Governing Body of Holy Trinity Rosehill CE VA Primary School 2017-2018 (January 2018)
Mr Barry Winter (Chair of Governors) Interim Safeguarding Governor
Rev P Neville (Vice Chair of Governors)
Mrs Helena Walker
Mrs Gemma Robson
Dr Darren Gobby
Ms Claire HImsworth
Vacancy x 2
Mrs Julie Tomlinson
Mrs Sylvia Brennan
Mrs Mel Currie
Mr J Britton
Mrs Sharron Bimson (term of office is expiring on 22/1/18)
Mr Andrew Benzies
Mrs Merike Williams
Head Teacher Governor:
Mrs Andrea Swift
Clerk to the Governing Body:
Miss Katie Gallagher
All of our school governors can be contacted through our school office on 01642 581239.
Governor Body Behaviour Statement
Annual Governance Statement 2016-17
REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS
Please click the link below to view Register of Governors’ Interests:
Register of Interests
REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTEREST GUIDANCE
Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the schools staff including spouses, partners and relatives. It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interests by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or the Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals.
Note 1. Pecuniary interest includes current employment, businesses (of which partner/proprietor), company directorship, charity trusteeship and other conflict.
Note 2. Personal Interests can also include business involvement/company directorship or trusteeships or family or close connections to the governor (for example a company the school might have contracts with).
Examples (potential conflicts):
• A governor whose spouse/partner is employed by the school – Should not take part in discussion regarding the school’s pay policy or any staffing matter that might impact on their partner. Both direct and indirect decisions might impact on the salary range of senior staff e.g. increasing pupil numbers.
• A governor involved with any committee group, business or after school club who hire part of the school – Should not be party to discussion involving the use of the school or their charging policy.
• A governor who is a supplier of goods or services to the school – Should not take part in decisions regarding the letting of contracts for that type of goods or services where a sub-contract relationship might exist.
The register of governor interests must also include details of attendance record at the governing body meetings and committees over the year and reviewed and updated on an annual basis indicating also when a governor steps down.
Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear when they have voting rights.
The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct. Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up. Staff governors will need to be included on both registers.
Arrangements made by the governing body relating to the treatment of complaints:-
If a parent/carer of a child with special educational needs feels that a complaint needs to be made against school relating to the provision made for their child, they will need to follow these procedures.
The parent/carer must initially contact the Chair of Governors via school.
An appointment will then be made to meet with the Chair of Governors, the SEN Governor and a school representative, normally the Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher.
At the meeting, chaired by the Chair of Governors, school will be able to give their reasons for how provision has been made for the child, the parents/carers will then give their views.
The Chair of Governors and the SEN Governor will then review both sides of the complaint and inform the parents/carers as to whether or not the complaint will be dealt with further or to resolve the complaint at the meeting.