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.
More information on the role and how to become a governor can be found by following Cumbria Governor Support Services link.
The term of office for all governors is 4 years and declaration of interests are submitted at each meeting. Due to the new structure of the board in 2023, responsibilities are fluid and training is based around personal interests.
|Role||Name||End of Office Date||Attendance from 2023|
|Chair (Co-opted)||Sarah Guest||February 2027||4/5|
|Vice Chair (Co-opted)||Sue Richardson||February 2027||4/5|
|Staff Governor||Jane Lawson||September 2023||3/5|
|Local Authority Governor||Amy Barclay||May 2026||5/5|
|Parent Governor||Jackie Sisson||January 2026||2/5|
|Parent Governor||Lara Brennand||February 2027||4/4|
|Clerk to the Board||Carol Ormerod||N/A|
Previous Members of the Board within the last 12 months:
|Chair (Parent)||Maryam Yamamma||February 2023|
|Vice Chair (Parent)||Vicky McLuckie||January 2023|
|Co-opted Governor||Sandun Jaysundara||July 2023|