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Governors' Information and Duties

"On Behalf of the Governing body, it is my pleasure to welcome you and your family to what we hope will be an educationally beneficial and happy time at Rossington Tornedale Infant School.
The Governors take their responsibilities very seriously, and work closely with the Head Teacher in making decisions about how this school can successfully meet its challanges and goals, and we ask for your support in our endeavours.  We believe that successful education is the result of a positive home/school partnership, and we assure you that at all times the decisions we make will reflect our aim of trying to meet the needs of all our pupils.
The Governors and staff look forward to working with you, to maintain and further develop the school's standards of achievement and high level of care given to each of our pupils."
Maggie Evans
Chair of the Tornedale Governing Body

School Governors are key to the running of the school, and meet termly to discuss important decisions for the school.  They also monitor the plan of what the school needs to do to continue to deliver high standards of teaching and learning.  The specific role of the Governing Body is:
  • To lead the strategic planning of all areas of the school's work.
  • To regularly monitor and review all school policies.
  • To consult with and receive reports from Committees.
  • To review and monitor the school's responsibilities in terms of the Every Child Matters Agenda.
  • To oversee the work of Governors and Committees.
  • To regularly undertake an audit of Governor skills, interests and expertise.
  • To approve Governors' responsibilities for subjects/classes/year groups/aspects of school life.
A copy of the last recorded minutes are also attached for information.

Members of the Tornedale Governing Body
All members of the Governing Body can be contacted through the School Office.

Tornedale is a community school and is run under the auspices of Doncaster Council.  We no longer have a committee structure; the Governors meet twice each term.  There are separate committees for Allegations Against Staff, Staff Discipline and Headteacher Performance Management; the members are appointed to these committees on an as and when required basis.

 NamePosition  Term of Office ResponsibilityFinancial/ Business Interests Other Governing Bodies Served on
 Maggie EvansChair and Co-opted Governor02/16-02/20

HT Performance Management & Pay, Staff Discipline, KS1, Assessment and Creative

 None None
Lisa AlmunshiHeadteacher 09/16-08/26HT Performance, Management & Pay, Safeguarding, Looked After Children, Health and Safety, and Humanities None None
 Ellen TroughtonCo-opted GovernorScience and SMSC None None
 Jenny PurcellVice Chair and LA Governor 09/16-08/2020HT Performance Management & Pay, Staff Discipline, Health and Well Being, Humanities and Finance None None
 Keeley BroughAssociate GovernorFS, Safeguarding, Looked After Children, and Health and Safety  None None
 Jason Candy-TornCo-opted Governor 02/16-01/20SENCo and Outdoor Learning None Rossington Children's Centre
Ken GuestCo-opted Governor 01/18-01/22   None None
 Sarah GreenParent Governor 12/18-12/22  Staff Discipline, SENCo and English None None
 Nathan LangerParent Governor 12/18-12/22  Maths and ICTSon of HLTA at school None
 VacancyStaff Governor     
 Nicola Taylor Vice Chair and Local Authority Governor  01/17-10/18 Maths, SMSC and Humanities NoneNone 
 Claire Swift Former Co-opted Governor 02/16-01/17 Foundation Stage, Science and Humanities None None
 Tracey Hughes Former Headteacher09/05-03/16   None None
 Jane PearsonFormer Local Authority Governor  05/16-12/16  None None
Amanda Blakey,
7 Jun 2016, 04:47