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Meet the School Governors 21/22

Beechwood Primary School Governing Board

 

 

                                 Chair Catherine Dobson                                     Vice Chair Amanda Casey                                    

 

 

    The constitution of the governing board is:

  • Headteacher  
  • 1 Local Authority (LA) governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing board
  • 2 parent governors, formally elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested
  • 4 co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing board
  • 1 staff governor, formally elected by staff employed at school
  • 2 foundation governors, appointed by the foundation (usually for church schools or trusts)
  • 1 associate members, appointed by the governing board (can not vote in committee meetings)

 

 

    The governing board operates with the following committees:

 

  • Resources committee - responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards.

        Committee chair John Otley                                    

 

  • Teaching and learning committee  - responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy),  monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing board is represented at school improvement discussions. Committee chair Rachael Forster                                    

 

  • Pupil support - responsible for behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children’s spiritual moral social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricular activities, cluster and other partnerships.

  Committee chair Amanda Casey                                    

 

  • Pay Review committee – responsible for ensuring the implementation of the school Pay Policy and Teacher Appraisal Policy.

 

  • Pay Appeal committee – responsible for hearing pay appeals and ensuring a fair and proper process has been followed.

 

Current and recent (in the last 12 months) governors and business/other interests declared are provided in the table below.  Governors and associate members, if appointed, are reminded that they should declare any changes as and when they occur.

 

Name of governor

 

Category of governor and committees served

 

Date appointed and term of office

Relevant financial interests

Personal interests/ Other Governor Interests

Specific Responsibilities

 

Date declaration signed

Sarah Lanforth

Head Teacher

 

01/01/2020

 

None

None

Head Teacher

27/09/2021

Catherine Dobson

 

Foundation Governor appointed by the Trust. Chair. Member of the resources and Pay Review Committees.

08/10/2019 – 07/ 10/2023

None

None

Safeguarding

Child Protection

Children Looked After

22/09/2021

Amanda Casey

Co-opted Governor appointed by governors. Vice Chair.  Chair of the Pupil Support Committee.

05/07/2021 – 04/07/2025

None

None

Pupil Attendance

27/09/2021

Chinazom Ehiemere

Parent Governor elected by parents. 

 

10/05/2022-09/05/2026

TBA

TBA

To be confirmed.

TBA

Natalie Emsley

Co-opted Governor appointed by governors. Resources Committee.

25/11/2021 – 24/11/2025 

None

None

To be confirmed.

06/12/2021

Rachael Forster

Co-opted Governor appointed by governors. Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. Member of Pupil Support.

07/12/2020 – 06/12/2024

None

None

Early Reading

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

11/10/2021

Julie Hall

Staff Governor elected by staff. Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.

09/02/2021 – 08/02/2025

None

None

Governor Training

27/09/2021

Rachel Hull

Parent Governor elected by parents. Member of the Pupil Support Committee.

22/04/2021 – 21/04/2025

None

None

Parental and Community Engagement

27/09/2021

Barbara Mulroy

Co-opted Governor appointed by governors. Member of the Resources Committee.

27/09/2021 – 26/09/2025

None

None

Complaints

Equalities

06/10/2021

John Otley

Foundation Governor appointed by the Trust. Chair of the resources Committee.

15/06/2021 – 14/06/2025

None

None

Health and Safety

Government Grant Funding

27/09/2021

Glenn Williamson

Local Authority Governor recommended by LA and approved by the governors. Member of the Pupil Support Committee.

25/11/2021 – 24/11/2025 

None

None

SEND

 

06/12/2021

Melissa Callaby

Associate member appointed by governors. (Non Voting). Member of the Teaching and learning Committee.

09/02/2021 

None

None

Assistant Head.

27/09/2021

 

 

 

The following is an attendance record for individual governors at meetings of the full governing board and committees.

