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Meet the Governors

School Governors

 

The Local 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 Local Governing Body is defined in its constitution.

 

Our school is 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 Local Governing Body which meets normally 4 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, Special Educational Needs and Disability, Pupil Premium, Health and Safety, GDPR.

 

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 Local Governing Body is outlined below:

  • Acting as a critical friend to the school and being accountable for its decisions.
  • Continuously developing the partnership with parents, carers and pupils and seeking their views to help the Governing Body, Senior Leadership Team and all staff in moving the school forward.
  • Establishing the strategic direction of the school by ensuring there is clarity of vision, values and objectives.
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with appropriate priorities and targets.
  • Ensuring accountability by appointing and performance managing the Head Teacher.
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets.
  • Contributing to the school’s self-evaluation.
  • Overseeing financial performance by setting the budget, monitoring spending against the budget and ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained.

 

You can find out what we have been doing by looking across the school website which has further information on governing teams, roles, biographies info and links.

 

St Thomas’ CE Primary School Local Governing Body 2018/19

Headteacher: Mr Mark Ward

Chair: Mrs Jane Dunn

Vice-Chair: Rev Paul Robinson

Clerk to the Governors: Mr S Travis

 

 

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Roles and Committees

Mrs R Baker

Foundation

12/10/2018

Diocese

4 Years

Distinctiveness/Ethos (VC)

Curriculum & Standards

Mrs L Ben-Ali

Staff

1/06/ 2017

Staff

4 Years

Curriculum & Standards

Mrs J Cropper

Foundation

1/09/2017

Diocese

4 Years

Vice Chair of Governors

Distinctiveness/Ethos (C)

Mrs C Danher

Foundation

1/10/2016

Diocese

4 Years

Curriculum & Standards

Distinctiveness/Ethos

Mrs J Dunn

Foundation

12/10/2018

Diocese

4 Years

Chair of Governors

Pay & Performance

Curriculum & Standards

Resources

Safeguarding & SEN

Mrs S Ellis

Parent

17/10/2018

Parent Election

4 Years

Pay & Performance

Resources

Mr P Gradden

Foundation

1/08/2015

Diocese

4 Years

Resources (C)

Pay & Performance

Mr P Illingworth

Parent

12/10/2018

Parent Election

4 Years

Resources (VC)

Pay & Performance

Mrs K Pouton

Foundation

1/03/2016

Diocese

4 Years

Curriculum & Standards (VC)

Distinctiveness / Ethos

Mr S Reck

Foundation

13/3/2018

Diocese

4 Years

Curriculum & Standards (C)

Pay & Performance (VC)

Resources

Rev P Robinson

Foundation

1/09/2017

Diocese

4 Years

Distinctiveness/Ethos

Mr M Ward

Headteacher

1/01/2016

Local Governing Body

N/A

Headteacher

 

C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair

Former Governors 2017/18

 

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of Office

Stood Down

Mrs H Blakemore

Parent

1/12/2015

Parent Election

4 Years

2018

Mr P Dickson

Parent

1/06/2015

Parent Election

4 Years

2018

Mr P Robinson

Co-opted

1/09/2015

Local Governing Body

4 Years

2018

Mrs H Stewart

Foundation

1/09/2017

Diocese

4 Years

2018

 

 

Committees

 

Safeguarding & SEN

Resources

Curriculum & Standards

Distinctiveness & Ethos

Pay & Performance

Chair

Mrs J Dunn

Chair

Mr P Gradden

Chair

Mr S Reck

Chair

Mrs J Cropper

Chair

Mrs J Dunn

Mr M Ward

Mr M Ward

Mr M Ward

Mr M Ward

Mr M Ward

 

Mr S Reck

Mrs L Ben-Ali

Mrs C Danher

Mr S Reck

 

Mrs J Dunn

Mrs K Pouton

Rev P Robinson

Mr P Gradden

 

Mr P Illingworth

Mrs J Dunn

Mrs R Baker

Mr P Illingworth

 

Mrs S Ellis

Mrs C Danher

Mrs K Pouton

Mrs S Ellis

 

 

Mrs R Baker

Mrs R Cowen (Associate Governor)

 

 

 

 

 

Register of Interests

 

Name of Governor

Declared Interest

Mrs R Baker

No business interest declared

Mrs L Ben-Ali

No business interest declared

Mrs J Cropper

No business interest declared

Mrs C Danher

No business interest declared

Mrs J Dunn

Chair of Governors at Sand Dunes Nursery

Mrs S Ellis

No business interest declared

Mr P Gradden

No business interest declared

Mr P Illingworth

No business interest declared

Mrs K Pouton

No business interest declared

Mr S Reck

No business interest declared

Rev P Robinson

Liverpool Diocesan Board of Education member

Chair of Governors at Downholland Haskayne CE Primary School

Mr M Ward

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.

 

 

Record of Attendance 2017/18

Name

Scheduled
Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies
Accepted

Absent

Mr M Ward

23

23

0

0

Mrs L Ben Ali

8

8

0

0

Mrs H Blakemore

11

5

4

2

Mrs J Cropper

9

7

2

0

Mrs C Danher

9

5

4

0

Mr P Dickson

7

4

2

1

Mrs J Dunn

21

21

0

0

Mr P Gradden

11

10

1

0

Mrs K Pouton

6

5

1

0

Mr S Reck

8

6

1

1

Mr P Robinson

8

4

4

0

Rev P Robinson

10

9

1

0

Mrs H Stewart

9

5

4

0

 

Picture 1 Mark Ward, Headteacher
Picture 2 Jane Dunn, Chair of Governors / Foundation
Picture 3 Jean Cropper, Vice Chair of Governors / Foundation
Picture 4 Rev Paul Robinson, Vice Chair of Governors
Picture 5 Paul Gradden, Foundation Governor
Picture 6 Cheryl Dahner, Foundation Governor
Picture 7 Sean Reck, Foundation Governor
Picture 8 Rachael Baker, Foundation Governor
Picture 9 Karen Pouton, Foundation Governor
Picture 10 Paul Illingworth, Parent Governor
Picture 11 Sarah Ellis, Parent Governor
Picture 12 Steve Travis, Clerk to Governors
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