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Governors

Welcome from our Chair of Governors 

Welcome to our school website, which aims to explain who we are and what we believe in. 

We aim to provide children with a good quality education, through a rich, stimulating curriculum where they can reach their potential and develop into well-rounded young people. 

We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and we look to you, as parents and carers, to become fully involved in your child’s education. We are a school that welcomes you in to share your skills and expertise with the children. 

As Chair of Governors a Monkshouse Primary School I look forward to extolling the virtues of the achievements of the children and teachers. There is a great deal the school can be rightly proud of.

The strength of a school depends on its staff. We are lucky to have a vibrant, hard working team who, between them, bring a wide range of expertise both in curriculum subjects and extra-curricular interests. With our Headteacher, Sue Goodsell at the helm, giving us excellent leadership, and along with her team, are always seeking ways to improve and stretch performance and make the most of their talents. 

Working in partnership with Mrs.Goodsell, the Governing Body provides the school with a strong leadership structure, able to support and challenge as necessary, which is taking our school forward to create a happy and well-run school. 

We hope your family will join us and become part of that vision.

We believe education is a partnership between home and school. We welcome you in to share your skills and expertise with the children.

Alistair Main

Governing Body

The Governors of the Monkshouse School are committed to achieving Best Value in all decisions made. We use the principles of Best Value as they apply to securing continuous improvement in this school and will:

  • Regularly review the functions of the school, challenging how and why services are provided and setting targets and performance indicators for improvement;

  • Monitor outcomes and compare performance with similar schools and within the school;

  • Consult appropriate stakeholders before major decisions are made; and

  • Promote fair competition through quotations and tenders to ensure that goods and services are secured in the most economic, efficient and effective way.

  • We will strive to ensure that the school is using its resources effectively to meet the needs of pupils.

We will submit our Best Value statement with the annual budget plan. The progress of the annual budget plan and the Best Value statement will be monitored with the School Development Plan in order to determine the extent of continuous improvement.The school has in place a strategy and a set of guidelines, updated annually, which will ensure that Best Value will be reviewed and demonstrated. 

Name
Type of Governor
Governor Position
Committees
Initial
Start
Date
Date
From (Current Term)
End Date
Elected by
Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions/ Declared Interests

Attendance
Full Governors Meetings (2015/16)
Attendance
Committee Meetings (2015/16)
Mrs Sue Goodsell
Ex-Officio
Head-
teacher
All
01/09/11
 
 
 
None
6/6
Finance 4/4
Stand & Curr 5/5
Premises 6/6
Mrs
Elizabeth Mackay
Local Authority
 
Standards & Curriculum
26/09/16
26/09/16
25/09/2020
LA
None
~
~
Mrs 
Hannah Turner
Staff
 
Standards & Curriculum
19/01/16
19/01/16
18/01/2020
Staff
None
4/4
Stand & Curr 4/4
Mrs
Holly
Lincoln
Staff (maternity leave)
 
Standards & Curriculum
17/11/14
17/03/15
18/03/2019
Staff
None
2/2
Stand & Curr 1/1
Mrs
Eileen Robson
Co-opted
 
Resource Management
18/10/88
22/09/14
21/09/2018
Governors
None
4/6
Premises 4/6
Mr
Kevin Pallister
Co-opted
 
~
14/05/12
22/09/14
21/09/2018
Governors
Yes/None
3/6
~
Mr
Ian
Haynes
Co-opted
Vice-Chair
All & Chair of Resource Management
26/01/09
22/09/14
21/09/2018
Governors
None/Relative Employed in School
5/6
Finance 1/4
Stand & Curr 3/5
Premises 6/6
Mrs
Betty
Jordan
Co-opted
 
Chair of Standards & Curriculum
01/02/10
06/09/14
05/09/2018
Governors
None
6/6
Stand & Curr 2/5
Premises 5/6
Mr
Simon
Lilley
Co-opted
 
Resource Management
09/09/07
22/09/14
21/09/2018
Governors
Yes/Relative Employed in School
5/6
Finance 3/4
Mr
Martyn
Green
Co-opted
 
Resource Management
29/03/10
22/09/14
21/09/2018
Governors
None/Relative Employed in School
5/6
Finance 1/4
Mrs
Rita Garrington
Co-opted
 
