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Governor Information

Our governors are volunteers and parents, professionals and members of the community who are responsible for the long term strategic direction of the school.

 
Governors' Roles and Responsibilities
The governing body have statutory responsibilities including agreeing the school budget and expenditure, and ensuring key policies are in place. Governors do not get involved in the day to day running of the school. The role is one of 'critical friend', asking questions and providing challenge and support in any areas which they have expertise. Other key role of the governing body include:

 

  • To hold the school account for the educational standards it achieves.
  • Deciding on how the resources of the schools are best used
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and school continue to improve
  • Making sure the school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Celebrating the school's success.

 

Our governing body has a Full Governing Body committee which all governors are required to attend and the following sub-committees:

  • Performance and Standards
  • Finance and Resource Management

 

 

 

 

External Review of Governance - Autumn 2020

 

Following an action point in our Autumn 2018 OFSTED Report, the governing body worked with National Leader of Governance, Hanif Asmal, who conducted an External Review of the governance of our school. The review took place between the Spring and Autumn 2019. Work was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown, but the report was produced and presented to the governing body at the end of October 2020.

 

The report can be read here:

OUR SCHOOL GOVERNORS 

Buswells Lodge Primary School

Committees and Special Responsibilities 2020/21

 

Full Governing Body    
Lynn Wyeth (Chair Scott Fewster Paul Webb
Fatima Gordon (Vice-Chair) Gill Bates Joanne Evans
Catherine Frost Kieran Farkas                Cllr Paul Westley             
     
Ofsted Preparation Sub-Committee    
Scott Fewster Lynn Wyeth Catherine Frost
Fatima Gordon Joanne Evans Cllr Paul Westley
Kieran Farkas    
     
Subjects / Special responsibilities    
  Governor School
Safeguarding Lynn Wyeth Scott Fewster
Pupil Premium Lynn Wyeth Scott Fewster
Maths Catherine Frost  
English Gill Bates  
Foundation Fatima Gordon  
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  Joanne Evans  
New Curriculum Lynn Wyeth  
     
     
     

 

Buswells Lodge Primary School Governor Pecuniary Interests 2020/21

 

Name

Position

Date Appointed

Term Of Office Ends

Committee

Pecuniary Interest

Governance Roles in other Schools

Date Resigned

 

Ms Lynn Wyeth

Chair

LA Governor

28/08/18

4 years

All committees

Local Authority Employee

Director at Info Planet

Clerk to Governors at Dovelands Primary

 

Mr Scott Fewster

Headteacher

28/08/18

Continuous

All Committees

Employed by Buswells Lodge Primary School

 None

 

Ms Fatima Gordon

Vice-Chair

Co-opted Governor

01-07-15

4 years

All

 None

 None

 

Ms Joanne Evans

Parent Governor

28/08/18

4 years

All

 None

 None

 

Mr Paul Webb

Parent Governor

05/03/19

4 years

All 

None 

 None

 

Mrs Gill Bates

Co-opted Governor

05/11/19

4 years

All

Employed by Buswells Lodge Primary School

None

 

Mrs Catherine Frost

Staff Governor

05/11/19

4 years

All

Employed by Buswells Lodge Primary School

None

 

Mr Keiran Farkas

Co-opted Governor

27/10/20

4 years

All

None declared at 16/11/20

 

 

Cllr Paul Westley

Co-opted Governor

27/10/20

4 years

All

 

 

 

Mrs Julie Wilkins

Clerk to Governors

28/-08/18

continuous

non-voting

 None

Clerk to Success Academy Trust Board & LGBs

Clerk to SSSJ LGB

Clerk to Pastures Primary 

Clerk to Desford Primary

Clerk to All Saints CofE

Clerk to Higham-on-the-hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Lathwood-Birch

Teaching / Staff Governor

 

4 years

Performance & standards

Employed by Buswells Lodge Primary School

 

 July19

Ms Anna Connelly

LA Governor

24/08/19

4 years

Finance and Resources

Employed by LC Local Authority

 

Sept19

Mrs Carol Litchfield

Non-Teaching Staff Governor

10-11-16

4 years

Finance & Resource Management

Employed by Buswells Lodge Primary School

 

 

Arifa Iram

Parent Governor

05/03/20

4 years

All

 

 

March20

Mr Mark O’Leary

Co-opted Governor

01/07/19

4 years

All

LCFC Sports Coach

 

July20

Nafisa Hiray

Parent Governor

05/03/19

4 years

All

 

 

Sept20

Attendance to Full Governing Body Meetings 2020/2021

 

Initial Surname 01/09/20 27/10/20 15/12/20

26/01/21

Postponed until

09/02/21

02/03/21 20/04/21 01/07/21 Total
L Wyeth P P P          
S Fewster P P P          
F Gordon P P P          
J Evans P P P          
P Webb P P P          
G Bates P P P          
C Frost P P P          
K Farkas n/a P P          
P Westley n/a P P          
In Attendance                  
J Wilkins P P P          

 

P = Present / AP =Apologies Received / Absent without Apologies

Attendance to Full Governors Meetings 2019/20

Attendance to Finance and Resource Management Committee Meetings 2019/20

Attendance to Performance and Standards Committee Meetings 2019/20

Governors Meetings 2020-2021

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