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"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. Lauren Robertson

Vice Chair of Governors - Mrs. Penny Johnson

 

Foundation Governors
Mr. Frank McGuire - Maths & Pupil Premium
Rev. Rebecca Crowe - RE & Ethos
Mrs. Lauren Robertson - ICT 
Mrs. June Frances Warlow - SEND & Inclusion 

Vacancy
Vacancy

 

Parent Governors
Mrs. Tish Harrison
Mr. Daniel Campbell

 

Staff Governors

Mrs. A. Rigby - Staff Governor

Mr. J. Owen - Headteacher

 

Local Authority Governor
Mr. Richard Grimmer - Humanities

 

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.

 

 

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.

School Governing Body 2017-2018

Headteacher: Mr Jason Owen

Chair: Mrs Lauren Robertson Vice-Chair: Mrs Penny Johnson

Clerk to the Governors: Ms Lisa Adams

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of Office

Role & Committees

Mr Jason Owen

Headteacher

01.09.17

Governing Body

N/A

All

Mrs Lauren Robertson

Foundation

03.07.14

Church

4 Years

Chair

Mrs Penny Johnson

Foundation

05.05.17

Church

4 Years

Standards & Progress

Mr Frank Maguire

Foundation

30.04.13

Diocese

4 Years

Standards & Progress, Assets, HT Performance Review

Mrs June Warlow

Foundation

25.11.13

Church

4 Years

Assets, HT Performance Review

Rev Rebecca Roberts

Vicar

01.07.16

Church

4 Years

Assets, RE, Distinctiveness

VACANY

Foundation

 

 

 

 

VACANY

Foundation

 

 

 

 

Mr Daniel Campbell

Parent

30.09.14

Parent Election

4 Years

Assets

Mrs Letisha Harrison

Parent

20.04.16

Parent Election

4 Years

Assets, PTA

Mrs Angela Rigby

Staff

01.12.16

Staff Election

4 Years

Assets, Health & Safety

Mr Richard Grimmer

Local Authority

19.12.2007

Local Authority

4 Years

Asset Committee

Observer

Name

Position

Date Appointed

Voting Rights

Role and Committees

Mrs Janette Pyne

Deputy Headteacher

01.09.16

None

Observer on Standards/Assets/ FGB Meetings

Former Governors 2016-2017

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of Office

Stood Down

Miss Dawn Rapson

Headteacher

04.07.14

Governing Body

N/A

31.08.17

Mrs May Carroll

Foundation

29.03.13

Church

4 Years

31.08.17


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

 

Mr Richard Grimmer

Assistant Headteacher, Birchwood Community High School

Governing Board Attendance Record 2016-2017

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