This page allows you to find out about our Governing Body.
The Governing Body has three strategic core functions:
- ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils; and the performance management of staff;
- overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure that its money is well spent.
Whilst the Governing Body operates a circular model; we still operate a committee for Attendance; Pay and Health and Safety. We also have a governor who is solely responsible for Finance and reporting back to the FGB after meetings with the school bursar and headteacher.
Finance - Mr D Noble
Attendance - Mrs R Green; Mr M Pitts and the headteacher
Safeguarding - Mrs H McAdam
Pay - Mrs R Green; Mr M Latham and the headteacher
Health and Safety - Mr D Noble and the headteacher
Headteacher Performance Reviewers - Mrs R Green and Mr D Noble
The links below enable you to find out more information about our governors including their business and financial interests within school, roles in other schools and the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and committees. There is also an attendance chart for full governing body meetings this academic year.
Further Information about Governors
The Governing Body meets six times a year and operates in a circular model - agenda focus is decided at the start of each term and is linked to the time in the financial and academic year cycle.
Attendance at Full Governor Body Meetings - 2022- 23
|Governor||3.10.22||17.10.22||28.11.22||6.2.23||27.3.23||22.5.23 - BUDGET||19.6.23||17.7.23|
|Rev A Vaughan||P||P||P||P||A|
|H McAdam||N/A||P - observer||P||P||P|
|B Bond||N/A||P - observer||P||P||P|
p - present; a - apologies received; n - non attended.
Resignation received during academic year 2022-23:
Mr D Clark (3.10.22) - attendance at 3.10.22 meeting; no interests in school but local business owner.
Mrs K Johnston (20.1.23) - no attendance during 2022-23; no interests in school but local nursery owner that feeds the school.
New elections during academic year 2022-23 - Mrs H McAdam, Mrs B Bond and Ms D Wells.
A key role for any governor is monitoring. On a regular basis, governors formally monitor activities in school to ensure that the strategies, polices and decisions of the Governing Body are being implemented appropriately and to learn from this implementation. These monitoring activities change each year as they are linked to the school development plan and current actions in school. Each governor is also a link governor for certain subjects/areas.
Our clerk to the Governors is Mrs Sharon Kelly who can be contacted on 01522 681923 or Sharon.email@example.com
Governors are responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent. Here you can find a link to our 'schools financial benchmarking' page.
Our dedicated page on the schools financial benchmarking service
As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We collect diversity information from our Governors and, depending on current data, can use this to:
- target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
- develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation
- prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
- address potential 'blind spots' through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks.
However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body could be identifiable.
|Conflicts of Interest Policy.doc||Download|
|Governor Allowance Policy.doc||Download|
|Governor Welcome Pack.doc||Download|
|Scheme of Delegation.doc||Download|
|terms_of_reference for committees attendance.doc||Download|
|terms_of_reference for committees pay and personnel.doc||Download|
Rebecca Green - Chair of Governors
I started out as a parent Governor when my eldest daughter started school. I have had three children go through the school and all enjoyed their time here and the opportunities presented to them. I am currently a Co-Opted Governor and became Chair in 2023. I like to play an active role in school life and take great pleasure in seeing all the children's achievements.
In my private life, I have three children Beth, Ellie & Archie and I have one grandson Oakley. I work part time with my husband and we run the family business. We are agricultural contractors dealing mainly with the stored potato crop.
I have seen the school go through many changes over my years of involvement and I am proud of where we are now and our continued success in the future.
Martin Latham - Vice Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor
I am one of the Foundation Governors and volunteered to take on this role as I hope that my role in the village church and the fact that I have lived in the village for over 30 years will help to strengthen the links between the school and both the village community and the church community.
I fully support the vision of the school regarding the importance of a broad development of all the children not just in terms of academic progress but also by trying to teach an understanding of the importance of how to be a member of a community. The school's set of Christian values underpins this.
I have no experience in children's education other than as a parent, both of my children spent time at St Michael's. I do have experience of working on governing bodies, however having been a member of the Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body for the past six years and currently as vice chair. In the past I have served as the clinical governance lead of West Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust in a role that involved the monitoring and raising of standards of clinical care using a variety of methods including clinical audit and educational forums. My main medical role was as a partner in the Birchwood Medical Practice where I worked for over thirty years eventually becoming senior partner before retiring from the practice in 2012. Throughout my medical career, I have been involved in the education of doctors entering general practice and I have also had some involvement with the training of medical students.
I am new in post since end of January 2019 but I am retiring from all my medical roles at the end of March and this then gives me the opportunity to make a contribution as a Governor that will hopefully be complimentary to the existing members. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the school better.
Revd Andrew Vaughan - Foundation Governor - ex-officio
I have been the Priest in Charge of the Swinderby Group since February 2017. From the moment I started I have been committed to seeing our village schools as places where our young people are enabled to flourish and grow. While it is only during the Autumn of 2021 that I joined the Governors of St Michael's, taking up my ex-officio roll, I have been a regular visitor to the school, taking part in assemblies and visiting all the classes.
I see our school as a place committed to the sense of flourishing, and am proud to take an active roll as we look to the future.
David Noble - Co-opted Governor
I had the pleasure of joining St Michael's as a parent governor in 2019. I am a father of two children, both who attend St Michael's, so I have a real interest in ensuring that the pupils excel and that the school supports this at every step of the way.
I work for a large American corporation and I have a degree in engineering and a masters in business but that doesn't stop me getting my hands dirty or getting into the detail!
I take a keen interest in the financials of the school and I am part of the Finance Committee but also like to support in anyway possible with the physical development of the school, buildings, classrooms and outside space.
Mr Matthew Pitts - Parent Governor
I have been parent Governor for the school since April 2022 and in that time have been able to see in more detail the day to day workings of the school and also some of the challenges that the staff face.
I have worked in Secondary schools in Lincoln for the last 15 years and worked in a variety of pastoral and curriculum roles and am currently the Head of Sixth Form of a school in the City. Both my children attend the school in Year 5 and in the Reception class.
In the free time that I am allowed I am a season ticket holder at Aston Villa and try and play golf with varying degrees of success.
Mrs Barbara Bond - Foundation Governor
Mrs Heidi McAdam - LA Governor
I have recently joined the Governing Body as the Local Authority Governor. I have an extensive background in safeguarding and problem solving, having worked within law enforcement for over 20 years. Having been involved in multi-agency partnership arrangements I have seen first hand how important it is that children feel safe and cared for.
My son has recently started at St Michaels and I can see already the positive influence the school environment and teaching staff have had on him. I am a busy mum to 4 boys and have 2 dogs in the mix, juggling full time work and other commitments. My husband is a mini rugby coach for Lincoln RFC where I also volunteer and help out where I can.
This is the first time I have been a Governor but I am looking forward learning all about the role, and to contributing as much as I can to the school.
Ms Denice Wells - Parent Governor