Junction Farm Primary School

Governors

The Governing Body of our school is a mixture of people from all walks of life – from parents of children in the school, representatives of the local authority and members of the community, who want to give something to the school.

All give their free time to ensure that your children’s education is second to none.

The Governing Body carry this out by setting targets, challenging the way things are done and adopting and checking the policies are being implemented.

The Head Teacher manages the school, to carry out the policies defined by the Governing Body and regular meetings take place.

The full Governing Body meets about three times a year, but because the running of a school is a complex issue, the Governing Body is split up into a number of sub-committees and/or working parties- these cover Finance, Staffing, Curriculum, Premises, and Pay Policy.

We endeavour, with the resources available to us, to represent the interests of the parents, the staff (both teaching and non-teaching) and ultimately the children in our care.

Our aim is to make Junction Farm School a centre of excellence for learning, creating a fun, enjoyable and safe place for children to be.
Lesley Lewis
Chair

If you wish to discuss any matter with Lesley please make contact by phoning, e-mailing or writing to school.

STATUTORY GUIDANCE FOR GOVERNING BODIES

Junction Farm Primary School adheres to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.

For further information please view or download the full document below.

The-Constitution-of-Governing-Bodies-of-Maintained-Schools-Updated-Aug-2015

 

GOVERNORS’ MEETINGS

A copy of Governors’ meeting documents is held in school and the minutes can be inspected on request.

 

GOVERNING BODY

Mrs K Norton

Mrs L Lewis (Chair of Governors)
I was over the moon when asked to be a governor at Junction Farm Primary School.  It was quite a few years ago now, even before Mrs Norton became Head Teacher. I thought that I could offer help and advice in school, having brought up our 3 daughters and having a hand in raising our three grandchildren.  I am able to give quite a bit of time because I am retired, which I am pleased about. It means I am  able to help on school trips which I love doing. The role of a governor has changed quite a bit since I became one, but I feel that we as a body have worked hard to keep up with the changes. We all have a different line to give to school.  Working very close with all the staff and children, we at Junction Farm, can be be very proud of our standing not only within the Local Authority but in the country. I am very proud to be Chair of Governors at our school as I know all the governors are of the same mind.  We have staff that care so much about our children, and children that love to be at school.

Mr J Atkinson (Vice Chair of Governors)
I am a retired Railway Maintenance Engineer.I have been a School governor on three separate occasions in the last 23 years ,I have been a governor for 12 years in total. I have been chair of the PTA at both Junction Farm and Egglescliffe Comprehensive. I am a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and I serve on various sub committee’s of Junction Farm. I am also a serving member of the Local Authority School Appeals Panel. I believe that education for children is paramount to improve life situations for all and that as a Governor I hope that I can assist in fulfilling that aim.

Mr S Anderson

Mrs L Kirton
I applied for  the role  of Governor as I wanted  to help  make a positive  impact  towards  the school. My daughter who is seven  loves Junction Farm  and I was also a pupil.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to give something  back. I am involved with the Governor ambassador  programme  where I have visited other schools  in the area  and met with Governors to discuss how our schools compare. I help out on school trips when  I can and love  meeting  the children  and  listening to what  they have  to say. I’m  also part of the safeguarding body. On a personal note,  I was cabin  crew  for  a number  of years but now work  part  time  in an opticians. I enjoy the Governor role and look forward to give my  continued support the school.  

 

Mr I Clayton
I am the Key Stage Two leader at Junction Farm and one of three Year 5/6 teachers. I have responsibility for the computing curriculum and I am heavily involved in all aspects of school life. This is my 13 year of teaching.  I am keen to ensure that every child, no matter their background, should be given the opportunity to access the best education that we can provide. I have recently been appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education.

 

Mrs H Weldon
Although this is my 3rd year being part of the Junction Farm team, I have been teaching for 13 years.  I am the leader of Key Stage 1 and the Early Years, I also lead English and ITT (teacher training).  I love working here with such amazing children and being able to contribute to their lives. 

 

Ms C Irving

Miss N Fish

Additional Posting

Mrs S Hall
I am Deputy Head at Junction Farm and have been in post for ten years. During that time the school has grown, developed and changed considerably!  I lead the provision for the Gifted and More Able Children throughout school, mentor Newly Qualified Teachers and lead the Rights Respecting Schools work in school.  It has been, and continues to be, a privilege to work here with such fantastic children and hard-working staff.

 

GOVERNING BODY OF JUNCTION FARM PRIMARY SCHOOL

COMMITTEE/WORKING PARTY MEMBERSHIP as at 8th DECEMBER 2016

 

Chair of Governors

Mrs Lesley Lewis

05.07.2016 – 04.07.2018

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr John Atkinson

03.09.2015 – 02.09.2017

 

COLLABORATION

 

On 1st December 2015 the Governing Body RESOLVED to collaborate with other Governing Bodies within Stockton.

