North Leigh C of E Primary School
Who We Are What We Do
Governors: What We Do
The Governing Body is a group of people who work together to support the headteacher in developing the school. North Leigh has Foundation, Parent and Community Governors and can also co-opt Governors if seeking a particular skill. Governors are involved in areas such as setting the budget, recruiting staff, ensuring maintenance of the buildings and grounds, and assisting the headteacher in monitoring the quality of educational provision offered to the children. The strategic direction of the school is shaped by the Governors.

Governors are specifically trained in data assessment, schools finance, safeguarding, Prevent training, performance management, safer recruitment and admissions management. All Governors also receive induction training.

The Full Governing Body meets at least four times a year and there are regular sub-committee meetings. Every governor serves on one of the two main sub-committees: School Improvement and Finance & Resources. Other committees (e.g. Pay & Performance, Admissions) are held when needed.

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Register of pecuniary interests - 2016-2017
Local governing body membership

Governor Attendance Record 2015 - 2016
Local Governing Body Meeting Attendance - 2015-2016
School Improvement Committee Attendance 2015-2016
Resources Committee Attendance 2015-2016
Pay & Performance Committee Attendance
Register of pecuniary interests - 2016-2017
Name Category Appointment Start Date End of Term of Office Pecuniary Interest form completed Relevant Business
Interest
Material Interest
(Relationships)
Mrs Sophie Warner Foundation 01/11/15 01/11/19 22.09.2016 None None
Dr Timothy Bush Community 31/8/14 31/08/18 04.10.2016 None None
Mr Jonathan Bennett Parent 26/11/09 08/10/17 19.09.2016 Employee of Atkins Ltd. Education Design.
Consulting Engineers
None
Rev Margaret Dixon Foundation 06/10/14   19.09.2016 Trustee of Great Missenden CE of School. This interest will end on 20.10.2016.) None
Mr Steven Lane Vice Chair
Parent
06/10/14 05/10/18 19.09.2016 None None
Mr David Marsden Community 16/06/15 16/06/19 19.09.2016 None None
Mrs Deborah Seccull Headteacher
(ex officio)
01/06/15   19.09.2016 Employee of North Leigh CE School None
Mrs Maureen Trotman Foundation 23/04/15 22/04/19 19.09.2016 None None
Mrs Elizabeth Manson Staff 01/09/16 31.08.2020 27.09.2016 Employee of North Leigh CE School None
Mrs Anna Poole Co-opted 07/11/2016 06.11.2020 01.11.2016 1. Employee of Woodstock CE Primary
2. Director, OTSA (Oxford Teaching School Alliance)
Education/Teaching School
None

Local governing body membership
Name of
Governor
Category Start Date End Date Lead Roles School Improvement Committee Resources &
Finance
Admissions Pay & Performance Pecuniary Interest Form DBS
Mrs Sophie Warner Foundation 30/11/15 30/11/19
  • Chair of Governing Body
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Headteacher Appraisal
  • Whistle-blowing
Yes   Yes   Yes Yes Yes
Mr Jonathan Bennett Parent 26/11/09 08/10/17
  • Chair of Resources & Finance
  • Health & Safety
  Yes     Yes Yes
Dr Timothy Bush Co-opted 31/8/14 31/08/18
  • Vice Chair of Governing Body
  • Finance
  Yes     Yes Yes
Rev Margaret Dixon Foundation 06/10/14 ex officio
  • Community Liaison
  • SIAMS
Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr Steven Lane Parent 06/10/14 05/10/18
  • Chair of School Improvement
  • Finance
Yes     Yes Yes Yes
Mr David Marsden Co-opted 16/06/15 16/06/19
  • Equalities
  Yes     Yes Yes
Mrs Elizabeth Mason Staff 01/09/16 31/08/20   Yes       Yes Yes
Mrs Anna Poole Co-opted 07/11/16 06/11/20
  • Pupil Premium
Yes       Yes Yes
Ms Deborah Seccull Headteacher 01/06/15 ex officio   Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
Mrs Maureen Trotman Foundation 23/04/15 22/04/19
  • Safeguarding
  • Headteacher Appraisal
Yes     Yes Yes Yes
Miss Michelle Fisher Staff /09/13 Stood Down
Dec 2015
             

Governor Attendance Record 2016 - 2017
Local Governing Body Meeting Attendance - 2016-2017
Name of Governor Meeting 1
19/9/16
Meeting 2
24/1/17
Meeting 3
24/4/17
Meeting 4
17/7/17
Present (Total of 4)
Mrs Sophie Warner (Chair) Y Y Y Y 4/4
Dr Timothy Bush N Y Y Y 3/4
Mr Jonathan Bennett Y Y Y Y 4/4
Rev Margaret Dixon Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mr Steven Lane (Vice Chair) Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mr David Marsden Y N Y Y 3/4
Mrs Elizabeth Mason Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mrs Anna Poole   N Y Y 2/3
Ms Deborah Seccull Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mrs Maureen Trotman Y Y Y Y 4/4
Quorate =
50% of those in post
Yes Yes Yes    

School Improvement Committee Attendance 2016-2017
Committee Member Meeting 1
7/11/16
Meeting 2
9/1/17
Meeting 3
20/3/17
Meeting 4
26/6/17
Present (Total of 4)
Mr Steve Lane (Chair) Y Y Y Y 4/4
Rev Margaret Dixon Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mrs Elizabeth Mason Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mrs Anna Poole Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mrs Deborah Seccull Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mrs Maureen Trotman Y Y Y Y 4/4
Mrs Sophie Warner Y Y Y Y 4/4
Quorate =
50% of committee rounded up to nearest whole no. (Must inc. member of staff)
Yes Yes Yes Yes  
* Dr Timothy Bush attended
Resources and Finance Committee Attendance 2016-2017
Committee Member Meeting 1
20/10/16
Meeting 2
6/2/17*
Meeting 3
22/5/17
Present (Total of 3)
Mr Jonathan Bennett (Chair) Y Y Y 3/3
Mr Tim Bush Y Y Y 3/3
Mr David Marsden N N Y 1/3
Mrs Deborah Seccull Y Y Y 3/3
Mrs Sophie Warner              Y Y y 3/3
Quorate =
50% of committee (no fewer than 4 governors + HT). Must inc. Chair of Resources or HT.
Yes Yes Yes  
* Mr Steve Lane also attended

Admissions Committee Attendance
Committee Member Meeting 1
29/11/16
Meeting 2
20/3/17
Present (Total of 2)
Rev Margaret Dixon Y Y 2/2
Mrs Sophie Warner Y Y 2/2
Ms Deborah Seccull Y Y 2/2
Quorate =
2 governors. To inc. HT and one other non-staff governor
Yes Yes Yes

Pay & Performance Committee Attendance
Committee Member Meeting 1
7/11/16
Present (Total of 1 )
Mrs Sophie Warner Y 1/1
Rev Margaret Dixon Y 1/1
Mr Steve Lane Y 1/1
Mrs Maureen Trotman Y 1/1
Mrs Deborah Seccull
(in advisory role in line with ToR)
Y 1/1
Quorate = 3 governors Yes  


Governor Attendance Record 2016 - 2017
Governor Attendance Record 2015 - 2016

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