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Diary Dates - This Week 

 

Fri 22 Jul - School Closes 

 

Future Dates

Tue 6 Sep - School Opens

 

 

 

NOTICES 

The DfE have launched a helpline to answer your questions about COVID-19 in relation to education. You can contact them on:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.

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If your child is due to start secondary school in 2022, applications are open until 31st October 2021. Further information can be found here.

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Information from our Healthy Child Team for our Reception and Year 6 pupils can be found below.

Letter

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For children due to start Primary School in September 2022, information from NYCC can be found here. Applications must be placed by 15th January 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors

Responsibilities

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.

  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.

  • Accounting for the performance of the school and the Governing Body.

  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.

  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.

  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.

  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

 

Types of Governors 

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

    Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school.

  • Staff Governor

    Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.

  • Local Authority (LA) Governors
    Appointed by the LEA.

  • Co-opted Governors

    Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

 

Our Governors are;  

Governor Name and relationship to the school staff

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Date appointed

Term of Office

(term and end date)

Which committees does this Governor serve on?

All Governors attend all meetings

Does this Governor have any position of responsibility within the governing body?

Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Mrs Rebecca Rawson

 

(no relation to the school staff)

Foundation governor

The governing body

Feb 2018

4 years, ending Jun 2024

N/A

Chair of the governors

Safeguarding 

None

Mrs Hannah Cuddy

 

(headteacher at Kirk Smeaton)

Staff Governor

The Headteacher of a school is entitled to sit on the governing body by law

1st Sept 2015

Ongoing

N/A

Headteacher

 Safeguarding and SEN 

None

Mr Peter Hudson

Parent Governor

Parents of the school

Jan 2019

4 years, ending Jan 2023

 N/A

Vice chair 

None

Mrs Carol Cessford

 

 (no relation to the school staff)

Foundation Governor

The Diocese

1st Sept 2016

4 years, ending June 2024

N/A

SEN and Vulnerabilty

RE & church links

Assessment

 

None

Harvie Palmer 

Co-opted Governor

The Governing Body

Jan 22

4 years, ending Jan 26

N/A

IT 

Works within the Ledger trust 

Alex Henderson 

Co-opted Governor

The Governing Body 

Jan 22

4 years, ending Jan 26

N/A

T&L

Works at Campsmount 

 

 The Governors meet regularly during term times and are highly involved in school life in a number of different ways.