Our Governing Body

Governor Type Name Term of Office
Headteacher Mrs Maria Carlton 31/08/2015 –
CEO Mrs Louise Spellman 14/01/2020 – 13/01/2024
Community Governor Mr Tom Burke (Vice Chair) 18/10/2019 – 17/10/2023
Staff Governor Mrs Sheona Clift 18/10/2019 – 17/10/2023
Staff Governor Mrs Pat Duncan 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Community Governor Mrs Anne Johnson 18/10/2019 – 17/10/2023
Co-opted Governor Mrs Gillian Lamb 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Additional Posting Mr John McCann 14/01/2020 – 13/01/2024
Parent Governor Mrs Kathryn McFadyen 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Community Governor Rev Richard Radley 18/10/2019 – 17/10/2023
Co-opted Governor Mr Ian Robertson (Chair of Governors) 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Parent Governor Mrs Abigail Walker-Howarth 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023

 

Register of Governors Interests

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 M Carlton

Headteacher

01.09.2016

N/A 
N/A Headteacher

 

2/2

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

Ian Carlton (Husband)

Robert Carlton Financial Services Ltd since 1986

N/A

 

Mrs L Spellman

CEO of 1590 Trust

N/A

 

N/A

 

CEO

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

N/A

 

Mrs S Clift

Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff

18.10.2019

17.10.2023 
N/A

 

N/A

 

4/4

 

N/A

 

Employee in School

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

N/A

 

Mrs P Duncan

Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff

1.9.2019

3.8.2023 
N/A

 

N/A

 

4/4

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

N/A

 

Mrs G Lamb

Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body

1.9.2019

3.8.2023 
N/A

 

N/A

 

3/4

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Associate governor at Northfield School and Sports College Nil

 

N/A

 

Mrs K McFadyen

Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents

1.9.2019

3.8.2023 
N/A

 

N/A

 

4/4

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

N/A

 

Rev R Radley

Community Governor
Appointed by Governing Body

18.10.2019

17.10.2023 
N/A

 

N/A

 

2/4

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

N/A

 

Mr I Robertson

Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body

1.9.2019

31.8.2023 
N/A

 

Chair

 

3/4

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

N/A

 

Mrs B A Johnson

Community Governor
Appointed by Governing Body

18.10.2019

17.10.2023 
N/A

 

N/A

 

3/4

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

Related to Mrs Beall

 

N/A

 

Mrs A Walker-Howarth

Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents

1.9.2019

31.8.2023  
N/A

 

N/A

 

4/4

 

N/A

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

N/A

 

Mr T Burke

Community Governor
Appointed by Governing Body

18.10.2019

17.10.2023 
N/A

 

Vice Chair

 

2/4

 

N/A

 

Tom Burke Academy LTD

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

N/A

 

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTEREST GUIDANCE

Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the schools staff including spouses, partners and relatives. It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interests by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or the Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals.

Note 1. Pecuniary interest includes current employment, businesses (of which partner/proprietor), company directorship, charity trusteeship and other conflict.

Note 2. Personal Interests can also include business involvement/company directorship or trusteeships or family or close connections to the governor (for example a company the school might have contracts with).

Examples (potential conflicts):

  • A governor whose spouse/partner is employed by the school – Should not take part in discussion regarding the school’s pay policy or any staffing matter that might impact on their partner. Both direct and indirect decisions might impact on the salary range of senior staff e.g. increasing pupil numbers.
  • A governor involved with any committee group, business or after school club who hire part of the school – Should not be party to discussion involving the use of the school or their charging policy.
  • A governor who is a supplier of goods or services to the school – Should not take part in decisions regarding the letting of contracts for that type of goods or services where a sub-contract relationship might exist.

The register of governor interests must also include details of attendance record at the governing body meetings and committees over the year and reviewed and updated on an annual basis indicating also when a governor steps down.

Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear when they have voting rights.

The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct. Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up. Staff governors will need to be included on both registers.