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             Governors

As Governors, we are very proud of our school – it is clear to us that the pupils thrive here: they are safe, work hard and enjoy their learning. The teaching staff put in a huge number of hours preparing and delivering lessons, whilst giving the children the care and attention they need. The success and development of the pupils is clearly reflective of the staff’s drive, dedication and hard work.

We have an excellent mix of Governors comprising of elected parents, local authority representatives, community members, teachers and associate members. The Governors bring a wealth of knowledge covering a wide range of areas eg. finance, recruitment, health and safety, special education needs and pastoral support.

We volunteer our time and regularly meet at the school to not only support, but also challenge the Headteacher in our role as ‘critical friend’. We are the strategic managers of the school creating and reviewing school policies, targets and the direction of the school.

                                                                                         

Ms Sam Clarke - Chair of Governors

Year 4 Governor

Mrs Kully Richardson - Head Teacher    

         Ms Amber Rithalia - Vice Chair    

Year 2 Governor             

  Cllr John Illingworth - LA Governor       

Year 6 Governor      

             Appointed 20th May 2015 Appointed 01st September 2015 Appointed 18th October 2013 Appointed 05th September 2011
                                                    

Mr Adrian Lodge - Co-opted Governor

Year 5 Governor

Mr Seb McGowan - Co-opted Governor

Miss Hayley Wild - Staff Governor

Year 6 Teacher - Assistant Head

Mrs Tracy Catherall - Parent Governor

Year 3 Governor

Appointed 20th May 2015 Appointed 20th May 2015 Appointed 07th April 2015 Appointed 30th September 2015
                                                                                           

 Ms Hilary Mitchell - Parent Governor      

Year 1 Governor    

Ms Agnieszka Szymanowicz - LA Governor  

Early Years Governor

Mr Duncan Macgregor - Parent Governor  Mr Waseem Tahir - Parent Governor
Appointed 18th October 2013 Appointed 18th September 2015 Appointed 20th November 2017 Appointed 20th November 2017 
                                                                                                           

                                                  

                                            

Ms Christine Dent - Associate Member

Office Manager

Mr Alan Phillips - Associate Member

Site and Network Manager

                                                                                             
Appointed 20th May 2015 Appointed 20th May 2015

Strategic Governors Committee

This committee will meet when required to look at specific priorities on the school development plan. All governors would be a member of this committee.

 

Resources Committee (incorporating Pay Committee and Buildings)

Adrian Lodge, Sam Clarke, Seb McGowan, Hilary Mitchell, Agnieszka Szymanowicz and the Headteacher, along with Alan Phillips and Christine Dent (associate members) when needed.

 

Teaching and Learning Committee

John Illingworth, Amber Rithalia, Tracy Catherall, Headteacher and the staff governor.

 

Pupil Support Committee

Sam Clarke, Tracy Catherall and the Headteacher.

 

Pupil, Staff Disciplinary Committee

Any of the following: Sam Clarke, Adrian Lodge, Seb McGowan, John Illingworth.

 

Pay Appeals Committee

Amber Rithalia and Tracy Catherall.

Governor Responsibilities

Mrs Sam Clarke - Chair of Governors, Attendance, Safeguarding, Children Looked After, Complaints, Child Protection and Safeguarding, Performance Management, Training, SEND

Ms Amber Rithalia - Maths, Performance data, Pupil Premium, Training

Mr Adrian Lodge - English, Performance Management, Chair of Finance and Personnel.

Mr Sebastian McGowan - ICT, Health and Safety.

Cllr John Illingworth - Extended Schools.

Ms Tracy Catherall - PSHE and MindMate, PE and Sports Premium.

Ms Hilary Mitchell - Financial data.

Ms Agnieszka Szymanowicz -Equal Opportunities, Early Years Foundation Stage

Mr Alan Phillips - Health and Safety, IT.

 

 Link Governors

Our governors also have a link to a particular class in school:

Early Years Foundation Stage - Agnieszka Szymanowicz

Year 1 - Hilary Mitchell

Year 2 - Amber Rithalia

Year 3 – Tracy Catherall

Year 4 -  Sam Clarke

Year 5 - Adrian Lodge

Year 6 – Cllr John Illingworth

 

 

             
Governing Body Summary            
Category Seats Possible   Seats Approved   Vacancies  
             
Co-opted Representative 4   4   0  
Head Teacher 1   1   0  
LA Representative 1   1   0  
Parent Representative 5   5   0  
Staff Governor Representative 1   1   0  
Total 12   12   0  
Associated Members 2   2   0