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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

Our governing body is currently undergoing some reorganisation with new members currently being recruited.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Our Purpose
 

The purpose of having a governing body is to:

  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
  • keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff
  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.
     

Our Governing Body


All schools have a governing body which is generally composed of people from four different groups:
1) The school staff
2) The Local Authority
3) Parents
4) The Local Community
Each governor is chosen by the group they represent. 

Working together, governors support the school, particularly in making key decisions about its overall vision for children’s education.  As a group, we never lose sight of the school’s most important people: the children.  We want the best for them trying always to keep what will improve their future life chances at the front of our thinking.  In the sections below, you can find a brief description of why each volunteer wanted to be a school governor. 

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Dave Hill and Vice chair of governors Jackie Smith. They can be contacted through the school office.


How we work with the school.

 

Individual governors have specific links with areas of the school’s work and its priorities for improvement. Governors also help to appoint the school’s staff. 

 

Link Governors.

English - Dave Hill

Maths- Catherine Bostock

Complaints Governor-Dave Hill

Safeguarding-Jackie Smith

SEND and Pupil Premium- Jackie Smith

Science- Scott Ufton

Health and Safety- Scott Ufton

Foundation subjects including RE- David Alderson

Foundation Stage- Jackie Smith

Pupils Personal Welfare and Development- Including attendance-Jackie Smith

ICT- Dave Alderson

Parent Partnership- Amanda Allen and Catherine Bostock

 

Full governing body meeting, which is held each term, is the most formal of our meetings.  The Chair of Governors manages these meetings. These meetings are used to help to shape the school’s overall vision and its goals for improvement; it also supports all aspects of curriculum policy.

 

Business Committee oversees the school’s budget with a focus on getting value for money for the services provided for pupils and whose work focuses on the school’s pupils and its staff, including matters of health, safety and welfare. The committee is chaired by

Committee members:

Dave Hill

Jackie Smith

David Alderson

Claire Greasby

Catherine Bostock

 

Strategic Committee helps to shape the school’s overall vision and its goals for improvement; it also supports all aspects of curriculum policy.  The committee is chaired by

Committee Members:

Dave Hill

Jackie Smith

Scott Ufton

Chris Blackburn

Laura Lord

Catherine Bostock

David Alderson

 

Parent Governors.

 

Mrs Bostock- Parent Governor.

Current Term of Office -20.4.16-20.4.20
Register of interests and other positions held - None
Committees -Strategic development

 

Vacancy - Parent Governor.

Current Term of Office -
Register of interests and other positions held -
Committees-

 

Parents, including carers, of pupils are eligible to stand for election as governors. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school.

 

Co-opted Governors.

We currently have 3 vacancies for co-opted members.

 

Dave Hill- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office - 14.7.15 - 13.7.19
Register of interests and other positions held - Governor at Hall Park Academy
Committees Business

 

David Alderson- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office- 20.9.16-20.9.20

Committees Strategic

 

Scott Ufton - Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office -20.4.16-20.4.20
Register of interests and other positions held - Partner of an employee Mrs Ufton /Governor at Hall Park Academy.
Committees- Strategic

 

Jackie Smith- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office -20.4.16-20.4.20
Register of interests and other positions held - Parent of an employee Rebecca (Becky) Charlton
Committees -Strategic

 

Vacancy 1 - Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office - Pending (awaiting next FGB meeting)
Register of interests and other positions held - None
Committees -Strategic

 

 

Vacancy 2- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office -
Register of interests and other positions held - None
Committees

 

Vacancy 3- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office -
Register of interests and other positions held - None
Committees

 

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body to represent community interests. They can be individuals who

  • live or work in the community served by the school

  • are committed to the good governance and success of the school even though they do not work or live close to it.

The definition of a co-opted governor is wide.  People from a business or professional background and minor authority representatives can be appointed as co-opted governors

Local Authority Governors.

Vacancy

 

Vacancy- Local Authority Governor

Current Term of Office -
Register of interests and other positions held -
Committees

 

LAs are encouraged to appoint high-calibre governors to schools and to appoint candidates irrespective of any political affiliation or preference. Authorities may appoint minor authority representatives, e.g. district and parish councillors, as authority governors.

Staff Governors

The head teacher is a staff governor by virtue of their office. Other staff, both teaching and support, may become governors as long as they are paid (volunteers do not qualify). Staff governors are elected by the school staff.

 

Staff Governor- Emma McGrenaghan (Headteacher)

Register of interests and other positions held: Cousin to owner of Riverside Tree services.

 

Staff Governor- Laura Lord

Term of Office 23.1.17-23.1.21

Register of interests and other positions held:None

Associate Governors

Chris Blackburn and Claire Greasby are our associate governor members.

 

Associate members are appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience.

 

Associate Governor- Chris Blackburn

Register of interests and other positions held: None

Term of Office: 5.5.15-5.5.19

 

Associate Governor- Claire Greasby

Register of interests and other positions held: None

Term of Office: 17.11.15-17.11.20

Governors action plan and monitoring timetable

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