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 Finance 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 06/06/19 – 06/06/2021).  Chair of Standards Committee.

Head Teacher – Louise Roberts (Start date 09.09.19)

Staff Governor – Stephanie Price (Term of office 15.06.20 – 14.06.24)

Parent Governors – Lisa Bromilow (Term of office 04.11.20 – 03.11.24)

Joanne Lyon (Term of Office 16.06.17 – 15.06.21)

Julie Lewis (Term of office 27.04.17 – 26.04.20) resigned 11th June 2018.

Lynne Velasquez (Term of Office   resigned 6th March 2018.

Local Authority Governor Nicholas Hebson (Term of office 27/04/2017 – 26/04/2021)

Co opted Governors – Elaine Speakman Davies (Term of office 06/06/2019- 06/06/2021) Chair of Finance Committee.

Gerry Devine (Term of office 04.11.20 – 03.11.24)

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: Louise Roberts: None declared.

Staff Governor: Stephanie Price: None declared.

Parent Governor:  Joanne Lyon: None declared.

Lisa Bromilow: 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.

Gerry Devine: Non declared

Governors Attendance 2019 -2020

Governors Attendance 2018-2019