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Welcome toLong ClawsonChurch of England Primary School "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart"Colossians 3:23

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.

 

Role of the Governing Body

 

The Governing Body is the schools 'accountable body'. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Governing Body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well being. The Governors have meetings regularly through the year and sub-committees meet to deal with specific areas. The Governing Body is also responsible for school policies e.g., health and safety, admissions, special educational needs and performance management.

 

Any of the Governors may be contacted via school.

 

The Current Governing Body  

 

Name

Role

Category

Appointed

by

Committees            

Term 

Professor Darren Smith

Chair

Year 5/6 Governor

Co-Opted Governing Body Finance, Personnel and Safeguarding 2/11/2017 - 02/11/2021

Mrs Carole Brown

Vice Chair

LA Governor

Local Authority Standards and Curriculum Development, Health and Safety, Finance Personnel and Safeguarding, Maths, SEN  15/12/2016 - 14/12/2020

Mrs Sarah Hatherley

YR/1/2

Parent Governor

Governing Body

Pay and Conditions, Dismissal Appeals and Grievance

23/10/19-22/10/23

Mrs Jane Dawda

n/a

Head Teacher/ Ex Officio

Governing Body Health & Safety, Finance Personnel and Safeguarding

ex officio

started 22/8/2019

Mrs Debbie Kay

n/a

Staff Governor

Governing Body

Standards and Curriculum Development, Health and Safety

10/01/2020 - 9/01/2024

Mrs Clare Vernon

n/a

Foundation Governor

John Garton Charity Health and Safety, Finance, Personnel and Safeguarding, RE

ex officio

24/10/2019 - 23/10/2020

Mrs Mel Oldershaw Year 3/4 Governor Foundation Governor John Garton Charity Standards and Curriculum Development, Pay & Conditions, Dismissal Appeals and Grievance, English 22/1/2019 - 21/01/2023
Dr Glen Arnold   Co-opted Governing Body Health and Safety, Finance Personnel and Safeguarding, RE 20/12/2017 - 19/12/2021
Vacancy   Co-opted Governing Body    
Vacancy   Parent Governor Parents    

Clerk to Governors: Maria Gascoigne

 

Register of Pecuniary Interests

 

Governors must declare if they have an interest in any external organisation which might impact upon the school or their dealings with the school. Currently our Governors have no declared interests.

 

The John Garton Charity

 

John Garton and his brother Robert were awarded a large amount of land in Long Clawson at the Enclosure in 1780. John Garton also owned the Old Manor House. In 1793 he gave money and land on trust to the Vicar and Churchwardens to provide free education for the children of the parish, and in due course the present school buildings, started in 1840, and a house for the teacher. Before then the children were schooled in the vestry at  the Church, by then very dilapidated. The Charity owns the current school sites and buildings. The money from the sale of the house was used to buy the Garton Hall  for school in 2011.

 

Robert died in 1792, and John in 1794 and they lie together below the chancel floor, just outside the vestry door of the Church.

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