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25th November 17
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Miss L Ellis

Chairman & Co Opted Governor
Appointment March 2016

Miss Ellis is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.

Mrs S Thornberry

Vice Chair & Foundation Governor
Appointment November 2014, Term of Office ends November 2018

Mrs Thornberry is a governor at Stepping Stones. She does not have a declared business interest.

Ms K Foster

Foundation Governor
(Ripley Trust) Appointed 23rd Oct 2015

Ms Foster is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.

Mr G Goodwin

Foundation Governor (Ripley Trust)

Mr Goodwin is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.



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Mrs C Armistead

Headteacher

Mrs Armistead is a management committee member of Lancaster and Morecambe Children's Centres. She does not have a declared business interest.

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Mr M Harding

Parent Governor
Appointed March 2014. Term of Office ends March 2018.

Mr Harding is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.

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Mrs P Bargh

Appointed April 2017. Term of Office ends April 2021.

Mrs Bargh is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.
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Mrs M Hunt

Parent Governor
Appointed April 2017. Term of Office ends April 2021.

Mrs Hunt is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.
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Mr L Devaney

Appointed April 2017.. Term of Office ends April 2017.

Mr Devaney is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.

Ms R Boatswain

Parent Governor
Appointed March 2014. Term of Office will end March 2018.

Ms Boatswain is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.

Mr S Ralston

Authority Governor
Appointed October 2013. Term of Office ends October 2017.

Mr Ralston is not a governor of another school and does not have a declared business interest.

Mr S Hunt

Foundation Governor

 

Governors' Meetings & Attendance for 2015/16 & 2016/17

Minutes from Governors' termly meetings and from the meetings of the Committees
is available to look at in school. 

(Please note that a number of Governors' minutes have been
designated as 'confidential' and are not for public consumption).

Governor's attendance at these meetings can be viewed via the links below 
(termly 'board' meetings and committee / working group meetings).

 

 

 

Committee Date of Meeting Governors In Attendance Mintues of Meeting

 

Admissions

 

    Available in school

 

Curriculum

 

Autumn 12th October 2015

Spring 18th January 2016

Summer 23rd May 2016

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Available in school

 

Full Governors

 

Autumn 30th November 2015

Spring 7th March 2016

Summer 27th June 2016

Autumn 12th December 2016

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Available in school

 

Pay Committee

 

    Confidential

 

Resources

 

Autumn 7th October 2015

Spring 1st February 2016

Summer 25th May 2016

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Available in school

 

Standards & Effectiveness

 

Autumn 12th October 2015

Spring 18th January 2016

Summer 23rd May 2016

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Available in school

 

 

Our Governors

The Governing Body has corporate responsibility for the effectiveness of the school.  The majority of the Governors are 'Foundation Governors', meaning that they are elected or appointed by the local Parochial Church Council (of St Luke's, Skerton) or by the Diocese of Blackburn.  The Chair of Governors (acting) is Mr Geoff Goodwin.

Become a school governor

Each school has a governing body which comprises members of the local community, parents, teachers, staff and people appointed by the local authority.

What we expect from governors

Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to their school, willing to ask questions and act as a critical friend. They also need to be able to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team.

You do not need specialist knowledge or training to become a governor. It is your lay and community experiences that the governing body requires. However you will become knowledgeable by being a governor and this can help you to participate more fully in your local community or even open up opportunities for you personally, for example involvement in a Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), voluntary work within school or an awareness of new employment opportunities.

Realistically, as a school governor, you will need to attend one full governing body meeting each term. You will also be asked to serve on at least one committee which will probably meet once or occasionally twice a term. So that is about three meetings per term.

You will need to get to know your school well (if you don't already) preferably by visiting when the school is in session and the pupils are in school. However this may not always be possible and some governors keep in touch with school life through after school events such as fundraising or charity events, Parents Teachers and Friends Association meetings, sports days, school parties and holidays.

For more information on how to become a governor please click HERE.