Governors

Our main role is to support and challenge the Headteacher and staff, the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. This is actioned through school development planning, we use a Raising Achievement Plan (RAP) and Subject Leaders mini RAPS. The school is evaluated termly throught the RAP. Also the School's Self Evaluation Form (SEF) is a working document that reflects the schools recent journey and current outcomes.

Our legal duties include: setting strategic direction, policies and objectives; approving the school budget; reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives; appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher.

The Governing Board meets regularly, at least once every term. The committees are Children, Families and Learning and Staff, Finance and Resources. These committees feed into the Full Governing Board meetings.

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Co-opted governors, the Local Authority (LA), Parents, the Head Teacher and Staff.  The Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually or whenever there becomes a vacancy. 

All governors are linked to a specific area of school, these are called Link Governors. Teaching staff and Link Governors meet and discuss plans, data, teaching and learning, children's work and other relevant information. 

Governors are committed to providing an excellent education and environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

HESTER’S WAY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Chair of Governors: Mrs Elizabeth Rowbotham

Vice Chair: Mrs Helen Sexton

Clerk to Governors:  Vacancy

 Governors Committees

Children, Families and Learning incl PP, Attendance & SEND:

Helen Sexton – Chair

Kirsti Ashman

Jonathan Glover

Lyn Chamberlain

Jackie Harris

 

Staff,  Finance and Resources incl Premises and H&S:

Sian Barrow – Chair

Kirsti Ashman

Pippa O’Connell

Elizabeth Rowbotham

 Tracey Cotterill

Penny Morse

 

 

Subject

Link Governor

Teaching Staff

English

Liz Rowbotham

Senior Leadership Team

Mathematics

Lyn Chamberlain

SarahRoyle

Science

 

Emma Best

Theme including PSCHE

 

Senior Leadership Team

Religious Education/ SMSC

 

              Jane Moody

Early Years

 

Alex Gilbert-Green

SEND

Helen Sexton

Mel Richards

Safeguarding

Elizabeth Rowbotham/Jonathan Glover

Kirsti Ashman

Attendance

Elizabeth Rowbotham/Jonathan Glover Kirsti Ashman
Safer Recruitment

Pippa O'Connell; Elizabeth Rowbotham

Kirsti Ashman; Mel Richards

 

Governor's Meeting Attendance Records: 

Governor Meeting Attendance 2017 – 18

Meeting In Attendance Apologies

FGB 14.09.17

6/7 86%

Pippa O'Connell

Rachel Orchard

Sian Barrow

Jackie Harris

Kelly Ives

Kirsti Ashman

Lesley Dodwell

Moira Coats

Curriculum & Standards 18.10.17

2/4 50% of current committee members

Quorate due to other Governors being able

to attend this meeting.

(Committee Members to be discussed 

at next FGB)

 

 

Pippa O'Connell

Sian Barrow

Jackie Harris

Kirsti Ashman

Lesley Dodwell

Kelly Ives

Rachel Orchard

Moira Coats

Finance & Personnel 18.10.17

3/4 75%

Pippa O'Connell

Sian Barrow

Kirsti Ashman

Lesley Dodwell

Rachel Orchard

Premises & Haealth and Safety 18.10.17

2/4 50% of current committee members

Quorate due to other Governors being able

to attend this meeting.

(Committee Members to be discussed 

at next FGB)

