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Meet the Governors

The Governing Body 

The Governing Body has responsibility to oversee the effective performance of the school, to give strategic guidance, to allocate resources and, above all, to support the school in its work. We keep a close eye on pupils’ achievement and targets; we monitor the curriculum; we visit the school throughout the year to meet staff and observe lessons. We manage the school’s finances in conjunction with the Head Teacher. We also help to appoint teaching staff and are involved in the staff performance and pay system.   For further information, please see the Department for Education (DfE) website:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/governance

Our committees include:

 Curriculum

 Finance

 Personnel and General Purposes

 Premises

For details of the structure and remits of our committees, please see further down this page. 

 

Governors also undertake Link Governor roles. This means that they take a special interest in a key area such as literacy, mathematics, SEND/Inclusion, Safeguarding, Communication, IT, Pupil Premium, Science and Gifted and Talented. These Governors visit the school regularly to liaise with staff members involved and report back to the Board of Governors regularly.

 

Current areas of Focus for Governors

At the moment the Governing Body are particularly involved in the following:

 Curriculum development including intent, implementation and impact of all subject areas;

 Further development of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths);

 Effective delivery of SEND support across the school to promote progress for all.

Our Governors

    Jane Whittaker, Co-opted Governor                Emily DeAbaitua, Parent Governor                Cathryn Downing,  Headteacher

    (Appointed by the Governing Body)                 (Elected by Parents)                                      (Ex-officio)

    11 May 2020 - 10 May 2024                            18 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2023                                                           

 Nicholas Broughall,                                          Sinead Hesp                                                  Cllr John Lamb                              

 (Elected by Parents)                                        (Appointed by the Governing Body)               (Appointed by the Local Authority)    20 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2021                              10 May 2021 - 9 May 2025                            17 Sept 2019 - 16 Sept 2023         

                                                    

                                                             

Kate Murdock, Co-opted                                   Richard Odell Asst Headteacher                    Nuala Powell, Co-opted

(Appointed by the Governing Body)                  (Appointed by the Governing Body)              (Appointed by the Governing Body) 29 Nov 2020 - 28 Nov 2024                              18 June 2018 - 17 June 2022                        4 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2023                  

Sarah Price                                                        Maria Ratnarajah                                       Pippa Ravenscroft

(Appointed by Staff)                                           (Appointed by Parents)                               (Appointed by the Governing Body)

9 Oct 2019 - 8 Oct 2023                                    18 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2023                       3 Oct 2018 - 2 Oct 2022   

       Martin Dolce                                                                              

       12 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2021                           

 

 

Committee Structure & Remits 2020-21 

Curriculum

All Governors are automatically members of the Curriculum Committee.

Chair - Ms Pippa Ravenscroft   

Finance

Membership of the Finance Committee is as follows;

Mrs Cathryn Downing, Mrs Sinead Hesp, Cllr John Lamb, Mrs S Price, Dr M Ratnarajah (Chair) & Mrs Jane Whittaker 

Personnel & General Purposes

Membership of the Personnel & General Purposes Committee is as follows;

Mrs Cathryn Downing, Mrs Kate Murdock, Mrs Nuala Powell (Chair), Ms Pippa Ravenscroft & Mrs Jane Whittaker

Premises

Membership of the Personnel & General Purposes Committee is as follows;

Mr Nicholas Broughall, Mrs DeAbaitua, Mr Martin Dolce, Mrs Cathryn Downing, Mr Richard Odell & Mrs Nuala Powell (Chair)

   Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 
     
GovernorGovernor Type2018/192019/202020/21
Mr Nicholas BroughallParent3/43/33/3
Mrs Emily DeAbaituaParentN/A2/23/3
Mr Martin DolceAssociate4/43/32/3
Mrs Cathy DowningHeadteacher4/43/33/3
Mrs Sinead HespCo-opted4/43/33/3
Cllr John LambAuthority 1/21/33/3
Mrs Kate MurdockCo-opted4/42/32/3
Mr Richard OdellCo-opted2/23/33/3
Mrs Nuala PowellCo-opted4/43/33/3
Mrs Sarah PriceStaff4/43/33/3
Dr Maria RatnarajahParentN/A2/23/3
Ms Pippa RavenscroftCo-opted 1/23/33/3
Mrs Jane WhittakerCo-opted4/42/33/3

 

Declaration of Interests 2020-21

 

Name of Governor

Role

Name of Business/ Associated Interest

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date Interest Commenced

Mr Nicholas Broughall  

Parent Governor

Nothing to Declare

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Emily DeAbaitua

Parent Governor

Nothing to Declare

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Martin Dolce

Associate Governor

Nothing to Declare

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Cathryn Downing 

Headteacher

Mrs Christine Higgins

Sister-in-Law is employee

Sister-in-Law is employee

2015

Mrs Sinead Hesp

Co-opted Governor

University of Manchester

University

Employee

2010

Cllr John Lamb

Local Authority Governor

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Local Authority

Councillor

2003

Raising Performance

Management Consultancy

Managing Director

2005

New Leadership Foundation

Public Sector Leadership Organisation

Director

2010

West Trafford Learning Partnership

Governing Board for Ashton on Mersey & Broadoak Schools

Chairman

2015

Mrs Kate Murdock

Co-opted Governor

Nothing to Declare

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Richard Odell

Co-opted Governor

Stamford Park Junior School

Assistant Headteacher

Employee

2008

Mrs Anne Nuala Powell

Co-opted Governor

Nothing to Declare

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Sarah Price

Staff Governor

Stamford Park Junior School

Head of School

Employee

2015

Standards & Testing Agency

Education

Assessment Advisor

2014

Dr Maria Ratnarajah

Parent Governor

Ratnarajah Medical Services Ltd

Provider of GP Services

Director

2014

Extracellular

Private GP & Lifestyle Medicine Co

Director

2018

Ms Pippa Ravenscroft

Co-opted Governor

Nothing to Declare

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs Jane Whittaker

Chair/Co-opted Governor

Nothing to Declare

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to contact the Governors 

You can contact the governors via the school office. If you wish to contact the Chair of the Governing Body please leave your details with the school office and she will get in touch.

 

Clerk to the Governors

Trust GS, 28-32 Greenwood Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RZ.  Contact: Julie Lawson, 0161 348 7188

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