Bewley

Primary School

Bright, Proud and Successful

Governors

Our Governing Body

Governor TypeNameTerm of Office
HeadteacherMrs Maria Carlton31/08/2015 –
CEOMrs Louise Spellman14/01/2020 – 13/01/2024
Community GovernorMr Tom Burke (Vice Chair)18/10/2019 – 17/10/2023
Staff GovernorMrs Sheona Clift18/10/2019 – 17/10/2023
Staff GovernorMrs Pat Duncan01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Community GovernorMrs Anne Johnson18/10/2019 – 17/10/2023
Co-opted GovernorMrs Gillian Lamb01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Additional PostingMr John McCann14/01/2020 – 13/01/2024
Parent GovernorMrs Kathryn McFadyen01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Community GovernorRev Richard Radley18/10/2019 – 17/10/2023
Co-opted GovernorMr Ian Robertson (Chair of Governors)01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
Parent GovernorMrs Abigail Walker-Howarth01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023

Register of Governors Interests

From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors:

Name, Category & Appointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommitteesOfficial ResponsibilityAttendance at
Governing Body
Attendance at
Committee
Nature of InterestResignation Date
Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1)Governor in another school/education establishmentSpouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)
Mrs M Carlton
Headteacher
01.09.2016

N/A
N/AHeadteacher2/2N/ANilNilIan Carlton (Husband)
Robert Carlton Financial Services Ltd since 1986
N/A
Mrs L Spellman
CEO of 1590 Trust
N/AN/ACEON/AN/ANilNilNilN/A
Mrs S Clift
Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff
18.10.2019

17.10.2023
N/AN/A4/4N/AEmployee in schoolNilNilN/A
Mrs P Duncan
Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff
1.9.2019

3.8.2023
N/AN/A4/4N/ANilNilNilN/A
Mrs G Lamb
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
1.9.2019

3.8.2023
N/AN/A3/4N/ANilAssociate governor at Northfield School and Sports CollegeNilN/A
Mrs K McFadyen
Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents
1.9.2019

3.8.2023
N/A4/4N/ANilNilNilNilN/A
Rev R Radley
Community Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
18.10.2019

17.10.2023
N/AN/A2/4N/ANilNilNilN/A
Mr I Robertson
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
1.9.2019

31.8.2023
N/AChair3/4N/ANilNilNilN/A
Mrs B A Johnson
Community Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
18.10.2019

17.10.2023
N/AN/A3/4N/ANilNilRelated to Mrs BealN/A
Mrs A Walker-Howarth
Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents
1.9.2019

31.8.2023
N/AN/A4/4N/ANilNilNilN/A
Mr T Burke
Community Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
18.10.2019

17.10.2023
N/AVice Chair2/4N/ATom Burke Academy LTDNilNilN/A

Register of Governor Interest Guide

Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the schools staff including spouses, partners and relatives. It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interests by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or the Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals.

Note 1. Pecuniary interest includes current employment, businesses (of which partner/proprietor), company directorship, charity trusteeship and other conflict.

Note 2. Personal Interests can also include business involvement/company directorship or trusteeships or family or close connections to the governor (for example a company the school might have contracts with).

Examples (potential conflicts):

The register of governor interests must also include details of attendance record at the governing body meetings and committees over the year and reviewed and updated on an annual basis indicating also when a governor steps down.

Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear when they have voting rights.

The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct. Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up. Staff governors will need to be included on both registers.