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Governing Board

Welcome to our Governors' section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Morley School's Governing Board is made up of 8 people.


The Governing Board meets each half term to plan and promote the strategic development of our school. Governors actively seek their own CPD in order to keep themselves up to date with guidance and developments so that they can ensure the best support and challenge for our school.


The Governing Board reviews policies and documentation; ensures the financial compliance and security of the school; holds the Headteacher and staff to account; supports and challenges the strategic management of the school; ensures compliance with government legislation.


We alternate our meetings each term so that one meeting looks mainly at finance, health and safety, and the premises, and the other considers staffing, outcomes, teaching and learning, assessment and pupil issues.


Governors are also linked to our school key improvement areas

Governor name and Position Category Appointed

End of

term of office

Experience for role    Resignations In Past 12 Months Appointed By Attendance

Declaration of Interests

     (Business &                   Pecuniary)              

Mrs June Elwell (Chair)




Local Authority councillor, ex teacher


Local Authority


Governor Breadsall Primary School

Miss Kate

Marsland (Headteacher)



1/9/07 NA   None NA 100% Executive Board of Synergy Teaching School and ITT lead for 4Derbyshire alliance; DfE recruitment and retention fund

Mrs Heather


Teacher 20.10.13 20.10.17 Teacher, maths, PE, RE, KS1 coordinator None Staff 83%  

Ms Sharon Jones

(Vice Chair)

Parent 26.1.15 26.1.19 Managing Director of Essential Accounting Solutions Ltd 20.11.17 Parents 50%  

Ms Tracey McKinley

(Vice Chair)

Parent 15.3.17 15.3.21 Own business, foster parent  None Parents 100%



Mrs Caroline Harahan Parent 20.11.17 19.11.21 University admissions officer None


Vacancy Parent              
Mrs Eileen Swan Co-opted 1.12.13 1.12.17 Principal Broomfield College Campus, Derby College None Full Governing Body 83% School benefits from support from Broomfield College  in borrowing premises and  training students
Mr Jim Campbell Co-opted 20.11.17 19.11.21  Forensic scientist. Director of The Retreat. None Full Governing Body   School uses The Retreat to house certain events eg Easter event, first aid training.
Mrs Christine Doyle Associate 20.11.17 19.11.21 Ex teacher, church member None Full Governing Body    


All governors can be contacted through the school office.


We currently have one vacancy for a parent governor.



All governors (except the Headteacher) serve for a period of 4 years. The Headteacher role can only be undertaken by the serving Headteacher, and therefore the term of office is for as long as the postholder remains in post.


All governors are appointed by the whole governing body.


There are no issues with governor attendance. All governors (apart from the Chair) work full time, so occasional absence due to work issues is understood.

Governing Board Meetings


Teaching and Learning focus Resource Management focus

Pupils Curriculum 

    Equal Opportunities 
    ICT in Schools
School Improvement
    Key issues from SIP 
    Government Initiatives
    Ofsted Inspections
Pupil issues 
    Attendance of Pupils
    Child Protection
    Pupils with SEND/Medical Needs
    Home School Agreements
    Pupil Exclusion
    School Meals/Nutritional Standards Curriculum
    Appointing Staff
    Checking Applicants
    Teachers' Pay

     School Capital Funding
    School Finance
    Governor Allowances 
    Charging for School Activities
Health & Safety (designated Gov – Sharon Jones)
    Health and Safety in Schools
    School Security
    ICT infrastructure
    Extended schools


Performance Management                                    Responsibilities

June Elwell

Eileen Swan

Jim Campbell

Headteacher Performance Management

Performance Management monitoring of other staff


Governor links to the School Improvement Plan Key Issues


SIP key issues       
Link governors   Linked member of staff   Monitoring visit date
Improve attainment in phonics and spelling in KS1 and EYFS so that more pupils reach the higher standard C Doyle T Taylor    

Improve the work of governor monitoring so that governance is more effective

J Elwell     K Marsland  
Develop the system for assessing without levels across all subjects C Harahan All staff  
Ensure that changes in staffing are well supported so that impact is positive on all pupils in all year groups J Elwell K Marsland  
Ensure progress improves across KS1 and is maintained at KS2 C Harahan K Marsland   
Ensure that provision for science is at the same high level as that of English and maths J Campbell T Taylor  

Child Protection and Looked After Children

E Swan  K Marsland   
SEN  C Doyle T Taylor    
EYFS  C Doyle H Richards  
H&S  T McKinley H Rhodes    
 Anti-bullying E Swan T Taylor  


Our annual Open Day is Thursday 18th October 2018 10.30am - 7.00pm. Come and see what life is like in our school.