A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Governors

Scheme of Delegation

The governing board is made up of parent, staff, local authority and community representatives.  The role of the school governors is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

Our governing board consists of:

  • two parent governors
  • one local authority governor
  • one staff governor
  • one headteacher
  • seven co-opted governors

The three core functions of the governing board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

All governors attend the full governing board meetings which take place at least once a term (twice in the summer term), and either serve on one or more of the following committees:

  • Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Resources Committee
  • Pay and Performance Committee

The two main committees meet once a term and the Pay and Performance Committee meets twice a year.

For more information regarding the full committees structure, please click on the link below:

Committees Structure 2016-2017

For more information regarding delegated functions within the committees, please click on the Terms of References below:

ToR Teaching & Learning Committee 2016-2017

ToR Resources Committee 2016-2017

ToR Performance and Pay Committee 2016-2017

ToR Headteacher Appraisal Committee 2016-2017

ToR Safeguarding Governor 2017

ToR First Committee 2016-2017

ToR Second Committee 2016-2017

Present Governors are:

  • Mr Nick Tallamy – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body, term ends 10/12/18, Chair of the Governing Body and a member of the Teaching & Learning and the Resources  Committees
  • Mrs Judith McGrath– Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body, term ends 10/12/18, Vice-Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Pay and Performance Review Committee
  • Mr Roger Hirst – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body, term ends 18/03/19, Vice-Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Governor and member of the Teaching & Learning, the Resources and the Pay and Performance Review Committees
  • Mrs Glynis Buckle – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body, term ends 30/09/19,  Chair of the Resources Committee and member of the Pay and Performance Review Committee
  • Mr Lee White – Parent Governor, appointed by the governing body (normally elected by other parents at the school, but not enough parents stood for election), term ends 13/10/17, Vice-Chair of the Resources Committee
  • Mrs Tania Weeks – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body, term ends 10/12/18, member of the Teaching & Learning and the Pay and Performance Review Committees
  • Mr Cliff Curd – resigned 17/01/17 Local Authority Governor, nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body, term ends 27/06/17, member of the Teaching & Learning Committee 
  • Mr Bob Foale – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body, term ends 10/12/18, SEND Governor and member of the Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Mr Richard Crompton – Parent Governor, appointed by the governing body (normally elected by other parents at the school, but not enough parents stood for election), term ends 4th October 2020, member of the Resources Committee
  • Mrs Lorraine Curry – Headteacher, member of the governing body by virtue of her office
  • Mr Lewis Harben– Staff Governor, elected by the school staff, term ends 04/10/2020, member of the Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Vacancy – LA Governor
  • Vacancy – Co-opted Governor
  • Mrs Brigitte Hawkins  – Clerk to Governors

To contact the governing board, please email them at governors@cockwoodschool.co.uk.

Governing Body Members Business Interests – 2016 (click table below to enlarge)

Governor Meeting Attendance 2015/16

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