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Governors

The Local Council

Introduction of the Local Council (formally known as the Governing Board)

The LAAT Scheme of Delegation allows the Local Council to:

  • Take the lead in the ethos and values of the school.
  • Become local champions for the school within the local community.
  • Monitor that which is relevant to the vision and values, including:
    • Community links.
    • RE.
    • Collective Worship.
    • SIAMS.
    • Curriculum provision.
    • Safeguarding.
    • Publication of statutory information.
    • Ensuring SEND and LAC requirements are met.
  • Contribute to the appointing of staff in relation to vision and ethos.
  • Review the admissions and behaviour policies and consider exclusions.
  • Hold and use meetings of the Local Council according to the Scheme of Delegation.

In areas of finance and school standards, the Local Council will be aware of the position of the school through regular SEA reports, termly QA reports (6 per year), information from the Head Teacher, Signatures of Risk documents (termly) and the annual LAAT meeting.

Local Councils will not be expected to monitor these as this is done by skilled School Effectiveness Advisers, in conjunction with visits.

 

Membership of the Local Council will be as follows:

Head Teacher

2 x Parents

3 x LAAT appointed

2 x LAAT foundation

1 x Community – TBA

2 x Co-opted (appointed for specific projects for specific time period)

Local Council Scheme of Delegation

To contact any member of the Local Council, please contact clerk@spaldingparish.lincs.sch.uk addressing your correspondence For the Attention of the Local Council.

 

Interim Local Board

At Spalding Parish Church of England Day School, the Interim Local Board work tirelessly, undertaking a vital role in the school community.  They are at the centre of how the school operates and work as a team to provide and monitor the future strategic direction and focus for the school.  As a Board they aim to ensure the school provides a good quality education that is broad and balanced and focussed on raising standards.

No power or responsibility rests with any individual, together as the Interim Local Board they share the corporate responsibility of legal duties and powers.

ILB members are appointed by the LAAT to help:

  • Decide what is taught;
  • Set standards of behaviour;
  • Interview and select staff;
  • Decide how the school budget is spent.

The ILB meet regularly to monitor and review school improvement priorities.  The school improvement priorities can be found in the School Improvement Plan and each ILB member has a responsibility for monitoring and evaluating a specific focus within the plan. Therefore ILB members will make monitoring visits throughout the school year.   They both support and challenge the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what is best for the children at SPCEDS.  The ILB then reports to Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust (LAAT) via the Scheme of Delegation.

Local Board Scheme of Delegation

Current ILB Membership

Jackie Waters Dewhurst (Chair)

Diane Mulley (Head Teacher)

Katherine Wright

Vicky Matthews

David Clements

To contact any member of the ILB, please contact clerk@spaldingparish.lincs.sch.uk addressing your correspondence For the Attention of the Interim Local Board.

Governor Information

Governor Register of Meetings 2018 - 19

Meet the ILB

Jackie Waters-Dewhurst - Chair of ILB

Jacqueline Waters-Dewhurst has spent over 20 years in education starting in the primary sector. She has significant experience in leadership and the transformation of organisations having taken up the role of Diocesan Director of Education in Bristol diocese prior to being appointed as Director of Education for the Diocese of Lincoln.

In both organisations she has introduced the academy strategies, set up a Multi Academy Trust and transformed teams by increasing capacity and skills in order to better serve schools in an ever changing educational landscape.

She has served nationally on the National Society Council and locally was chair of the North Somerset Strategic Schools Forum and chair of Governors at Westhaven Special School also in North Somerset.

Jacqueline is passionate about ensuring that the wider diocese understands the gift that it has in its church schools. She worships at a local Lincolnshire church and is on the cleaning and tea rota believing that service is an important part of faith.

Jackie is an inspirational speaker and has spoken at events locally, nationally and as far afield as Dublin. 

Diane Mulley - Head Teacher

I grew up and went to school in Darlington, in the north east of England.  I studied for my degree and Qualified Teacher Status at North Riding College in Scarborough, spending a year at the University of Leeds as part of my training. Subsequently I began my teaching career teaching FS2 children in Middlesbrough. From here I moved schools to take on a middle leadership position in Darlington, teaching Year 3 and 4 children.  In September 2002 we relocated to Norwich due to my husband’s job and I began teaching in Year 6 at Spalding Parish Church of England Day School, with responsibility for Key Stage 2.  In 2006 I was promoted to Assistant Head Teacher and then, in September 2012, I took on the role of Deputy Head Teacher within the school.

I have been a staff governor since November 2012 and have recently become a parent governor at my daughter’s school.  I am passionate about education and encouraging children to be engaged and inspired by learning in order to succeed and achieve. I am married with two children, one primary aged and one secondary aged.  I enjoy reading, going to theatre/cinema and spending time with my family.

Katherine Wright 

(Parent Governor)

I grew up mostly in Oxfordshire, then went to The University of Nottingham where I studied for an undergraduate Masters of Nursing degree and qualified as a Children's nurse, and also met my future husband. I worked in Northampton as a nurse for a few years before moving to Lincolnshire so my husband and I could work in his family business, which is a diverse mix of security services and manufacturing timber windows and doors. I currently work part time in the accounts department.

