The purpose of our governing body is to “conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school”.
Morley’s governing body has three core strategic functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
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The structure of the Governing Body
In September 2020 the Governing Body agreed to trial a new approach to governance for a period of 12 months, moving from a committee model to a circle model. Under the circle model the resources and learning committees are dissolved and all matters are considered by the full governing body. The Performance Management and Salary Committees remain as separate committees to monitor staff appraisal and carry out headteacher appraisal. The salary committee meets separately to consider issues around pay.
The full governing body meets six times a year, usually bi-monthly.
The governing body is made up of up to 15 governors.
- 2 elected parent governors
- 1 LA governor
- 1 headteacher
- 1 elected staff governor
- 10 co-opted governors (of which up to 3 could be members of staff).
The term of office of all governors (other than the headteacher) is four years.
We currently have vacancies for one parent governor and four co-opted governors.
|Name||Type of Governor||Appointing Body||Date of Initial Appointment||Current term of office||Committees||Responsibilities|
|Jonathan Gorrie||Co-opted||Governing Body||10.6.2016||10.06.20 -09.06.24||Chair of Governors, Parental Questionnaire|
|Nikki Brown||Head teacher||Ex-officio||n/a||n/a||All|
|Tom Knowles||Co-opted||Governing Body||22.11.18||22.11.18 -21.11.22||Learning||Safeguarding, Data|
|Cecilia Del Corso||Staff||Co-opted||24.11.22||24.11.22 -23.11.26||Learning||Data|
|Phil Colligan||Co-opted||Governing Body||10.06.16||01.01.19 -31.12.22||Resources, Performance Management and Salary Review||Vice-Chair of Governors, , Finance, Pupil Premium|
|Ruth Kershner||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.01.15||04.03.19 -03.03.23||Learning||Chair of the Performance Management and Salary Review Committees|
Inclusion, Pupil Premium, Early Years
|Dan Ashby||Co-opted||Governing Body|
|Caroline Louth||Co-opted||Governing Body||19.01.15||04.03.19 -03.03.23||Resources, Performance Management and Salary Review||Finance, Sports Premium,|
|Hilary Toulmin||Parent||Governing Body||04.09.19||04.09.19-03.09.23||Learning Committee||Improving outcomes in Reading, Website and communications with parents|
|Verity Motskin||LA Governor||Governing Body||05.12.19||04.12.23||Learning Committee||Data, Early Years|
John Soares Winter
Pecuniary Register of Governors
Attendance of Governors at Meetings