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.

 

 

Summary of Governor Information - Governors currently serving on the Full Governing Body 

 
Full Name

Andrew
Sudron

Sarah
Edwards 

Shelagh Morris

Gemma Cardwell 

 Andrew Palmer  Emma Gibson Sean
Pond
Sarah 
Daggett 
Paul Addison 
Category /
position
held

Associate
Governor

Head Teacher 

Co-opted Governor

Parent Governor  Co-opted  Staff Governor 

Chair of Governors /
Co-opted
Governor

Parent
Governor 

Vice-Chair of Governors /

Co-opted Governor 

 Appointment
date
 Dec 2017 Apr 2015  Oct 2019 Feb 2020  Sept 2020  Dec 2020  Mar 2018 Mar 2019  Jul 2019 
End term
of office
 Dec 2021 N/A  Oct 2023

Feb 2024 

Sept 2024  Dec 2024  Mar 2022 Mar 2023  Jul 2023 
Date stepped
down
- -  - -  -  -
Appointed by Governing Body  Governing Body Governing Body Parental Vote  Governing Body  Staff Vote  Governing Body Parental Vote  Governing Body 
Relevant business /
percuniary interests
 None None  Director of Shelagh Morris Ltd (Consultancy)  None  None  None  None  None None

Roles in other
educational
institutions / 
committees

 None None   None  None Governor at Bolton School   None None 

None

Non Exec Director at Collaborative Learning Trust
Relationships
between governors
 None None   None   None None  None  None   None None 
Relationships
governors /
school staff
 None Daughter on school staff  None   None  None None  None   None None 
                   
Voting rights
Y or N
 N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y

Other Governors who have served on the Full Governing Body since September 2019

Full name              Paul Lewendon  Sophie Hartley  Caitlin Hughes                       

 Category /
position held

            Parent Governor  Co-opted Governor  Staff Governor                       

Appointment
date

             Jan 2017 Sep 2017  Nov 2019                       
 End term of
office

 

          Jan 2021  Sep 2021  Nov 2023                       
 Date stepped
down

 

          Jan 2020  Feb 2020  Nov 2020                       
 Appointed by             Parental Vote   Governing Body  Staff Vote                      
 Relevant
business /
percuniary
interests
            None  None  None                       
 Roles in
other
educational
institutions /
committees
             None None   None                      
 Relationships
between
governors
            None   None  None                      
Relationships
governors /
school staff
             None  None None                       
                                         
 Voting rights Y or N                                  

 

 

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

September 2019 to July 2020

Key - dash (-) denotes not a governor at this time, 'A' denotes absence from the meeting and 'N/A' denotes not required at the meeting

   10th Sep 3rd Oct 7th Nov 23rd Jan 13th Feb 12th Mar 23rd Apr 30th Apr 21st May 18th Jun 16th Jul  
Paul Addison Y Y Y A Y Y A Y Y Y Y  
Gemma Cardwell - - - - - Y A A A Y A  
Sarah Daggett Y A A Y A A Y A A A Y  
Sarah Edwards Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
Caitlin Hughes - - Y Y Y Y Y N/A Y Y Y  
Shelagh Morris - Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
 Sean Pond Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
 Andrew Sudron Y A Y Y Y Y N/A Y Y Y  
                         
                         
                         
                         

 

 

 

Summary of Governor Information: Governors leaving the Board in 2019 - 2020
  Resignation Date/end of Term

 Paul Lewendon

 Resigned January 2020

 Sophie Hartley

 Resigned February 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Starbeck
Harrogate
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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.