Governors

We are a group of volunteers with a variety of backgrounds but we all have a common aim- to do our best for Leven CE (VC) Primary School. As governors we set the aims and objectives for the school and set the policies and targets for achieving those objectives. We monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the head teacher. Monitoring the budget is a key element. Most importantly of all, we work with the head and staff to decide the ethos and vision of the school.

Leven Governors aim to sustain and develop an ethos where children are at the heart of all we do. We aim to develop them socially, personally, academically and spiritually in a caring environment based on our Christian values of kindness, compassion and thankfulness. We want them to aspire, achieve, celebrate and enjoy the opportunities offered by the school so that they are prepared for their future in the wider community.

We are currently a governing body of 13 (instrument of governance April 2019):

4 Parent governors;  1 Local Authority governor;   1 Headteacher governor;  1 Staff governor; 3 Foundation governors; 2 Co-opted governors;1 Associate governor. 

We are planning to become a governing body of 12 at the Autumn Term 2019 full governors meeting:

3 parent governors, 3 foundation governors (linked to the church), 3 co-opted governors, 1 governor appointed by the Local Education Authority, 1 member of staff and the Headteacher.

We currently have a vacancy for an LA governor and a foundation governor.

We have one main meeting a term and we also have sub-committee meetings once a term with extra meetings if necessary.

Our sub-committees are:

  • Finance, personnel and buildings,
  • Quality of teaching and learning,
  • Governance review 
  • Christian ethos.

 

Instrument of governance
  • Mrs Carol Stoney

    Co Chair

    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date of appointment: March 2019
    Term of office: 4 years
    Appointed by: Leven CE (VC) Primary School Governing Body
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: Skirlaugh CE Primary School
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

    Areas of Governor delegation: English

  • Mrs Anne Tennison

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date of appointment: March 2019
    Term of office: 4 years
    Appointed by: Leven CE (VC) Primary School Governing Body
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: Hornsea Secondary School and Language College
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): Mr Michael Tennison works at the school.

    Areas of Governor delegation: Governor training link

  • Mrs Bridget Ellerington

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Co-opted
    Date of appointment: Autumn 2019
    Term of office: 4 years
    Appointed by: Governing body
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

    Areas of Governor delegation: Health and Safety

  • Local Authority Vacancy

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Local Authority
    Date of appointment:
    Term of office:
    Appointed by:
    Business and Financial interests:
    Governance roles in other educational institutions:
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives):



  • Mr Andrew Dolman

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Headteacher
    Date of appointment: April 2007
    Term of office: Unlimited
    Appointed by: Local Authority
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None




  • Mrs Jo McMahon

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Staff
    Date of appointment: July 2017
    Term of office: 4 Years
    Appointed by: Staff election
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None


  • Rev James Grainger-Smith

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Foundation
    Date of appointment: N/A
    Term of office: N/A
    Appointed by: PCC
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: Beeford CE (VC) Primary School, Frodingham Primary School,
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

    Areas of Governor delegation: RE, Diocesan Liaison, SMSC, PSHCE

  • Mrs Rene Mattock

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Foundation
    Date of appointment: January 2017
    Term of office: 4 years
    Appointed by: PCC
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None





    Areas of Governor delegation: Educational Visits, Pupil Premium

  • Vacancy

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Foundation
    Date of appointment:
    Term of office:
    Appointed by:
    Business and Financial interests:
    Governance roles in other educational institutions:
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives):

  • Mr Dave Sweeney

    Co- Chair

    Type of Governor: Parent
    Date of appointment: November 2018
    Term of office: 4 years
    Appointed by: Parent election
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

    Areas of Governor delegation: Maths, Sports Premium and PE

  • Mrs Ruth Eldret

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Parent
    Date of appointment: July 2018
    Term of office: 4 years
    Appointed by: Parent election
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

    Areas of Governor delegation: Child Protection, Safeguarding and SPecial Educational Needs

  • Mrs Dawn Holmes

    Governor

    Type of Governor: Parent
    Date of appointment: July 2019
    Term of office: 4 Years
    Appointed by: Parent election
    Business and Financial interests: None
    Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None

    Areas of Governor delegation: Early Years and Foundation Stage