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Governors

Governors at Castle Rock meet regularly (at least once each term) to review and discuss agenda items.

Governing Body Roles and Responsibilities


The purpose, roles and responsibilities of the school governing body is to ensure the quality of education provision and to act at the accountable body for the school.

The Governing Body has responsibility for ensuring the good conduct and high standards of educational achievement in the school.

The Governing Body:-

Sets the strategic direction of the school by:-

  • Setting the values, aims and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting statutory targets
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure
  • Meeting statutory duties.

Challenges and supports the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating;

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the head teacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the head teacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

As well as full Governing Body meetings, there are also sub-committees that meet regularly:

Castle Rock Governors visit the school regularly and work closely with all staff.

Governors List 2016 - 2017
 

Name Role Category of Governor Term of Office Committees Served On
Mr Andrew Pritchard Chair Parent

21/06/2012 - 20/06/2016

Re-elected 23/06/2016

  • Estates, Finance & Staffing Committee
  • Educational Development Committee
  • Pay Committee
  • Governor Development Committee
Mrs Carol Allen Governor Community

21/06/2012 - 20/06/2016

Re-elected 23/06/2016

  • Educational Development Committee
  • Governor Development Committee
Mr Raymond Dennis Vice-Chair Community

21/06/2012 - 20/06/2016

Re-elected 23/06/2016

  • Estates, Finance & Staffing Committee
  • Educational Development Committee
  • Pay Committee
  • Governor Development Committee
Mrs Julia Patrick Head Teacher / Accounting Officer HDT

21/06/2012 - 20/06/2016

Re-elected 23/06/2016

  • Estates, Finance & Staffing Committee
  • Educational Development Committee
  • Governor Development Committee
Miss Leah Govier Governor Staff Governor 10/12/2015 - 10/12/2019
  • Estates, Finance & Staffing Committee
  • Educational Development Committee
  • Governor Development Committee
Mrs Clare Clarkson Governor Parent Governor 10/12/2015 - 10/12/2019
  • Estates, Finance & Staffing Committee
  • Educational Development Committee
  • Governor Development Committee
Mr Andrew Presland Governor / Safeguarding Governor / SEN Governor/Vice Chair Estates, Finance & Staffing Committee Community Governor 10/12/2015 - 10/12/2019
  • Estates, Finance & Staffing Committee
  • Educational Development Committee
  • Governor Development Committee
Mr Leon Spence Governor Staff Governor 06/10/2016 - 16/10/2020
  • Estates, Finance & Staffing Committee
  • Educational Development Committee
  • Governor Development Committee
Mrs Karen Draper Company Secretary   01/08/2012  
Mrs Cheryl Hammond Clerk to Governors   07/03/2016  


Correspondence to the Chair of Governors or any other governor must be sent addressed to the individual c/o Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 4BR.

Governor Meeting Attendance Academic Year 2015 - 2016
 

  Meetings Attended Possible Attendance
Julia Patrick (Head Teacher) 5 5
Andrew Pritchard (Chair of Governors) 4 5
Carole Allen 5 5
Clare Clarkson (Joined December 2015) 4 5
Natalie Crewe (Resigned October 2015) 1 1
Ray Dennis 3 5
Leah Govier (Joined December 2015) 3 3
Jim Horn (Resigned March 2016) 2 2
Julie Muddimer (Resigned October 2015) 1 1
Cheryl Pell 5 5
Andrew Presland (Joined October 2015) 4 4
John Reid 3 5
Alison Sewell 4 5
Gail Summers (Resigned March 2016) 0 3
William Wade (Joined December 2015/Resigned July 2016) 3 3
Russell Webster (Resigned October 2015) 1 1


Governor Resignations Within the Last 12 Months

 

Name of Governor Date of Appointment Date of Resignation Role Pecuniary Interests
Mrs Alison Sewell 21st June 2012 24th November 2016 Community Governor None Declared
Mr John Reid 21st June 2012 23rd March 2017 Community Governor An interest was declared relating to a connection with the Marlene Reid Centre, which is used by the school for Minibus training. Agreed as a standing declaration with no further action required.
Ms Cheryl Pell 23rd June 2016 5th August 2017 Staff Governor None Declared

 

Pecuniary Interests Declared


John Reid (resigned 23rd March 2017) - an interest was declared relating to a connection with the Marlene Reid Centre, which was used by the school for Minibus training. Governors agreed this could be a standing declaration with no further action required.

Declaration of Interests (PDF Document)
 

Close Personal Relationships at Work


A register of close personal relationships is held by the School Business Manager/Company Secretary and updated every 12 months (or earlier if a new interest is declared). The school Scheme of Delegation ensures conflicts of interest are managed appropriately with the Board of Governors informed of ALL declarations. External consultants are procured when appropriate regarding performance management processes and any internal line management conflicts.
 

Governance Statement


The focus of the Governing body, throughout the last year, has been split between the ongoing educational developments implemented to further improve outcomes for our students, and working with the leadership team to manage the increase in pupil numbers.

The Governing Body has also ensured they have kept abreast of changes nationally considering the future direction of Castle Rock High School.

The increase in numbers are a reflection of the constant effort to improve educational standards and provide a positive and supportive environment at Castle Rock. The challenge for the whole school, is to manage this growth, improve our outcomes and keep strict controls on our financial budgets. The Governing Board are confident that these three targets have been met, and will continue to do so.

The support that our school gives, and has received from the ACE Partnership has been important to ensure that the changes to curriculum, grading and assessment have a consistency with the wider educational environment. In addition, the Board has also been involved with supporting the developments and initiatives in Safeguarding, both reacting to events and ensuring a consistency in our policy to prepare and protect our students.

Over the next academic year, the Governors will continue our role as ‘critical friends’ to maintain the high standards that our pupils and parents have come to expect.