The Governing Body is a group of volunteers who have chosen to involve themselves and take some responsibility in the life of the school.
We work with Mr Harrison, the Senior Leadership Team and all the staff to ensure that your children achieve their full academic potential, as well as provide an enriching environment for them to develop socially and emotionally.
The Governing Body consists of committed individuals who believe that a good education is extremely important. We are a diverse group, who bring many different skills and experiences from business, the local community and other educational establishments. We actively contribute to all aspects of life of the school. We understand and take our role as “critical friend” seriously. We are proud and very supportive of the school and its place within the local community.
If you would like further information about the role of the Governing Body, please contact the school and I will be happy to speak to you.
Rachel M Davies
Chair of Governors
Annual Governance Statement for The Market Weighton School
The governing body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.
In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of the TMWS Governing Body are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The full Governing Body meets once each term, as does the Resources Committee and the Achievement & Wellbeing Committee. We also have sub-committees that meet when required to consider pupil discipline, staffing matters and pay review.
Attendance Record of Governors
Governors have excellent attendance at meetings and we have never cancelled a meeting because it was not ‘quorate’ (the number of governors needed to ensure that legal decisions can be made). See below for details of individual governors’ attendance at meetings.
Future Plans for the Governors
Consistency and high expectations are fundamental to the school and its Governance moving forward in the desire to be outstanding. Governors will be monitoring the key priorities as identified in the School Development Plan.
Attendance at Governing Body Meetings
Governors’ attendance record for 2015-16:
|Full Governing Body
|Achievement & Wellbeing Committee
|Pay Review Committee
TMWS Governing Body – Register of Interests
|Any Relationship with Staff||Relationship with pupils on roll||Business/Place of Work|
|03.06.15||03.06.19||Parent of Y10 student||Cover Teacher
Mount Pleasant Primary
|Jane BRIGGS||Co-opted||Vice Chair
Chair of Achievement & Wellbeing Committee
|07.07.15||07.07.19||Partner to Dale Needham (governor)||Director of Science
|Rachel DAVIES||Co-opted||Chair of Governors
|07.07.15||07.07.19||Parent of Y10 student||Headteacher
|14.10.13||14.10.17||Parent of Y11 student||Company Secretary
Hall & Featherstone
|07.07.15||07.07.19||Specialist SEND Education Consultant
Director, Anne Hayward Consortium Ltd (UK & Int)
|Matthew HENDERSON||Parent||22.06.16||22.06.20||Parent of Y8 student||Assistant Head
|Dale NEEDHAM||Co-opted||Chair of Resources Committee
Chair of Pay Review Committee
|07.07.15||07.07.19||Partner to Jane Briggs (governor)||Parent of Y11 student||Manager
|Parent||24.01.13||24.01.17||Resigned from the governing body October 2016
|David RUDD||Local Authority||
|18.04.16||18.04.20||Parent of Y11 student||HR Manager
|Karen MELLOR||Parent||25.03.12||25.03.16||Resigned from the governing body November 2015
The governing body clerking is arranged through the Local Authority clerking service.
All governors can be contacted through Mrs N Hansen (governor admin): [email protected]