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.
As of June 2018, we currently have vacancies for two Foundation Governors 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: Mr I McPherson (chair – resigned 11.6.18), 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 (resigned – 12.06.18), Mrs H Wilkinson.
|Governors||Governor Category||Appointing Body||Appointment Date||Date Stepped Down||Attendance FGB
|Attendance Committee 2016-1||Role & Responsibilities|
|Kathleen 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|
|Catherine 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||11 June 18||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||12 July 2018||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|
|Catherine 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|