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Lowther Endowed School

Achieving, Caring, Enjoying

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governance page

 

We are proud to be an Endowed School within the Lowther Estate.  The governance of our school is under the Lowther School and Exhibition Endowment (the Endowment) which is a charity (No: 526917) set up to support the school in its maintenance and upkeep as well as providing grants and financial support.  The Endowment appoints the majority of the governors at our school.

 

Our Governing Body is made up of:

 

2 Parent Governors (elected by parents/carers of pupils registered at the school at time of appointment)

1 LA Governor (appointed by the Local Authority)

2 Staff Governors (elected by staff of the school)

8 Foundation Governors (appointed by Lowther School and Exhibition Endowment)

1 co-opted Governor (elected by the Governing Body)

Headteacher who holds an Ex Officio role

 

Our Governing Body is chaired by Cecilia Emery and the Vice Chair is Alice Vince.

 

We have two subcommittees:

 

  • Finance, Health & Safety and Premises sub-committee – Chaired by Cecilia Emery

         John Banks, Kieran Barr, Simon Cooper, Cecilia Emery, Stephen Tudway

 

  • Curriculum and Staffing sub-committee – Chaired by Alice Vince

          Emma Capstick, Cecilia Emery, Christine Strong, Alice Vince

Our Headteacher, Carla Weild attends all meetings

 

 

The Governing Body acts in the best interests of children to:

 

  • Set the ethos of the school and provide strategic direction
  • Support and hold to account the leaders of the school for the performance of the school and for the well-being of staff and pupils
  • Ensure its money and resources are allocated appropriately
  • Ensure that the voices of stakeholders, particularly pupils, parents and staff are heard

 

Further detail about the work of the Full Governing Body and the sub-committees are set out in the documents below.

We currently have vacancies for:

1 x Parent Governor

1 x Local Authority Governor

2 x Foundation Governor

 

Our Clerk to Governors is Emma Daley:  emma.daley@lowther.cumbria.sch.uk  All contact with governors or the Governing Body is via the Clerk.

 

 

Our Governors

Governor Name & link rolesAppointed byTerm of OfficeTerm of Office start dateBusiness and Pecuniary interestsAttendance at meetings 2022-23Attendance at meetings 2023-24

John Banks

Finance

Co-opted by

The Governing Body

4 years

3 April 2021

 

None

 

 

7/7

 

3/3

Kieran Barr

Foundation

4 years

15 March 2021

Employed at Westmorland & Furness Council

 

10/10

 

3/3

Emma Capstick

Early Years

Parents

4 years

21 March 2021

Teacher at Temple Sowerby School

 

7/7

 

3/3

Simon Cooper

Pupil Premium

Secondary transition

Foundation

4 years

3 April 2021

 

Teacher at Ullswater Community College

 

5/5

 

3/3

Cecilia Emery

(Chair)

Health & Safety

Finance

Foundation

4 years

20 September 2022

Governor at RESPECT Schools

Self Employed Educational Consultant

 

9/10

 

4/4

Christine Strong

Online Safety

Foundation

4 years

9 April 2022

None

5/7

2/3

Stephen Tudway

Well-being

Website

Foundation

4 years

2 February 2023

Priest in Charge

North Westmorland Churches

Governor at Bolton School, Crosby Ravensworth School, Morland School and Ullswater Community College.

 

 

2/3

 

 

3/3

Ruth Tupling

Safeguarding, Prevent

Attendance

Foundation

4 years

3 April 2021

 

Secretary, Great Strickland Parish Council

 

5/7

 

1/3

Alice Vince

(Vice Chair)

SEND

Foundation

4 years

1 October 2020

 

None

 

 

6/7

 

3/3

Carla Weild

(Headteacher)

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

 

None

 

 

10/10

 

4/4

Christine ByrneStaff4 years23 April 2024 NA 
Laura ThwaitesStaff4 years23 April 2024 NA 
Zoe Calwayresigned 31st August 20237/7n/a

 

Governing Body Meetings 2023-2024

 

Full Governing Body

12th September 2023

16th January 2024

21st May 2024

9th July 2024

 

Finance, Health & Safety and Premises

10th October 2023

12th March 2024

14th May 2024

 

Curriculum and Staffing

14th November 2023

23rd April 2024

11th June 2024

 

We may also schedule additional meetings if we need to.

 

Copies of agendas, signed minutes and non-confidential papers considered at our meetings are available by contacting the Clerk to Governors by email on Emma.daley@lowther.cumbria.sch.uk

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