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Join The Governing Body

We welcome expressions of interest from individuals who would wish to join the governing body and these will be taken into consideration when a vacancy arises.

There are skills-based eligibility criteria for appointed governors which require that any newly appointed governor has in the opinion of the person/s making the appointment ‘the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school/academy’. This could include specific skills such as an ability to understand data or finances as well as more general capabilities.

This criteria is in place to ensure that all governing bodies understand the importance of appointing persons with the necessary skills to improve the overall effectiveness of the governing body.

The eligibility criteria for elected parent governors and staff governors remain the same, but the Governing Body will make clear when a vacancy becomes available the skills they are looking for to inform the electorate.

Statement of Pecuniary Interest

In accordance with best practice and the Academies Financial Handbook, Green Lane Primary Academy collects the business and pecuniary interests of all directors and senior staff.

Governors and staff should declare any links they have with local firms from which the school may wish to buy goods or services. It is important for anyone involved in spending public money to demonstrate that they do not benefit personally from decisions that they make.

There is a requirement on any person who is present at a meeting of the academy board to declare a pecuniary interest direct or indirect. This relates to any contract, proposed contract or other matter that is being considered. The person must disclose the fact as soon as is practical at the meeting and take no part in the consideration or discussion of the contract or matter concerned. In addition, the person cannot vote on any question with respect to the contract or matter.

Please click here to see Green Lane Primary Academy’s Governing Body declared business / pecuniary interests.

This webpage will be updated at least annually or as such time as an interest is declared or an existing interest changes.

Jane Thackstone, senior leader of Green Lane Primary Academy, is a Trustee of Our Children 1st Multi Academy Trust.


Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.