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Governors

 

The Governing Body of the school is made up of 12 members and a list of Governor Interests and attendance at various meetings/visits to school are tabled in the documents below. 

Under our terms of reference a chair is appointed from governors sitting on the

Resources Committee or  Learning, Admissions and Safeguarding Committee. 

Register of Governors 2018 / 2019

 (updated 01/09/2018)

Mr. Brian Hedley

Chair of Governors

Appointed by

Parochial Church Council Mitford

Category

Foundation

Current Term of Office

01/08/2015 – 31/07/2019

Financial Register of Interest

None

Non Financial Register of Interest

None

Committee Membership

All Committees

Link Role

Chair of Resources

Complaints

Health & Safety

RE

 

Mrs. Sarah Alexander

Governor

Appointed by

Northumberland County Council

Category

Local Education Authority

Current Term of Office

30/10/2014  - 31/10/2019

Financial Register of Interest

None

Non Financial Register of Interest

None

Committee Membership

Learning Safeguarding & Admissions

Link Role

Anti-Bullying, SEND, Higher Attainers

Equalities Pupil Premium 

 

Mr. Gareth Anderson

Governor

Appointed by

Newcastle & Durham Diocesan Education Board

Category

Foundation

Current Term of Office

06/06/2016 – 05/05/2020

Financial Register of Interest

None

Non Financial Register of Interest

None

Committee Membership

Resources

Link Role

E-safety

Health & Safety

 

Mrs. Elisabeth Bainbridge

Governor

Appointed by

Parochial Church Council Mitford

Category

Foundation

Current Term of Office

15/05/2017 – 14/05/2021

Financial Register of Interest

None

Non Financial Register of Interest

Grandparent

Committee Membership

Resources

Link Role

Child Protection

 

Miss Kathleen Halliday

Governor

Appointed by

Full Governing Body by Virtue of Position Morpeth All Saints

Category

Headteacher

Current Term of Office

On Appointment 01/09/2012

Financial Register of Interest

Paid Employee

Non Financial Register of Interest

None

Committee Membership

All Committees

Link Role

Complaints

 

Mrs. Catherine Hutchinson

Governor

Appointed by

Full Governing Body by Virtue of Position Morpeth All Saints

Category

Headteacher

Current Term of Office

01/06/2015 – 31/05/2019

Financial Register of Interest

Parent and Chair of Friends of Morpeth All Saints (PTA)

Non Financial Register of Interest

None

Committee Membership

Learning, Admissions & Safeguarding

Link Role

Assessment

 

Mrs. Judith Michie

Governor

Appointed by

Parochial Chuch Council Morpeth

Category

Foundation

Current Term of Office

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019

Financial Register of Interest

None

Non Financial Register of Interest

None

Committee Membership

Resources

Link Role

Literacy

 

Mrs. Zoe Millican

Vice Chair of Governors

Appointed by

Parents of Morpeth All Saints

Category

Parent Governor

Current Term of Office

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019

Financial Register of Interest

None

Non Financial Register of Interest

Parent

Committee Membership

Learning, Admissions & Safeguarding

Link Role

All Committees, Foundation Stage

 

     Staff Governor
   

Mr. David Simpson

Governor

Appointed by

Newcastle & Durham Diocesan Education Board

Category

Foundation

Current Term of Office

 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2021

Financial Register of Interest

None

Non Financial Register of Interest

None

Committee Membership

Resources

Link Role

Numeracy

GDPR

 

Rev. Simon White

Governor

Appointed by

Parochial Church Council Morpeth

Category

Ex. Officio Foundation

Current Term of Office

On appointment by Virtue of Position 17/09/2013

Financial Register of Interest

None

Non Financial Register of Interest

Director: Three Rivers Trust

Chairman: Mustard Seed Trust

Committee Membership

Resources

Link Role

Collective Worship

 

Vacancy

Governor

Appointed by

Newcastle & Durham Diocesan Education Board

Category

Foundation

Current Term of Office

 

Financial Register of Interest

 

Non Financial Register of Interest

 

Committee Membership

Learning, Admissions & Safeguarding

Link Role

 

 

 

Clerk to Full Governing Body Meetings

Mrs. Margaret Arksey

Clerk to Meetings

Appointed by

Northumberland County Council

Category

Clerk to Governors non voting

Current Term of Office

01/10/2017

Financial Register of Interest

Paid Employee of Northumberland County Council

Non Financial Register of Interest

None

Committee Membership

None

Link Role

None

Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings 2018 / 2019

Autumn Term:       27 September 2018    

Spring Term:         14 February 2019

Summer Term:      16 May 2019

 

Copies of Full Governing Body Minutes are held in the main school office.

 

The Chair of Governors for Full Governing Body Meetings is:            Mr. B. Hedley

The Chair of Governors for the Resources Committee Meetings is:  Mr. B. Hedley

The Chair of Governors for the Learning, Safeguarding and Admissions is elected at each meeting.


At Morpeth All Saints CE Aided First School we have a team of governors that work as volunteers to support the school.   Their role is to support and challenge the Headteacher and to help set the vision and strategic direction of the school ensuring that our school is the very best it can be.  Governors have a wide range of duties and tasks, including:-

 

  • Ensuring that the school meets its legal responsibilities

  • Setting the school budget

  • Making decisions about the school building and premises

  • Setting school policies

  • Appointing staff and making decisions about current staffing

  • Looking at how well groups of pupils are performing and ensuring action is taken if there are any concerns


We have three Full Governing Body meetings each year held in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.  A range of subcommittee meetings also take place at least once per term.  During these meetings we look at a wide range of information to find out how well the school is performing.   Miss Halliday provides a detailed Headteacher’s report at these meetings but governors also look at data and independent reports so that we can make our own decisions about how well things are going. To support the work that goes on, governors also try to visit school as often as possible. We are proud to have a committed Governing Body that is made up of a team individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Strategic:  The Governing Body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop and improve.  This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, setting targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.  Strategic thinking is not always linked with the curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.

Critical Friend:  The Governing Body works with the Headteacher and creates a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school. The governing body is able to question and challenge. A good working relationship is essential as a real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.

Accountability:  school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The Governing Body has a professional attitude and uses its collective skills to benefit the learners. It gathers views, ask questions and decides what is best for the school and the children. The governing body is answerable to the parents and the wider community.

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Welcome

Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.

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Morpeth All Saints Church of England Aided First School Pinewood Drive, Lancaster Park, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3RD UK
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  • health and wellbeing audit. promoting personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • the basic skills agency quality mark
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  • youth sport trust silver quality mark 2014 to 2015
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