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Poppleton Ousebank Primary School - Governance

 

Poppleton Ousebank Primary School is part of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust - a multi-academy Trust serving schools in York, Scarborough and Hull.

 

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each school within the MAT.

 

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the school; the daily management of the schools is the responsibility of the Head Teacher. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the school and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

 

What does the Local Governing Committee do?

Local Governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the schools
ii) holding the Headteacher to account
iii) and ensuring the schools’ financial management is to the highest possible standard.

 

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the schools. Meetings are held at least once a term. For a full list of Trust Board and LGC meetings; Hope Sentamu Learning Trust - Governance Info

 

Skills and Training

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions. Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Executive Head Teacher and then carrying out the Executive Head Teacher’s performance review.

 

Should you wish to contact John Wilkinson (Chair of Governors) or to become a Governor, please email: chair@pop.hslt.academy or apply here

Or write to: Poppleton Ousebank Primary School, Main Street, York, YO26 6JT

Our Governors

John Wilkinson - Chair of Governors 

Date of Appointment: 22/09/2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 31/03/2023
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

                 

Alex Johnson - Parent Governor - Deputy Chair 
Date of Appointment: 05/11/2020
Appointed By: Parents
End of Term: 04/11/2024
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/4
Area of Responsibility: EYFS
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

 

Laura Wade - Parent Governor
Date of Appointment: 01/04/2019
Appointed By: Parents
End of Term: 31/03/2023
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/5
Area of Responsibility: Safeguarding 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A
 

Alex Ritchie 
Date of Appointment: 24/06/2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 23/06/2024
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/5
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: Health and Safety 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

 

Godfrey Brown 
Date of Appointment: 16/09/2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 15/09/2024
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: International Voluntary Organisation, Informal Educators for Everything is Possible
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

 

James Browne
Date of Appointment: 03.11.2021
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 02.11.2025
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: ReachOut UK (Mentoring Charity)
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

 

Alan Park 
Date of Appointment: 03.11.2021
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 02.11.2025
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: SEND
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: 
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

 

Vacant post - Non Teaching Staff
Date of Appointment
Appointed By: 
End of Term: 
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest:
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: 

 

Laura Lister - Staff
Date of Appointment: 01/04/2019
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 31/03/2023
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 1/5
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A


Estelle O'Hara - Principal (ex-officio)
Date of Appointment: 01/04/2015
End of Term: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Area of Responsibility: 
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

                                        

Governors who have stepped down within the last 12 months

 

Cate Barry
Date of Appointment: 01/04/2019
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 23/07/2021
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A


Mark Bennett 
Date of Appointment: 01/04/2019
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 16/06/2021
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
 

Amanda Bowers
Date of Appointment: 24/05/2017
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 23/05/2021
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A

Poppleton Ousebank Governing Committee

2021/22 Meeting Dates

Monday 27th September 2021, 7pm
Monday 29th November 2021, 7pm
Monday 17th January 2022, 7pm
Monday 28th March 2022, 7pm
Monday 6th June 2022, 7pm
Thursday 14th July 2022, 7pm (SATS)

School Motto

“Capturing the Imagination of Young Minds”

School Awards

 
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