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Meet the Governors

School governors are the largest volunteer workforce nationally with over 300,000 school governors in England.

The governing body carries out its functions with the aim of taking a largely strategic role in the running of the school. This includes:

  • setting up a strategic framework for the school
  • setting aims and objectives for the school
  • agreeing policies and targets for achieving the objectives
  • reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress
  • ensuring accountability to stakeholders

School governors are members of their school's governing body which is a "corporate body". A corporate body has a legal identity that is separate from its members and as a result, individual governors are generally protected from personal liability as a result of the governing body's decisions and actions, provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith.

Individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the governing body except where the whole governing body has delegated a specific function to that individual or where regulations specify that a function is to be exercised in a particular way.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as parents, the Staff, the Local Authority, the Community and other groups. This helps to ensure that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean that governors of a particular category "represent" that group on the governing body. For example, Parent Governors do not act as a representative of the parents at the school and do not report back to them.

Responsibilities

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair. 

 

Find out all about our School Governors.

Name: Category: Officer role: Committee Member: Chair Person of Committee: Any particular responsibilities: Date of appointment:

Date stepped down:

Appointed by:

Governing

Body

Governance in other educational establishments: Material interests arising from relationship between Governor or school staff:

Term of office

Alan Yates Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Term of office 17/09/15 -

16/09/17

Learning Committee

Resources Committee

Chair or Learning Committee Mathematics link Governor 17th September 2015

5TH 

OCTOBER 

2017

Governing Body NA  

  4 years

 

Jane Saltmarsh Co-opted Governor

Deputy Chair of Governors

Term of office

17/09/15 -

16/09/17

Resources Committee Chair of Resources Committee English link Governor 17th September 2015 July 2016 Governing Body NA  

 4 years

 

Mark Askem Parent Governor NA Resources Committee  NA SEN link Governor/ Pupil Premium 19th May 2014   Parents NA Parent of child in the school.

 4 years

 

Vicki Boyd Parent Governor NA Learning Committee NA

Curriculum link Governor

Esafety link Governor

19th October 2012

term of office ended

28th October 2016

Parents NA Parent of child in the school.

 4 years

 

 

Alison Tynan Elected staff Governor NA Learning Committee NA NA

25th November 2012

 

Re-elected 1st Dec 2016

term ended 23/11/16 Staff NA  

 4 years

 

Patricia Golding Co-opted Governor NA Learning Committee NA Safeguarding link Governor

Sept 2015

12/01/17 Governing Body NA  

 4 years

 

Mathew Shaw Associate Governor (Voting rights Learning Committee) NA Learning Committee NA NA 26th September 2013   Governing Body NA    4 years
Vanessa Birtwistle Parent Governor NA Learning Committee NA

Curriculum link

Computing

19th May 2014   Parents NA Parent of child in the school.

 4 years

 

Amanda Molyneux

Co-opted Governor NA Resources Committee NA NA 17th Sept 2015 20th Sept 2017

Governing

Body

NA  

 4 years

 

Chris McDonald Headteacher Headteacher

Learning Committee

Resources Committee

NA Whole school issues

1st  September 2013

  Governing Body NA NA 2050
Lin Stewart Local Authority Governor NA Resources Committee NA Pupil Premium Champion 16th April 2014 13th October 2016 Local Authority NA  

 4 years

 

Alan Jones Community Governor (Pre reconstitution) NA Learning Committee NA Safeguarding link Governor 17th March 2013 July 2015 Governing Body NA  

 4 years

 

Rob Whiteway Community Governor (Pre reconstitution) NA   NA NA 25th September 2012 FEBRUARY 2015 Governing Body NA  

 4 years

 

Kate

Burnell

Parent Governor NA

Resources

Commitee

NA Safeguarding/English link governor  31st October 2016   Parents NA  

 4

years

Matthew Brown

Co-opt

(staff)

NA Learning Committee NA   20th September 2017   Governing body NA    4 Years
Bernie Olyott Co-opt NA to be appointed NA   5th October 2017   Governing Body NA  

 4 Years

Eddie Hussin Co-opt NA

Learning 

Committee

NA   5th October 2017   Governing body NA    4 Years
Lynnie Hinnigan LA

Vice Chair

5th Oct 2017

Resource NA   19th July 2017   LA NA    4 Years

 

If you would like to contact any of the governors please send in a sealed envelope for their attention and our administration staff will pass this onto them.
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