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The Federation of North WalshamInfant and Junior Schools

Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The schools are part of The Yare Education Trust and joined as converter academies on 1st February 2018. The main registered office is Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0XS.

 

Details of the Trust’s Funding Agreements, Articles of Association, Scheme of Delegation, Financial Information and other detailed governance arrangements can be found on the Trust’s website.

 

The Local Governing Body( LGB) sets the strategic direction of the schools by:

  • promoting high standards of education, ensuring that the needs of every child are catered for
  • supporting and challenging in order for the schools to move forward
  • having a long term view to ensure the schools work together to achieve their aims

 

We are committed to continuous improvement. Our governors are able to bring a range of expertise and skills and this helps to direct the Federation in a positive and effective way. If you would like to contact the Governors, then please ring or email the school office and they will pass on your message.

 

Governing Body responsibilities

 A key responsibility of the LGB is to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the schools: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

 

The Local Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Trust.  Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.  It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

 

Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community. The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term; additionally, there are sub-committees which also meet termly.

 

The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:

  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s delegated budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based

 

If you would be interested in joining the Governing Body please contact the Clerk to the Governors via the school office.

 

For more information about how governance works in a Multi Academy Trust please follow this link https://yareeducationtrust.org.uk/governance/ to the Trust website.

 

Members of the Governing Body

 

NameType of GovernorAppointed byTerm FromTerm ToDate stepped down
Paul East

Co-opted governor

(Chair)

Governing body01/02/201831/01/2022 
Nicola Barker

Co-opted governor

(Vice-Chair)

Governing body01/02/201831/01/2022 
Caroline BellCo-opted governorGoverning body01/02/201831/01/2022 
Steph ScottCo-opted governorGoverning body01/02/201831/01/2022 
Jo ToddCo-opted governorGoverning body01/02/201831/01/2022 
Maureen VaissiereCo-opted governorGoverning body23/04/202022/04/2024 
Nicola TurnerParent governorParents01/02/201831/01/2022 
Clair SturgeonParent governorParents05/12/201904/12/2023 
David BallardStaff governorStaff05/12/201904/12/2023 
Maureen FosterStaff governorStaff26/11/202025/11/2024 
Katie PascoeStaff governorStaff29/11/201728/11/202131/08/2020

 

What our Governors have done:

Each year we produce an annual governance statement outlining what our Governors did. You can view the report below.

Full Governing Body Register of Business/Pecuniary/Other Interest

Name

Role

Nature of Interest

 

Date interest acquired

Date interest ceased

Paul East

Chair of Governors

Married to a member

of staff

February 2018

 

 

Nicola Barker

Vice Chair of Governors

No interest

 

 

Caroline Bell

Co-Opted Governor

No interest

 

 

Jo Todd

Co-Opted Governor

No interest

 

 

Steph Scott

Co-Opted Governor

No interest

 

 

Maureen Vaissiere

Co-Opted Governor

Governor at another Norfolk School

November 2016

 

Nicola Turner

Parent Governor

No interest

 

 

Clair Sturgeon

Parent Governor

No interest

 

 

David Ballard Staff Governor No interest    
Maureen Foster Staff governor No interest    
Jo Read  Executive headteacher No interest    

Dated: 26 November 2020

Register of Attendance 2019-20

Governor

Full Governing Body

Finance Committee

Mr P East

8/8

-

Mrs N Barker

7/8

3/3

Mrs C Bell

8/8

-

Mrs J Todd

8/8

1/1

Mrs S Scott

8/8

-

Mrs M Vaissiere 7/8 -

Mrs N Turner

6/8

-

Mrs C Sturgeon 7/8 -

Mrs K Pascoe

3/8

-

Mr D Ballard 7/8 -

 

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