Governors

Leyburn Primary School Local Governing Body

Roles and Responsibilities

As a Governing Body, we have a responsibility to support and monitor how the pupils at Leyburn Primary School are educated, ensure that we make best use of the resources we are provided with and help, develop and monitor the School Development Plan so that every child receives the best possible education.

In all schools, the three core strategic functions of the Local Governing Body are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

Governance Arrangements

The Local Governing Body is made up of:

The headteacher

1 Staff Governor

2 Parent Governors

Up to 5 Co-opted Governors

 

We have a programme of meetings throughout the school year, copies of the signed minutes of previous meetings showing attendance at these meetings are available for public viewing and are held at the school. Currently, our clerk is Dominique Adams. 

Leyburn Primary School Governing Body – membership

Currently, we are made up of the following members:

Governor Name Category of Governor   Term of office expiry date
Sarah Beveridge Headteacher N/A
Richard Jowett Chair of Governors 17/06/2024
Matt Dilworth Co-opted Governor 26/09/2026
Sarah Salonga Staff Governor 18/11/2022
Annette Sowden Co-opted Governor 24/03/2023
Alexandra Hunter Parent Governor 24/03/2023
Harriet Hunter-Smart Co-opted Governor 09/06/2023
Ruth Kirkbride Parent Governor 12/01/2026

Leyburn Primary School Local Governing Body Record of Attendance

2021 – 2022

Name Category Start date Date that current term of office expires Appointing Body

Business and pecuniary interests.

Details of any other establishments governed.

Relationships between governors and members of the school staff.

% Attendance at meetings over the last academic year 2021-22

 Sarah Beveridge

 Head Teacher

 N/A

 

N/A

 N/A

None

 

6/6

100%

 

 Sarah Salonga

 Staff Governor

 19/11/2018

 18/11/2022

 Staff

 None

 

5/6

83%

 

 Matt Dilworth

 Co-opted Governor

27/09/2022

26/09/2026

 

LGB

None

 

6/6

100%

 

Alexandra Hunter

Parent Governor

25/03/2019

24/03/2023

Parents

None

 

6/6

100%

 

Harriet Hunter-Smart

Co-opted Governor

10/06/2019

09/06/2023

 

LGB

 

None

 

6/6

100%

 

Annette Sowden

Co-opted Governor

25/03/2019

24/03/2023

 

LGB

 

None

 

5/6

83%

 

Richard Jowett

Co-opted Governor

18/06/2020

17/06/2024

LGB

None

 

6/6

100%

 

Ruth Kirkbride

Parent Governor

13/01/2022

12/01/2026

 

Parents

 

None 

 

3/4

  75%