Governors

The governing body at Kells Lane Primary School meet at least once a term for scheduled ‘Full Governing Body’ meetings. Meetings of sub-committees for staffing, finance, curriculum, premises or management issues also occur on a termly basis.

The governing body consists of:

Chair of Governors

Mr M Hetherington c/o Kells Lane Primary School, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5HX

Headteacher Governor

Mrs A Whistler (Headteacher), Kells Lane Primary School, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5HX

Local Education Authority Representatives

Mr M Hetherington – Chair of Governors

Parent Governors

Dr E Ormerod

Mrs S Craggs

Mrs J Matchett

Community/Co-opted Governors

Mr N Brown

Mrs J Donabie (Vice Chair)

Vacancy

Mrs A Whitehead (Vice Chair)

Vacancy

Mr C Halliwell

Rev Y Greener

Staff Governors

Miss M Wilson

Recent Governors (last 12 months)

Mrs J Robson

Mrs C Norman

Mr F Hindle

Mrs S Wood

Mrs L Heath

Link Inspector

Mrs M Maitland

What do governors do?

All schools have governors to help with the senior leadership of the school. They are involved in key decisions such as setting the school’s aims, strategic planning, appointing teachers, setting school policies and agreeing how the school will spend its budget (they do not decide how much money the school can have, unfortunately).

COMPLAINTS

Parent governors are sometimes asked to pass on complaints. This is not their role, it is much better to talk about issues in person by speaking to the teacher, phase leader, deputy headteacher or headteacher. To make an appointment please contact the school on 0191 4334140 or by email to KellsLane@klps.org.uk. You can also contact the governors directly at klgovernors@outlook.com

ACCESS TO PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL PROVISION

Please note that all parents have access to all governing body minutes, which are stored for this purpose in the general office off the key stage 2 hall along with the school policies.

CHARGING POLICY FOR USE OF SCHOOL PREMISES

With reference to charges for the use of the school’s facilities; the school Governing Body have agreed charges for the use of the school’s facilities. These charges are made in accordance with the needs and priorities of the groups wishing to make use of the school as identified by the Governors. Specific charges are available from the Headteacher.

Kells Lane Primary School Governor Membership – Information for School Website – September 2017 – July 2018                                                                     Clerk – Gabrielle Mains   

Governor and Associate Members Category

(see notes)

Term of Office Body Appointed or

Elected by

Position of

Responsibility (if any)

Committee

Membership

(see notes)

Attendance FGB

(to Dec 2017)

Attendance Resource Committee Attendance Quality Assurance Committee Register of

Pecuniary Interests

Mr Neil Brown C 01.12.16-01.12.20 GB SR 2/2 2/4 Nothing to declare
Mrs Sarah Craggs P 06.05.16-06.05.20 P QA 2/2 1/1 Nothing to declare
Mrs Jill Donabie C 06.07.16-06.07.20 GB Vice Chair of GB SR 2/2 4/4 Nothing to declare
Rev Yvonne Greener C 20.06.17-20.06.21 GB tbc 1/2 Nothing to declare
Mr Chris Halliwell C 19.10.16-19.10.20 GB HDA, SR 0/2 3/4 Nothing to declare
Mrs Lydia Heath

Resigned (29/6/18)

A 06.07.16-06.07.19 GB SR 2/2 4/4 Nothing to declare
Mr Michael Hetherington LA 02.03.15-02.03.19 LA Chair of GB and Chair of HDA, SR, D Cttee HDA, SR, D, HTA 1/2 4/4 Nothing to declare
Cllr Frank Hindle

Resigned (14/3/18)

C 02.03.15-02.03.19 GB HDA, QA, D 0/2 Nothing to declare
Mrs Justine Matchett P 24.10.17-24.10.21 P Tbc / QA 2/2 Nothing to declare
Mrs Caitlin Norman

Resigned (6/11/17)

C 06.07.16-06.07.20 GB HDA, QA 0/2 Nothing to declare
Mrs Jane Robson

Resigned (24/10/17)

