Mattersey Primary School

Governors

Role
The Governing Body at Mattersey Primary School is responsible for:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it is money well spent.


Membership
The Governing Body at Mattersey Primary School is determined by an Instrument of Government and re-constituted (11 March 2015) as per the requirements of The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations, 2012.  The Governing Body is made up of seven Governors:

  • 2 Parent Governors - elected from the parent body
  • 1 Local Education Authority Governor - appointed by the LEA
  • 2 Staff Governors (including the Head Teacher)
  • 1 Co-Opted Governor - appointed by the Governing Body for specific skills and to represent the community


The current membership of our Governing Body for the academic year 2021/22:

- Chair: Mr Chris Bailey, Local Authority Governor - (24/11/2018 - 23/11/2022)
- Vice-Chair: Mrs Jane Nicholson-Turnbull - (18/03/2019 - 17/03/2023)

- Co-opted Governor: Mrs Sharon McDougall - (12/10/2020 - 11/10/2023)
- Parent Governor: Mrs Claire Howard - (23/11/2020 - 22/11/2023)
- Parent Governor: Mrs Natalie Tomlinson - (23/11/2021 - 22/11/2024)
- Co-Opted Governor: Mrs Lynne Saint - (27/11/2019 - 26/11/2023)
- Head Teacher: Mrs Lucy Wilson - (31/08/2021)
- Staff Governor: Mrs Karen Plant - (23/11/2021)


To learn more about the governance of the school or to find out about how to become a governor visit -
http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governors-handbook

Work of the Governing Body

The work of the Governing Body is in the public domain, subject to confidentiality, and all documents are available via the School Office.


OFSTED
Governance is included in the Leadership and Management section of OFSTED's school inspection that was rated 'Good' in November 2017.  If you would like to know more about school inspections carried out by Ofsted, click on the link below: 

Ofsted: A Guide for Parents

Parent Governor Nominations April 2022

We will be starting the process for nominations for a new parent governor after the Easter break on Tuesday 19 April 2022 with a closing date on Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 10am.  If you think you might be interested, please refer to the information below:

Letter to Parents - Parent Governor Election

Code of Conduct for a School Governing Body Autumn 2021

Declaration of eligibility to be a governor

Declaration of interest guidance

Parent Nomination Form

 

Governing Body Register of Business Interests at Mattersey Primary School (2021/22):

Name

Governance roles in other schools

Any interest declared

Chris Bailey None None
Lynne Saint None None
Sharon McDougall None None
Karen Plant None None
Lucy Wilson None None
Jane Nicholson-Turnbull None None
Claire Howard None None
Natalie Tomlinson None None

 

Governors' Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2021/22:

Note that due to Covid-19 restrictions some members virtually attended the meeting.

Name of Governor Autumn 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
  Collaboration Full Interim Collaboration Full
Interim
Collaboration Full Interim
Chris Bailey Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lynne Saint Yes No Yes No
Sharon McDougall Yes Yes Yes Yes
Karen Plant Yes N/A Yes Yes
Lucy Wilson Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jane Nicholson-Turnbull Yes No Yes Yes
Claire Howard No Yes No Yes
Natalie Tomlinson Yes N/A Yes Yes

 

Governors' Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2020/21:

Note that due to Covid-19 restrictions some members virtually attended the meeting.

Name of Governor Autumn 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
  Collaboration Full Interim Collaboration Full
Interim
Collaboration Full Interim
Chris Bailey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lynne Saint N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes
Sharon McDougall N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes
Paul Higginbottom Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lucy Wilson N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jane Nicholson-Turnbull N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes  Yes N/A Yes No
Claire Howard N/A Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes

Governors' Attendance at meetings during the academic year 2019/20:

Name of Governor Autumn 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
  Collaboration Full Interim Collaboration Full
Interim
Collaboration Full Interim
Chris Bailey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lynne Saint N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes Yes
Sharon McDougall N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes
Paul Higginbottom Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lucy Wilson   N/A No Yes N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes
Jane Nicholson-Turnbull N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes

 

Thorpe Road
Mattersey
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN10 5ED

01777 817265

office28@mattersey.notts.sch.uk