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Welcome to the Governing Board Web page.

The school’s Governing Board is collectively responsible for the overall direction of the school and its strategic management.  It is responsible for setting the school’s educational and financial priorities and for promoting high standards.  The Governing Board aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.
Its responsibilities include:

  • Promoting high standards of achievement and ensuring accountability;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress;
  • Setting the aims, values and ethos of the school;
  • Adopting and reviewing policies for achieving these aims and objectives;
  • Acting as a “critical friend’ to the Headteacher;
  • Planning the school’s long-term future;
  • Setting and monitoring the budget to ensure best value for money;
  • Appointing staff including the Headteacher.

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.

 

The Current Governing Board

Name/Category of Membership Appointing Body Term of Office Committee Membership
Areas of Responsibility
Edwin Lewis

Local Authority
Governing BoardJuly 2019 - August 2023 Teaching & LearningChair, Safeguarding, E-Safety, Wellbeing of Staff, Mental Health Award Governor, Leadership, Personal Development
Sarah Morris

Foundation Governor
Diocese Ex-Officio
2019 - 2023
Teaching & LearningVice-Chair, Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee, Quality of Education,English, Phonics, Governor Skills & Training
Shaun Morris

Co-opted Governor
Co-opted by Governing BoardSeptember 2016-August 2020 BusinessFinance, Staffing, Health & Safety, Premises, Data Protection, PE & Sport Funding
Susan Manley

Co-opted Governor
Co-opted by the Governing BoardMarch 2018-August 2022BusinessInclusion, including Behaviour & Attitudes
Patricia Hargreaves

Foundation Governor
Diocese September 2019 - August 2023 Teaching & LearningCurriculum, Christian Character
Vicky Dutton

Parent Governor
Parents September 2019 - August 2023 Teaching & LearningMaths
Clare Hancock

Parent Governor
Parents September 2019 - August 2023 Teaching & LearningEarly Years
Pam Keen

Headteacher
Ex-Officio Ex-Officio BusinessHeadteacher
Jenny Cunliffe

Co-opted Governor
Co-opted by the Governing BoardSeptember 2017-August 2021 Teaching & LearningDeputy Headteacher
Rebecca FaircloughStaffSeptember 2019 - August 2023BusinessSenior Inclusion Leader
Governors who have held office in last 12 monthsAppointing BodyDate of Leaving / End of Term
Fiona Dumbelton

Parent Governor
Parents August 2019
Vikki Bardon

Parent Governor
Parents August 2019
Sue Thomas

Foundation Governor
Diocese August 2019
Jackie Tindall

Staff Governor
StaffJuly 2019

The Governing Board at Priory Primary School has two Committees.  They are:

Sub-Committees

  • Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Business Committee

If you want to find out more about each Committee’s responsibilities, please click on the links below:

Teaching & Learning Committee Terms of Reference (TOR)

Business Committee Terms of Reference (TOR)

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
Edwin Lewis
Local Authority Governor
Sarah Morris
Anglican Chaplain, HMP & YOI Stoke Heath
Shaun MorrisSchool Chaplain, Reverend at St. Matthias Church, Hanford
Susan ManleyCompliance Auditor, parent of a member of school's Education Support Staff
Patricia Hargreaves
Foundation Governor
Vicky DuttonParent Governor
Clare HancockParent Governor
Jenny Cunliffe Deputy Headteacher, Priory CE Primary School
Pam Keen Headteacher, Priory CE Primary School
Rebecca Fairclough Senior Inclusion Lead, Priory CE Primary School

Attendance at Governors’ Meetings

DateMeeting ofGovernors in AttendanceApologies Received and Accepted
02/10/2019Teaching & Learning CommitteeSarah Morris, Edwin Lewis, Vicky Dutton, Jenny Cunliffe, Patricia Hargeaves, Clare Hancock, Pam KeenNone received
25/09/2019Full Governing Board - Training MeetingSarah Morris, Shaun Morris, Edwin Lewis, Susan Manley, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Rebecca Fairclough, Patricia Hargreaves, Vicky Dutton, Clare HancockNone received
04/09/2019Full Governing Board - Extraordinary MeetingEdwin Lewis, Susan Manley, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Rebecca Fairclough, Patricia Hargreaves, Vicky Dutton, Clare HancockSarah Morris, Shaun Morris
03/07/2019Full Governing BodyFiona Dumbelton, Shaun Morris, Susan Manley, Pam Keen, Sarah Morris, Vikki Bardon, Jenny Cunliffe, Jackie TindallSue Thomas
15/05/2019Standards CommitteeSarah Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Pamela Keen, Vikki Bardon, Susan Manley, Jenny Cunliffe, None received
01/05/2019Finance & Staffing CommitteeFiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Susan Manley, Sue Thomas, Jackie TindallShaun Morris
20/03/2019Full Governing BodyFiona Dumbelton, Shaun Morris, Susan Manley, Pam Keen, Sarah Morris, Vikki Bardon, Jenny Cunliffe, Jackie TindallSue Thomas
06/02/2019Finance & Staffing CommitteeShaun Morris, Pamela Keen, Susan Manley, Sue Thomas, Jackie Tindall Fiona Dumbelton
23/01/2019Standards CommitteeFiona Dumbelton, Pamela Keen, Vikki Bardon, Susan Manley, Jenny Cunliffe, Sarah Morris None received
28/11/2018Full Governing BodyFiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Sarah Morris, Shaun Morris, Susan Manley, Jenny Cunliffe, Jackie TindallSue Thomas
17/10/2018Finance & Staffing CommitteeShaun Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Susan Manley, Sue Thomas, Jackie TindallNone received

Governors’ Annual Report 2018-19

Governors’ Annual Report 2018-2019

Contacting the Governors

If you wish to contact the Governors, please do so by emailing Mr Edwin Lewis at elewis@prioryceprimary.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternatively, you can contact the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Catherine Hawkesworth, by emailing chawkesworth@prioryceprimary.org.

 

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