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Carlton Primary School Governing Body

Co-Chairs Neal Taylor & Nicola Upsall               

Vice Chair Karen Weaver

 

The constitution of the governing body is:

  • Headteacher
  • 1 x Local Authority (LA) governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing body – Vacancy
  • 2 parent governors, formally elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested – Neal Taylor & Andrew Lupton
  • 9 co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing - Karen Weaver, Pauline Ward, Nicola Upsall, Alison Bornshin, Kelsey Thackray & 4 vacant positions.
  • 1 staff governor, formally elected by staff employed at school – Hannah Johnson

 

 

Meet the Governors

Karen Weaver 

I have been a governor at Carlton for the last 5 years and for the last two years, I have been Vice Chair. I have responsibility for making sure all the Governors are trained to meet their responsibilities and have the skills and experience to make effective decisions that will benefit the children, school and local community.

I have worked in HR for over 30 years and have recently set up as a Management Consultant to give me a better work-life balance. My passion is helping young people succeed in their chosen careers and I hope that some of these skills are beneficial in my role as a Governor.

This year I have taken on lead governor responsibility for Literacy so please ask me if you want to know more.

 

Hannah Johnson

I have been working at Carlton Primary School since September 2013 and have been on the Governing Body as a Staff Governor since June 2016. Originally from Hertfordshire, I have lived in Leeds since I started university in 2009, where I completed a BA in Childhood Studies. Following that, I gained my PGCE and then completed a Masters in Teaching. I work in UKS2 and lead PSHE as well as coordinate Healthy Schools. I am very proud to work at Carlton alongside a fantastic team and wonderful children.

 

Pauline Ward

I have been a co-opted governor at Carlton Primary since 2016. I am a retired headteacher, having taught in South Leeds and I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue my association with both education and the local area. I have a wide range of skills to offer the school having spent nearly 25 years in education. I have a passion and enthusiasm for ensuring that our children receive the best possible education to enable them to achieve their true potential in whatever their chosen path is. I am governor with responsibilities for pupil premium, data and assessment and I have recently taken on the role of Chair of both the School Improvement and resources sub - committees.

 

Adam Pritchard-Jenkins

Coming soon..... 

 

 

 

Alison Bornshin

 

I joined the governing body as a co-opted governor at Carlton Primary in

2017, having recently retired from a teaching post in Secondary Education.  I live locally and felt joining as a governor would not only bring in my knowledge of education in secondary school, but my children attended Rodillian school and I have always had a good relationship with the people involved in their education. My background is in Design, and have taught Design Technology and Art in my position in school, but have always enjoyed spending time outside lessons encouraging children to develop skills,  and to just enjoy making things! I still create my own things as I regularly do craft and vintage fairs and hope to be able help out in the school in whatever way I can.

Nicola Upsall

I joined the governing body in September 2017 as a co-opted governor.  My two children have recently started at Carlton primary school which has led to me wanting to learn more about their education and play an active role in the success of the school.  I currently work at Lloyds Banking Group as a Senior Accountant so will be using all the transferrable skills gained from my job to ensure I am doing the best I can for the school and the governing body.  My main areas of experience are in finance, HR and project management which are of great use in my current role as Co-Chair of Governors, which commenced in September 2019.

Neal Taylor

I joined as a parent governor in October 2017, working as part of the School Improvement Committee.  We analyse data, help to formulate robust plans, check for statutory compliance and undertake regular monitoring visits to verify the progress being made.  I have Business Management and Secondary teaching qualifications with experience working in both fields.  I use my work skills and represent my views as a Carlton parent in my role as governor.  Our Staff, parents and governors help to make our school a great place to learn and our children generate a positive learning environment with kind and thoughtful attitudes.  We can all feel proud of our school.

 

 

Andrew Lupton

I was elected as a parent governor in July 2018 and have since been involved in both the school improvement and resources committees. I have been involved in primary education for the past 14 years and am a serving deputy head teacher at a school in Bradford. In my role there I continue to lead maths and teach children with Special Educational Needs and have a lead role in safeguarding as well as supporting the head with analysis of school data. I hope to be able to use my experience to support the school in providing the best possible education and experience for the children of Carlton.

 

 

Kelsey Thackray

I have recently joined the governing body as a co-opted governor (2019). I am passionate about providing the best education for the children at Carlton and look forward to taking an active role in school improvement. I am currently Head of Early Years across two primary schools and a daycare centre and I hope that I am able to use the experiences that I have gained in my role, to be a supportive figure to Carlton, as their EYFS governor.

 

 

 

The Governing Body Committees

The governing body operates with the following committees:

Resources Committee

  • Resources - responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management.

Committee chair: Pauline Ward

Committee members: Nicola Upsall, Pauline Ward, Andrew Lupton, Alison Bornshin, Karen Weaver and the Headteacher

School Improvement Committee

  • School Improvement - responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy),  Pupil Premium, monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions.

Committee chair: Pauline Ward

Committee members: Pauline Ward, Hannah Johnson, Alison Bornshin, Neal Taylor, Andrew Lupton, Kelsey Thackray and the Headteacher.

                                           

Additional Committees 

  • Pay committee - responsible for overseeing pay and performance management matters.

