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Governors

Background
The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the academy with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the academy finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.

The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair. The governing body may delegate certain of its responsibilities to certain governors, although in general, it is not compelled to do so.

Responsibilities
School governors are one of the country's largest voluntary groups with around 345,000 school governors contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement at over 30,000 schools.

Individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the governing body except where the whole governing body has delegated a specific function to that individual or where regulations specify that a function is to be exercised in a particular way.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as parents, the Staff, the Community and other groups. This helps to ensure that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean that governors of a particular category "represent" that group on the governing body. For example, Parent Governors do not act as a representative of the parents at the school and do not report back to them.

As well as these important collective duties, Governors also develop individual roles and interests.  For example, Governors are appointed to work with staff and their curriculum area.

The Chair and Vice Chair of Governors have regular contact with school.  The work of the Chair is wide, varied and always stimulating, dealing with issues ranging from the formality of Committee business to the pleasure and excitement of helping children on overnight educational visits and even accompanying us to Russia and China!

The close working relationship established with the Headteacher and staff is greatly valued by the Governors and is considered an essential ingredient to be found in any successful school.

Contact can be made with any member of the Governing Body via the school, whose address is Townfield Lane, Prenton, Birkenhead CH43 2LH, telephone 0151 652 8498 or e-mail addresses: schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk

The Governing Body meets once a month as a whole body to consider the strategic issues relating to the school.  We value and thank the governors for all the hard work and support they give the school.

Governance Arrangement and Interests 2018-2019

 

 

Name

 

 

Position

 

Date of Appoinment/

Resignation

 

 

Term of Office

 

 

Appointed By

 

Register of Business or Pecuniary Interests

 

 

Relationships

Attendance Record for Governing Body Meetings 2017/2018

(11 Meetings in Total)

 

 

Link Governor

Edward Behan

Chair of Governors

7th July 2018

4 Years

Member

Chair of Governing Body-Egremont Primary School

Director/Trustee-

Autism Together

Advisor - National Leader of Governance

Nothing to declare

10 meetings attended

PE
Janet Taylor

Vice Chair of Governors

7th July 2018

4 Years

Member

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

10 meetings attended

Safeguarding
Alison Durham

Staff Governor

5th November 2018

4 Years

Members

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

N/A

N/A
Lisa Carroll

Staff Governor

7th July 2018

4 Years

Members

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

6 meetings attended

N/A
Karen Griffiths

Staff Governor

7th July 2018

4 Years

Members

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

6  meetings attended

N/A
Paul Natton

 Governor

7th July 2018

4 Years

Members

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

9 meetings attended

Literacy
Nigel Court

 Governor

7th July 2018

4 Years

Members

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

9 meetings attended

Numeracy
Caroline Prosser

 Governor

1st September 2017

4 years

Members

Solicitor - Hill Dickinson LLP

Subcontracted Solicitor - BDO LLP

Nothing to declare

7 meetings attended

SEND
Andrea Shillinglaw

 Governor

7th July 2018

4 Years

Members

Company Secretary and Shareholder at Quantum Business Supplies Ltd

Nothing to declare

8 meetings attended

Science
Christopher Hatton

Parent Governor

1st October 2018

4 Years

Parents

Nothing to declare

Nothing to declare

3 meetings attended

Premises Health & Safety
Lisa Collins Co-Opted Governor 29th April 2019 4 years  Parents TBC TBC  0 meetings attended N/A
Andrew Molyneux Parent Governor  1st July 2019 4 years  Parents TBC TBC 0 meetings attended N/A
 

Clerk to Governors

 

 

Name

 

 

Position

 

Date of Appoinment/

Resignation

 

 

Term of Office

 

 

Appointed By

 

Register of Business or Pecuniary Interests

 

 

Relationships

Attendance Record for Governing Body Meetings 2017/2018

(11 Meetings in Total)

 

 

Link Governor

                 
Beccy McDowell  Clerk to Governors  1st June 2019 N/A Governors  Nothing to declare Nothing to delcare  5 N/A

Leavers

 

 

Name

 

 

Position

 

Date of Appoinment/

Resignation

 

 

Term of Office

 

 

Appointed By

 

Register of Business or Pecuniary Interests

 

 

Relationships

Attendance Record for Governing Body Meetings 2017/2018

(11 Meetings in Total)

 

 

Link Governor

Douglas Stitcher

Staff Governor

7th July 2018 - 2nd November 2018

4 Years

Members

Head of IOS Sotware - Angel Applications

Software Developer-

Alan Peat Ltd

Nothing to declare

10 meetings attended

N/A
Tony McDonough Parent Governor 1st October 2018 - 21st March 2019 5 months Members None Nothing to delcare 5 meetings attended N/A
Jamie Moorhead Governor 29th August 2018 - 14th April 2019 8 months Members None Nothing to declare 8 meetings attended N/A
Melanie Anderson Clerk to Governors 5th December 2014 - 31st May 2019 4 1/2 years Members None Nothing to declare - N/A

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