6 APPOINTMENT/RE-APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The Director: Learning, Skills and Culture submitted a report seeking consideration of the re-appointment and appointment of suitable candidates to serve as local authority (LA) governors on the governing bodies of various North Lincolnshire schools.
Governing bodies were the key strategic decision making body for schools. It was the governing body's role to set a school's strategic framework and to ensure that all statutory duties were met. The Department for Education identified three main duties which were:
- ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money was well spent.
When a LA governor vacancy occurred, the relevant governing body identified the necessary skills, knowledge and experience that would be required of the successful candidates. The LA nominated suitable candidates to the school and the governing body decided whether the nominee met their requirements. The governing body may choose to reject or appoint the candidate accordingly.
Resolved - (a) That the applicants detailed in Appendix 1 Table 2 to the report be nominated for re-appointment to the governing bodies of Althorpe and Keadby Primary School, Bottesford Junior School, Broughton Primary School and Enderby Road Infant School, and (b) that the applicants detailed in Appendix 1 Table 3 to the report be nominated for appointment to the governing bodies of Barton St Peter's CE Primary School and Crosby Primary School.