Aiming For Excellence

 

Meet the Governors

Governance Arrangements

The Governing Body of the school was reconstituted on 1st December 2014 and consists of the following members: The Headteacher, one Local Authority Governor, one elected Staff Governor, three elected Parent Governors, three Co-opted Governors and one Associate Governor.

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales and these Governors have a particular role in overseeing the Christian ethos of the school.

The core strategic functions of the Governing Body are:

  • To provide clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body works together as a team and shares responsibilities and tasks to ensure that statutory responsibilities are met and to provide full challenge and support for the Headteacher and the school. The Full Governing Body meets twice a term and in addition, a number of sub-committees considering different aspects of school life in greater detail, meet at least termly.

Our Governing Body

 

Governing Body Membership 

Name

Designation (Appointed by)

Start or renewal date

Expiry

Mrs Yvonne Broadbent

Headteacher

01.09.14

Term of headship

Mrs Lynne Howroyd

Foundation Governor (Chair)

30.09.17

10.01.21

Mrs Gill Hibbert

Foundation Governor

30.07.20

29.07.24

Mrs Irene Jordan

Foundation Governor

16.09.19

17.09.23

Mrs Sue Furniss

LA Governor

22.07.18

21.07.21

Mrs Alison Crawshaw

Staff Governor

07.10.20

06.10.24

Mr Sean Kenny

Co-opted Governor

07.10.20

06.10.24

Mr Stuart Davies

Parent Governor

20.05.19

19.05.23

Mrs Alison Kelly

Parent Governor

20.10.17

19.10.21

Mrs Deborah Sunter

Parent Governor (Vice Chair)

20.10.17

19.10.21

Mrs Lisa Bryan

Associate Governor (no voting rights)

29.10.18

28.10.22

 

Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for two co-opted governors and would be keen to hear from anyone who has an interest in joining our governing body. We are particularly keen to hear from members of our community who have financial knowledge and expertise or who work in the financial sector. Unfortunately, for this role, parents of children currently attending our school are not permitted to be considered as a co-opted governor. Please contact Mrs Helen Oates, Clerk to Governors, for further information. The Clerk to Governors can be contacted by email helen.oates@lowmoor.ngfl.ac.uk or by telephone 01274 600797.

 

Roles of the Main Committees
Strategic Planning Committee
  • To provide clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
  • To determine and regularly review the strategic direction and organisation of the school;
  • To assist the Governing Body in fulfilling its statutory responsibilities by reviewing school policies, procedures and documents which have been delegated to the Strategic Planning Committee in accordance with the approved Policies and Documents Review Schedule.
Curriculum Committee
  • To assist the Governing Body in fulfilling its school teaching and learning responsibilities in relation to the implementation of any nationally agreed curriculum and other associated courses;
  • To assist the Governing Body to ensure the overall aim and focus of the school is to provide the highest quality of provision, both human and physical, to support the learning and development of students in school.
Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee
  • To assist the Governing Body in directing the management of the school budget in support of the School Improvement Plan and ensure sound financial management practices;
  • To assist the Governing Body in fulfilling its statutory responsibilities for all staff employed in the school and to generate the best possible professional environment, within which all staff can contribute to the raising of pupil performance and attainment;
  • To assist the Governing Body to fulfil its responsibilities in providing the best possible physical environment within which students learn and to ensure all the Governing Body’s statutory responsibilities for the health and safety of all students and adults on site are met.

We also have other committees that meet as necessary to consider pupil discipline and staffing matters.

Please see below for the Annual Governance Statement and Governing Body Register of Interests

Annual Governance Statement 2020-21

Governors Register of Interests 2019-2020