Welcome to our Governors' section.
Morley School's Governing Board is made up of 8 people. You can contact our Chair of Governors on email address email@example.com 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||None|
Mrs Amanda Fletcher
Local Authority councillor, teacher
|01/09/07||NA||None||NA||80%||Executive Board and ITT lead for 4Derbyshire Teaching School; DfE recruitment and retention fund; NLE work|
Mr Tony Taylor
|Teacher||20.01.20||19.01.24||Teacher, English, IT, music, KS2 coordinator||None||Staff||100%|
SLE work for 4Derbyshire 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.|
Ms Tracey McKinley
|Associate||21.06.21||20.06.25||Own business, foster parent||None||Parents||80%|
Mr Stuart McIntyre
|Parent||20.01.20||19.01.24||Photographer, own business||None||Parents||100%||None|
|Mrs Eileen Swan||Co-opted||18.11.19|
|Principal Broomfield College Campus, Derby College||None||Full Governing Body||20%||School benefits from support from Broomfield College in borrowing premises and training students|
|Mrs Christine Doyle||Co-opted||21.06.21||20.06.25||Ex teacher, church member||None||Full Governing Body||80%||None|
|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||Monitoring visit date|
Expose children to a rich and varied vocabulary to ensure they maximise their potential
Ensure that all pupils are supported in reaching the highest levels in reading by ensuring that they answer questions fully
|C Doyle||T Taylor|
|Ensure all pupils are focussed in learning and making accelerated progress through the curriculum so they are back on track for Summer 2021 assessment cycle||S McIntyre||
Ensure staff and pupils’ wellbeing is assured through the school year as we adjust practice and procedures in relation to the Covid19 pandemic
Ensure new staff have time and resources to build relationships with staff and pupils during this time
Ensure smooth transition between staff in C2 (December 20) during Maternity Leave
Support new School Business Manager in taking on new role
|J Campbell||K Marsland|
|Embed the new RSE/PSHCE curriculum by interweaving it through class themes||C Doyle||P Taylor|
|Ensure Governors are more informed on school improvement matters by developing their monitoring/link roles||J Campbell||
|Complete assessment for next phase of AntiBullying Commitment.||T McKinley||T Taylor|
Support ArtsMark lead and Art Ambassadors to develop ArtsMark programme in school
Ensure reviewed curriculum is embedded in all classes with ArtsMark opportunities throughout year and updated progression and assessments in place
|Ensure school budget meets needs, is sustainable, and is understood by SLT/GB||J Campbell||K Fernie|
|Develop continuous provision across Y1 and Y2 (C1) to ensure that pupils quickly refocus and have every opportunity to maintain well being and enjoyment in learning||P Taylor|
|SEN||C Doyle||P Taylor||Nov 20|
|RSE||C Doyle||P Taylor|
|H&S||J Campbell||K Fernie|
|Safeguarding (including Anti-bullying and Looked After Children)||T McKinley||