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Tushingham School Governors

Tushingham School Governors Autumn Term 2017

As a Voluntary Controlled School our school aims to serve its community by providing 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 all its pupils. 

 

Our Governing Body shall consist of 13 Governors;

3 parent governors elected by parents,

3 foundation governors of which 1, is the principle officiating minister in the parish of Tushingham St Chad, as Foundation governor ex-officio ~ the position comes with the job who is also a Trustee of Tushingham School, who own the land where the school building stands, the other 2 are elected by the Parochial Church Council.   

1 governor is appointed by the Local Authority, Cheshire West and Chester.

4 governors are people from the local community appointed by the governing body, they are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school,

1 governor is a member of the teaching staff and the Headteacher is also a governor..

What does a governor do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools, acting within the framework set out by national legislation and the policies of the Local Authority and the Diocese

Our Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy Headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body.  Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions are to:

  • set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction the aims and objectives for our school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend) by holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of our school and our pupils, the performance management of our staff; and
  • overseeing the financial performance of our school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.

 

In addition to meeting as a full Governing Body each term, we operate through four committees:

  • Staffing & Financial Overview
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Pupil Welfare and Partnership
  • Headteacher Performance Management.

 

Our full Governing Body meets termly as do each of our other committees.

A Governor workshop is held each Autumn term

A Staff and Governors workshop is held each Spring term

A ‘Governors in school day’ is held on an annual basis too, during the Summer term.

 

Governing Body Minutes

A copy of the Governing Body minutes (part one) can be obtained from the Clerk to Governors, Sue Knight

Email:              sue.knight@edsential.co.uk

Location:    Whitby Hall Lodge, Whitby Park, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port

Cheshire      CH65 6QY

Visit:              www.edsential.org.uk

 

 

Current Membership of governing body:

Name

Category of Governor.

[Who appointed them]

Date of appointment

Term of office [4 years]

Link

Committee

Mrs Kath Shephard

Headteacher

 

16/04/2012

 

 

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

Staffing and Financial Overview.

Teaching and Learning.

Mrs Laura Jones

Staff governor

[Staff election]

Oct 2016

Nov 2020

 

Teaching and Learning.

Rev. Veronica Green

Foundation Governor

[Ex- Officio]

24/11/2015

Ex-officio

Collective Worship

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

Headteachers performance management [Clerk]

Mrs Wendy Kay

Foundation Governor

[Chester Diocesan Board of Education with PCC of Tushingham St Chad]

 

11/11/2013 to 10/11/2021

R.E.

Pupil Welfare and Partnership [Clerk]

Staffing and Financial Overview. [Clerk]

Headteachers performance management

Mrs Carolyn Wort

Foundation Governor

[Chester Diocesan Board of Education with PCC of Tushingham St Chad]

02/06/2014 to 01/06/2018

I.C.T.

Pupil Premium 

Primary School PE and Sport Premium

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

Teaching and Learning.

 

Mr Dan Churton

Parent Governor

[Parent election]

13/01/2014 to 12/01/2018

Science

Staffing and Financial Overview.

Ms Sara Wood

Parent Governor

[Parent election]

05/12/2017 to

04/12/2021

Science

English

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

Mrs Tamsyn Lea

Parent Governor

[Parent election]

05/12/2017 to

04/12/2021

Maths

Staffing and Financial Overview

Teaching and Learning

Mrs Jannine Davies

Local Authority

[CWAC ~ LA]

Chair of Governors

12/07/2017 to 11/07/2021

Health & Safety

Safer Recruitment

Safeguarding

Schools admissions

Training

Early Years

Staffing and Financial Overview. [Chair]

Teaching and Learning. [Chair]

Mrs Wendy Forshaw

Co-opted Governor

[Full Governing Body] Deputy Head

16/04/2012 to

08/11/2020

 

 

Staffing and Financial Overview.

Teaching and Learning.

Mrs Irene Eagleton

Co-opted Governor

[Full Governing Body]

Vice Chair of Governors

09/06/2016

08/06/2019

Data Protection

Staffing and Financial Overview

Headteachers performance management [Chair]

Mr Adrian Proudlove

Co-opted Governor

[Full Governing Body]

09/06/2016 to 08/06/2019

Child protection

SEN

Children Looked After CLA

New curriculum 

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

Mr Dave Wilkinson

Co-opted Governor

[Full Governing Body]

05/12/2017 to

04/12/2021

PE

Staffing and Financial Overview

 

 

 

 

Previously serving governors who have served at any point over the last 12 months

Name

Category of Governor

Date stepped down

Link

Committee

Mr Andy Paton

Parent Governor

[Parent election]

12/11/2016

P.E.

Primary school PE and sport premium

Teaching and Learning.

Headteachers performance management

Miss Alison Hulse

Parent Governor

[Parent election]

31/03/2017

English

Pupil Welfare and Partnership [Chair]

Teaching and Learning.

Mrs Maureen Kavanagh

Co-opted Governor

[Full Governing Body]

13/09/2017

Maths

Teaching and Learning [Clerk]

 

Disclosure of conflict / pecuniary interest

Name

Name of company or body

Business of company or body

Relationship to company or body

Mrs Kath Shephard

None declared

 

 

Rev. Veronica Green

None declared

 

 

Mrs Laura Jones

None declared

 

 

Mrs Wendy Kay

None declared

 

 

Mrs Carolyn Wort

None declared

 

 

Ms Sara Wood

None declared

 

 

Mr Dave Wilkinson

None declared

 

 

Mr Dan Churton

None declared

 

 

Mrs Jannine Davies

Quarry Plant Surfacing Ltd

Macadam reinstatement, specialist surfacing contractor

Spouse share holder

Mrs Wendy Forshaw

Tushingham school

Education

Mr S. Forshaw ~ Spouse

Mrs Irene Eagleton

None declared

 

 

Mr Adrian Proudlove

Boarder Bars and marquees

Venue hire

Venue hired for training meeting

Mrs Tamsyn Lea

None declared

 

 

 

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