A report of the Head of Commissioning and Resources was presented regarding vacancies for Local Authority appointed School Governors that had arisen as a result of resignations, the expiry of terms of office or the removal of Governors due to non-attendance and any vacancies deferred from previous meetings of the Corporate Affairs Committee.
It was noted that there were currently 13 vacancies out of a total of 142 Governorships for Local Authority representatives, which equated to 9.15%. The nominations received for such vacancies were outlined in Appendix 1 of the report submitted and a further update was tabled at the meeting.
Members were informed that new School Governance Regulations would come into force on 1 September 2012. The new regulations were much less prescriptive than the 2007 regulations, allowing Governing Bodies greater flexibility to alter their size and composition. In future, Governing Bodies would only have to have a minimum of one Local Authority Governor and could set any eligibility criteria they wished. Corporate Affairs Committee would continue to nominate governors, but individual Governing Bodies would decide whether or not to appoint from those nominations.
It was also highlighted that several Middlesbrough schools were considering applying for academy status. Any school changing to academy status would have to reconstitute its Governing Body and the new School Governance Regulations would apply.
A report on the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 would be presented to the next meeting of the Corporate Affairs Committee.
ORDERED as follows:-
1. That the following appointments be approved for a four-year term of office:
Acklam Whin Primary - Mr B Emmerson (wef 31.8.12)
Ayresome Primary - Miss Gascoigne-Owen (wef 22.6.12)
Caldicotes Primary - Councillor Rooney (wef 31.8.12)
Corpus Christi RC Primary - Councillor P Purvis (wef 5.10.12)
Easterside Primary - Mr L Barnbrook (wef 31.8.12)
Hemlington Hall Primary - Mr C Martin (wef 22.6.12)
Kader Primary - Councillor Arundale (wef 22.6.12)
Linthorpe Primary - Councillor Bloundele (wef 31.12.12)
Marton Manor Primary - Councillor Budd (wef 13.11.12)
Newport Primary - Rev M Plant (wef 31.8.12)
St Josephs RC Primary - Mr J Whittingham (wef 31.8.12)
St Thomas More RC Primary - Councillor Budd (wef 31.8.12)
The Avenue Primary - Mr A Cockerill (wef 31.8.12)
Thorntree Primary - Mrs Cameron-Hall (wef 22.6.12), Councillor G Purvis (wef 31.8.12)
Whinney Banks Primary - Mrs L Green (wef 26.8.12), Councillor B Taylor (wef 26.8.12)
Acklam Grange School - Mrs S Bates (wef 23.9.12), Mr T Robinson (wef 22.6.12)
Prince Bishop School - Councillor M Carr (wef 5.10.12)