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St Michael's CE Primary School Governing Body 2019

 

Mrs N Haynes - Chairperson

Mr R Benson - Vice Chair

Mrs N Westmoreland

Mrs G Bramhall

Mrs N Tighe

Mr M Stringfellow

Mr A Brown

Rev T Marshall

Mrs D Wailes

Mrs F Quinlivan

Miss R Stretch

 

The remit for the Governing Body is to:

a) Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b) Hold the headteacher to account for the education performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

and

c) Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governing Body Composition

 

School Governors  - who are they and what do they do?

School governors are all volunteers who share the passionate belief that all children deserve to have access to effective schools.

Being a school governor can be a very rewarding job, they have the opportunity to help in the development of their local school.

A governing body should contain a wide range of people from the community.  Each school adopts its own governing body model.

The main responsibility of the governors is to determine the aims and overall conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Specific duties include, setting staffing levels, appointing headteachers, setting and agreeing the school budget, ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered, health and safety matters that arise in school and management of the school premises.

 

Correspondence to the Governors should be addressed to Mrs N Haynes, Chair of Governors, C/O St Michael's CE Primary School, Leigh Road, Howe Bridge, Atherton, M46 0PA

 

There is also a Clerk to the Governors who attends all meetings and she is appointed by the Local Authority, St Michael's CE Primary School, pay a Service Level Agreement to the Local Authority for this service.

 

The Deputy Head and the School Business Manager also attend as observers.

 

St Michael's CE Primary School Instrument of Government came into effect from 1st September 2015.  This instrument of Government will be in force, until replaced by a new Instrument of Government, it was agreed at a meeting of St Michael's CE Primary Governors in July 2015.

 

A copy of this Instrument of Government is held at the school and with Governor Services.

 

Type of Governor

Number

Foundation

6

Headteacher

1

Local Authority

1

Parent

2

Staff

1

Foundation Ex-officio 1

The total number of governors is 12

 

Foundation Governors are nominated by the Parochial Parish Council of St Michael's and ratified by Manchester Diocese.

Parent Governors are parents who have a child in the school at the time of their election and are elected by the parents of children at the school.

The Headteacher is a member of the governing body because of the position they hold in school, they will remain a School Governor for as long as they are the Headteacher of St Michael's CE Primary School.

The Staff Governor is a member of staff at the school who is elected by their colleagues.

The Local Authority (LA) Governor is nominated by the Local Authority.

 

The Full Governing Body meets once a term and in addition hold two sub committees each term, the sub committees are Finance and Premises and Staffing and Curriculum, they report their findings to the full governors.

 

Ethos Statement

'Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England, and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level.

 

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.'

 

Chairperson - Mrs. Natalie Haynes

 

Vice Chairperson - Mr. Roger Benson

 

Clerk to the Governors - Mrs. Sharon Goodland  (Governor Services)

 

Foundation Governors 

Mrs. Natalie Haynes - Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor, Child Protection Governor, Looked After Children (LAC) Governor, School Development Governor, Equality and Diversity Governor

Mrs. Nicola Westmoreland - SEND Governor, Diversity Governor, PSHE and Citizenship Governor

Mr Mark Stringfellow

Mr. Alan Brown

Mr. Roger Benson- Vice Chair of Governors. Link Governor, School Development Governor, Target Setting Governor, Governor Forum Representative

 

LA Representative 

Mrs D Wailes - Pupil Premium Governor (PPG)

 

Ex-officio Foundation Governor 

Rev. Tracy Marshall - RE and Collective Worship Governor

 

Elected Parent

Mrs. Gemma Bramhall - Sports Premium Governor

Mrs. Nicola Tighe, Health and Safety Governor, School Development Governor

 

Elected Staff

Miss. Rachael Stretch - Website Governor

 

Headteacher

Mrs. Fiona Quinlivan

 

If you would like to contact our chair of governors please send a letter in via the school office and it will be passed onto her.

 

Register of Personal, Pecuniary or Business Interests

All the governors sign a Register of Personal, Pecuniary or Business interest every year.  This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school; having a relative working in or for school or being a governor of another school.  If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest, they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned.  This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the best interests of the school first.  For details of governors with a register of interest please see below.

 

There are currently no Personal, Pecuniary or Business Interests for the Governors of St Michael's CE Primary School.

Finance and Premises Committee                                                  

Mr Roger Benson - Chair of Finance and Premises Committee                          

Mrs Fiona Quinlivan                           

Mrs Natalie Haynes             

Mrs Gemma Bramhall

Mrs Nicola Tighe

Mr Alan Brown

Mrs Nicola Westmoreland

Miss P Catlow (School Business Manager) - Associate Member, none voting

Mr Mike Rigby (Deputy Head) - Observer

 

Curriculum and Staffing Committee

Mrs Natalie Haynes - Chair of Curriculum and Staffing Committee

Mr Roger Benson

Mrs Fiona Quinlivan

Mrs Nicola Tighe

Miss Rachael Stretch

Mrs Nicola Westmoreland

Mr Mike Rigby (Deputy Head) - Observer

 

Admissions Committee

Mrs Nicola Westmoreland

Mr Roger Benson

Mrs Fiona Quinlivan

Rev Tracy Marshall

 

Performance Management Committee

Mrs Nicola Westmorland

Mrs Natalie Haynes

Mr. Roger. Benson

 

Pupil Discipline and Staffing Appeals Committee

All eligible and available Governors

 

St Michael's CE Primary School Governing Body Re-Constitution (with effect 1st January 2015)

Parent Governors (2) Mrs Nicola Tighe and Mrs Gemma Bramhall

Local Authority Governor - Mrs Debra Wailes

Headteacher - Mrs Fiona Quinlivan

Staff Governor - Miss Rachael Stretch

Foundation Governors - Mrs Natalie Haynes, Mr Roger Benson,   Mrs Nicola Westmorland,  Mr Alan Brown, Mr Martin Stringfellow

Ex-officio Foundation Governor - Rev. Tracy Marshall

 

Total number of Governors 12

Associate Members (non voting) Ms Paula Catlow  (School Business Manager)

Observer Mr Mike Rigby (Deputy Head)

 

Foundation Governors are appointed as follows:

Foundation Governors are nominated by the Parochial Parish Council of St Michael's and ratified by Manchester Diocese, one appointed by Manchester Diocese.

 

Ethos Statement

'Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England, and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level.

 

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.'

Governors Terms of Office

Mr Roger Benson - 01.8.13 to 31.8.21

Mrs Natalie Haynes - 23.1.14 to 26.2.22

Mrs Nicola Westmorland - 1.9.14 to 30.12.19

Rev Tracy Marshall - 1.10.19 to 30.9.23

Mrs Nicola Tighe - 18.10.17 to 17.10.21

Mrs Gemma Bramhall 01.4.18 to 25.4.22

Miss Rachael Stretch 08.01.18 to 07.01.22

Mrs Debra Wailes 01.6.19 to 31.5.23

Mr Alan Brown 01.7.19 to 30.6.23

Mr Mark Stringfellow 29.9.19 to 28.9.23

Mrs Fiona Quinlivan 1.9.2009 

 

 

Governors attendance for 2018-19

Governors attendance for 2017-18

Governors Attendance 2016 to 2017

Governors whose terms have expired over the last 12 months or have resigned over the last twelve months:

 

Mr Chris Burns - 24.2.15 to 22.2.19

 

Mrs Julie Amos - 1.7.19 to 12.9.19

 

Rev Reg Sinclair 1.10.15 to 30.9.19


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