Farsley Farfield Primary School

Governors

Chair of Governors: Ruth Fain

 

The constitution of the governing body is:

Head teacher

1 x Local Authority (LA) governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing body

6 x parent governors, formally elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested

9 x co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing body

1 x staff governor, formally elected by staff employed at school

 

The governing body operates with the following committees:

Resources committee – responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards.
Committee chair: Davina Bhanabhai

Teaching and learning committee – responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy), monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions.
Committee chair: Clem Pickering

Pupil support committee – responsible for behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricular activities, cluster and other partnerships.
Committee chair: Andy Wood

Children’s Centre committee – responsible for ensuring that the services provided by the school-led Children’s Centre are appropriate to the community, managed efficiently and contribute effectively to the achievement of children and families in the reach area. Providing strategic direction to the Head teacher and CC Manager.
Committee chair: Danusia Gardner

 

The following is a list of current and recent (in the last 12 months) membership including meetings attended and business/other interests declared. Governors and associate members, if appointed, are reminded that they should declare any changes as and when they occur.

Head Teacher 
Peter Harris Term of office: 19/04/2004 – ongoing

LA Representative 
Clem Pickering Term of office: 03/07/2020 – 03/07/2024

Parent Representatives 

Marion Allen – Term of office: 04/01/2021 – 04/01/2025
Davina Bhanabhai – Term of office: 01/06/2019 – 01/06/2023
Shazia Rafiq – Term of office: 04/01/2021 – 04/01/2025
Andy Wood – Term of office: 01/06/2019 – 01/06/2023

Jamil Aziz – Term of office: 21/05/2021 – 21/05/2025

 

Co-opted Representatives 

Rebecca Aberdein – Term of office: 27/03/2017 – 27/03/2025

Nimisha Barai – Term of office: 27/03/2017 – 27/03/2025

Howard Bradley – Term of office: 01/11/2017 – 15/6/2025
Karl Brennan – Term of office: 01/06/2019 – 01/06/2023

Ruth Fain – Term of office: 12/01/2018 – 12/01/2022
Danusia Gardner – Term of office: 10/06/2019 – 10/06/2023
Dan Hemming – Term of office: 01/01/2020 – 01/01/2024
Kathryn Lace – Term of office: 03/11/2020 – 02/11/2024
Lucy Swindlehurst – Term of office: 01/01/2020 – 01/01/2024

 

Staff Representative 
Cath Fulton – Term of office: 01/08/2018 – 01/08/2022

 

Governor Responsibilities

Chair of Governors: Ruth Fain
Deputy Chair of Governors: Davina Bhanabhai
Chair of Resources committee: Davina Bhanabhai
Chair of Pupil Support committee: Andy Wood
Chair of Children’s Centre committee: Danusia Gardner
Chair of Teaching & Learning committee: Clem Pickering
Child Protection: Ruth Fain/Howard Bradley
Complaints: Ruth Fain
Health & Safety: Ruth Fain/Jamil Aziz
Looked After children: Marion Allen
Equality: Nimisha Barai/Davina Bhanabhai
SEND: Shazia Rafiq
PE / sports premium grant spending: Karl Brennan
IT & Computing: Clem Pickering
Performance management: Ruth Fain
SRE: Ruth Fain
Attendance: Andy Wood

EYFS: vacant

Wellbeing: Shazia Rafiq

All Governors can be contacted via the school office in the first instance.

 

Meeting attendance record

Resources committee attendance

Date: 25/05/21
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Davina Bhanabhai, Ruth Fain, Dan Hemming, Andy Wood, Jamil Aziz
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Karl Brennan

Date: 23/03/21
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Rebecca Aberdein, Ruth Fain, Davina Bhanabhai, Karl Brennan, Marion Allen
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Dan Hemming, Shazia Rafiq

Date: 09/02/21
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Rob Heap, Rebecca Aberdein, Ruth Fain, Davina Bhanabhai, Dan Hemming, Shazia Rafiq
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Karl Brennan, Andy Wood, Marion Allen

Date: 03/12/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Rob Heap, Rebecca Aberdein, Ruth Fain, Davina Bhanabhai, Dan Hemming
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies:

Date: 14/10/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Rob Heap, Rebecca Aberdein, Ruth Fain, Karl Brennan, Davina Bhanabhai, Dan Hemming
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Graham Foster, Andy Wood

