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Priory Primary School Governing Body

The school’s Governing Body 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 Body 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 Body 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 Body

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

Parent Governor
Parents 2015-2019 Standards
Finance & Staffing
Chair, Safeguarding
Shaun Morris

Co-opted Governor
Governing Body2016-2020 Finance & StaffingChair of Finance & Staffing Committee,
Finance
Sarah Morris

Foundation Governor
Diocese Ex-Officio
StandardsVice-Chair, Chair Standards Committee, Lower Key Stage 2 & Literacy
Sue Thomas

Foundation Governor

Leave of absence March to September 2018
Diocese Finance & Staffing Early Years, Phonics & Early Reading & Christian Character
Vikki Bardon

Parent Governor
Parents 2015-2019 Standards E-Safety & Computing, Key Stage 2 & Maths
Susan Manley

Co-opted Governor
Governing Body2018-2022Standards
Finance & Staffing
Inclusion
Jenny Cunliffe

Co-opted Governor
Governing Body 2017-2021 Standards Deputy Headteacher
Pam Keen

Headteacher
Ex-Officio Ex-Officio Finance & Staffing Headteacher
Jackie Tindall

Staff Governor
Staff2015-2019 Finance & Staffing N/A
Governors who have held office in last 12 monthsAppointing BodyDate of Leaving / End of Term
Peter SmallGoverning BodyResigned October 2017

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

Sub-Committees

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

Code of Practice for School Governors

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

Governors’ Register of Interests (including pecuniary interests)

 

NameBusiness and Finance Interests
Fiona Dumbelton
Governance Manager, Keele University
Sarah Morris
Anglican Chaplain, HMP & YOI Stoke Heath
Sue Thomas
Jigsaw Arts for Health Project Manager at Trentham Mews Medical Centre
Trustee & Administrator, The Kabanda Trust

Member of Trentham Parish Church
Vikki Bardon
Teacher Advisor for Computing & E-Safety, Entrust Education Services
Shaun MorrisSchool Chaplain, Reverend at St. Matthias Church, Hanford
Susan ManleyCompliance Auditor
Jenny Cunliffe Deputy Headteacher, Priory CE Primary School
Pam Keen Headteacher, Priory CE Primary School
Jackie Tindall Senior Inclusion Leader, Priory CE Primary School

Attendance at Governors’ Meetings

DateMeeting ofGovernors in AttendanceApologies Received and Accepted
04/10/2017Standards CommitteeSarah Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Vikki Bardon, Pam KeenPeter Small
18/10/2017
Finance & Staffing CommitteeShaun Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Jackie TindallSue Thomas
08/11/2017

ASP Data Meeting for all GovernorsSarah Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Vikki Bardon, Pam Keen; Jackie Tindall, Jenny CunliffeShaun Morris and Sue Thomas
22/11/2017Full Governing BodyFiona Dumbelton, Shaun Morris, Pam Keen, Sarah Morris, Sue Thomas, Vikki Bardon, Jenny CunliffeJackie Tindall
24/01/2018Standards CommitteeSarah Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Jenny CunliffeVikki Bardon
14/02/2018

Finance & Staffing CommitteeShaun Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Jackie TindallSue Thomas
14/03/2018Full Governing BodyFiona Dumbelton, Shaun Morris, Susan Manley, Pam Keen, Sarah Morris, Vikki Bardon, Jenny Cunliffe, Jackie TindallNone
02/05/2017

Standards CommitteeSarah Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Vikki Bardon, Pam Keen, Jenny CunliffeNone
16/05/2018

Finance & Staffing CommitteeShaun Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Susan ManleyJackie Tindall
26/06/2018Full Governing BodyFiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Sarah Morris, Susan Manley, Vikki Bardon, Jackie Tindall, Jenny CunliffeShaun Morris
13/09/2018Full Governing BodyFiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Sarah Morris, Shaun Morris, Susan Manley, Vikki Bardon, Jackie Tindall, Jenny CunliffeSue Thomas
26/09/2018Standards CommitteeSarah Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Vikki Bardon, Pam Keen, Jenny CunliffeSue Thomas
17/10/2018Finance & Staffing CommitteeShaun Morris, Fiona Dumbelton, Pam Keen, Susan Manley, Sue Thomas, Jackie TindallNone

Governors’ Annual Report 2017

Governors’ Annual Report 2017

Contacting the Governors

If you wish to contact the Governors, please do so by emailing fdumbelton@priorycacademy.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

 

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