Governance Statement 2022-2023

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 Governing Body – Steve Smith (Chair);  Amanda Gwilliam (Vice Chair); Karen Appleby (Head Teacher); Lucy Cross (Co-opted Governor); Vacant (Staff Governor),  Amy Cross (LA Governor); Gemma Marwood (Co-opted Governor); Nicholas Chesher (Parent Governor); Carley Foster (Parent Governor); Kim Gill  (Co-opted Governor)

The sub groups are:

  • Resources – Mr Nicholas Chesher (Chair)

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

  • Curriculum and Standards – Mrs Amanda Gwilliam (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
  • 6 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.

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

Mr Steve Smith

Chair of Governors

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.

Mr Steve Smith address is ‘care of Kincraig Primary School’

Mrs Amanda Gwilliam

Vice Chair of Governors

Appointed 3/12/19

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

The governing role was an opportunity for me to give back to the local community.  I felt I had skills I could offer the school which would help support the aims and strategic direction.
My son also went to Kincraig and I saw first hand the passion and dynamic of the leadership team. They consider each child an extension of their family.  I don’t think a parent can ask for more.

Cllr Amy Cross

LA Governor

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.

Mrs Gemma Marwood

Co-Opted Governor

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.

Vacant

Staff Governor

Appointed

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

Mr Nicholas Chesher

Parent Governor

Appointed 28/01/19

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

As a parent with 2 young daughters at Kincraig I have a vested interest in the performance of the school. And, given that my children speak so enthusiastically about the time they spend at Kincraig and the people who work there, I knew I had to get involved.

From the first time I looked around the school, I could see that everything is geared towards helping the children be the best they can be, and it is an honour to be able to help the school achieve this goal.

Miss Carley Foster

Parent Governor

Appointed 28/01/19

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

Kincraig Primary has been a part of my life for some years now. My younger siblings attended when the school first opened and my mum also worked here before retirement, having various roles within the school. I have watched the school build from strength to strength over the years and it amazes me at just how far it has come. I now have 2 children of my own who currently attend and they just love their time at school. I was honoured to become a School Governor as it gives me the opportunity to give something back to the heart of the community and to be part of a team that can help further grow and develop the school for our children’s future. 

Mrs Karen Appleby

Head Teacher

Appointed 01/01/2015

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

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.

Miss Lucy Cross

Co-Opted Governor

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 many 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.

Mrs Kim Gill

Co-Opted Governor

Appointed 11/11/21

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

It is almost 20 years since I first walked through the doors of Kincraig Primary School to take up the role as Learning Mentor that proceeded to develop into Family Support and the Coordination of Extended Services for the school.  When the Children’s Centre was added to the school in 2007, I was fortunate to be appointed as the manager and continued to work for many years bringing services into the community that integrated with school life until it sadly closed in 2019.   Throughout my time at Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre I worked alongside a team of people who shared my passion to improve life chances for children by breaking down barriers to learning and supporting them to be the best they could be in a happy, caring, and safe environment.

I feel privileged to have been appointed as a Governor for a school that I hold dearly and bring my experience to the role with the same commitment and passion.

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