The Governing Board of Dent VA Primary School has three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction,
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well-spent.
The constitution of our school’s Governing Board is as follows: 2 parent governors, 1 local authority governor, 1 head teacher, 1 staff governor, 7 foundation governors. The terms of office for all governors is 4 years, except for when a governor is a governor by virtue of their position, i.e. the head teacher and the vicar.
As of June 2018, we currently have vacancies for two Foundation Governors, one staff governor, and one Parent Governor. If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Governor, please speak to the Acting-Chair of the PCC, Janet Skublics. If you are interested in becoming a Parent Governor, please contact the Chair of the Governors, Kate Cairns.
The Education Committee: Mrs Helen Wilkinson (chair), Mrs Diana Bucknall (vice chair), Mrs K Cairns, Mrs N Edwards, and Mrs C Roberts.
The Resources Committee: Graham Fraser (chair), Ms Helen Corpe (vice chair), Mrs K Cairns, Mrs N Edwards, and Mrs H Wilkinson.
|Governors||Governor Category||Appointing Body||Appointment Date||Date Stepped Down||Attendance: FGB
|Role & Responsibilities|
|Kathleen Cairns||Local Authority||Governing Board||14 March 2016||n/a||7/7||6/6||Chair, HT performance management, Pay committee, SFVS|
|Rev. Andrew McMullon||Foundation||ex-officio||5th Oct 2017||n/a||2/5||n/a||Vice Chair, HT Performance management|
|Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||31 Oct 2017||n/a||5/6||2/3||SEND, VC Education|
|Helen Corpe||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||17 Oct 2017||n/a||6/7||3/3||Vice Chair (Resources) Safeguarding, Memorial Hall liaison, SFVS|
|Graham Fraser||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||30 Aug 2018||n/a||n/a||n/a||Chair (Resources), HT Performance management|
|Catherine Roberts||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||30 Aug 2016||n/a||5/6||3/3||Education committee member. Christian ethos team.|
|Nicky Edwards||Head teacher||Ex-officio||n/a||7/7||6/6|
|Helen Wilkinson||Parent||Parents||16 May 2016||n/a||6/7||6/6||Chair (Education)|
|David Prescott||Staff||Staff||16 Nov 2015||19 Oct 2018||4/6||n/a||Chair (Education)|
|Catherine Hartley||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||17 Oct 2017||14 Sept 2018||6/7||5/6||Vice chair, chair (Resources), vice-chair (Education), Pay committee|
|Ian McPherson||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||21st Oct 2016||11 June 18||2/6||2/3||Chair (Education)|
|Parent||Governing Board||13 Nov 2017||12 July 2018||5/6||3/3||SFVS|
Register of Personal and Pecuniary Interests
|Governor||Name of organisation||Nature of interest||Date interest was registered||Date of cessation of interest||Notes|
|Kathleen Cairns||1. Dentdale and Garsdale Funding Group,
2. Dentdale WI,
3. Sedbergh medical practice.
4. Community transport
|1. Treasurer/ trustee,
3. Member of patient liaison group on behalf of the Parish Council
|5 March ’18|
|Diana Bucknall||None||None||5 March ’18|
|Helen Corpe||Dent VA Primary School
||26 Feb ’18||2. 24 Sept ’18|
|Catherine Roberts||Dent VA Primary School||CR works as a part-time classroom assistant in Class 1.||11 Sept ’17|
|Nicky Edwards||Dent Primary School||Member of staff.||11 Sept ’17|
|Graham Fraser||St John’s church, Cowgill||Treasurer||12 Nov ’18|
|Rev. Andrew McMullon||None||None||24 Sept ’18|
|Helen Wilkinson||Julian Wilkinson (builder)
|HW is married to J. Wilkinson, and is mother to two children at the school.||5 March ’18||Mr Wilkinson has been asked to repair the roof tiles on the school.|