Minutes of the LGB for each school are available on request from the School Office or email@example.com
Job Description for a member of our LGB
The Governing Board of Saxton CE Primary School is formed jointly across the federation with Saxton CE Primary School and has representation from both schools.
We have members who are Parents (elected by the parental body); Foundation (nominated by the Parish and appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education), Staff (elected by the staff), (Trust Board appointments who are Co-opted, selected by the Governing Body to bring specific skills or expertise), as well as those with a role that entitles them to be a governor (Rector or their deputy and Headteacher).
The governing board has the following core strategic functions:
Establishing 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:
- 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;
and ensuring risks to the organisation are managed.
Our current Governing Body is:
Tracy Pickles (Chair)
|Trustee appointment||4-year term of office;
Appointed 30/6/2020; Term ends 29/6/2024
|No pecuniary or business interests||The Bungalow
Betteras Hill Road
|Mr Peter Roberts||Rector||Ex-officio (Monk Fryston) appointed 1/9/2019||The Benefice of Monk Fryston and South Milford (Diocese of York)|
|Mrs Sarah Fawcett||Trustee appointment||4-year term of office; Appointed 1/10/2022; Term ends 30/9/2026||Netball coach|
|Dr Mary Dyer||Foundation Governor||4-year term of office; Appointed 17/11/2022; Term ends 16/11/2026||No pecuniary or business interests|
|Mr Rick Weights||(Executive Headteacher)||
ex-officio; Appointed 1/9/2013
|No pecuniary or business interests|
|Vacancy||Foundation Governor||ex-officio (Saxton)|
|Mrs Hannah Lillywhite||Staff Governor||4-year term of office;
Appointed 12/9/2022; Term ends 11/09/2026
|No pecuniary or business interests|
|Mr Nick Burdon||Parent Governor||4-year term of office; Appointed 6/9/2021; Term ends 5/9/2025||No pecuniary or business interests|
|Vacancy||Parent Governor (Saxton)||4-year term of office;||No pecuniary or business interests|
|Mr Rob Milner||Trustee appointment||4-year term of office; Appointed 23/11/2022; Term ends 22/11/2026||No pecuniary or business interests|
|Mr Thomas Pearson||Trustee appointment||4-year term of office; Appointed 31/1/2023; Term ends 30/1/2027|
|Mr Nick Gemlo||Trustee appointment||4-year term of office; Appointed 24/4/23; Term ends 24/4/2027|
The previous register of business interests can be found here – 2020-21 MFS Governor’s Register of Business Interests
Attendance information for 2019 – 2020 can be found here – Governor Attendance reg 2021-22
Governors undertake specific responsibilities on behalf of the Full Governing Body. The current list of these is:
Governor roles & responsibilities 2022-23
|Vice Chair||Ann Jesty|
|Health & Safety||Hannah Lillywhite|
|Safeguarding||Ann Jesty (Peter Roberts supporting)|
|SEND||Sarah Fawcett (Tracy Pickles supporting)|
|Pupil Premium||Sarah Fawcett (Tracy Pickles supporting)|
|Headteacher Appraisal||Tracy Pickles,
Ann Jesty, Peter Roberts
|Church School Effectiveness||Peter Roberts, Tracy Pickles|
|High Quality Teaching||Ann Jesty|
All governors must declare interests that may conflict with the work that they do. Currently, no governors have declared conflicting interests. A full register of business interests is maintained in the school office.
No governors are governors in other schools, and none have relationships with staff or employees of the school.
We have developed a ‘Governor Job Description‘ so that you can see the expectations of the role. If you are interested in becoming a governor when we have a vacancy, please contact the school office or the Chair of Governors.
Our governors operate within the guidelines of an agreed Code of Practice for our Governors, and are expected to operate within the ‘Nolan Principles of Public Life’ at all times.