Children’s Services Cabinet Member – Minutes – 22 February 2016

31 (31) APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The Director of People submitted a report which sought consideration to reappoint suitable candidates to serve as local authority governors.

Boards of governors were the key strategic decision-making body for schools.  It was the board’s role to set a school’s strategic framework and to ensure that all statutory duties were met.  There were currently 72 boards of governors within North Lincolnshire serving both schools and academies.  A number of schools were federated, which meant that a governing body oversaw the running of two schools.

In accordance with the School Governance Regulations (2012) maintained schools’ boards were constituted from the following governor categories:

• Parent Governors
• Head Teacher
• Staff Governor
• Local Authority Governor
• Foundation Governor

When a Local Authority vacancy occurred, the relevant board identified the necessary skills, knowledge and experience that would be required of the successful candidates.  The council was then able to match the board of governors’ needs against the perspective candidate’s application.

Resolved – That the following persons be appointed as Local Authority Governor on the schools listed, subject to the relevant DBS checks:

Kirton Lindsey Primary School                    Mrs Rosemary Hoyle
Winteringham Primary School                     Cllr Ralph Ogg
Wootton St Andrews CE Primary School     Revd Ivan Howitt