A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT.
The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.
What does the Local Governing Committee do?
Local governors have three central duties:
i) setting the vision of the local academy
ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.
Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term.
For a full list of Trust Board and LGC meetings, please see below.
The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible.
If you are interested in becoming a governor for our school, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The governing body has three sub committees who each have responsibility for holding senior and middle leaders to account for various aspects:
This committee is responsible for staffing, HR, finance and all aspects of leadership. They meet on a regular basis to ensure financial accounting is appropriate and schools budgets are managed well. This includes reviewing and approving start and revised budgets and the overview of the school fund charity account. They review all requests for pay and progression considering outcomes, evidence and impact as well as attendance. They lead on any restructure recommendations from the Principal and other senior leaders and participate in disciplinary/redundancy and attendance panels as appropriate (with the exception of staff governors). They consider safeguarding matters and the link Safeguarding Governor is also on the Resources Committee.
The governors review and challenge all aspects of achievement for the students at Barlby High School. They consider data provided by the senior leadership team at all levels of KS3 & KS4 including investigating key groups such as Most Able, boys v girls, disadvantaged, SEND and others. Governors also participate in book scrutiny, lesson drop-ins, Faculty Area Reviews and visit school to link with individual faculties/aspects. They consider attendance and behaviour due to their strong links and impact on outcomes and achievement of students.
Skills and Training
Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions.
Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Principal and then carrying out the Principal’s performance review.
Barlby High School Governor information
The LGC is made up of:
The Principal, three Parent Governors and one Staff Governor. The remaining governors are co-opted and all the above governors have full voting rights at Local Governing Committee meetings and on their relevant sub-committees. Information on the governors is below with detail of committee membership, business interests and terms of office.
There are two governors employed by Barlby High School, Julie Caddell, Principal and Sandra Chambers. There are no relationships between governors and any members of staff in school (in terms of spouse, partners or relatives).
To contact the Chair of Governors please email: email@example.com
|Name||Governor Post||From||To||Committee Responsibilities|
|Julie Caddell||Principal (ex-officio)||01/09/2017||- - -|
|Sandra Chambers||Staff (Elected)||04/1/2021||03/01/2025|
|Ruth Waters||Parent||21/02/2018||20/02/2022||SEND Link|
|Alan Brown||Trust Appointed||20/01/2021||19/01/2025|
|Paul Cannovan||Trust Appointed||08/07/2019||07/07/2023||Chair, Safeguarding, Pupil Premium Link|
|Elizabeth Ridley||Trust Appointed||21/11/2019||20/11/2023|
|David Winterburn||Trust Appointed||17/07/2019||16/07/2023||Deputy Safeguarding Link|
|Mark Rampling||Trust Appointed (Staff)||17/07/2019||16/07/2023||Vice-Chair, Health & Safety Link|
|VACANCY||Trust Appointed||- - -||- - -|
|Jess Swarbrick||Governance Advisor (Clerk)||01/09/2017||- - -|
Governors who have left the Governing Body in the last 12 months:
|Name||Governor Post||From||Stepped Down|
|Juan Brooks||Trust Appointed||19/12/2018||June 2020|
Meeting dates 2021-21
Governor Business Interests
|Name of Governor||Nature of any business interests including details of the company or organisation||Date of start of interest||Details of governor membership at another school or academy||Details of any relationship between governor and member of school staff (eg spouse)|
|Mrs Julie Caddell||NONE||NONE||NONE|
|Mrs Sandra Chambers||NONE||NONE||NONE|
|Dr Ruth Waters||NONE||NONE||NONE|
|Mr Paul Cannovan||NONE||NONE||NONE|
|Miss Elizabeth Ridley||Deputy Principal, Selby College||09/10/2000||Chair, Whitley & Eggborough Community Primary School|
|Mr Mark Rampling||Teacher at Vale of York Academy (part of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust)||January 2013||NONE||NONE|
|Mr David Winterburn||Exam Invigilator for Barlby High School||June 2017|
|Dr Jen Mayne||NONE||NONE||NONE|
|Dr Alan Brown||Principal Resources – occasional supply work for Barlby High School||September 2020||NONE||NONE|
Click here to download the Barlby High School LGC Attendance Register 2019-20
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