Trustees

Chair of Trustees
Chair of Education and Standards
Chair of Finance & Pay
Clerk to the Trustees

Maggie Robson
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Mrs Janet Grindrod

Trustees and the clerk can be contacted via clerk@qegs.cumbria.sch.uk

Trustee
Profession
Current Term
Category of Trustee
Committee
Responsibilities
Maggie Robson
Retired Headteacher
09/12/2022- 09/12/2026
Appointed by Members
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Mr David Marchant
Headteacher
Staff
Education & Standards
Finance & Pay
Whole School
Neil Ruddick
Retired Police Inspector
03/03/2022 – 03/03/2026
Parent
Education & Standards
H&S
Sarah McGrath
Headteacher
15/02/2023 – 15/02/2027
Elected by Parents
Owen Price-Jones
Teacher
13/03/2023 – 13/03/2027
Elected by Teachers
Chris Pyle
Headteacher
09/12/2022 – 09/12/2026
Appointed by Members
Sixth Form
Mark Pannone
Business Consultant
05/01/2023 – 09/12/2026
Appointed by Members
Safeguarding
Mrs Janet Grindrod
Clerk to the Trustees
Education & Standards
Finance & Pay
Staffing Committee
Staff Appeals
Pupil Discipline Committee
Risk Review Group
Prepares and circulates all meeting papers including agendas and minutes.
Advises the GB on procedural matters.
Advises on changes in Governance.
David Sargent
Retired Trustee
09/12/2022 – 31/10/2023
Nick Page
Retired Trustee
09/12/2022 – 31/10/2023
Miss Rachael McMann
Retired Clerk to the Trustees
20/04/2015 – 31/05/2023
Charles Hansford
Retired Governor
23/10/2008 –
09/12/2022
Joanne Mills
Retired Governor
11/05/2015 –
09/12/2022
Tine Boving-Foster
Retired Governor
11/05/2015 –
09/12/2022
Justin Ray
Retired Governor
12/11/2018 –
09/12/2022
Martyn Worrall
Retired Governor
22/11/2018 –
09/12/2022
Glenn Miller
Retired Governor
24/06/2019 –
09/12/2022
Mr Michael Bauer
Retired Governor
01/09/2017 –
08/07/2022
Mrs Karen Rae
Retired Governor
20/03/2014 –
03/03/2022
Mr Paul Airey
Retired Governor
12/11/2018 –
12/11/2022
Mr Alastair Worth
Retired Governor
15/09/2016 – 25/11/2022
Dr Jean Jenkins
Retired Governor
01/09/2019 – 29/11/2022
Paul Buckland
Retired Governor
01/09/2015 –
31/08/2022
What Do Trustees Do
1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos & strategic direction.
2. Hold the Headmaster and Senior Management Team to account for the educational performance of the school and its students.
3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
Within QEGS we achieve this through half termly meetings of Full Trustees and its two sub-committees which deal in detail with the two main aspects of the governing body’s work. Each governor also acts a link between a specific department and the governing body.
Our Committees
Education and Standards
1. To monitor and review achievment, progress and attainment of students and groups of students at all levels.
2. To keep under review the school’s cuuriculum and ensure it complies with statutory obligations and is consistent with the aims and ethos of the school.
3. To ensure the highest possible standards of safety and well-being for all students and staff.
4. Ensure Special Educational Needs of pupils are identified and adequately resourced by reviewing and monitoring.
5. To consider and keep under review the school’s pastoral care and Behaviour Policy.
6. To monitor and review the quality of the learning and the quality of the teaching of the curriculum.
7. Enusre all Pupils’ Records are being correctly maintained and secured and ensure pupils’ welfare, discipline and attendance are adequately managed by reviewing and monitoring.
8. To comment on, help prepare and monitor the relevant sections of the Quality Improvement Plan and ensure that requirements for capital expenditure, staffing and other resources, necessary to deliver the above, are referred to the Finance and Pay Subcommittee or the Full Governing Body for consideration.
9. Ensure the effective Human Resource management of the teaching staff by reviewing and monitoring and report on this to the Governing Body at least once a year.
10. Ensure that pupil related Appeals and Complaints are adequately dealt with by the school monitoring and reviewing.
11. To review and monitor the impact of those policies as indicated on the Governors’ Annual Plan.
12. Receive Link Trustee reports and review quality of learning.
Finance & Pay (inclusive of buildings and maintenance)
Subject to applicable statutory requirements, the committee is authorised:
1. To carry out duties as set out in the Academy’s Financial Handbook.
2. To ensure prudent management of all aspects of academy finances.
3. To produce & manage a three year rolling finance plan & budget in association with the Head of Finance & Head Teacher.
4. To maintain the pay policy and review this on an annual basis.
5. To approve any salary increase for the Head following recommendations from the Headteachers Performance Review Group .
6. To receive an annual report from the Headteacher regarding the pay implications of the annual staff review process.
7 To ensure that the School Improvement Plan includes all aspects of capital expenditure, staffing and other resources, in association with the Education & Standards Committee or the full Governing Body for consideration.
8. To ensure that the academy estate provides an environment consistent with the educational aims of the establishment.
9. To ensure effective management of Human Resources associated with the above.
10. To carry out the role of the Audit Committee.
11. To ensure effective management of Health and Safety throughout the school.
Risk and Audit Committee
Subject to applicable statutory requirements, the committee is authorised to:
  1. review the external auditor’s plan each year
  2. review the annual report and accounts
  3. review the auditor’s findings and actions taken by the trust’s managers in response to those findings
  4. assess the effectiveness and resources of the external auditor to provide a basis for decisions by the trust’s members about the auditor’s reappointment or dismissal or retendering. Considerations may include:
    1. the auditor’s sector expertise
    2. their understanding of the trust and its activities
    3. whether the audit process allows issues to be raised on a timely basis at the appropriate level
    4. the quality of auditor comments and recommendations in relation to key areas
    5. the personal authority, knowledge and integrity of the audit partners and their staff to interact effectively with, and robustly challenge, the trust’s managers
    6. the auditor’s use of technology
  5. produce an annual report of the committee’s conclusions to advise the board of trustees and members, including recommendations on the reappointment or dismissal or retendering of the external auditor, and their remuneration.
You can contact any of our Trustees via the Clerk to the Trustees at:
clerk@qegs.cumbria.sch.uk
or by post to:
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith, CA11 7EG
Full Trustees Minutes
Education and Standards
Finance and Pay
Risk and Audit