Carlton Junior and Infant School

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WHAT IS A SCHOOL GOVERNOR?  

School Governors are drawn from all walks of life and as you will see in this section of the website there are various types of Governors.

 The first question to ask yourself is, “Are you interested in the education, welfare and opportunities provided for children and young people?”

If the answer to this first question is, “Yes”, then have you got enthusiasm and time to spare?  If so, you could consider volunteering as a school governor.

Governors give their service voluntarily and no formal qualifications are necessary although there are eligibility criteria.

THE TEAM 

Name

Type of Governor

School Link

Class Link

 Rizwana Mahmood

Head Teacher

  n/a

n/a

Amir Afzal

Chair

Co- opted

SIP AFI - Leadership   

Community

Year 3/4

  Saddat Abid

  Vice Chair

    LA

SIP AFI - Quality of education   

Safeguarding/ SEND

Year 5

   Habib Ahmed

   Co=opted

 SIP AFI- Behaviour and attitudes

Year 6

   Ifsheen Akhtar

   Staff

 Pupil Premium

 n/a

 Claire Myers

   Co-opted

 SIP AFI - Personal development

                

Year  1/2

Ibrar Ahmed

Parent

SIP AF1- EY provision

Reception

Emily Hewitt

  Co-opted    Staff

Computing/ Creative curriculum

n/a

Zaf Shah

   Associate

  Prevent

 n/a

 

 

 

 

TYPES OF GOVERNORS AND HOW THEY ARE RECRUITED 

The Governing Body of Carlton Junior and Infant School has eight governors, as defined by its Instrument of Government.  In order to ensure a fair and transparent process, the school takes advice from the Kirklees Governor Service or the National Governance Association when recruiting governors. 

There are typically four types of Governors:

  • Staff Governors
  • Parent Governors  Co-opted Governors
  • Local Authority Governors

PARENT GOVERNORS

Parent Governors are appointed following nominations and election by the parents and carers of children at the school. Parent Governors normally serve for a period of 4 years and are elected by the Parents or Carers / Guardians of Children at the School.

From time to time the school will send home a letter notifying parents that there is a vacancy for a Parent Governor, and seeking nominations.

 

If there are more nominations than there are vacancies, then there will be a ballot at which point all of the parents get to vote for the candidate of their choice

 

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Co-opted Governors are mainly drawn from the local community and are appointed by the governing body. However, there are other avenues to finding skilled governors such as governor websites, Linkedin, Twitter, marketing vacancies at business/professional events etc.

 

If you would like to find out more about being a Co-opted Governor, either at this School or another, you can either contact our Chair of Governors Mr Amir Afzal or the Kirklees Governor Service on 01484 221000.

 

It will be helpful when making contact to provide some brief background information, including:

  • Your reasons for wishing to become a school governor.
  • Whether you have any particular skills and / or knowledge which you could bring to a governing body for example
  • Financial
  • Building Works
  • Health and Safety
  • Community
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Legal
  • Human Resources.

The Governing Body will need to establish that you are either a local resident have an involvement in the community served by the school.

If not, it is always helpful to explain your interest in that particular school and community.

 LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR

LA Governors are appointed by the Local Education Authority.

STAFF GOVERNORS

The Headteacher is a staff governor by virtue of their office. Other staff (teaching or support staff), are elected by staff at the school. 

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

The governing body can appoint associate members (non-voting) to serve on one or more governing body committees and attend full governing body meetings. They are not governors.

CLERK

By law every governing body must have a clerk. The clerk’s role centres on governing body meetings- to inform governors of the meeting, prepare and distribute the agenda, write the minutes, give procedural advice at the meeting and carry out follow-up correspondence.

Governors are usually appointed for a term of office of four years.  Each year they elect a Chair, Vice Chair and Chairs of Committees.