P 24.10.13-24.10.17 P QA 0/2 Nothing to declare
Mrs Angela Whistler HT Ex Officio HDA for DHT, SR, QA 2/2 4/4 Nothing to declare
Mrs Angela Whitehead C 02.03.15-02.03.19 GB Vice Chair of GB HDA, SR, D 1/2 3/4 Nothing to declare
Ms Michelle Wilson S 06.03.16-06.03.19 S QA 1/2 Nothing to declare
Mrs Sarah Wood

Resigned (26/05/18)

P 08.11.16-08.11.20 P QA 2/2 1/1 Nothing to declare
  Notes
Head Teacher (HT)Staff (S)Parent (P)

Co-opted (C)

Foundation (F)

Local Auth (LA)
Associate (A)

  Notes
Diocese (D)
Local Authority (LA)
Governing Body (GB)
Parents – elected (P)
Staff – elected (S)
Head Teacher =Ex Officio
  Notes

Head & Deputy Appts (HDA)

Strategy & Resources (SR)

Quality Assurance (QA)

Discipline (D)

Appeals & Complaints – any gov not involved in original decision

Head Teacher Appraisal (HTA)

       


Kells Lane Primary School Governor Membership – Information for School Website – September 2016 – December 2017                                                                      Clerk – Sharon Potts                                  

Governor and Associate Members Category

(see notes)

Term of Office Body Appointed or

Elected by

Position of

Responsibility (if any)

Committee

Membership

(see notes)

Attendance FGB Attendance Resource Committee Attendance Quality Assurance Committee Register of

Pecuniary Interests

Mr Steve Aspinall

Resigned (13/02/17)

C 02.03.15-02.03.19 GB None 1/2 2/2 Nothing to declare
Mr Neil Brown C 01.12.16-01.12.20 GB SR 5/6 2/3 Nothing to declare
Mrs Sarah Craggs P 06.05.16-06.05.20 P QA 6/6 3/3 Nothing to declare
Mrs Jill Donabie C 06.07.16-06.07.20 GB Vice Chair of GB SR 6/6 5/5 Nothing to declare
Rev Yvonne Greener C 20.06.17-20.06.21 GB tbc 2/3 Nothing to declare
Mr Chris Halliwell C 19.10.16-19.10.20 GB HDA, SR 2/5 2/5 Nothing to declare
Mrs Lydia Heath A 06.07.16-06.07.19 GB SR 5/6 5/5 Nothing to declare
Mr Michael Hetherington LA 02.03.15-02.03.19 LA Chair of GB and Chair of HDA, SR, D Cttee HDA, SR, D, HTA 4/6 4/5 2/3 Nothing to declare
Cllr Frank Hindle C 02.03.15-02.03.19 GB HDA, QA, D 2/6 1/3 Nothing to declare
Mr S Lilley

Resigned (19/10/17)

C 02.03.15-02.03.19 GB None 1/1 Nothing to declare
Mrs Justine Matchett P 24.10.17-24.10.21 P QA 1/1 0/0 Nothing to declare
Mrs Caitlin Norman

Resigned (6/11/17)

C 06.07.16-06.07.20 GB None 3/5 0/2 Nothing to declare
Mrs Jane Robson

Resigned (21/09/17)

P 24.10.13-24.10.17 P None 2/4 2/2 Nothing to declare
Mrs Angela Whistler HT Ex Officio HDA for DHT, SR, QA 6/6 5/5 1/3 Nothing to declare
Mrs Angela Whitehead C 02.03.15-02.03.19 GB Vice Chair of GB HDA, SR, D 4/6 3/5 Nothing to declare
Ms Michelle Wilson S 06.03.16-06.03.19 S QA 5/6 0/3 Nothing to declare
Mrs Sarah Wood P 08.11.16-08.11.20 P QA 4/5 3/3 Nothing to declare
  Notes
Head Teacher (HT)Staff (S)Parent (P)Co-opted (C)Foundation (F)

Local Auth (LA)
Associate (A) Notes
Diocese (D)
Local Authority (LA)
Governing Body (GB)
Parents – elected (P)
Staff – elected (S)
Head Teacher =Ex Officio 

Notes

Head & Deputy Appts (HDA)

Strategy & Resources (SR)

Quality Assurance (QA)

Discipline (D)

Appeals & Complaints – any gov not involved in original decision

Head Teacher Appraisal (HTA)