Pennine View School
Local Governing Body
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
(PDF is also attached by clicking the link above)
The Chief Executive Officer and Officers of the Trust act as advisors to the Local Governing Body and attend most meetings
The Governing Body was constituted on 1st September 2018 and the following structure of Governance is now in place:
Local Governing Body
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.
Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting and the Nexus MAT Registers of Interest can be found on the Pennine View School Finance page
All individual Governor information with regard to Interests & Attendance can be found with the Individual Governor Profiles as you Meet the Governors – Make this a Link to individual photo page
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 here
Make this a Link to the minutes
Can you make 2 folders/links – 2016-2017 & 2017-2018 – might be better to have the newer one on the top.
(We will keep minutes on for previous 2 years so we will build up a 3rd folder in Sept 2018-2019 & then delete 16-17 in Aug 19)
How can I contact the School Governors?
The Chair of Governors can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
or via the Executive Support to the Trust c/o Hilltop School, Larch Road, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8AZ, or email email@example.com
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.
Interest & Attendance:
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.
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.
My name is Elise Bowen and I am currently a teacher at Pennine view School and have been for the past 3 years. I originally worked at Pennine View as a teaching assistant from 2009-2011 and I was inspired to pursue a career in teaching. I worked in main stream education for 3 years but found myself longing to work back in a special educational needs setting. So… here I am back where I belong with my passion as fuelled as ever fulfilling my new role as a Teacher Governor.
Kerry is married with three sons. Her two youngest boys have special needs and have attended Pennine View since 2010. Now the boys are settled, their confidence has grown immensely, and it has made a huge difference to family life. The school has had such an impact on both boys lives that she wants to give something back.
Kerry was previously a governor and vice chair for DMBC. This has given her experience and knowledge about governance on many levels.
Kerry is pragmatic in her approach, and is looking forward to new challenges.
I am Naveen Judah and I am the father of a 17-year-old with SLD at Hilltop school. I have extensive experience in senior mgt. especially finance in the private, public and 3rd sectors. My aim is to help Nexus academies achieve their vision without diluting their core values.
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.
Interests & Attendance for Past Governors:
Retired South Yorkshire Police Officer and prior to retirement was the elected national chairman of the Police Inspectors Federation of England and Wales. Although I have no previous experience in school education or working with children, my recent background has focused on improving professional development, skills competency, workplace assessment and decision making within policing. My contribution as governor will be to listen and learn, to ask questions as appropriate, be supportive of the schools progress, development and values and in whatever way possible encourage everyone at Pennine to maximise their real potential. I am married with 2 grown up daughters and one young grandson.
My name is Arron Ducker-Forshaw and I was a teaching assistant at Pennine View School. I have experience working with children in abundance across all areas of education; Special Needs, Mainstream and Private. My passion is to teach and I am as fuelled as ever to complete my teaching degree. I am extremely proud to represent Pennine View at Local Governance level and I am excited to make a contribution to the vision and values of our school going forward.
Julianne Duffy was the chair of the Local Governing Body. Julianne has served on the Pennine View governing body for a number of years and has a strong affinity and history with the school, its children and its staff.
01 Pennine View LGB 29th September 2017
02 Pennine View LGB 27th October 2017
03 Pennine View LGB 7th December 2017
04 Pennine View LGB 1st February 2018
05 Pennine View LGB 15th March 2018
06 Pennine View LGB 26th April 2018
07 Pennine View LGB 17th May 2018