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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danielle Cragg

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

 

 

 

Ian Talbot

Vice-Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Jenny Hodgkinson

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickie Pringle

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Le Vu

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Anna Martin

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Cook

Staff Governor

 

 

 

Thomas Cragg

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

Susan Bowler

Local Authority Governor

 

 

 

 

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles  Declaration of Business Interests
Danielle Cragg           Parent governor 23 April 2019 22 April 2023 Chair of Governors, SDP Committee & Pay Committee & member of FGPP Committee  None
Ian Talbot Co-opted governor 3 April 2019 22 April 2023 Vice-Chair of Governors & member of  SDP Committee, FGPP Committee & Pay Committee None
Jenny Hodgkinson Headteacher N/A N/A Headteacher - Member of both SDP Committee, FGPP Committee and Pay Committee None
Nickie Pringle Co-opted governor 13 May 2020 12 May 2024

Member of SDP Committee & Pay Committee, 

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

None
Le Vu Co-opted governor 9 December 2019 8 December 2023 Chair of FGPP Committee  None
Anna Martin Co-opted governor 23 April 2019 22 April 2023 Member of SDP Committee None
Adam Cook Staff governor 4 April 2019 3 April 2023 Assistant Headteacher/Year 4 Teacher - Member of SDP Committee & FGPP Committee None
Thomas Cragg Co-opted governor 8 July 2020 7 July 2024 Member of FGPP Committee None
Susan Bowler Local Authority governor 24 November 2020 23 November 2024 Member of SDP Committee & FGPP Committee None
Vacancy Co-opted governor        
Vacancy Parent governor        

 

​Governors who served during the 2017 - 2018 academic year are:-

 

Name Governor Status Term of Office
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson Head Teacher ex-officio, not applicable
Miss Zoe Codd Co-opted Governor 16.06.2014 - 15.06.2018 - extended to 15.06.2022
Mr John Gray Co-opted Governor 15.06.2015 - 19.12.2017
Mr Ian Holden Co-opted Governor 27.2.2017 - 26.02.2021
Mrs Emma Van-der-sluis Co-opted Governor 12.06.2017 - 11.06.2021
Mr Richard Durance Co-opted Governor 04.12.2017 - 03.12.2021
Mrs Nicola Pringle Local Authority Governor 03.11.2014 - 02.11.2018 - extended to 02.11.2022
Mrs Daniela Coman Parent Governor 05.12.2016 - 07.06.2018
Mrs Lucy Wilcockson Parent Governor 05.12.2016 - 26.04.2018
Mr Adam Cook Staff Governor 04.04.2015 - 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 Blatherwick X apologies present X X
Miss Zoe Codd apologies present present X X
Mr Adam Cook present present present present present
Mrs Danielle Cragg (Chair) X present present present present
Mr Thomas Cragg X X X present present
Mrs Bethany Davidson N/A apologies absent X X
Mr Richard Durance present present X X X
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Headteacher) present present present present present
Mrs Fiona Jones X present apologies X X
Mrs Anna Martin X present apologies absent  present
Mrs Le Mills X X present present present
Mrs Nickie Pringle apologies present present present present
Mrs Hayley Ross X present absent X X
Mr Ian Talbot (Vice Chair) X present apologies present apologies

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

 

Pay Committee 9.12.19 18.11.20
Mrs Danielle Cragg (Chair) present present
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Head) present present
Mrs Anna Martin present X
Mrs Nickie Pringle X present
Mr Ian Talbot (Vice Chair) present present

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

 

Strategic Development & Pupils Committee 4.2.19 7.5.19 18.11.19 4.11.20
Mrs Joanne Blatherwick X apologies present X
Miss Zoe Codd present present present X
Mr Adam Cook present present present present
Mrs Danielle Cragg (Chair) X present absent present
Mr Richard Durance present apologies apologies X
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Head) present present present present
Mrs Fiona Jones X apologies  X X
Mrs Anna Martin X apologies present apologies
Mrs Nickie Pringle apologies apologies present present
Mr Ian Talbot (Vice Chair) X present  present present

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

 

Finance and General Purposes and Personnel Committee

4.2.19 7.5.19 25.11.19 18.3.20 3.3.21
Mrs Joanne Blatherwick X apologies present X X
Miss Zoe Codd present present present  present X
Mr Adam Cook present present present present present
Mrs Danielle Cragg (Chair) X present apologies present present
Mr Thomas Cragg X X X X present
Mr Richard Durance present present X X X
Miss Jenny Hodgkinson (Head) present present present present present
Mrs Fiona Jones X apologies present X X
Mrs Le Mills X X present present present
Mrs Nickie Pringle apologies present X X X
Mr Ian Talbot (Vice Chair) X present apologies present present

 

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

present present present present present present present

Miss Zoe Codd

present present present present present present present present present present

Mr John Gray

present

absent absent present X X X X X X

Mr Ian Holden

X

X

present present present present present present present present

Mrs Emma Van-der-Sluis

X

absent

absent present present present absent X X absent

Mr Richard Durance

X

X

X

present

absent absent present present present present

Mrs Nicola Pringle

present present present present present present present present present present

Mrs Daniela Coman

X

absent

absent absent absent absent absent absent absent absent

Mr Adam Cook

X

present

present absent present present present present present present

 

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

present present present present present present present present

Miss Zoe Codd

present present present apologies present present present present present present

Mr Mark Roberts

X

present present present present present apologies

X

X

X

Mr Justin Kingston

X

apologies apologies present apologies apologies present

X

X

X

Mr John Gray

present present present present present present present present present apologies

Mr Ian Holden

X

X

X

X

X

X

present

present present present

Mrs Emma Van-der-Sluis

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

present

Mrs Nicola Pringle

present present present present present present present present present present

Mrs Daniela Coman

X

X

X

present

present present apologies apologies apologies apologies

Miss Lucy Wilcockson

X

X

X

present

present present present present present present

Mr Adam Cook

X

present present present present present present present present present

 

X – Not a member of the committee at that time

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