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LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY

GOVERNOR APPOINTMENT PANEL



MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2005
The meeting commenced at 10.05am and concluded at 11.15am
Present:

Members of Panel


Councillor Mrs Moore (Vice Chairman in the Chair)

Councillors Mrs Lavender, Matthews and Woodcock

Councillor Belcham (sub for Cllr Mrs Butt)
Also present:
Mrs Carol Gregory – Independent Governor

David Alderson – Education Officer, School Advice and Support Services

Liz Strothard – Legal & Democratic Services
Members of the public present: 0
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Mrs Butt (Chairman) and Jacqueline Storey, School Advice and Support Services.

2. MINUTES


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 8 June 2005 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
UNANIMOUS

3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST


Councillors Mrs Lavender and Mrs Moore and declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10 “In Principle Appointments”, as they knew the applicant Mrs K Gomm.
Councillors Belcham, Mrs Lavender, Matthews and Mrs Moore declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(b) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Baden-Powell and St Peter’s Middle School”, as they knew the applicant Cllr Woodcock.
Councillors Belcham, Mrs Lavender, Matthews, Mrs Moore and Woodcock declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(c) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Bearwood Primary and Nursery School”, as they knew the applicant Mr John Lane.
Councillor Mrs Moore declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(f) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Canford Heath First School”, as the school was within her Ward.
Councillors Belcham, Mrs Lavender and Woodcock declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(j) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Heatherlands First School”, as they knew the applicant Mrs M Pethen.
Councillors Mrs Lavender and Woodcock declared a personal interest in agenda item 10(m) “Appointment to vacancy on the Hillbourne Combined Shadow Governing Body”, as they knew the applicant Mrs L Weaver.
Councillors Matthews and Mrs Moore declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(n) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Longfleet Combined School”, as they knew the applicant Mrs M LePoidevin.
Councillors Belcham, Mrs Lavender, Matthews, Mrs Moore and Woodcock declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(n) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Longfleet Combined School”, as they knew the applicant Cllr Wretham.
Councillors Mrs Lavender and Woodcock declared a personal interest in agenda item 10(o) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Manorside Combined School”, as they knew the applicant Mrs A-M Lush.
Councillors Belcham, Mrs Lavender, Matthews, Mrs Moore and Woodcock declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(p) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Oakdale South Road Middle School”, as they knew the applicant Cllr Adams.
Councillors Belcham, Mrs Lavender, Matthews, Mrs Moore and Woodcock declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(q) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Old Town First School”, as they knew the applicant Cllr Bulteel.
Councillor Mrs Moore declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(s) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Rossmore Community College”, as she was a Governor of the School.
Councillors Mrs Lavender and Woodcock declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(u) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of St Aldhelm’s Combined School”, as they knew the applicant Mr J Nimmo.
Councillors Matthews and Mrs Moore declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(v) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of St Mary’s Combined School”, as they knew the applicant Mrs M Franklin.
Councillors Belcham, Mrs Lavender, Matthews, Mrs Moore and Woodcock declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(y) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Turlin Moor Middle School”, as they knew the applicant Mr J Pay.
Councillor Woodcock declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 10(a1) “Appointment to vacancy on the Governing Body of Winchelsea School”, as he knew the applicant Mrs D Wharam.

4. UPDATE ON CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU (CRB) CHECKS


Members were informed that Council had endorsed Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks for Governors. Personnel and Training had issued a number of CRB application forms to date and had also agreed to maintain a shared database with Governor Services.
CRB checks for First School Governors were being completed as a priority and the process was nearing completion. It was anticipated that all 700+ Governors in the Borough would be checked by Summer 2007.
Members were reminded there was no legal obligation for Governors to complete a CRB check, however the moral obligation on them to do so was implicit. Members were pleased to note that no Governor had so far objected to undergoing a CRB check.
Governors who had already undergone a CRB check would not be re-checked on the proviso that their CRB certificates were still valid. Governor Services were consulting on the best method of completing periodic re-checks, including the possibility of instigating these on a 5 yearly basis to coincide with the typical Governor Term of Office.

