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Local Academy Board

ROLE OF THE GOVERNORS

Together with the Senior Leadership Team the governors of the Local Academy Board set the direction for the school and decides how the school budget should be spent.

The Local Academy Board makes decisions collectively on matters such as performance targets, school policies and the school’s improvement plan.  It monitors the impact of policies, reports to parents on the school’s achievements and responds to inspection recommendations.

The Local Academy Board hears appeals from pupils and staff and considers complaints.  It provides the Senior Leadership Team with support and advice, drawing on the governors' knowledge and experience. Governors ask searching questions and respect the Senior Leadership Team’s position as professional leaders of the school.

Mr Paul Hodkin - Chair of Governors (Community Governor)

 

  • Type of Governor:  Community
  • Key Position on Governing Body:  Chair of Governors
  • Term of Office:01/02/2018 to 31/01/2022
  • Appointed By:  The Bolsover School Governing Body
  • Governor of Another Institution:  No
  • Committee Membership:  Business & Finance Committee 
  • Registered Business Interest: 2019/2020 - Mr Hodkin's wife is employed as the Assistant SENCO at the school
  • School House Link:  Peveril
  • SLT Link: Mr Hall - Head of School
  • Email - chair@bolsover.derbyshire.sch.uk         
  • Postal Address - FAO The Chair of Governors

The Bolsover School

Mooracre Lane

Bolsover

Chesterfield

Derbyshire

S44 6XA

Miss Laura Watkin - Vice Chair of Governors (Community Governor)

 

  • Type of Governor: Community
  • Key Position on Governing Body: Vice Chair of Governors
  • Term of Office: 03/09/2018 to 02/09/2022
  • Appointed By: The Bolsover School Governing Body
  • Governor of Another Institution: No
  • Committee Membership: Business & Finance Committee
  • Registered Business Interest: Employee of Europa Worldwide Group (school leaver scheme)
  • School House Link: Nightingale
  • SLT Link: Mrs Mitchell - Associate Assistant Headteacher (Groups)

Mrs Natalie Hardy (Parent Governor)

 

  • Type of Governor: Parent
  • Key Position on Governing Body: n/a
  • Term of Office: 26/02/2018 to 25/02/2022
  • Appointed By: Parents
  • Governor of Another Institution: No
  • Committee Membership: Business & Finance Committee 
  • Registered Business Interest: N. Hardy Healthcare Ltd, Asthetic/Healthcare Ltd Company 
  • School House Link: Arkwright
  • SLT Link: Miss Spence - Deputy Headteacher (Students)

Laura Furniss (Parent Governor)

  • Type of Governor:  Parent
  • Key Position on Governing Body:  n/a
  • Term of Office: 22/04/2020 to 21/04/2024
  • Appointed By:  The Bolsover School Governing Body & RHAT Executive Board
  • Governor of Another Institution:  No
  • Committee Membership:  n/a
  • Registered Business Interest: To be confirmed
  • School House Link:  Bainbridge
  • SLT Link: Mr Hall - To be confirmed

 

Mr Cuan Jacques (Parent Governor)

  • Type of Governor:  Parent
  • Term of Office:28/01/2020 to 27/01/2024
  • Appointed By: Parents
  • Governor of Another Institution:  Yes
  • Registered Business Interest: To be confirmed 
  • School House Link:  Bainbridge
  • SLT Link: Mr Lyne - Associate Assistant Headteacher (Engagement)

Mr Philip Ogden (Parent Governor)

 

  • Type of Governor: Parent
  • Key Position on Governing Body: Vice Chair of Business and Finance Committee
  • Term of Office: 26/02/2018 to 25/02/2022
  • Appointed By: Parents
  • Governor of Another Institution: No
  • Committee Membership: Business and Finance
  • Registered Business Interest: n/a
  • School House Link: Bainbridge
  • SLT Link: Mrs Knowles - Assistant Headteacher (Curriculum)

Mrs Samantha Hollingsworth (Community Governor)

 

  • Type of Governor:  Community 
  • Key Position on Governing Body:  n/a
  • Term of Office: 21/10/2019 to 20/10/2023
  • Appointed By: The Governing Body
  • Governor of Another Institution: No
  • Committee Membership:  n/a
  • Registered Business Interest: No
  • School House Link: Arkwright 
  • SLT Link: Mr Topley - Assistant Headteacher (Community)

Mrs Mandy Chambers (Community Governor)

  • Type of Governor:  Community
  • Key Position on Governing Body:  n/a
  • Term of Office:11/03/2020 to 10/03/2024
  • Appointed By:  The Bolsover School Governing Body
  • Governor of Another Institution:  No
  • Committee Membership:  N/A
  • Registered Business Interest:  To be confirmed
  • School House Link:  Nightingale 
  • SLT Link: To be confirmed

Mr Gary Edwards (Community Governor)

 

  • Type of Governor: Community
  • Key Position on Governing Body: Chair of Business and Finance Committee
  • Term of Office: 03/03/2018 to 02/03/2022
  • Appointed By: Parents
  • Governor of Another Institution: No
  • Committee Membership: Business and Finance
  • Registered Business Interest: n/a
  • School House Link: Peveril
  • School House Link: Hardwick 
  • SLT Link: Mrs Hayes - School Business Manager (Systems)

Community Governor Vacancy

  • We currently have a vacancy for one Community Governor

Mr Adam Mercer - Staff Governor (Teaching)

 

  • Type of Governor: Staff Governor (Teaching)
  • Key Position on Governing Body:  n/a
  • Term of Office:14/05/2019 to 13/05/2023
  • Appointed By: The Bolsover School Governing Body
  • Governor of Another Institution: No
  • Committee Membership: Business & Finance Committee 
  • Registered Business Interest: None
  • School House Link: Arkwright 
  • SLT Link: Mr Pridmore - Deputy Headteacher (Standards)

Staff Governor (non-teaching) Vacancy

  • We currently have a vacancy for one Staff Governor (non-teaching)
Governor Committee Structure

Full Governors meet at least three times a year and the Business and Finance Committees at least twice a year.