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Joint Local Governing Body

 

As Keeley Ungerechts is now executive headteacher over both Sowerby Primary Academy, Saplings Nursery and Alanbrooke Academy the Board of Trustees have agreed (26.04.2022) to create one joint local governing body(JLGB) over the 2 Academies. This will enable the governors to support Keeley in her executive head role and to have a greater understanding  to enable them to ensure that high expectations for all the children were being achieved.

The Joint Local Governing Body (‘JLGB’) of Sowerby Primary Academy and Alanbrooke Academy

Composition:

  • The Executive Head Teacher (‘EHT’)* or Head Teachers of the Academies that the board of Trustees have agreed should be paired under the Scheme of Delegation’s ‘Pairing LGBs’
  • 1 elected staff governor from each Academy
  • 2 elected parent governors from each Academy
  • 2 co opted governors from each Academy

 *If the EHT is no longer the EHT across the paired Academies the Trustees may at their discretion agree to either dissolve the JLGB (and each Academy will then have their own LGB) or they may be paired with another Academy dependent upon the appointment of the EHT.

 Elevate's local governing bodies exist to help their Academies provide a high quality education for children in a supportive, caring environment. This is done by:

  • setting the Academy's values, vision and strategic direction;
  • challenging and supporting the Academy by continually monitoring, reviewing and evaluating its performance;
  • ensuring that the Academy is accountable to its children, the local community, those who fund and maintain it and the staff it employs

The three core functions of the joint local governing body are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • To hold the Executive head teacher to account for the educational performance of the Academies and its children.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the Academies and make sure its money is well spent.

The JLGB:

  • Meet 5 times a year;
  • Governors will agree on the location for each meeting;
  • Every governor will take on a specific link role within the Academy.
  • Will visit each Academy once a term to carry out their link governor role.

 

 Minutes of our meetings are available from the office.

Types of Governors 

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

    Elected from parents at the Academy by parents at the Academy.

  • Staff Governor

    Elected from staff at the Academy by staff at the academy

  • Co-opted Governors

    Appointed by members of the Local Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

  • Associate Member - Appointed by the governors to provide short term support in areas identified by the LGB. They have no voting rights and their term of office will be limited to 1 year. 

 

Chair of Governors: To be confirmed

 

Governors:

Keeley Ungerechts - Executive Head teacher

Keeley has been working as a teacher and LA Maths Advisor in North Yorkshire since 2000.

Keeley has had the pleasure of being a headteacher for 11 years.  Sowerby is her third headship and she have been lucky enough to have been here for 6 years.  Sowerby Primary Academy is part of Elevate Multi-Academy Trust, since February 2018.  Keeley is also lead the NQT Development programme for North star Teaching School Alliance and she is a Fellow for Early Career Framework Expansion with Red Kite TSA.  

Carole Merifield  - Staff governor (Sowerby)

Staff governor (Alanbrooke) - Vacancy

Parent Governor - Vacancy

Parent Governor - vacancy

 Robert Williamson - Co Opted Governor

Robert  was born in Liverpool in 1955, attended a state junior school, grammar school (all boys) which became a mixed comprehensive school in his final sixth form year!Robert  had the dubious privilege of being head boy! A degree in Music Theology was followed by Theological College, 42 years as a vicar and chaplain to hospitals, Mountain Rescue and a paper-making factory. During this time Robert has served on 6 governing bodies including both primary and secondary schools. He is married with one grown up child and a granchild who attends Sowerby Primary Academy.Robert's interests include Music, Poetry, Climbing, and Travel.

Myles Strudwick - Co-opted Governor

 Philip Bates (Alanbrooke) - Co-opted Governor  

Co-opted Governor -Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alanbrooke Community Primary School

IEB Membership September 2020 and last academic year (updated January 2021)

Governor Name

Category

Term of Office in years

Date of appointment and who appointed

Committee and position of responsibility

Date stepped down

Relevant business interests

Governor at other educational establishment

Relationship with members of school staff

Attendance record FGB and committee in last academic year

Phil Bates

IEB

1 Year

December 2019 – LA

Chair of Governors / HT Performance Management Panel

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

100%

Amanda Bramley

IEB

1 Year

December 2019 – LA

Safeguarding

SEND

 

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

100%

Grahame Shepherd

IEB

1 Year

July 2020 – LA

Service Pupil Premium

 

n/a

Carnagill CP School, Catterick Garrison   

n/a

100%

Alison Godfrey

IEB

1 Year

July 2020 – LA

Finance

 

 

n/a

n/a

n/a

100%

James Bromiley

IEB

1

December 2020 – LA

Governor

 

Deputy CEO Elevate MAT

Horizons Specialist MAT, Stockton.

East Durham College, Peterlee.

Northumbria University, Newcastle.

n/a

100%

Keeley Ungerechts

IEB

1

December 2020 – LA

Governor

 

Headteacher Sowerby Academy – Elevate MAT

Sowerby Primary Academy as Headteacher

As previous Head at Alanbrooke know many staff in professional capacity.

100%

Tadeusz Zaranko

IEB

 

1 Year

December 2019

SEND

October 2020

n/a

Hipswell School

 

 

n/a

75%

John Davies

 

 

IEB

1 Year

December 2019

Governor

July 2019

n/a

n/a

n/a

60%

 

Governor Name Category Term of Office in years Date of appointment and who appointed Committee and position of responsibility Relevant business interests Governor at other educational establishment Relationship with members of school staff Attendance record FGB
Donna Fleming Parent 4

December 2015 – Parents

Stepped down December 2019

 

Co-Chair of Governors

HT Performance Management Panel

Link Governor: Early Years; Leadership & Management

Safeguarding : Safer Recruitment

NA NA NA 5/6
Michael Vitler Parent 4

May 2018 – Parents

December 2019

 

Safeguarding, E-safety

Link Governor: Teaching, Learning and Assessment

NA NA NA
Sereima Tawake Co-opted 4

July 2015 – GB

December 2019

 

Co- Chair of Governors

Headteacher Performance Management Panel

Link Governor: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare includes SEND

NA NA NA 5/6
Gareth Weatherhead Co-opted 4

 April 2019 – GB

December 2019

 

 Finance and Health and Safety

Geoff Berry

 

Co-opted  4

 Jan 2018 – GB

December 2019

 

 Vice Chair of Governors

SMSC and PSHCE

Link Governor: Health and Safety

 NA  NA  NA

Philippa Todd

 

Head Ex officio September 2015  Service Pupil Premium, Sport Premium, Outcomes for Pupils, Overall effectiveness, Staff Performance Management, Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, Health and Safety NA NA NA 6/6

Elaine Stokoe

 

Staff 4

Sept 2018 – Staff

December 2019

 

 Science, PE and Metacognition NA NA NA 6/6

Governors who stepped down during academic year 2017-2018

Governor Name Category Term of Office in years Date of appointment and who appointed Committee and position of responsibility Date stepped down Relevant business interests Governor at other educational establishment Relationship with members of school staff Attendance record FGB

Andrew Jackson

 

LA

 

4

October 2016 – LA

 

 

Co-Chair of Governors

 

Link Governor: Safeguarding; Outcomes for pupils, Service Pupil Premium, Sports Premium

 

July 2018 NA NA NA
Dave Pearce Parent 4

Jan 2016 –

Parents

 Vice Chair of Governors

HT Performance Management Panel

Link Governor:Teaching Learning & Assessment; Leadership & Management

 

Jan 2018 NA NA NA
Lizzie Rigby Teacher 4 Feb 2016 – Staff

SEND

Maths

Sept 2018 N/A N/A N/A