Our Governors

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the local authority to ensure the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
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The Governors of Kniveton Primary School

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Governing Body meetings

The Governing Body has 5 full Governors meetings a year to meet and review the progress of the school.  The Governing Body meetings for 2023/24 are as follows:

  • Wednesday 4 October 2023 – School
  • Wednesday 15 December 2023 – School
  • Wednesday 14 February 2024 – School
  • Wednesday 1 May  2024 – School
  • Wednesday 10 July 2024 – School

The Governing Body also has Committees to deal with specific details of governing the school. These committees report back to the Governing Body meetings.

Link Governors

A number of governors are also ‘Link Governors’ with responsibilities to review curriculum and other areas of the school’s role.  Each link governor meets the subject leader in school who is responsible for that subject area.

Governing Body Information

In December 2014 the governing body elected to reconstitute under The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012. The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The Chair of Governors is Doug McConnachie who can be contacted via the school. The Vice-Chair of Governors is Rob Savidge. 

The Governor Impact statement details functions of the governing board and an up-to-date account of their influence.

Reporting salaries of high paid staff.

All local authority maintained schools are required to publish annually on their websites the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100k a year. This information is required to be published in bands of £10k.

At 01/09/2023 no staff at the school earn more than £100k a year.

All local authority maintained schools are required to publish annually on their websites the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100k a year. This information is required to be published in bands of £10k.

 

The Governing Body is made up of 11 governors divided into 5 governor categories:

Name Luke Redfearn
Appointed by Governing Body
Term of office n/a
Governor Committees served on: All Committees
Responsibilities on governing body Headteacher
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests None declared
Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared
Name Mike Burrows
Appointed by Governing Body
Term of office 17.02.2020 – 16.02.2024
Governor Committees served on
Responsibilities on governing body PE & Sports Funding Link Governor, GDPR Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests None declared
Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared
Name Nicola Slack
Appointed by Governing Body
Term of office 14.07.2020 – 13.07.2024
Governor Committees served on:
Responsibilities on governing body SEN&D & Literacy Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

Retired teacher and occasional supply teacher at Kniveton Primary School.

A. S. Buildings Ltd

Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared
Name Rob Savidge
Appointed by Governing Body
Term of office 08.12.2019 – 07.12.2023
Governor Committees served on: Headteacher Performance Management Committee
Responsibilities on governing body Chair of Governors, Safeguarding & Child Protection, Anti-Bullying, Maths, Health & Safety, SATs Monitoring Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests Chair of Kniveton Playing Field Committee
Kniveton Parish Council
Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared
Name June Lomas
Appointed by Governing Body
Term of office 04.10.2022 – 03.10.2026
Governor Committees served on: Finance Committee & Headteacher Performance Management Committee
Responsibilities on governing body Pupil Premium, Finance, Pastoral Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests Employed by the school on a supply basis
Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared
Name Gill Gorman
Appointed by Elected by Staff members
Term of office 20.09.2021 – 19.09.2025
Governor Committees served on:
Responsibilities on governing body Maths Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests None declared
Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members Teacher in school
Name Doug McConnachie
Appointed by Nominated by LA, appointed by Governing Body
Term of office 17.04.2022 – 16.04.2026
Governor Committees served on: Headteacher Performance Management & Finance Committee
Responsibilities on governing body Vice-Chair of Governors, Premises Management Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests None declared
Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared

 

Name Charlotte Marsh
Appointed by Elected by Parents
Term of office 09.12.2019 – 08.12.2023
Governor Committees served on:
Responsibilities on governing body PSHE Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests None declared
Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared
Name Tim Rayner
Appointed by Elected by Parents
Term of office
Governor Committees served on:
Responsibilities on governing body
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests
Governor at another school
Relationships between governors and any other staff members
Name Claire Barratt
Appointed by Kniveton PCC/Derby Diocese
Term of office 22.02.2022 – 21.02.2026
Governor Committees served on:
Responsibilities on governing body EYFS Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests None declared
Governor at another school None declared
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared

Foundation Governor (Ex-officio)

Name Rev’d Phil Michell
Appointed by Derby Diocesan Board of Education
Term of office n/a
Governor Committees served on:
Responsibilities on governing body Pastoral Link Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests None declared
Governor at another school Foundation Governor at Hulland Ward Primary School
Relationships between governors and any other staff members None declared

 

Governor Resignations 2021/22 Governor Category
Lewis Rose (deceased) Foundation Governor
Camilla Tosney Parent
Natalie Dales Parent

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Kim Meakin.