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OUR SCHOOL

Our Governors

The role of the Governors is to provide a strategic view for the school, to ensure accountability and to be a critical friend.

The Governors set and agree frameworks within which the school operates. The Headteacher and other professionals manage the day-to-day running of the establishment and the Headteacher liaises regularly with Governors.

The Governors provide the Headteacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing on members' knowledge and experience. In these ways, the Governors act in the role of critical friend.

The Governing Board has the responsibility of ensuring a high quality education at the school; therefore the Governors examine all proposals from the Headteacher.

The Governors are mindful that they answer to the parents and community for the school's overall performance. The Governing Body comprises of 14 members. There is a Chair of Governors (Mr J Rhodes) a Vice Chair (Mrs C Palin) and a team of supporting Governors who bring a variety of skills and knowledge. The Governing Board meets termly as a Full Governing Body and it also meets in smaller committees every term. The school Senior Management Team (SMT) attend these meetings and, at times, Governor Representatives attend SMT meetings. This gives transparency and mutual understanding in the strategic decision making process.

To help students, staff and parents understand how the school operates there are a range of policies which have been produced and approved by the Governors and SMT. Our Policies are available to download from the school website. 

GOVERNING BOARD COMMITTEES 2017/18

Mr J Rhodes, Chair of Governors

Mrs C Palin, Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs E Brett, Headteacher

 

Mr C Griffin

Miss S Durose

Ms J Lewis

Mrs D McCumskey

Mrs P Minshall

Mr J Park

Mrs S Stockton

Miss L Jones 

Miss E Szymura

Mrs M Veitch

Clerk to Governors:   Ms S Garbutt, Cheshire East School Governance Team

Leadership, Management and Environment Committee

Mr J Rhodes Chair of Committee

Mrs E Brett

Miss S Durose

Ms J Lewis

Mrs D McCumskey

 

Mrs P Minshall

Ms C Palin

Miss E Szymura

Mrs M Veitch

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee

Mrs M Veitch Chair of Committee

Mrs E Brett

Mr C Griffin

Ms J Lewis

Mrs P Minshall

Mr J Park

Miss E Szymura                                   

 

Pay Committee

PLEASE NOTE: Staff governors and the Headteacher are ineligible to sit on this committee

Mr J Park Chair of Committee

Mr J Rhodes 

Mrs M Veitch

 

Student Development, Behaviour and Welfare Committee

Mrs M Veitch Chair of Committee

Mrs E Brett

Mr C Griffin

Mrs P Minshall

Mrs C Palin

 

Headteachers Performance Management Panel

Mrs P Minshall

Mr C Griffin

Mr J Rhodes

Mr J Park

Appeals Committee

PLEASE NOTE: Staff governors and the Headteacher are ineligible to sit on this committee

Mrs J Lewis

Mrs P Minshall

Mr J Park  

 

Pupil Discipline and Exclusion Committee

 PLEASE NOTE: Staff governors and the Headteacher are ineligible to sit on this committee

Mr J Rhodes

Mrs P Minshall

Mrs M Veitch

 

Staff Grievance / Dismissal Committee

PLEASE NOTE: Staff governors and the Headteacher are ineligible to sit on this committee

Mr J Rhodes

Mrs P Minshall

Mrs M Veitch

Mr J Rhodes 

GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITIES 2017/18:

Link Governors:

English - Mr C Griffin

PSHCE/SMSC (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Eduction / Spritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development)- Mr C Griffin

Maths-  Mr J Rhodes

Science -Mr C Griffin

 

Humanities- Mrs P Minshull

PE, Music and Dance (Expressive Arts) - Mrs J Lewis

ICT, Business and Computer Science -  Mrs C Palin

Languages - Mrs P Minshall

Technology and Art - New parent governor

Other Governor responsibilities:

Looked after children - Mrs P Minshall

Pupil Premium - Mrs P Minshall

Special Educational Needs - Mrs M Veitch

Safer Recruitment - Mrs M Veitch

Governors Training - Mrs M Veitch

Health and Safety - Mr J Rhodes

 

 

Business Interests

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

Personal Interests

 

The following Governors have children/grandchildren at the school -

 

Mrs C Palin

 

 

The following Governors have a family member as a member of staff -

 

None

 

 

 

Governors that are members of staff are -

 

Mrs E Brett, MIss S Durose, Mrs D McCumskey, Miss E Szymura, Mrs M Veitch

 

 

 

Governors with no personal interests in the school are -

 

Mr C Griffin, Ms J Lewis, Mr J Park

 

 

 

Governors with roles in other educational establishments are –

 

Mrs E Brett is a governor at Sandbach Girls School

 

Mr J Rhodes is a governor at Gainsborough Primary School

 

If you wish to contact a member of the governing body please call the school office on 01270 560514 who will be able to provide direct contact details.

Autumn term 2017:

Agenda setting meeting - Monday 25th September at 9.30am (Chair, Clerk and HT only) 

Pay Committee - Friday 6th October at 9.30am and 10th October at 11.45am

Student Development and Welfare Committee - Tuesday 14th November at 2pm

Leadership, Management and Environment Committee –Monday 13th November at 3.30pm

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee – Tuesday 14th November at 3pm

Full Governing Board meeting – Thursday 21st September at 5pm and Tuesday 5th December at 5pm

 

Spring Term 2018:

Agenda setting meeting – Monday 22nd January at 9.30am (Chair, Clerk & HT only)

Pay Committee – Monday 29th January at 9.30am

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee – Tuesday 6th March at 3pm

Student Development and Welfare Committee - Tuesday 6th March at 2pm

Leadership, Management and Environment Committee – Monday 5th March at 3.30pm

Full Governing Board meeting – Tuesday 20th March at 5pm

 

Summer Term2018:

Agenda setting meeting – Tuesday 8th May at 9.30am (Chair, Clerk & HT only) 

Budget Meeting - Monday 21st May at 3.30pm

Leadership, Management and Environment Committee – Monday 11th June at 3.30pm

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee - Tuesday 12th June at 3pm

Student Development and Welfare Committee - Tuesday 12th June at 2pm

Full Governing Board meeting – Tuesday 3rd July at 5pm 

 

 

Meeting Attendance (187kb pdf) (currently being updated 1st November 2017)