Governance at The Friary School

The Governing Body:

The Governing Body at The Friary School consists of:

Parent Governors:    
Mr Greg Sugden 06/07/24  
Mrs Nicola Townsend 11/05/24 Quality of Education (inc Pupil Premium / SEND)
 Co-Opted Governors:    
Mrs Jo Hutchison 17/06/23 Quality of Education (inc Pupil Premium / SEND)
Mr Gary Beddow 26/11/23 Vice-Chair of Governors
Mrs Anne Carlisle 05/09/24 Behaviour & Attitudes / Personal Development (inc Safeguarding)
Mrs Nina Worrall 02/12/22 Leadership & Management (inc GDPR & SMSC
Mrs Jane Mackenzie 06/07/2024 Chair of Governors & 16-19 Programmes
Trustees Governor:    
Mrs Michelle Painter 02/12/22 MST Link and Finance
Staff Governor:    
Mrs Angie Brough  26/02/24  
Mr Matt Allman    
Clerk to the Governors:    
Mrs Lisa Pratt N/A  

The Governing Body has gone through formal reconstitution and membership is currently full.

No governors have any business interests which represent a conflict of interest with their duties as a governor at the school.

Governors Meetings:

All governors have voting rights at the Full Governors Meeting.

Full Governors:

The Governors meet on just over a half-termly basis as a full group to lead and evaluate school improvement.

Focus Team Meetings:

The Governing Body is broken down into Focus Teams to address key priorities and lead developmental areas for the school. These include: (i) Quality of Education; (ii) Leadership & Management; (iii) Personal Development; (iv) Behaviour & Attitudes; (v) Sixth Form; and (vi) Pupil Premium / SEND / Safeguarding;

Governors Student Panel:

This half-termly group meets with students and their parents/carers in order to address issues of concern and success relating to achievement, behaviour and/or attendance.

Further Information:

The relevant documentation pertaining to the Governor Meetings is available on request from the school via Lisa Pratt, Clerk to the Governors.

Furthermore, the Register of Interests of the Headteacher and Governors and is available on request from the school via Lisa Pratt, Clerk to the Governors.

Finally, the individual attendance records for the governing body are here.

Governor Resource Area:

The governor’s resource area can be found by logging into the school network via Remote Access here.