George Pindar School @georgepindarschHere are the Maths Stars of the Week for last week - well done everyone! #ProudtobePindar #TeamMaths #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/WWQiOQbdgj23 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @S6F: We will be attending the Careers Fair to answer any questions about starting college in September. https://t.co/1iQeyWOOFc1 day ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @DerwentTraining: We're excited to be attending our first Careers Event in 14 months tomorrow. We can't wait to meet the students at @…1 day ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @RLSSUK: Every year too many young people are losing their life because they aren’t aware of the dangers associated with cold, open wate…1 day ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschWe have been asked by @educationgovuk to share this post from the Secretary of State for education. We would be so grateful to all families if you could test for COVID twice a week and report results to the NHS and tests@gps.hlt.academy https://t.co/n64HobVSFq1 day ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschCalling all Year 11s! We haven't finished with you yet! Our summer careers fair with local education providers & employers is in school on Tuesday 22nd June from 10am. Please enter school via the leisure centre. See you there! #ProudToBePindar #RaisingAspirations #NextSteps https://t.co/QRnQdhMMRQ2 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschWe are so proud of the 'Generations of Hope' #NCS team who supported St Cecila's nursing home, pulling together donations independently to provide afternoon tea for the residents. What an incredible achievement! #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/01WXev8e9R2 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschThe final totals are in! Our Y11s definitely combined fun with fundraising during their #NCS experience! £963 of hard cash raised & £100s more donated goods! Well done to everyone & a huge thank you to all those who organised, staffed and supported our events #ProudToBePindar https://t.co/3BR4Vt8VIG2 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschIt's @samlearning Super Sunday at George Pindar School! Here are this week's leaderboards. Remember that completing two activities per subject per week is proven to make a difference to your GCSE grade. Go for it #TeamPindar! #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/Vnq2voPAYz2 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @NYBEP: Huge thank you to @AngloAmericanUK #NYCoast for supporting @georgepindarsch young people with a donation to support their #socia4 days ago

GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

Governance

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.

Local Governing Committee

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope 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.

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.

For the 2020 – 21 academic year, the meeting dates are: 

  • 29 September 2020 
  • 1 December 2020 
  • 26 January 2021
  • 20 April 2021
  • 15 June 2021

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  Governors – appointed by the Board of Trustees
Foundation Governors – appointed by the Diocese of York (Church Schools ONLY}

George Pindar School and the Governors are committed to the Safeguarding and protection of our students. All Governors must to submit to a Criminal Records Bureau check. There is also mandatory training which includes Child Protection awareness, Safeguarding & promoting child welfare and safer recruitment training.

For more information about governance within the Hope Learning Trust, please click here

Further information

Vacancies on the LGC occur from time to time. Anyone who would wish to be considered for appointment is invited to complete a Standard Form and skills matrix and return it to the Clerk to the Governing body.

Any voluntary body who may be interested in nominating a co-opted member of the Governing body is also invited to write accordingly to the Clerk to the LGC setting out details of the body and the reasons for their interest.

Documents available from the Clerk to the Local Governing Committee:
  • Job Description for Governors
  • Person Specification for Governors
  • Skills matrix
  • Register of Interests Form
  • Guidance on Completion of Register of Interests Form
  • Appointment of Governors and Related Issues.
  • Standard Form to be completed by Persons Interested in Appointment

Clerk to the LGC – Jess Swarbrick

If you wish to contact the LGC please write or email:

Clerk of the Local Governing Committee
George Pindar School
Moor Lane
Eastfield
Scarborough
YO11 3LW

Email: jess.swarbrick@york.gov.uk

If you wish to contact the Chair of the LGC please write or email:
Chair of the Local Governing Committee
George Pindar School
Moor Lane
Eastfield
Scarborough
YO11 3LW

Email: chair@gps.hlt.academy 

To read the Scheme Of Delegation, follow the link below:

HLTY MAT Matrix for Scheme of Delegation September 2019

If you are interested in becoming a governor within the Hope Learning Trust, you can  find out more here