Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governor Committee Structure
|Ms Deborah Ainsworth||Co-opted||Curriculum & Standards|
Finance & Premises
|21/09/2018 - 21/09/2022||Safeguarding|
|None||Daughter to admin staff|
|Mrs Moira Pallent||Co-opted||Appeals|
Curriculum & Standards (chair)
Finance and Premises (chair)
First / Pay Review
HT Performance Management
|11/10/2017 - 10/10/2021||Chair of Governors EYFS||None||None|
|Mrs Michelle L Patterson||Co-opted||Appeals|
Curriculum & Standards
Finance and Premises
HT Performance management
|30/11/2018 - 30/11/2022||None||None|
|Mr Bill Elliott||Co-opted||Curriculum & Standards||01/09/18 - 01/09/2022||None||None|
|Cllr Danny Wood||LA||First/Pay Review||23/04/2018 - 22/04/2022||None||None|
|Mrs Natalie Fearon||Parent||None||None|
|Mrs Alison Whelan||Parent||Appeals|
Curriculum and Standards
|12/07/2018 - 12/07/2022||Pupil Premium|
|Ms Victoria Hewison||Staff||01/01/2018 -|
|Headteacher at Cassop PS||None|
|Mrs Christine Baxter||Staff||12/07/2018 - 12/07/2022||None||None|
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
West Pelton Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information please view or download the full document below.
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
n/a – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2020-2021
|Name||Curriculum & standards meeting|
|Finance & premises meeting 02/12/20||Full governors meeting - Autumn/Winter 02/12/20||First pay review meeting 14/12/21||Curriculum & Standards Meeting 01/03/21||Finance & premises meeting 09/03/21||Full governors meeting - Spring 09/03/21||Curriculum & Standards Meeting||Finance & premises meeting||Full governors meeting - Summer|
|Mrs Moira Pallent (Chair of Governors)||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Ms Deborah Ainsworth||AA||AA||AA||n/a||√||√||√|
|Mrs Michelle L Radford (Vice Chair of Governors)||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Mrs Natalie Fearon||n/a||n/a||√||AA||n/a||n/a||√|
|Mrs Alison Whelan||√||n/a||√||n/a||√||n/a||√|
|Cllr Danny Wood||n/a||n/a||AA||√||n/a||n/a||√|
|Ms Victoria Hewison||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Mr William Elliott||√||n/a||√||n/a||√||n/a||√|
|Mrs Christine Baxter||n/a||n/a||AA||n/a||n/a||n/a||√|
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
Committee Terms of Reference
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