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The governors, with the headteacher and school senior management team, set the strategy and manage budgets and appointments to school, along with many other tasks. Governors come from all walks of life. Some are parents, some local authority appointments, and some are invited (community governors) because we think they may be able to bring skills in helping us run the school. We also have staff and the headteacher as governors.

Full governors’ meetings take place once a term, and sub-committees in curriculum, buildings and safety, finance and personnel take place termly or occasionally more often than that. All of our governors are linked to a curriculum area and are invited to meet with their allocated subject coordinator twice a year to observe a lesson and share ideas about the curriculum.

Governors write reports following a school visit which reflect their observations about their visit and any updates that the coordinator has provided. Please read an example written following a visit Reverend Frances Wilson made to our school to liaise with our music coordinator here. These can be linked to our School Improvement Plan where appropriate. Please click here to find out who is linked to which curriculum area. Governors are also invited to relevant staff meetings where their knowledge, skills and perspective are welcomed.

We currently have a full complement of governors, but are always keen to have new people, so informal interest is welcomed. Certain categories of governor (e.g. staff, parents) need to be elected, but this is not a difficult process.

Please ring the school office in the first place if you are interested and book an appointment to meet the headteacher.

The governing body of Collingwood Primary School

 

Positions

  • Headteacher

Harriet Bland

  • Chair

Elaine Smith

  • Chair

Miss Hilary Cooper

  • Vice Chair

Mrs Rachel Weddle

  • Clerk

Mrs Sandra Garrity

Categories

Category

Number

Current

Vac's

  • Co-opted

9

6

3

  • Headteacher

1

1

0

  • Local Authority

1

1

0

  • Parent

4

2

2

  • Staff

1

0

1

  • Observer

1

1

0

  • Clerk

1

0

Responsibility

Responsibility

Number

Current

Vac's

  • Child Protection

1

0

1

  • Health & Safety

1

0

1

  • Performance Management

3

0

3

  • Pupil Premium

1

0

1

  • Safeguarding

1

0

1

  • Safer Recruitment

3

2

1

  • SEND

1

0

1

Governors (The governing body of Collingwood Primary School)

Name

Position

Appointed

Clerk

Mrs Sandra Garrity

Clerk

01/01/2000

Co-opted

Mrs Beverley Atkinson

17/03/2017 - 16/03/2021

Mr Mel Edgar

13/05/2015 - 12/05/2019

Mrs Janet Forster

03/02/2016 - 02/02/2020

Mrs Julie Lynch

13/05/2015 - 12/05/2019

Elaine Smith

Chair

13/05/2015 - 12/05/2019

Mrs Rachel Weddle

Vice Chair

13/05/2015 - 12/05/2019

Headteacher

Harriet Bland

Headteacher

01/01/2018

Local Authority

Miss Hilary Cooper

Chair

21/12/2017 - 20/12/2021

Observer

Mrs Sharon Grant

01/09/2017

Parent

Miss Nicolle Binks

21/03/2018 - 20/03/2022

Miss Kerri Smith

21/03/2018 - 20/03/2022

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