Governors

Governors

Our Governors are the strategic leaders of our school and
play a vital role in making sure all our children receive the best possible
education.

Their three core functions are:

  • 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
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring policies

The full Governing Body meets once each term, and there are two main committees to consider different aspects of the school in detail. Our committees are:

The Standards Committee whose main brief are standards and curriculum;

The Resources Committee which focuses on finance, premises and personnel matters.

There are other committees such as the Pay and Performance Committee who meet during the Autumn Term. There are also a number of other committees that meet, if required, to consider pupil discipline, complaints and staffing matters.

Chair of Governors – Francis Kwateng (Co-opted Governor Term of Office 29.09.15 – 28.09.19).  Chair of Standards Committee.

Head Teacher – Jenna McCaffery (Start date 01.01.16)

Staff Governor – Rozanna Martin (Term of office 05.01.18 – 04.01.21)

Parent Governors – Julie Lewis (Term of office 27.04.17 – 26.04.20) resigned11th June 2018.

Joanne Lyon (Term of Office 16.06.17 – 15.06.20)

Lynne Valasquez (Term of Office   resigned 6thMarch 2018.

Local Authority Governor Nicholas Hebson (Term of office 07.10.14 – 06.10.18)

Co opted Governors – Elaine Speakman Davies (Term of office 29.09.15 – 28.09.19) Chair of Finance Committee.

Phil Owen (Term of office 29.09.15 – 28.09.19) resigned 24thMay 2018.

Governor declarations

Governors must declare any relevant business and pecuniary interests including:

  • governance roles in other educational institutions;
  • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Our governors have made the following declarations on their annual register of interests.  The governors at our school, are also asked at the beginning of every meeting held to declare if they have an interest pertaining to the agenda items to be discussed at that meeting.

Annual Declarations

Chair of Governors: Francis Kwateng, declared that he is a school governor at St. Mary;s of the Angels Catholic Primary School, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and is also a member of the Cheshire West and Chester Schools Forum.

Head Teacher: Jenna McCaffery: None declared.

Staff Governor: Rozanna Martin: None declared.

Parent Governor:  Joanne Lyon: None declared.

Local Authority Governor: Nicholas Hebson declared that he is a school governor at Little Sutton CE Primary School, Cheshire

Co opted Governor: – Elaine Speakman Davies declared that she is a governor at Ellesmere Port Christchurch Primary School, Cheshire and that she is also School Governance Manager and NQT Advisor for Edsential, a Community Interest Company established by Cheshire West and Chester and Wirral LA.

Governor annual statement

View the Governors annual statement by following this link:

Annual Governance Statement The Oaks 2017-2018

Th PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE RECORD 2017/18

 

NAME OF GOVERNOR AUTUMN TERM

2017

 

SPRING TERM

2018

SUMMER TERM

2018

  STANDARDS COMMITTEE

 

DID NOT MEET

FINANCE PERSONNEL AND PREMISES COMMITTEE

16 NOV 2017

FGB

30 NOV 2017

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

8 FEB 2018

FINANCE PERSONNEL AND PREMISES

1 MARCH

2018

FGB

8 MARCH 2018

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

17 MAY 2018

FINANCE PERSONNEL AND PREMISES

COMMITTEE

 

 

FGB

14 JUNE 2018

Mrs E Davies Y Y
Mr N Hebson Y Y
Mr F Kwanteng Y
Mrs J Lewis Y
Mrs J Lyon Y
Miss J McCaffery Y Y
Mrs R Martin
Mr P Owen Y A
Mrs L Valesquez A

 

Y Attended meeting
A Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N Did not attend

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE OAKS COMMUNITY  PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE RECORD 2016/17

 

NAME OF GOVERNOR AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
CURICULUM & POLICIES 17 NOVE 2016 FINANCE BUILDINGS& PERSONNEL16 NOV 2016 FGB14 DEC

2016

CURRICULUM& STANDARDS15 MARCH 2017 FINANCE BUILDINGS& PERSONNEL26 JANUARY FGB27 APRIL 2017 FINANCE BUILDINGS& PERSONNEL25 MAY 2017 FGB20 JULY 2017
Miss J McCaffery Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs E Davies A A Y
Mr N Hebson Y Y A Y Y Y
Mr P Owen a Y Y Y Y A
Mr F Kwateng A A A
Mrs C Roberts Y Y Y Y A
Mrs L Valesquez Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs J Lewis N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y
Mrs J Lyon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y
Mr K Powell Y Y Y Y Y R
Mrs B Hardstaff A A Y A R

 

Y Attended meeting
A Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
R Resigned
N/A Not Appointed