Governor Info for Parents
At Norwood we have 15 governors, who may be staff, parents or drawn from the Local Authority and community.
The Governing body has three main roles: strategy, critical friend and accountability.
Governors do this by working with the Head Teacher to:
- Set the aims and objectives for the school
- Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
- Be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher
The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
The Full Governing Body meets a minimum of 4 times over the year, but generally near the end of every term. The Chair of Governors is Lesley Lee. The Clerk to the Governors is Jo Todhunter.
All governors sit on committees, which meet at least once a term. At Norwood these committees are: Standards & Curriculum, Resources and Finance.
Standards & Curriculum Committee discusses areas such as Pupil Achievement and Progress, Assessment from Early Years through to KS2 SATs , how and why we teach subjects and how we report information to parents. The Chair of Curriculum Committee is Chris Stewart.
Resources Committee The committee regularly inspect our grounds and buildings and makes recommendations on improving the school environment to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all our children, staff and visitors and are involved with determining the staffing structure in the school to ensure all of our children are given access to appropriate levels of care as well as monitoring and evaluating the performance and pay of all the staff. The Chair of Resources Committee is Amanda Hanlon.
Finance Committee approves and monitors the budget for the year to ensure the school spends it on the correct areas to drive school improvement and ensures that all Financial Regulations are implemented. The Chair of Finance Committee is Irene Silcox.
Parent governors are recruited every four years through an election. If you are interested in joining the governing body, please contact Mrs Todhunter in the school office for further information.
If you would like to let the governors know about the things you think we do well here, or about how we could do things better, please put it in a letter and hand it in at the school office.
Address your letter for the attention of the Chair of Governors - Mrs Lesley Lee or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jo Todhunter - Clerk to the Governors
- Lesley Lee - Chair of Governors
- Kim Taylor - Staff Governor
- Aileen McCarthy - Co-opted Governor
- Lee Dumbell - Head Teacher
- Cllr Mhairi Doyle - Local Authority Governor
- Chris Stewart - Co-opted Governor
- Kim Miller - Parent Governor
- Amanda Hanlon - Parent Governor
- Ruth Start - Parent Governor
- Jenny Hollings - Parent Governor
- Artis Lismanis - Co-opted Governor
- James McAlister - Parent Governor
- Irene Silcox - Co-opted Governor
Instrument of Governance Norwood Primary School
Governor Code of Conduct Norwood Primary School
|Name, Role, Area of Responsibility||Term of Office||Appointed By||Link Roles||Committees||Declaration of Business Interest||Relationship to School|
|Lesley Lee Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor||01/09/2021 - 31/08/2025||Governing Body||Maths, English and Science||Standards and Curriculum, Resources, Finance, Pay, Heads Performance, Complaints||None declared||None|
|Chris Stewart Vice Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor||01/12/2021 - 30/11/2025||Governing Body||SEND||Standards and Curriculum, Complaints||None declared||None|
|Irene Silcox Co-opted Governor||07/12/2018 - 06/12/2022||Governing Body||Finance||Resources, Finance, Pay||None declared||None|
|Aileen McCarthy Co-opted Governor||28/11/2018 - 17/11/2022||Governing Body||Standards and Curriculum||None declared||Assistant Head|
|Artis Lismanis Co-opted Governor||01/12/2021 - 30/11/2025||Governing Body||GDPR and ICT||Finance||None declared||Child in school|
|Lee Dumbell||None declared||Head|
|Kim Taylor Staff Governor||17/09/2018- 16/09/2022||Staff||Resources||None declared||Member of Staff|
|Mhairi Doyle LA Governor||06/11/2018 - 05/11/2022||Local Authority||Safeguarding and Staff Wellbeing||Standards and Curriculum, Pay, Heads Performance, Complaints||None declared||None|
|Kim Miller Parent Governor||22/06/2022 - 21/06/2026||Parents||Early Years and Pupil Health and Wellbeing||Standards and Curriculum, Heads Performance||None declared||Children in school|
|James McAlister Parent Governor||30/03/2022 - 29/03/2026||Parents||Premises/Health and Safety||Resources||None declared||Child in school|
|Amanda Hanlon Parent Governor||18/09/2019 - 17/09/2023||Parents||Pupil Premium||Resources||None declared||Child in school|
|Jenny Hollings Parent Governor||30/03/2022 - 29/03/2026||Parents||The Curriculum||Standards and Curriculum||None declared||Child in school|
|Ruth Start Parent Governor||18/09/2019 - 17/09/2023||Parents||Attendance||Standards and Curriculum, Complaints||None declared||Children in school|
|Trisha Bennet Associate Governor No voting rights||17/09/2021- 16/09/2022||None declared||Deputy Head|
|Jo Todhunter Clerk to Governors||None declared||School Business Manager|
|Cassie Gerrie||November 2021|
|Gill Roberts||September 2022|
|Tracey Cartledge||May 2022|
|Clare Stansfield||January 2022|
|Rebecca Greenwood||November 2021|
Governor Comittee Dates 2022-2023
|Full Governors AGM||6pm||Wednesday 21st September|
|Resources||6pm||Wednesday 12th October|
|Standards and Curriculum||6pm||Wednesday 9th November|
|Finance||9.30am||Tuesday 22nd November|
|Full Governors||6pm||Wednesday 7th December|
|Full Governors||6pm||Wednesday 29th March|
|Full Governors||6pm||Wednesday 12th July|
Governor Attendance at Meetings September 2021 - July 2022
|Standards and Curriuculim Committee||Finance Committee|