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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 - LA 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)

Louise Chambers - Co-opted Governor (09/02/16 to 08/02/24)

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

Ryan Griffiths - Parent Governor (16/02/2017 to 15/01/21)

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

Alison Bowers - Staff Governor (06/12/17 to 0512/21)

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

Lindsey Stillings - Parent Governor (02/02/2020 to 01/02/2024)

 

There is one parent governor vacancy.

 

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 over the last year

 

 

 

Name of governor

Spring

full

Spring interim

Summer full

Autumn full 

Spring

interim

Spring

full

Summer interim

 

06.03.2019

22.05.2019

10.07.2019

04.12.2019

05.02.2020

11.03.2020 06.05.2020

Mr Richard Kirbyshaw

Y

Y

Y

        Y

Y

N - Apologies Y

Mrs Vivienne Preece

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Y

Y Y

Mrs Susan Hughes

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y Y

Ms Lindsey Stillings

Y

Y

N/A

N/A

N -Apologies

Y N - Apologies

Mrs Louise Chambers

N- apologies

Y

Y

Y

Y

N - Apologies Y

Mrs Jane Backhouse

Y

N- apologies

Y

N - Apologies

Y

N - Apologies Y

Mrs Tracey Crowe

Y

Y

Y

N - Apologies

Y

Y Y

Mrs Alison Bowers

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y Y

Mr Ryan Griffiths

Y

N - Apologies

Y

Y

Y

Y Y

Mr Paul Higginbottom

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y Y

 

 

Governors' Attendance at Collaboration Meetings over the last year

 

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 over the last year

 

 

Governor

07.01.2019

03.04.2019

10.07.2019 07.01.2020

Finance

Finance

Finance Finance

Mr R
Kirbyshaw

N - Apologies

N - Apologies

Y Y

Mrs T Crowe

Y

Y

Y Y

Mr R Griffiths

Y

Y

Y Y

Mr P Higginbottom

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

Louise Chambers

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
  Lindsey Stillings   None   None
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