Governors

Tushingham School Governors

As a Voluntary Controlled School our school aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils. 

Our Governing Body shall consist of 13 Governors;

3 parent governors elected by parents,

3 foundation governors of which 1, is the principle officiating minister in the parish of Tushingham St Chad, as Foundation governor ex-officio ~ the position comes with the job who is also a Trustee of Tushingham School, who own the land where the school building stands, the other 2 are elected by the Parochial Church Council.   

1 governor is appointed by the Local Authority, Cheshire West and Chester.

4 governors are people from the local community appointed by the governing body, they are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school,

1 governor is a member of the teaching staff and the Headteacher is also a governor..

What does a governor do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools, acting within the framework set out by national legislation and the policies of the Local Authority and the Diocese

Our Governors appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body.  Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions are to:

  • set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction the aims and objectives for our school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend) by holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of our school and our pupils, the performance management of our staff; and
  • overseeing the financial performance of our school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.

In addition to meeting as a full Governing Body each term, we operate through four committees:

  • Staffing & Financial Overview
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Pupil Welfare and Partnership
  • Headteacher Performance Management.

Our full Governing Body meets termly as do each of our other committees.

A Governor workshop is held each Autumn term

A Staff and Governors workshop is held each Spring term

A ‘Governors in school day’ is held on an annual basis too, during the Summer term.

Governing Body Minutes
A copy of the Governing Body minutes (part one) can be obtained from the Clerk to Governors, Sue Knight

Email:              sue.knight@edsential.co.uk

Location:    Whitby Hall Lodge, Whitby Park, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port

Cheshire      CH65 6QY

Visit:              www.edsential.org.uk

 

Current Membership of governing body:

Name

Category of Governor.

[Who appointed them]

Date of appointment

Term of office [4 years]

Link

Committee

Mrs Kath Shephard

Headteacher

[Ex-Officio]

16/04/2012

[Ex-Officio]

 

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

Staffing and Financial Overview.

Teaching and Learning.

Mrs Laura Jones

Staff governor

[Staff election]

12/10/2020 to 12/10/2024

 

Teaching and Learning.

Vicar of Tushingham

Foundation Governor

[Ex- Officio]

24/11/2015

[Ex-officio]

 

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

 

Mrs Carolyn Wort

Foundation Governor

[Chester Diocesan Board of Education with PCC of Tushingham St Chad]

 

02/06/2018 to 01/06/2022

I.C.T.

Pupil Premium. 

Primary School PE and Sport Premium.

Collective Worship.

Children Looked After CLA.

Pupil Welfare and Partnership. [Chair]

Teaching and Learning.[Chair]

Headteachers performance management. [Chair]

Ms Sara Wood

Parent Governor

[Parent election]

05/12/2017 to 04/12/2021

Science

English

SEN

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

Mrs Tamsyn Lea

Co-opted Governor

[Full Governing Body]

04/07/2019 to 03/07/2023

Maths

Staffing and Financial Overview.[Clerk]

Pupil Welfare and Partnership.

Mrs Jannine Davies

Local Authority

[CWAC ~ LA]

Chair of Governors

12/07/2017 to 11/07/2021

Health & Safety.

Safer Recruitment.

Safeguarding.

Child Protection.

Schools Admissions.

Training.

Early Years.

Staffing and Financial Overview. [Chair]

Teaching and Learning. [Clerk]

Mrs Wendy Forshaw

Co-opted Staff Governor.

[Full Governing Body]

Head of School

24/06/20 to 23/06/24

 

 

Staffing and Financial Overview.

Teaching and Learning.

Mr Dave Wilkinson

Co-opted Governor

[Full Governing Body]

05/12/2017 to 04/12/2021

PE

Staffing and Financial Overview.

Teaching and Learning.

Mr Tim Copping

Parent Governor

[Parent electon]

28/01/2020 to 27/01/2024

Data Protection. Staffing and Financial Overview.
Mr Harry Paton-Smith

Parent Governor

[Parent election]

28/01/2020 to 27/01/2024

  Pupil Welfare and Partnership.
Mr Tadge Szestak

Co-opted Governor

[Parent election]

11/03/2020 to 10/03/2024

  Teaching and Learning.

 

 

Previously serving governors who have served at any point over the last 12 months

Name

Category of Governor

Date stepped down

Link

Committee

Wendy Kay

Foundation Governor

[Chester Diocesan board of Education with PCC of Tushingham St Chad]

17/03/2021

RE

Pupil Welfare and Partnership [Clerk]

Staffing and Financial Overview.

Headteachers performance management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure of conflict / pecuniary interest

Name

Name of company or body

Business of company or body

Relationship to company or body

Mrs Kath Shephard

Shocklach Oviatt C.E. Primary

Primary School

Executive Headteacher

Rev. Veronica Green

None declared

 

 

Mrs Laura Jones

None declared

 

 

Mrs Carolyn Wort

None declared

 

 

Ms Sara Wood

None declared

 

 

Mr Dave Wilkinson

None declared

 

 

Mrs Jannine Davies

Quarry Plant Surfacing Ltd

Macadam reinstatement, specialist surfacing contractor

Spouse share holder

Mrs Wendy Forshaw

None declared  

 

Mrs Tamsyn Lea

None declared

 

 

Mr Tim Copping

None declared    

Mr Harry Paton-Smith

None declared    

Mr Tadge Szestak

None declared    

 

We Would Love To Hear From You!

Tushingham-with-Grindley
C of E Primary School

Tushingham, Cheshire, SY13 4QS

Mrs Jan Williams

01948 820360

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