Governors

'What is our role and strategic vision for the school?'

Video messages:

Click here to view the Governing Board's response to the Covid-19 pandemic (July 2020)

 

The Governing Board has a strategic role and three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

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 Board 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

Governing Board membership:

The Governing Board 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 Board 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 Board meetings.

What does the Governing Board do?

Click on this link to find out more about their work.

 

Governing Board Committees

Much of the work of the Governing Board is done at committee level.  The Full Governing Board and sub-committees meet five times a year.  The committees are:

  • School Improvement Committee
  • Resources Committee

Governors are very involved in school life.  They are make regular visits to monitor the impact of school improvement for our children.    

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

 

 The current Governing Board members are:

Governor Name

Category

Current Term of Office

2019-2020

Attendance

At Meetings

2020-2021 Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests

Full GB

Voting Rights

Parm Gill

Headteacher

1st September 2014

6

Yes

None

Susan Alpar

Staff

23rd October 2020 to 22nd October 2024

6 Yes

None

Vicky Cooke

Co-opted

8th December 2016 to 7th December 2020

6

Yes

None

Esther Davy

Parent

4th May 2017 to 3rd May 2021

6 Yes Exceed Trust

John England 

Local-Authority

16th May 2017 to 15th May 2021

6 Yes

None

Rachel Greer

Associate

14th October 2019 to 08th October 2021

6

Sub-Comm

None

Niki Kilby (Vice Chair)

Co-opted

08th December 2016 to 7th December 2020

6

Yes

Autotrader

Kate Liddington

Associate

10th October 2019 to 09th October 2023

6

No

None

Liz O’Shea (Chair of Governors)

Co-opted

10th October 2019 to 09th October 2023

6

Yes

None

James Parvin

Parent

7th December 2017 to 6th December 2021

6 Yes Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Jude Rivers

Associate

10th October 2019 to 09th October 2023

6

No

None

Gavin Sweet

Co-opted

10th October 2019 to 09th October 2023

6

Yes

None

Hannah Lawrence Parent 5th December 2019 to 4th December 2023 5 Yes

Helen Cowlin

 

Co-opted 12th February 2020 to 11th February 2024 3 Yes
Leavers in last 12 months:        

Louisa Smedley

Parent 3rd May 2017 to 2nd May 2021

Zareen Riaz

Co-opted 11th July 2019 to 10th July 2023