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North Walsham Junior,Infant School and Nursery Federation

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

 

Members of the Governing Body

 

Name Type of Governor Appointed by Term From Term To Date stepped down
Paul East

Co-opted governor

(Chair)

Governing body 01/02/2018 31/01/2022  
Nicola Barker

Co-opted governor

(Vice-Chair)

Governing body 01/02/2018 31/01/2022  
Caroline Bell Co-opted governor Governing body 01/02/2018 31/01/2022  
Steph Scott Co-opted governor Governing body 01/02/2018 31/01/2022  
Jo Todd Co-opted governor Governing body 01/02/2018 31/01/2022  
Maureen Vaissiere Co-opted governor Governing body 23/04/2020 22/04/2024  
Nicola Turner Parent governor Parents 01/02/2018 31/01/2022  
Clair Sturgeon Parent governor Parents 05/12/2019 04/12/2023  
David Ballard Staff governor Staff 05/12/2019 04/12/2023  
Maureen Foster Staff governor Staff 26/11/2020 25/11/2024  
Katie Pascoe Staff governor Staff 29/11/2017 28/11/2021 31/08/2020

 

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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