Meet the Governors

At Norwood we have 16 governors, who may be staff, parents or drawn from the Local Authority and community.

The governing body has three main roles: strategy, critical friend and accountability.

Governors do this by working with the Head Teacher to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher

The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

The Full Governing Body meets a minimum of 4 times over the year, but generally near the end of every term. The Chair of Governors is Lesley Lee and the Vice-Chair is Cassie Gerrie. The Clerk to the Governors is Jo Todhunter.

All governors sit on committees, which meet at least once a term. At Norwood these committees are: Standards & Curriculum and Business & Resources.


Standards & Curriculum Committee discusses areas such as Pupil Achievement and Progress, Assessment from Early Years through to KS2 SATs , how and why we teach subjects and how we report information to parents. The Chair of Curriculum Committee is Gill Roberts.

Business & Resources Committee approves and monitors the budget for the year to ensure the school spends it on the correct areas to drive school improvement and ensures that all Financial Regulations are implemented.  The committee regularly inspect our grounds and buildings and makes recommendations on improving the school environment to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all our children, staff and visitors and are involved with determining the staffing structure in the school to ensure all of our children are given access to appropriate levels of care as well as monitoring and evaluating the performance and pay of all the staff. 

Parent governors are recruited every four years through an election.  If you are interested in joining the governing body, please contact Mrs Todhunter in the school office for further information.

If you would like to let the governors know about the things you think we do well here, or about how we could do things better, please put it in a letter and hand it in at the school office. 

Address your letter for the attention of the Chair of Governors - Mrs Lesley Lee or email to norwoodgovernors@norwoodmail.co.uk

  • Jo Todhunter - Clerk to the Governors
  • Lesley Lee - Chair of Governors
  • Cassie Gerrie - Vice chair
  • Kim Taylor - Staff Governor
  • Aileen McCarthy - Co-opted Governor
  • Lee Dumbell - Head Teacher - Staff Governor
  • Cllr Mhairi Doyle - Local Authority Governor
  • Gill Roberts - Parent Governor
  • Chris Stewart - Parent Governor
  • Kim Miller - Parent Governor
  • Cassie Gerrie - Parent Governor
  • Claire King - Co-opted Governor
  • Irene Silcox - Co-opted Governor
  • Aileen McCarthy - Co-opted Governor
  • Rebecca Greenwood - Co-opted Governor
  • Mark Watts - Co-opted Governor
  • Clare Stansfield - Co-opted Governor
     

Norwood Primary School Governing Body 2020/21

Head Teacher:        Mr Lee Dumbell

Chair: Mrs Lesley Lee       Vice-Chair:   Mrs Cassie Gerrie

Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Jo Todhunter

Name

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Any Interests declared

Governance on other Educational Establishments

Relationships with school staff

Date reviewed

Attendance at FGB meeting over previous school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2019

December 2019

June 2020

 

July 2020

 

Mr Lee Dumbell

N/A

N/A

None

None

None

05.11.2020

Mrs Kim Taylor

17/09/2018

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

Mrs Irene Silcox

07/12/2018

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

Mrs Lesley Lee

01/09/2017

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

Miss Aileen McCarthy

28/11/2018

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

Cllr Mhairi Doyle

19/09/2018

4 Years

Yes

Yes

None

14.11.2020

A

Mr Chris Stewart

29/11/2017

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

Mrs Kim Miller

29/11/2017

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

Mrs Gillian Roberts

17/09/2018

4 Years

None

None

None

11.11.2020

Mr Mark Watts

25/06/2020

4 Years

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

A

Mrs Clare Stansfield

25/06/2020

4 Years

None

None

None

19.11.2020

N/A

N/A

A

Mrs Rebecca Greenwood

25/06/2020

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

N/A

N/A

Mrs Amanda Hanlon

18/09/2019

4 Years

None

None

None

11.11.2020

A

Ms Ruth Start

18/09/2019

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

A

Mrs Cassie Gerrie

29/11/2017

4 Years

 

 

 

 

A

A

Mrs Tracey Cartledge

18/09/2019

4 Years

None

None

None

05.11.2020

 

Committees

Standards & Curriculum

Business & Resource

Chair

Mrs Gill Roberts

Chair

Mrs Cassie Gerrie

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mrs Lesley Lee

Mrs Irene Silcox

Mrs Kim Taylor

Mrs Gill Roberts

Mr Chris Stewart

Mr Chris Stewart

Mrs Kim Miller

Mrs Cassie Gerrie

Cllr Mhairi Doyle

Mrs Kim Miller

Miss Aileen McCarthy

Mrs Kim Taylor

Mr Mark Watts

Mrs Lesley Lee

Mrs Tracey Cartledge

Mrs Rebecca Greenwood

 

Ms Ruth Start

 

Mrs Amanda Hanlon

 

Mrs Tracey Cartledge

 

Record of Attendance 2019/20

Name

Scheduled

Meetings

Meetings

Attended

Apologies

Accepted

Absent

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Lee Dumbell

8

8

0

0

Mrs Kim Taylor

8

7

1

0

Mrs Irene Silcox

6

6

0

0

Mrs Lesley Lee

8

6

2

0

Miss Aileen McCarthy

6

6

0

0

Cllr Mhairi Doyle

6

5

1

0

Mr Chris Stewart

8

6

2

0

Mrs Kim Miller

8

8

0

0

Mrs Gillian Roberts

8

7

1

0

Mr Mark Watts

2

2

0

0

Clare Stansfield

2

2

0

0

Rebecca Greenwood

2

2

0

0

Amanda Hanlon

8

7

1

0

Ruth Start

8

6

2

0

Mrs Cassie Gerrie

6

4

2

0

Mrs Tracey Cartledge

8

7

1

0

 

 

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