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Governors: Who is who? (Updated March 2017)

Name Position Term of Office

Pecuniary

interest

Any relationship

to school staff

Member

of another

governing

body                

Other

Information

Mr Francis

Edwards

Co-opted

September 2015 -

September 2019

No No No

Chair of Governors

and finance

Mrs Elizabeth

McAvan

Headteacher - No No No All committees

Mrs Julie

Shaw

Staff

Governor

February 2017-

February 2021

No

Yes, husband is

school caretaker

No Health and Safety

Mrs Rachel

Stuttard

Parent

Governor

January 2016 -

January 2020

No No No Health and Safety

Mr Rob

Millington

Parent

Governor

October 2013 -

October 2017

No No

Yes, Headteacher

of Blackfriars

Teaching and Learning, Safeguarding,

LAC, Pupil Premium and SEN.

Mrs Sarah

Lewis

Parent

Governor

June 2016 -

June 2020

No No No Health and Safety

Rev James

Pritchard

Parent

Governor

February 2017 -

February 2021

No No No Teaching and Learning

Father Peter

Jones

Foundation

Governor

- No No

Yes, St. Luke's

Silverdale

Vice-chair, Early Years,

Finance, Teaching and Learning

Mr Samuel

Winter

Foundation

Governor

September 2013-

September 2017

No No No

Teaching and

Learning

Mrs Anna

Greenhough

Local

Authority

March 2017-

March 2021

No No No

Chair of teaching and learning,

Link Governor for English

Mr John

Downing

Co-opted

September 2015 -

September 2019

No No No Chair of Health and Safety

Dr Jonathan

Parker

Co-opted

March 2017 -

March 2021

No No No Finance

Mrs Lorraine

Banks

Co-opted

June 2014 -

June 2018

Bursar No Yes, Chair of Springfields Finance
Mr Dave Jewitt Staff

February 2013

February 2017

Deputy No No All committees
Dr Stuart McBain Parent

February 2013

February 2017

No No No Teaching and Learning

 

The Role of Governors

 

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to the local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set our school's aims and policies.

 

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

 

  •  Determining how the school's budget is spent.
  •  The appointing and dismissing of staff.
  •  Hearing appeals and grievances.
  •  Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship.
  •  Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline.
  •  Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
  •  Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies.

 

The Governing Body at Sir John’s CE Primary School is made up of representatives from the local authority, the staff, the parents, and the community. Parent and staff governors are elected from the relevant bodies arranged by the Head teacher. The Governors meet three times a year as a large group and then four subgroups meet each term.

Governors declare any pecuniary interests annually and at the beginning of each meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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