The Governing Body of New Mill Infant School is made up of 12 members drawn from different parts of the school and local community.
There is one local authority governor, one representative teaching staff governor, two parent governors and seven co-opted governors representative of the school and community. In addition we currently have a associate governor.
The Full Governing Body meet four times a year. The School Improvement and the Resources Committees meet half termly or more regularly depending on the needs of the school.
|Dawn Whiteley||LA Governor - Chair|
|Leigh Fleming||Co-opted Community - Vice|
|Veronica Baldwin||Co-opted Community|
|Sean Robertshaw||Co-opted Community|
|Emma Pescod||Co-opted Community|
|Su Aaron-Abel||Head Teacher|
|Ann Barnes||Associate Member|
|Louise Armitage||Co-opted Staff|
|Rebecca Starrett||Staff Governor|
|Gillian Holden||Co-opted Staff|
There are six sub committees, these are:
Standards and Curriculum
Complaints / Pupil Discipline
The following links provide further details on our Governing Body
Attendance register for full Governing Body meetings can be found here
The Governors meet twice per term to discuss matters of school and LA business. Sub-committee meetings are also held regularly.
The role of the parent Governor
Parent Governors play a vital role at the school, holding the unique position of having a parental viewpoint – through their children, they have a first hand experience of the delivery of the curriculum, and how the school is perceived. This enables them to bring a different perspective to the strategic management of the school.
Parent governors are representative parents rather than representatives of parents.
To effectively fulfill the role, parent governors should:
- Make themselves known to the parent body
- Listen impartially to concerns raised by parents
- Guide parents regarding appropriate lines of action and procedures
- Present a balanced view of issues, representing different sections of the community
Powers and Duties
The legal responsibilities of the Governing Body include helping to establish the aims and policies of the school. They have a duty to ensure the effective running of the school by assisting with the School Development Plan, the Annual Budget, the selection and promotion of staff, and health and safety issues.
The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation of the school.