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Governors

 

CLICK HERE to down load a nomination form for our parent governor vacancy. 

If you are interested, please complete the form and return to school by Wednesday 4th November - either by dropping a paper copy into the office, or emailing it to info@swinnowprimary.com.

Have you ever thought about becoming a school governor?

We have a vacancy for a parent governor at Swinnow Primary School. Any parent of a registered child is eligible to nominate themselves. If more than one person nominates themselves, then we will have an election.

What do governors do?

Essentially, they provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. They help set the school’s priorities, aims and objectives; monitor and evaluate progress towards achieving aims and provide effective support and challenge to the school leadership team.

What does this look like in practice?

At Swinnow, we expect our governors to be proactive. Typically, in a year, governors would attend:

  • Four full governing body meetings
  • Three sub-committee meetings
  • Some governors might have additional meetings with a member of staff in school if they have an additional responsibility.

Meetings are usually between 4:30pm and 6:30pm – some are a little longer; some shorter. At the moment, these meetings are held remotely, via zoom.

Outside of meetings, governors read information provided by the school and write short reports about their additional meetings – if they have any.

What training and support is available?

All governors can access training to enable them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to fulfil their role. Induction training is provided to all new governors. Those with a specific area of responsibility can also access more targeted training.

Leeds Governor Support Service provides a huge array of resources and documents to help.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please speak to Mrs Naylor

If you are interested in this role, please download a nomination form from the school website (click here for ‘Our School’ then ‘Governors’) or collect a hard copy from the school office. These should be completed and returned to us by Wednesday 4th November – you can send a paper copy into school or email to info@swinnowprimary.com. If we receive more than one nomination, then an election will be held.

Mrs Becky Naylor (Headteacher) and Mr Neil Lawrence (Chair of Governors)

Swinnow Primary School

Swinnow Road

Leeds

LS13 4PG

0113 3783100

info@swinnowprimary.com

www.swinnowprimary.com

           

 

Swinnow Primary School Governing Body

 

Chair of Governors                                                                              

Mr Neil Lawrence

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office as Chair ends: 31/08/22

Term of Office as a Parent Governor: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 22/05/24

Additional roles: SEND & Attendance Governor & Chair of the Resources Committee

Relevant business / personal interests: Wife and sister-in-law are employed at the school

Headteacher                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 Mrs Becky Naylor

Type of governor: Headteacher

Appointed by: by virtue of office as Headteacher

Term of Office: Whilst in post

Date appointment ends: Whilst in post

Additional roles: N/A

Relevant business / personal interests: None Declared

Parent Governors                                                                                          

Mr Tom Rushby

Type of governor: Parent

Appointed by: Elected by parents

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 01/12/24

Additional roles: TBC

Relevant business / personal interests: None Declared

Mrs Kelly Fowler

Type of governor: Parent

Appointed by: Elected by parents

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 01/12/24

Additional roles: N/A

Relevant business / personal interests: None Declared

Staff Governor                                                                                           

Mr James Phillips

Type of governor: Staff

Appointed by: Elected by staff

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 17/09/23

Additional roles: N/A

Relevant business / personal interests: Employed by school - Teacher

Local Authority (LA) Governor                                                                

Vacancy

Type of governor: LA

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 

Additional roles: 

Relevant business / personal interests: 

Co-opted Governors                                                                          

Ms Jo Heyworth - Vice Chair

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 21/05/22

Appointed Vice Chair - Term of Office ends on 13/08/22

Additional roles: Pupil Premium, Health & Safety & Training Governor

Relevant business / personal interests: Freelance HR consultant - 

  • Director of Jo Heyworth HR Ltd, no contract with the school, but engaged in contracts with other Leeds schools
  • Consultant representing The Schools People – HR providers.  Currently under contract with Armley Family of schools.

Vacancy

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 

Additional roles: 

Relevant business / personal interests: 

Mr William Taylor

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 20/01/24

Additional roles: PE & Sports Premium & Children Looked After (CLA) Governor

Relevant business / personal interests: Employed by school - supply teacher

Vacancy

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 

Additional roles: 

Relevant business / personal interests: 

Mrs Vivien Smithies

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 12/03/23

Additional roles: Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor

Relevant business / personal interests: None

Lucy Robertson

Type of governor: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office: 4 years

Date appointment ends: 15/07/23

Additional roles: Equalities, PSHE & Relationships Governor

Relevant business / personal interests: None

 

Committee Membership 2020-21

Teaching & Learning and Pupil Support Committee

Resources Committee

Children's Centre Committee

Headteacher's Performance Management

Complaints Committee

Appeals Committee 

Chair

Ms Jo Heyworth

Chair 

Mr Neil Lawrence

Chair

 

Chair 

Mr Neil Lawrence

Excluding the HT and members of staff whichever 3 Governors are most appropriate and available at the time required 

 

Excluding the HT and members of staff whichever 3 Governors are most appropriate and available at the time required

Vacancy Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

 

Ms Jo Heyworth Ms Jo Heyworth

Mrs Becky Naylor

Ms Jo Heyworth

 

Mr Neil Lawrence Mr Neil Lawrence

Mrs Viv Smithies

Mr Neil Lawrence

 

Mrs Becky Naylor Mrs Becky Naylor

 

 

 

 

Mr James Phillips  

 

 

 

Miss Lucy Robertson  

 

 

 

Mrs Viv Smithies  

 

 

 

Mr William Taylor