Events At a Glance

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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 16 members. There is a Chair of Governors (Mr J Rhodes) a Vice Chair (Mr J Stewart) 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 2016/17

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 M Oldham

Mr J Park

Mr A Platt

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

Mr M Oldham

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

Mr A Platt

Miss E Szymura                                   

Mrs M Veitch

Pay Committee

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

Mr J Park Chair of Committee

Mr M Oldham

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 M Oldham

 

Pupil Discipline and Exclusion Committee

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

Mr C Griffin

Mr J Rhodes

Mrs P Minshall

Mrs C Palin

Mr J Park

Mrs M Veitch

 

Staff Grievance / Dismissal Committee

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

Mr C Griffin

Mrs P Minshall

Mr J Park

GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITIES 2016/17:

Link Governors:

English - Mr C Griffin

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

Maths-  

Science -

 

Humanities- Mrs P Minshall

PE, Music and Dance (Expressive Arts) - Mrs M Veitch

ICT, Business and Computer Science -

Languages - Mrs P Minshall

Technology and Art -

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, Mr A Platt

 

 

 

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 M Oldham, 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 2016:

Agenda setting meeting - Monday 19th September at 9.15am (Chair, Clerk and HT only) 

Pay Committee - Thursday 13th, Monday 17th October and Tuesday 15th November at 9.30am

Student Development and Welfare Committee - Monday 14th November 2.30pm

Leadership, Management and Environment Committee –Wednesday 23rd November at 3.30pm

Full Governing Board meeting – Wednesday 28th September at 3.30pm and Monday 5th December at 3.30pm

 

Spring Term 2017:

Agenda setting meeting – Tuesday 17th January at 9.30am (Chair, Clerk & HT only)

Pay Committee – Monday 23rd January at 9.30am

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee – Tuesday 14th March at 3.30pm

Student Development and Welfare Committee - Tuesday 14th March at 2.30 

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

Full Governing Board meeting – Monday 27th March 2016 at 3.30pm

 

Summer Term2017:

Agenda setting meeting – Tuesday 2nd May at 9.30am (Chair, Clerk & HT only)

Pay Committee - To be confirmed 

Leadership, Management and Environment Committee – Wednesday 21st June at 3.30pm

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee –Tuesday 27th June at 3.30pm

Student Development and Welfare Committee - Tuesday 27th June at 2.30pm

Full Governing Board meeting – Monday 22nd May at 3.30 and Monday 10th July at 4.00pm 

 

 

Meeting Attendance (187kb pdf)