The purpose of the Governing Body is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. It’s three core strategic functions are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Our governors have written the Annual Governance Statement which you can read here. This document outlines the responsibilities of our Governing Body, the actions they have taken in the current academic year and the impact of those actions.
Governors must provide information regarding whether or not they are likely to have a conflict of interest which could affect the operation of the school. This is called a Register of Interest which can be read by clicking on the link below.
Sunnybrow Primary School Register of Governors’ Interests
|Name of Governor||Registered Business Interest||Place of Work||Relationships with staff or other governors||Governor of Other Educational Establishment|
|Suzanne Binks||Headteacher||Sunnybrow Primary School||None||No|
|Lynsey Cooper||Teacher||Sunnybrow Primary School||Sister||No|
|Pauline Northcott||Headteacher||Deanbank Primary School||None||Yes|
|Linda Brunskill||Cashier||William Hill||none||No|
Governor Code of Conduct
All members of the Governing Body must adhere to the Code of Conduct. This is to ensure that they fulfil their responsibilities effectively and without bringing the Governing Body into disrepute.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Sunnybrow Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Governing Body Committee Structure
|Name||Position||Committees||Term of Office Ends||Representing||Responsibilities|
|Hayley Ainsley||Personnel, curriculum and Pupil Discipline|
First / Pay Review
Health and Safety
|Rev Kevin Tromans||Appeals|
Finance & Grounds
|Mrs Lynsey Cooper||Finance & Grounds|
Personnel and Curriculum
|Mrs Lynne Thompson||Vice-Chair||Appeals|
Finance & Grounds
|Mrs Pauline Northcott||First / Pay Review|
Headteacher Performance (Chair)
|Linda Brunskill||First / Pay Review|
Head teacher performance
Governor Attendance Records for 2016-2017
|Governor||Full Governing Body||Finance and Grounds||First / Pay Review||Headteacher Performance||Curriculu, Personal and Pupil Discipline|
|Mrs Suzanne Binks||3/3||3/3/||1/1||-||1/1|
|Mrs Lynsey Cooper||2/3||2/3||-||-||-|
|Mrs Pauline Northcott||2/3||2/3||1/1||1/1|
|Mrs Lynne Thompson||2/3||2/3||1/1||1/1||-|
|Rev. Kevin Tromans||2/3||0/2||1/1||1/1||-|
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