TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE MORE
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Governors

So what precisely do we do?  We meet as a full governing body twice a term, with one meeting a year being a training session to help keep us up to date with new initiatives.  However, much of our business is then delegated to sub- committees.   We have a Strategic, Finance, Curriculum, Health and Safety, Performance Management and Disciplinary sub- committees, all of which meet regularly throughout the year.  Our main role is to develop the strategic framework within which the school operates and to help determine the character, aims, ethos and values of the school.  We govern by developing policies against which the school operates. 

A school functions best when the governing body, Head Teacher and staff work together as a team in pursuit of common values.  This doesn’t mean that governors just rubber stamp decisions made by the Head and staff.  Yes, the governors do support the school, but our relationship is one of “critical friend” so we also ask challenging questions to enable the school to improve.   We monitor and evaluate the work of the school, offering constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas and a second opinion on proposals.  We do not interfere in the day to day running of the school, or comment on the quality or methods employed by the teaching staff- that is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.

The fabric of the buildings and the school finances take up a lot of our time.  Most of the funding provided by the government comes directly to the school and we often have to make some tough decisions and prioritise our spending in order to achieve the best for our pupils.  There is never enough!

Governors’ work can be challenging and demanding at times but it is also very rewarding.  If you would like to know more, perhaps with a view to becoming a governor yourself then please don’t hesitate to contact any of the governors or the school directly.

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

Committees

Position

Business interests

Financial interests

Governance roles in other schools

Carol

Price

Headteacher

Board of Governors

April 2005 –

April 2020

Monitoring/Curriculum

Finance

Performance Management/

Pay 

Health & Safety

Strategic

 

 

None

None

None

Lesley

Birtwistle

Foundation

Governor

Diocese

Feb 2012 -

 

Monitoring/Curriculum

Performance Management/Pay

Strategic

Complaints

 

Chair

None

None

None

Frances Rogers

Staff

Staff

Sept 2016 –

Sept 2020

 

Monitoring/Curriculum

Complaints

 

 

 

None

None

None

Sarah

Griffiths

Parent

Governor

Parents

Jan 2017 –

Jan 2021

 

Monitoring/Curriculum

 

Vice-Chair

None

None

None

 

Carla

Harris-Marsh

 

 

Parent

Governor

Parents

May 2015-

May 2019

Strategic

 

Child protection safeguarding

 

None

None

None

 

Wendy

Jones

 

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Sept 2017 – Sept 2021

Monitoring/Curriculum

Finance

SEN

Governor

None

None

None

Marion

Mugglestone

   Foundation

    Governor

Diocese

Sept 2017 –

Sept 2021

 

 

Monitoring/Curriculum

Performance Management/pay

Health & Safety

Complaints

 

None

None

None

Alan Pearson

LA

Governor

 

Aug 2015 –Aug 2019

 

Health & Safety

Complaints

Child protection

Safeguarding

None

None

None

 

Christine Hammond

Community

Governor

Governing

Body

Jan 2017- Jan 2021

Monitoring/Curriculum

 

None

None

None

Andy

Wilson

Community

Governor

Governing

Body

Sept 2017- Sept 2021

 

Finance

Strategic

Complaints

 

None

None

None

 

Catherine

Picton

Parent

Parents

Nov 2015- Nov 2019

 

Monitoring/Curriculum

 

None

None

None

 

All governors have equal voting rights.

Meet the Governors

Meeting attendance 16/17

Meeting attendance 15/16

Meeting attendance 14/15