Brington Primary School
Little Brington
Northampton
NN7 4HX

Harlestone Primary School
Church Lane
Lower Harlestone
Northampton
NN7 4EN

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The Althorp Partnership of Primary Schools

Governors

Every school has a governing body where governors act as a ‘critical friend’.  The governing body is made up of individuals who are from a variety of backgrounds with different expertise representing the public.

 

The full governing body meets five times a year, at least once per term. There are also 4 committees with each committee meeting at least once per term and who have specific terms of reference and report to the full governing body.

 

Committees:

Resources

Standards & Safeguarding

Headteacher Performance Management

 

The governing body aims for all pupils to achieve the highest educational standards, receive a balanced curriculum, to set the strategic direction for the school, set the budget for each school and to ensure that the school adheres to its statutory duties.

 

All governors have equal responsibility and are equally valued. They are the largest volunteer force in the country.

ALTHORP PARTNERSHIP OF SCHOOLS GOVERNING BODY – 2021/2022

Governor Type

Appointed by

Governor Name

Start Date

End Date

Governor Position

 Committee

Voting Rights

Head

Ex oficio

John Sarbutts

 

Ex oficio

Headteacher

Standards and Safeguarding.

Resources. 

Yes

Clerk

Ex oficio

Kathryn Berrill

July 2015

Ex oficio

Clerk

Standards and Safeguarding Resources.

No

Parent

Parents

Francesca Wilderspin

 

 

1 January 2019

1 January 2023

 

Resources.

Yes

Parent

Parents

Claire Favier-Tilston

 

18 June 2018

17 June 2022

 

 

 

Standards and Safeguarding

Yes

LA

Governing Body (Local Authority approved nomination)

Gary Shaeffer

 

 

24 February 2022

23 February 2026

 

Standards and Safeguarding.

Headteacher Performance Mgt

Yes

Staff

Staff

Kirsten Carpenter

 

 

18 January 2018

17 January 2022

 

Standards and Safeguarding

Yes

Co-opted

Governing Body

Jon Lake

 

 

12 July 2019

11 July 2023

Chair of Governors

Chair of Standards and Safeguarding

Standards and Safeguarding.

Resources.

Headteacher Performance Mgt

Yes

Co-opted

Governing Body

Ione Francis

 

 

12 July 2019

11 July 2023

SEN and Safeguarding Governor

Resources.

Standards and Safeguarding.

Headteacher Performance Mgt

Yes

Co-opted

Governing Body

Karen Whitcombe

18 January 2022

17 January 2023

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources

Resources.

Yes

Co-opted

Governing Body

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

Yes

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

Yes

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Governor Type

Governor Name

Start Date

End Date

Governor Position

 Committee

Voting Rights

Associate Member

Neil Frost

 

1 Sept 2017

 

School Business Manager

Resources.

No but is included in quorum.

Associate Member

Jaimie Boyling

 

1 Sept 2021

 

Assistant Headteacher

Resources

No

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Governor Type

Governor Name

Start Date

End Date

Governor Position

 Committee

Reason for Leaving Governing Body

Associate

 

Jan Dunn

 

31 Aug 2021

 

 

Retired

ALTHORP PRIMARY SCHOOLS GOVERNING BODY – 2021 - 2022

2021 - 2022

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP – SEPTEMBER 2021

Head Teacher Performance Management

Resources

Standards and Safeguarding

Members

Members

Members

 

Jon Lake

Ione Francis

Gary Shaeffer

Karen Whitcombe (Chair)

John Sarbutts (Head)

Jon Lake

Ione Francis

Francesca Wilderspin

Neil Frost (Associate)

Kathryn Berrill (Clerk)

 

Jon Lake (Chair)

John Sarbutts (Head)

Ione Francis

Gary Shaeffer

Kirsten Carpenter

Claire Favier-Tilston

Kathryn Berrill (Clerk)

ALTHORP PRIMARY SCHOOLS GOVERNING BODY – 2021 - 2022

DATES OF MEETINGS

 

Full Governing Body

Resources

Standards & Safeguarding

Thursday 30th September 2021 at 6.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 27th January 2022 at 6.00 pm

Thursday 13th January 2022 at 7.30 pm

Thursday 13th January 2022 at 6.00 pm

Thursday 21st April 2022 at 6.00 pm

Thursday 21st April 2022 at 6.00 pm

Wednesday 30th March 2022 at 6.00 pm

Thursday 7th July 2022 at 6.00 pm

Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 6.00 pm

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at 6.00 pm

 

ALTHORP PRIMARY SCHOOLS GOVERNING BODY – 2021 - 2022

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

Governor Type

Governor Name

Pecuniary Interests

Other Governing Bodies

Relationships

Head

 

 

John Sarbutts

None.

None.

Partner works in school

Parent

 

 

Francesca Wilderspin

None.

None.

Parent.

Parent

 

 

Claire Favier-Tilston

None.

None.

Parent.

Staff

 

 

Kirsten Carpenter

None.

None.

None.

LA

 

 

Gary Shaeffer

None.

None.

None.

Co-opted

 

Jon Lake

Director, Performance Mentors Ltd and Performance Assessments Ltd.

Member of Northamptonshire Schools Forum

None.

None.

Co-opted

 

 

Ione Francis

 

None.

None.

None.

Co-opted

 

 

Karen Whitcombe

None.

None.

Parent.

Co-opted

 

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

Co-opted

 

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

Co-opted

 

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

Co-opted

 

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

Associate Member

 

Neil Frost

None.

None.

None.

ALTHORP PARTNERSHIP GOVERNORS

2021 – 2022 ATTENDANCE REGISTER

FULL GOVERNING BODY

GOVERNOR

30 September 2021

27 January 2022

21 April 2022

7 July 2022

John Sarbutts (Head)

Y

Y

Y

 

Karen Whitcombe

Y

Apologies received and accepted

Y

 

Gary Shaeffer

 

Y

Y

Apologies received and accepted

 

Kirsten Carpenter

Y

Y

Y

 

Jon Lake

 

Y

Y

Y

 

Ione Francis

 

Apologies received and accepted

Y

Y

 

Claire Favier-Tilston

Y

Y

Y

 

Francesca Wilderspin

Y

Y

Y

 

Neil Frost (Associate)

Y

Y

Y

 

Kathryn Berrill (Clerk)

Y

Y

Y

 



STANDARDS AND SAFEGUARDING

GOVERNOR

13 January 2022

30 March 2022

23 June 2022

John Sarbutts (Head)

Y

Y

 

Gary Shaeffer

Y

Y

 

Kirsten Carpenter

Y

Apologies received and accepted

 

Jon Lake

Y

Y

 

Ione Francis

Y

Y

 

Claire Favier-Tilston

Y

Y

 

Kathryn Berrill (Clerk)

Y

Y

 

RESOURCES

 

GOVERNOR

13 January 2022

21 April 2022

21 June 2022

John Sarbutts (Head)

Y

Part of meeting

 

Karen Whitcombe

Apologies received and accepted

Apologies received and accepted

 

Jon Lake

Y

Y

 

Ione Francis

Y

Y

 

Francesca Wilderspin

Y

Part of meeting

 

Neil Frost (Associate)

Y

Y

 

Kathryn Berrill (Clerk)

Y

Y