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The Role of the Governing Body

 

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic management of the school. This includes appointing the Headteacher and are involved in interviewing other school staff. The governors are responsible and accountable for ensuring that the school discharges their statutory duties under the law. They ensure that the leadership and management of the school has appropriate plans and resources in place to deliver a high quality and effective learning experience for the children at St Hilda’s, whatever their ages and ability, so that every child can achieve his or her full potential. The Governing Body also acts as a ‘critical friend’, monitoring performance and attainment, managing the budgets and overseeing the maintenance of the premises, all to ensure that the schools are providing an effective education.

Our School Governors

 

Canon Paul Denby (Chair of Governors)

I was invited by the Archdeacon of Bolton to join the Governing body because of my connections with the church and my previous experience as a Chair and governor in other schools. I became the chair of Governors at St Hilda's C.E (VA) Primary School in 2013.

Like many I am passionate about the education of our children and in ensuring that they have a good experience in school that will enable them to be the people God created and to reach their full potential.

 

Rachel Senior (Headteacher)

 

 

Louise Shield

Being the staff Governor at St Hilda’s allows me be a part of the ‘bigger picture’ and to share my passion and commitment with other governors. As a teacher, I am extremely dedicated to providing our children with the best quality education that they deserve in order for them to reach their full potential. Working alongside our team of fantastic governors I will strive to ensure that our children ‘achieve, progress and develop’.

 

Shirley Diver

 

 

Lindsay Davy

 

 

Andrea Smethurst

I became a Foundation Governor at St Hilda's because of my links with the church, and because I believe that all children deserve the chance of an excellent education. St Hilda's is a first class school that recognises each pupil as an individual and encourages them to "achieve, inspire and develop" through a positive Christian ethos.

 

Julie Denby

I am a governor because of my interest in the development of children at all ages and specifically for children from our parish.

 

Gary Buttriss-Holt

 

 

Dominic Parry

 

 

Michael James

I am a Councillor for the Sedgley area on Bury Council and I have been a Governor at St Hilda's for 5 years. I have felt it is important to help support the education of young people both in the school and throughout the wider Borough. I enjoy working with children having been a cub leader nearby for nearly 30 years. I love the family feeling at St Hilda's and have have seen it grow and prosper over recent years with the help of the teaching and support staff, families and Governors.

 

Pecuniary Interests

At all Full Governing Body meetings checks are made on the pecuniary interests of all members. No members of the governing body have needed to declare anything.

 

Governor List

Constitution

Staff: 1   

Parents: 2 (1 vacancy)  

Foundation: 7    

LA: 1   

Ex Officio: 1  

Total: 12

Governor Areas of Responsibility

Name of Governor

Area of Responsibility

Liaising With

Reporting to

Mrs Julie Denby

Mathematics

 

 

Mathematics

 

 

Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee

 

Pupil Premium

Headteacher

Canon Paul Denby

(Chair of Governors)

 

 

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Lead Safeguarding Officer

Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee

Religious Education

 

Religious Education Coordinator

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Computing

Computing Coordinator

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Children and Young People in Care

Lead Safeguarding Officer

 

Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee

 

Mr Michael James

(Vice Chair of Governors)

Linked Learning

Linked Learning Coordinator

Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee

Ms Andrea Smethurst

SEND

SENCO

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

 

Music

Music Coordinator

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Mr Dominic Parry

School Website

Headteacher/School Office

Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee

Miss Rachel Senior

Buildings

Headteacher

Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings  Committee

Mrs Louise Shield

Health and Safety

Staff

Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee

Ms Patricia Aspey

 

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Ms Shirley Diver

 

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Mr Gary Buttness-Holt

 

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Lindsay Davy

 

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Governor Class Links

 

Class Link

Governor Name

Reception

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

Year 3

Councillor Michael James

Year 4

Mr Dominic Parry

Year 5

Mrs Andrea Smethurst

Year 6

Mrs Julie Denby

Governor Committee Membership

 

Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Mrs Julie Denby (Chair of Comittee)

Canon Paul Denby (Chair of Committee)

Mr Michael James

Ms Shirley Diver

Canon Paul Denby

Mrs Louise Shield 

Mrs Louise Shield

Ms Andrea Smethurst

Mr Dominic Parry

Ms Lindsay Davy

Miss Rachel Senior

Ms Pat Aspey

 

Mr Gary Buttriss-Holt

 

Miss Rachel Senior

What do our Governors' Committees Do?

