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StamfordhamPrimary School

‘Learning, Caring and Achieving Together’
‘Learning, Caring and Achieving Together’

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Our governing body email address is:  stamfordhamGB@gmail.com

Find out more about our Governors by clicking on each by name, to reveal their 'pen portrait'...

 

Local Authority Representative
Major Dave Joyce - 2IC Albemarle Barracks

 

Community (co-opted) Governors

Reverend Rachel Scheffer - Chair of Governors

Graham Way - Co Vice Chair of Governors

Clare Tait - Chair of Strategic Direction Committee

Carl Gumsley

Tom Hillman

 

Parent Governors

James Freeman-Griffith - Co Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of Resource Management Committee

Neil Aitken

Jonathan Goodfellow

Colin Murphy

 

Associate Governor (no voting rights)
Kieran McGrane

Claire Hancock

Laura Walker

 

Staff Governor
Claire Tait

 

Head Teacher Governor
Claire McKinney

 

Clerk to Governors
Ian Hampson NCC

 

Link to the DfE Governors' website for more details on legal responsibilities

Link to the National Governance Association

 

GB attendance at meetings during 2019-20

 

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE OF MEETINGS @ STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL 2018-19

 

Name

Appointing Body

Terms of Office

Committees

Full GB Meetings

 

Attendance at

Committee Meetings

e.g. SD 3 of 3, RM 2 of 3

AU

SP

SU

Emma Ayton

 

Co-opted

03.03.16 – 02.03.20

Strategic Direction

Y

N

N

1 of 3

Major Dave Belam

Local Authority

4.11.16 - 20.7.18

(Resigned post due to move with the army)

Resource Management

/

/

N

/

John Bulmer

Parent Body

12.10.17 – 29.3.19

(Resigned post due to move with the army)

Strategic Direction

N

/

/

2 of 2

Carolyn Davenport

Staff Governor

01.9.13 – 20.7.16

(New job)

/

/

/

/

/

Aileen Duncan

Co-opted

12.02.15 – 27.02.18

Resource Management

/

/

/

/

James Freeman-Griffith

Parent Body

15.12.16-14.12.20

Resource Management

Y

N

Y

1 of 1

John Gilbert

Parent Body

25.11.13 – 24.11.17

CHAIR of Resource Management Committee

/

/

/

/

Rob Goût

Parent Body

01.02.15 – 21.07.17

(Resigned as moved out of the area)

/

/

/

/

/

Claire Hancock

Co-opted

7.11.16-6.11.20

Resource Management

Y

N

/

0 of 1

Major Dave Joyce

Local Authority

14.11.18 - 13.11.22

Resource Management

N

Y

N

1 of 1 (arrived Jan 19)

Kieran McGrane

Associative

7.11.16-6.11.20

/

N

N

N

/

Claire McKinney

(Head Teacher)

 

 

NCC by virtue of position

01.09.06 -

Resource Management & Strategic Direction

 

Advice to others

Y

Y

Y

6 of 6

Victoria Naughton

Parent Body

05.11.09 – 20.10.16

(Resigned role)

/

/

/

N

/

Rachel Scheffer

 

 

Co-opted

04.09.15 – 03.09.19

CHAIR

Sits on both committees by virtue of position

Y

Y

Y

5 of 6

Claire Tait

Staff Governor

1.9.16 –

20.7.20

Strategic Direction

Y

N

Y

3 of 3

 

Clare Tait

 

Co-opted

29.4.19 - 28.4.23

 

Resource Management

 

 

Y

1 of 3

Laura Walker

 

Parent Body

26.11.15 – 25.11.19

VICE CHAIR

CHAIR of Strategic Direction Committee

 

Y

Y

Y

3 of 3

Neil Aitken

Parent body

12.12.17 – 11.12.21

Resource Management

N

Y

Y

2 of 2

Noirin du Burca

Co-opted

28.2.18 - 27.2.22

Strategic Direction

Y

Y

Y

3 of 3

Graham Way 

Co-opted

29.4.19 - 28.4.23

TBC - newly appointed 

 

 Y as an observer

Y  

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY SCHOOOL

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS 2019/20

 

Name & Category

Appointing Body

Terms of Office

Committees

Official Responsibility

Financial Interest

Non-Financial Interest

Governance Role(s) in other Schools

CLARE TAIT

GB STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY

29.4.19-28.4.23

RESOURCES

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NOIRIN DU BURCA

GB STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY

27.3.18-11.11.19

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

CLAIRE MCKINNEY

HEAD TEACHER GOVERNOR – GB STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY

01.09.06

BOTH BY VIRTUE OF POSITION

HEAD TEACHER

NONE

NONE

HEAD TEACHER

CLAIRE TAIT                       

STAFF GOVERNOR - TEACHER

1.9.16 – 20.7.20 

STRATEGIC DIRECTION            

Class Teacher @SPS

NONE   

NONE

NONE

RACHEL SCHEFFER

GB STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY

4.4.7.19 – 3.7.23

BOTH

CHAIR

NONE

NONE

Diocese of Newcastle Board of Education

 

Trustee Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust

GRAHAM

WAY

GB STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY

29.04.19-28.45.23

Resouce managment

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

LAURA WALKER

ASSOCIATE

9.9.19-8.9.23

BOTH

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

JONATHAN GOODFELLOW

 

PARENT BODY

10.10.19-9.10.23

NEW GOVERNOR - AS YET UNDECIDED

None

None

None

NONE

MAJOR DAVID JOYCE

LOCAL AUTHORITY

14.1.19 -  13.1.23

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

NONE

NONE

2IC Albemarle Barracks

NONE

JAMES FREEMAN-GRIFFITH

PARENT BODY

15.12.16-14.12.20

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NEIL AITKEN

PARENT BODY

12.12.17 – 11.12.21

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

COLIN MURPHY PARENT BODY 10.10.19-9.10.23 NEW GOVERNOR - AS YET UNDECIDED NONE NONE NONE  
CARL GUMSLEY GB STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY 15.10.19-14.10.23 NEW GOVERNOR - AS YET UNDECIDED NONE NONE NONE  
TOM HILLMAN GB STAMFORDHAM PRIMARY 14.11.19-13.11.23 NEW GOVERNOR - AS YET UNDECIDED NONE NONE AHT DUCHESS HS - ALNWICK  

 

Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern.  The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.  It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interest by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or County Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals.

 

Examples (potential conflicts):

  • A governor whose spouse/partner is employed by the school – Should not take part in discussion regarding the school’s pay policy or any staffing matter that might impact on their partner.  Both direct and indirect decisions might impact on the salary range of senior staff e.g. increasing pupil numbers (PAN) or the age range (first to primary). 
  • A governor on the management committee of a childcare provider or after school club who rent part of the school – Should not be party to discussion involving the use of the school or their charging policy.
  • A governor who is a supplier of goods or services to the school – Should not take part in decisions regarding the letting of contracts for that type of goods or services or where a sub-contract relationship might exist.

 

Examples (other declarations):

  • Being a governor on another school or academy
  • Relationship to staff members

 

The register of governor interests must be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.

 

Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear where they have voting rights.

 

The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct. Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up.  Staff governors will need to be included on both registers. 

 

 

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