Pippa O'Connell

Sian Barrow

Jackie Harris

Kirsti Ashman

Lesley Dodwell

Rachel Orchard

Moira Coats - resigned

FGB 16.11.18

Pippa O'Connell

Kirsti Ashman

Jackie Harris

Rachel Orchard

Sian Barrow

Kelly Ives

Curriculum & Standards 11.01.18

Pippa O'Connell

Rachel Orchard

Kirsti Ashman

Jackie Harris

Kelly Ives
Finance & Personnel 11.01.18

Pippa O'Connell

Rachel Orchard

Kirsti Ashman

Sian Barrow
Premises and Health & Safety 11.01.18

Pippa O'Connell

Rachel Orchard

Kirsti Ashman

Jackie Harris

 
FGB 08.03.18 

Pippa O'Connell

Elizabeth Rowbotham

Nicholle Barrowcliffe

Kirsti Ashman

Kelly Ives

Jackie Harris

Rachel Orchard

Sian Barrow

FGB 29.03.18

Pippa O'Connell

Elizabeth Rowbotham

Nicholle Barrowcliffe

Kirsti Ashman

Helen Sexton

Rachel Orchard

Sian Barrow

Kelly Ives

Jackie Harris

Premises 03.05.18    
Curriculum 28.06.18    
FGB 19.07.18    

 

Governor Meeting Attendance 2016 – 17

Meeting

In Attendance

Apologies

FGB 22.09.16

 

6/7 Attendees 86%

Rachel Orchard

Sian Barrow

Pippa O’Connell

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

Lisa Belshaw

Curriculum & Standards 13.10.16

 

4/5 Attendees 80%

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

Lisa Belshaw

Premises & Health & Safety

13.10.16

 

4/4 Attendees 100%

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

None

Finance & Personnel

13.10.16

 

3/4 Attendees 75%

Rachel Orchard

Pippa O’Connell

Kirsti Ashman

Sian Barrow

FGB 24.11.16

 

4/7 Attendees 60%

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

Pippa O’Connell

Sian Burrows

Lisa Belshaw

Curriculum & Standards

07.01.17

 

4/4 Attendees 100%

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

None

Premises & Health & Safety

07.01.17

 

4/4 Attendees 100%

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

None

Finance & Personnel

07.01.17

 

4/4 Attendees 100%

Rachel Orchard

Pippa O’Connell

Sian Burrows

Kirsti Ashman

None

FGB

19.01.17

 

 

5/7 Attendees 71%

Rachel Orchard

Pippa O’Connell

Jackie Harris

Kelly Ives

Kirsti Ashman

Moira Coats

Sian Burrows

02.03.17 

Curriculum & Standards

4/4 Attendees 100%

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

 

 None

02.03.17

Premises & Health & Safety

4/4 Attendees 100%

 

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

None

02.03.17

Finance & Personnel 

No meeting as not quorate

 

 

19.05.17 FGB

5/7  Attendees 71%

Rachel Orchard

Pippa O'Connell

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

Sian Barrow

Kelly Ives

25.05.17 FGB

6/7 Attendees 76%

Rachel Orchard

Pippa O'Connell

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

Kelly Ives

Sian Barrow

22.06.17 Curriculum & Standards

5/7 Attendees 71%

 

 

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

Sian Barrow

Lesley Dodwell

Kelly Ives

Pippa O'Connell

22.06.17 Premises & Health & Safety

No meeting as not quorate

 

22.06.17 Finance & Personnel

 

Rachel Orchard

Jackie Harris (Attended meeting to make quorate - only public finance info discussed)

Kirsti Ashman

Sian Barrow

Lesley Dodwell

Pippa O'Connell

13.07.17 FGB

6/7 Attendees 86%

Rachel Orchard

Pippa O'Connell

Jackie Harris

Moira Coats

Kirsti Ashman

Sian Barrow

Kelly Ives

 

Governor Information - Terms of Office and Interests: 

Name

Type

Role

Elected by

Term of Office

Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests & Governance in any other schools

Mrs Elizabeth Rowbotham

Local Authority Chair Governors   None
Mrs Helen Sexton Co-opted Vice Chair Governors   None

Mrs Pippa O’Connell

Co-opted

SFR

 

Governors

25.06.15 – 24.06.19

 

None

 

Ms. Sian Barrow

Parent

SFR

Parents

TBC

Teacher in local school

Mrs Jackie Harris

Staff

CFL

Staff

25.06.15 – 24.06.19

 

Member of Staff

 

         

 

         

Miss Kirsti Ashman

Head Teacher

Sits on all committee meetings, except during matters arising concerning HT role

Automatically Governor as the Head

11.04.16

Member of Staff