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.
Jigsaw Learning Trust
Ouston Primary School are a member of the Jigsaw Learning Trust. You can view their Financial details including Director and Trustees, Articles of Association and Financial Statements on their website.
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)||Spouse|
|Joanne Wise - Deputy Head Teacher||Staff||01/02/2018 - 01/02/2022||Curriculum||SEND||Reception Class Teacher and SENCO||None|
|Kathryn Barrass - Chair||Co-opted Governor||01/02/2018 - 01/02/2022||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||01/02/2018 - 01/02/2022||Appeals||Humanities (History & Geography||Family member/Partner is OPS governor||Spouse|
|Jean Laws |
Stepped down - April 2021
|Co-opted Governor||01/02/2018 - 01/02/2022||Curriculum||Early Years||None||None|
Stepped down - December 2020
|Co-opted Governor||15/05/2019 - 14/05/2023||Health & Safety||None||None|
|Lewis Pendleton||Parent Elected||01/02/2018 - 01/02/2022||Curriculum|
|Science/PE/Personal Wellbeing & Dev||Family member/Partner works in school||Spouse|
|Isabel Bage||Parent Elected||01/02/2018 - 01/02/2022||Finance & Personnel|
|The Arts (Music, Art & DT)||None||None|
|Suzanne Butler||Parent Elected||01/02/2018 - 01/02/2022||English||None||None|
|Lisa Ewart||Parent Elected||01/02/2018 - 01/02/2022||Appeals||ICT (including e-Safety)||None||None|
|Vanessa Cooper||Parent Elected||15/05/2019 - 15/05/2023||Maths||None||None|
Stepped down - Feb 2019
|Parent Elected||01/02/2018 - 02/02/2019||Curriculum, Finance||Early Years||Family Member/Partner works in school||Spouce|
|Sharon Gordon - Stepped down - July 2019||Co-opted Governor||01/02/2018 - 19/07/2019||Appeals||Maths, PE||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 Multi Academy Trusts. For further information please view or download the full document below.
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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.
Schools are required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
✓ – 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 2021-2022
|Name of Governor||Meeting|
|Annette Tyrrell SBM|
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
Committee Terms of Reference
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