 

Pupil Care and Discipline Committee

Mrs Lesley Lewis

Ms Charlotte Irving

Quorum – 3

Clerk: Support Officer

 

Complaints Committee

Miss Nicola Fish

Mrs J Graham

Ms Charlotte Irving

Quorum – 3

 

Pay Review/Appraisal Committee

Mr John Atkinson

Ms Charlotte Irving

Mrs Lesley Lewis

Quorum – 3

 

 

 

 

STAFFING COMMITTEES

Initial Committee

Mrs Lesley Lewis

Mrs Louise Kirton

 

Nominating Committee

Miss Nicola Fish

Quorum – 3

 

Hearing Committee

Mr John Atkinson

Mr Steve Anderson

Ms Charlotte Irving

Quorum – 3

 

Appeals Committee

Vacancies

Quorum – 3

 

POLICIES REVIEW WORKING PARTY

Mr John Atkinson

Miss Nicola Fish

Ms Charlotte Irving

Mrs Louise Kirton

Mrs Lesley Lewis

Mrs K Norton – Headteacher

 

GOVERNORS’AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

SEN Governor

Mr John Atkinson

Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor

Mrs Louise Kirton

Health and Safety Governor

Mr Steve Anderson

Looked After Children

Mr John Atkinson

PE

Ms Charlotte Irving

GOVERNORS’AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

SEN Governor

Mr John Atkinson

Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor

Mrs Louise Kirton

Health and Safety Governor

Mr Steve Anderson

Looked After Children

Mr John Atkinson

PE

Ms Charlotte Irving

 

LEADERSHIP &MANAGEMENT

Mrs Lesley Lewis

Mr John Atkinson

 

ACHIEVEMENT OF PUPILS

Mrs Lesley Lewis

Mr John Atkinson

Miss Nicola Fish

 

TEACHING & LEARNING

Miss Nicola Fish

Ms Charlotte Irving

 

BEHAVIOUR & SAFETY

Ms Charlotte Irving

Mr Steve Anderson

 

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

Miss Nicola Fish

Mrs Louise Kirton

 

 

 


From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors:

 

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS

NAME OF SCHOOL: Junction Farm Primary School 2015 – 2016

From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors:

Name, Category & Appointing Body Term of Office Committees Official Responsibility Attendance at

Governing Body

Attendance at

Committee

Nature of Interest Resignation Date
Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1) Governor in another school/education establishment Spouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)  

 

 

Mrs K Norton

Headteacher

N/A SIP

RES

Headteacher 4 out of 4 3 out of 3

4 out of 4

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mr I Clayton

Staff Governor

Appointed by staff

04.10.2012 – 03.10.2016 SIP 3 out of 4 2 out of 3 Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mr S Anderson –

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

01.12.2011 – 30.11.2015

 

16.12.2015-

15.12.2019

RES

HEA

N/A 3 out of 4 2 out of 4 Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mr J Atkinson –

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

06.04.2014 – 02.09.2015

 

03.09.2015 –

02.09.2019

SIP

RES

PMP

SEN

HEA

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of School Improvement Committee

4 out of 4 3 out of 3

4 out of 4

1 out of 1

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Miss N Fish –

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

11.09.2013 – 02.09.2015

 

03.09.2015 –

02.09.2019

SIP

DN

COM

N/A 3 out of 4 3 out of 3 Butterfield Pre-School Nil Nil N/A

 

Ms C Irving –

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

03.09.2015 – 02.09.2019 SIP

PMP

PCD

HEA

COM

N/A 4 out of 4 3 out of 3

1 out of 1

Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mrs H Weldon

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

26.06.2014 – 02.09.2015

 

11.09.2015 –

10.08.019

SIP N/A 2 out of 4 2 out of 3 Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mrs J Graham

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

04.03.2016 –

03.03.2020

2 out of 2 Employee – TTE Technical Training Group Nil Nil N/A
Mrs L Kirton

Parent Governor

Appointed by parents

06.02.2014 – 05.02.2018 RES N/A 4 out of 4 4 out of 4 Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mrs L Lewis

LA Governor

Appointed by LA

12.07.2015 – 11.07.2019 RES

PMP

PCD

APP

Chair of Governors 3 out of 4 4 out of 4

1 out of 1

Nil Nil Daughter – Employee of the school Dinnertime Supervisor N/A

 

 


 

Local Governing Body Attendance – 1.2.17
Mrs L Lewis
Mr J Atkinson
Mrs K Norton
Mr I Clayton
Ms C Irving
Miss N Fish
Mrs L Kirton
Mrs J Graham
Mrs H Weldon

Apologies
Mr S Anderson
Mr M Barlow
Mrs S Hall

Local Governing Body Attendance – 28.3.17
Mrs L Lewis
Mr J Atkinson
Mrs K Norton
Mr I Clayton
Ms C Irving
Miss N Fish
Mrs L Kirton
Mrs J Graham
Mrs H Weldon
Mr S Anderson

Apologies
Mrs S Hall