Governors

The governing body at Kells Lane Primary School meet at least once a term for scheduled ‘Full Governing Body’ meetings. Meetings of sub-committees for staffing, finance, curriculum, premises or management issues also occur on a termly basis.

The governing body consists of:

Chair of Governors

Mr M Hetherington c/o Kells Lane Primary School, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5HX

Headteacher Governor

Mrs A Whistler (Headteacher), Kells Lane Primary School, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5HX

Local Education Authority Representatives

Mr M Hetherington – Chair of Governors

Parent Governors

Dr E Ormerod

Mr F Barber

Community/Co-opted Governors

Mr N Brown

Mrs J Donabie (Vice Chair)

Ms Megan Benedelow

Mrs A Whitehead (Vice Chair)

Mrs T Johnstone

Mr D Henderson (Safeguarding)

Rev Y Greener

Staff Governors

Miss M Wilson

Associate Governors

Mrs R Swinbank

Mrs T Skinner

Recent Governors (last 12 months)

Mr C Halliwell

Mrs J Matchett

Mrs L Heady

Link Inspector

Mrs M Maitland

2021-22

2021-21

What do governors do?

All schools have governors to help with the senior leadership of the school. They are involved in key decisions such as setting the school’s aims, strategic planning, appointing teachers, setting school policies and agreeing how the school will spend its budget (they do not decide how much money the school can have, unfortunately).

COMPLAINTS

Parent governors are sometimes asked to pass on complaints. This is not their role, it is much better to talk about issues in person by speaking to the teacher, phase leader, deputy headteacher or headteacher. To make an appointment please contact the school on 0191 4334140 or by email to KellsLane@klps.org.uk. You can also contact the governors directly at klgovernors@outlook.com

ACCESS TO PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL PROVISION

Please note that all parents have access to all governing body minutes, which are stored for this purpose in the general office off the key stage 2 hall along with the school policies.

CHARGING POLICY FOR USE OF SCHOOL PREMISES

With reference to charges for the use of the school’s facilities; the school Governing Body have agreed charges for the use of the school’s facilities. These charges are made in accordance with the needs and priorities of the groups wishing to make use of the school as identified by the Governors. Specific charges are available from the Headteacher.

Governors register of pecuniary interests autumn 2019

Kells Lane Primary School Governor Membership – Information for School Website – September 2017 – July 2018                                                                     Clerk – Gabrielle Mains   

Governor and Associate Members Category

 

(see notes)

Term of Office Body Appointed or

 

Elected by

Position of

 

Responsibility (if any)

Committee

 

Membership

(see notes)

Attendance FGB

 

(to Dec 2017)

Attendance Resource CommitteeAttendance Quality Assurance CommitteeRegister of

 

Pecuniary Interests

Mr Neil BrownC01.12.16-01.12.20GB SR2/22/4 Nothing to declare
Mrs Sarah CraggsP06.05.16-06.05.20P QA2/2 1/1Nothing to declare
Mrs Jill DonabieC06.07.16-06.07.20GBVice Chair of GBSR2/24/4 Nothing to declare
Rev Yvonne GreenerC20.06.17-20.06.21GB tbc1/2  Nothing to declare
Mr Chris Halliwell

 

Resigned (18/07/19)

C19.10.16-19.10.20GB HDA, SR0/23/4 Nothing to declare
Mrs Lydia Heath

 

Resigned (29/6/18)

A06.07.16-06.07.19GB SR2/24/4 Nothing to declare
Mr Michael HetheringtonLA02.03.15-02.03.19LAChair of GB and Chair of HDA, SR, D CtteeHDA, SR, D, HTA1/24/4 Nothing to declare
Cllr Frank Hindle

 

Resigned (14/3/18)

C02.03.15-02.03.19GB HDA, QA, D0/2  Nothing to declare
Mrs Justine MatchettP24.10.17-24.10.21P Tbc / QA2/2  Nothing to declare
Mrs Caitlin Norman

 

Resigned (6/11/17)

C06.07.16-06.07.20GB HDA, QA0/2  Nothing to declare
Mrs Jane Robson

 

Resigned (24/10/17)