 

The Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee has three main purposes.

 

  1. In consultation with the Headteacher, the committee helps plan and set the school budget. The committee monitors expenditure against the budget and ensures the school operates within the relevant financial standards. It reviews the use of pupil premium and works closely with the Premises Committee in respect of maintenance and improvements.
  2. This Committee keeps under review the staffing structure of our school. Members oversee the appointment procedures for staff, and keep under review staff work life balance, working conditions and well being. They also monitor the effectiveness of staff appraisals.
  3. This Committee reviews progress on premise matters and plans improvements and building work based on our school building development plan. It establishes, implements and monitors the schools Health & Safety Policy and Safeguarding Policy. It keeps under review the schools' Accessibility Plan.

 

The Standards and Effectiveness Committee ensures that the school meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. It receives and reports on the progress and achievement of all pupils. Policies are reviewed, amended and approved.

Governing Body Meetings Attendance

 

Governors are required to attend all full Governing Body meetings and Committee Meetings of which they are a member. Absences are recorded and must be approved by the committee. Non attendance at meetings may result in a Governor being removed from our School's Governing Body.

 

Finance Committee meet regularly during term time. The committee meet to consider all aspects relating to Staffing, Finance and Buildings at St Hilda’s school.

 

Attendance of Finance meetings in Academic year 2017/18

Date of meeting

P Denby

J Denby

M James

L Shield

Bury MBC Finance

9.10.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

19.10.17

ü

ü

Apologies

ü

ü

 

 

Attendance of Standards and Effectiveness Committee Academic year 2017/18

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Canon Paul Denby

ü

 

 

Cllr Michael James

ü

 

 

Mrs Christine Atherton

Apologies

 

 

Mrs Andrea Smethurst

ü

 

 

Ms Sharon Lewis

Apologies

 

 

Mr Dominic Parry

Apologies

 

 

Mrs Emilia Savari-Pogliano

ü

 

 

Mrs Louise Shield

ü

 

 

Mrs Carole East

ü

 

 

Mr Olumide Oyadare

Apologies

 

 

 

Attendance of Standards and Effectiveness Committee Academic year 2018/19

 

Autumn

Spring (28.1.19)

Summer

Canon Paul Denby

ü

ü

ü

Miss Rachel Senior

ü

ü

ü

Cllr Michael James

ü

 

ü

Mrs Christine Atherton

 

 

 

Mrs Andrea Smethurst

 

 

ü

Ms Sharon Lewis

 

 

ü

Mr Dominic Parry

 

 

 

Mrs Louise Shield

ü

ü

ü

Mrs Carole East

ü

Apologies

Resigned

Mr Olumide Oyadare

Apologies

Apologies

Resigned

Ms Pat Aspey

 

ü

ü

Mr Gary Butness-Holt

 

ü

Apologies

Mrs Lyndsay Davy

 

ü

ü

 

The Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee meet regularly during term time. The committee meet to consider all aspects relating to Staffing, Finance and Buildings at St Hilda’s School.

 

Attendance of Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee Meetings in Academic year 2017/18

Date of meeting

R Senior

P Denby

J Denby

M James

L Shield

D Parry

Bury MBC Finance

9.10.17

*

ü

ü

ü

ü

*

 

19.10.17

*

ü

ü

Apologies

ü

*

ü

1.11.17

*

ü

ü

ü

ü

*

No finance on Agenda

13.12.17

*

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

14.2.18

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

12.3.18

ü

ü

ü

Apologies

ü

ü

ü

14.5.18

ü

ü

ü

Apologies

ü

ü

ü

18.6.18

ü

ü

ü

Apologies

ü

ü

No finance on Agenda

18.7.18

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Apologies

No finance on Agenda

 

Attendance of Finance, Staffing, Pay and Buildings Committee Meetings in Academic year 2018/19

Date of meeting

R Senior

P Denby

J Denby

M James

L Shield

D Parry

Bury MBC Finance

1.10.18

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Apologies

Apologies

11.02.19

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Apologies

 

 

*Either Not in Role or not a Committee member at time of meeting

 


  • St Hilda's CE (VA) Primary School
  • Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1HA
  • Email: sthildas@bury.gov.uk
  • 0161 7986227
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