SPRINGWATER SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE & REMIT

The Full Governing Body of Springwater School meets at regular intervals and at least once every half term.

All members of the Full Governing Body have voting rights with the exception of the one Associate Member.

The Core Functions of the Governing Body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of Vision, Ethos and Strategic Direction.
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the School.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it's money is well spent.

The Resources Committee was reconvened in February 2021 and will meet regularly.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – approved at the Full Governing Body Meeting 24th September 2020

The Governing Body or committees may establish other groups such as a working party or a task group, to look at a specific matter. These are less formal than committees and do not have delegated authority. Any such group must report back to the Governing Body or originating committee on its work and is usually disbanded once its work has been completed.

 

Springwater Governing Body Information 2021/22

Name

Type

Appointed

End of Term

Business Interests

Roles in other educational settings

Relationship Governors / school staff

Voting Rights

Sarah Edwards

Headteacher

April 2015

N/A

N/A

N/A

Daughter works as Teaching Assistant, resigned 30/09/21

Y

Sean Pond

Co-opted (Chair)

16/03/2018

17/03/2022

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Gemma Cardwell

Parent

25/02/2020

24/02/2024

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Caitlin Hughes

Staff

27/09/2021

26/09/2025

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Andrew Palmer

Co-opted

24/09/2020

23/09/2024

N/A

N/A

Governor of Bolton School Since 2013

Y

Shelagh Morris

Co-opted

03/10/2019

02/10/2023

Shelagh Morris Ltd.

N/A

N/A

Y

James Mottram

Co-opted

30/09/2021

29/09/2025

Various Shareholdings declared

N/A

N/A

Y

Andrew Sudron

Associate

01/12/2017

30/11/2021

N/A

N/A

N/A

N

Vacancy

Parent

           

Vacancy

Local Authority

           

Vacancy

Co-opted

           

Governors who have stepped down since September 2020

 

Name

Type

Appointed

End of Term

Date stepped down

Emma Gibson

Staff

December 2020

December 2024

July 2021

Sarah Daggett

Parent

March 2019

March 2023

July 2021

Paul Addison

Co-opted

July 2019

July 2023

July 2021

 

 

Governor Attendance for 2020/21                      
      FGB & Resources Committee meetings
    Category 24th Sept 15th Oct 19th Nov 10th Dec 27th Jan 25th Feb 18th Mar 22nd Apr 18th May 20th May 17th Jun 15th Jul
Sarah Edwards HT Y A Y coverted to Finance review meeting Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sean Pond Co-opted  Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Paul  Addison Co-opted  Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y A Y Y
Sarah Daggett Parent A N Y Y   N     A   Resigned
Caitlin Hughes Staff* A A A                
Emma  Gibson Staff*       Y   Y     Y Y Y
Gemma Cardwell Parent Y Y A A   Y     Y   A
Shelagh Morris Co-opted  Y Y Y Y   Y     A   A**
Andrew  Palmer Co-opted N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Andrew  Sudron Associate Y Y Y Y   Y     Y   Y
Vacant   LA                      
Vacant   Co-opted                      

 

 

 

 

 

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Springwater School
High Street
Starbeck
Harrogate
HG2 7LW

About Us

Springwater is a vibrant and progressive day school catering for students ranging from two to nineteen years. Offering places to students who may have profound and multiple, severe or physical difficulties, the majority of our current students have co-existing or multiple needs. We also cater for students with autistic spectrum condition and elements of challenging behaviour.