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Mr Keith Thompson

Co-Opted Governor (Chairperson)

Keith is a retired primary Headteacher, he has a wealth of relevant experience in both primary and secondary at Governor level. As chair he attends school each week and meets with the Headteacher to ensure he is fully up to speed with developments in this fast moving school.

Responsibilities:

Annual Election, Child Protection / Safeguarding, Headteacher and Staff appraisal, Chairs Committee, Monitoring progress of the SIP and SLAP

Term of Office:

01.09.13 – 31.08.17

Pecuniary Interests:

Governor at Priestnall High School

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year

 

 

Mr Martin Henderson

Headteacher

 

Martin is Headteacher at the school and has been so for 14 years. He has seen the school through the bad times and into the good times. Martin is passionate about getting the best for the community that he serves and wants everyone in his care to achieve “the brightest future”. When not in school Martin likes to catch up on his sleep and spend time supporting his family.

Responsibilities:

RESOURCES and STANDARDS (to include finance, premises and staffing), Standards, Teaching and Learning, Staff Dismissal

Term of Office:

N/A

Pecuniary Interests:

N/A

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year

 

 

Cllr Maureen Rowles (Lab)

Local Authority Governor

Maureen is a resident in the community and also a LA Governor. She is confident supporting the school in all aspects especially financial and community matters. She is not afraid of holding the school to account.

Responsibilities:

RESOURCES and STANDARDS (to include finance, premises and staffing),

Term of Office:

01.09.12 – 31.08.16

Pecuniary Interests:

    Local Councillor (Lab)

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year except Spring 2015

 

   

 

Mrs Donna Maskell

Parent Govenor  

 

Donna is a parent of a child in the school. She has been a governor since amalgamation with Tame Valley. Donna is an avid supporter of the school and its aims and as a respected member of the community is able to signpost parents both on a 121 basis and using social networking sites.

Responsibilities:

Development Officer, Headteacher and Staff Appraisal

Term of Office:

01.01.13 – 31.12.16

Pecuniary Interests:

None

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year

 

 

Mr Tim Buckley

Parent Governor  

Tim is a highly experienced and competent, retired primary school Headteacher. Having run an outstanding school for many years before his retirement. Tim specialist skills are within development of the curriculum and supporting staff to make improvements through mentoring and coaching. As a governor Tim recognises his skills in supporting the strategic leadership of the school and acting as a critical friend, whilst competent in all aspects of financial management Tim prefers to be hands on in curriculum development.

Responsibilities:

Chair of Standards, Teaching and Learning, Chairs Committee, Monitoring of the SIP and SLAP

Term of Office:

01.04.13 – 31.03.17

Pecuniary Interests:

 

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year

 

 

Mrs Amanda Daniels

Parent Govenor  

 

Amanda is a parent Governor, she works in Finance, she is now chair of the Finance Committee, this follows a year of shadowing the previous and experienced Chair. She identifies herself as competent or highly competent on the skills matrix in relation to all aspects of financial management.

Responsibilities:

Chair of RESOURCES and STANDARDS (to include finance, premises and staffing),Chairs Committee, Monitoring of the SIP and SLAP

Term of Office:

15.10.15 – 14.08.17

Pecuniary Interests:

None

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year except Summer 2015

 

 

Mrs Kathy Williams

Staff Govenor  

 

Kathy is an experienced and highly competent teacher having undertaken MAST training in the last year to develop specialisms in Maths at Masters level. She is currently Maths leader and holds a PSHE certificate. She is also a Stonewall rep on the staff.

 

Responsibilities:

Standards, Teaching and Learning

Term of Office:

01.09.13 – 31.08.17

Pecuniary Interests:

None

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year

 

 

Ms Faye Newton

Co-Opted Governor  

 

Faye is a co-opted Governor. She has a wealth of experience having worked for the Open University and RM.

Responsibilities:

Standards, Teaching and Learning, Appeals, Pupil Discipline, Vulnerable groups monitoring ctte (to include Young Carers, Looked After Children and Children with Medical Needs HS)

Term of Office:

01.09.14 – 31.08.18

Pecuniary Interests:

Works for RM/OU

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year

 

 

Cllr Chris Murphy (Lab)

Co-Opted Governor  

 

Chris is a Local Labour Councellor. He has previous experience of financial Audit and as a member of the resources is able to support the SBM with issues.

