As a group the Governors are loyal and hardworking and increasingly more so due to the raft of Government changes. The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the Head teacher. It is the Governing Body’s role to ensure that things are done correctly and each child receives his or her educational entitlement, as well as their whole needs being met. As Chair I work closely with the Head teacher and the Senior Leadership Team covering all aspects of school life. Full Governing Body will meet four times during the year to discuss whole school issues and adopt policies The Head teacher presents a report on behalf of his Team. Feedback from committees and Governor Link reports also feature. Finally Governors are encouraged to establish specific staff links within school, reporting on visits several times a year. Governor training is also on offer during the year. Chair of Governer – Mrs J Richards. If you would like to contact Mrs J Richards regarding the school’s governing body please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Governor code of conduct Governor Information Booklet (Some of the information contained in this booklet can also be found in the following sections.) Full Governing Body Full Governing Body Head Teacher – Mr S White / Mrs L Oyston – Head of School Chair – Mrs J Richards V Chair – Mrs A Osbeldiston Mrs S Fickling Mr R Holdsworth Mr D Brown Mr J Thompson Mrs H Hogben Mrs L Hearn Mr N Gittins Mr M McElvaney Register of Governor Interests and Attendance NAME OF SCHOOL: Local Governing Body – Egglescliffe School NAME, Category & Responsibility Term of Office LGB Meeting 08/10/18 LGB Meeting 03/12/18 LGB Meeting 04/02/19 LGB Meeting 18/03/19 LGB Meeting 13/05/19 LGB Meeting 01/07/19 Overall Attendance Nature of Interest: Pecuniary (you or a close connection – (see point 1) Governor in another school / education establishment Spouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interest (see point 2) SIMON WHITE Head Teacher 01/04/19 – – 6/6 No Yes – CEO of Vision Academy Learning Trust No JANET RICHARDS Chair 01/04/19 – 31/03/22 Apologies Apologies 4/6 No Yes – Vision Academy Learning Trust No DAVID BROWN Trust Appointment 01/05/2018 – 19/05/2022 Apologies No Apologies Apologies 3/6 No No No CHRISTINE BROOKS Co-Opted Governor 01/04/19 – 31/03/22 Resigned Not Required 4/4 No No No MICHAEL McELVANEY Staff Governor 03/02/17 – 02/02/21 Apologies 5/6 No No AILEEN MATHER Co opted Governor 01/04/19 – 31/03/22 Apologies Resigned Not Required 3/4 No Yes – Associate Governor at Myton Park Primary No ALISON OSBELDISTON Co opted Governor 01/04/19 – 31/03/22 Apologies Apologies Apologies 3/6 No No No JOHN THOMPSON Co Opted Governor 01/04/19 – 31/03/22 Apologies 5/6 No No No LIZ HEARN Parent Governor 10/06/18 – 31/03/22 6/6 No No No ROBERT HOLDSWORTH Co-opted Governor 21/03/18 – 20/03/22 Apologies Apologies 4/6 No No Unpaid Director of Geospatial Research Ltd, Durham City SUSAN FICKLING Parent Governor 27/04/17 – 26/04/21 No Apologies Apologies 4/6 No No No HELEN HOGBEN Parent Governor 26/04/18 – 25/04/22 6/6 No No No MRS L OYSTON Head of School MR M COWAN Deputy Head Teacher Not required Not required Register of Governor Interest Guidance Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the schools staff including spouses, partners and relatives. It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interests by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or the Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals. Note 1. Pecuniary interest includes current employment, businesses (of which partner/proprietor), company directorship, charity trusteeship and other conflict. Note 2. Personal Interests can also include business involvement/company directorship or trusteeships or family or close connections to the governor (for example a company the school might have contracts with). Examples (potential conflicts): A governor whose spouse/partner is employed by the school – Should not take part in discussion regarding the school’s pay policy or any staffing matter that might impact on their partner. Both direct and indirect decisions might impact on the salary range of senior staff e.g. increasing pupil numbers. A governor involved with any committee group, business or after school club who hire part of the school – Should not be party to discussion involving the use of the school or their charging policy. A governor who is a supplier of goods or services to the school – Should not take part in decisions regarding the letting of contracts for that type of goods or services where a sub-contract relationship might exist. The register of governor interests must also include details of attendance record at the governing body meetings. Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear when they have voting rights. The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct. Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up. Staff governors will need to be included on both registers. The Governing Body team membership DAVID BROWN Professional Details: HSEQ Manager for Steetley Dolomite Ltd in Ferryhill, Co. Durham, with a Diploma in Safety management Association with Egglescliffe School: started by moving to live in Eaglescliffe, and becoming a sponsor governor whilst working for a local manufacturing company. My wife and both children are past pupils of the school. Reason for being a Governor: Interest in education and the school began with my childrens’ development at the school, and remain keen to maximise potential of all young people attending Egglescliffe school Other relevant roles: Active member of the governing body serving on a number of committees including Health and Safety and Self-Assessment. ALISON OSBELDISTON Professional Details: Personnel Officer with Department of Work and Pensions. Based in Stockton but work throughout Tees Valley. Association with Egglescliffe School: I have an (almost) lifelong association with Egglescliffe School. I am a loyal, committed and enthusiastic Governor with a sound knowledge of current personnel practice