P24.10.13-24.10.17P QA0/2  Nothing to declare
Mrs Angela WhistlerHT Ex Officio HDA for DHT, SR, QA2/24/4 Nothing to declare
Mrs Angela WhiteheadC02.03.15-02.03.19GBVice Chair of GBHDA, SR, D1/23/4 Nothing to declare
Ms Michelle WilsonS06.03.16-06.03.19S QA1/2  Nothing to declare
Mrs Sarah Wood

 

Resigned (26/05/18)

P08.11.16-08.11.20P QA2/2 1/1Nothing to declare
 Notes
Head Teacher (HT)Staff (S)Parent (P)Co-opted (C)Foundation (F)Local Auth (LA)
Associate (A)
 Notes
Diocese (D)
Local Authority (LA)
Governing Body (GB)
Parents – elected (P)
Staff – elected (S)
Head Teacher =Ex Officio
 Notes

 

Head & Deputy Appts (HDA)

Strategy & Resources (SR)

Quality Assurance (QA)

Discipline (D)

Appeals & Complaints – any gov not involved in original decision

Head Teacher Appraisal (HTA)

    


Kells Lane Primary School Governor Membership – Information for School Website – September 2016 – December 2017                                                                      Clerk – Sharon Potts                                  

Governor and Associate Members Category

 

(see notes)

Term of Office Body Appointed or

 

Elected by

Position of

 

Responsibility (if any)

Committee

 

Membership

(see notes)

Attendance FGBAttendance Resource CommitteeAttendance Quality Assurance CommitteeRegister of

 

Pecuniary Interests

Mr Steve Aspinall

 

Resigned (13/02/17)

C02.03.15-02.03.19GB None1/22/2 Nothing to declare
Mr Neil BrownC01.12.16-01.12.20GB SR5/62/3 Nothing to declare
Mrs Sarah CraggsP06.05.16-06.05.20P QA6/6 3/3Nothing to declare
Mrs Jill DonabieC06.07.16-06.07.20GBVice Chair of GBSR6/65/5 Nothing to declare
Rev Yvonne GreenerC20.06.17-20.06.21GB tbc2/3  Nothing to declare
Mr Chris HalliwellC19.10.16-19.10.20GB HDA, SR2/52/5 Nothing to declare
Mrs Lydia HeathA06.07.16-06.07.19GB SR5/65/5 Nothing to declare
Mr Michael HetheringtonLA02.03.15-02.03.19LAChair of GB and Chair of HDA, SR, D CtteeHDA, SR, D, HTA4/64/52/3Nothing to declare
Cllr Frank HindleC02.03.15-02.03.19GB HDA, QA, D2/6 1/3Nothing to declare
Mr S Lilley

 

Resigned (19/10/17)

C02.03.15-02.03.19GB None1/1  Nothing to declare
Mrs Justine MatchettP24.10.17-24.10.21P QA1/1 0/0Nothing to declare
Mrs Caitlin Norman

 

Resigned (6/11/17)

C06.07.16-06.07.20GB None3/5 0/2Nothing to declare
Mrs Jane Robson

 

Resigned (21/09/17)

P24.10.13-24.10.17P None2/4 2/2Nothing to declare
Mrs Angela WhistlerHT Ex Officio HDA for DHT, SR, QA6/65/51/3Nothing to declare
Mrs Angela WhiteheadC02.03.15-02.03.19GBVice Chair of GBHDA, SR, D4/63/5 Nothing to declare
Ms Michelle WilsonS06.03.16-06.03.19S QA5/6 0/3Nothing to declare
Mrs Sarah WoodP08.11.16-08.11.20P QA4/5 3/3Nothing to declare
 Notes
Head Teacher (HT)Staff (S)Parent (P)Co-opted (C)Foundation (F)

Local Auth (LA)
Associate (A) Notes
Diocese (D)
Local Authority (LA)
Governing Body (GB)
Parents – elected (P)
Staff – elected (S)
Head Teacher =Ex Officio 

Notes

Head & Deputy Appts (HDA)

Strategy & Resources (SR)

Quality Assurance (QA)

Discipline (D)

Appeals & Complaints – any gov not involved in original decision

Head Teacher Appraisal (HTA)