5. RECRUITMENT SESSION FOR SCHOOL GOVERNORS


Of the two recruitment sessions planned for the beginning of October, one targeting Elected Members and applicants they might want to put forward, had been postponed. David Alderson favoured an individual approach to potential governors put forward by councillors and some Members had already come forward in order to recommend suitable applicants.
Approximately twelve Borough of Poole Employees attended the Governor Recruitment Session for staff, an event also supported by John Nash. Three staff members currently serving as Governors attended to promote the role to colleagues. Governor Services had received a number of emails from staff following the event and several applications had already been submitted. David Alderson considered the event was a success.

6. PANEL ENDORSEMENT OF ADDITIONAL GOVERNORS


On the recommendation of Governor Services, the Meeting agreed to endorse the additional governors put forward by David Alderson for Manorside Combined, Anne Maria Lush and Lyndsay Ball. A considered and careful handover for additional governors was anticipated at Manorside Combined School and the Panel also asked David Alderson to pass on thanks to Cary Wicks, the existing additional governor still on the governing body, prepared to continue to serve.
RESOLVED that Ann Maria Lush and Lyndsay Ball be formally endorsed as Additional Governors at Manorside Combined by the LEA Governor Appointment Panel.
UNANIMOUS

7. RECONSTITUTIONS


David Alderson presented an updated Record of Receipts and Referrals for the Reconstitution of Governing Bodies. Key points were highlighted as follows:


                  1. St Edward’s RC CE VA – following consultation with Governor Services the Headteacher and Chair of Governors had agreed to appoint twelve Foundation Governors, comprising six of each Diocese. Reconstitution would be completed by February 2006. There were no issues of concern to report.




                  1. Springdale First School – reconstitution had been completed and was subject only to the submission of the draft Instrument of Government.




                  1. St Aldhelm’s CE VA Combined School – reconstitution would be completed now that the new Headteacher, Helena Seale, was in position. No problems were anticipated in finalising the process.




                  1. Bearwood Primary School – the school had reconstituted again to form a smaller Governing Body comprising 14 members. The measure was considered appropriate to the school and ensured that the Governing Body was fully staffed.

The Chair requested Governor Services to provide an update report on Reconstitutions at the next meeting.


RESOLVED that Governor Services present an update report on Reconstitutions at the next meeting of the LEA Governor Appointment Panel.

8. UPDATE ON COMBINATIONS


David Alderson presented a progress report on combinations. Key points were summarised as follows:


                  1. Hillbourne First School and Hillbourne Middle School – Hillbourne Combined - had made key appointments and a very effective Headteacher Designate had been appointed. The schools were currently in the process of appointing a Deputy Headteacher. Good progress was being made on combination.




                  1. Turlin Moor First School and Turlin Moor Middle School had officially declared their intention to combine. Members were informed that the Local Education Authority would liaise with both schools in order to advise them on the process and a meeting with Lead Officers and the respective Headteachers and Governors of both schools was planned for 21 November 2005. A number of issues were likely to be examined, including the impact on the size of the school following any increase in housing should a new bridge be built into Hamworthy. Members were informed the Headteachers of both schools had contracts valid until the end of August 2007.

Governor Services agreed to provide an update report on combinations at the next meeting.


RESOLVED that Governor Services provide an update report on combinations at the next meeting of the LEA Governor Appointment Panel.

9. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS


RESOLVED that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public and press be excluded from the meeting for items referred to below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.

