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 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.
The Education Committee: Mr I McPherson (chair), Mrs C Hartley (vice chair), Mrs D Bucknall, Mrs K Cairns, Mrs N Edwards, Mrs C Roberts, Mrs H Wilkinson.
The Resources Committee: Mrs C Hartley (chair), Mrs K Cairns (vice chair), Ms H Corpe, Mrs N Edwards, Mr I Mitchell, Mrs H Wilkinson.
|Governors||Governor Category||Appointing Body||Appointment Date||Date Stepped Down||Attendance FGB
|Attendance Committee 2016-1||Role & Responsibilities|
|Kate Cairns||Local Authority||Governing Board||14 March 2016||n/a||5/5||6/6||Chair, vice-chair (Resources), HT performance management, Pay committee, SFVS|
|Catherine Hartley||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||17 Oct 2017||n/a||5/5||2/3||Vice chair, chair (Resources), vice-chair (Education), Pay committee|
|Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||31 Oct 2017||n/a||n/a||n/a||SEND|
|Helen Corpe||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||17 Oct 2017||n/a||n/a||n/a||Safeguarding|
|Cathy Roberts||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||30 Aug 2016||n/a||5/5||3/3||Memorial Hall liaison|
|Rev. Andrew McMullon||Foundation||ex-officio||5th Oct 2017||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Ian McPherson||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||21st Oct 2016||n/a||3/5||2/3||Chair (Education)|
|Nicky Edwards||Head teacher||Ex-officio||n/a||4/5||5/6|
|David Prescott||Staff||Staff||16 Nov 2015||n/a||5/5||n/a|
|Helen Wilkinson||Parent||Parents||16 May 2016||n/a||4/5||3/3||Pay committee|
|Ian Mitchell||Parent||Governing Board||13 Nov 2017||n/a||n/a||n/a||SFVS|
|Susan Johnson||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||2 Oct 2013||July 2017||4/5||2/3|
|Linda Cragg||Foundation||Carlisle Diocese||24 May 2016||July 2017||5/5||2/3|
|Rev. Peter Boyles||Foundation||ex-officio||January 2017||2/2||1/1|
Register of Personal and Pecuniary Interests
|Governor||Name of organisation||Nature of interest||Date interest was registered||Date of cessation of interest||Notes|
|Kate 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
|25 Feb 2018
5 Mar 2018
|Catherine Hartley||Dent VA Primary School||Son attends the school.||5 Mar 2018|
|Diana Bucknall||None||None||5 Mar 2018|
|Helen Corpe||1. Dent VA Primary School
2. Dent Parish Church Council
|1. Mother, Rita Corpe, is a voluntary worker in the school.
2. Mother, Rita Corpe, is chair of the PCC.
|26 Feb 2018|
|Cathy Roberts||Dent VA Primary School||CR works as a part-time classroom assistant in Class 1.||11 Sept 2017|
|Rev Andrew McMullon||None||None||19th Mar 2018|
|Ian McPherson||1. Yorkshire Dales National Park authority
2. Sedbergh Parish Council
|1. IM is an appointed member of the YDNP authority.
2. IM is a member of Sedbergh Parish Council.
|5 Mar 2018|
|Nicky Edwards||Dent Primary School||Member of staff.||11 Nov 2017|
|David Prescott||Dent Primary School||Member of staff.||27 Feb 2018|
|Helen Wilkinson||Julian Wilkinson (builder)||HW is married to J. Wilkinson.||19th Feb 2017||Mr Wilkinson, builder, has been asked to repair the roof tiles on the school.|
|Ian Mitchell||1. Dent Parish Council,
2. Dent Grammar School,
3. Dent Football Club,
4. Dent Primary School
|1. IM is a parish councillor,
2. IM is a governor of the Grammar School and vice chair,
3. IM is assistant manager,
4. IM’s mother, Gillian Mitchell, is a school employee.
|20 Mar 2018||IM is sometimes involved in granting funding. He sometimes hires school property for other organisations|