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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

• Educational Performance

• Resources

• Safeguarding & SEN

• Christian Vision and Ethos

 

In addition, we have ‘lead governors’ who undertake specific monitoring roles in such areas as: Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs, Pupil Premium, Health and Safety and 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 2021/22

Headteacher: Mr Mark Ward

Chair: Mrs Jane Dunn

Vice-Chairs: Mrs Rachael Baker & Mr Sean Reck

Clerk to the Governors: Mr Steve Travis

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Roles and Committees

Mrs Emily Alty

Associate

13/03/19

Local Governing Body

N/A

Deputy Headteacher

Educational Performance 

Safeguarding/SEND

Mrs Rachael Baker

Foundation

12/10/18

Diocese

4 Years

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of

Resources

Educational Performance

Christian Vision and Ethos

Mrs Joely GibbonsFoundation11/03/20Diocese4 Years

Safeguarding/SEND

Educational Performance

Mrs Gina Harvey

Parent

01/09/ 21

Staff

4 Years

Resources

Mrs Holly PrinceAssociate01/01/20Staff4 Years

School Business Manager

Resources

Mrs Cheryl Danher

Foundation

01/10/16

Diocese

4 Years

Christian Vision and Ethos

Mrs Jane Dunn

Foundation

01/03/14

Diocese

4 Years

Chair of Governors

Resources

Educational Performance

Christian Vision and Ethos

Safeguarding & SEN

Mr Paul Illingworth

Parent

12/10/18

Parent Election

4 Years

Resources

Mr Mark Ward

Headteacher

01/01/16

Local Governing Body

N/A

Headteacher

 

Resources

Educational Performance

Christian Vision and Ethos

Safeguarding & SEN

Mrs Debra WalkerFoundation27/07/2020Diocese4 Years Christian Vision and Ethos

 

Former Governors

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Stood Down

Mrs. Kate Rogers

Staff

01/01/20

Staff

4 Years 

2021

Mrs Sarah Ellis

Parent

17/10/18

Parents

4 Years 

2021

Mr Paul Gradden

Foundation

01/08/15

4 Years 

4 Years 

2021

Mr Sean Reck

Foundation

13/03/18

4 Years 

4 Years 

2021

Mrs Jean Cropper  

Foundation

01/09/17

Diocese

4 Years 

 2020

Mrs Karen Pouton

Foundation

01/03/16

Diocese

4 Years 

2020

Rev Paul Robinson

Foundation

01/09/17

Diocese

4 Years 

2020

 

Committees

Safeguarding & SEN

Resources

Educational Performance

Christian Vision and Ethos

 

Chair

Mrs J Dunn

Chair

Mr P Illingworth

Chair

Mrs Cheryl Darner

Chair

Mrs R Baker 

 

Mrs E Alty

Mr M Ward

Mr Mark Ward

Mr M Ward

 

Mrs J Gibbons

Mrs H Prince

Mrs Laura Ben-Ali

Mrs C Danher

 

 

Mrs Jane Dunn

Mrs E Alty

Mrs J Dunn

 

Mrs G Harvey

Mrs Jane Dunn

Mrs D Walker

 

 

 

Mrs Rachael Baker

 

 

 

Register of Interests

Name of Governor

Declared Interest

Mrs E Alty

No business interest declared

Mrs R Baker

No business interest declared

Mrs L Ben-Ali

No business interest declared

Mrs C Danher

No business interest declared

Mrs J Dunn

No business interest declared

Mrs J GibbonsNo business interest declared

Mr P Illingworth

No business interest declared

Mrs G Harvey

No business interest declared

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 2019/20*

Name

Scheduled
Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies
Accepted

Absent

Mrs E Alty

8

6

2

 

Mrs R Baker

6

6

 

 

Mrs L Ben-Ali

3

3

 

 

Mrs J Cropper (left 4.12.19)

2

 

2

 

Mrs C Danher

4

2

2

 

Mrs J Dunn

10

9

1

 

Mrs S Ellis

7

6

 

1

Mrs J Gibbons11  

Mr P Gradden

8

8

 

 

Mr P Illingworth

7

6

1

 

Mrs K Pouton (left 9.3.20)

5

3

2

 

Mr S Reck

10

8

2

 

Rev P Robinson (left 9.12.19)

2

2

 

 

Mrs K Rogers211 

Mr M Ward

10

10

 

 

* Please note that some scheduled meetings after March 2020 were cancelled due to Covid-19
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