The Yatton Schools Local Board of Governors:

There is often some mythology around what a local board of governors does within and for the school. We have therefore summarised below the overall purpose of the Local Board of Governors together with the two key sub-committees we operate; Pupil Quality Assurance (PQA) and Business.

Local Board of Governors – We provide the following to the school and its senior leadership team:

  • A strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework.   In conjunction with the Trust, we appoint and performance manage the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy;
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
  • Sign off the self-evaluation process and respond to school improvement strategy and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition, we hold the head teacher to account for the performance of the school and ensure that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate.

 

Pupil Quality Assurance Committee (PQA) – We provide an overview on the following, providing both review and recommendation to the local governing body.

  • Curriculum & Teaching
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication

 

Business Committee – We provide an overview on the following, providing both review and recommendation to the local governing body.

  • Finance
  • Staffing
  • Training
  • Premises
  • Health & Safety

Overall the Local Board of Governors consists of 14 people.  A schedule of our current governors is provided below. These roles are fed by many routes, one of which is parents elected by parents. We very much hope that when these opportunities arise that you will be interested in joining the local board of governors – in this way we can constantly ensure that we are in tune with the needs of pupils, parents and the school.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY (as at July 2018)

 

Jo Keeble

Executive Headteacher

Appointed by Yatton Schools Local Governing Body

A member of the Local Governing Body by virtue of position in the school

Committee: Business and PQA

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 8/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/5 PQA meetings; 6/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Executive Head at Yatton Schools

 

Mike Sewell

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Diocese of Bath and Wells

Term of Office: 14.05.2018 to 13.05.2022

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Chair of Governors, Foundation Diocese Governor, Admissions Panel

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 7/8 Board of Governor meetings; 6/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Interserve, Chairman of Kingston Seymour Parish Council, member of RICS, CIOB, EMA, FFB

 

Wendy Griggs

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Durban Trust

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Business Committee, Safeguarding Governor, Executive Head Teacher Performance Management Panel, Pay Review Committee, Disciplinary Panel A, Admissions Panel

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 6/8 Board of Governor meetings; 6/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Trustee of Key Steps, Richard Durban Trust and Yatton United Charity, Chair of Yeo Moor Children’s Centre, Treasurer of Little World Preschool

 

Richard Gaunt

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Schools Local Governing Body

Term of Office: 12.06.2018 to 11.06.2022

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Pupil Quality Assurance, Standards and Achievement Governor, Pupil Premium Governor, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel A, Pay Review Panel

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 5/8 Board of Governor meetings; 3/5 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Tim Scott                      

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Diocese of Bath and Wells

Term of Office: 30.04.2018 to 29.04.2022

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Disciplinary/Appeals Panel A

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 5/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/5 PQA meetings;

Register of Interests: Church of England Priest, Parochial Church Council, Trustee of Society of Disabled Artists, Shalom Trust and Yatton United Charities

 

Pete Viney                     

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Durban Trust

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Health and Safety Governor, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel B

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 8/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests:  Trustee of the Richard Durban Trust. Related to staff members at Yatton Infant School.

 

Ian Harris                     

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Schools Local Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, Chair of the Business Committee, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel B, Executive Head Teacher Performance Management Panel, Pay Review Committee

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 7/8 Board of Governor meetings; 3/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Katherine Hatch-Morelli                      

Infant School Parent Governor

Elected by parents at Yatton Schools

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Infant School Governor, Executive Headteacher Performance Management Panel, Admissions Panel

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 6/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Member of the Children’s Centre Joint Partnership Team

 

Rosie Kendall                     

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Schools Local Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: E-Safety Governor, Chair of the PQA committee, Pay Review Panel, Executive Headteacher Performance Management Panel

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 4/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/5 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Tony Green                   

Junior School Parent Governor

Elected by parents at Yatton Schools

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Junior School Governor, SEN Governor, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel A

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 3/8 Board of Governor meetings; 0/5 PQA meetings; 3/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Proprietor of Willow Academy. Member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Society of Education and Training

 

Jon Heywood                   

Staff Governor

Elected by staff at Yatton Schools

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: Business and PQA

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 7/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/5 PQA meetings; 6/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Deputy Head at Yatton Schools

 

Nicholas Ogborne                  

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Schools Local Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: PE Premium Governor

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 4/4 Board of Governor meetings; 3/3 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Fellow of Chartered Management Institute

 

Adam Driscoll-Price                 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Schools Local Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: PQA

Position of Responsibility: Teaching and Learning Governor, Disciplinary/Appeal Panel B

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 0/3 Board of Governor meetings; 2/3 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: Director of Price and Driscoll LTD, Chair of NDNA network

 

Andrew Nicholls                 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Schools Local Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022

Committee: PQA

Position of Responsibility: Training Governor

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 2/3 Board of Governor meetings; 3/3 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Resigned Governors 2017/2018

Chris Jackson             

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Schools Local Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.09.14 to 31.08.18

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Disciplinary/Appeals Panel B

Governor Attendance 2017/2018: 8/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/5 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: Trustee of Yatton Youth Club; Treasurer of Yatton Youth Group; Yatton Parish Councillor