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Meet the Governors

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.

 

Olumede Oyadare

 

 

Carole East

 

 

Dominic Parry

 

 

Councillor 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.

 

Attendance at Meetings

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.

Constitution

Staff: 1   

Parents: 1     

Foundation: 7    

LA: 1   

Ex Officio: 1  

Total: 11

Governor Areas of Responsibility

 

Name of Governor

Area of Responsibility

Liaising With

Reporting to

Vacancy

English

English Coordinator

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Mrs Julie Denby

Mathematics

Mathematics Coordinator

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Pupil Premium

Headteacher

Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee

 

Canon Paul Denby

(Chair of Governors)

 

 

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Lead Safeguarding Officer

Finance, Staffing and Premises 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 and Premises Committee

 

Councillor Michael James

(Vice Chair of Governors)

Linked Learning

Linked Learning Coordinator

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Ms Andrea Smethurst

SEN

SENCO

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Mrs Christine Atherton

Early Years

EYFS Coordinator

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Ms Sharon Lewis

Music

Music Coordinator

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Mr Dominic Parry

School Website

Headteacher/School Office

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

 

Vacancy

Buildings

Headteacher

Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee

Mrs Louise Shield

Health and Safety

Headteacher

Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee

Governor Class Links

 

Class Link

Governor Name

Reception

Mrs Christine Atherton

Year 1

Ms Sharon Lewis

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 and Premises Committee

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Mrs Julie Denby (Chair of Comittee)

Canon Paul Denby (Chair of Committee)

Councillor Michael James

Mrs Christine Atherton

Canon Paul Denby

 

Mrs Louise Shield

Mr Dominic Parry

 

Ms Sharon Lewis

 

Ms Andrea Smethurst

 

Mrs Louise Shield 

 

 

What do our Governors' Committees Do?

 

The Finance, Staffing 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

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings Academic Year 2016/17 onwards

Name

Autumn 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Autumn 2017

Canon Paul Denby

ü

ü

ü

ü

Cllr Michael James

ü

ü

ü

Apologies

Mrs Christine Atherton

ü

ü

Apologies

ü

Mrs Andrea Smethurst

ü

ü

ü

ü

Mrs Julie Denby

ü

ü

ü

ü

Ms Sharon Lewis

ü

Apologies

Apologies

 

Mr Dominic Parry

Apologies

ü

ü

ü

Mrs Carole East

NA

NA

ü

ü

Mrs Adele Gaunt

ü

ü

ü

NA

Mrs Emilia Savari-Pogliano

ü

ü

ü

Resigned

Mr Olumide Oyadare

NA

NA

ü

ü

Mrs Louise Shield

ü

ü

ü

ü

Mr Chris Lawton

Apologies

Resigned

NA

NA

Mrs Katie Lavin

Apologies

Resigned

NA

NA

 

NA – Not appointed a Governor at the time of this meeting

 

 

The 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 2016/17

Date of Meeting

Head Teacher

P Denby

J Denby

M James

L Shield

Bury MBC Finance

20.9.16

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

1.12.16

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

7.2.17

ü

ü

ü

Delayed

 

 

13.3.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

20.4.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

10.5.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

ü

20.6.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

18.7.17

 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

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

 

19.10.17

ü

ü

Apologies

ü

ü

 

 

Attendance of Standards and Effectiveness Committee Academic year 2016/17

 

Autumn 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Canon Paul Denby

ü

ü

ü

Cllr Michael James

ü

ü

Apologies

Mrs Christine Atherton

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Mrs Andrea Smethurst

ü

Apologies

Apologies

Ms Sharon Lewis

NA

Apologies

Apologies

Mr Dominic Parry

NA

Apologies

Apologies

Mrs Adele Gaunt

ü

ü

ü

Mrs Emilia Savari-Pogliano

NA

Apologies

Apologies

Mrs Louise Shield

ü

ü

ü

Mrs Katie Lavin

ü

Resigned

 


NA – Not appointed a Governor at the time of this meeting

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 & Premises committee meetings in Academic year 2016/17

Date of Meeting

Head Teacher

P Denby

J Denby

M James

L Shield

Bury MBC Finance

20.9.16

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

1.12.16

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

7.2.17

ü

ü

ü

Delayed

 

 

13.3.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

20.4.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

10.5.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

ü

20.6.17

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

18.7.17

 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

Attendance of Finance, Staffing & Premises 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 & Premises 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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
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