The Governing Body is the accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Governing Body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.
At Arkholme School we have 12 Governors comprising 7 Foundation Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 Parent Governors, 1 staff Governor and the Headteacher.
The number of Governors is set by the Diocese and the local authority. The Full Governors meet three times per term through two sub-committee and once as a full governing body.
Parent Governors – The role in summary
• The role and responsibilities of parent governors are no different from those of other governors
• Parent governors are not delegates and do not speak ‘on behalf’ of the parent body, but bring a parental perspective to the issues discussed
• The main difference is that parents are elected to the board, not appointed (unless there are fewer candidates than vacancies)
If you have any issues concerning your child’s learning you should speak to the class teacher in the first instance. Other whole school issues should be taken directly to Mrs Ingram. Anything concerning the Governance of the school to the Chair of Governors.
Minutes of previous meetings
|Name of Governor||Position||Elected||Start of Term||End of Term||Resources||Standards, Effectiveness & Communications||Management||Declared Business Interests|
|Mrs. Beryl Waddington||Chair Of Governors / Foundation Governor||DBE appointed||30/08/2019||29/08/2023||✓||✓||✓||My son is a Parent Governor|
|Mrs. Joy Ingram||Head Teacher||Ex-officio||01/09/2012||31/08/2024||✓||✓||✓||None|
|Mr. Graham Brough||Vice Chair/Foundation Governor||PCC appointed||22/01/2020||21/01/2024||✓||✓||B4RN Shareholder|
|Mr. David Waddington||Local Authority Governor||LCC Appointed||09/07/22||08/07/2026||Chair of committee||My Mother is the Chair of Governors.|
|Mrs. Melanie Smith||Foundation Governor||PCC appointed||16/04/2018||15/04/2026||✓||None|
|Mrs. Emma Muckalt||Staff Governor||Staff Elected||27/03/2017||26/03/2025||✓||None|
|Mr. Christian Reddy||Foundation Governor||PCC appointed||16/04/2018||15/04/2026||✓||None|
|Mrs. Josephine Piner||Parent Governor||Parent Elected||27/05/2021||26/05/2024||✓||None|
|Dr. Alice Helyar||Foundation Governor||PCC appointed||14/11/2022||13/11/2026||✓||None|
|Mrs. Hannah Stephenson||Parent Governor||Parent Elected||08/12/2022||07/12/2026|