'Life in all its fullness'
John 10:10

St George's C of E School aims to serve by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of our Christian Vision and Values, which have been determined by our whole school community.


Above all, our aim is to make St George's School a happy place, where your child will want to be, where their personal strengths are celebrated and their work will be tailored to their individual needs.

 

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Governors


Our Governors are part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have a vital part to play in raising school standards. They provide strategic leadership and ensure accountability in schools. The role of the governing board is key to the effectiveness of a school.

We are fortunate to have a range of skills from our governing body and a wealth of experience.  Governors receive training and support to help them carry out their roles. All members have agreed to serve a term of four years.

The role of the governing board is as follows:

  • Agree and set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)

The constitution of our governing board is as follows:

  • 2 Parent governors 
  • 1 Headteacher 
  • 1 Staff governor 
  • 2 Foundation governors 
  • 2 Co-opted governors 
  • 1 Local Authority governor
We also have one non-voting associate member. 


Appointing Bodies

The following appointing bodies elect/appoint the different category of Governors as follows:-
 
·       Parent Governors - Elected by Parents;
·       Staff Governors - Elected by Staff, with the exception of the Headteacher who is a Governor by virtue of being the Headteacher;
·       Local Authority Governor - Appointed by Governing Body via a Local Authority nomination process;
·       Foundation Governors - Appointed by the Diocese; and
·       Co-opted Governors - Appointed by the Governing Body

 

Committees 

Support and Challenge (Chair - Eric Rogers) -  A Committee where governors meet with the Head Teacher with his appraisal targets as a focus for discussion. Click here to view the full Terms of Reference for the Support and Challenge Committee.

Finance and Staffing (Chair - Eric Rogers) - The main Committee for all aspects of Human Resources and the Financial Management of the School. Click here to view the full Terms of Reference for the Finance and Staffing Committee.

Health and Safety (Chair - Steven Herbert) - The Committee responsible for overseeing work around the management of our buildings, school grounds and health and safety of Staff and Children.  Click here to view the full Terms of Reference for the Health and Safety Committee.

Curriculum and Performance (Chair - Steven Herbert) - Click here to view the full Terms of Reference for the Curriculum and Performance Committee.

SEND, Inclusion Equality and Safeguarding (S.I.E.S) (Chair - Jean Mease) - Click here to view the full Terms of Reference for the S.I.E.S Committee.

There are also separate disciplinary and appeals Committees which are convened if required.


Our Governors

Name of Governor Governor type Term of office Has signed the register? Details of any conflicting interests
  • Business/ work
  • Relationships
  • Governor at another school
Steven Herbert Head   Yes Bluebirds Trust Director, Barrow Bluebirds Ltd, Barrow A.F.C.
Eric Rogers Chair
Co-opted
4 years
28.09.17- 28.09.21
Yes Membership of Professional Bodies: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Karen Stringer Co-opted 4 years
01.09.18-
01.09.22
Yes Current Employment: Deputy Head Teacher at St George's School.
Jean Mease Foundation Governor 4 years
30.11.20-
30.11.24
Yes Company Director - JEM Lettings Ltd.
Lesley Smith Associate Member 4 years
04.05.17
04.05.25
Yes None
Charlotte Newbury Staff 4 years
01.09.18-
01.09.22
Yes Current Employment: HLTA at St George's School
Reverend Carl Harding Ex-Officio Foundation Governor   Yes Current Employment: Church of England Priest. 
Stephen Robson Local Authority 4 years
25.02.21-
25.02.25
Yes Member of the Labour Party, Unite the Union and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Kimberley Ballantyne Parent 4 years 27.03.21-27.03.25 Yes Current Employment - Finance Officer at Siemens Energy Limited.
Amey Sim Parent 4 years 27.03.21
27.03.25
Yes Self Employed.  Owner of Enchanted Moments - A Children's party and entertainment business.
 

Committees and Specific Responsibilities

Governor Category Committees (2020-2021)  
Support &
Challenge
Finance &
Staffing
Health &
Safety
Performance &
Curriculum
SEND, Inclusion, Equality and Safeguarding (SIES) Specific Responsibilities
Steven Herbert Head X X X X X British Values
Eric Rogers Chair
Co-opted
X X   X    
Karen Stringer Co-Opted   X   X   Pupil Premium & Sports
Jean Mease Local Authority X     X X Equality & Early Years
Lesley Smith Associate Member     X     Attendance
Charlotte Newbury Staff       X   Inclusion
Reverend Carl Harding Ex-Officio Foundation Governor X       X  
Stephen Robson Local Authority         X  
Kimberley Ballantyne Parent            
Amey Sim Parent            
 

Meetings and Attendance

Meeting Dates
Full Governors Support &
Challenge
Finance &
Staffing
Health &
Safety
Performance &
Curriculum
SEND, Inclusion, Equality and Safeguarding (SIES)
24.09.2020          
26.11.20 26.11.2020 12.11.2020 12.11.2020 05.11.2020 05.11.2020
25.02.2021 25.02.2021 11.02.2021 11.02.2021 04.02.2021 04.02.2021
20.05.2021 20.05.2021 06.05.2021 06.05.2021 29.04.2021 29.04.2021
01.07.2021 01.07.2021 17.06.2021 17.06.2021 10.06.2021 10.06.2021


Please click here for attendance information for all governors meetings (2017-2018)

Please click here for attendance information for all governors meetings (2018-2019) 

Please click here for attendance information for all governors meetings (2019-2020)  
Please note, some of the meetings during the 2019-2020 academic year could not take place due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Please click here for attendance information for all governors meetings (2020-2021)
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