Kells Infant School

Governors

The Governing Body of Kells Infant School is committed to working together with the head teacher, school staff and the wider school community. The Governing Body's role is to provide strategic leadership and accountability.

To contact the Chair of Governors please email: e.mcquade@kells-inf.cumbria.sch.uk or leave a letter for the attendtyion of the Chair of Governors at the school office.

The Governing Body of Kells Infant School is currently made up of the following people:

Name Role
Mrs E McQuade LA Governor / Chair  ( Health and Safety)
Mr J Moffat Vice Chair / Co-opted ( SEND and Safeguarding Governor)
Mr E Strong Parent Governor  ( Finance)
Mrs N Pennington Staff Governor
Mrs J Jones/ Mrs W Figes  Head Teacher
Mr W Watson Co-opted 
Mr D Barwise  Parent Governor
Mr R Groggins Parent Governor 
Ms P Jayakumar Co-opted 
Ms K Ward Clerk to Governors

 

 

Governor Policies and Procedures 

Name
 Kells Safe Recruitment Selection & Vetting Policy & procedures V16 - Sept 2022.docxDownload
 Kells Complaints Policy and Procedure 2022-23.odtDownload
 Kells Governor visits and monitoring policy.docxDownload
 Kells Governors Statement of Behaviour Principles V8 - September 2022.docxDownload
 Kells Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy and procedures V3 Rev September 2022.docxDownload
 kells staff appraisal_and_capability policy.docxDownload
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Kells Infants Governing Board declaration of Interest- Autumn 2022

Name

Position

Dates of term

Name of organisation

Nature of interest

Date registered

Date interest ceased

Wendy Figes

Headteacher

25.4.2022

Purple Cat Primary Consultancy and Safeguarding Supervision

 

Moor Row School

 

IET

Providing advice to headteachers and governing boards

Clerk to governors

 

Husband’s employer

25.4.2022

 

Emma McQuade

Governor

12.10.2020-11.10.2024

Monkwray Junior School

Partner is a governor.

29.03.2021

 

Nicola Pennington

Governor

28.6.2021-27.6.2025

 

 

 

 

 

John Moffat

Governor

18.10.2021-17.10.2025

Waberthwaite School

The Autism Academy

Governor

18.10.2021

 

Edward Strong

Governor

25.4.2022-24.4.2026

Eaglesfield Paddle School

Governor

25.4.2022

 

Will Watson

Governor

18.10.22- 17.10.2026

-

 

 

 

Dane Barwise

Governor

18.10.22- 17.10.2026

-

 

 

 

Ryan Groggins

Governor

18.10.22- 17.10.2026

-

 

 

 

Priya Jayakumar

Governor

29.11.22- 28.11.2026

Membership of Institute of Mechanical Engineers

 Member

 29.11.2022

 

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Attendance of Governors at Board meetings

Name

Dates of Appointment

Term of Office

Date stepped down

Attendance 2021-22

Attendance 2022-23

Wendy Figes

25.4.2022

N/A

 

All

 4/4

Emma McQuade

12.10.2020

11.10.2024

 

6/6

 4/4

John Moffat

18.10.2021

17.10.2025

 

4/6

 4/4

Nicola Pennington

28.6.2021

27.6.2025

 

6/6

 3/4

Edward Strong

25.4.2022

24.4.2026

 

4/6

 3/4

Amy Hoodless

25.4.2022

24.4.2026

25.7.2022

2/3

 n/a

Wendy Skillicorn

30.10.2017

29.10.2021

28.10.2021

1/1

 n/a

Jean Pearson

24.9.2022

23.09.2022

10.03.2022

2/3

 n/q

Will Watson

18.10.22

17.10.2026

 

-

 2/2

Dane Barwise

18.10.22

17.10.2026

 

-

 2/2

Ryan Groggins

18.10.22

17.10.2026

 

-

 1/2

Priya Jayakumar

29.11.22

28.11.26

 

-

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Clerk details:

Kells Infants School has a Governance Professional in the clerking role. She joined the board in November 2022. Ms Kimberley Ward is also a Clerk for several Cumbrian schools.  Contacting the clerk is best done via email:

clerk@kells-inf.cumbria.sch.uk

High Road, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 9PQ

01946 691865

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