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Inglewood Junior School

Governing Body

Welcome to our Governor page.

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing the strategic decisions of the school. The members of the Governing Board come from all areas of the school, including teachers, support staff, parents, members of the local community and those appointed by the Local Authority.  The clerk to the Governors attends meetings and ensures that minutes, records and papers of the Governing Board are properly recorded and maintained.

 

The first thing to say about being a Governor is that whilst at times it can be challenging and consuming, it is also tremendously rewarding and fulfilling. The Governing body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the Governors are involved with the strategic planning including, staffing, pastoral and buildings and finance. School Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

 

  • Jointly set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Engage in the development of policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets 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 Headteacher (a critical friend)
  • Make decisions about the school’s budget and staffing requirements.
  • Encourage members of the Governing Body to take on roles and responsibilities and training to broaden understanding and develop succession planning

 

The real benefit of being a School Governor is it allows you to give something back to the local community whilst at the same time knowing that in some way you have helped make a difference.

 

If you would like to be part of the Inglewood Junior School Governing Body please enquire by contacting our Clerk, Mrs Penny Hunter, on 01228 595426 or by email at p.hunter@inglewood-jun.cumbria.sch.uk

Inglewood Junior School Governors 2023/24

Inglewood Junior School reconstituted in July 2017 and is currently made up as follows:

Local Authority GovernorVacancy
Parent Governors2 Vacancies
Co-opted Governors5
 Staff Governors2

Inglewood Junior School has six full governing body meetings per school year ,each lasting a maximum of 2hrs. They are spread out with two each term. In addition to this, Governor may visit school to get involved in the day to day runnings and meet with children and teachers.

 

Martin Hughes (Co-opted) - Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment12/07/2023
Re-election due date01/07/2024
Appointed byGovernors 
Business InterestsThe Driven Employee
Individual roleYear 4 link, Apple and computing and Recruitment
Committee membershipFinance and Buildings, Staffing and Pastoral

 

Deborah Boekestein (Co-opted) - Vice Chair of Governors- interim 

Date of Appointment01/03/2020
Re-election due date01/03/2024
Appointed byGovernors 
Business Interests Headteacher of Inglewood Nursery & Infant School
Individual roleYear 6 link and intervention 
Committee membershipFinance and Buildings, Staffing and Pastoral

 

David Grimshaw (Head Teacher)

Date of Appointment01/09/2007
Re-election due dateOngoing
Appointed byN/A
Business InterestsNone
Individual roleN/A
Committee membershipFinance and Buildings, Staffing and Pastoral

 

Rachael Cummings (Co-opted)

Date of Appointment20/09/2023
Re-election due date20/09/2027
Appointed byGovernors 
Business InterestsCarlisle Business Supplies
Individual roleYear 3 link and Chair of Finance
Committee membership

Finance and Buildings, Staffing and Pastoral

 

The Reverend Richard Goodfellow (Co-opted)

Date of Appointment09/12/2020
Re-election due date09/12/2024
Appointed byGovernors
Business InterestsNone
Individual roleYear 6 link, Health and Safety 
Committee membershipFinance and Buildings, Staffing and Pastoral

 

Rachael Taylor (Parent)

Date of Appointment20/09/2023
Re-election due date20/09/2027
Appointed byParents
Business InterestsNone
Individual roleYear 5 link and Chair of Pastoral
Committee membershipFinance and Buildings, Staffing and Pastoral

 

Nicola Bowe (Co-opted)

Date of Appointment10/03/2021
Re-election due date10/03/2025
Appointed byGovernors 
Business InterestsDeputy Headteacher, Inglewood Junior School
Individual role 
Committee membershipFinance and Buildings, Staffing and Pastoral

 

Elizabeth Cairns (Staff)

Date of Appointment06/02/2024
Re-election due date06/02/2028
Appointed byStaff
Business InterestsTeacher, Inglewood Junior School
Individual role 
Committee membershipFinance and Buildings, Staffing and Pastoral

Attendance 2023/24 current academic year

Name20/09/2304/10/2329/11/2324/01/2413/03/202422/05/2410/07/24
Deborah BoekesteinYY YY   
Nicola BoweYY   
Rachael Cumming-Y ( elected as Co opted Governor)YY   
Rachel GoldResigned---   
Richard Goodfellow ApologiesApologiesApologiesApologies   
David GrimshawYY YY   
Martin HughesYY YApologies   
Stephanie StaplesApologiesY Resigned-   
Rachael Taylor-Y ( elected as Parent Governor)YY   
IIona WojcikResigned---   

 

Attendance 2022/23

Name05/10/2211/01/2308/03/2324/05/2312/07/23 
Deborah BoekesteinYYYYY 
Nicola BoweYYYYY 
Rachel GoldApologiesApologiesYApologiesApologies 
Richard GoodfellowApologiesYApologiesApologiesApologies 
David GrimshawYY  YYY 
Martin HughesApologiesYApologiesYY 
Stephanie StaplesYYYYY 
Ilona WojcikYYYApologiesY 
Michelle YoungApologiesApologiesResigned    

 

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