Local Governing Body
Welcome to the section on our website that gives you information about our Local governing body:
As a Local governing body we:
• Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement;
• Keep the pressure up on school improvement;
• Act as a critical friend to the school, offering the school its support and advice;
• Help the school to be responsive to the needs of parents and the community and make the school accountable to the public for what it does;
• Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review;
• Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Head teacher and staff;
• Do not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school, unless there are weaknesses in the school, when they then have a duty to take action.
Being a school governor
No special qualifications are needed to become a school governor. However, if you take on this role, you will need to be interested in the work of schools, their teachers and pupils. You should also have enthusiasm for education processes.
Governors can be:
• Parents – elected by parents with children on the school roll
• Members of staff – elected by staff at the school
• Appointees of an organisation or foundation
• Co-opted governors – appointed by the trustees to represent the school and wider community
The way in which governors are appointed or elected varies with each category. However, once appointed, all governors have the same rights, powers and responsibilities.
Worth Valley Primary School Local Governing Body Members
Chair of Governors
Robert Laughlin (Community Governor)
My name is Rob Laughlin, I am a community governor and feel privileged to be so and have the opportunity to work with School to improve the lives of young children and the local community. My child attends school and so I have a keen interest as well as the desire for improvement. The skills I have developed so far in my career can help and I look forward to supporting the school where I can and helping to deliver the school vision.
Staff Governor– Current Vacancy
Jonny Storton (Community Governor)
My name is Jonny Storton. I grew up in Keighley as a child and witnessed first-hand the challenges we face today and this is why I am passionate to give back again. Bracken bank is an area I am very familiar with and this is why I choose to work alongside Worth Valley primary as I feel the children are amazing. I was very lucky as a child I enjoyed my sport, from a very young age I played at Man United academy then changed to rugby with Leeds rhinos, unfortunately injury ended my career which led me to get back into working with schools.
Kidfit is an elite, professional coaching company for children aged 4-16 years. We provide an extensive programme of multi-sports such as Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Dodgeball, Handball, Dance, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Street dance, Team buildings activities and much more!
Nicola McNally (Parent Governor)
My name is Nicola McNally. I have three children who currently attend Worth Valley Primary School and are in Reception, Year 2 and Year 3. I think the school is led well, particularly during Covid – a difficult situation was made as easy as possible for parents. I feel like I am an effective Governor as I bring a lot of ideas.
Local Governing Body Meeting Dates and times
Thursday 13 October 2022 at 1.00pm
Thursday 2 February 2023 at 1.00pm
Thursday 18May 2023 at 1.00pm
Thursday 20 July 2023 at 1.00pm
GOVERNOR MEETING ATTENDANCE AND MINUTES
At Worth Valley Primary School, safeguarding is of paramount importance. We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children and staff in school.