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North Scarle Primary School

North Scarle Primary School

Our Governors

Headteacher - Ex Officio 

The Head teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. The Head teacher advises on and implements the governing bodies strategic framework. The Head teacher also:

  • Formulates aims and objectives, policies and targets for consideration for the governing body to adopt
  • Reports to the governing body on progress at least once every school year (usually termly)
  • Has the right to attend all meetings of the governing body
  • Can choose not to be a member of the governing body

Local Authority Governor - Mr P Leckenby (CUrriculum governor) 

  • Support and promote the policies of the Local Authority
  • Holds a term of office for four years
  • Can be removed by the Local Authority
  • Can be re-appointed when they completed their current term of office provided they have not been disqualified

Term of Office ends 31st August 2018

Staff Governor - Mrs N Lang 

  • Must be elected by other staff members at the school
  • Holds a term of office for four years but will cease if they leave school
  • May stand for re-election
  • Can give their point of view on issues, but this may not reflect the views of the majority of staff
  • Can join any committee, help in appointing a Head teacher and contribute towards discussions on the budget and discipline
  • Must withdraw form a meeting if they have a personal interest in the outcome of an issue

Term of Office ends 16th March 2019

Parent Governor - MrS R ROWE (cHAIR OF FINANCE COMMITTEE) 

  • Must have a child at school at the time of election
  • Are elected by parents of children at the school for a term of four years
  • May be appointed by the governing body if a “nil” response was returned at the nominating stage
  • Cannot be appointees as parent governor if employed by the Local Authority
  • May, if they wish stand for re-election

Term of Office ends 21st February 2021

Parent Governor - Mr M WILLIAMS (Finance committee) 

  • Must have a child at school at the time of election
  • Are elected by parents of children at the school for a term of four years
  • May be appointed by the governing body if a “nil” response was returned at the nominating stage
  • Cannot be appointees as parent governor if employed by the Local Authority
  • May, if they wish stand for re-election

Term of Office ends 22nd March 2021

Parent Governor - Mrs K Page (SEN governor) 

  • Must have a child at school at the time of election
  • Are elected by parents of children at the school for a term of four years
  • May be appointed by the governing body if a “nil” response was returned at the nominating stage
  • Cannot be appointees as parent governor if employed by the Local Authority
  • May, if they wish stand for re-election

Term of Office ends 31st August 2018

Co-opted Governor - Mr P MERRICK (CHAIR OF GOVERNORS) 

  • Can be removed from office by at least fifty per cent of the full governing body who have not been co-opted
  • School staff and elected members cannot be co-opted
  • When deciding whom to co-opt, governors should make sure that the governing body reflect a balance

Term of Office ends 31st January 2021

Co-opted Governor - this position is CURRENTLY VACANt.  please contact the school if you would like to be considered to be a school governor. 

  • Can be removed from office by at least fifty per cent of the full governing body who have not been co-opted
  • School staff and elected members cannot be co-opted
  • When deciding whom to co-opt, governors should make sure that the governing body reflect a balance

Term of Office four years

Co-opted Governor - this POSITION is currently VACANt.  please contact the school if you would like to be considered to be a school governor. 

  • Can be removed from office by at least fifty per cent of the full governing body who have not been co-opted
  • School staff and elected members cannot be co-opted
  • When deciding whom to co-opt, governors should make sure that the governing body reflect a balance

Term of Office four years

Clerk to Governors - Mrs A Palmer

Correspondence for the Chair or the Clerk of Governors may be addressed to the school.

Governors are requested annually to declare any personal interests they may have in the school. 

Mr and Mrs Merrick have a business interest being the School Uniform provider. 

No Governors serve on other Governing bodies.

All Governors have voting rights on their committees.

Attendance at Governor Meetings 2016/17

Mrs N Lang 4 out of 4
Mr P Leckenby 2 out of 4
Mrs J Markland 0 out of 1 (Resigned 4th January 2017)
Mrs K McCann 4 out of 4
Mr P Merrick 4 out of 4
Mrs K Page 4 out of 4

Attendance at Governor Meetings 2015/16

Mrs N Lang 4 out of 5
Mr P Leckenby 5 out of 5
Mrs J Markland 5 out of 5
Mrs K McCann 5 out of 5
Mr P Merrick 5 out of 5
Mrs D Middleton 4 out of 5 (Resigned 31st August 2016)
Mrs K Page 4 out of 5
Mr A Russell-Webster 4 out of 5
Mrs B Wells 1 out of 5

Attendance at Finance Committee Meetings 2015/16

Mr A Russell-Webster (Chair) 6 out of 6
Mr P Leckenby 6 out of 6
Mrs K McCann 6 out of 6
Mr P Merrick 6 out of 6

Governor Resignations

Mrs B Wells LEA Governor - Resigned - 2016
Mrs D Middleton Co-opted Governor – Resigned 31st August 2016
Mrs J Markland Parent Governor - Resigned 4th January 2017
Mr Russell-Webster Co-opted Governor - Resigned 28th March 2017