The North Cottesloe Primary School Board’s role is to provide strategic guidance and monitoring of the school’s performance. It supports the school in increasing effective autonomy and flexibility to further improve the quality of the whole school program. The Board is integral in formulating and managing the school’s Business Plan and related budget, review of student performance and matters of school policy.
Members are elected for a maximum of 3 years and are elected from the staff, parent body, community and local business. The School Board operates separately to the P&C. The School Board meets at least twice a term. Additional meetings may be called as required. Meeting dates are advertised in the Term Planner and School Newsletter.
The School Board:
- takes part in establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions;
- takes part in the planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund those objectives, priorities and directions;
- takes part in evaluating the school’s performance in achieving them; and
- takes part in formulating codes of conduct for students at the school;
- determines, in consultation with students, their parents and staff, a dress code for students when they are attending or representing the school;
- promotes the school in the community;
- approves charges and contributions for the provision of certain materials, services and facilities
- approves extra cost optional components of educational programs;
- approves items to be supplied by a student for use in an educational program; and
- approves any agreements or arrangements for advertising or sponsorship in relation to the school;
- provides advice to the principal of the school on a general policy concerning the use of prayers, songs and material based on religious, spiritual or moral values in a school activity as part of religious education; and
- provides advice on the implementation of special religious education under section 69(2) of the School Education Act;
- with the approval of the Minister or the Director General, as the Minister’s delegate, take part in the selection of, but not the appointment of, the school principal or any other member of the teaching staff.
The Board doesn’t:
- have a role in day-to-day school management. This is the responsibility of the Principal and involves educational leadership, and the effective day-to-day administration, supervision, control of the school and its staff.
- discuss individual issues relating to teachers, staff or parents – these are management roles and therefore the responsibility of the Principal
- represent specific interest groups or permit special interests to dominate the agenda of the Board
- intervene in the educational instruction of students
- performance manage the Principal or any other staff member.
Board Chair - TBC
Jenn Allsop - Principal
A school leader for seventeen years, across three schools, I am a passionate advocate for all students in my care. I leave Sutherland Dianella Primary School after seven years, to lead North Cottesloe Primary School.
I believe in evidence based teaching and learning and consistent, connected, whole school practice. I am committed to the North Cottesloe Primary School community and its narrative and I will provide strong and stable leadership going forward.
Stuart Buckland - Parent
Stuart Buckland is a consultant in technical projects, asset governance and business process development. Following a career as an RAAF officer, his corporate background has included project management, communications technology and systems engineering. Stuart’s children have attended the school since pre-primary and are now in Year 3 and Year 5.
Sally Ercleve - Parent
Sally Ercleve a medical specialist with 20 years’ experience of working in the public hospital setting. Her 4 children have attended NCPS over the last 10 years, with the youngest remaining who is in Year 5.
John Livingston - Parent
John Livingston's children have attended NCPS over a number of years, with the youngest remaining who is in Year 4.
Stuart Owen - Parent
Stuart Owen is a Director at Macquarie Capital and has 20 years of finance, corporate, legal and commercial experience. Stuart's youngest child attends the school in Year 2.
Julie Pieyre - Staff
Christiana Paterson - Staff
Christiana Paterson has worked as a Year 1/2 teacher at North Cottesloe since 2018. It was during that year she led the literacy committee and upgraded the junior primary reading resources. Since then, she has helped to lead other initiatives including the Brightpath Writing Ruler and Seesaw.
Amy Maynard - Staff