CONFIDENTIAL COPYRIGHT RESERVED NOT FOR PUBLICATION


10. APPOINTMENT TO VACANCIES ON SCHOOL GOVERNING BODIES
(a) Ad Astra First School
No appointment had been made to date however Panel Members were advised that the Governing Body was operating effectively in the interim. The Panel endorsed a recommendation that Governor Services seek to fill the vacancy as a priority.
(b) Baden-Powell and St Peter’s Middle School
RESOLVED that Cllr Woodcock be re-appointed to the Governing Body of Baden-Powell and St Peter’s Middle School.
UNANIMOUS
(c) Bearwood Primary and Nursery School
An application had been received from Local Authority employee John Lane, Resources Manager - Culture and Communities. Members were informed that further applicants from the Service Unit may apply for other vacancies following encouragement from Service Unit Head Kevin McErlane.
RESOLVED that John Lane be appointed LEA Governor to Bearwood Primary and Nursery School.
UNANIMOUS
(d) Branksome Heath Middle School
The Panel was informed that Mrs C Smyth was seeking re-appointment as a Community Governor and that a vacancy for an LEA Governor would result.
(e) Broadstone Middle School
There was currently one vacancy for an LEA Governor. Governor Services did not anticipate insuperable difficulties in recruiting to the post.



                  1. Canford Heath First School

RESOLVED that Mr R Yates’s re-appointment to the Governing Body of Canford Heath First School be endorsed in principle by the Panel, subject to receipt of a completed application form.


UNANIMOUS


                  1. Carter Community School


RESOLVED
(i) that Mr I Poultney be appointed LEA Governor to Carter Community School; and
(ii) that Mrs C Coot be appointed LEA Governor to Carter Community School in principle, subject to receipt of a completed application form.
UNANIMOUS
(h) Hamworthy Middle School
No applications had been received however the Panel was informed that the school was taking proactive steps to encourage applicants.
(i) Haymoor Middle School
Members were informed of Kerry Pope’s resignation. No applications had been received however the Panel was informed that the school was taking proactive steps to encourage applicants in order to fill the vacancy as soon as possible.
(j) Heatherlands First School
RESOLVED that Mrs M Pethen be appointed LEA Governor to Heatherlands First School.
UNANIMOUS



                  1. Hillbourne First School


RESOLVED that Mr M Burris be appointed LEA Governor to Hillbourne First School and the Shadow Governing Body of Hillbourne Combined School.
UNANIMOUS


                  1. Hillbourne Middle School

It was anticipated that Mrs J Cantrill would seek a transfer to Community or Parent Governor of the Middle School. This transfer would be carried through to the Combined School Governing Body on completion of combination.





                  1. Hillbourne Combined Shadow Governing Body


RESOLVED
(i) that Mr M Burris be appointed LEA Governor to Hillbourne Combined Shadow Governing Body; and
(ii) that Mrs L Weaver be appointed LEA Governor to Hillbourne Combined Shadow Governing Body.
UNANIMOUS


                  1. Longfleet Combined School

The periods of office for both Mrs M LePoidevin and Cllr Wretham were due for re-election. Governor Services advised that an application from Mrs M LePoidevin was anticipated and proposed a 6 month moratorium on re-election for Cllr Wretham. It was reported that Longfleet Combined School supported the re-election of both candidates.


RESOLVED that Mrs M LePoidevin be re-appointed LEA Governor to Longfleet Combined School in principle, subject to receipt of a completed application form.
UNANIMOUS
(o) Manorside Combined School
RESOLVED
(i) that Mrs L Ball be appointed new additional governor to Manorside Combined School; and
(ii) that Mrs A-M Lush be appointed new additional governor to Manorside Combined School.
UNANIMOUS
(p) Oakdale South Road Middle School
The Panel was informed that the Headteacher supported a proposal that Cllr Adams become involved in the work of the Governing Body by becoming an observer / Associate Governor. Cllr Adams would also become an Associate Governor at Stanley Green First School, if he was able to manage this. Other appointments were endorsed as follows:

RESOLVED


(i) that Mr D Mann be re-appointed LEA Governor to Oakdale South Road Middle School; and
(ii) that Mrs J Saunders be re-appointed LEA Governor to Oakdale South Road Middle School; and
(iii) that Mr B Ellis be re-appointed LEA Governor to Oakdale South Road Middle School in principle, subject to receipt of a completed application form.

