Pennine View School

Nexus Multi-Academy Trust

As an academy, the Local Governing Body of Pennine View School has delegated powers from the ​Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors, which are outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.

The Chief Executive Officer and Officers of the Trust act as advisors to the Local Governing Body and attend most meetings.

Membership

Pennine View Local Governing Body was constituted on 1st September 2018 and the following structure of Governance is now in place:

The total membership shall be not less than 7 and not more than 12.

The membership shall comprise:

  • the Chair who is elected by the Trust Board of Directors;
  • the Headteacher;
  • no fewer than 2 elected Parent Governors;
  • two elected Members of Staff, one Teaching, one Non-Teaching;
  • the remaining Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. Governors can be Parents or Members of Staff but the number of Staff Governors (inc Headteacher) must not exceed one-third of the total number of Governors.

 

How are Governors chosen?

There are different categories of Governors: Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Governors.

Parent Governors are elected by current parents when a vacancy becomes available. Staff Governors, are representatives of the teaching or support staff and are elected by the eligible staff when a vacancy becomes available.  All Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body.  ​They are selected to provide skills and experience which Governors feel are required.

The Chair of the Local Governing Body is appointed by the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors.

All Governors initially serve for a period of four years. At the end of the four years, they can stand for re-election or be re-appointed. Governors are free to resign before the end of their four-year term if they so wish.

 

Pennine View Governing body

Emma Heyes Chair & Safeguarding Link Governor Emma Heyes Interests & Attendance Data
Sarah Mulhall Headteacher Pennine View School Sarah Mulhall Interests & Attendance Data
Chris Rowse Governor – T&L Link Governor Chris Rowse Interests & Attendance Data
Carol Lawrie Vice Chair & Wellbeing Link Governor Carol Lawrie Interests & Attendance Data
Sally Macdonald Transitions Link Governor Sally Macdonald Interests & Attendance Data
Natasha Ellison Staff Governor Natasha Ellison Interests & Attendance Data
Kelly-Ann Robinson Wellbeing Link Governor Kelly-Ann Robinson Interests & Attendance Data
Kirsty Waddington Parent Governor Andy Clayton Interests & Attendance Data
Catherine McLaughlin Governor Catherine McLaughlin Interests & Attendance Data

 

Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting and the Nexus MAT Registers of Interest can be found on the Pennine View Finance page. All individual Governor Information with regard to Interests & Attendance can be found within the Individual Governor Profiles.

Approved minutes of the Local Governing Body can be accessed at the bottom of this page

Frequency

The Local Governing Body meets at least once a half term, with additional meetings being arranged as required.

The Local Governing Body meets at least once a half term, with additional meetings being arranged as required.

Approved minutes of the Local Governing Body can be accessed at the bottom of this page

How are Governors chosen?

There are different categories of Governors:
Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Governors.

Parent Governors are elected by current parents when a vacancy becomes available

Staff Governors, are representatives of the teaching or support staff and are elected by the eligible staff when a vacancy becomes available

Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body.
​They are selected to provide skills and experience which Governors feel are required.

The Chair of the Local Governing Body is appointed by the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors.

All Governors initially serve for a period of four years. At the end of the four years, they can stand for re-election or be re-appointed. Governors are free to resign before the end of their four-year term if they so wish.

Meet the Governors:

 

Emma Heyes
Emma has worked in local government for nearly 30 years, with the last 15 years being in children and young people’s services.  Emma has experience of leading major change management initiatives and has a track record of successfully managing a wide variety of projects.  Emma is excited and eager to bring her drive and enthusiasm to Pennine View to support their students and staff alike.
Carol Lawrie
My name is Carol I am a parent governor I have one child at Pennine View. I have worked, fostered and have children with varying learning disabilities. However I am passionate about education and believe all children and young adults have a right to expect a high quality of education regardless of their disability. As a governor I feel that I can represent parents as I understand how difficult and at times challenging it is to have a child with complex needs.
Chris Rowse
I was a teacher for 38 years working in a number of large Comprehensive Schools teaching Ceramics. I was Head of Department for many years before leaving Mainstream Education  and moving to Special Education. I have experience of working with young people with Severe Learning Difficulties and Autism. I have recently retired and I am very pleased  to be a part of Pennine View School.
Sally Macdonald
Sally has worked with young people with SEN in Further Education for over 25 years. She has worked in many parts of the country.  Her experiences have given her an understanding of the challenges that children, young people and their families face as they grow up and make their transition into adult life.  She has a commitment to young people with SEN reaching their potential and living fulfilling lives.
Sarah Mulhall

Sarah became the headteacher of Pennine View School on the 1st September 2017. Sarah was previously the Senior Deputy Headteacher of Kelford School and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the work of the Local Governing Body.

How can I contact the School Governors?

The Chair of Governors can be contacted on pvlgb@nexusmat.org

You can also contact Clerking Services about any aspect of school governance at this address clerkingservices@nexusmat.org

 

Past Governors:

Naveen Judah           Local Governor                         31st August 2020

Elise Bowen              Staff Governor                          31st August 2021

Andy Clayton            Parent Governor                      17th December 2021

Sally Wylde               Staff Governor                          12th December 2021

Governor Minutes

Below are copies of the Local Governing Body agendas and minutes. Reports on the agendas for any of these meetings are available to the public for public inspection. If any member of the public would like to request a copy of any of the reports from a meeting agenda, please submit a request in writing, specifying which reports are being requested, to foi@nexusmat.org

Governor Agendas

01 LGB Agenda 15th of October 2020
02 LGB Agenda 3rd of December 2020
03 LGB Agenda 4th of February 2021
04 LGB Agenda 25th of March 2021
05 LGB Agenda 13th of May 2021
06 LGB Agenda 1st of July 2021
07 LGB Agenda October 2021
08 LGB Agenda December 2021

Governor Minutes

2020-2021

01 LGB Minutes 15th of October 2020
02 LGB Minutes 3rd of December 2020
03 LGB Minutes 4th of February 2021
04 LGB Minutes 25th of March 2021
05 LGB Minutes 13th of May 2021
06 LGB Minutes 1st of July 2021
07 LGB Minutes 14th of October 2021

2019 -2020

01 Teaching Learning & Wellbeing Minutes 17th October 2019
02 Safeguarding, Leadership and Management Minutes 12th December 2019

Please note that published minutes will include the previous academic year and the current academic year for records management purposes. Should you wish to see minutes from previous years, we will happily provide these to you and would ask that you follow the FOI process as stated above.

Useful Information

Further useful governance information can be found on the Nexus Trust website.  Please click here to locate documents such as the Governance Handbook, Glossary of Terms and the Scheme of Delegation.