Children, Families & Learning Cabinet Member – Minutes – 22 March 2018

65 (65) LOCAL AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The Director: Learning, Skills and Culture submitted a report considering the recommendation of candidates to serve as local authority (LA) governors on the governing body of Castledyke Primary School and John Harrison CE Primary School.

Governing bodies were the key strategic decision making body for schools.  It was the governing body’s role to set a school’s strategic framework and to ensure that all statutory duties were met.  The Department for Education identified three main duties which were:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money was well spent.

When a LA governor vacancy occurred, the relevant governing body identified the necessary skills, knowledge and experience that would be required of the successful candidates.  The LA nominated suitable candidates to the school and the governing body decided whether the nominee met their requirements.  The governing body may choose to reject or appoint the candidate accordingly.

Resolved – That the following applicants be recommended for appointment as Local Authority Governors to the board of governors of the schools listed below:


School Applicant
Castledyke Primary School Mr Terence Johnson
John Harrison CE Primary School Mr Hubertus Vermeulen

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