Responsibilities:

RESOURCES and STANDARDS (to include finance, premises and staffing),

Term of Office:

15.10.15 – 14.10.19

Pecuniary Interests:

    Local Councillor (Lab)

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year except Summer 2015

 

 

Mrs Elaine Brown

Co-Opted Governor  

Elaine is quiet but measured. As a worker in school she knows the school well. Elaine is particularly interested in the financial management of the school and is an asset on teacher/TA recruitment panels asking pertinent questions.

Responsibilities:

Vulnerable groups monitoring ctte (to include Young Carers, Looked After Children and Children with Medical Needs HS)

Term of Office:

15.10.15 – 14.10.19

Pecuniary Interests:

Employed by school as a cleaner and midday assistant

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year

 

 

Mr David Brown

Associate Member  

 

David has a particular interest in Health, Safety and wellbeing. As such on each visit to the school he completes risk assessments/audit based around the physical building to ensure its safety. He also checks logs of the fire evacuation records.

Responsibilities:

RESOURCES and STANDARDS (to include finance, premises and staffing), Health and Safety, Vulnerable groups monitoring ctte (to include Young Carers, Looked After Children and Children with Medical Needs HS)

Term of Office:

01.09.12 – 31.08.16

Pecuniary Interests:

 

Meetings attended:

Summer 2015 only

 

 

Ms Donna Robinson

Governor

I am a Director of two early years’ settings in the Brinnington area. I hold a B.A.Hons in Early Childhood Studies. Having worked within the Early Year's sector for a number of years, I am very passionate about ensuring all children receive the best possible start in their early education and strive to achieve this working in partnership with other professionals. 

Responsibilities:

  Staff Discipline and Curriculum

Term of Office:

 

Pecuniary Interests:

  Manager of the Lady birds childcare

Meetings attended:

 

 

 

Mr Andrew Lane

Governor Support

Andrew works for the Local Authority he takes and writes the minutes, he is not a Governor but is well informed about developments at a local and national level. Governors are able to clarify their understanding with him if they are unsure.

Responsibilities:

 

Term of Office:

N/A

Pecuniary Interests:

 

Meetings attended:

Summer 2015 only

 


 

 

Ms Janine Appleton

Co-Opted Governor  

Janine has worked in education for twenty one years and loved her time as a classroom teacher. As a Headteacher for the past eleven years she has enjoyed the challenges that her day to day role brings and learn new things each day. She has experience in working with a number of governing bodies and appreciate the vital contribution that they make in supporting school leaders to develop their learning and teaching, bringing about the best outcomes for pupils possible. When not in schools she lives with her husband, who is not in education and so is the balance in my day and our two sons, one who lives in books and is just completing his university studies and one who would much rather play football than pick up a book. Therefore, she understand the demands on the parents of Westmorland primary school who are trying to juggle family and parenting.

 

Responsibilities:

Monitoring of the SIP and SLAP

Term of Office:

01.09.16 – 31.08 20

Pecuniary Interests:

    Headteacher at local primary school

Meetings attended:

Summer 2016

 

 

Mrs Ann Quaife

Co-Opted Governor (Vice-Chair) Now Retired

 

Ann is a former Secondary teacher and former cross phase adviser/inspector within another LEA. She is an OFSted trained Inspector and a trainer of inspectors. She is competent in all aspects of school management having managed a large budget for over 100 staff, premises and inspections.

Responsibilities:

Annual Election, Standards Teaching and Learning, Pupil Discipline, Headteacher and staff appraisal, Chairs Committee, Monitoring progress of the SIP and SLAP

Term of Office:

01.09.14 – 31.08.18

Pecuniary Interests:

None

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year except Summer 2015

 

 

Miss Louise Butterley

Parent Govenor   (Resigned Summer 16)

Responsibilities:

 

Term of Office:

01.09.13 – 31.12.16

Pecuniary Interests:

N/A

Meetings attended:

All for 2014 /15 academic year

 

 

 

 

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