Governing Body 

 

Statement of Intent

All members of the Governing Body will always have the well-being of the children and the reputation of this Anglican school at heart; They will do all they can to be an ambassador for the school, publicly supporting its aims, values and ethos; They will never say or do anything publicly that would embarrass the school, the Governing Body, the Headteacher or staff.

 

The members of the Governing Body of St George's are as follows:

 

Name

Category

Which body appoints

Term of office ends

Names of committees

Positions of responsibility

Percuniary Interests/links

Stuart Whitehead

Authority

Authority

28/07/18

Pay and Finance

Safeguarding Designated Governor

Most able Link governor

Numeracy governor

Chair of Governing Body

Parent of child at school

Sally Jane Brown

Foundation

PCC St George’s

Sept 2021

Pay and Finance

LAC governor

 

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Staff Pay and Appraisals

Elected member of the PCC

Dorothy Dunn

Foundation

PCC St George’s

Sept 2019

Pastoral

Premises and Safety

School Improvement

 

Member of St George’s Church

David Warner

Foundation

PCC Benefice of the church

 

 

Pastoral

Premises and Safety

 

Benefice of the church

 

Pauline Holland

Foundation

 

PCC St George’s

May 2021

Pay and Finance

School improvement

Diocesan Representative

Elected member of the PCC

Amanda Partington

Started Oct 2017

Foundation

PCC St George’s

 Sept 20121

 Pay and Finance

 

 Parent of child at school

Sandra Procter

Co-opted staff

Staff

Sept 2019

Pastoral

School Improvement

 

 

SENCO and member of SLT at St George’s School

Ellen Patel

Started Oct 2017

Parent

Parents

Sept 2021

 Pastoral

SEN link governor

 

 Parent of child

Matthew Doubleday

Started Sept 2016

Foundation

PCC St George's

Sept 2020

Pay and Finance

Assessment link governor

Training Link governor

 

 

Chris Hanson

Started Oct 2017

Parent

Parents

 Sept 2021

 School Improvement 

 

Parent of children at school

Husband of teacher at school

Karen Chadwick

Started Sept 2016

Staff

Staff

Sept 2020

Pastoral

Early Years Link governor

English Link governor

Learning Mentor at school

 

 



 

With the exception of the head teacher all governors serve a four-year term before they must stand for re-election.

 

Who are we responsible to?

School governors are responsible to and must be prepared to explain their actions to anyone with a valid interest in the school. This includes parents, staff, pupils, the LEA Manchester Diocese, Dfes and the local community.

 

What do we do?

Being a governor of a Church School is a vital Christian ministry. It involves time, energy and a willingness to become involved in the life of the school on a regular basis. It requires the prayerful and practical support of the local Church. The governing body has a strategic role and must not be confused with the role of the headteacher. It develops policy in consultation with the staff of the school, approves these policies and monitors their implementation. The headteacher, aided by any leadership team, is responsible for the implementation of these policies and the day-to-day management of the school. The Education and Inspections Act 2006 gives the governing body the additional duties to promote the well-being of pupils at the school, promote community cohesion and have regard to any relevant children and young people's plan.

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

The committees at St George's are set out below:

 

School Improvement

Mrs Pauline Holland (Chair)

Mrs Carolyn Divers

Mrs Dorothy Dunn

  Mr Chris Hanson

Mrs Sandra Procter

 

Finance, Pay and Personnel

Ms Sally Jane Brown (Chair)

Mrs Carolyn Divers

Mr Stuart Whitehead

Mrs Pauline Holland

Mr Matthew Doubleday

Mrs Amanda Partington

 

 

 

Pastoral

Rev David Warner (Chair)

Mrs Ellen Patel

Mrs Dorothy Dunn

Mrs Carolyn Divers

Ms Karen Chadwick

 

Premises and Safety

Mrs Carolyn Divers (Chair)

 Mrs Dorothy Dunn

Revd David Warner

Each of these committees meets once a term

Pay and Finance -  9th Nov at 4.30pm

Premises -  13th Nov at 10am

Pastoral -  23rd Nov at 2pm

School Improvement -  13th Dec at 5pm

 

The next full governors meeting will be held on:

Thursday 15th March 2018 at 6.30pm