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Governors

 

Role

 

The Governing Body of Everton Primary School is responsible for:
 
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the 
school and its pupils; and 
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its 
money is well spent. 
 

 

 

Membership 

 

The governing body of Everton Primary School is determined by an instrument of government and re-constituted (11th March 2015) as per the requirements of The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.  The governing body is now made up of 10 Governors:

 

3 Parent Governors - elected from the parent body;

1 LA Governor - appointed by the LA;

2 Staff Governors (including the Head Teacher);

4 Co-opted Governors - appointed by the governing body for specific skills and to represent the community.

 

The current membership of the governing body is:

 

Chair - Richard Kirbyshaw - Local Authority Governor (04/12/19 to 03/12/23)

Vice Chair -  Tracy Crowe - Parent Governor (03/02/15 to 02/02/2023)

Susan Hughes - Co-opted Governor (11/03/15 to 28/02/2023)

Jane Backhouse - Co-opted Governor (09/02/16 to 08/02/24)

Ryan Griffiths - Parent Governor (16/02/2017 to 15/01/21, 1/03/2021 to 28/02/2025)

Head - Paul Higginbottom - Staff Governor (01/09/2012 to present)

Alison Bowers - Staff Governor (06/12/17 to 05/12/21)

Vivienne Preece - Co-opted Governor (04/12/19 to 03/12/2023) 

Anna Mallinson - Parent Governor (01/03/2021 to 28/02/2025)

Hannah Ryan - Parent Governor (01/03/2021 to 28/02/2025)

Anna Backhouse - Co-opted Governor (10/03/2021 to 9/03/2025)

 

 

A key document for anyone interested in the governance of the school or in becoming a governor is at: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-handbook

 

 

Work of the Governing Body

 

The work of the governing body is in the public domain, subject to confidentiality, and all documents are available via the school office.
 

 

 

OFSTED

 

Governance is included in the Leadership and Management section of OFSTED's school inspection that was rated Good in February 2018 at:
 
Specifically the comments on governance were:
 
  • The governing body is active, energetic and holds an accurate view of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. It deploys the different skills of its members well, particularly in respect of safeguarding pupils’ health and well-being, and ensures that all of its statutory responsibilities are met.  Governors track pupils’ achievement carefully and know how it compares to other schools’.
  • The Chair of the governing body has a very clear understanding of governors’ roles and responsibilities, and adopts a keen strategic perspective in overseeing the school’s future development. He readily acknowledges the impact of the headteacher in driving recent improvements.
  • Governors know how the pupil premium is spent and have followed the impact of this spending through to the outcomes reached by those pupils who are entitled to its support.
  • The school holds all teachers, including the headteacher, rigorously to account for the effectiveness of their performance. Promotions and pay rises are linked through this to the amount of pupils’ learning.

 

 

 

Governors' Attendance at Meetings 

 

 

 

Name of governor

Summer full

Autumn full 

Spring

interim

Spring

full

Summer interim Summer Full Autumn Full Spring Interim

Spring

Full

 

10.07.2019

04.12.2019

05.02.2020

11.03.2020 06.05.2020     03.02.2021 10.03.2021
                   

Mr Richard Kirbyshaw

Y

        Y

Y

N - Apologies Y Y Y Y Y

Mrs Vivienne Preece

N/A

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y Y N- Apologies

Mrs Susan Hughes

 

Y

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Ms Lindsey Stillings

N/A

N/A

N -Apologies

Y N - Apologies Y N - Apologies Resigned Resigned

Mrs Louise Chambers

Y

Y

Y

N - Apologies Y N - Apologies Resigned Resigned Resigned

Mrs Jane Backhouse

Y

N - Apologies

Y

N - Apologies Y N - Apologies Y Y N - Apologies

Mrs Tracey Crowe

Y

N - Apologies

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Mrs Alison Bowers

Y

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y N - Apologies Y

Mr Ryan Griffiths

 

Y

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Mr Paul Higginbottom

 

Y

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Ms Anna Backhouse

 

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y

Mrs Anna Mallinson

 

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y

Miss Hannah Ryan

 

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y

 

 

Governors' Attendance at Collaboration Meetings 

 

Name of governor

22.03.2019

26.04.2019

14.06.2019

02.07.2019

18.07.2019  11.10.2019 29.11.2019 14.02.2020

Mr Richard Kirbyshaw

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y

Mrs Tracey Crowe

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y Y Y N

Mrs Alison Bowers

N - Apologies

Y

Y

Y

N Y Y N - Apologies

Mr Paul Higginbottom

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors' Attendance at Other Committee Meetings 

 

 

Governor

07.01.2019

03.04.2019

10.07.2019 07.01.2020 16.07.2020 30.11.2020

Finance

Finance

Finance Finance Finance Finance

Mr R
Kirbyshaw

N - Apologies

N - Apologies

Y Y Y Y

Mrs T Crowe

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y

Mr R Griffiths

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y

Mr P Higginbottom

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y

 

 

 

 

Governor Register of Business Interests

 

 

Name

Governance roles in other schools

Any interest declared

 

Richard Kirbyshaw

None

None

Tracy Crowe

None

None

Susan Hughes

None

None

Jane Backhouse

None

None

Paul Higginbottom

At Mattersey Primary School

None

Alison Bowers

None

None

Ryan Griffiths

None

None

  Vivienne Preece  None   None
  Anna Mallinson  None  None
  Anna Backhouse  None  None
  Hannah Ryan  None  None
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