Reverend Dorothy Snowball
Welcome from the Chair of Governors
Welcome to the Governors’ page of our fantastic school website. On this page you’ll find useful information about what we (as Fell Dyke’s governors) are doing alongside some key information about us.
At Fell Dyke Community Primary School, our team of governors volunteer their time to constantly work with the Head Teacher and staff to move our school forward.
The purpose of having a governing body is to:
- ensure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
- help the school to set high standards through target setting and monitoring
- be a critical friend of the school while offering support, advice and a sounding board
- encourage the links between school, parents and the community
- work with the school on planning and developing policies
- keep the school under review and strive for the best
- agree and monitor school policy
- oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money well spent
Our governors are a mixture of parent, staff, local authority and community representatives with a broad range of skills enabling us to be effective in our role within the school.
We meet as a full Governing Body once per term to consider the strategic direction of the school. We also meet in smaller committees to discuss, in further detail, finance & staffing, curriculum & pupils, and premises health & safety. Governors also work with staff to regularly monitor and have a first-hand overview of our school and all year groups from Nursery to Year 6.
Below you’ll find information about who we are, some news/announcements, useful documents and how to contact us.
With best wishes,
Richard Marshall (Chair of Governors)
Governing Body/Committee Membership/Attendance
We currently have one vacancy on our governing body – we will be seeking expressions of interest at present and plan on holding an election process in due course. You must be a parent or carer of a child that currently attends Fell Dyke. If you are interested and would like to find out more please speak to Ms Savage, Mrs Smith or Mrs Sellars. More information about being a governor is also available below.
We currently have a co-opted governor vacancy to fill. If you think you have the skills and experience to be a co-opted governor, please get in touch. In particular we’d like to hear from anyone who has good links with local businesses and the community.
Here are the declared pecuniary interests of the governors. All other governors have confirmed that they have no interests to declare.
|Mrs C Snee||Governor at Roman Road Primary School|
|Mr R Marshall||Governor at Caedmon Primary School|
|Ms K Savage, Mrs H Sellars, Mrs R Smith||Staff at Fell Dyke|
The full original signed paper copy is kept at school for reference.
Useful information and documents
ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT – You may wonder what the Fell Dyke governors get up to. In order to illustrate some of our work we’ve produced an Annual Governance Statement which is updated annually. Read our Annual Governance Statements here…
BEING A GOVERNOR – Want to know more about the role of governor and what processes we have in place in school for the election/appointment of governors. We’ve produced an information pack that should answer your questions! Click here to view the document.
POLICY – You can read our “Payment of governors’ allowances policy” by clicking here.
Getting in touch with governors
You can write to the governors at:
The Governing Body (or The Chair of Governors)
Fell Dyke Community Primary School
Or Email: FellDykeCommunityPrimarySchool@gateshead.gov.uk – please ensure you include “FAO the governors” or “FAO the Chair of governors” in the subject line.
In person: We try to ensure a governor is available and in school during the parent teacher consultations although this does depend on the workload/personal commitments of governors. You may also see governors in and around school and at events from time to time – we usually wear a lanyard with “Governor” clearly marked.
Complaints & concerns: If your contact is regarding a concern or complaint please refer to the school’s complaints procedure.