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Our Governing Body

The Governing Body welcomes you to our school and look forward to meeting you in school and at school events.

 

Stacey Round

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

 

Responsibilities: behaviour, SEND, EYFS, TA support

 

I live local to the school and have two children
who attend. Both absolutely love Morton Trentside
and coming in every day! I work within the community
as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and have been in
nursing for over twenty years! My hobbies include reading,
walking our dog Minnie and picnics with my daughters.

Steve Howse

Vice-Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

 

Responsibilities: safeguarding, attendance, GDPR & e-safety, Maths

 

I live locally and have two children who attend
Morton Trentside Primary School. I’ve been a
governor since 2018 and really enjoy visiting the
school and working with staff. My job involves
running a business that creates software for schools
across the UK. Outside of work, I enjoy playing rugby,
rock climbing and spending time with my family

David Horsley

Co-opted Governor

 

Responsibilities: health and safety, PE and Sports Premium

 

I live nearby and am married to Rachel
and have 2 daughters.
I have worked within our family retail store
since leaving school at 16. I have many
hobbies and interests; I am a keen follower
of everything football including the local
football team Gainsborough Trinity F.C,
where I am also on the board of directors.
I love the great outdoors and enjoying
walking challenges and bike riding. I also
have a keen interest in agriculture and own
a few vintage tractors which I take on road
runs every now and then. As a family, we
love to travel and see the world on adventures.

Carol Ketley

Local Authority Governor

 

Responsibilities: Pupil Premium, curriculum, Art and Design, Geography, History

 

I live in nearby Gainsborough. I have two children,
a boy and a girl, and two grandchildren, a girl aged
eleven and a boy, who is almost a year old. I currently
work as a Primary Improvement Adviser for the East
Riding of Yorkshire. I very much like to travel and,
for many years, I taught French and German. My
hobbies are reading, going to the theatre, swimming
and walking.

 

Claire Marshall

Parent Governor

 

Responsibilities: Mental Health and Wellbeing (including pupil voice), Music

Catherine Mann

Co-opted Governor

 

Responsibilities: English, Phonics, Modern Foreign Languages (French)

 

I live locally and have two children. My husband
is in the army and we have two dogs. I am a
Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) with a
specialism in secondary English. I am also a
Head of Department at a large academy in
Lincoln and have a private tutoring business as
well. I wild swim, paddleboard and enjoy travel
both domestic and foreign. I read avidly, speak
passable French and Spanish and go to the
theatre at least once a month. 

Sarah Soden

Parent Governor

 

Responsibilities: RE, PSHE

 

I have two children, both of whom attend Morton 
Trentside. I have worked as a primary teacher for 
eleven years and am a subject leader of, and have 
a passion for: Music, Art, Geography and English 
in primary years. I enjoy working with children both 
academically and through creative activities 
including school choirs and visits. I love anything
musical, walking my dog, riding my horse and 
spending time with my family.

 

Beverley Riddle

Headteacher

 

Beth Darby

Staff Governor

 

Sarah-Jane Eggleton

Clerk to Governors

 

Governor Attendance 2021-2022

We are very lucky at  Morton Trentside that we have a enthusiastic and dedicated team of governors who come from a wide range of backgrounds, each bringing their own skills and expertise to our governing body. Together with the Headteacher, their role is to maintain and improve the quality of education and standards of achievement within the school and strive to provide an outstanding education and meet the aims of the school.

 

In summary, there are three key roles of the governing bodies of all schools:

 

1. To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading

2. To act as a critical friend of the school

3. To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and quality of the           

    education it provides.

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The Governing Body has been reconstituted in line with statutory guidance, our instrument of governance, which was amended by the governing body on 30th January 2017.  The Local Authority Variance order was granted on 2nd February 2017 and our instrument of governance states that we can have 9 appointed Governors, as follows:

 

3 elected parents

1 nominated Local Authority Governor

1 elected staff member

3 Co-opted governors

1 Headteacher

 

The Chair of the Governing Body is Mrs Stacey Round.

 

At the present time we have a vacancy for a parent governor. If anyone would like more information regarding this role or would like to contact the governors, please contact the Clerk, Sarah-Jane Eggleton, either in writing by leaving a letter at the office or via the school enquiries email:

enquiries@mortontrentside.lincs.sch.uk.

 

The Governing Body attends six full governing body meetings throughout the year. 

 

As a Local Authority Primary School, it is imperative that we, as governors, continuously review the school's position with regard to academisation and strive to make the best decisions for our school. Therefore, the governing body is currently looking to explore all the avenues available for the strategic future of our school.

 

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