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Welcome to our Governors’ section

 

The Governing Body's main tasks are to support the school; ensure that pupils receive high quality education and to plan for future developments and improvements.  We have a great team of Governors who volunteer their time and expertise to help ensure that Meadow Farm is a wonderful place for children to become confident, caring and accomplished members of the community. 

Full Governing Body meetings are held 4 times a year in October, December, March & July.  These meetings review the strategic direction and the educational & financial performance of the school.

Meadow Farm also has 4 separate Governor committees that deal with Finance, Personnel, Premises and Health & Safety, Curriculum & Strategic Overview.  These committees also meet 4 times a year, a fortnight before the Full Governing Body meetings.

 

A message from the Chair of Governors:

 

Meadow Farm’s Governing Body is a group of volunteers made up of parents, staff, Local Authority workers and other people with a keen interest in the school.  It is part of our role to come into school to meet with Mrs Eyre and her team to ensure that the children are getting the best possible education; to look at specific projects and developments; to make sure that everyone is safe and that legal requirements are adhered to.  Our dedicated team of Governors provide support and challenge to the leadership team and also work with them to promote a clear vision and strategic direction for the school.  If you would like any further information about our role or activities please do not hesitate to contact me via the School Office or in writing at the school address below.

Jacqui Webb - Chair of Governors

c/o Meadow Farm Community Primary School

Foyle Avenue

Chaddesden

Derby

DE21 6TZ

Governance Table

 

An up-to-date table of the Governance details for Meadow Farm can be found below. 

Name

A - Date

Appointed

 

B – Term

of office

 

C - Date Stepped Down (if app)

Appointed by

Category of Governor

 

Positions of Responsibility

 

 

Attendance record for academic year 15/16

(Academic year 16/17 in brackets)

Committees served

Declared Business

& Pecuniary Interests

 

Relation

-ships

to

school staff

Governance of any other educational establishments and details

Jacqui Webb

A-January 2017

 

B-Dec 2017

 

The Board of Governors

Co-opted Governor

 

Chair of Governors

n/a

 

(5/5)

Finance &

Premises

 

Personnel &

Curriculum

None declared

Governor at Springfield school

David Blackwell

A-October 2016

 

B–July 2017

The Board of Governors

Acting Executive Head (Oct 2016 to July 2017)

n/a

 

(5/7)

Finance &

Premises

None declared

Governor and Head at Springfield school

Rob Wood

A-January 2017

 

B-Dec 2017

The Board of Governors

Co-opted Governor

n/a

 

(4/5)

Finance &

Premises

 

Personnel &

Curriculum

None declared

Governor of Springfield and also a school within Nottingham City Council

Lisa Kay

A–July 2015

 

B-July 2019

Staff elections

Teaching staff Governor

 

Acting Head of School (Oct 2016 to July 2017)

8/9

 

(8/8)

Personnel &

Curriculum

Married

to the

Bursar (Employ

ends

Aug 2017)

None

 

 

 

Julia Ayling

 

 

A-October 2012

 

B-October 2016

 

C-Ending

July 2017

 

 

The Board of Governors

 

 

Co-opted Governor

(Ending July 2017)

Chair of Governors (2012 to 2016)

 

 

 

 

18/18

 

(10/10)

 

 

 

Finance &

Premises

 

Personnel &

Curriculum

 

 

None declared

 

 

 

None

Tony MacDonald

A-October 2015

 

B-

November 2018

The Local Authority

Local Authority Governor

(Vice Chair)

 

Chair of Finance Committee

18/18

 

(10/10)

Finance &

Premises

 

Personnel &

Curriculum

Father

Of

Karen

None

Dave Searson

A-February 2013

B-February 2017

C-Ending

July 2017

Meadow Farm parents

Parent Governor

10/12

 

(8/8)

Personnel &

Curriculum

None declared

None

Mark Shrigley

A-July 2015

 

B-July 2019

The Board of Governors

Co-opted Governor

 

Chair of Governors (Oct 2016 – Jan 2017)

4/8

 

 

(5/7)

Finance &

Premises

(up to Dec

2016)

Personnel and

Curriculum

(2017

onwards)

None declared

None

Karen MacDonald

A-October 2015

 

B-July 2019

The Board of Governors

Co-opted Governor

9/10

 

(4/6)

Finance &

Premises

 

Daughter

Of

Tony

None

Julia Mold

A-

December

2015

B-

December 2019

The Board of Governors

Associate Governor

(No voting rights)

2/2

 

(7/7)

Personnel &

Curriculum

None Declared

 

Doriver Lilley

N/A

The Board of Governors

Clerk to Governors (No voting rights)

 

N/A

None declared

None

Samantha

Eyre

A-Sept

2017

The Board of Governors

Head Teacher

 

TBA

TBA

TBA

Vacancy

N/A

Staff elections

Parent Governor

 

