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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.

 

 

All Saints Babbacombe Primary School Governing Body

All Saints Babbacombe C of E Primary School

update May 2017

 

In the interests of transparent and accountable governance, we are required by law to publish the following information about our Governors.

 

Current Governors

 

Name

Appointed

Committee(s)

Other Interests

Father Paul Jones
 

 

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Resources & People

St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust Director; Vice Chair of Governors at Cuthbert Mayne Secondary School

Wendy Ayton
(Chair)

12/09/2013

Resources & People; First; Pay; Admissions

 

Caroline Labrum

(Head)

 

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Resources & People; Admissions

 

Elena Mercer

11/05/2013

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Appeals

 

Graham Ross Andrews

01/09/2015

Resources & People Committee; First; Pay

 

Julie Matthews

11/05/2015

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Appeals; Pay; Admissions

 

Becky McDonagh

03/07/2015

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Appeals

 

Mark Hopkins

03/07/2015

Resources & People; First

 

Christina Hajigeorgiou

29/09/2016

Resources & People

 

Sian Doyle

17/03/2016

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Appeals

 

 

Former Governors

 

Name

Date of Resignation

Sally Herbert

14 July 2016

 

Attendance Records

 

Local Governing Body

 

Name

29 Sep 2016

15 Dec 2016

23 Mar 2017

13 Jul 2017

Total

Father Paul Jones

1

A

1

 

2/3

Wendy Ayton

1

1

1

 

3/3

Caroline Labrum

1

1

1

 

3/3

Elena Mercer

1

1

1

 

3/3

Graham Ross Andrews

1

1

1

 

3/3

Julie Matthews

1

1

1

 

3/3

Becky McDonagh

1

1

1

 

3/3

Mark Hopkins

1

1

1

 

3/3

Sian Doyle

1

1

1

 

3/3

Christina Hajigeorgiou

N/A

A

1

 

1/2

 

Key: A = Absent / R = Resigned

 

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support Committee

 

Name

03 Nov 2016

26 Jan 2017

11 May 2017

Total

Elena Mercer (Chair)

1

1

1

3/3

Julie Matthews (Vice Chair)

1

1

1

3/3

Caroline Labrum (Head)

1

1

1

3/3

Father Paul Jones

A

1

A

1/3

Becky McDonagh

1

1

1

3/3

Sian Doyle

1

A

1

2/3

 

Key: A = Absent / R = Resigned

Resources & People Committee

 

Name

24 Nov 2016

09 Mar 2017

29 Jun 2017

Total

Wendy Ayton (Vice Chair)

1

1

 

2/2

Father Paul Jones

A

1

 

1/2

Caroline Labrum

1

1

 

2/2

Graham Ross Andrews (Chair)

1

1

 

2/2

Mark Hopkins

1

1

 

2/2

Sian Doyle

1

1

 

2/2

 

Key: A = Absent / R = Resigned

 

All Saints Babbacombe C of E Primary School

2015-2016

 

In the interests of transparent and accountable governance, we are required by law to publish the following information about our Governors.

 

Current Governors

 

Name

Appointed

Committee(s)

Other Interests

Father Paul Jones
(Chair)

 

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Resources & People

St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust Director; Vice Chair of Governors at Cuthbert Mayne Secondary School

Wendy Ayton

(Vice Chair)

12/09/2013

Resources & People; First; Pay; Admissions

 

Caroline Labrum

(Head)

 

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Resources & People; Admissions

 

Elena Mercer

11/05/2013

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Appeals

 

Graham Ross Andrews

01/09/2015

Resources & People Committee; First; Pay

 

Julie Matthews

11/05/2015

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Appeals; Pay; Admissions

 

Becky McDonagh

03/07/2015

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Appeals

 

Mark Hopkins

03/07/2015

Resources & People; First

 

Christina Hajigeorgiou

29/09/2016

Resources & People

 

Sian Doyle

17/03/2016

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support; Appeals

 

Former Governors

Name

Date of Resignation

Sally Herbert

14 July 2016

 

Attendance Records

Full Governing Board

 

Name

17 Sep 2015

26 Nov 2015

17 Mar 2016

14 Jul 2016

Total

Father Paul Jones
(Chair)

1

1

1

A

3

Wendy Ayton
(Vice Chair)

1

1

1

1

4

Caroline Labrum (Head)

1

1

1

1

4

Elena Mercer

1

1

1

1

4

Graham Ross Andrews

1

1

1

A

3

Julie Matthews

1

1

1

1

4

Becky McDonagh

A

1

1

1

3

Mark Hopkins

1

1

1

A

3

Christina Hajigeorgiou

1

A

1

1

3

Sally Herbert

1

1

1

A

3

Sian Doyle

-

-

1

1

2

 

Key: A = Absent / R = Resigned

Curriculum, Standards & Pupil Support Committee

 

Name

15 Oct 2015

28 Jan 2016

21 Apr 2016

Total

Elena Mercer (Chair)

1

A

1

2

Julie Matthews (Vice Chair)

1

1

1

3

Caroline Labrum (Head)

1

1

1

3

Father Paul Jones

A

A

A

0

Becky McDonagh

1

1

1

3

Sally Herbert

1

1

1

3

Sian Doyle

-

-

1

1

 

Key: A = Absent / R = Resigned

Resources & People Committee

 

Name

12 Nov 2015

03 Mar 2016

16 Jun 2016

Total

Wendy Ayton (Chair)

1

1

A

2

Father Paul Jones (Vice Chair)

1

1

1

3

Caroline Labrum (Head)

1

1

1

3

Graham Ross Andrews

1

1

A

2

Mark Hopkins

A

1

1

2

Christina Hajigeorgiou

1

1

1

3

Sian Doyle

-

-

1

1

 

Key: A = Absent / R = Resigned

 

 

Code of conduct for Governors

 

This code sets out the expectations on and commitment required from Governors in order for the Local Governing Bodies (LGB) of St Christopher’s Primary Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) to properly carry out its work within the MAT and the community. 

