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
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.
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.
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|
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