The Governing Body role

There has been an increasing demand on governing bodies to adopt more responsibilities relating to their strategic role in schools.

The Governong Body operates a committee system which allows for a more detailed discussion of the work of the Governing Body. The sub-committees meet prior to each full Governoing Body meeting and then report to the full Governinng Body meeting.

The Governing Body of KSS has been made up from representatives of St Stephens, Church, the local Authority, Staff and from Parent Governor elected by Parents of the School. Governors come from all walks of life and have a variety of business, education and commercial experiences and skills.

All Governors are volunteers and have to take on a variety of of responsibilities. They do not receive any pay for the work they do.

All Governors have a great pride in the school and are committed to contributing to make KSS a school that helps to ensure all children achieve the best education they can.

The Governing Body responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-  shaping the vision and direction of the school
-  assisting KSS in fulfilling its statutory duties
- analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the school and grasping the opportunities they provide the school with
-  supporting the senior management team and all school staff
- being a critical friend as appropriate
- supporting in ensuring that all children achieve the best education they can irrespective of their abilities
- supporting in ensuring the school continues to be a caring school, including all irrespective of their diversity
- ensuring there are adequate resources and budgetary control and recruitment.

Members of the Governing Body

Mrs Racher Spencer (Chair)
Mr Steven Viles (Head Teacher)

Miss Zoe Barnett (Deputy Head)

Foundation Governors
Mrs Lynda Walker (Vice Chair)
Mrs Susan Hudson

Mrs Christine Greaves

Parent Governors   
Mr Richard Warrington
Mr Philip Steward

LEA Governor
Cllr Fiona Venners

Fiona has been a Local Education Authority appointed governor since 2016 and is a Labour Councillor for the Kirkstall Ward. Fiona has worked in mental health for 25 years and is the Chief Executive of city wide charity Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, which provides out of hours support to people in acute mental health crisis. Fiona is a marathon runner and member of Kirkstall Harriers running club. She lives very near the school, on De Lacy Mount, with her partner and cats.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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