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22nd January 20


Autumn 1 -  19th Oct - Resources & Full GB
Autumn 2 -  7th Dec - Curriculum and standards & Full GB
Spring 1 -    15th Feb - Resources
Spring 2 -    27th March - Curriculum and Standards & Full GB
Summer 1 - 24th May - Resources  & Full GB
Summer 2 - Curriculum & Standards & Full GB

North Manchester Primary Federation Governing Body

Role Title Forename Surname Date of
Date term
of office
Chair of
Ms Shelley Lanchbury 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Nominated by LA and appointed by GB
Governor Ms Pat Adams 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal
Governor Mr Steve Brice 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Appointed by GB/board
Governor Mr Steve Cooper 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Appointed by GB/board
Governor Mrs Nicky Davidge 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Appointed by GB/board
Governor Miss Charlotte Henry 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Elected by parents
Governor Mr Haseeb Akhtar 27/02/2018 26/02/2020 Elected by parents
Governor Mrs Diane Roberts 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Appointed by GB/board
Governor Miss Michelle Stoker 01/09/2016 31/08/2020 Elected by school staff

1 HT, 1 Staff, 1 LA, 2 Parent, 4 Co-Opted. Total: 9

Nicky Davidge is the Business Manager of Crab Lane Primary School and is the mother of Ms Laura Davidge, who is a class teacher.

Dates of meetings:
All meetings will start at 4pm and will be finished by 6pm.

Date Meeting type Venue
AUTUMN 2    
Thursday 01.11.18 Full Governing Body housekeeping Crumpsall Lane
Thursday 01.11.18 Resources/HR Crumpsall Lane
Tuesday 11.12.18 Curriculum and Standards Crab Lane
Tuesday 11.12.18 Full Governing Body Crab Lane
SPRING 1    
Thursday 14.02.19 Resources/HR Crumpsall Lane
SPRING 2    
Thursday 28.03.19 Full Governing Body Crab Lane
Thursday 28.03.19 Curriculum and Standards Crab Lane
SUMMER 1    
Thursday 16.05.19 Full Governing Body Crumpsall Lane
Thursday 16.05.19 Resources/HR Crumpsall Lane
SUMMER 2    
Thursday 11.07.19 Curriculum and Standards Crab Lane
Thursday 11.07.19 Full Governing Body Crab Lane

Pecuniary Interest

Name Business Interest Other established Governed Relationships with staff/other Govs
Pat Adams None Foundation Director, Wythenshawe Catholic MAT None
Steve Brice Director Co-op Academy Trust, Principal Co-op Academy Manchester Co-op Academy Manchester None
Sheila Cairns QA partner (p/t),
Director Sixcel Solutions
(Success Schools Trust)
Steve Cooper Finance Director
Co-op Academy Manchester
None None
Nicky Davidge None None Daughter on teaching staff at Crab Lane
Phil Hughes None None None
Charlotte Henry None None None
Shelley Lanchbury (Cllr) Manchester City Councillor Trustee - Life Share, Blackley Community Association and
Heaton Park Trust
Michelle Stoker None None None
Haseeb Akhtar None None None
Diane Roberts None None None

DfE: the role of the Governing Body
The Department for Education (DfE) sets out information on the role of governing bodies in the Governors' Handbook. It says:
                Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
    •    Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
    •    Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the                
school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
    •    Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure                           its money is well spent.

In other guidance, the DfE explains that the purpose of having a governing body is to:
    •    Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and
         setting targets for school improvement
    •    Keep the pressure up on school improvement
    •    Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
    •    Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
    •    Make the school accountable to the public for what it does
    •    Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the            
         school under review
    •    Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the                      
         headteacher and staff
    •    Not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there          
         are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.

It adds:
A school's governing body is a corporate body
A school's governing body is a corporate body. This means it has a legal existence separate from that of its individual members.

As long as governors have acted honestly, without ulterior motive, and reasonably, within the law and regulations, the governing body can't be held to account as individuals for any liabilities incurred by the governing body.

Governors' key tasks and legal responsibilities
Section 1.2 of the Governors' Handbook contains a table which outlines the different responsibilities of the governing body, dependent on the category of the school it serves.

Chapters 2 to 8 of the handbook set out guidance on the key tasks and legal responsibilities of the governing body.

Areas covered include:
    Constitution and procedures
    ◦    The constitution of governing bodies
    ◦    Collaboration and federation between governing bodies
    ◦    Procedures governing bodies must follow
    Education and school performance
    ◦    The curriculum
    ◦    The education of children with special educational needs (SEN) and looked
          after children
    ◦    Ofsted inspections

    Pupil wellbeing
    ◦    The wellbeing of pupils, including school safety and security
    ◦    Behaviour, attendance and discipline
    ◦    Reviewing decisions by the headteacher to exclude pupils
    ◦    Food and uniform policy
    ◦    Safeguarding pupils
    ◦    Supporting employees or volunteers facing an allegation

    Teachers and support staff
    ◦    Annual appraisal of the headteacher’s performance
    ◦    Pre-employment checks
    ◦    Teacher appraisal, grievance, discipline and capability processes

    Organisational changes to the school and the use of school premises
    ◦    Converting to academy status
    ◦    Making other changes to the school
    ◦    The admissions process and appeals
    ◦    Relationships with parents

    School finance
    ◦    Accountability for how school money is spent
    ◦    Financial planning, expenditure and accounting arrangements
    ◦    Benchmarking spending against others to improve efficiency

    Information sharing
    ◦    Sharing information with the secretary of state and, in some cases, with local
    ◦    Responding to requests for information under the Freedom of Information and
         the Data Protection Acts

Governors' Attendance at Meetings 2014 - 2015

Governors' Attendance at Meetings 2015 - 2016

Governors' Attendance at Meetings 2016 - 2017