Governing Body Vision

Our team of governors play a vital role in our school. They are custodians of the high standards of academic excellence and the welfare of our children.  Our governors are part of the leadership team, they give us lots of challenge and give us high targets, they act as our 'critical friend'.  We are proud of the commitment and dedication shown by our governors.  They show this dedication not just through attending meetings and monitoring standards but also in their presence at functions and special events.  They have a real knowledge of our school linking with different classrooms and a vibrant mix of training and co-operative working with the teaching staff.  Our chair of governors is Mr Norman Howe and our vice chair of governors is Mr Alistair Nicholl.  Among the team we have a mix of parents and business people, this allows our governors to bring a range of skills to their roles.

From 1 September 2015, governing bodies of local authority maintained schools in England were required to publish on their website their register of interests. This register meets statutory requirements by setting out the relevant business interests of our governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register includes details of any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

Name Position Appointed
Associate Member
Mrs Sarah Thacker 28/01/2016 - 27/01/2020
Co-opted Governor
Mr Norman Howe 12/03/2015 - 11/03/2019
Mr Mark Jefferies Vice-Chair 26/01/2017 - 25/01/2021
Mrs Julie Littlewood 12/03/2015 - 11/03/2019
Mrs Deborah Batty Headteacher 01/01/2010
LA Governor
Mr Charlie Robinson 21/09/2017 - 20/09/2021
Parent Governor
Ms Leanne Fish 17/01/2017 - 16/01/2021
Mr Alister Nicholl Chair 15/05/2014 -14/05/2018                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Mrs Lorraine Brown 09/17-09/21
Staff Governor
Ms Karen Atkinson 21/09/2017 - 20/09/2021
Mrs Ellen Wood Clerk 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2021

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please send a letter to the school office addressed to The Chair of Governors

2016/17 Report on Governor Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings
Governor         Meetings/Attended     Attendance Percentage

 Deborah Batty            6/6                                 100%
 Marie Conway            3/2                                  67%
 Leanne Fish               4/3                                  75%
 Rebecca Hardcastle   5/3                                  60%
 Norman Howe            6/4                                  67%
 Mark Jefferies            3/1                                   33%
 Julie Littlewood          6/4                                  67%
 Richard Matthews      2/2                                 100%
 Alister Nicholl            6/5                                   83%
 Sarah Thacker            6/5                                   83%
 Joyce White                5/4                                   80%

Governing Body of South Kirkby Common Road Infant and Nursery School
• Headteacher Mrs Deborah Batty
• Chair Mr Alister Nicholl
• Vice Chair Mr Mark Jefferies
• Clerk Mrs Ellen Wood

Category                        Number                 Current                   Vac's
• Associate Member           1                            1                            0                                    
• Co-opted Governor         4                            3                            1                            
• Headteacher                    1                            1                            0
• LA Governor                    1                             1                            0
• Parent Governor             3                            3                            0
• Staff Governor                 1                             1                            0


• Chair                                 1                             1                             0
• Vice Chair                         1                             1                             0
• Training Link Governor    1                             0                             1

Meetings for 2017/2018

8.11.17      Governing Body Review - Peter Bell Governor Services

23.11.17     Full Governing Body Meeting

19.12.17     Resources committee meeting

21.12.17     Safeguarding committee meeting

16.1.18       Standards committee meeting

25.1.18       Resources committee meeting

25.1.18       Full Governing Body Meeting