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Duckmanton

Primary School

Governing Body

Meet the Governing Body 

 

Name Position Term end
Mr Christopher MartinChair of Governing Body (Co-opted)Oct 2021
Ms Sarah Scarborough 

Vice-Chair of Governing Body (LA)

Oct 2022
Mrs Debbie Parnham Clerk to the Governing Body 
Mrs Aimee PooleCo-opted Governor Feb 2025
Mr Jamie Poole Co-opted GovernorFeb 2025
Mrs Micheala HeenanParent Governor Oct 2023
Mr Declan Gillett Co-opted GovernorFeb 2024
Mr Joel BeedenStaff GovernorFeb 2023
Mrs Nicola WalkerAssociate Governor 
Mrs Sarah ChadwickHeadteacherEx-Officio 
Mr Darran BarlowParent Governor July 2025

 

In the interests of transparency, we are required by law to publish up to date information about our governance arrangements, under the headings set out below:

 

Structure and remit of the Governing board and committees and the names of the chair of each:

Our Governing Board was reconstituted to reduce the number of Governors on 4 April 2016 and is made up of a total of 8 Governors and 1 Associate Member as follows:

• Parent Governors x 1

• Co-opted Governors x 4

• Local Authority Governor x 1

• Staff Governor x 1

• Headteacher x1

 

Chair of the Governing Board

Christopher Martin

 

Vice Chair of the Governing Board

Sarah Scarborough

 

Clerk to the Governing Board

Debbie Parnham

 

The remit of the Governing Board is to:

• Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

• Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff 

• Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

We also have in place the following Committees to support the work of the Governing Board:

Appraisal and Pay Policy Committee. Composition: At least three members of the Governing Board, excluding the Head and staff governors, and who may also be the nominated Appraisal Governors.

Disciplinary (Staff) Appeal Committee. Composition: No less than three members of the Governing Board who are not disqualified by being members of staff or by having an interest requiring them to withdraw. The Headteacher may attend to give advice but may not vote. 

Complaints Committee. Composition: The committee will comprise of no members who were involved in the original decision which is the subject of appeal or who are in some way involved. The Headteacher may attend to give advice but may not vote.

Resource Committee - Chair appointed annually in the autumn term meeting. Current chair Sarah Scarborough. Composition: A minimum of three members of the Governing Board.

Curriculum Committee - Chair appointed annually in the autumn term meeting. Current chair: Chris Martin. Composition: A minimum of three members of the Governing Board.

 
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