Kirkstall Valley Primary School

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The small school with a big heart.

                                                                      

Governors

As Governors, we are very proud of our school – it is clear to us that the pupils thrive here: they are safe, work hard and enjoy their learning. The teaching staff put in a huge number of hours preparing and delivering lessons, whilst giving the children the care and attention they need. The success and development of the pupils is clearly reflective of the staff’s drive, dedication and hard work.

We have an excellent mix of Governors comprising of elected parents, local authority representatives, community members, teachers and associate members. The Governors bring a wealth of knowledge covering a wide range of areas e.g. finance, recruitment, health and safety, special education needs and pastoral support.

We volunteer our time and regularly meet at the school to not only support, but also challenge the Headteacher in our role as ‘critical friend’. We are the strategic managers of the school creating and reviewing school policies, targets and the direction of the school.

KVPS Governance Statement 2017-18

                   

Mr Phil Robertson

Headteacher

 

Mrs Sam Clarke - Chair of Governors
Year 4 Governor
s.clarke@kirkstallvalley.org.uk

Appointed 20th May 2015

Ms Amber Rithalia - Vice Chair
Year 2 Governor

Appointed 18th October 2013

Mr Adrian Lodge - Co-opted Governor
Year 5 Governor

Appointed 20th May 2015

Cllr John Illingworth - LA Governor
Year 6 Governor

Appointed 05th September 2011

Ms Hilary Mitchell - Parent Governor      
Year 1 Governor  

Appointed 18th October 2013  

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Mrs Tracy Catherall - Parent Governor
Year 3 Governor

Appointed 30th September 2015

 

Miss Hayley Wild - Staff Governor
Year 6 Teacher - Deputy Head

Appointed 07th April 2015

Mr Seb McGowan - Co-opted Governor

Appointed 20th May 2015

 Mr Waseem Tahir - Parent Governor

Appointed 20th November 2017

Mr Duncan Macgregor - Parent Governor

Appointed 20th November 2017

Ms Agnieszka Szymanowicz - LA Governor  
Early Years Governor

Appointed 18th September 2015

 

 

 

 

Ms Emma Holdsworth - Associate Member
Office Manager

Appointed 5th March 2018

Mr Alan Phillips - Associate Member
 Site and Network Manager

Appointed 20th May 2015

Teaching and Learning Committee
John Illingworth (Chair), Hayley Wild (Staff Governor and Deputy Head), Phil Robertson (Headteacher), Amber Rithalia (Clerk), Tracy Catherall (Parent Governor)

Resources Committee
Adrian Lodge (Chair), Phil Robertson (Headteacher),Hayley Wild (Associate Governor and Deputy Head),
Sam Clarke (Clerk), Seb McGowan (Co-opted Governor), Hilary Mitchell, Agnieszka Szymanowicz, Waseem Tahir

Pupil Support Committee
Sam Clarke (Chair), Phil Robertson (Headteacher),Hayley Wild (Deputy Head), Tracy Catherall, Duncan MacGregor, Agnieszka Szymanowicz

HT Performance Management Governors
Sam Clarke, Adrian Lodge, Seb McGowan

Strategic Governors Committee
All governors are members of this committee and attend meetings depending on the agenda topics

Pupil or staff disciplinary panel – 3 from the following
Sam Clarke, Adrian Lodge, John Illingworth, Seb McGowan, Agnieszka Szymanowicz

Pay appeals committee
Amber Rithalia, Tracy Catherall, John Illingworth

Governing Body Summary

Category  Seats Possible Seats Approved Vacancies

Co-opted Representative

4 4 0
Head Teacher 1 1 0
LA Representative 1 1 0
Parent Representative 5 5 0
Staff  Representative 1 1 0
Total 12 12 0
Associated Members 2 2 0

Individual roles

Performance data – Amber Rithalia

Maths – Amber Rithalia

English – Adrian Lodge

ICT – Seb McGowan

PSHE – Tracy Catherall

Financial data – Hilary Mitchell

Child protection – Sam Clarke

SEND – Tracy Catherall

Children Looked After – Sam Clarke

Equalities – Agnieszka Szymanowicz

Attendance – Sam Clarke (key priority for all governors and is discussed at termly at Full Governors Meetings)

Early Years – Agnieszka Szymanowicz

Health & Safety – Seb McGowan

Pupil Premium – Amber Rithalia

PE & Sports Premium – Tracy Catherall

Governor training – Amber Rithalia

Complaints – Sam Clarke

Website – Duncan MacGregor

Class links

Early Years Foundation Stage – Agnieszka Szymanowicz

Year 1 – Hilary Mitchell

Year 2 – Amber Rithalia

Year 3 - Tracy Catherall

Year 4 – Sam Clarke

Year 5 – Adrian Lodge

Year 6 – John Illingworth

 

The Governing Body of each school is required by regulations made under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 to establish a register which lists for each member of the Governing Body and the Headteacher any business or personal interests they or any member of their immediate family have, which could conflict with the school's interests.  Please find below governors who have declared interests:

Currently no governors have declared any interests.