The school's governors hold an important public office.  We are lucky at Catforth to have committed and supportive governors, who all take an active role in the work of the governing body.  We have 10 governors in all, appointed by different bodies to  carry out three key roles;

  1. To provide strategic leadership for the school

  2. To challenge and hold the school to account in providing the best possible standard of education for our children.

  3. To provide support for the school, as a critical friend.

A meeting of the full governing body is held once a term and there are a number of committees, some of which meet once a term and others as and when required.

 

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Elisabeth Cooke, who can be contacted via the school office.

 

Current Governors

Name

Date of App'tment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Relevant Business Interests

Other Governor role

Family rel'ships to staff

Attendance record (2020/21)

Subject/ Aspect Link

Elisabeth Cooke   (Chair of governors)

Oct 2013 (re-elected Oct 2017)

Nov 2020

Co-opted as Community governor

 

Community

None

None

None

All FGB and committees

Safeguarding

Online Safety

PREVENT

Maths

Computing

 

 

Anita Davies      (Vice-chair)

More than 10 years ago 

Sept 2021

Community

None

None None  All FGB and committees

Music

French

RE

Julie Bainbridge (Headteacher)

April 2014

Duration of headship

     Head        teacher

None

None

None

All FGB and committees

 

Rosie Knox

April 2020

April 2024

Staff

None

None

None

100% LINK governor

Ben Hebblethwaite

January 2019

January 2023

Parent

 

 

 

None

None

All FGB and committees

SEN

  More Able

 

Barry Probin 

More than 10 years ago

Sept 2021

LEA

None

Larches Short Stay School

Acorns School

None

All FGB and committees (when in the UK)

Geography

History

Laura Faulkner

Nov 2020

Nov 2024

Parent

 

None

 

None

None

100% 

EYFS

Science

PE

Megan Brown

Nov 2020

Nov 2024

Parent

 

None

 

None

None

All FGB and committees

PSHE

DT

English

Art

Sheetal Sobhun

March 2021

March 2025

Community

None

None

None

All FGB and committees

 

 

 

Vacancy

    Parent          

 

 

Click here to see all Governors Committees

 

 

 

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