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About our school

About our school

Our Governors

All schools are required to have a Governing Body which is responsible for ensuring the school delivers high quality education.

Governors do this through providing support and challenge to the leadership of the school. The key roles of Governors are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • To hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

Click here to view the Governors' Calendar 2018-19


Click here to view the Written Statement of Behaviour Principles

 

Who is the Governing Body?

Who is the Governing Body?

Who is the Governing Body?

Shakespeare Primary School Governing Body is made up of members of the local community, parents, teachers and a representative of Leeds Local  Authority. Shakespeare Governing Body reconstituted in September 2014 to enable it to appoint people on the basis of the skills they could bring.

The Governing Body consists of :

  • The Head Teacher
  • One appointed Local Authority Governor
  • One Elected staff Governor
  • Two elected parent Governors
  • Ten co-opted Governors (this can include more parent Governors)

Their responsibilities are varied and include staffing, finance and curriculum. The Governing Body carries out work through three sub-committees - Resources, Teaching and Learning, and Pupil Support. When a parent vacancy arises the two parent governors are elected from all eligible parents by ballot. Information on what is expected of a school Governor can be found on the National Governors Association website www.nga.org.uk


A summary is available by clicking here >>


The office for each Governor is held for a period of four years.
The Chair and vice-chair are elected at the first meeting of the school year.

Our Chair of Governors is Gillian Simpson, who can be contacted via the school office.

What is expected of a Governor?

What is expected of a Governor?

Time

  • Attend a meeting of the full governing body at least once a term.
  • Attend committee meetings as required.
  • Read reports and background papers prior to meetings.
  • Attend the annual meeting of parents.
  • Attend other occasions such as concerts, open evenings, sports day.
  • Attend relevant training

Commitment

  • Show an interest in children and their education and participate in the school's activities.
  • Attend governors' meetings.
  • Readiness to accept responsibility.
  • Get to know the staff, the pupils and their work.
  • Offer support and expertise.

Knowledge

  • Follow educational news and debates.
  • Attend training sessions.

Skills

  • Work co-operatively and creatively with others.
  • Use personal qualities and expertise in the interest of the school, its pupils and teachers

 

Shakespeare Governing Body

Shakespeare Governing Body

Shakespeare Primary School Governing Body

(click on each Governor's name for more information about them)

NAME
ENDS RESPONSIBILITY
SUB COMMITTEE
HEADTEACHER      
MR JULIAN GORTON 16/5/20  . Pupil Support
Teaching & Learning
Resources

STAFF REPRESENTATIVES      
MRS R WILSON 18/05/19  . Pupil Support
LOCAL AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE      
 COUNCILLOR ASGHAR KHAN  12/08/19    
PARENT REPRESENTATIVES      
SAGAR MEHENDALE  27/03/21    
MRS AASTHA SHARMA 09/11/22    
CO-OPTED      
MRS EMMA COOK 25/10/22 Deputy Head Teacher Teaching & Learning
MRS GILL SIMPSON 25/09/22 Chair of Governors
Complaints

Resources
HT Performance Man
Pay Committee
MR PHIL ODDY 25/09/22 Early Years & Foundation Stage
Finance data lead

Resources
Pay
Teaching & Learning

REV'D ANDREW LENTON 25/09/22  Attendance Pupil Support
MRS SUE RUSHFIRTH 25/09/22 Performance Data lead Teaching & Learning (Chair)
HT Performance Management
MRS JUDI HALL 25/09/22 Children Looked After
SEND
Child Protection
Safeguarding
Cluster link
Pupil Support (Chair)
MRS LIZ HUNTER  16/03/21 Pupil Premium Resources
Pay
MISS KATE HARVEY 09/11/21 Governor Training Teaching and Learning
Pupil Support
MR MATTHEW SHOTTON 09/11/21 PE and Sport Premium Resources
HT Performance Management
MR AUGUSTINE GBONDO 07/07/20   Teaching and Learning


NB: There were no conflicts of interests registered by Governors for the academic year 2017-2018.

Annual Governance Statement

Annual Governance Statement