Governance

Local Governing Committee

Susan Van Hout (Chair)
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 21.07.2021
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 20.07.2025
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A
Contact: chair@fog.hslt.academy
Address: Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School, York, YO30 1AG

Rev. Trevor Gant
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 01.12.2016
Appointed By: Diocese of York (ex-officio)
End of Term: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/4
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Rev. Andrew Foster
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 26.05.2018
Appointed By: York Methodist Circuit (ex-officio)
End of Term: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Gillian Chapman
Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: 20.07.2020
Appointed By: Staff Election
End of Term: 19.07.2024
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/4
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Stephen Popplewell (Vice Chair)
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 17.06.2019
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 17.06.2023
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/4
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Hannah Smithson – Headteacher
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 25.04.2022
Appointed By: Ex-officio
End of Term: 
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: N/A
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Campbell Robertson
Trust-appointed Governor

Date of Appointment: 11.03.2020
Appointed By: Trust
End of Term: 10.03.2024
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 4/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: Educational Author (From April 1993)
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Trust-appointed Governor – Vacancy

Parent Governor – Vacancy

Parent Governor – Vacancy

Governor attendances are updated once a term
To become a Governor, please contact the school – hello@fog.hslt.academy or apply here

Further Information

Governance Support Officer – Provided though CYC governance service
Trust Governance Advisor – jess.swarbrick@york.gov.uk

For further information, including Governance documents, please visit our Trust website

What does the Local Governing Committee do?

Local governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the local academy
ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term. If you are interested in governance please contact the school.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible. The Local Governing Committee is constituted in the following way:

Headteacher – ex-officio by nature of their position
Staff Governor – elected by staff members
Parent Governor x 2 – elected by parent/carers in the academy
Trust Appointed Governor x 5 – appointed by the Board of Trustees
Foundation Governor x 2 – appointed by the Diocese of York and the Methodist Church

Multi-Academy Trust Governance

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT.

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

Dates of LGC meetings for 2021/22

Wed 29.9.21
Wed 1.12.21
Wed 26.1.22
Wed 23.3.22
Wed 8.6.22
Wed 13.7.22

All meetings are currently being held virtually

Former Governors within the past 12 months

Allyson Buckton
Headteacher – Ex-officio
Resigned: Dec 2021

Date of Appointment: 01.01.2014
Appointed By: Ex-officio
End of Term: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 5/5
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 2/2
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/Educational institutions: N/A

Complaints

The number of complaints registered during the preceding academic year was 0.

For details of our complaints policy, please see our Policies page