as well as knowledge of the local labour market and links with employers. Reasons for being a governor: I am interested in education and would seek to support the school in any way that I can. I consider that strong links between home and school are important to education and development of young people Other relevant roles: In the past I have worked with primary school children in achieving cycling proficiency and I am now a volunteer in the school’s Special Needs department. Prof ROBERT HOLDSWORTH Professional Details: Professor Robert Edmund Holdsworth FGS, FGSA University academic since 1986 based at Durham University Dept of Earth Sciences. Former Head of Department (2005-10). Currently Professor of Structural Geology. Association with Egglescliffe School: I am an experienced academic from the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University where I have served as Head of Department (2005-10). My eldest son finished his A-Levels in 2012 and two of his younger brothers are presently at school and one more is on the way. I bring expertise and perspectives from Higher Education sector and wish to support and strengthen teaching in all the sciences and geography-geosciences. Reasons for being a Governor: 1) Wish to contribute expertise and perspectives from Higher Education sector; 2) strengthening of school links to regional Universities, especially in geosciences; 3) interested in supporting and strengthening teaching in all the sciences; 4) interested in promoting links with local companies and employers. Other Relevant Roles: 1) Energy perspectives: member of Office of Nuclear Regulation Expert Panel for Seismic Risk and Climate Change (Nuclear New Builds). 2) Knowledge Exchange Fellow for the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC). JANET RICHARDS Professional details: I am a qualified primary school teacher, working as a part-time supply teacher in Stockton Borough. Association with Egglescliffe School: I have lived in Eaglescliffe for the last twenty years and all three of my children have successfully passed through the school. I was an active member of the P.T.A. from 1993 until 2009 Reason for being a governor: An interest in education and a desire to help maintain the smooth running of an Outstanding School for the benefit of the local community has led me to become a key member of the Governing Body. Other Relevant Roles: Setting up and running a playgroup JOHN THOMPSON Professional details: Chartered Electrical Engineer – retired. Previously having worked in the local steel and port industries before working as an engineer consultant. Assocation with Egglescliffe School: I am a long serving governor, having initially been elected as a Parent Governor and subsequently appointed as a co-opted Governor. My deep commitment to the school and years of experience as a governor coupled with the financial, managerial and engineering skills gained as a Chartered Engineer enable me to make a positive contribution to the governance of the school. Reasons for being a Governor: I have a long interest in training and am keen to contribute to the school and community that gave my children a good education and hence an excellent start in life. LIZ HEARN Professional details: I work in Stockton as an Optometrist specialising in Emergency Eye Care and am secretory of the Local Optical Committee which oversees NHS optical healthcare across the Tees Valley. I am involved in a voluntary capacity as a committee member of United Voices which is a local choir supporting women seeking sanctuary and asylum in Stockton on Tees. Association with Egglescliffe School: I have been involved with the PTA and Friends of Egglescliffe Music since 2012. My daughter is currently in year 11 and will be joining sixth form in September. Reasons for being a governor: I am committed to supporting the continued development of teaching and learning for all students regardless of ability and passionately believe in pupils having access to a wide range of experiences and extracurricular activities. Egglescliffe School has a welcoming and caring ethos and I wish to provide strategic support to further this through projects such as School of Sanctuary. SUSAN FICKLING Professional details: I am a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant working for Haines Watts Chartered Accountants in Darlington. Association with Egglescliffe School: I am a parent of 2 current pupils of Egglescliffe School and live locally. Reasons for being a governor: I wish to offer any expertise that I have gained in my profession to help benefit Egglescliffe School. Other relevant roles: Involved with a small number of not for profit organisations offering advice and assistance when required on a voluntary basis MICK McELVANEY Professional Details: Degree in Religious Studies, M. Litt. PGCE in R.S. Association with Egglescliffe School : I began working at Egglescliffe School in 2000 and have been Head of Department or R.S. and KS3 Tutor. I have run an Archaeology Club and started links with Melamchy in Nepal. Currently I am CO-leading a trip to Nepal next October involving six Y9 boys, five Y9 girls and two Y12 girls. HELEN HOGBEN Professional details: I am a Barrister specialising in Employment and Regulatory Law and am based at Trinity Chambers. Assocation with Egglescliffe School: I have lived in Eaglescliffe for the past 10 years and both of my children joined Egglescliffe School in Year 7. They are now in the Sixth Form. I have been the Chair of the Friends of Egglescliffe School Music since 2016. Reasons for being a Governor: Egglescliffe is an outstanding school and my children have benefited enormously from studying here. I would like to do what I can to help the school to continue to flourish. Other relevant roles: I have professional experience of representing a range of clients in relation to education law matters, in particular SEND provision. I hope this experience will enable me to make a positive contribution in helping Egglescliffe ensure that every pupil in our school reaches his/her full potential.