St Martin's C. of E. Primary School
Telephone: 01723 360239

School Governors

Welcome to the Governors of St Martin's School

As the current Chair of the Governing Body of St Martin’s C.E. (Aided) Primary School I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the governors’ section of the school website.

 

Our  Governing Body consists of a diverse group of volunteers who may share a common faith but always share a mutual desire to support the school and all members of the school community. We are proud of the level of involvement we have within the school.

 

The meetings that we have with the Senior Management team and other members of staff are important, but so are the meetings and other contact that we have with the pupils on the School Council, parents and representatives of the Diocese and Local Authority.

 

Governors have three core functions:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of our School;

2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of our School and the performance management of staff; and

3. Overseeing the financial performance of our School and making sure its money is well spent and well managed.

 

To state these funcitions is much easier than the practice of them!  We deal with every aspect under the roof - and the roof as well!  We do this through meeting as a full board  eight times times a year (four such meetings are solely dedicated to curriculum matters), and also through  three separate sub-commitees dealing with finance, personnel, and premises matters. The three sub-commitees meet at least three times each year - and sometimes more, depending on the nature of the business to be conducted in any one academic year.  We try to place governors with the relevant skills on the relevant committees and we all undertake governor training in accordance with our roles.  It is a very busy board and we visit school regularly  - which enables us to feel a welcome part of life at St Martin's. You can see the list of current governors and theircommittee membership below.

 

We have an active Link Governor programme, each of us spending time with teachers and pupils involved in a particular priority curriculum area. We also take part in the numerous extra-curricular activities that the children in the school enjoy, helping out on school visits, at school productions and taking part in the spiritual life of the school.

 

We enjoy a good relationship with the Friends of St.Martin's  (FOSMS)to whom we are always grateful because they invaluably assist us in finding the funds which, as Voluntary Aided School, we need to contribute towards particular capital projects.

 

I am always very pleased to hear from anyone with a stake in the school and I can be contacted by email, or you can leave a message with your details with the school office: messages and letters are always passed to me by Mrs Newton and Mrs Black  as quickly as ever possible. I am also happy to arrange to meet with parents to discuss aspects of school management should that be necessary.

 

I hope that this brief introduction to the Governing Body explains to you a little of what we do and I hope that you might feel able to talk to any of us about governance matters and perhaps even join us!

 

Julia Jones

Chair of Governors

 

 

How to contact the Governors

The Chair of Governors, Julia Jones and the Clerk to the Governors, Mick Prince, can be contacted through email or via the School’s office. Please call 01723 360239 or email admin@st-martins.n-yorks.sch.uk marked for the attention of Chair of Governors.

 

How to become a Governor

If you are interested in knowing more about serving as a governor of St Martin's please contact Julia Jones, the Chair of Governors through school on 01723 360 239 or send an email to admin@st-martins.n-yorks.sch.uk.

For a more detailed explanation of the role and obligations of school governors you might like read the Department of Education publications "Governance Handbook" and "Competency framework for governance", which are regularly updated. They can be easily found by searching the respective title name on the gov.uk website.

 

St Martin's Governors: Who's who?

Our Governors: Their roles and standing committee membership.

 

We are currently reconsituting the governing body to 12 governor seats. The term of office is one year for co-opted governors, four years for Foundation governors and four years for all other types of governor. The current composition of the board appears below with individual school priority responsibilities shown. The governing body meet twice a term as a full governing body. Please click on the link below to access information about the members of the governing body.

 

 

More Governors Information

Governors Information

 
Document Name Date
Governing Body and Reg Interest - February 2022.pdfApril 27 2022, 15:24:14
nga-model-code-of-conduct-2020.pdfMarch 14 2022, 00:53:13

Governors Meeting Minutes

 
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