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Meet the Governors

The Governing Body of St Thomas CE Primary School plays a crucial role in the life and work of our school. It is made up of 10 volunteers from the local and wider community, plus the Headteacher and two members of staff. The role of the Governing Body is defined in its constitution.

 

Our school has recently become a part of the Liverpool Diocesan School Trust (LDST), a multi academy trust led by Liverpool Diocese which, “welcomes young people of all faiths and none and is committed to providing each of them with a high quality education and environment where Christian values and principles permeate all that is done”. More information on LDST can be found on the school website and at : http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/Liverpool-Diocesan-Schools-Trust-Update

 

Governors undertake their roles and responsibilities through committees. There are six committees. They are:

 

· Full Governing Body which meets normally 5 times a year

· Curriculum and Standards

· Resources

· Safeguarding & SEN

· Distinctiveness/Ethos

· Pay and Performance

 

In addition, we have ‘lead governors’ who undertake specific monitoring roles in such areas as ‘Safeguarding’, ‘Pupil Premium’, ‘Sport and PE’, Special Educational Needs and Disability’

 

Governors also undertake ‘learning walks’ in which a group of governors will undertake a visit to school with a specific focus eg how the school assess pupils progress.

The main work of the governing body is outlined below:

 

· Setting and reviewing the schools aims and policies

· Taking the lead on the Headteacher performance management and monitoring of staff appraisal

· Monitoring the well-being of pupils

· To monitor and maintain the Christian ethos and values of the school

· Continuing to improve the standards of teaching and pupil achievement

· Setting the school’s budget and monitoring expenditure

· Interview and appointing teachers and support staff

· Acting as a link between the local community and the school

· Dealing with complaints about the school

· Drawing up an action plan after inspection and monitoring the success of the plan.

 

This doesn’t mean that we manage the school. Professionals are employed to do this. Governors provide support and challenge and hold the school to account. As Governors this means that we also have the responsibility to act in a certain way and this is outlined in our Code of Conduct.

 

You can find out what we have been doing by looking at our updates page along with further information on governing teams, roles, biographies info and links.

 

Picture 1 Mark Ward Headteacher
Picture 2 Jane Dunn Chair of Governors
Picture 3 Rev Paul Robinson Vice Chair
Picture 4 Mr Phil Dickson Parent Governor
Picture 5 Helen Stewart Foundation Governor
Picture 6 Paul Robinson Staff Governor
Picture 7 Paul Gradden Foundation Governor
Picture 8 Cheryl Danher Foundation Parent Governor
Picture 9 Jean Cropper Foundation Governor Vice Chair
Picture 10 Karen Pouton Foundation Governor
Picture 11 Helen Blakemore Parent Governor

 

ST THOMAS’ CE PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY 2016-17

 

Headteacher: Mr Mark Ward

Chair: Mrs Jane Dunn

Vice-Chair: Rev Paul Robinson

Clerk to the Governors: Mr S Travis

 

Chair of Governors correspondence:

CO Chair of Governors, St. Thomas' CE Primary School, Kenyons Lane, Lydiate, L31 0BP

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Roles and Committees

Mr Mark Ward

Headteacher

1/01/2016

Governing Body

N/A

Headteacher

Mrs Laura Ben-Ali

Staff

1/06/ 2017

Staff

4 Years

Curriculum & Standards

Mrs Helen Blakemore

Parent

1/12/2015

Parent Election

4 Years

Curriculum & Standards

Mrs Jean Cropper

Foundation

1/09/2017

Diocese

4 Years

Vice Chair of Governors, Distinctiveness/Ethos

Mrs Cheryl Danher

Foundation

1/10/2016

Diocese

4 Years

Distinctiveness/Ethos

Mr Phil Dickson

Parent

1/06/2015

Parent Election

4 Years

Resources

Mrs Jane Dunn

Foundation

1/03/2014

Diocese

4 Years

Chair of Governors

Pay & Performance

Curriculum & Standards

Safeguarding & SEN

Mr Paul Gradden

Foundation

1/08/2015

Diocese

4 Years

Resources

Mrs Karen Pouton

Foundation

1/03/2016

Diocese

4 Years

Curriculum & Standards

Mr Sean Rech

 

