Lead governor roles and responsibilities

 RoleLead GovernorIncludes
1.Learner VoiceDavid Pierpoint
  • Working towards increased learner involvement in:
    • Governor monitoring
    • EGB discussion and decision-making 
  • Regular attendance at Student Council (School) and Learner Voice (College) meetings and reporting back to the EGB 





  • Monitoring all aspects of SEND provision
  • How St Piers makes good use of its SEND budget and resources
  • Progress of students across the range of SEND cohorts



Julia Coop




  • Child & Adult Protection and KCSIE
  • Staff conduct
  • Allegations of abuse against staff
  • Safeguarding systems
  • Online safety
  • DSL link: training & resources
  • Curriculum requirements re safeguarding
  • Safer recruitment and single central record
  • Children Missing in Education
  • Radicalisation and Prevent Duty
  • Looked After Children (safeguarding)



Careers, employability, progression


Vivien Hepworth

Takes a strategic interest in careers education and guidance and encourages employer engagement.


5Quality of education

Julia Coop



  • Curriculum monitoring - intent, implementation, and impact.
  • Review impact of the curriculum changes
  • Quality of teaching, staff appraisal and continuing professional development.
  • Attainment, including disadvantaged groups and underperforming groups, Looked After Children
  • Attendance, including Attendance Policy
  • Ongoing monitoring of School and College improvement priorities


Also, Chair Quality and Standards Subcommittee


6Governor training and developmentTamsin Jones and David Pierpoint
  • Take a leading role within the EGB for Governor training and development
  • Works closely with the Governance Manager



Parent engagement and voice


Karen Lettington



Takes a strategic lead in the EGB’s responsibility to ensure that St Piers has an effective strategy for engaging meaningfully with parents


8Staff wellbeing and workload

Amanda Riddle


  • Wellbeing and mental health of the St Piers Leadership Team and staff team more broadly
  • Staff workload
  • Staff survey – reporting back to the EGB


Links with Sarah Stookes and wider YE initiatives


9Residential provision

To be confirmed 

Julia Coop is Chair of the Residential Service Quality Committee 

  • Takes a strategic lead role in the connection between Education and Residential services
  • The effectiveness of the leadership, management and delivery of children’s and adult’s residential provision


10FinanceDavid Pierpoint

Takes a strategic lead role in the EGB’s financial oversight responsibilities, including funding and bursaries


Also, Chair of the Finance and Resources Subcommittee


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