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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

Governance

The following is a list of governors together with their areas of responsibility/interest:

Chair of Governors: Kim Lawrence
Head of School: Katie Penny
Director of Primary Improvement: Heather Good

Clerk to Governors: Chris Durant 

Safeguarding Governor: Kim Lawrence

If you'd like to contact a member of our governing body, please contact the school office in the first instance on 01278 226070 or office@northgateprimaryschool.org.uk 

[Please note that because Northgate Primary School opened in September 2017, the first governing body meeting took place on 2nd July 2018.]

Name

Katie Penny

Appointed by

Head of School

Term of office 02/07/18 - 20/07/22
Areas of responsibility -

 

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - yes

21/01/19 (LGB) - yes 

13/05/19 (LGB) - yes

24/06/19 (Budget) - yes

04/07/19 - yes

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

Training Completed 

Working Together-Safeguarding - 28/09/17 

DSL Autumn Briefing - 27/09/18

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Awareness Course - 09/01/19

Effective Record Keeping and Enabling Escalation-11/01/19

Safeguarding - 07/01/19

 

Name

Richard Coath

Appointed by

Elected staff governor

Term of office 02/07/18 - 20/07/22
Areas of responsibility

-

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - yes

21/01/19 (LGB) - yes 

13/05/19 (LGB) - yes

24/06/19 (Budget) - yes

04/07/19 - yes

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

Training completed

DSL Autism Briefing - 2018

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Training -2018

 

Name

Kate Bown

Appointed by

Appointed governor

Term of office 02/07/18 - 20/07/22
Areas of responsibility

Health & Safety

EAL

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - yes

21/01/19 (LGB) - yes 

13/05/19 (LGB) - yes

24/06/19 (Budget) - yes

04/07/19 - yes

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

Training completed

FFT Aspire Dashboard - 2018

Safeguarding -07/01/2019

 

Name

Chris Spencer

Appointed by

Appointed governor 

Term of office 02/07/18 - 20/07/22
Areas of responsibility

Vice chair of Governors

Transition

Maths

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - yes

21/01/19 (LGB) - yes 

13/05/19 (LGB) - apologies

24/06/19 (Budget) - apologies

04/07/19 (LGB) - yes

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

Owner of Hooks Store in Bridgwater

Training completed

Safeguarding - 07/01/2019

 

Name

Kim Lawrence

Appointed by

Appointed governor

Term of office 02/07/18 - 20/07/22
Areas of responsibility

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - yes

21/01/19 (LGB) - yes 

13/05/19 (LBG) - yes

24/06/19 (Budget) - yes

04/07/19 (LGB) - apologies

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

 

Training completed

Safer Recruitment - 2015

Safeguarding Level 3 - June 2018

 

Name

Kelly Allen

Appointed by

Appointed governor 

Term of office 02/07/18 - 20/07/22
Areas of responsibility

Pupil Premium

Finance

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - yes

21/01/19 (LGB) - yes 

13/05/19 (LGB) - maternity leave

24/06/19 (Budget) - maternity leave

04/07/19 (LGB) - maternity leave

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

Finance Officer at Eastover Primary School

Training completed

Safeguarding - Sept 2016

First Aid - June 2017

PREVENT - Sept 2018

Governor Induction - Oct 2018

 

Name

Leeanne Searle

Appointed by

Elected parent governor

Term of office 02/07/18 - 20/07/22
Areas of responsibility

SEN

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - yes

21/01/19 (LGB) - apologies

13/05/19 (LGB) - yes

24/06/19 (Budget) - yes

04/07/19 - yes

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

SEND Administrator and Clerk to Governors at Eastover Primary School 

Training completed

BA Hons Hospitality Management - July 2007

SIMS SEN training - Nov 2013

SIMS Core training - Nov 2013

Child protection - July 2015

NCTL Clerks development programme -Sept 2015

Emotions coaching - Feb 2016

The Accredited Clerk - July 2016

Basic first aid for schools - Sept 2018

Personal and Intimate Care - Nov 2018

How to hold the Headteacher to account and effective questioning - Early 2018

 

Name

Beki Curtis

Appointed by

Elected parent governor 

Term of office 02/07/18 - 20/07/22
Areas of responsibility

English

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - apologies

21/01/19 (LGB) - yes 

13/05/19 (LGB) - yes

24/06/19 (Budget) - apologies

04/07/19 (LGB) - apologies

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

Member of PTA

Husband plumber for S C Plumbing

Training completed

Paediatric First Aid - April 2017

Governor Training/Induction - Oct 2018

 

 

Ex-Governors

 

Name

Clive Wiggin

Appointed by

Appointed governor

Term of office 02/07/18 - resigned 12/12/18
Areas of responsibility

Governing and committee meeting attendance

02/07/18 (LGB) - yes

08/10/18 (LGB) - yes

21/01/19 (LGB) - n/a 

Business and pecuniary interests, including other governance roles

Member and Director of CLT

 

 

 

 

Parents, business leaders and community champions are wanted to help the lives of thousands of children at a growing multi academy trust.

 

The Clevedon Learning Trust is actively looking for governors for the 11 schools and 3500 pupils and students aged 4 to 18 they have across their trust to help to improve the lives of young people.

The most important qualities for being a school governor are enthusiasm, commitment and being able to work well in a team, making joint decisions on strategic policy, school ethos and budgetary control. 

People don’t need teaching experience, but do need an interest in education and the well-being of children. 

One of the current governors, Vicky Edkins, governor at Woolavington Primary School, is an expert in cognitive science and behavioural psychology. 

She said: “Becoming a governor is a wonderful thing to do. It is really energising to think you are helping so many young people in their futures. I wanted to help my children's school to be the best that it can be and understand the education system they are in.”

Father of 1 Jago Snook, a Senior Product Manager at Edwards Vacuum in Clevedon, said: “I cannot recommend becoming a governor highly enough. It is truly remarkable the amount of behind the scenes activity that goes on to keep a school running.”

Daniel Sewell, a Chief Operating Officer at two national companies, said:  “When the opportunity arose to contribute to the life of the village school, it seemed the right thing to try to do. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.” 

The 11 schools that the CLT are currently made up of is: Clevedon School, Mary Elton Primary School, Northgate Primary School, Puriton Primary School, St Nicholas Chantry CofE Primary School, Tickenham Church of England Primary School, Westover Green Community School, Willowdown Primary Academy, Woolavington Primary School, All Saints CofE Primary School, and Yeo Moor Primary School.

For further information or to show interest, please contact the Trust’s lead Clerk, John Purcell at JPurcell@Clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk