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Governors work closely with the headteacher, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA). The Full Governing Body meet termly and committee meetings are held at least termly.

The Chair of the Governing Body is Mr C Sparks and the Vice Chair is Mrs Michelle Mulholland.  If you would like to contact a member of the Governing Body please use the contact us section of this website.

 Governor Roles and Responsibilities

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, and

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. (governors’ handbook January 2017, dfe)

COMMITTEES

Curriculum & Pupil Standards

Meetings: termly

Finance & Premises

Meetings: 2 per term

Personnel

Meetings: termly

First/Pay

Meetings: at least annually

Review/Appeals

Meetings: as required

Pupil Progress

Pupil Attendance

School Improvement

Teaching/Learning

Montor Action Plans

Policies

Curriculum

Vision/Ethos

SEF/SIP

Community Links

Pupil Welfare and Behaviour

Health and Safety

Safeguarding

Budget

Income/Expenditure

Funding

Financial Regulations

Premises

Voluntary Funds

Policies

Sports Premium

Service Level Agreements

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Monitor Action Plans

School Financial Values Standard (SFVS)

Staffing

Staff Wellbeing

Recruitment

Performance Management

Monitor Action Plans

Staff Development

Whole School Pay Policy

Expenditure

Disciplinary/Grievance

Appeals: dismissal, disciplinary/ grievance, redundancy

AGENDA SETTING:

Committee Chairs – strategic direction (meetings: termly)

LEAD GOVERNORS:

Link Governor Role

Governor Name

Staff Link

Health and Safety

Beverley O'Neil

Alison Jefferson - SBM

Safeguarding

Sarah Glover

Julia O'Neill - DHT

Looked After Children

Sarah Glover

Julia O'Neill - DHT

Online Safety

Sara Medland

Sarah Glover

Fiona Day - DHT

SEND

Khaiko Makwela-Wali

Aiden Shepherd

Brian Brown - Primary SENCO

Jen Alford - Secondary & Post 16 SENCO

Behaviour and Emotional Wellbeing

Michelle Mullholland

David Matthews - DHT

Sonya McCarthy - PEWL

Pupil Allocations (Pupil Premium, Sport Premium)

Cliona Kear

Rachel Grimwood - HT

Jane Young - Director of Sport

RSE

Michelle Mullholland

Sonya McCarthy - RSE Leader

SMSC

Michelle Mullholland

David Matthews - DHT

Tracey Seymour - SMSC Co-ordinator

Link

Anne-Marie Lister

Rachel Grimwood - HT

David Matthes - DHT

EYFS/Key Stage 1

Beverley O'Neil

Louise Wise - EYFS/KS1 Leader

Key Stage 2

Mamie Simmons

Suzanne Madden - KS2 Leader

Key Stage 3

Aiden Shepherd

Paula Donkin - KS3 Leader

Key Stage 4

Michelle Mullholland

Jack Peacock - KS4 Leader

Post 16

Steven Bradley

Jack Peacock - Post 16 Leader

LEARNING WALKS:

To witness impact of School Improvement Plan.

Familiarisation with staff, children and initiatives.

COMMITTEE MONITORING:

Receiving/ analysing reports from senior/middle leaders to inform understanding of progress.

LEARNING CONVERSATIONS:

Lead governors meet with senior/middle leaders for detailed analysis of subject under scrutiny.

 

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS:

There is currently no information to report in this section.

Annual Governance Statement

Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies

Durham Trinity School and Sports College 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. For further information please view or download the full document below.

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. Adobe Reader You may need a product like Adobe Reader (free download) to view our PDF documents on our website.

