Governing Body

Governing Body

The Governing Body has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction, by:
– Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
– Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
– Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:
– Appointing the Headteacher
– Monitoring progress towards targets
– Performance managing the Headteacher
– Engaging with stakeholders
– Contributing to school self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity, by:
– Setting the budget
– Monitoring spending against the budget
– Ensuring value for money is obtained
– Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

 

The Governing Body shall consist of 11 members including:

4 co-opted governors
1 Local Authority
2 parent governors
1 staff governor
1 Headteacher
2 partnership governors

Governors are appointed for a term of 4 years.

 

Co-opted Governors:  Appointed by the Governing Body:

Dave Baker (Chair)
Responsibilities: Finance and HR, SEND, attendance and punctuality, safeguarding and anti-bullying, leadership and management, engagement and behaviour, e safety, equality, mathematics, data and performance, progress and quality of teaching.
Meetings attended since September 2015: 13/14
Term of office ends on:  31 August 2019

Vacancy x 3

LA Governor:  Appointed by the Governing Body
Vacancy x 1

Parent Governors:  Elected by Parents and Carers

Clair Dyche
Responsibilities: Pupil premium, parent/carer liaison
Meetings attended since September 2015: 4/6
Term of office ends on:  17 August 2020

Gary Thompson
Responsibilities: Children in care, parent/carer liaison, leadership and management, health and safety, premises, leadership and management
Meetings attended since September 2015: 12/14
Term of office ends on:  31 August 2019

Staff Governor:  Elected by Staff
Rob Rea
Responsibilities: Sixth Form. transition
Meetings attended since September 2015: 12/13
Term of office ends on:  31 August 2019

Headteacher:  By virtue of office
Vivien Sharples
Meetings attended since September 2015: 1414

Partnership Governors:  Appointed by the Governing Body
Vacancy x 2

 

The Governing Body has the following committees:
Pay Review Committee – to agree pay progression
Members: Dave Baker (Chair), Gary Thompson, vacancy

Pay Review Appeals Committee – to hear any appeals following the pay review
Members: Clair Dyche, vacancy x 2

Headteacher Performance Management Committee
Members: Dave Baker, vacancy x 2

Other committees: needed to hear disciplinaries, permanent exclusions, appeals, complaints and other ad hoc committees will be drawn from the full Governing Body as required.  The Chair will be agreed at the beginning of each meeting.

 

Governors have declared the following:

Dave Baker
Pecuniary and Personal Interests:  Independent Education Consultant (not connected to TPS) and Chair of Trustees of Wirksworth Swimming Pool
Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions:  None
Relationships between Governors and School staff:  None

Clair Dyche
Pecuniary and Personal Interests: None
Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions:  None
Relationships between Governors and School staff:  None

Rob Rea
Pecuniary and Personal Interests: None
Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions:  None
Relationships between Governors and School staff:  Sister is a teacher

Vivien Sharples
Pecuniary and Personal Interests: None
Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions:  None
Relationships between Governors and School staff:  None

Gary Thompson
Pecuniary and Personal Interests: None
Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions:  None
Relationships between Governors and School staff:  None

 

Previous Governors’ attendance since September 2015:
Kelly Bannister:  2/5,   John Beaty: 7/12,   Pat Bullen: 7/12,  Terry De la fuente: 4/6,   Paul Dunn: 7/12

 

If you wish to contact the Governing Body you can do so by emailing clerk@pingle.derbyshire.sch.uk or by writing to the Clerk to the Governing Body at the school address.