Governing Body

Governors' Information and Duties

"On Behalf of the Governing body, it is my pleasure to welcome you and your family to what we hope will be an educationally beneficial and happy time at Rossington Tornedale Infant School.
The Governors take their responsibilities very seriously, and work closely with the Head Teacher in making decisions about how this school can successfully meet its challenges and goals, and we ask for your support in our endeavours.  We believe that successful education is the result of a positive home/school partnership, and we assure you that at all times the decisions we make will reflect our aim of trying to meet the needs of all our pupils.
The Governors and staff look forward to working with you, to maintain and further develop the school's standards of achievement and high level of care given to each of our pupils."

Maggie Evans
Chair of the Tornedale Governing Body

School Governors are key to the running of the school, and meet termly to discuss important decisions for the school.  They also monitor the plan of what the school needs to do to continue to deliver high standards of teaching and learning.  The specific role of the Governing Body is:

  • To lead the strategic planning of all areas of the school's work.
  • To regularly monitor and review all school policies.
  • To consult with and receive reports from Committees.
  • To review and monitor the school's responsibilities in terms of the Every Child Matters Agenda.
  • To oversee the work of Governors and Committees.
  • To regularly undertake an audit of Governor skills, interests and expertise.
  • To approve Governors' responsibilities for subjects/classes/year groups/aspects of school life.

Members of the governing body

All members of the Governing Body can be contacted through the School Office. Tornedale is a community school and is run under the auspices of Doncaster Council. We no longer have a committee structure; the Governors meet twice each term. There are separate committees for Allegations Against Staff, Staff Discipline and Headteacher Performance Management; the members are appointed to these committees on an as and when required basis.
Name Position Term Responsibility Financial/ Business Interests Other Governing Bodies Served on
Maggie Evans Chair and Co-opted Governor 02/16-02/20 HT Performance Management & Pay, Staff Discipline, KS1, Assessment and Creative None None
Lisa Almunshi Headteacher 09/16-08/26 HT Performance, Management & Pay, Safeguarding, Looked After Children, Health and Safety, and Humanities None None
Ellen Troughton Co-opted Governor Science and SMSC None None
Jenny Purcell Vice Chair and LA Governor 09/16-08/20 HT Performance Management & Pay, Staff Discipline, Health and Well Being, Humanities and Finance None None
Keeley Brough Associate Governor FS, Safeguarding, Looked After Children, and Health and Safety None None
Jason Candy-Torn Co-opted Governor 02/16-01/20 SENCo and Outdoor Learning None Rossington Children's Centre
Ken Guest Co-opted Governor 01/18-01/22 None None
Sarah Green Parent Governor 12/18-12/22 Staff Discipline, SENCo and English None None
Nathan Langer Parent Governor 12/18-12/22 Maths and ICT Son of a HLTA at school None
Vacany Staff Governor
Nicola Taylor Vice Chair and Local Authority Governor 01/17-10/18 Maths, SMSC and Humanities None None
Claire Swift Former Co-opted Governor 02/16-01/17 Foundation Stage, Science and Humanities None None
Jane Pearson Former Local Authority Governor 05/16-12/16 None None
Tracey Hughes Former Headteacher 09/05-03/16 None None

Related Files

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Governors' Meeting Autumn 2018 Inspection Copy View Document