There is one Declaration of Interests from Governors for 2018/19.
Mr Phil Simpson – His son works at Ling Bob J I and N School.
The following checklist gives a brief insight into what is involved in being a Governor at Ling Bob J I & N School
Your views are valued so please take part actively in discussion.
Be an active member of committees
Prepare for meetings
Carry out agreed actions
Knowing the school
Please refer to agreed protocol, using ICT and email protocol
Visit the school on a regular basis
Actively participate in identifying and meeting training needs so as to constantly evolve as a Governing body
Support new Governors
Support and assist in the induction of new Governors
Promote the school
Really be involved in the life of the school
Play a major part in school activities/development
Actively demonstrate commitment internally and externally
If you have any interests declare them
Deal appropriately with possible personal interests in relation to own child or grandchild if this is relevant
Be aware of procedures and act appropriately
Don’t forget advice is always at hand!
Meeting Minutes and Documents
Please ask at the School Office if you wish to see a copy of any of the Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes
In my teaching career so far I have worked in six primary schools in Kirklees and Calderdale Authorities. Prior to becoming Headteacher at Ling Bob, I was Headteacher at St John’s CE Primary Academy, Rishworth for 6 years. Before that, I was Deputy Head at Field Lane Primary School, Rastrick (now part of the ‘Brighter Futures’ academy trust). Working in a number of different schools has enabled me to gain a great deal of experience right across the primary range.
I took the opportunity to become a school governor when my son James joined Ling Bob way back in 2004. At the time I had no working knowledge of the education system, other than my time as a pupil many years beforehand! Despite this lack of experience I was very quickly made welcome and encouraged to learn about the skills required to become an effective school governor. Ling Bob is a vibrant school with a committed leadership team and staff who work hard to deal with the many challenges faced – all with a genuine focus on improving the learning and social environment for the pupils. These were qualities that persuaded me to stay on as a governor after James left Ling Bob (he is now preparing to start university!!), moving from a parent governor ultimately to a co-opted status. I continue to enjoy my role, the personal challenges it offers and the opportunity to assist the school wherever possible.
I am a Co-opted Governor and my son is currently in Year 4 at the school.
I’m proud to say my son goes to Ling Bob and being a parent governor means I can not only help my son with his education, I can also contribute to Ling Bob being the BEST School it can possibly be.
I have four children aged from 7-13, three of whom attend Ling Bob School. We have previously lived in South Wales and Kirklees and so my children have attended a variety of different schools . I was very impressed with how the teachers and staff helped and supported my children when they started at Ling Bob and this, combined with my knowledge of other schools, prompted me to volunteer to become a Parent Governor.
I have been involved with Ling Bob School for the past 11 years. I have had many roles, these include being a parent, PA member, teaching assistant, out of school Dance Club Teacher and now Governor. I have watched my two oldest children learn and grow as they moved through this school and they have both moved on to high schools that suit them. I am now watching my youngest move her way through the school, gaining the same knowledge and confidence. I am currently studying at University to become a Midwife. While studying, I hope to help and support the school from within my new role as a Governor. I have joined a friendly, welcoming and very strong team of Governors, who wants the best for the school and each child within it.
I am one of Ling Bob’s Co-Opted governors. Before joining the Governors, I had very little understanding of the primary education system, but in the last few months I have certainly learnt a lot and I am looking forward to learning a great deal more. I have two children who attend Ling Bob, and I have always been very proud to tell people where they go to school. I work full time in a neighbouring local authority as a specialist occupational health nurse, and a large part of my job brings me into contact with school based staff. I firmly believe it is a Governors role to challenge a school to perform to the best of its ability and ensure that all pupils have the support they need to reach their full potential and enjoy their time at school.
I have worked at Ling Bob School for over 16 years. When I first joined Ling Bob, I listened to the children read and after several role changes over the years I am now Pastoral Team Leader. I am enjoying my role as Staff Governor and hope that I can use this role to further help and support the children of Ling Bob. Ling Bob is a fantastic school to work for, the children and staff make Ling Bob School a wonderful place to be.
I am a parent of 5 children, and currently have 4 children attending Ling Bob School. My eldest has recently left Ling Bob to go onto secondary school. I am a member of the PA and now a parent governor. The reason I became a governor was so that I could represent other parents, to ensure that the school provides the best possible opportunities and experiences for all our children. I am excited to be apart of a strong team of governors.
I have recently joined the team as Clerk to Governors at Ling Bob Junior Infants and Nursery School. My background is Finance and Operations following a 24 year career in the Banking Sector. My impression of Ling Bob School is that it is warm, welcoming and friendly with a strong team of dedicated staff who work hard to achieve the success of the school. I very much look forward to working with them.