N/A

N/A

None

Brian Gillard

A-February 2015

B-February 2019

C-January 2017

Meadow Farm parents

Parent Governor

4/9

 

(2/4)

Finance &

Premises

 

None declared

None

Allena Bird

A-January 2014

B -

C-October 2016

 

The Board of Governors & Local Authority

Head Teacher

 

(2014 to 2016)

16/17

 

(0/2)

Finance &

Premises

 

Personnel &

Curriculum

None declared

None

Paul Campbell

C-April

2016

The Board of Governors

Co-opted Governor

0/3

N/A

None declared

None

Michelle Mignott

A-April

2012

 

C-February 2016

The Board of Governors

Co-opted Governor

(Safeguarding)

2/6

Personnel &

Curriculum

None declared

None

Meadow Farm’s Sub-Committees Structure

 

Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Committee

Name

Governor type

Jacqui Webb

Co-opted Governor & Chair of Governors

Rob Wood

Co-opted Governor

Karen MacDonald

Co-opted Governor

Tony MacDonald

Vice Chair & Local Authority Governor

 

Personnel and Curriculum & Strategic Development Committee

Name

Governor type

Mark Shrigley

Co-opted Governor (from 2017 onwards)

Jacqui Webb

Co-opted Governor & Chair of Governors

Rob Wood

Co-opted Governor

Tony MacDonald

Vice Chair & Local Authority Governor

Julia Mold

Associate Governor (No voting rights)

Lisa Kay

Associate Governor (With voting rights)

 

Meadow Farm Governing Body Principles & Code of Conduct

 

The following is not a definitive statement of responsibilities but is concerned with the common understanding of broad principles by which the Governing Body and individual governors will operate.

 

The Governing Body accepts the following principles and procedures:

 

General

  1. We have responsibility for determining, monitoring and keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.

     

  2. We recognise that our Head teacher is responsible for the implementation of policy and day-to-day management of the school and the implementation and operation of the curriculum.

     

  3. We accept that all governors have equal status, and although appointed by different groups such as parents, staff, LA - our overriding concern will be the welfare of the school as a whole.

     

  4. We have no legal authority to act individually, except when the Governing Body has given us delegated authority to do so.

     

  5. We have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice, and in so far as we have responsibility for staff, we will fulfil all the legal expectations as, or on behalf of, the employer.

     

  6. We will encourage open government and should be seen to be doing so.

     

  7. We will consider carefully, how our decisions may affect other schools.

     

    Commitment

  1. We acknowledge that accepting office as a governor involves the commitment of significant amounts of time and energy.

     

  2. We will each involve ourselves actively in the work of the Governing Body, attend regularly and accept our fair share of responsibilities, including service on committees or working groups.

     

  3. We will get to know the school well and respond to opportunities to involve ourselves in school activities.

     

  4. We will consider seriously our individual and collective needs for training and development.

     

    Relationships

  1. We will strive to work as a team

     

  2. We will seek to develop effective working relationships with the headteacher, staff and parents, the City Council’s Children & Young People’s Directorate and other relevant agencies and the community.

     

     

     

    Conduct

  1. We will encourage the open expression of views at meetings, but accept collective responsibility for all decisions made by the governing body or its delegated agents

     

  2. We will only speak or act on behalf of the governing body when we have been specifically authorised to do so

     

  3. In making or responding to criticism or complaints affecting the school we will follow the procedures established by the governing body

     

  4. Our visits to school will be undertaken within the framework established by the governing body and agreed with the head teacher.

     

  5. In discharging our duties we will always be mindful of our responsibility to maintain and develop the ethos and reputation of our school.

     

    Confidentiality

  1. Decisions reached at governing body meetings are normally made public through minutes and reports, however, governors should ensure confidentiality, when required, in respect of the discussions on which the decisions were based.

     

  2. Individual governors should observe complete confidentiality in all matters discussed at governing body meetings especially in relation to matters concerning staff or pupils and also any other matters agreed by the governing body. Failure to comply can lead to disciplinary action.

     

  3. Governors should exercise the highest degree of caution when involved in sensitive issues arising outside the governing body which may have an impact on the work of the governing body or the operation of the school.

     

  4. On ceasing to be a governor individuals should ensure all information relating to the school is returned to either the school or governing bodies section for its effective disposal.

     

  5. It is understood that if a governor is found in breach of his or her duty of confidentiality to the school, staff or to the pupils, the governing body can decide to suspend a governor for up to a period of six months.

Picture 1 Jacqui Webb - Co-Opted Governor & Chair
Picture 2 Rob Wood - Co-Opted Governor
Picture 3 Tony MacDonald - LA Governor & Vice Chair
Picture 4 Lisa Kay - Associate Governor & Deputy Head
Picture 5 Karen MacDonald - Co-Opted Governor
Picture 6 Mark Shrigley - Co-Opted Governor
Picture 7 Doriver Lilley - Clerk to the Governors