Governors


Governance Statement 2016 – 2017

The Governing Board has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils
  • Ensuring financial health, integrity and value for money

We have a termly Full Governors meeting and two sub-committee meetings each term.

The Full Govenoring Body - Mr Roy Lewis (Chair) & Mr Steve Smith (Vice-Chair)

The sub groups are:

  • Resources – Mr Frank Hobbs (Chair)

This committee focuses on budget, staffing and health & safety.

  • Curriculum and Standards – Mr Bryan Eastwood (Chair)

This committee focuses on the curriculum, assessment and the School Development Plan.

Governance Arrangements

During the course of this year, the governing body have restructured to a smaller governing body of 12 governors. The new structure is:

2 parent governors

1 LA governor

1 staff governor

1 Headteacher

7 Co-opted Governors

Since the role of the governor may have a conflict between professional life and supporting school life, we have a register of interests. If you wish to see this document, please click on this link to download it.

Declaration of Interests

Please click the link below for more infromation on our governing body.

Letter from the Chair of Governors 

Governors Code of Conduct

Attendance at Governors meetings 2015/2016

Attendance at Governors meetings 2014/2015

Governors Committee List

Governors Visit Policy


Governors

Chair of Governors, Mr Roy Lewis

Appointed 01/01/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

I have lived and brought up my family in this community since 1967. I have also been involved in various community activities and been a Councillor for this area. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity of being part of the planning process before the school was built. I remember when the site was fields with animals on and blackberry bushes. Kincraig Road was not a through road in those days. I watched this school being built and have been involved in one way or another since then. It has always been a pleasure working with school and watching it develop over the years and seen how things have improved to ensure the children receive a first class education. I am very proud of my involvement with Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre.

Vice Chair of Governors, Mr Steve Smith

Appointed 01/01/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

All my three children have been to Kincraig Primary School. My first child attended when Kincraig first opened. I became involved as a governor a few years ago as my youngest son was leaving Kincraig, to give something back for all the school have done for my children over the last 17 years. I love coming into school and seeing the fantastic work that goes on to make sure the children are getting the best education and the work it does within the community. The school has gone from strength to strength.

Co-opted Governor, Mr Bryan Eastwood

Appointed 01/01/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

I wanted to be involved in the way our schools are managed and run, with a particular emphasis on the well-being of pupils and staff, as well as wanting to be of service to the local community at large. I was appointed to be a governor at Kincraig from its outset, when the school was being planned and built. As a governor I have had the satisfaction of seeing the school going from strength to strength, developing over the years thus giving the governors great satisfaction on being involved in the process.

Co-opted Governor, Mr Frank Hobbs

Appointed 01/01/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

When I retired from my full time job in 2010, I started to consider what voluntary work I could get involved with. When I was approached and asked if I would like to become a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children's Centre, I did not hesitate because I had heard about the good work being done at the school and the opportunities for further development. I felt that based on my life experience, having a family of my own who had all been through our education system and my experience in industry, that there were areas of knowledge and expertise that I could put to use and contribute to.

Co-opted Governor, Mrs Clare Donald

Appointed 14/07/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

My daughter joined the school in 2013 and I can see the drive and determination for each and every child to enjoy and succeed in their education as individuals and as a school. In July 2015 I decided to join the team as a Co Opted Governor, to give something back and help the school continue to be the best it can.

Cllr Amy Cross

Appointed 01/01/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

Having been involved with the local community for many years as the councillor for the Ingthorpe ward, it was a natural decision that I became involved with the local primary school. Kincraig is at the heart of my community and works alongside many of my families and constituents and being part of the governing body, I feel that I can give something back to the local community and support the children and parents within it.

Parent Governor, Mrs Gemma Marwood

Appointed 15/02/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

Kincraig has been a large part of my life for the past eight years when my first child attended groups in the Children’s Centre and now having three children currently at Kincraig School, I have an invested interest in the progress and future of the school. I have an informed view in perspective of both children and parents and am committed to seeing continued developments allowing children to grow and move forward.

Parent Governor, Mrs Gisella Upton-Fletcher

Appointed 15/02/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

My perception of a governor was always of someone who had to have a degree or two. I never saw myself as fitting the criteria, until I had the privilege of becoming a parent governor. I have worked in various roles, which include, secretary, audio typist, receptionist, import & export clerk and also as a health care assistant. Both of my children attend Kincraig School and I can honestly say that it is a great school to be part of. The staff are approachable, helpful and the school has a family environment which I feel helps the children to feel valued. As a parent governor to the school I believe my role is to remind the school on what a fantastic job they are doing to improve the early years of our children, to voice any concerns and to get an understanding of why or how they do what they do. Personally, I am in great admiration of all the staff and teachers at Kincraig School for their dedication and passion towards seeing our children do the best they can.

Staff Governor, Mr Alex Kilpatrick

Appointed 01/01/2015
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

I have been a teacher for six years and a member of the teaching staff at Kincraig for three years. Having worked in other schools it provided me the opportunity to see how schools are run, seeing the positive impact the governing body can have. As an active member of our teaching staff I look to share the insights of myself and colleagues to help develop existing relationships. I thoroughly enjoy working at Kincraig and as a member of the governing body and teaching staff I can help us achieve our targets.

Mrs Karen Appleby

Appointed 01/01/2015
Staff Governor

I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher at Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre, having held this post since September 2012. This isn’t the first time I have worked at Kincraig though, as I supported Mr Clucas for 2 days a week in the period of 2010/2011, as well as being the Deputy Headteacher at Baines-Endowed Church of England Primary Academy in Blackpool. I am very passionate about my role and want the best for all the children at Kincraig Primary School, the children are at the heart of everything I do. I believe strongly that children learn what they live so my aim is to provide them with the best education possible, in the best environment possible to ensure they achieve their full potential and become independent learners with a life-long love of learning and a passion to learn more.

Co-opted Governor, Miss Lucy Cross

Appointed 06/12/2016
Why I became involved as a governor of Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre:

Having been the Deputy Head Teacher at Kincraig Primary School for the past 4 years, I am pleased to be working with the governing body to support and enhance the provision and learning for the pupils within our care. I am very proud of the children and school and the hard work, commitment and dedication put in by pupils, staff, parents and the wider community to make Kincraig what it is today. I believe strongly that it is our role to support our children to the best of our abilities and that every child has the right to the best possible education. As a governor and as the Deputy Head Teacher, I strive to do this.