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Governors

What School Governors Do:

The Local Governing Board at Elworth Hall Primary School works very hard to ensure that everyone associated with the school is provided with every opportunity to develop and grow in a secure and safe environment. We do this by ensuring that members of the Governing Board can bring broad, different skills and expertise to the role. The Chair and Vice Chair are elected by the Governors on an annual basis or when needed. 

A Governor is there to:

  • Provide a strategic view - help to set and maintain the broad framework within which the Head Teacher and the staff should run the school
  • Act as a critical friend - provide the Head Teacher with support and offer advice and information but also to provide some challenge. The governing body is there to monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness and governors should therefore be prepared to ask challenging questions
  • To ensure accountability - the Head Teacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance. In turn the governing body is accountable to all stakeholders on the school’s overall performance

 

Types of Governor at Elworth Hall Primary School:

  • Parent Governors - parents or carers elected by other parents or carers with children at the School or, on occasion, appointed by the governing body;
  • Staff Governors - the Head Teacher and staff members elected by teaching and support Staff;
  • Community and Co-Opted Governors - individuals chosen by governors from the local area who represent community interests;
  • LA Governors - appointed by the Local Authority who take regard of the skills and experience which schools require and appoint candidates who support the schools’ ethos and mission;
  • Associate Members - a discretionary category appointed by the governing body from individuals who may be able to make specific contributions, but who is not a governor and has no vote at full governing body meetings but may have limited voting rights at committee level.

 

Committee Structure at Elworth Hall Primary School:

The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets six times each year, half termly and separate Personnel Committee meetings are convened as and when required.  The local governing board can delegate many of its functions to: a sub-committee, an individual governor, or to the headteacher where and when necessary. The governing board, however, always remains accountable for any decisions taken including those delegated to a committee or an individual. 

Listed below is the difference in committee role and responsibilities: 

  • Curriculum Committee – Covers all aspects of teaching including planning, marking and feedback, Curriculum, Special Education Needs, Support and intervention, Spiritual, Moral and Cultural Development, Monitoring and evaluation, Pupils, parents’ carers’ and staff views of these areas, Assessments, Community association.
  • Resources Committee – The areas of responsibility for this group are monitoring the Budget, Buildings and Maintenance, Health and Safety, School Fund, Breakfast and After School Club, Statutory Policy review and approval, Third Party Contractual commitments.
  • Pay Committee – This committee is responsible for ensuring all staff pay policies and procedures are adhered to and they are reviewed regularly in line with Local Authority guidelines.

 

If you are interested in joining our Governing Board or would like more information, please contact our Chair of Governors - Mrs Kelly Johnston by email: chair@elworthhall.cheshire.sch.uk.

Meeting Dates 2022 - 2023

DateStartEndCommitteeMeeting
Tue 13 Sep 202200:0000:00Elworth Hall Primary SchoolGovernor Planning Day 22-23
Mon 10 Oct 202216:3018:30 FGB meeting
Tue 6 Dec 202216:3018:30 FGB Meeting
Tue 7 Feb 202316:3018:30 FGB Meeting
Tue 21 Mar 202316:3018:30 FGB Meeting
Tue 16 May 202316:3018:30 FGB Meeting
Tue 27 Jun 202316:3018:30 FGB Meeting

 

Committee Members 2022 - 2023

Governor NamesCapacity
Mrs Emma Clark Head Teacher
Mrs Georgina Martin Staff
Mrs Kim Edge Parent
Mrs Kelly Johnston Chair FGB & Pay CommitteeParent
Mrs Vivienne Mees - Chair Curriculum Committee     Co-Opted
Mr Richard BirchenoughCo-Opted
Ms Laura ChurchillCo-Opted
Mr Nick KeeganCo-Opted
Mrs Gill Merry - Chair Resources CommitteeLocal Authority
Rachel LurlanoClerk
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