 

Pupil Support committee attendance
Date: 20/01/21
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Cath Fulton, Katy Smith, Nimisha Barai, Andy Wood, Dan Hemming, Lucy Swindlehurst, Shazia Rafiq, Marrion Allen
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead, Emily Jones
Apologies: Ruth Fain, Danusia Gardner

Date: 13/10/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Cath Fulton, Katy Smith, Nimisha Barai, Andy Wood, Lucy Swindlehurst, Davina Bhanabhai
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Dan Hemming, Danusia Gardner

Date: 04/02/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Katy Smith, Nimisha Barai, Andy Wood, Dan Hemming, Ruth Fain, Lucy Swindlehurst, Davina Bhanabhai, Danusia Gardner
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Cath Fulton

 

Teaching and Learning committee attendance

Date: 04/05/21
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Dan Hemming, Clem Pickering, Kathryn Lace, Nimisha Barai, Davina Bhanabhai, Danusia Gardner
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead, Nicola Sykes, Fran Ellis
Apologies: Marion Allen

Date: 25/01/21
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Clem Pickering, Kathryn Lace, Nimisha Barai, Ruth Fain, Andy Wood, Dan Hemming, Davina Bhanabhai, Marion Allen, Danusia Gardner, Karl Brennan
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead, Nicola Sykes, Fran Ellis
Apologies: Shazia Rafiq

Date: 19/10/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Clem Pickering, Kathryn Lace, Nimisha Barai, Ruth Fain, Andy Wood, Dan Hemming, Davina Bhanabhai
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies:

Date: 12/02/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Clem Pickering, Kathryn Lace, Dan Hemming, Davina Bhanabhai
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Nimisha Barai, Ruth Fain, Andy Wood

 

Children’s Centre committee attendance

Date: 19/05/21
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Danusia Gardner, Cath Fulton, Marion Allen
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Katy Smith, Howard Bradley

Date: 02/02/21
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Danusia Gardner, Cath Fulton, Katy Smith, Marion Allen
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies:

Date: 25/02/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Danusia Gardner, Graham Foster
In attendance: Rachel Hawkhead
Apologies: Cath Fulton, Katy Smith

 

Full Governors attendance
Date: 04/11/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Rob Heap, Dan Hemming, Howard Bradley, Cath Fulton, Clem Pickering, Danusia Gardner, Katy Smith, Kathryn Lace, Rebecca Aberdein, Nimisha Barai, Lucy Swindlehurst, Ruth Fain, Davina Bhanabhai, Karl Brennan
In attendance: Susan Francis
Apologies: Andy Wood

Date: 17/06/20
Governor attendance: Peter Harris, Rob Heap, Dan Hemming, Howard Bradley, Cath Fulton, Danusia Gardner, Katy Smith, Kathryn Lace, Rebecca Aberdein, Nimisha Barai, Lucy Swindlehurst, Ruth Fain, Davina Bhanabhai, Andy Wood, Karl Brennan
In attendance: Susan Francis
Apologies: Clem Pickering

Date: 03/03/21
Governor attendance: TBC
In attendance: Susan Francis
Apologies: TBC

 

Declaration of interests 2020-21

Financial interests

Are you involved in a company for example, directorships, company secretary, or any other position where a person is actively involved in the running of a company’s affairs, where the company has, or may have, a contractual relationship with the school? (E.g. work for which a fee is received).

Do you hold of shares or other securities, in a company or other body with whom the school contracts or is considering contracting? Declare if the holding exceeds £25,000 or more than 1/100th of the nominal value of the issued share capital, whichever is less. The size and nature of the holding need not be declared, simply the name of the company.

No governor declared a financial interest

 

Personal interests

Are you involved in an official capacity with an outside organisation which has dealings with school?

Do you have a relationship to school staff, e.g. spouses, parent, sibling, children or partner?

Peter Harris declared – My partner works part time at school in a few roles: 0.2 teacher, part time farm session leader, a few hours a week teaching recorders.

Rob Heap declared – My wife works as a casual supply teacher for the school.

Katy Smith declared – I work as an SEN Casework Team Leader in Children & Families, Leeds City Council.

No other personal interests were declared

 

Governance interests:

Are you a governor at any other educational establishments?

No governor declared a Governance interest