Meet The Governors

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

Click here for more information on the roles and responsibilities of governors at Morley.

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 co-opted governors.

Name Type of Governor Appointing Body Date of Initial Appointment Current term of office Date Stepped Down Responsibilities
Jonathan Gorrie Co-opted Governor Governing Body 10.6.2016  10.06.20 -09.06.24 Chair of Governors,
Nikki Brown Head teacher Ex-officio n/a n/a
Tom Knowles Co-opted Governor Governing Body 22.11.18 22.11.18 to 21.11.22
Jack Pullen Staff Election 22.11.18 22.11.18 to 21.11.22
Phil Colligan Co-opted Governor Governing Body 10.06.16 01.01.19 to 31.12.22 Co-Vice-Chair of Governors,
Ruth Kershner Co-opted Governor Governing Body 19.01.15 04.03.19 to 03.03.23
Caroline Louth Co-opted Governor Governing Body 19.01.15 04.03.19 to 03.03.23
Hilary Toulmin Parent Governor Governing Body 04.09.19 04.09.19 to 03.09.23 Co-Vice-Chair of Governors,
Verity Motskin Local Authority Governor Governing Body 05.12.19 05.12.19 to 04.12.23
Pip Wilson Co-opted Governor Governing Body 25.02.21 25.02.21 to 24.02.25
Dan Ashby Co-opted Governor Governing Body 03.11.21 03.11.21 to 02.11.25
Pecuniary Register of Governors Attendance of Governors at Meetings

Terms of Reference, Standing Orders and Code of Practice

Terms of reference 2021-2022

2021_2022 Morley Memorial Standing Orders

2021_2022 Governor Code of Practice

Minutes of Governing Body Meetings

Current academic year

FGB 4 Minutes 17 March 2022

FGB 3 Minutes 24 Feb 2022 .docx

FGB 1 Minutes 7 Oct 2021 _

FGB 2 Minutes 2 Dec 2021

Minutes 8 July 2021

Historic minutes

Minutes are available to view for periods beyond the current academic year. Please contact the clerk to governors on clerk@morley.cambs.sch.uk to view historic minutes.

 

Minutes 2019-2020

Full Governing Body Learning Committee Resources Committee
Minutes-3rd-October-2019 Minutes 23rd September 2019 Minutes 28 October 2019
Minutes 5 December 2019 Minutes 24 January 2020 Minutes 17 March 2020
Minutes 27th February 2020    Minutes 19th June 2020 Minutes 5th May 2020
Minutes 7th May 2020 Minutes 30th June 2020
Minutes 9th July 2019
 

Minutes 2018-2019

Full Governing Body Learning Committee Resources Committee
Minutes 8th October 2018

Minutes 22nd November 2018

Minutes 13th December 2018

Minutes 4th March 2019

Minutes 9th May 2019

Minutes 24th September 2018

Minutes 25th January 2019

Minutes 18th March 2019

Minutes 7th November 2018

Minutes 6th March 2019

Minutes 9th July 2019

Minutes 2017-2018

 Full Governing Body  Learning Committee  Resources Committee
Minutes 12th October 2017

Minutes 23rd November 2017

Strategy Day Minutes 31st January 2018

Minutes 22nd February 2018

Minutes 10th May 2018

Minutes 9th July 2018

Minutes 28th September 2017

Minutes 26th January 2018

Minutes 15th March 2018

Minutes 15th June 2018

Minutes 10th October 2017

Minutes 14th November 2017

Minutes 8th February 2018

Minutes 8th March 2018

Minutes 3rd May 2018

Minutes 3rd July 2018

Minutes 2016-2017

Full Governing Body Learning Committee Resources Committee
Minutes 17th October 2016

Minutes 8th December 2016

Minutes 20th March 2017

Minutes 8th May 2017

Minutes 6th July 2017

Minutes 26th September 2016

Minutes 10th November 2016

Minutes 23rd February 2017

Minutes 8th June 2017

Minutes 6th October 2016

Minutes 1st December 2016

Minutes 9th March 2017

Minutes 4th May 2017

Minutes 11th July 2017

Minutes 2015-2016

Full Governing Body Learning Committee Resources Committee
Minutes 1 October 2015

Minutes 16 November 2015

Minutes 8 February 2016

Minutes 12th May 2016

Minutes of 13th July 2016

Minutes 5 October 2015

Minutes 4th February 2016

Minutes 16th June 2016

Minutes 21 Oct 2015

Minutes 8 December 2015

Minutes 15 March 2016

Minutes 3rd May 2016

Minutes 5th July 2016

Minutes 2014-2015

Full Governing Body Learning Committee Resources Committee
Minutes 18 September 2014

Minutes 20 October 2014

Minutes 17 November 2014

Minutes 19 January 2015

Minutes 10 February 2015

Minutes 13 July 2015

Minutes 15 December 2014

Minutes 26 January 2015

Minutes 11 May 2015

Minutes 29 June 2015

Minutes 14th October 2014

Minutes 9 December 2014

Minutes 10 February 2015

Minutes 24 March 2015

Minutes 5 May 2015

Full Governing Body Minutes 2013-2014

Full Governing Body
Minutes 30 September 2013

Minutes 9 December 2013

Minutes 31 March 2014

Minutes 14 July 2014