Warter C. E. Primary School

Addlekeld, Warter, York, YO42 1XR, Tel: 01759 302061, Email: office@warterschool.eriding.net

Structure and Remit of the Governing Board

Structure and Remit of the Governing Board

Warter C. E. Primary school is a voluntary controlled foundation school maintained by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The Governing Body has the overall responsibility, under the Education Act, for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards of educational achievement and for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. The Headteacher is accountable to the Governing Body for the internal organisation, management and control, and the educational performance of the school and its pupils. The Governing Body has responsibility for the appointment of all staff but has delegated this to the Headteacher for all staff below the Assistant Headteacher. At least one member of the Personnel Committee will be on the interview panel for recruitment of teachers and teaching assistants.

Governors are responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent, and ensuring that Warter C. E. Primary School has an effective and appropriate system of financial and management controls. The Governing Body has delegated the day to day responsibility to the Headteacher for implementing effective management systems, including financial monitoring and control systems, and for ensuring that the systems conform with good financial management practices and with the finance regulations of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The names and terms of office of the members of the governing body are shown on the membership list.

Committee Structure

Finance and Resources Committee - responsible for overseeing the financial performance. It has a sub-committee for Health and Safety, responsible for overseeing all premises related matters. It has a sub-committee for Data Protection (GDPR), responsible for overseeing all Data Protection matters. Mrs. Debbie Potter is the chair.

Pupils and Standards Committee - responsible for overseeing educational performance. Mr. David Scott is the chair.

Personnel Committee - responsible for overseeing staffing resources. Mrs. Sarah Wilby is the chair.

Performance and Pay Review Committee - reviews the performance of the Headteacher annually and determines the pay of the Headteacher and members of the senior leadership team. Mrs. Debbie Potter is the chair.

School Staff (Headteacher plus one Staff Governor):

The Headteacher is automatically a Governor. The staff of the school elect a Staff Governor.

Parent Governors (Two):

Parent Governors are elected by a ballot of all parents / carers.

Local Authority Governor (One):

The Local Authority (East Riding of Yorkshire Council) appoints a representative.

Foundation Governors (Two):

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese of York.

Co-opted Governors (Five):

Co-opted Governors are elected by the Governing Body based on the specific skills required to benefit the whole school.

All governors are elected for a period of four years, but often stand for more than one term of office.

The Chair of Governors at 1st Septemeber 2018 is Mrs. Debbie Potter.

The Vice Chair of Governors at 1st September 2018 is Mr. David Scott.

The Clerk to the Governing Body for 2018-2019 is Mrs. Julie Pomone of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Governor Support Services.

The Governing Body meets three times per year. The Finance and Resources Committee and the Pupils and Standards Committee also meet three times per year. The Performance and Pay Review Committee meet annually and the Personnel Committee meet at least annually (more often if needed). Governors attend as many meetings as possible, please visit the Attendance at Meetings and Visits to School page to view the meetings attended by the governors for the year 2017/2018.

Governors also try and attend public events like the annual school pantomime, parents evenings, harvest festival, Christmas nativity and Easter services.