Our Local Governing Board

Chair of Local Board – Mr Wesley

Vice Chair of Local Board – Mr Salter

Local Board Member – Mr Lord

Clerk to the Governors – Mrs Benfell

Local Board Member – Mrs Hasnip

Local Board Member – Mr Palmer

Local Board Member – Mrs Warwick

Local Board Member – Mrs King

Local Board Member – Mrs Kirkham

Local Board Member – Miss O’Dwyer

Local Board Member – Raechelle May

 

Structure and Responsibilities of Governors – Local Governing Body

The purpose of governance

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

All governance boards, no matter what type of school or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

In addition to the above, governors at Long Sutton County Primary School have secondary areas of responsibility - they ensure oversight and scrutiny of practice in all areas within the school on behalf of the full Local Governing Board.

To this end, governors will meet with relevant staff members on several occasions over the course of the academic year, make reports of their visits and meet as Boards in school to share these with the other Local Governing Body members.  In turn, these reports are then presented at Trust meetings.

Local Board Responsibilities:

Governance Roles in other Educational Establishments

The following members have declared that they have governance roles in other educational establishments:

Mr Geoff Palmer – Trustee of Keystone MAT which has oversight of 3 other schools:  Tower Road Academy, Bourne Westfield Primary Academy and Thurlby Community Primary Academy.

Mrs Lindsey Kirkham – Foundation Governor at Tydd St Mary Primary School.

Declaration of Pecuniary interests 2019-20

Governor

Business Interest

Other

Mr Chris Wesley

None

Wife works at the school

Mrs Sue Hasnip

None

Daughter works at the school

Mr Geoff Palmer

None

None

Mr Gary Salter

Managing Director of GDS Travel

Daughters attend the school

Miss Lorna O’Dwyer

None

None

Mrs Lindsey Kirkham

None

None

Mrs Raechelle May

None

Daughters attend the school

Mrs Sally Warrick

None

Daughter attends the school

Mrs Jo King

None

Daughter attends the school

Mr Bill Lord

None

Trustee of Inspire +

Mr Paul Singleton

None

None

Mrs Susan Benfell

None

Sister works at the school

Full Governors Attendance

 

14/11/2019

12/02/2020

21/05/2020
(on-line meeting)

14/07/2020
(on-line meeting)

 

Mr C Wesley
Chair of Governors

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Mr Bill Lord
Headteacher

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Mr Paul Singleton
Head of School

Present

Present

 

Present

 

Mr Geoff Palmer

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Mrs Sue Hasnip

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Mr Gary Salter

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Mrs Jo King

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Present

 

Mrs Raechelle May

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Mrs Sally Warrick

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Mrs Lindsey Kirkham

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Miss Lorna O’Dwyer

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Mr Darren Goult
Site Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Tracey Roscher
School Business Manager

Present (substitute for Clerk)

Present

 

 

 

Mrs Susan Benfell
Clerk to Governors

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

 

Mr Paul Singleton, Mr Darren Goult and Mrs Tracey Roscher do not attend the Local Governing Body Meetings, unless they are asked to do so by the Chair of Governors.

Also in attendance at the 14th July meeting was Elaine Radley, CEO of Keystone MAT.