School Governors

The Governing Body meets at least once every term and the minutes of these meetings are available to parents in the school office. Governors also attend sub-committee meetings.

School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together; they cannot act individually.

The parents of the school elect parent governors. They will have a child at the school and serve for a term of four years.

Together the Governors act as a kind of Board of Directors and meet to make decisions about the running of the school.

Governors are appointed to help:
• Decide what is taught;
• Set standards of behaviour;
• Interview and select staff;
• Decide how the budget is spent.

Summary of relevant Business and Pecuniary interest of Governors at Emmaville Primary School

All governors are required to make an annual declaration of any relevant business and pecuniary interests that could represent a conflict of interest when exercising their role as a governor at the school (as recorded in the Emmaville Pecuniary Interests Register). This includes governance roles in other educational institutions and any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

At the present time declarations are as follows:

William Purvis – Chair of Governors at Emmaville Primary School is also the Chair of Governors at Thorp Academy and Winlaton West Lane Primary School.

Melanie Cornish – Governor at Emmaville Primary School is also the Chair of Governors at High Spen Primary School. In addition, Melanie is employed at the school to deliver Press Pack lessons to Y4 pupils. This is for ten weekly sessions and is conducted through Bringing Words to Life, a local organisation based in Blaydon, where Melanie is Chief Executive.