The children and staff at Greenland Community Primary School would like to thank all our governors for their help and support. We look forward to seeing them around our school and in class assemblies when they can.
Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority. Governors are responsible for:
- raising standards of academic achievement
- recruitment of staff
- representing the views of the local community
- managing school budgets
- promoting the values and ethos of the school.
Governors ask questions, gather information and help make decisions about the school. Our school’s Governing Body meets once every term, in the school. Sub-committees meet as and when required. Committee membership and terms of reference information can be accessed from the School Business Manager.
Meet our Governing Body
The Chair of the Governing Body is Mr Lee Ferry who can be contacted via the school on 01207 232147 or at correspondence should be addressed to:
Mr. L. Ferry
c/o Greenland Community Primary School, South Moor Road, South Moor, DH9 7EZ
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Laura Teasdale, School & Governor Support Service, Education Department, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UJ.
|Mr Lee Ferry||Chair of Governors,||Community||17/07/2021||Pay Review|
|Art and Design Technology||Competitively submits quotes|
|C.E.O. of 'Artwerks'|
|Mr Stephen Reed||Vice Chair||Community||17/07/2021||Appeals|
|Science and ICT||No interest to declare||Taxi driver and
|Mrs Joyce Brown||Co-opted Governor||Community||17/07/2021||Community |
|Safeguarding, LAC and PREVENT||Related to a member of staff in school||Retired School Admin officer|
|Mrs Gail Wilson||Co-opted Governor||Community||21/09/2019||Community|
|R.E. and Key Stage 2 Literacy||No interest to declare||Retired School Teacher|
|Mrs Carol Rainbow||Co-opted Governor||School and Community||31/08/2019||Personnel |
|Key Stage 1 Literacy||Relevant staffing issues||Current HLTA|
|Mrs Rosemarie Rainbow||Co-opted Governor||Community||17/07/2021||Children|
|No interest as yet||No interest to declare|
|Mrs Charlotte Whetstone||Co-opted Governor||Community||17/07/2021||Finance|
& Performance Management
|Art, Design Technology and Humanities||No interest to declare||Employee in hospitality industry|
|Co- opted Vacancy|
|Councillor Carole Hampson||Authority Governor||Local Authority||17/07/2021||Appeals||PSHE||LA county councillor||Local County Councillor
Governor at Bloemfontein Primary School
|Mr Kris Armstrong||Staff Governor||School||02/09/2019||Relevant staffing issues||Assistant Teacher|
|Mr Mark Stewart||Head Teacher||School||Personally knows the manager of the Driveseal Company/Relevant school staffing issues||Head Teacher|
How To Become a School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
Greenland Community Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information please view the documents below.
- The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools (2017)
- Governor Visits and Protocol Policy
- School Governor Code of Conduct
- Annual Governance Statement 17-18
- Committee Terms of Reference
- Governor Committee Structure
- Governor Terms of Office
Record of Governor Attendance 2017–2018
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Tuesday 28th Nov
|Mr Lee Ferry||✓|
|Mr Stephen Reed||A/A|
|Mrs Gail Wilson||✓|
|Mrs Joyce Brown||✓|
|Mrs Carol Rainbow||✓|
|Mrs Charlotte Whetstone||✓|
|Mrs Rosemarie Rainbow||✓|
|Councillor Carole Hampson||N|
|Mr Kris Armstrong||✓|
|Mr Mark Stewart||✓|
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