Governors at New Delaval Primary School

The following people sit on the Governing Body at New Delaval Primary School:
 
Mrs Worrall - Headteacher
Mrs Douglass - Chair - Co-opted Governor 
Mr Vintis- Vice Chair - Parent Governor 
Mrs Simpson - Co-opted Governor
Mrs Burdon - Co-opted Governor 
Miss Smith - Staff Governor 
Mr Fullarton - Parent Governor
Mr Snaith - Parent Governor
Mr Gray - Associate Governor - Local Authority 
 
The role of the Governing Body in school is to work at a strategic level.  At New Delaval the full Governing Body meet once each term as a group to decide policy and ratify decisions.  There are various statutory duties to be fulfilled in relation the finance, policy and standards.
 
In addition members meet in sub committees to discuss all aspects of school life and to formulate policy to recommend to the full GB for agreement.  The frequency of meeting is determined by agenda.
 
The committees are as follows;
 
Policy and Resources including Staffing
Curriculum, Standards and Targets
Appeals
Pupil Discipline
Complaints
Admissions
 
The two main committees that meet most are;
 
Policy,Resources and Staffing
This committee deals with all matters related to finance within the school, the budget construction and monitoring as well as staffing structures and appointments.
 
Current members: Chair, Headteacher, Mr Gray, Vacancy and Mr Vintis 
 
Curriculum, Standards and Targets
This committee meets to discuss matters in relation to the curriculum.  Members of this committee visit school to monitor policy.  They may meet with various members of staff to discuss particular subjects or strategy etc.  They set and review targets, whole school and key stage.
 
When members visit school they report back the whole GB at the next meeting.
 
Current Members; Headteacher, Miss Smith, Parent Governors and Mrs Douglass.
 
In addition there are several members who have specific areas of responsibility;
 
Mr Vintis & Mrs Simpson  - Pupil Premium Grant
vacancy - PE
Mrs Douglass - Safeguarding/SEND
 
Teacher and Staff Representatives
 
Miss Smith  is a staff representative
Meetings are clerked by Mrs Rudd - Committee level and Full Governing Body Level, Mrs Mitchell.
Minutes and copies of documents presented at meetings are held in school and centrally at Northumberland County Council.