The remit of the governing board:
It is stated in the Governance Handbook that all boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
The constitution of our governing board is as follows:
Term of office for all governors is 4 years
Owen David- Local Authority Governor ( Elected September 2018)
I’m Owen David, I’ve been a governor at Arlecdon Primary School since January 2015. I am a Local Authority (LA) Governor, meaning after volunteering to be part of the school, I was appointed by the authority. I work for Cumbria County Council as a Project Manager, which involves maintenance and construction of public buildings right across Cumbria. I am married and we have two young children that take up most of my time! When I’m not working or spending time with my family, I enjoy going to the gym, cycling and fell running.
Dominic Fowler - Co-opted Governor
I have two children in school and joined the Governing body in September 2018.
I oversee policies and procedures.
My name is Wendy Figes, I am the Executive Head teacher at Arlecdon Primary and Thornhill Primary Schools. I have a degree in History from University College London and a PGCE from the University of Hertfordshire. I started my teaching career in Hemel Hempsted in a Year 5 class but soon moved to London where I worked in the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham. I moved to Cumbria in 2008 and started working at Thornhill Primary. I became Head teacher of Thornhill Primary in 2011, following NPQH training with the National College. I became an Executive Head teacher in 2013. I became a local leader of education in 2017 and represent the area on the Local Area System Leaders board (LASL).
Louise Ellsworth Barnes- Co-opted Governor
I started working with the Governing body in February 2018. I was a pupil of this school and both of my children attended here. I am heavily involved in the committee which is looking to secure the long-term future of St Micheal's church.
I work for the local authority. I have a specific oversight of SEN and Safeguarding, including online safety.
Jasmine Jolliffe- Teacher Governor
I have been teaching at Arlecdon for many years and joined the Governing body in the summer of 2017. I am the senior teacher in school and designated deputy for safeguarding. I co-ordinate music and science. I organise the local Science teachers cluster group.
Ann Routledge - Parent Governor
My son attends Arlecdon school and I live in the village. I joined the Governing Body in Summer Term 2018
Paul Carney - Co-opted Governor
I have two grandchildren in school and joined the Governing body in September 2019.
Sarah Laybourne - Parent Governor
I have two children who attend Arlecdon Primary School and I also have been an employee of Arlecdon Primary School. I joined the Governing Body in September 2019.
We currently have a Vacancy for a Co-Opted Governor
For more info contact Sarah Barry - Clerk to Governors - Email firstname.lastname@example.org