Governor Committee Structure

Name

Representing

Committee

Term of Office

Register of Interests

Mrs Sara Medland

Staff

Finance

02/07/2020-01/07/2024

None

Mr Aiden Shepherd

Co-opted

Finance - Chair

30/09/2019-29/09/2023

Recruitment Consultant

Mr Khaiko Makwela-Wali

Co-opted

Personnel

Curriculum & Pupil Standards

Appeals

19/12/2019-17/12/2023

None

Mrs Michelle Mulholland

Co-opted

Vice Chair of Governors

Curriculum & Pupil Standards

First/Pay Review

18/12/2019-17/012/2023

None

Mrs Rachel Grimwood

Headteacher

Financie

Personnel

Curriculum & Pupil Standards

01/09/2016-31/08/2020

None

Cllr Mamie Simmons

Local Authority

Curriculum & Pupil Standards

First Committee/Pay Review

Finance

17/09/2019-16/09/2023

Membership of LA

Governor at Framwellgate Moor Primary School and Newton Hall Infants School

Dr Chris Sparks

Co-opted

Finance

Chair of Governors

25/02/2020-24/02/2024

None

Miss Anne-Marie Lister

Co-opted

Appeals

Personnel

09/53/2017-08/05/2021

None

Mrs Beverley O'Neil

Co-opted

Curriculum & Pupil Standards - Chair

First/Pay Review

03/05/2017-02/05/2021

Recruitment Consultant

Mrs Cliona Kear

Co-opted

Finance

First/Pay Review

21/11/2018-20/11/2022

None

Dr Steven Bradley

Co-opted

Curriculum & Pupil Standards

Appeals

21/11/2018-20/11/2022

Trustee Melrose Learning Trust

Mrs Sarah Glover

Parent

Appeals

Curriculum & Pupils Standards

Personnel

13/01/2020-12/01/2024

Mr Michael Martin

Parent

Curriculum & Pupil Standards

First/Pay Review

Personnel

01/02/2020-31/01/2024

Governor Attendance

Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.

KEY

✓   – Attended meeting

A/A   – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting

N   – Did not attend

X  – Not a member of the committee

Governor's Meetings for 2019-2020

Name

Personnel Committee - 8 October 2019

Curriculum & Pupil Standards Committee - 15 October 2019

Finance Committee - 17 October 2019

Full Governing Body - 13 November 2019

Pay Review Committee - 26 November 2019

Special Meeting - 9 December 2019

Finance Committee - 11 December 2019

Pay Review Committee - 5 February 2020

Finance Committee - 27 February 2020

Full Governing Body - 22 May 2020

Mrs Sara Medland

X

X

X

A/A

X

Mrs Carol Gardiner

X

X

X

N/A

N/A

Miss Anne-Marie Lister

X

X

X

X

X

X

Mr Aiden Shepherd

X

X

A/A

X

Mr Khaiko Makwela-Wali

X

A/A

X

X

X

X

Mrs Michelle Mullholland

X

X

X

X

Mrs Rachel Grimwood

Mrs Beverley O'Neil

X

X

X

X

Cllr Mamie Simmons

X

A/A

A/A

Dr Chris Sparks

X

X

X

X

Mrs Cliona Kear

X

X

A./A

X

Dr Steven Bradley

X

X

X

A/A

X

X

X

Mrs Sarah Glover

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

X

Mr Michael Martin

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

X

Name

Finance Committee - 22 June 2020

Full Governing Body - 6 July 2020

Dr Chris Sparks

Mrs Sara Medland

Mr Michael Martin

X

Mrs Sarah Glover

X

Mr Khaiko Makwela-Wali

X

Mrs Michelle Mullholland

X

Mr Aiden Shepherd

Councillor Mamie Simmons

N

Mrs Cliona Kear

N

Dr Steven Bradley

X

Miss Anne-Marie Lister

X

Mrs Beverley O'Neil

X

Mrs Rachel Grimwood

Governor's Meetings 2020-2021

Name

Personnel Committee - 15 September 2020

Finance Committee - 24 September 2020

Curriculum Pupil Standards Committee - 3 October 2020

Full Governing Body - 11 November 2020

Pay Review - 20 November 2020

Finance Committee - 10 December 2020

Curriculum Pupil Standards Committee - 9 February 2021

Finance Committee - 4 February 2021

Personnel Committee - 8 March 2021

Full Governing Body - 17 March 2021

Dr Chris Sparks

X

X

Mrs Sara Medland

X

X

Mr Michael Martin

X

X

X

Mrs Sarah Glover

X

X

X

Mr Khaiko Makwela-Wali

A/A

X

X

X

A/A

Mrs Michelle Mulholland

X

X

X

X

X

Mr Aiden Shepherd

X

X

Councillor Mamie Simmons

X

N

A/A

N

X

Mrs Cliona Kear

X

A/A

X

Dr Steven Bradley

X

X

X

X

X

Miss Anne-Marie Lister

X

X

X

Mrs Beverley O'Neil

X

X

X

X

X

Mrs Rachel Grimwood

Name

Finance Committee - 1 April 2021

Dr Chris Sparks

Mrs Sara Medland

Mr Michael Martin

X

Mrs Sarah Glover

X

Mr Khaiko Makwela-Wali

X

Mrs Michelle Mullholland

X

Mr Aiden Shepherd

Councillor Mamie Simmons

Mrs Cliona Kear

Dr Steven Bradley

X

Miss Anne-Marie Lister

X

Mrs Beverley O'Neil

X

Mrs Rachel Grimwood