      Committee members: Karen Weaver, Pauline Ward and Kelsey Thackray

 

  • Pay Appeal committee – responsible for hearing pay appeals and ensuring a fair and proper process has been followed.

Committee members: Nicola Upsall and Alison Bornshin

 

  • Head teacher performance – Review of head teacher’s performance

Committee member:  Karen Weaver

 

 

Governors’ Roles and Business / Other Interests

Current and recent (in the last 12 months) governors and business/other interests declared are provided in the table below. Governors and associate members, if appointed, are reminded that they should declare any changes as and when they occur.

Name of governor Category of governor and committees served Date appointed and term of office Relevant business/ personal interests Any other educational establishment governed Relationship with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives

Mrs Karen Weaver

 

 

 

 

Vice Chair of governors,

Co-opted governor, Pay  & HT Performance committees

 

12/03/15 – 12/03/19

 

 

 

Director of Inspiring Positive Futures

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Laura Yates

 

 

 

 

Previously a co-opted governor

 

 

12/07/17 – 06/02/20

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Mr Robert Riley

 

Previously a co-opted governor

12/03/15 – 12/03/19

None

 

None

 

None

 

Mrs Alison Bornshin

 

 

Co-opted Governor, School Improvement, Resources & Pay appeal committees

12/07/17 - 20/07/21

 

None

 

 

None

 

 

None

 

 

 

Mr Adam Pritchard-Jenkins

 

 

 

Head teacher,

School Improvement & Resources committee

 

01/01/20 – end of post

 

 

None

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Mrs Nicola Upsall

 

 

 

Co-opted governor,

Co-Chair of Governors, Resources committee, Pay appeal committee

 

21/09/17- 21/09/21

 

 

None

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Miss Hannah Johnson

 

 

Staff governor and

School Improvement committee

 

 

07/07/16 - 07/07/20

 

None

 

 

None

 

 

None

 

Mrs Pauline ward

Co-opted governor, (Chair) School Improvement, (Chair) Resources committee & pay committee

07/07/16 - 07/07/20 None None None

Mrs Nichola Tolan

Previously a co-opted governor

07/07/16 - 07/07/20

None

None

None

Mr Neal Taylor Parent governor, Co-Chair of governors, School Improvement committee 23/10/17 - 23/10 21 None None None
Mr Andrew Lupton

Parent governor, School Improvement & Resources Committees

 

20/09/18 - 20/09/22 None Yes - TBC None
Miss Rebekah Long Previously a co-opted governor 21/03/19 - 06/02/20 None None None
Kelsey Thackray Co-opted governor, School Improvement Committee 12/09/19 - 12/09/23 None None None

Vacancy x 5

 

 

 

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Additional Governor Responsibilities

NAME

SUBJECT RESPONSIBILTY

OTHER RESPONSIBILITES

Karen Weaver

Training governors

 

Alison Bornshin

Outdoor learning, STEM

Shadow for Child Protection, safeguarding, SEN, Children looked after

Andrew Lupton

Child Protection, Safeguarding, attendance (safeguarding), SEN, Maths, Children Looked After

Shadow for STEM and outdoor learning

Pauline Ward

Attendance (PP), Pupil Premium, Health & Safety

 

Nicola Upsall Literacy, complaints  
Neal Tayor Literacy, complaints, equalities, behaviour and attitudes, parent voice  

Hannah Johnson

Sports Premium & PE, ICT, Pupil Voice

 

Kelsey Thackray Early Years  

 

 

Date and attendance of Governors Meetings 2019-2020

 

Full governing body meetings:-

12th September 2019

16th October 2019

11th December 2019

26th March 2020 - Cancelled

18th June 2020 - Via Skype

 

Resource Sub Committee

14th November 2019

19th March 2020 - Cancelled

21st May 2020 - Cancelled

 

School Improvement Sub Committee

21st November 2019

27th February 2020

9th July 2020 - Cancelled

The following is an attendance record for individual governors at meetings of the full governing body and committees.

 

 

 

 

 

Y - in attendance

 

 

 

 

 

N - not in attendance and no apologies received/accepted

 

 

 

 

 

A - apologies received and accepted

 

 

 

 

 

X - not in post/not a member

               

Carlton Primary School Governing Body Meetings 2019 / 2020

 

 

Full Gov Body 12/09/19

Full Gov Body

16/10/19

Resources

14/11/19

School Imp 21/11/19

Full Gov Body

11/12/19

Resources

06/02/20

School Imp

27/02/20

Full 

Gov 

Body

18/06/20

Mrs Karen Weaver

Y

A

X

 

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs Alison Bornshin

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

Mrs Laura Yates

 

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

X

X

Mr Adam Pritchard-Jenkins

(Head teacher)

A Y Y   Y Y    
Mrs Pauline Ward Y Y Y   Y Y    
Ms Hannah Johnson Y A X   Y A    
Mrs Nicola Upsall Y Y X   Y Y    
Mr Neal Taylor Y Y Y   Y Y    

Mr Andrew Lupton

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

Ms Rebekah Long

Y

Y

A

X

X

X

X

X

Ms Kelsey Thackray Y Y X   Y Y