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Birchwood C of E Primary School

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Governors

"Governors share the determination and ambition of the headteacher. Visits to the school, links with subject leaders, use of performance data and regular meetings where standards are the focus, help governors to know the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Governors use this information to ask challenging questions of senior leaders to check that actions are making a positive difference to the pupils."

OFSTED 2015 

 

Chair of Governors - Mrs. Penny Johnson

Vice Chair of Governors - Rev. Rebecca Crowe

 

Foundation Governors

Mrs. Penny Johnson - Standards & Progress
Mr. Frank McGuire - Maths & Pupil Premium
Rev. Rebecca Crowe - RE & Ethos
Mrs. June Frances Warlow - SEND & Inclusion 

Mr. Greg Bowkett 
Mr. David Littlewood

Vacancy

 

Parent Governors
Mrs. Adriana Zwolan
Vacancy

 

Staff Governors

Mrs. A. Rigby - Staff Governor

Mr. J. Owen - Headteacher

Mrs. S. Bentley - Head of School

 

Local Authority Governor
Mrs. S. Graham

 

Clerk to Governors
Miss Lisa Adams

 

Our governors can be contacted via the school office. If you would like to know more about the role of the governor, read the document below or contact us at school, we'd be happy to help.

School Governing Body 2018-2019

Head of School: Mrs S Bentley

Headteacher: Mr Jason Owen

Chair: Mrs Penny Johnson Vice-Chair: Rev.Rebecca Roberts

Clerk to the Governors: Ms Lisa Adams

 

Jason Owen

Siobhan Bentley

Penny Johnson

Frank Maguire

June Warlow

Rev Rebecca Roberts

Adriana Zwolan

Vacancy

Angela Rigby

Sue Graham

Greg Bowkett

David Littlewod

Type of governor

Headteacher

Head of School

Foundation

Foundation

Foundation

Vicar

Parent

Parent

Staff

Local Authority

Foundation

Foundation

Start date

01.09.17

20.06.18

05/05/2016

29/04/2013

24/11/2009

01/07/2016

26/09/2018

 

01/12/2016

13/07/2018

05/07/2018

18/07/2018

End date

N/A

whilst in post

04/05/2020

28/04/2021

23/11/2021

N/A

25/09/2022

 

30/11/2020

12/07/2022

04/07/2022

17/07/2022

Elected by

Governing Body

Governing Body

Church

Diocese

Church

Church

Elected by parents

Elected by parents

Elected by staff

Local Authority

Diocese

Diocese

 

Former Governors 2018-2019

 

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of Office

Stood Down

Mrs. L. Harrison

Parent Governor

20.04.2016

Parents

4 Years

31.08.18

Mr. D. Campbell

Parent Governor

30.09.2014

Parents

4 Years

29.09.18

 


Register of Interests

 

Name of Governor

Declared Interest

Mr Frank Maguire

Member of St Andrews C of E Primary, Warrington, Governing Body.

Member of the District Primary, St Helens, Governing Body.

Member and Director of the Rainbow Education Multi-Academy Trust.

Mrs Penny Johnson

Board of Director for the WPAT and Liverpool DMAT.

Educational Consultant to schools in Warrington

 

 

What do governors do at Birchwood C of E Primary School?

Together with our Headteacher, they are responsible for making sure our school provides good quality education.

 

They are involved in lots of the decision making that ensures the smooth running of the school but also its development.

 

New initiatives are often discussed and planned by the governors. In this way the governors are critical to the success and future improvement of the school.

 

What skills do governors need?

No formal qualifications are necessary but our school is keen to attract people in the community who can bring energy, experience, commitment and fresh ideas.

 

Being a governor can be very rewarding!

Despite the fact that governors are volunteers, they can get a great deal from the work and time they put in. It gives them a chance to:

  • make a difference to how well schools are run
  • see how their efforts help raise standards
  • do something positive for the next generation
  • serve the local community
  • help realise their own potential by learning new skills
  • enjoy working in a team

 

How much of your time is needed?

Our Governing Body meets at least once a term, usually after school or in the early evening. In addition, governors need to attend committee meetings, school events and appropriate training. Governors are encouraged to visit our school during the day to see us in action, and to get to know the staff and pupils. Governors usually serve for four years.

 

Our school is part of a local partnership, the Chair and Headteacher meet on a termly basis with their counterparts from these schools. Support & training is always an agenda item at these meetings.

 

What support will you receive?

Support, training and guidance are available from our school. If you would like to find out more about being a governor please contact the school office for an informal chat.

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