Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA) and visit the school regularly to meet with staff and discuss/observe various aspects of school work.
Governor Committee Structure
|Louise Lavelle - Head Teacher||Head Teacher||1/9/07 - ongoing||Curriculum,|
Finance & Personnel
|Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM). (not involved in decision to use this company)||None|
|Joanne Wise||Staff||24/04/16 - 24/04/20||Curriculum||Yr 4 Class Teacher and SENCO||None|
|Kathryn Barrass - Chair||Co-opted Governor||26/7/18 - 25/7/22||Curriculum,|
Finance & Personnel,
First/Pay Review (Chair)
SEND (Special Educational Needs/Disabilities),
Yr 6 to YR 7 Transition
|Family member/Partner is OPS governor||Spouse|
|Philip Barrass||Co-opted Governor||16/04/19 - 15/04/23||Appeals||Humanities (History & Geography||Family member/Partner is OPS governor||Spouse|
|Jean Laws||Co-opted Governor||01/09/2017 - 31/08/2021||Curriculum||Early Years||None||None|
|Sharon Gordon||Co-opted Governor||16/03/19 - 15/02/23||Appeals||PE|
MFL international schools
|Grant Mackie||Co-opted Governor||15/05/2019 - 14/05/23||Health & Safety||None||None|
|Lewis Pendleton||Parent Elected||27/06/14 - 16/11/19||Curriculum|
|Science||Family member/Partner works in school||Spouse|
|Isabel Bage||Parent Elected||12/11/15 - 11/11/19||Finance & Personnel|
|The Arts (Music, Art & DT)||None||None|
|Suzanne Butler||Parent Elected||20/11/16 - 19/11/20||English|
|Lisa Ewart||Parent Elected||23/1/15 - 24/01/20||Appeals||ICT (including e-Safety)||None||None|
|Vanessa Cooper||Parent Elected||15/05/2019 - 14/05/2023||Maths||None||None|
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Ouston Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information please view or download the full document below.
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Please click on the link below to view further information regarding our Governing Body.
- Code of conduct for governors
- link governors 2019
- Governor Skills Audit – (an update will be added shortly)
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Record of Governor Attendance 2018-2019
|Name of Governor||Role||Finance Meeting|
|Kathryn Barrass||Chair of Governors|
|Louise Lavelle||Head Teacher|
|Joanne Wise||Staff Governor|
|Sharon Gordon||Community Governor|
|Philip Barrass||Community Governor|
|Jean Laws||Community Governor|
|Grant Mackie||Community Governor|
|Lewis Pendleton||Parent Governor|
|Isabel Bage||Parent Governor|
|Lisa Ewart||Parent Governor|
|Alison Green||Parent Governor|
|Suzanne Butler||Parent Governor|
|Vanessa Cooper||Parent Governor|
Committee Terms of Reference
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