 

 

4 Years

TBC

Mr Paul Robinson

Co-opted

1/09/2015

Governing Body

4 Years

Deputy Head

Curriculum & Standards

Resources

Rev Paul Robinson

Foundation

1/09/2017

Diocese

4 Years

Vice Chair of Governors

Distinctiveness/Ethos

Mrs Helen Stewart

Foundation

1/09/2017

Diocese

4 Years

Distinctiveness/Ethos

Former Governors 2016/17

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Stood Down

Mr M Jones

Diocesan

2015

PCC

4yrs

2017

Mrs F Wooldridge

LA Gov

2014

LA

4yrs

2017

Mrs S Locker

Staff

TBC

Staff

4yrs

2017

 

Committees

Safeguarding & SEN

Resources

Curriculum & Standards

Distinctiveness & Ethos

Pay & Performance

Chair

Mrs Jane Dunn

Chair

Mr Paul Gradden

Chair

Mrs Helen Blakemore

Chair

Mrs Jean Cropper

Chair

Mrs Jane Dunn

Mr Mark Ward

Mr Mark Ward

Mr Mark Ward

Mr Mark Ward

Mr Mark Ward

 

Mr Phil Dickson

Mrs Laura Ben-Ali

Mrs Cheryl Danher

Mrs Helen Blakemore

 

Mrs Jane Dunn

Mrs Karen Pouton

Rev Paul Robinson

Mr Paul Gradden

 

Mr Paul Robinson

Mrs Jane Dunn

Mrs Helen Stewart

 

 

 

Mr Paul Robinson

Mrs Rachel Cowen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register of Interests

Name of Governor

Declared Interest

Mr Mark Ward

No business interest declared

Mrs Laura Ben-Ali

No business interest declared

Mrs Helen Blakemore

No business interest declared

Mrs Jean Cropper

No business interest declared

Mrs Cheryl Danher

No business interest declared

Mr P Dickson

No business interest declared

Mrs Jane Dunn

No business interest declared

Mr Paul Gradden

No business interest declared

Mrs Karen Pouton

No business interest declared

Mr Sean Rech

No business interest declared

Mr P Robinson

No business interest declared

Rev P Robinson

Liverpool Diocese Board of Education

Mrs Helen Stewart

No business interest declared

Please note: Any declaration of personal interests between governors and staff of St Thomas’ CE Primary School are made to the Chair of Governors and Headteacher.

       St Thomas C of E Primary, Lydiate

Record of Attendance 2017/18

Name

Scheduled
Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies
Accepted

Absent

Mrs L Ben-Ali

1111

1111

 

 

Mrs H Blakemore

111111

111

11

1

Mrs J Cropper

1111

1111

 

 

Mrs C Danher

1111

111

1

 

Mr P Dickson

1111

1111

 

 

Mrs J Dunn

11111111111

11111111111

 

 

Mr P Gradden

111111

11111

 

1

Mrs K Pouton

11

11

 

 

Mr S Reck

11

11

 

 

Mr P Robinson

111111

1111

11

 

Rev P Robinson

1111

111

1

 

Mrs H Stewart

1111

11

11

 

Mr M Ward

1111111111111

1111111111111

 

 

 

FGB    3.10.17            5.12.17            13.3.18            8.5.18              12.7.18

 

P&P     5.10.17            1.3.18              28.6.18           

 

RES     12.10.17          27.2.18            26.6.18

 

DIST   31.10.17          25.1.18            24.4.18            5.7.18 

 

C&S    21.11.17          8.2.18              17.4.18            10.7.18

 

SAFE  3.10.17            21.11.17          8.2.18              17.4.18            10.7.18           

 

Denotes meeting included in totals table

 

 

 

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