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Lovers' Lane Governing Body

 

Structure and Responsibilities of the Governing Body at Lovers' Lane Primary and Nursery School

 

The Governing Body of Lovers' Lane Primary and Nursery School meets on a termly basis as a Full Governing Body to make decisions concerning the overall direction of the School.  The members are drawn from various backgrounds and it is always the intention of the Governing Body to be as open as possible in fulfilling its aims.  Their main role is to support the Headteacher and staff; the phrase often used to describe the role is 'a critical friend'. The Governing Body is not responsible for the day to day operation of the school - that is a matter for the Headteacher.

 

The governors legal duties include:

 

  • Setting the strategic direction, policies and targets for the school
  • Approving the school budget
  • Reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher

 

Two main committees are in place to meet between the main meetings - Strategic Development and Pupil Committee (SDP) - (mainly focused on issues directly related to pupils and curriculum) and Finance and General Purposes and Personnel Committee (FGPP) - (mainly focused on finance and staffing issues).  We also have a Pay Committee that does not include staff governors to deal with issues relating to staff pay issues.

 

Register of Business Interests

 

The Governing Body has a legal duty to act only in the interests of the school.  Where a situation arises in which a governor cannot do this due to a personal interest, steps are taken to identify, prevent and record the conflict in the governing body minutes.  A declaration of interest is included on every governing body meeting Agenda.  In addition to this all governors complete a declaration annually.

 

Lovers' Lane Primary and Nursery School Governing Body Structure

 

There are several categories of governor appointed by different groups who have an interest in the school. 

 

Constitution of the Governing Body

 

The governing body must be constituted in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2003.  These regulations cover the number and type (category) of governors that make up the governing body.

 

There are Co-opted Governors, Local Authority Governors, Parent Lovers' Lane Primary and Nursery has a current constitution of eleven governors consisting of:

 

  • 1 x Headteacher
  • 1 x Staff Governor
  • 1 x Local Authority Governor
  • 2 x Parent Governors
  • 6 x Co-opted Governors     

 

Meet the Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWAITING PHOTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Raynor

Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

 

 

 

Ian Talbot

Vice-Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Jenny Hodgkinson

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWAITING PHOTO

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Morrison

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Le Vu

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWAITING PHOTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Marshall

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Cook

Staff Governor

 

 

 

Thomas Cragg

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

AWAITING PHOTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danielle Cragg

Parent Governor

 

 

 

Current Governors:

 

NameGovernor TypeTerm FromTerm ToRoles Declaration of Business Interests
Alex RaynorLocal Authority Governor30 March 202229 March 2026Chair of Governors, SDP Committee & FGPPC Committee, Pay CommitteeNone
Ian TalbotCo-opted governor23 April 201922 April 2023Vice-Chair of Governors & member of  SDP Committee, FGPP Committee & Pay CommitteeNone
Jenny HodgkinsonHeadteacherN/AN/AHeadteacher - Member of both SDP Committee, FGPP Committee and Pay CommitteeNone
Danielle Cragg          Parent governor23 April 201922 April 2023SDP Committee & Pay Committee & member of FGPP Committee None
Nickie PringleCo-opted governor13 May 202012 May 2024

Member of SDP Committee & Pay Committee, 

(Safeguarding, LAC, SEN, Child Protection & Attendance governor)

None
Le VuCo-opted governor9 December 20198 December 2023Chair of FGPP Committee None
Anna MartinCo-opted governor23 April 201922 April 2023Member of SDP CommitteeNone
Adam CookStaff governor4 April 20193 April 2023Assistant Headteacher/Year 4 Teacher - Member of SDP Committee & FGPP CommitteeNone
Thomas CraggCo-opted governor8 July 20207 July 2024Member of FGPP CommitteeNone
Susan BowlerLocal Authority governor24 November 202023 November 2024Member of SDP Committee & FGPP CommitteeNone
Catherine MorrisonCo-opted governor30.03.202229.03.2026Member of SDP CommitteeNone
Richard MarshallCo-opted governor30.03.202229.03.2026Member of SDP Committee & FGPP CommitteeNone
VacancyParent governor    

 

 

​Governors who served during the 2020-21 academic year are:-

 

NameGovernor StatusTerm of Office
Miss Jenny HodgkinsonHead Teacherex-officio, not applicable
Mrs Danielle CraggChair of Governors23.04.2019 - 22.04.2023
Mrs Nicola PringleLocal Authority Governor 03.11.2014 - 02.11.2018 - extended to 02.11.2022
Mrs Nicola PringleCo-opted Governor13.05.2020 - xxx
Mrs Susan BowlerLocal Authority Governor24.11.2021 - xxx
Mrs Anna MartinCo-opted Governor23.04.2019 - xxx
Mr Adam CookStaff Governor04.04.2015 - 03.04.2019

