Alfred Street Junior
ALFRED STREET
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

This page contains downloadable documents which you will find at the foot of the page.

What is a Governing Body and what do we do?

The role of the Governing Body is to oversee the success of the school and work in partnership with the Head and teachers to agree priorities and monitor progress towards them. ASJS Governing Body is there to provide constructive support and challenge to the Head and teachers to enable them to do their job to the best of their ability. ASJS Governing Body also work as a decision making body with corporate responsibility to work in the best interest of the school.

​The overall role of a governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Head.

​Our Governing Body does not run or manage ASJS – we have no responsibility for the internal organisation or management of the school. 

Who can become a Governor?

​Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. Our school governors are people who genuinely want to make a positive contribution to our children’s education. Time commitments can vary but on average we spend between 10-20 days per year on governing responsibilities – monthly meetings, training, school visits etc. A Governors term of office is normally 4 years.

​Our aim is to have a balanced group of governors with diversity in gender, age, experience and skill sets, to ensure our support can be as effective as possible to the Head and teachers.

Parent Governor

We welcome applications for Parent Governors. For further information about this role please click on the document below.

 

School Governors at Alfred Street Junior School

The Governing Board comprises of 15 governors; 

  • The Head Teacher
  • 4 Elected Parent Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 8 Co-Opted Governors

School Governors at Alfred Street Junior School

PositionName

Chair

Mrs Lynne Baker (Co-opted). Appointed 09.07.2019. Serving until 08.07.2023. Pecuniary Interest – Married to another governor.

Mr Richard Scarfe (Co-opted). Appointed 15.01.2020. Serving until 10.05.2023. Pecuniary Interest - Family member works for WNC.

Vice Chair

Mrs Carol Kirby (LA Representative). Appointed 20.11.2020. Serving until 19.11.2024.

Headteacher

Mr Kelly O'Connor (Headteacher). Pecuniary Interest - Family member works for NNC

Co-opted Governor

Mr Jake Baker (Co-opted). Appointed 16.03.2022. Serving until 15.03.2026. Pecuniary Interest - Married to another governor

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Brenda Martin (Co-opted). Appointed 26.01.2023. Serving until 25.03.2027. Pecuniary Interest - None

Co-opted Governor

4 Vacancies

Staff Governor

1 Vacancy

Parent Governor

4 Vacancies

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Linda O’Sullivan

Previous Members

Mr Peter. Armstrong (Co-opted) 10.07.19 - 25.11.21. Pecuniary Interest - None

 

Mrs Catherine French (Co-opted)  19.08.2018 -18.04.22. Pecuniary Interest - None

 

Rev.Dr. Linnet. Smith (Co-opted).15.01.2020 - stepped down 31.07.2022. Pecuniary Interest - None

Observer

Mr Craig Butler (Staff) - stepped down 31.12.2022. Pecuniary Interest – Deputy Headteacher

Governor / Committees

Committee                

Governor                                                           

Resources, (Finance, Personnel, H & S, and Buildings)

J. Baker, L. Baker, C. Kirby, B. Marin, R. Scarfe

Standards Working Group (Standards & Curriculum)

J. Baker, L. Baker, C. Kirby, B. Marin, R. Scarfe

Attendance

J.Baker

Complaints Committee

L.Baker
Complaints Appeals Committee  

R.Scarfe 

Computing

R.Scarfe

CPD

R.Sarfe

Embedding Character Development/Diversity/Cultural Capital

L.Baker

Effective Learners

L.Baker

English

C.Kirby

Foundation Curriculum

L.Baker

French

C.Kirby

Health and Safety

J.Baker

Looked After Children (LAC)

J.Baker
Maths Governor

R.Scarfe

Performance Management

L.Baker, C.Kirby

Performance Management Appeals Committee

R.Scarfe plus 2 other Governors

Policies Governor

R.Scarfe
Pupil Premium

J.Baker

Pupil Voice Governor

L.Baker

Safeguarding

J.Baker

Safer Recruitment

L.Baker

Science

R.Scarfe

SEND

B.Martin

Sports Premium

R.Scarfe

SRE & PHSE

L.Baker

Website Compliance

R.Scarfe

Wellbeing

C.Kirby

Governors Data Documents