Welcome to our Governors' section.
Morley School's Governing Board is made up of 7 people. You can contact our Chair of Governors on email address firstname.lastname@example.org This email address is not constantly monitored but rest assured your message will be picked up. If you have anything that needs attending to urgently please contact the Clerk to Governors (Kate Fernie) on 01332 831295.
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|
term of office
|Experience for role||Resignations In Past 12 Months||Appointed By||Attendance|
Declaration of Interests
(Business & Pecuniary)
|Mrs Samantha Jackson||Parent||04.10.21||03.10.25||Parent||None||Full Governing Body||100%||School Caretaker|
Mrs Amanda Fletcher
Local Authority councillor, teacher
|01/09/07||NA||None||NA||100%||Executive Board for Potentia Teaching School Hub; LA Link Advisor; NLE work|
Mr Tony Taylor
|Teacher||20.01.20||19.01.24||Teacher, English, IT, music, KS2 coordinator||None||Staff||100%|
SLE work for Matrix TSA
Wife (Mrs P Taylor) on staff
Mr Jim Campbell
|Co-opted||20.11.17||19.11.21||Forensic scientist. Director of The Retreat.||None||Full Governing Body||100%||School uses The Retreat to house certain events eg Easter event, first aid training.|
Mr Stuart McIntyre
|Parent||20.01.20||19.01.24||Photographer, own business||None||Parents||100%||None|
|Mrs Christine Doyle||Co-opted||21.06.21||20.06.25||Ex teacher, church member||None||Full Governing Body||80%||None|
|Mrs Eileen Swan||Co-opted||18.11.19||17.11.23||21.06.21|
|Miss Tracy McKinley||Associate||21.06.21||20.06.25||04.10.21|
|Miss Kate Fernie (Clerk to Governors)||Clerk||School Business Officer||Full Governing Body||Employed by school as SBO|
All governors can be contacted through the school office.
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 positions are ratified by the whole governing body.
Governing Board Meetings
|Teaching and Learning focus||Resource Management focus|
Jim Campbell (Chair)
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|
Introduce the new progressive reading scheme throughout the school to further support attainment. Implement the new phonics scheme in EYFS/KS1. Monitor and assess reading and phonics to further support both enjoyment of reading and reading for information
|S Jackson||All Teachers|
|Review and develop progression documents to ensure all pupils build on their learning. Ensure all pupils are focussed in learning and making accelerated progress through the curriculum so they are back on track for Summer 2022 assessment cycle||S McIntyre|
Ensure staff and pupils’ wellbeing is assured through the school year as we continue to adjust through the Covid 19 pandemic.
|A Fletcher||K Marsland|
|Monitor the RSE/PSHCE curriculum and ensure it is interweaved through class themes||S Jackson||P Taylor|
|Ensure Governors are more informed on school improvement matters by developing their monitoring/link roles||J Campbell|
|Finance and Budgeting||J Campbell||K Fernie|
Ensure reviewed curriculum is embedded in all classes with ArtsMark opportunities throughout year and updated progression and assessments in place.
|Ensure all pupils have access to the best of the wider curriculum||S McIntyre||T Taylor|
|Health & Safety and Buildings||J Campbell||K Fernie|
|Pupil Premium||A Fletcher||K Marsland|
|SEN||C Doyle||P Taylor|
|RSE||C Doyle||P Taylor|
|Safeguarding (including Anti-bullying and Looked After Children)||A Fletcher|