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Governance at Torpoint Nursery and Infant School

At Torpoint Nursery and Infant School we have a very supportive governing body, members of which, bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to their role.

Our governors are:

Governor

Category of Governor

Term end

Martin Baggaley

Co-opted

12/06/2021

Lis Carney-Haworth

Staff (Headteacher)

NA

Barry Deacon

Co-opted

12/06/2021

Isla Sell

 

15/11/2021

Ellie Hall

Associate 

12/06/2021

Jeremy Lock

Parent

26/04/2018

Julie Martin

LA

12/11/2018

Nicola Moran

Co-opted

12/06/2021

Camilla Southworth

Co-opted

15/03/2021

Claire Westall

Staff (Teacher)

15/03/2021

 Andy Battley 

Parent

 15/03/2021

Mrs S Garton

Clerk to the Governors

N/A

 

 

Parent governor:

Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. Subject to disqualifications set out below, any parent which includes a person with parental responsibility, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school at the time of election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor. Parent governors may continue to hold office until the end of their term of office even if their child leaves the school.

Local authority governor:

Local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The local authority can nominate any person who is eligible to be a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether their nominee has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets any other eligibility criteria they have set. Local authorities should therefore make every effort to understand the governing body’s requirements and identify and nominate suitable candidates.

Co-opted governor:

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Associate member:

Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee. They may also attend full governing body meetings. They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decisions made by committees to which they are appointed. Associate members should be appointed because of the specific expertise and experience they can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

 

The full governing body meets in the second half of each term. At these meetings one of the committees may be charged with undertaking a specific pieces of work on behalf of the Full Governing Body. Reports from individual governors on their specific areas of responsibility (see link below) are also shared at these meetings.

The committees ('Finance and Personnel', 'Buildings,Site and Health and Safety', 'Curriculum , Standards, Teaching and Learning') meet in first half of each term. Their work and recommendations feed into the full governing body. There is also a group of 3 governors who work with the support and advice of an external consulatnt to undertake the performance management of the headteacher.

Individual governors have specific areas of responsibility ( see link below). During the year each governor will meet with the member of teaching staff responsible for the same specific area to discuss progress, curriculum coverage and the development of the area across the whole school. They are invited to all staff development sessions (INSET days and Staff Meetings) including those related to Child Protection.

Governors also take part in the recruitment of teaching staff. They have been trained in safer recruitment procedures as part of our safeguarding policies.

Our governors are experienced at supporting the school whilst challenging us to ensure that we provide the highest standard of education and best value.

File icon: pdf TNIS Governor Responsibilities 2016-2017 [pdf 92KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf pecuniary interests [pdf 61KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Attendance at Governing Body Meetings 2016-2017 [pdf 73KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2014- 2017 [pdf 76KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Summer Term Governor Newsletter [pdf 469KB] Click to download