Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

admin@flookburgh.cumbria.sch.uk

Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

admin@flookburgh.cumbria.sch.uk

Governors

Governors

The Role of the Governing Board:

The role of the governing board is essential to the effectiveness of a school with the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) noting that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management, which includes that of the governing board.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools in which the role of the governing board is to support the headteacher and staff by positively promoting the work of the school, celebrating its achievements and working to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.

In the Governance Handbook, which can be found by following the link below or by searching: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-handbook, it is stated that all boards, regardless of the type of school or how many schools they govern, have three, fundamental, core functions:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Each individual governor and any associate member(s) form the governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. This means that individual governors and associate members do not act independently of the rest of the governing board and therefore, all decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board. As long as Local Authority maintained school governors and associate members act within the law, governors are protected

Governing Body Committees:

Our Governing Body has 3 committees, each of which focuses on a different aspect of governance relating to the three core functions as outlined above.

These committees are: Teaching and Learning; Staffing and Finance; Health, Safety and Premises; details of the structure of these committees can be found in the documents below.

We are proud to have a team of hard-working governors* dedicated to ensuring that all children are provided with the best education they can hope to experience at Flookburgh Church of England Primary School.

Governance Handbook

Copies of meeting minutes available upon request

Meet the Governors

Mrs. R. Lewis

Mrs. R. Lewis

Mrs. R. Lewis – Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor /  Child Protection and Safegaurding; Rowena Lewis is Chair of Governors as Flookburgh C of E Primary School having previously been SEN and Safeguarding Governor. She has also worked as a Safeguarding Governor in Berkshire previously. Rowena brings 8 years of experience working in the SEN sector with Children and adults and has 3 children of school age herself.

“I am looking forward to working with the school as Chair. Flookburgh School is such a bright and vibrant environment and there is always so much going on. There are, of course more difficulties during the restrictions in making contact with families and being around the school itself but please do make contact if you have anything you would like to share!”

Mrs. G. Pett

Mrs. G. Pett

Mrs Pett Headteacher/ Ex-Officio; I have a real passion for the outdoors and keeping fit; I love motorcycling, sea-kayaking, walking and distance swimming. I value most of all time with my family and our beautiful cocker spaniel, Archie!

Mr. A. Tegg

Mr. A. Tegg

Mr. A. Tegg – Vice Chair / Parent Governor; My daughter is presently in Wainwright Class and seeing how well she was doing at the school I felt it would be nice to help if possible, by becoming a Parent Governor. When my wife and I are not desperately trying to keep our daughter occupied I enjoy cycling, getting up into the fells and walking the dog with the family.

Mrs. S. Wymer

Mrs. S. Wymer

Mrs. S. Wymer – Foundation Governor; I have worked in education for all of my career as a class teacher, headteacher and then Senco (Special educational needs co-ordinator) but retired a few years early to care for a relative with advanced dementia. Released now from caring duties, I enjoy reading, swimming and walking my dogs. I began to volunteer in one school one morning a week. This then became two schools and now as Benefice Schools Minister, I work in three schools and lead Collective worship in these three schools as well.

As a member of St Mary’s church and with close contact with members of St John’s, I am involved in our pastoral and Music teams, Messy Church at Flookburgh and keeping up to date the schools’ noticeboards in each of the churches attached to my schools. I hope that my faith and my concern for our children’s education will promote and continue the excellent work of the staff at Flookburgh school and extend church and school links.

Mrs. J. Mardon

Mrs. J. Mardon

Mrs. J. Mardon – Foundation Governor; Since training as a primary teacher and later moving on to running playgroups, then onto adult education, I have been passionate about education, particularly of children.

I am a keen hobbyist and I love my garden. I am a busy Granny in my spare time! It is a privilege to be a Governor at Flookburgh CofE Primary School.

Mrs. C. Keith

Mrs. C. Keith

Mrs. C. Keith – Staff Governor; My interests are dog walking and knitting. I enjoy spending time in my garden and I am a keen golfer, I could give Tiger Woods a run for his money!

Mrs. L. Prescott

Mrs. L. Prescott

Mrs. L. Prescott – Clerk to Govenors; I live locally and both my sons attended Flookburgh School.  I have taught in Adult Education, managed Libraries, am an experienced Parish Council Clerk as well as being a former School Governor. I am responsible for the administration in relation to Governor meetings, including preparing Agendas and taking Minutes.

 

School Announcements

Autumn Term

Autumn Term 2022

Autumn term starts on Wednesday 7th September 2022 at 9am, the Autumn term finishes on Tuesday 20th December 2022 at 2pm.  

 

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