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 19th May 2022.

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.

One LA Appointee

Sean Pond

Two Elected Parents 

Simon McInerney
Peter Hawthorne-Smith

One Elected Staff Member

Emma Gibson

Five Co-opted Governors

Lynn Lewendon

Shelagh Morris - Chair of Governors, 

Andrew Palmer 

James Mottram - Chair of Finance & Resources Committee

Caroline Smale - Vice Chair

Associate Governors

Andrew Sudron (Deputy Head)

 

Head Teacher

Sarah Edwards 

 There are currently no Governor Vacancies (as of September 2023)

 Term of office is four (4) years from the year of appointment (see Governing Body Structure)

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Shelagh Morris who may be contacted through the school on  01423 883214.

The Clerk to Governors is Leanne Eaton who may be contacted via the school, on the above telephone number or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Springwater Governing Body Information 2023/24

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

N/A

Y

Sean Pond

Local Authority

16/03/2018

15/03/2026

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Si McInerney

Parent

 01/01/2022

 19/01/2026

 N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Emma Gibson

Staff

02/11/2022

13/11/2026

N/A

N/A

Sibling in School

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
(Chair)

03/10/2019

02/10/2027

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

30/11/2025

N/A

N/A

N/A

N

Caroline Smale

Co-opted
(Vice Chair)

 14/07/2022 13/07/2026  N/A N/A N/A Y

Peter Hawthorne-Smith

Parent 02/11/2022 01/11/2026 N/A N/A N/A Y

Lynn Lewendon

Co-opted 28/09/2023 27/09/2027 N/A N/A N/A Y
Governors who have stepped down since September 2023      
Name Type Appointed End of Term Date stepped down      
Edward Lyons Local Authority 09/12/2021 08/12/2025 12/07/2023      

Meeting Minutes

pdf16th November 2023 FGB Minutes

pdf28 September 2023 FGB Minutes

pdf14th July 2023 FGB Minutes

pdf18th May 2023 FGB Minutes

pdf23 February 2023 FGB Minutes

pdf19th January 2023 FGB Minutes

pdf17th November 2022 FGB Minutes

pdf29th September 2022 FGB Minutes

pdfMay 2022 FGB Minutes

pdfMarch 10th 2022 FGB Minutes

pdfJanuary 20th 2022 FGB Minutes

 Governor Attendance 

pdfGovernor Attendance 2022/23

pdfGovernor Attendance 2021/22

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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.