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Welcome to the Governing Board Web page.

Purpose of the Board 

The Board is the school’s accountable body.  It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards.  The Board’s key aim is to ensure that children are attending a successful school, which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.  

Strategic Functions of the Board

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting and ensuring clarity of vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher(s)
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets
  • Performance managing the Headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Overseeing financial performance, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are manage

Financial Information

Schools Financial Benchmarking

Finance Table 2022

Membership

The Governing Board seeks to represent its key stakeholders and its membership is drawn from parents, staff, representatives of the diocese, and co-opted members who are deemed to have the necessary skills and experience as identified by the Governors.

Contacting the Governors

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, or wish to contact the Governors about an issue involving the school please email:

Or alternatively:

We look forward to seeing and meeting you as we go about our business of supporting the work of Miss Keen and Mrs Cunliffe, their staff and of course our amazing pupils!

The Current Governing Board

 

Name/Category of Membership Appointing Body Term of Office Areas of Responsibility
Fiona Stagg

LA Governor
Co-opted by the Governing BoardFebruary 2021- August 2025Chair of Governors
Pam Keen

Co-opted Governor
Co-opted by the Governing BoardJune 2022 - August 2026Co-Headteacher
Shaun Morris

Ex-Officio
Ex-OfficioEx-OfficioFinance
Health & Safety
Patricia Hargreaves

Foundation Governor
Diocese September 2020 - August 2024 Vice Chair, Foundation Governor, SIAMS, Collective Worship
Vicky Dutton

Parent Governor
Parents September 2019 - August 2023 SEND, Wellbeing
Clare Hancock

Parent Governor
Parents September 2019 - August 2023 Reading
Jenny Cunliffe

Ex-Officio
Ex-OfficioEx-OfficioCo-Head & Deputy Headteacher
Rebecca Fairclough

Staff Governor
StaffSeptember 2019 - August 2023Senior Inclusion Leader
Sarah Milne

Co-opted Governor
Co-opted by the Governing BoardSeptember 2021 - August 2025Safeguarding
Governors who have held office in last 12 monthsAppointing BodyDate of Leaving / End of Term
Sarah Morris

Foundation Governor
Diocese Ex-Officio
2019 - 2021
Co-Vice Chair

 

Code of Practice for School Governors

Governors are expected to adhere to the Priory Governor Code of Conduct which sets out the expectations on and commitment required from governors in order for the Governing Board to properly carry out its work within the school and the community.

Governors’ Register of Interests (including pecuniary interests)

 

NameBusiness and Pecuniary Interests
Shaun MorrisSchool Chaplain, Reverend at St. Matthias Church, Hanford
Patricia Hargreaves
Foundation Governor
Vicky DuttonParent Governor
Clare HancockParent Governor
Jenny Cunliffe Co-Headteacher, Priory CE Primary School
Pam Keen Co-Headteacher, Priory CE Primary School
Rebecca Fairclough Senior Inclusion Lead, Priory CE Primary School
Fiona StaggLA Governor, Trust Governance Lead (Evolve Trust, 3 Spires Academy Trust), NLG Governance Support (Creative Learning Partnerships) & Chair (North Midlands Maths Hub), Governance Consultant (The Key), CPD Governance Training (Teaching Schools).
Sarah MilneCo-opted Governor, Director of Safeguarding & SEND (3 Spires Academy Trust)

Attendance at Governors’ Meetings

DateMeeting ofGovernors in AttendanceApologies Received and Accepted
21/06/2022Full Governing BoardFee Stagg, Vicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Rebecca Fairclough, Patricia Hargreaves, Clare Hancock, Sarah Milne
03/05/2022Full Governing BoardFee Stagg, Vicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Rebecca Fairclough, Patricia Hargreaves, Sarah MilneClare Hancock
08/02/2022Full Governing BoardFee Stagg, Shaun Morris Vicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Patricia Hargreaves, Sarah MilneShaun Morris, Clare Hancock
02/11/2021Full Governing BoardFee Stagg, Vicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Rebecca Fairclough, Patricia Hargreaves, Shaun Morris, Sarah Morris, Clare HancockNone received
22/09/2021Full Governing BoardFee Stagg, Vicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Rebecca Fairclough, Patricia Hargreaves, Shaun Morris, Sarah Morris, Clare HancockNone received
30/06/2021Full Governing BoardFee Stagg, Vicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Rebecca Fairclough, Patricia Hargreaves, Shaun Morris, Sarah Morris, Clare HancockNone received

 

 

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