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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Our Chair of Governors is:

Mr Peter Taylor

Haverhill,

Whams Lane,

Bay Horse,

Lancaster,

LA2 9BY

01524 751934

peterandjulie@madasafish.com

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The Governing Body meet at regular intervals each term. Their role is to support and challenge the school and to ensure that Forton School goes on from strength to strength.

If you require a paper copy of the minutes of the meetings please contact the school office to request them. There will be no cost.

WE HAVE 3 VACANCIES ON OUR GOVERNING BODY.

 

Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed by:-

Committee

All governors are part of the statutory and non statutory meetings.

Peter Taylor

Chair of Governors

20/03/2014 2 years Co opted

Resources

Standards and Effectiveness

Ruth Ross

Vice Chair

14/12/2017 4 years Co Opted

Standards, Teaching and Learning (Chair)

Standards and Effectiveness

Richard Budd 1/10/2021 4 Years Parent Governor Standards, Teaching and Learning
Rev Canon Peter Ballard 01/03/2018 4 years Co opted Resources
Martin Dean 1/10/20 4 years Parent Governor Resources
Melanie Braithwaite 15/11/2018 4 years Staff  Governor Standards, Teaching and Learning
Nichola Hetherington 23/06/2022 4 years Co opted Standards, Teaching and Learning
Laura Hartley 01/09/2022 4 years Parent Governor Standards, Teaching and Learning
Lorna Boase 01/09/2014   Headteacher  

Governors who have resigned within the past 12 months are:

John Wilkinson   4 Years Community Resources
Janet Huddart 21/03/2002 4 years LA Governor Standards, Teaching and Learning

Business and Financial Interests 

 

Name Governor at Another School Any relationship to a member of staff Business Interests
Peter Taylor NO NO NO
Ruth Ross NO NO NO
Rev Canon Peter Ballard Director at The Bay Learning Trust NO

DBE Services - Facilities Management and Construction

(Chief Executive)The national Society - Funding and Development of C of E Schools Hon Treasurer)

Nichola Hetherington NO NO NO
Richard Budd NO NO NO
Martin Dean NO NO NO
Melanie Braithwaite NO NO NO
Lorna Boase NO NO NO

 

Name

% Attendance at Meetings

2023-2034

Resources Standards, Teaching & Learning Full Governing Body Standards and Effectiveness
A SP SU A SP SU A SP SU A SP SU

Peter Taylor

(Chair)

  Y       Y     Y      

Ruth Ross

(Vice Chair)

Safeguarding Gov

    Y     Y     Y      
Richard Budd     Y     Y      
Rev Canon Peter Ballard   N       Y      
Martin Dean   Y       Y      
Nicola Hetherington     Y     Y     Y    
Laura Hartley     Y     Y          
Lorna Boase   Y     Y     Y     Y    
           
           

Attendance at Meetings 2022 -2023

 

Name

%

Attendance at Meetings

2021-2022

Resources Standards, Teaching and Learning Full Governing Body Standards and Effectiveness
A SP SU A SP SU A SP SU A SP SU
Peter Taylor Chair 100% Y Y Y   Y Y Y Y Y Y

Ruth Ross

Vice Chair

89%   Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
Richard Budd 100%   Y Y   Y Y Y  
Rev Canon Peter Ballard 68% Y N Y   Y Y Y  
Martin Dean 100% Y Y Y Y Y Y
Melanie Braithwaite 100%   Y Y   Y Y Y  
Nichola Hetherington 100%       Y Y   Y Y Y
Laura Hartley N/A       Y N   Y Y Y  
Lorna Boase 100% Y Y Y Y Y   Y Y Y Y Y Y

We do not collect diversity data about the members of our governing body but our governing body is a reflection of our local community.

The DfE require all LA maintained schools to publish annually on their websites the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100K in £10K bandings.

There are no individuals earning over £100,000

Benchmarking

In order to guarantee that the budget is spent to best effect, the governors of Forton Primary compare  our school to others by using the DFE  Benchmarking service. A link is below..

Follow this link to access Forton School and compare it with other schools.