I have 3 daughters, two in the school and the youngest will start later this year. I am really excited to be a part of this dynamic and expanding school, and pleased to be working with the Governors to help secure the best possible education for children at the school now and in the future."

Vicky Matthews

I was a deputy head, then acting head of a Junior school before embarking on my first official headship at a Church of England and Methodist Primary School in North Lincolnshire in 2011. During my time there the school progressed from Requires Improvement to Good with outstanding features and was also graded outstanding in its SIAMS inspection.

In October 2016, the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust (LAAT) asked if I would support Ulceby St Nicholas Church of England School, which was in Special Measures. I then became permanent Executive Headteacher. The school came out of special measures with a grading of good in all areas in just 24 months (October 2018).

Since then, I have worked full time for the LAAT with a dual role as Executive Headteacher of Ulceby St Nicholas and as a Schools’ Effectiveness Adviser, where I have been working with other requires improvement and special measures schools across the Lincolnshire Diocese. Supporting schools to achieve better outcomes for the children under their care is very rewarding and I am so fortunate to work with a wide range of committed people to accomplish this goal.

As well as embracing the LAAT’s philosophy of Excellence, Exploration and Encouragement, I also endeavour to live by my own school’s vision of showing acts of kindness, being courageous and successful. These are the values that I trust to have a positive impact on the lives of the children we serve every day.

David Clements

Information to come.

 

Meet the Local Council

Diane Mulley - Head Teacher

I grew up and went to school in Darlington, in the north east of England.  I studied for my degree and Qualified Teacher Status at North Riding College in Scarborough, spending a year at the University of Leeds as part of my training. Subsequently I began my teaching career teaching FS2 children in Middlesbrough. From here I moved schools to take on a middle leadership position in Darlington, teaching Year 3 and 4 children.  In September 2002 we relocated to Norwich due to my husband’s job and I began teaching in Year 6 at Spalding Parish Church of England Day School, with responsibility for Key Stage 2.  In 2006 I was promoted to Assistant Head Teacher and then, in September 2012, I took on the role of Deputy Head Teacher within the school.

I have been a staff governor since November 2012 and have recently become a parent governor at my daughter’s school.  I am passionate about education and encouraging children to be engaged and inspired by learning in order to succeed and achieve. I am married with two children, one primary aged and one secondary aged.  I enjoy reading, going to theatre/cinema and spending time with my family.

Emma Rains - Parent Governor

"I have grown up in Spalding, attending SPCEDS as a child myself and then Spalding High School. 

I studied for a BA Dual Honours degree in Geography and Sociology at Keele University.  Following the completion of my degree I worked in management for a Logistics Company before making a career change and going onto complete my PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status via the Open University.  I have been a secondary school teacher in a local school for the last ten years.  Education is my real passion and the progress and development of students.  I am a strong believer in education for all and the way it can transform people's lives.

I am pleased and excited by my Parent Governor role at SPCEDS and grateful to have an opportunity to continue helping shape and support the fantastic work that is carried out by all involved in the school.

I am married with three children, one who attends SPCEDS and the other two are not yet school age.  I enjoy cooking, reading, crafts and spending time with my family and friends."

Claire Parsons - Parent Governor

"I am originally from Scotland however at the age of 16 moved to Switzerland where I finished my school education. Since returning to the UK I have lived in various places and moved to Spalding in June 2017.  I have a degree in Politics & Sociology from The Open University and I currently help run our Construction company alongside my husband.

I have two children.  My eldest started school at SPCEDS in September 2017.  I am really looking forward to being part of the school as a Governor and to contribute positively to what is already lovely school community." 

Aileen Workman - LAAT Foundation

“I was born in Hillingdon in Middlesex and after many moves with my family I came with my husband to live in Pinchbeck in 1982. Our two daughters were born in Spalding and attended local schools until flying the nest to attend university.

I was ordained in 2015 and am now Assistant Curate at St. Mary and St. Nicolas church in Spalding. I am a new Governor at SPCEDS but have many years experience as a governor at Pinchbeck East Primary School.

I look forward to being part of SPCEDS where I already enjoy coming into school for Collective Worship each week.”

Marion Brassington - LAAT

"I have lived in the area all of my life and attended Moulton County Primary School and Spalding High School. I qualified as a librarian in 1970 and worked for Lincolnshire County Council at libraries in the District and after having a break, continued my career at Peterborough Libraries. I have also gained a BA Hons with the Open University. I currently have a part-time post as Deputy Librarian with Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.

I am a Churchwarden at St Mary & St. Nicolas Parish Church, Spalding, which I have attended since moving into Spalding in 1968.  

My daughter attended Spalding Parish Church day school from 1981-1987 and then Spalding High School. My late husband also worked for Lincolnshire County Council for over 30 years in the Social Services Department.

My hobbies are local history, gardening and reading."

Evan McWilliams - LAAT Foundation

"I grew up in the United States, living variously in Florida, Texas, and Georgia. I attended university to study Architectural History and, after completing my Masters, went on to do a PhD here in the UK at the University of York. Having lived happily in York for three years, I moved to London for a year to work for a church before moving again to Durham to complete my training for the Church of England. I'm now assistant curate at St Mary & St Nicolas. My partner of three years lives in Newcastle and we enjoy walking, going to galleries and concerts, and arguing (nicely) with each other about current events."

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