial delegation to the Headteacher/ SSBM.
  • To consider and approve the longer-term financial plan recommended by the Headteacher.
  • To review on an annual basis the following policies and procedures:
  • Financial procedures manual.
  • Best Value statement.
  • Charging and Remissions policy.

Responsibilities Delegated to the Headteacher

  • The Headteacher has the delegated authority to make the following decisions without referral to the Finance Committee or Governing Body, but must report to the Finance Committee each meeting any decisions taken.
  • To vire within the current budget up to £2000.
  • To enter into contracts up to a value (the” value” being total value over the period of the contract) of £2000, within the budget available.
  • To review & monitor all payments made for salaries, goods and services on behalf of the Governing Body.
  • The Headteacher (or nominated staff) must provide a report to the Finance Committee at each meeting on the financial position of the school.
  • The Headteacher must investigate and report to the Governing Body any suspected irregularities.
  • Ensure that the school has in place procedures which follow best value principles in relation to the contracting for goods and services.
  • The appointment of all non-teaching staff vacancies.
  • The production, review and amendment of non-teaching staff job descriptions.
  • The implementation of the performance management policy of the school.

Responsibilities delegated to the Small School business manager (SSBM)

  • The SSBM has the authority to use the County Council charge card in accordance with the terms and conditions thereof.
  • The SSBM can use the charge card for transactions up to £1500 without prior authorisation from the Headteacher.

 

Grounds and Premises Committee including Health and Safety

Members: Mrs Rachel Smith; Miss Helen Dixon; Mrs Jo Thompson (H&S Governor); Ms Jacqui McCann; Mrs Nazreen Banks; CO-OPTED Mrs Sandra Longstaff.

Meet as and when necessary, at least once every academic year.

To maintain and develop a safe School environment.

Monitor use of School premises by outside groups.

Report back regularly to main Governing Body.

6 members - quorum of 3.

Communicate any decision & associated costs to appropriate chairs of other committees.

Delegated powers to co-opt as necessary. Work within framework of policy of delegation maintained by the main Governing Body.

 

Communications & PR Committee

Members: Mrs Rachel Smith; Miss Helen Dixon; Co-opted Mr John Davis; Co-Opted Charlie Ellison.

Meet as and when necessary.

To publicise and communicate the work of the School to the wider community.

Report back regularly to main Governing Body.

Minimum of 4 members - quorum of 3.

Delegated powers to co-opt as necessary.

Work within framework of policy of delegation maintained by the main Governing Body.

 

School Meals Committee

Members: Mrs Rachel Smith; Mr Neil Watson; Mrs Wendy Swinbank SSBM; Guest; Mr. Kenton Pollard.

Meet termly or as and when necessary.

Report back to the full governing body.

Report financial implications to the Finance committee as and when necessary.

To ensure implementation of the nine food standards.

Delegated powers to co-opt as necessary.

To overview the provision of a good healthy school meal service.

 

Safeguarding Committee

Members: Chair & Vice Chair of Governors; nominated safeguarding governor; Senior Designated Person and Health & Safety Governor (respectively; Andrew Mason, David Main, Ms Sarah Golding, Mrs Rachel Smith, Mrs Jo Thomson) & Ms Jacqui McCann

Meet as and when necessary.

Ensure the school’s policies and procedures safeguard and promote the welfare of the children at the school, and that appropriate training is undertaken.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s safeguarding arrangements.

Report to the main Governing Body relevant safeguarding issues.

Annually review the school’s safeguarding policy.

To conduct the annual safeguarding audit

Annually review equality objectives

5 members – quorum of 3

 

 

LONG MARTON SCHOOL GOVERNORS

Attendance record – Full Governors Meetings

 

 

20.09.2017

15.11.2017

24.01.2018

07.03.2018

02.05.2018

20.06.2017

Rachel

Smith 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Neil

Watson 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Andrew

Mason  

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Peter

Brown 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Helen

Dixon 

ü

ü

Absent

Absent

ü

Absent

Sue

Hill 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Jo

Thomson 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

David

Main 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Jacqui

McCann 

Absent

ü

ü

ü

ü

Absent

Tim

Sowerby

appointed

15.11.2017

 

ü

ü

ü

Absent

ü

Nazreen

Banks 

appointed

07.03.2018

 

 

 

ü

ü

ü

Sarah

Golding

appointed

20.06.2018

 

 

 

 

 

ü

 

LONG MARTON SCHOOL GOVERNORS

Attendance record – Staffing & Finance Committee Meetings

 

 

13.10.2017

19.01.2018

27.04.2018

Mrs Rachel Smith (RS)

ü

ü

ü

Mr Neil Watson (Chair - Finance)

ü

ü

ü

Mr Andrew Mason (Chair – Staffing)

ü

ü

ü

Mr Peter Brown (PB)

ü

ü

ü

David Main

ü

ü

ü

 

LONG MARTON SCHOOL GOVERNORS

Attendance record – Publicity Committee Meetings

 

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Mr Peter Brown (Chair)

ü

ü

ü

Mrs Rachel Smith

ü

ü

ü

Miss Helen Dixon

ü

ü

ü

Co-opted Mr John Davis

ü

ü

ü

 

LONG MARTON SCHOOL GOVERNORS

Attendance record – Safeguarding Committee Meetings

 

 

19.09.2017

Mr Peter Brown (Chair)

ü

Mrs Rachel Smith

ü

Mrs Jo Thomson

ü

Ms Jacqui Macann

Absent

 

LONG MARTON SCHOOL GOVERNORS

Attendance record – Premises Committee Meetings

 

 

26.01.2018

23.03.2018

04.05.2018

Mrs Jo Thomson (Chair)

ü

ü

ü

Mrs Rachel Smith

ü

ü

ü

Miss Helen Dixon

ü

ü

ü

Ms Jacqui Macann

Absent

Absent

Absent

Tim Sowerby

 

ü

ü

Nazreen Banks

 

 

ü

 

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