|GOVERNOR||TYPE||TERM OF OFFICE||COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP||ATTENDANCE RECORD||INTEREST DECLARED||NATURE|
|Albert Swinson||Co-opted||2016-10-17||Chair , C/S , F/R and Co-ord.||None|
|Nicky Hand||Headteacher||2013-04-12||C/S , F/R and Co-ord.||None|
|Nicola Taylor||Parent||2016-05-22||F/R and Co-ord.||Yes||Taylor HR Solutions Ltd – Business Owner/Director|
|Margaret Gregorios||LA||2016-05-15||C/S||Yes||Conservators of Therfield Heath & Greens – Trustee
Red Lion Leisure - Director
|Elaine Dunnicliffe||Foundation||2016-05-15||F/R and Co-ord||Yes||Kevin Dunnicliffe Associates – Financial Director
W.H. Lab - Trustee
|Rev. Dave Brown||Foundation||2016-05-15||F/R||None|
|F/R Finance & Resources||C/S Curriculum & Standards|
Categories of governor at Graveley
Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. Any parent, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school at the time of election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor. Parent governors may continue to hold office until the end of their term of office even if their child leaves the school. It is important to remember that parent governors do not act as representatives of the views of parents but are elected for the benefit of the school as a whole.
A person is disqualified from being a parent governor if they are an elected member of the Local Authority or paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours.
Local authority governor
Local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The local authority can nominate any eligible person as a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether their nominee has the skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets any other eligibility criteria they have set.
Local authorities should therefore make every effort to understand the governing body’s requirements and identify and nominate suitable candidates.
An individual eligible to be a staff governor at the school may not be appointed as a local authority governor.
Foundation governors (at voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and some foundation and foundation special schools only) are usually appointed by the school's founding body, church or other organisation named in the school's instrument of government. Some are governors as a result of being the local priest. These are ex-officio governorships which must be specified on the instrument of government.
All foundation governors are appointed to secure compliance with the trust deed and preserve and develop the religious character of the school, if it has a religious character.
The headteacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of their office.
The headteacher may at any time resign as a governor, and withdraw their resignation, in both cases by notifying the clerk in writing.
Teaching and support staff who, at the time of election, are employed by either the governing body or the local authority to work at the school under a contract of employment, are eligible to be staff governors.
Staff governors are elected by the school staff. They cease to hold office when their employment at the school ends.
It is important that prospective staff governors understand the nature of the role of a governor, and specifically that their role is not to represent staff, nor to stand alongside the headteacher in being held to account by the governing body, but to operate as part of the governing body to provide strategic leadership and to hold the headteacher to account.