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Welcome to Battyeford CE (VC) Primary

Due to the latest Covid restrictions we will not be holding our Early Years open evening or open day. The Early Years team will be in touch.

Meet the Governors

This has always been a happy, creative, high-achieving school, and especially so at present.  We are fortunate in having an excellent staff and headteacher who all work hard in their various roles, each contributing towards the education of every child.

 

The job of the Chair is to lead the governing body and co-ordinate their work, as well as chairing meetings and liaising closely with the Headteacher.  The governing body meets once per half term, and there are governor committees which meet for specific purposes, eg. finance.  The agenda and minutes of the full governing body meetings are public documents, available by request from school.  Governors frequently attend training courses and network meetings with the Local Authority and governors from other schools.  How they do their job affects the interests of our children, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others.  

Meet the Governors Pen Portraits

Governor Terms of Office

Former Governors step down dates from the last 12 months.

 

Alison Johnson - 10.03.2020

Helen Duke - 07.01.2021

Governor Attendance 2019-2020 & Business Interests 2020-2021

The Role of the Governors

 

The governors’ main role is to help raise standards of achievement, working with the headteacher to promote effective ways of teaching and learning while setting the school aims and policies.  They are all unpaid volunteers. 

 

Governors:-

  • are accountable for the performance of the school to parents, Ofsted and the wider community
  • plan the school's future direction
  • provide challenge and support to the headteacher and staff
  • monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budgets and staffing
  • make sure the national curriculum is taught
  • help to decide how the school can encourage children's spiritual, moral and social development
  • make sure the school provides for all its children, including those with special needs

 

Most governors serve for 4 years.  Battyeford Primary has 15 governors including the headteacher.  Governors represent different groups.  At present we have:- 

  • 5 parents, elected by all the parents of children currently in school
  • 1 staff governor, elected by the staff
  • The headteacher, unelected
  • 2 foundation governors, appointed by Christ the King church
  • Rev. Erik Peters, vicar of Christ the King church, unelected
  • 1 Local Authority governor appointed by Kirklees
  • 4 co-opted governor roles which allow the governing body to recruit for specific skills

 

The Chair can be contacted via the school.

Roles, Responsibilities and our Committee Structure

 

 

 

Finance and Staffing Committee

 

Rachel Batty

Phil Bland

Paul Hayles

Mark Pollard

David Sheard (Chair)

Alison Walker

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

Jane Armitage (Chair)

Rachel Batty

Laura Jackson

Claire Keer

James Longridge

Paul Mennell

Meriel Pearmain

Erik Peeters

Polly Snee

Esta Vincent

 

 

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