Governing Body

The Fells Federation Governing Body consists of 11 governors

  • one local authority governor
  • two Foundation governors (one of which is ex-officio the Principal Officiating Minister of the ecclesiastical parish of Coniston and Torver)
  • one staff governors
  • two parent governors
  • Head Teacher John Ruskin School
  • Head of School Coniston Primary School
  • three co-opted governors

The term of office for all categories of governors is four years.

Current Governing Body members

Local Authority governor – Joyce Hallam
Foundation governor – Brian Streeter
Foundation governor – Helen Hoyle
Staff governor – Ian Walker
Parent governor – Paul Dyson
Parent governor – vacancy
Head Teacher John Ruskin School – Peter Blackburn
Head of School Coniston Primary School – Danielle Fitzsimons
Co-opted governor – Karen Birch
Co-opted governor – Charlotte Crisp
Co-opted governor – Helen Glaister

Chair of Governors – Paul Dyson
Vice Chair of Governors – Joyce Hallam

Safeguarding governor – Karen Birch

The Full Governing Body meets four times a year.
Three committees meet throughout the year too.

Finance & Resources committee

Rev. Brian Streeter – Chair
Peter Blackburn
Paul Dyson
Charlotte Crisp

John Ruskin School Curriculum & Standards

Paul Dyson – Chair
Joyce Hallam
Ian Walker
Peter Blackburn
Karen Birch
Helen Glaister

Coniston Primary School Curriculum & Standards

Joyce Hallam – Chair
Peter Blackburn
Danielle Fitzsimons
Helen Hoyle

The Fells Federation

Governing Body – Declaration of Interest – Year 2020/2021

Term of Office Position Declaration of Interest
Name Category Commenced Ends Position Appointed Declaration Date
Adrianne Mellor Associate Member 17.01.2019 16.01.2023 None declared. 01.04.2021
Brian Streeter Foundation 17.01.2019 16.01.2023 Director of Rapport Ltd.
Helen Glaister Co-opted 01.10.2019 30.09.2024 None declared. 29.03.2021
Ian Walker Staff 17.01.2019 16.01.2023 None declared.
Joyce Hallam Local Authority 09.09.2019 08.09.2023 Vice chair 20.08.2020 None declared. 27.03.2021
Paul Dyson Parent 17.01.2019 16.01.2023 Chair 20.08.2020 Wife employed by JRS.
Peter Blackburn Head Teacher ongoing Wife employed at CPS. 26.03.2021
Karen Birch Co-opted 20.02.2019 19.03.2023 None declared. 26.03.2021
Charlotte Crisp Co-opted 01.10.2020 30.09.2020 None declared. 31.03.2021
Danielle Fitzsimons Head of School ongoing None declared. 01.04.2021

Full Governing Body Attendance – Year 2020/2021

20.08.20 01.10.20 07.12.20 24.03.2021 07.07.2021
Adrianne Mellor P AP AP P
Brian Streeter P P P P
Helen Glaister P P P
Ian Walker P P P P
Joyce Hallam P P P P
Paul Dyson P P P P
Peter Blackburn P P P P
Karen Birch AP P P P
Charlotte Crisp P P P
Danielle Fitzsimons P P P P

Legend: A absent, AP apologies sent, R resigned, P present, TE term of office ended.

The Fells Federation

Governing Body – Declaration of Interest – Year 2019/2020

Term of Office Position Declaration of Interest
Name Category Commenced Ends Position Appointed Declaration Date
Joyce Hallam Local Authority 09.09.2019 08.09.2023 Vice chair 20.08.2020 None declared. 14.09.2019
Adrianne Mellor Staff 17.01.2019 16.01.2023 None declared. 14.10.2019
Brian Streeter Foundation 17.01.2019 16.01.2023 Director of Rapport Ltd. 09.09.2019
Ian Walker Staff 17.01.2019 16.01.2023 None declared. 08.09.2019
Paul Dyson Parent 17.01.2019 16.01.2023 Chair 20.08.2020 Wife employed by JRS. 14.10.2019
Karen Birch Co-opted 20.02.2019 19.03.2023 None declared. 18.09.2019
Peter Blackburn Head Teacher ongoing Wife employed at CPS. 09.09.2019
Danielle Fitzsimons Head of School ongoing None declared. 08.09.2019
Adrian Thompson Parent 17.01.2019 15.01.2020 None declared. 14.10.2019
Heather Troughton Co-opted 17.01.2019 25.03.2020 None declared. 14.10.2019
Peter Fox Foundation 26.09.2018 15.03.2020 None declared. 09.09.2019

Full Governing Body Attendance – Year 2019/2020

9.9.2019 14.10.2019 29.10.2019 15.01.2020 19.05.2020 04.06.2020
Joyce Hallam AP P P P P P
Adrianne Mellor AP AP P P P P
Brian Streeter P P P AP P P
Ian Walker P AP P P P P
Paul Dyson P P P P P P
Karen Birch P P P P P P
Peter Blackburn P AP P P P P
Danielle Fitzsimons P P P P P P
Adrian Thompson AP P A R
Heather Troughton AP P AP P R
Peter Fox P P P P P P

Legend: A absent, AP apologies sent, R resigned, P present, TE term of office ended.