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Governors

Knaresborough St John are proud to be part of the educational vision for Elevate Multi Academy Trust, whilst retaining our own strong identity.  The Trustees have allowed its Academies to retain the same composition for their local governing bodies, which is set out below. 

The three core functions of the local governing board are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its children;.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the Academy and make sure its money is well spent.

 

Chair of Governors: Ann Westmoreland

Contact: cofg@ksjprimaryschool.org  or c/o Knaresborough St John's CofE Primary School, Stockwell Road, Knaresborough, HG5 0JN

Responsibilities:

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the Academy and checking the Academy’s progress towards attaining these.

  • Monitoring how well the Academy’s policies and plans are working.

  • Accounting for the performance of the Academy and the Governing Body.

  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at the Academy is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.

  • Taking general responsibility for the Academy and its budget.

  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.

  • Promoting the interests of the Academy and its pupils in the wider community.

 Types of Governors:

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

    Elected from parents at the school by parents at the Academy.

  • Staff Governor

    Elected from staff at the school by staff at the Academy

  •  Co-opted Governors

           Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

  • Foundation Governor    Foundation governors are representatives of the Church of England. 

 

           The local vicar is normally appointed as the 'ex-officio' foundation governor;

           The other foundation governor will be appointed by York Diocese, following consultation with the local PCC.

 

St John's Governing Body
The Governing Body exists to help the Academy provide a high quality education for children in a supportive, caring environment.  It does this by:

  • setting the Academy's values, vision and strategic direction
  • challenging and supporting the Academy by continually monitoring, reviewing and evaluating its performance
  • ensuring that the Academy is accountable to its children, the local community, those who fund and maintain it, and the staff it employs.

Governors are also responsible for monitoring the Academy's finances, checking that resources are being managed well and helping with the appointment of staff.

Governors' Questionnaire Results

During the Spring Term, our governors conducted a questionnaire to seek the views of parents and carers on topics ranging from the quality of teaching to the school meals that are provided.  To find the full results from the questionnaire, please click on the link below.  If you would like to discuss the results, then please contact Mr Hope or Ms Ann Westmoreland (Chair of Governors) through the school office.

Governor Questionnaire Results - Spring 2019

Our Governors

 

Type

Term

Alex Hope

Head Teacher

 

 

Lindsay Richardson

Staff

 

01.01.2017 to 01.01.2021

Rev Garry Hinchcliffe

Foundation

 

Ex officio

Jack Wilson

Foundation

 

01.12.2017 to 01.12.2021

Tracey Dunne

 Parent

Jessie Lewis

 

 Parent

 01.01.2020 to 31.12.2023

Ann Westmoreland (chair)

 

Co opted

01.02.2018 to 01.02.2022

Miranda Newbery

Co opted

 

04.12.12017 to 04.12.2021

Chris Smith

Co opted

 

01.12.2018 to 01.12.2022

David Sapherson

Co opted

 

31.08.2017 to 31.08.2021

CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS

Mrs Dianne Mousley

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS

Governor Name

Declared Pecuniary Interests

Other Governance Roles

Relationship to Staff

Ann Westmoreland

None Declared

None

None

David Sapherson

None Declared

None

None

Alex Hope

None Declared

None

None

Lindsay Richardson

None Declared

None

None

Chris Smith None Declared None None

Miranda Newbery

None Declared

None

None

Tracey  Dunne

Jessie Lewis  None Declared None None

Jack Wilson

None Declared

None

None

Garry Hinchcliffe

None Declared

None

None

To view the attendance records of governor meetings for 2017-2018, please click here.
To view the attendance records of governor meetings for 2018-2019, please click here.

Full Governing Body Minutes

From this page, you will be able to find the minutes from the school's full governing body meetings held in this school year.  

Please click on the links below to access them.

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If you have any further questions regarding the school's governors, then you can contact Ms Ann Westmoreland (Chair of Governors) via the school office.