Beechwood Primary School Governing Board

 

Attendance List: 2021/2022

Y - in attendance

N - not in attendance and no apologies received/accepted

A - apologies received and accepted

X - not in post/not a member

 

 

 

 

FGB 27/09/2021

Pupil Support 4/10/2021

Teaching and Learning 11/10/2021

Resources 8/11/2021

 FGB 6/12/2021

Pupil Support 10/01/2022

Teaching and Learning 28/02/2022

Resources 31/01/2022

FGB 28/03/2022

Pupil Support 25/04/2022

Teaching and Learning 13/06/2022

Resources 16/05/2022

 FGB 04/07/2022

Amanda Casey

Y

 Y

 Y

 X 

  Y

 Y

 N

 x

 

Y

 

 

 

 

Catherine Dobson

Y

 X

 X

 Y

   Y

 x

 N

 Y

 

Y

 

 

 

 

Janine Donnelly

X

 X

 X

 X

  Y

 x

 N

 X

 

x

 

 

 

 

Natalie Emsley

X

 X

 X

 X

  X

 x

 N

 X

 

x

 

 

 

 

Racheal Forster

Y

Y

Y

X

  Y

Y

Y

X

 

x

 

 

 

 

Julie Hall

Y

X

Y

X

  Y

x

Y

X

 

Y

 

 

 

 

Rachel Hull

Y

Y

X

X

  Y

Y

N

X

 

Y

 

 

 

 

Sarah Lanforth

Y

Y

Y

Y

  Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

 

 

 

 

Barbara Mulroy

Y

X

X

Y

  Y

x

N

Y

 

Y

 

 

 

 

John Otley

Y

X

X

Y

  Y

x

N

Y

 

Y

 

 

 

 

Glenn Williamson

X

X

X

X

  Y

Y

N

X

 

Y

 

 

 

 

              

 

Beechwood School Governing Body is made up as follows:

Beechwood School Governing Body is made up as follows:

 

Headteacher

Sarah Lanforth

Appointed: 01/01/2020

Committees: Teaching and Learning, Pupil Support, Resources

_____________________________________

 

Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor

Catherine Dobson

Appointed: 08/10/2019

Committees: Resources

Monitoring: Safeguarding & Child Protection and LAC

_____________________________________

 

Co-opted Governor

Amanda Casey (Vice Chair)

Appointed:05/07/2021

Committees: Teaching & Learning, Pupil Support (Chair), Pay Appeals

Monitoring: Pupil Attendance

______________________________________

 

Parent Governor

Chinazom Ehiemere

Appointed 10/05/2022

Committees: TBA

Monitoring: TBA

                                                                       

 

                                                                                        Co-opted Governor

                                                                                          Natalie Emsley

                                                                          Appointed: 24/11/2021

                                                                                                   Committees: Resources

                                                   

 

Co-opted Governor

Rachael Forster

Appointed: 07/12/2020

Committees: Pupil Support, Teaching & Learning (Chair)

Monitoring: EYFS and Early Reading

                                                                                

 

Staff Governor

Julie Hall

Appointed: 09/02/2021

Committees: Teaching & Learning

Monitoring: Governor Training

_____________________________________

 

Parent Governor

Rachel Hull

Appointed: 22/04/2021

Committees: Pupil Support, Pay Appeals

Monitoring: Parental & Community Engagement

_____________________________________

 

Co-opted Governor

Barbara Mulroy

Appointed 27/9/2021

Committees: Resources

Monitoring: Complaints, Equalities

                                                                              

 

Foundation Governor

John Otley

Appointed: 15/06/2021

Committees: Resources (Chair)

Monitoring: Government Grant Funding inc (Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, SEND & Recovery Funding) & Health & Safety.

                                                                                                            

 

 

Local Authority Governor

Glenn Williamson

Appointed: 25/11/2021

Committees: Pupil Support

Responsibilities: SEND

_____________________________________

 

 

Associate Governor (Non Voting)

Melissa Callaby - Assistant Head

Appointed: 09/02/2021

Committees: Teaching & Learning

                                                                          

             

 

                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors Left in last 12 months:

  • Melissa Callaby - Staff Governor  From 29/01/2017 - 29/01/2021 - Term Expired (Now associate Governor)
  • Dominic Mughal From 15/11/2017 - 15/11/2021
  • Jannine Donnelly From 04/10/2021 - 28/03/2022
  • James Emmott From 7/12/2020 - 14/7/2021
  • Paul Drinkwater From 25/9/2018 - 25/6/2021
  • Michael Vaughan From 1/2/2020 - 30/6/2021

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