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Governors Newsletter 2019-20


Meeting Minutes

Here are the Minutes



Governing Body Minutes 8th January 2019

Governing Boby Minutes 05th March 2019

Governing Body Minutes 07th May 2019

Governing Body Minutes 18th June 2019

Governing Body Minutes 10th September 2019

Governing Body Minutes 12th November 2019

Governing Body Minutes 14th January 2020

Governing Body Minutes 3rd March 2020

Governing Body Minutes 5th May 2020

Governing Body Minutes 16 June 2020

Governing Body Minutes 23rd Sept 2020

Governing Body Minutes 12th January 2021

Governing Body Minutes 2nd March 2021

Governing Body Minutes 4 May 2021

Governing Body Minutes 16th June 2021

Governing Body Minutes 21st September 2021

Governing Body Minutes 2nd November 2021

Governing Body Minutes 11th January 2022

Governing Body Minutes 1st March 2022

Governing Body Minutes 11th May 2022



1) The name of the School is Crowlees Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Junior and Infant School.

2) The school is a Voluntary Controlled School.

3) The name of the governing body is ‘The Governing Body of Crowlees Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Junior and Infant School’.

4) The governing body shall consist of :- (a) 1 Head Teacher: Mrs K Woods (b) 1 Staff Governor: Miss N Morgan (c) 1 LA Governor: Vacancy (d) 2 Parent Governors: Dr S Watts and Mr J Breeze (e) 2 Foundation Governors (referred to in paragraphs 6 or 7 below): Rev H Baker, Mr C Wilding (f) 8 Co-opted Governors: Mr S King, Mr J Hudson, Rev H Bulter (Chair), Mrs R Corcoran, Mr N McKeown, Mrs M Shilton, Mr P Byrne and Mr M Lord.

5) Total number of governors is 15.

6) 1 Foundation Governor appointed by the Leeds Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with the Parochial Church Council for the Parish of St Mary the Virgin, Mirfield.

7) a. The holder of the following office shall be a Foundation Governor ex-officio: The Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Mirfield. b. The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry within which the School is situated shall appoint a Foundation Governor to act in the place of the ex-officio Foundation Governor whose governorship derives from the office named in (a) above, in the event that the ex-officio Foundation Governor is unable or unwilling to act as a Foundation Governor, or there is a vacancy in the office by virtue of which his governorship ends.

8) The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the School is situated shall be entitled to request the removal of any ex-officio Foundation Governor and to appoint any substitute governor.

9) Ethos statement for the School Recognising its historic foundation, the School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

10) That the School has a trust deed.

11) This instrument of government comes into effect on 1 September 2014.

12) This instrument was made by The Kirklees Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Schools (Instrument of Government) No 12 Order 2014. 13) A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the governing body (and the head teacher, if not a governor).



 Name  Type  Current Term Ends
 Rev H Baker Foundation  Ex-Officio
 Mr C Wilding Foundation 20-10-2023
Mr D Smith

Mrs S Sultan





 Mr D Stead Co-opted 01-03-25
 Dr A Khan Co-opted 11.01.25
 Mrs K Woods Head Teacher  HT
 TBC Co-opted
Rev H Butler Chair/Co-opted 17-07-2024
 Mr M Lord Co-opted 22-11-2023
 Mr P Byrne Co-opted 02-12-2023
 Mrs L Sowden Co-opted 03-05-2025
 Mr J Hudson Co-opted 27-01-2023
 Mrs R Corcoran Co-opted/Staff 12-11-2022
 Mrs F Goldthorpe Staff 20-01- 2024
 Mr A Walker co-opted 17-12- 2023



Name Committee membership Position of responsibility
Rev H Baker Teacher Appraisal, Curriculum Vicar of St Mary’s Church/EYES
Mr C Wilding Teacher Appraisals/Head Teacher Performance Management/Staff dismissals/Curriculum & Monitoring/
 Dr A Khan  Curriculum, Pastoral
Mr Dan Smith Pastoral/ Staff Dismissal  Well Being
 Mr A Walker  Staffing Appointments/ Head Teacher’s Performance Management  SEND
 Mrs L Sowden  Pastoral, Dismissals, Pupil Discipline, Complaints  Vice Chair
Mrs K Woods Staffing/Finance/Curriculum & Monitoring/Teacher Appraisal/Pastoral Head teacher
Mr D Stead Pastoral
Rev H Butler Staff Dismissal/Pupil Discipline/Curriculum & Monitoring/ Head Teacher’s Performance Management/Complaints Parish Priest; Chair of Governors.
Mr M Lord Finance/Pupil Discipline/Pastoral Governor for Vulnerable Children (Looked after children/ Child Protection/safeguarding/pupil premium)
Mr P Byrne Pupil discipline/Complaints/Dismissal Appeals/Teacher Appraisal
Mrs F Goldthorpe Curriculum
Mr J Hudson Finance/ Dismissal Appeals/Complaints, Teacher appraisals, Head Teacher Performance Management, curriculum Finance
Mrs R Corcoran Staffing/Finance/Curriculum & Monitoring/Pastoral Deputy Head Teacher Safeguarding/LAC/Child protection/vulnerable children and PP
 Mrs S Sultan  TBC



Name  Interests declared at AGM
 Rev H Baker  Vicar of St Mary’s Church Mirfield
 Mr C Wilding  Governor Clarke – Sister in Law
 Dr A Khan  NIL
 Mr D Smith  NIL
  Mrs L Sowden  NIL
Mrs K Woods Head Teacher at Crowlees
 Mr D Stead   NIL
Rev H Butler Consultant for ‘Collaboratives’ School Improvement;
 Mrs S Sultan
 Mr M Lord  NIL
 Mr P Byrne NIL
 Mr J Hudson  Married to TA
 Mrs R Corcoran Deputy head teacher at Crowlees
 Mr A Walker  NIL
 Mrs F Goldthorpe NIL