 

 

Governor's Attendance Record at meetings in 2019 - 2021 academic year was as follows:-

 

Full Governors

23.4.19

17.6.19

9.12.19

13.5.20

24.11.20

Mrs Joanne BlatherwickXapologiespresentXX
Miss Zoe CoddapologiespresentpresentXX
Mr Adam Cookpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Danielle Cragg (Chair)Xpresentpresentpresentpresent
Mr Thomas CraggXXXpresentpresent
Mrs Bethany DavidsonN/AapologiesabsentXX
Mr Richard DurancepresentpresentXXX
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Headteacher)presentpresentpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Fiona JonesXpresentapologiesXX
Mrs Anna MartinXpresentapologiesabsent present
Mrs Le MillsXXpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Nickie Pringleapologiespresentpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Hayley RossXpresentabsentXX
Mr Ian Talbot (Vice Chair)Xpresentapologiespresentapologies

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

 

Pay Committee9.12.1918.11.20
Mrs Danielle Cragg (Chair)presentpresent
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Head)presentpresent
Mrs Anna MartinpresentX
Mrs Nickie PringleXpresent
Mr Ian Talbot (Vice Chair)presentpresent

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

 

Strategic Development & Pupils Committee4.2.197.5.1918.11.194.11.20
Mrs Joanne BlatherwickXapologiespresentX
Miss Zoe CoddpresentpresentpresentX
Mr Adam Cookpresentpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Danielle Cragg (Chair)Xpresentabsentpresent
Mr Richard DurancepresentapologiesapologiesX
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Head)presentpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Fiona JonesXapologies XX
Mrs Anna MartinXapologiespresentapologies
Mrs Nickie Pringleapologiesapologiespresentpresent
Mr Ian Talbot (Vice Chair)Xpresent presentpresent

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

 

Finance and General Purposes and Personnel Committee

4.2.197.5.1925.11.1918.3.203.3.21
Mrs Joanne BlatherwickXapologiespresentXX
Miss Zoe Coddpresentpresentpresent presentX
Mr Adam Cookpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Danielle Cragg (Chair)Xpresentapologiespresentpresent
Mr Thomas CraggXXXXpresent
Mr Richard DurancepresentpresentXXX
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Head)presentpresentpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Fiona JonesXapologiespresentXX
Mrs Le MillsXXpresentpresentpresent
Mrs Nickie PringleapologiespresentXXX
Mr Ian Talbot (Vice Chair)Xpresentapologiespresentpresent

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

 

Governor's Attendance Record at meetings in the 2017 - 2018 academic year was as follows:-

 

 

Name

Pay Committee

6/11/17

Strategic Development and Pupils Committee

6/11/17

Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee

6/11/17

Full Governor

04/12/17

Strategic Development and Pupils Committee

29/1/18

Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee

29/1/18

Full Governor

12/3/18

Strategic Development and Pupils Committee

30/4/18

Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee

30/4/18

Full Governor

18/6/18

Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Head)

 

X

present

present

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Miss Zoe Codd

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Mr John Gray

present

absentabsentpresentXXXXXX

Mr Ian Holden

X

X

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Mrs Emma Van-der-Sluis

X

absent

absentpresentpresentpresentabsentXXabsent

Mr Richard Durance

X

X

X

present

absentabsentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Mrs Nicola Pringle

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Mrs Daniela Coman

X

absent

absentabsentabsentabsentabsentabsentabsentabsent

Mr Adam Cook

X

present

presentabsentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

 

Governors’ relevant business and pecuniary interests are:-

 

Zoe Codd was also a governor at John Hunt Primary School, Newark between 19 April 2018 and 19 June 2018.

Governors’ Attendance Record at meetings in the 2016-2017 academic year was as follows:-

 

 

Name

Pay Committee

 

10/10/16

Strategic Development and Pupils Committee

10/10/16

 

Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee

10/10/16

Full Governor

05/12/16

Strategic Development and Pupils Committee

16/1/17

Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee

16/1/17

Full Governor

27/2/17

Strategic Development and Pupils Committee

24/4/17

Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee

24/4/17

Full Governor

12/6/17

Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Head)

 

X

present

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Miss Zoe Codd

presentpresentpresentapologiespresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Mr Mark Roberts

X

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentapologies

X

X

X

Mr Justin Kingston

X

apologiesapologiespresentapologiesapologiespresent

X

X

X

Mr John Gray

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentapologies

Mr Ian Holden

X

X

X

X

X

X

present

presentpresentpresent

Mrs Emma Van-der-Sluis

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

present

Mrs Nicola Pringle

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Mrs Daniela Coman

X

X

X

present

presentpresentapologiesapologiesapologiesapologies

Miss Lucy Wilcockson

X

X

X

present

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

Mr Adam Cook

X

presentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

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