UNANIMOUS




                  1. Old Town First School


RESOLVED
(i) that Ms S Hopkins be re-appointed LEA Governor to Old Town First School; and
(ii) that Cllr Bulteel be re-appointed LEA Governor to Old Town First School.

UNANIMOUS

(r) Parkstone Grammar School


There were currently two vacancies on the Governing Body. The School was confident it could source one applicant with the requisite Personnel skills it was seeking from within its own parent body. An application for re-election had been received for the remaining vacancy.
RESOLVED that Mrs J Walters be re-appointed LEA Governor to Parkstone Grammar School.
UNANIMOUS
(s) Rossmore Community College
Panel Members were informed Mr G Young’s term of office had expired and that it was unlikely he would apply for re-appointment due to other commitments. Members were therefore asked to anticipate one vacancy on the Governing Body. The Panel endorsed a suggestion that Governor Services write to Mr Young on receipt of his formal letter of resignation to thank him for his work as LEA Governor to the School.

(t) Springdale First School


The Panel noted there was one vacancy for an LEA Governor on the Governing Body of Springdale First School.
(u) St Aldhelm’s Combined School
RESOLVED that Mr J Nimmo be re-appointed LEA Governor to St Aldhelm’s Combined School.
UNANIMOUS


                  1. St Mary’s Combined School

The Panel was informed that Roy Wikramaratna had resigned from the Governing Body and endorsed a suggestion that Governor Services write to Mr Wikramaratna on receipt of his formal letter of resignation to thank him for his work as LEA Governor.


Mrs M Franklin had submitted an application for re-appointment but had indicated a preference to serve a shorter term of office. The Panel endorsed Mrs Franklin’s re-appointment but approved a suggestion that Governor Services write to her stating that it would be helpful if she could serve the statutory four year term of office, whilst also recognising her reasons should she be unable to do so.
RESOLVED that Mrs M Franklin be re-appointed LEA Governor to St Mary’s Combined School.
UNANIMOUS
(w) Sylvan First School
Mr S Clarke had been thanked for his work as LEA Governor following his resignation after 13 years on the Governing Body. Panel Members endorsed the re-appointment of Mrs B Green, who had now been elected Chair.
RESOLVED that Mrs B Green be re-appointed LEA Governor to Sylvan First School.
UNANIMOUS


                  1. Turlin Moor First School

Mr G Cooper was not seeking re-appointment following the expiry of his term of office. Governor Services would make recruiting to the vacancy created by his departure a priority.


(y) Turlin Moor Middle School


RESOLVED that Mr J Pay be re-appointed LEA Governor to Turlin Moor Middle school.
UNANIMOUS
(z) Langside Special School
The Panel noted one vacancy for a non-statutory LEA Governor on the Governing Body of Langside Special School.
(a1) Winchelsea School
RESOLVED that Mrs D Wharam be appointed LEA Governor to Winchelsea School.
UNANIMOUS
In Principle Appointments
RESOLVED that Tim Buckley, Carolyn Coot and Sue Bennett be approved as LEA Governors in principle, subject to the receipt of completed application forms.

12. URGENT BUSINESS




                  1. Governor Services reported that positive feedback on the Code of Conduct for Governors had been received following consultation with the Poole Governors Forum. Governor Services would provide an update report at the next Panel meeting.


RESOLVED that Governor Services present an update report on the Code of Conduct for Governors at the next Panel Meeting.
UNANIMOUS
(ii) Manorside Combined School – Members were pleased to note the recent OfSTED evaluation of the School’s Leadership and Governance as ‘Effective'.

13. DATE OF NEXT MEETING


RESOLVED that the next Meeting of the LEA Governor Appointment Panel would take place on Wednesday 1 March 2006.

CHAIRMAN






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