The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school. Its role is to promote high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school's finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.
The governors are appointed for a 4 year period, with the chair and vice-chair being elected annually. The Governing Body comprises of a Local Education Authority appointed governor, parent governors who are elected by the parents, a staff representative elected by the school staff and co-opted governors who are chosen by the Governing Body.
Much of the work of the governing body is carried out in committees, smaller groups of governors that are designated to specific roles.
Below is a list of our current governors and any current vacancies on the Governing Body. The members of the different governing body committees are also listed below, along with a brief outline of what each committee works on.
The Chair of the Governors is Mrs. A. Ferguson and she can be contacted via the school. Mrs H. Rymer is the named governor for Child Protection and Mr N. Walton is the names governor for SEND.
(any specific responsibilities)
Term of office
|Chair of Governors||Mrs Alison Ferguson||
20/11/18 - 19/11/22
|Vice Chair of Governors||Mr Matthew Rix||18/12/18 - 18/12/22||Parents|
|Headteacher||Mrs Jayne Geldard||01/09/19 - 31/08/22||In office as Headteacher|
Mrs Rebecca Collier
02/11/19 - 01/11/22
|Parent Representatives||Mr Matthew Rix||(as above)|
|Mrs Heather Rymer||18/07/18 - 17/07/22||Governing body|
Mr Nick Walton
(Health & Safety, Media, SEN)
|24/04/2020 - 24/11/24||Parents|
Mrs Carrie Alexander
31/03/2020 - 31/03/2024
|Co-Opted Representatives||Mrs S Burn (CLA, PP, Inclusion)||19/11/18 - 18/11/22||Governing body|
Mrs Alison Ferguson (chair)
Mrs Janet Wilford
(Equality and Race)
|19/11/18 - 18/11/22||Governing body|
|Ms Ester Montana||31/03/2020 - 31/03/2024||Governing body|
Governors Sub Committees
Mrs A Ferguson Mrs A Ferguson (chair)
Mr M Rix Mrs J Wilford
Mrs J Geldard Mrs J Geldard
Mrs R Collier Mr M Rix
The main purpose of the Personnel committee is to ensure that the performance management process for staff is being correctly implemented and any pay decisions made are in line with policy.
The Finance committee is responsible for ensuring that the school spending remains within budget and that all funds are spent wisely to best meet the needs of the pupils.
Learning and Teaching and Pupil Support Committee
Mrs A Ferguson Mr N Walton
Mrs J Geldard Mrs S Burn
Mrs J Wilford Mrs C Alexander
Mrs H Rymer
Ms E Montana
The main purpose of this committee is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school’s work around pupil attainment and progress, including all aspects of pastoral work which includes areas such as attendance, behaviour, safeguarding, SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision) and health.
Declared business interests, financial interests, relationships and governance roles in other schools.
Governance Role: Mrs J Geldard is a Governor at Knowleswood Primary School
Relationship: Mrs R Collier is related to Mr A Collier (teacher at Lower Wortley Primary School).
Due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic there is not attendance records for the years 18/19 or 19/20.
Please click here to view details of governor's attendance at Governing body meetings for 2020/21.