The LGB has the following core strategic functions within the scheme of delegation as agreed with the board of directors and local governing body:

In collaboration with the MAT:

Establishing the strategic direction:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives
  • Monitoring the improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability

  • Appointing staff
  • Monitoring progress towards targets for staff
  • Performance managing the senior leader / headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Monitoring the self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

As individuals on the LGB we agree to the following:

Role & Responsibilities 

  • We understand the purpose of the LGB and the role of the senior leader / headteacher, MAT CEO and board of directors.
  • We accept that we have no legal authority to act individually, except when the LGB has given us delegated authority to do so, and therefore we will only speak on behalf of the LGB when we have been specifically authorised to do so.
  • We accept collective responsibility for all decisions made by the LGB or its delegated agents. This means that we will not speak against majority decisions outside the LGB meeting.
  • We have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice, and in so far as we have responsibility for staff, we will fulfil all that is expected of a good employer.
  • We will encourage open government and will act appropriately.
  • We will consider carefully how our decisions may affect the community and other schools / academies.
  • We will always be mindful of our responsibility to maintain and develop the ethos (in particular Christian ethos for the Church Academies) and reputation of the MAT. Our actions within the MAT and the local community will reflect this.
  • In making or responding to criticism or complaints affecting the MAT we will follow the procedures established by the Board.
  • We will actively support and challenge the Headteacher.

Commitment

  • We acknowledge that accepting office as a Governor involves the commitment of significant amounts of time and energy.
  • We will each involve ourselves actively in the work of the LGB, and accept our fair share of responsibilities, including service on committees or working groups.
  • We will make full efforts to attend all meetings and where we cannot attend explain in advance why we are unable to or forward our apologies to the clerk.
  • We will get to know the academies within the MAT well and respond to opportunities to involve ourselves in MAT activities.
  • We will consider seriously our individual and collective needs for training and development, and will undertake relevant training.
  • We accept that in the interests of open government, our full names, date of appointment, terms of office, roles on the board, attendance records, relevant business and pecuniary interests, category of Governor and the body responsible for appointing us will be published on the schools website.
  • We will strive to follow and adhere to The Seven Principles of Public Life:

The Seven Principles of Public Life

(Originally published by the Nolan Committee: The Committee on Standards in Public Life was established by the then Prime Minister in October 1994, under the Chairmanship of Lord Nolan, to consider standards of conduct in various areas of public life, and to make recommendations).

Selflessness - Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.

Integrity - Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.

Objectivity - In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.

Accountability - Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.

Openness - Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.

Honesty - Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.

Leadership - Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

Relationships

  • We will strive to work as a team in which constructive working relationships are actively promoted.
  • We will express views openly, courteously and respectfully in all our communications with other Governors, Directors and stakeholders.
  • We will support the chair in their role of ensuring appropriate conduct both at meetings and at all times.
  • We are prepared to answer queries from other Governors or Directors in relation to delegated functions and take into account any concerns expressed, and we will acknowledge the time, effort and skills that have been committed to the delegated function by those involved.
  • We will seek to develop effective working relationships with the CEO, senior leader / headteacher, staff and parents, the diocese and other relevant agencies and the community.

Confidentiality

  • We will observe complete confidentiality when matters are deemed confidential or where they concern specific members of staff or pupils, both inside or outside the academy and MAT.
  • We will exercise the greatest prudence at all times when discussions regarding the academy and MAT business arise outside a board meeting.
  • We will not reveal the details of any LGB vote.

Conflicts of interest

  • We will record any pecuniary or other business interest (including those related to people we are connected with) that we have in connection with the LGB’s business in the Register of Business Interests, annually at the first board meeting of each school year and when circumstances change, and if any such conflicted matter arises in a meeting we will offer to leave the meeting for the appropriate length of time. We accept that the Register of Business Interests will be published on the school’s website.
  • We will also declare any conflict of interest at the start of any meeting should the situation arise.
  • We will act in the best interests of the academy and the MAT as a whole and not as a representative of any group, even if elected by that group to the LGB.

Breach of this code of conduct

  • If we believe this code has been breached, we will raise this issue with the chair and the chair will investigate; the board will only use suspension/request removal as a last resort after seeking to resolve any difficulties or disputes in more constructive ways.
  • Should it be the chair that we believe has breached this code, another Governor, such as the vice chair will investigate.

This code is to be signed by all Governors annually at the first meeting of each school year, and reviewed annually.

As a member of this LGB I agree to abide by the principles set out in this code.

 

 

Name ………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

 

 

Signed ……………………………………………………………………………………….

 

 

 

Date …………………………….

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