Standards & Curriculum
26/11/07
22/09/14
21/09/2018
Governors
None
4/6
Stand & Curr 2/5
Premises 4/6
Mr
Alistair
Main
Parent
Chair
Resource Management
23/01/12
14/10/15
13/10/2019
Parents
None
5/6
Finance 4/4
Stand & Curr 5/5
Mrs Lisa Leyland
Parent
 
 
 03/11/16
 03/11/16
 02/11/20
 Parents
 None
 
 
Dr Richard Hayes
Parent
 
 
 12/01/17
 12/01/17
11/01/21 
 Parents
None 
 
 
Miss Tracey Hammond
Parent
 
 
 23/01/17
23/01/17 
22/01/21 
 Parents
 None
 
 
Mr Adam McVeigh (resigned)
Parent
 
 
14/10/15
14/10/15
16/10/2016
Parents
None
5/6
Finance 1/3
Mr Lee Pittam (resigned)
Parent
 
 
24/03/13
24/03/14
30/09/2016
Parents
None
1/6
Premises 1/6
Mrs Louise Chapman (resigned)
Parent
 
 
22/10/14
22/10/14
12/04/2016
Parents
None/Relative Emloyed by Local Newspaper
4/4
Stand & Curr 3/3
PARENT GOVERNORS
Mr Alistair Main (Chair)
Mrs Lisa Leyland
Dr Richard Hayes
Miss Tracey Hammond
LA GOVERNORS
Mrs E Mackay

Co Opted GOVERNORS

Mr Simon Lilley
Mr Ian Haynes (Vice Chair)
Mrs Betty Jordan
Mr Kevin Pallister
Mrs Rita Garrington
Mr Martyn Green
Mrs Eileen Robson

STAFF GOVERNOR
Hannah Turner

EX-OFFICIO
Mrs Sue Goodsell (Headteacher)

CLERK TO THE GOVERNING BODY
Mrs Becky Nicolaou

The school is a Community school and it reconstituted in line with the Statutory Guidance, on 1st October 2014.  There are 14 Governors appointed:

1.    4 Elected Parents
2.    1 Nominated by the Local Authority (Lincolnshire County Council)
3.    1 Elected member of staff
4.    The Headteacher
5.    7 Co-opted

The Governing Body has established a number of committees to which it delegates day to day responsibility for the oversight of various aspects of the running of the school:
STANDARDS & CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference 
  • To meet to discuss, whole school curriculum developments, any subject specific investments and school curriculum policies before recommendation to the full governing body. 
  • Review results and data regularly (x4). 
  • Discuss, identify and ensure plans are in place for identified areas of concern.
Membership: 7 Governors

Quorum:
3 Governors

Name of Governors:
See Grid above

Chairman of Committee
: See Grid above

Clerk to Committee
: Sue Goodsell

Date of Committee Established
: 22nd February 2012

Date of Next Review
: To be reviewed at the first meeting of each academic yr
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference  
  • To ensure that the school's finance policy is reviewed and updated annually.
  • To familiarise themselves with the finance policy and their roles and responsibilities.
  • To ensure that the school complies with the LA's Scheme for Financial Management, as approved by the Secretary of State.
  • Familiarise themselves with the way in which schools in Lincolnshire are funded.
  • Produce a timetable of meetings at the start of the year outlining their key purpose.
  • Consider the draft budget papers prepared by the headteacher/school's finance officer.
  • Consider the draft finance plan prepared by the headteacher/school's finance officer.
  • Consider budget-monitoring reports produced by the headteacher/school's finance officer throughout the year.
  • Ensure that the school obtains value for money.
  • Ensure that the other grant allocations are fully utilised.
  • Use management information, particularly that supplied by the County Council, to challenge the way in which the school uses its financial resources.
  • Ensure that the school complies with the County Council's financial regulations.
  • Ensure that the school produces a Best Value Statement and adheres to it.
  • Report to the full governing body.
  • Ensure that audit recommendations are implemented within a reasonable timescale.
  • Ensure health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of school assets.
  • Consider and oversee building work.
Membership: 7 Governors. In addition it would be appropriate to appoint the School Finance Officer (if not already a Governor)as anon-voting member.

Quorum: 3 Governors

Name of Governors: See Grid above

Chairman of Committee: See Grid above

Clerk to Committee: See Grid above

Date of Committee Established: 3rd October 2005

A number of further committees are established as and when required, including Pupil Discipline, Staff Discipline, Appeals, Pay, HT Performance, Complaints Policy and Ofsted.
Role of a Governor 

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Governor Letter - September 2014
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