Governors Meeting Dates / Autumn Term 2018

Thursday 27th September 2018
6pm  – Governing Body

Thursday 18th October 2018
5.30pm – PAQTS Committee
6.15pm – Buildings, Health and Safety Committee 
7pm – Finance Committee 

Thursday 8th November 2018
6pm – Governing Body Meeting

Wednesday 5th December 2018
3.45pm – Joint Staff / Governor Meeting
5.15pm – Teaching & Learning Committee
6.15pm – Finance, Health & Safety Committee

Role and Responsibilities
School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality of education. Their key responsibilities are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and for the performance management of staff;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

Appleby Primary School governing body is divided into two committees, each responsible for a separate aspect of this work. For a more detailed overview of the committee work, please download individual committee reports here – FH&S and T&L.

FH&S – Finance, Health & Safety
T&L – Teaching & Learning

A list of the current governors at Appleby Primary School is shown below.

Name of GovernorType of GovernorCommittee MembershipDate of Appointment End of Appointment2017/18 Meeting AttendanceBusiness InterestsRelationship to Staff
Carol BarkerStaffFH&SJuly 2016July 202011/11StaffNone
Charlotte BirtlesParent
Vice Chair
T&LMarch 2017March 202110/11NoneNone
Debra ParkinCo-optedFH&SOctober 2017October 20217/10Business ManagerNone
Freddie PottsPartnershipFH&SJanuary 2018January 20229/11ConstructionNone
Helen StevensCo-opted
T&L (Vice Chair)October 2014October 20188/11NoneNone
Martin SmithPartnershipFH&SNovember 2018November 20225/11NoneNone
David SpruceHeadteacherFH&S
Sarah LightfootParent
Chair of Governors
T&L (Chair)
November 2016November 202011/11NoneNone
Terry CaygillCo-optedT&LJanuary 2018January 202210/11StaffNone


All governors have the right to vote on the committee(s) they are appointed to.

All current governors only act as a governor at Appleby Primary School.