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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 St Hilda’s children, 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.

 

 

 

 

Ms 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.

 

 

Mrs 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.

 

 

Mrs Emilia Savari-Pogliano

 

I have two passions in my life: legislation and education. I spent the first half of my life in my country, Italy, being a lawyer. Now I want to dedicate the other half of my life to give support to whom educates our children. I am teaching assistant and mid-day supervisor in a primary school in Prestwich. I became Parent Governor at St Hilda's C.E (VA) Primary School last academic year. I

have been elected by all parents.

 

In particular, I strongly believe that delivering the best education possible to our children is the best contribution ever we can bestow to their future, in order to let them reach their full potential. Our children are the future of the world.

 

 

Councillor Michael James (Vice Chair of Governors)

 

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.

 

Mrs Christine Atherton

 

I am a new member of the Governing Body of St Hilda's School. I was appointed as a Foundation Governor by the PCC. I am keen to work hard and support the development and progress of our church school.

 

 

Ms Sharon Lewis

 

I have just joined the Governors of the school in Summer 2016. I am really looking forward to this role and supporting the children and staff in the future.

 

 

 

Mr Dominic Parry

 

I am a Foundation Governor. I joined the Governing Body during the 2015/16 academic year to raise standards and support the Christian ethos of the school.

 

Mrs Adele Gaunt (Headteacher)

 

As Headteacher of our school Mrs Gaunt is part of our Governing Body. She attends

Full Governing Body Meetings

Standards and Effectiveness Committee Meetings

Finance, Staffing and Buildings

 

 

Mrs Louise Shield (Deputy Headteacher)

 

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’.

 

 

 

Mrs Carole East

 

 

 

 

Mr Olumide Oyadare

 

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.

Our School Governors

Name

Category

Appointed By

Appointment Start

Appointment End

Governor in any other School

Business/Pecuniary Material Interest

Canon Paul Denby

Ex Officio

Manchester Diocese

1st October 2012

N/A

N/A

NIL

Councillor Michael James

Local Authority

Bury MBC

30th October 2012

31st August 2019

N/A

NIL

Mrs Christine Atherton

Foundation

St Hilda’s Church PCC

6th November 2014

5th November 2018

N/A

NIL

Ms Andrea Smethurst

Foundation

St Hilda’s Church PCC

10th June 2013

9th June 2017

N/A

NIL

Mrs Julie Denby

Foundation

St Hilda’s Church PCC

10th June 2013

9th June 2017

N/A

NIL

Ms Sharon Lewis

Foundation

St Hilda’s Church PCC

22nd March 2016

21st March 2020

N/A

NIL

Mr Dominic Parry

Foundation

St Hilda’s Church PCC

22nd March 2016

21st March 2020

N/A

NIL

Mrs Carole East

Foundation

St Hilda’s Church PPC

 

 

 

 

Mrs Adele Gaunt

Headteacher

St Hilda’s Church PCC

N/A

N/A

N/A

NIL

Mrs Emilia Savari-Pogliano

Parent

Parents

18th May 2015

17th May 2019

N/A

NIL

Mr Olumide Oyadare

Parent

Parents

       

Mrs Louise Shield

Staff

Staff

17th February 2017

17th February 2021

N/A

NIL

 

Constitution

Staff: 1   

Parents: 2     

Foundation: 7    

LA: 1   

Ex Officio: 1  

Total: 12

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

Mrs Emilia Savari-Pogliano

Staff and Governor Training

Headteacher

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

Mrs Emilia Savari-Pogliano

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 Emilia Savari-Poliano

Mrs Adele Gaunt (Headteacher)

Mr Dominic Parry

 

Ms Sharon Lewis

 

Ms Andrea Smethurst

 

Mrs Adele Gaunt (Headteacher)

 

Mrs Louise Shield (Deputy Headteacher)

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.


  • 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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