Talbot Primary School
Talbot Primary School
East Moor Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1AF
T: 0113 293 4086
courage, truth, loyalty

Governors

'What is our strategic vision for the school?'

Talbot Primary will provide a safe and caring environment where the school values of ‘courage, truth and loyalty’ translate into meaningful characteristics so our children embrace challenge, build confidence, work hard and enjoy success, both independently and alongside their peers.

We continue to build on our many strengths and enhance our capacity. As a school we aim to be outstanding so all children achieve their potential and where race, gender, disability and additional educational needs are embraced.

As a Governing Body we will achieve this by:

  • Drawing upon the diverse community in which it is based. We remain ever perceptive to the needs of our community and its demographics and take pride in ensuring that the staff, children and parents/carers always aim for the highest possible standard for all our learners, regardless of their starting points
  • Celebrating the schools understanding and knowledge of each individual child to ensure an excellent level of both academic and personal development
  • Providing solid foundations for all our children and empower them with the skills that will enable them to manage the complexities of modern life
  • Securing excellent teaching and learning and fostering highly effective learning behaviours amongst all our children
  • Continuing a proud balance between academic excellence and creative experiences through our wide range of extra-curricular opportunities
  • Working in partnership and collaboration with all our parents and carers and schools in Leeds
  • Listening, learning and sharing skills and knowledge for the benefit of all

The Governing Body remains fundamentally committed to these principles and to becoming the best school we can be.

To read a copy of the Governors' Annual Report 2016-17 click here.

 The Governing Body comprises:

  • the Headteacher
  • one other member of staff
  • three elected parent governors
  • one LA representative
  • six community governors (invited on to the Governing Body by governors because of their particular skills, background or interest in the school).  

Other associate members attend meetings at the invitation of the Governing Body: they have voting rights at sub-committee level for the specific committee/s they take part in but do not have voting rights at full Governing Body meetings.

 

 

Much of the work of the Governing Body is done at committee level.  The committees each meet five times a year.  The committees are:

  • Pupil Support Committee
  • Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Committee
  • Resources Committee

Governors are very involved in school life.  They are invited to special assemblies/celebrations and make regular visits to see what we are doing.  

The school office can take messages for governors, alternatively, written communcations should be sent c/o the school address.

 

 The current Governing Body members are:

Governor Name

Category

Current Term of Office

2016-17 Attendance

At Meetings

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests

Full GB

Voting Rights

Parm Gill

Headteacher

1st September 2014

3

Yes

 Talbot Primary staff member

Susan Alpar

Staff

13th October 2016 to 12th October 2020

3Yes

 Talbot Primary staff member

Vicky Cooke

Co-opted

8th December 2016 to 7th December 2020

3

Yes

 None

Esther Davy

Parent

3rd May 2017 to 2nd May 2021

2Yes 

John England (Chair)

Local-Authority

16th May 2017 to 15th May 2021

5

Yes

 None

Wayne Gaskin

Co-opted

13th October 2015 to 12th October 2019

2

Yes

 None

Rachel Greer

Associate

13th October 2015 to 12th October 2019

5

SubComm

 None

Niki Kilby

Co-opted

8th December 2016 to 7th December 2020

4

Yes

 TBC

Kate Liddington

Associate

1st January 2015

5

 No

 Talbot Primary staff member

Liz O’Shea (Vice Chair)

Co-opted

13th October 2015 to 12th October 2019

4

Yes

 None

Jude Rivers

Associate

1st September 2014

4

No

 Talbot Primary staff member

Louisa Smedley

Parent

3rd May 2017 to 2nd May 2021

2 Yes Roundhay School Primary Campus

Gavin Sweet

Co-opted

13th October 2015 to 12th October 2019

4

Yes

 Simetric Ltd; Sweet Consulting Services Ltd

Tanzeela Umer

Parent

4th September 2013 to 3rd September 2017

2

Yes

 None

Leavers in last 12 months:     

Bill Urry 

Local Authority

16th April 2013 to 15th April 2017

3

Yes

 None 

Jeremy Cox

Parent

10th January 2013 to 9th January 2017

2

Yes None

 To read more about Tanzeela Umer's Eid assembly click here.

The School Council developed a list of questions for our governors, so they could learn more about them. Click on their names to find out what they had to say for themselves.

Rachel Greer      Bill Urry       John England     Liz O'Shea    

Tanzeela Umer     Gavin Sweet     Wayne Gaskin

Parm Gill     Jude Rivers     Kate Liddington 

 

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