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Information about the Governors

Information about Governors

 

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors or another member of the Governing Body, please do so through the school office by popping into reception or calling 0151 288 6054.

 

The Governing Body of Springwell Park plays a crucial role in the life and work of our school. It is made up of 6 volunteers from the local and wider community, plus the Headteacher and a member of staff. 

 

The school Governing Body holds 6 full board meetings each year. We have made sure that our Governors have a full range of skills so that they can challenge the school and provide support as and when required.

 

The main work of the governing body is outlined below:

  • Setting and reviewing the schools aims and policies
  • Taking the lead on the Head teacher performance management and monitoring of staff appraisal
  • Monitoring the well-being of pupils
  • Continuing to improve the standards of teaching and pupil achievement
  • Setting the school’s budget and monitoring expenditure
  • Acting as a link between the local community and the school
  • Dealing with complaints about the school
  • Drawing up an action plan after inspection and monitoring the success of the plan

This doesn’t mean that we manage the school. Professionals are employed to do this. Governors provide support and challenge and hold the school to account. As Governors this means that we also have the responsibility to act in a certain way and this is outlined in our Code of Conduct.

 

 

Springwell Park Governing Board

Headteacher: Miss T. Webley

 

Chairperson: Mrs Adele Browne   Vice Chairperson: Sue Green

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors please call the school office or write to the school address.

Clerk to the Governors: Pauline Neilson

 

Name Category Appointed by Term of Office   Expires Roles and Responsibilities
Miss Tracy Webley Headteacher Governing Body 4 years   31.08.19 Headteacher, Curriculum and Assessment
Sue Green Co-opted Governing Body 4 years   18.10.20  Vice Chair, Finance, Premises, Staffing and Pay
Clare Evans Staff Elected by Staff 4 years   28.11.20 Safeguarding, LAC, SEN
Adele Browne Co-opted Governing Body 4 years   19.03.21 Chair, Attendance, Safeguarding, behaviour
Cathy Simpson Parent Elected by Parents 4 years   28.03.20 EYFS, Online Safety, Curriculum
David O'Callaghan Parent Elected by parents 4 years   12.06.21 Online Safety, SEN, GDPR, Data
Jane Thurgood-Parkes Co-opted Governing Body 4 years   9-07-22  
Frank McFarlane Co-opted Governing Body 4 years   9-07-22  

 

 

 

Former Governors 

Name Category Term of office Stood down
Phil Nottingham Staff 4 years 21.12.16
Alan Blackburn Co-opted 4 years 21.12.16
Darren Hardy Co-opted 4 years 19.05.18
Cllr Trish Hardy Local Authority 4 years 19.05.18
Daren Viedman Co-opted 4 years 24.05.18

 

Register of interests

 

Name of Governor Declared Interest
Adele Browne Governor at Litherland High
Sue Green None
David O'Callaghan None
Cathy Simpson None
Clare Evans None
Tracy Webley None
Frank McFarlane

Chair of governors at Archbishop Blanch school

Governor at Litherland High

Jane Thurgood - Parkes None

 

Record of attendance 2016-2017

 

 

Name  Scheduled Meetings Meetings Attended Apologies Accepted Absent
Tracy Webley 6 6 0 0
Cllr Daren Veidman 6 5 0 0
Sue Green 6 4 2 0
Cllr Trish Hardy 6 5 1 0
Darren Hardy 6 2 2 0
Phil Nottingham 6 0 2 0
Adele Brown 6 5 1

0

Cathy Simpson 6 6 0 0
Alan Blackburn 6 2 0 0
Clare Evans 6 4 0 0
David O'Callaghan 6 1 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record of attendance 2015-2016

 

 

Name  Scheduled Meetings Meetings Attended Apologies Accepted Absent
Tracy Webley 6 6 0 0
Cllr Daren Veidman 6 4 2 0
Sue Green 6 5 1 0
Cllr Trish Hardy 6 5 1 0
Darren Hardy 6 3 3 0
Alan Blackburn 6 4 2 0
Phil Nottingham 6 6 0 0
Adele Brown 6 3 3

0

Cathy Simpon 6 6 0 0

 

 

 

Record of attendance 2014-2015

 

Name Scheduled Meetings Meetings Attended Apologies Accepted Absent
Des Stubbs 6 6 0 0
Darren Veidman 6 4 2 0
Sue Green  6 6 0 0
Daren Hardy 6 4 2 0
Trish Hardy 6 5 1 0
Alan Blackburn 6 6 0 0
Cathy Simpson 6 5 1 0
Adele Browne 6 6 0 0
Phil Nottingham 6 6 0 0

 

Types of Governors

At Springwell Park we have 4 different types of Governor:

Parent Governor

The Governing body has 2 Parent Governors.  Parents, including carers, of pupils at our school can stand for election as a Governor.  Parent Governors nominate themselves and, if there are more nominations than spaces available on the Governing Body, they are elected by other parents at the school.  If not enough parents nominate themselves for election, the governing body may approach and appoint parents.

 

Authority Governor

Local Authorities appoint governors to schools and candidates are appointed without any political affiliation or preference. Authorities may appoint minor authority representatives, e.g. district and parish councillors, as authority governors.  Springwell is currently awaiting 1 Authority Governor.

 

Headteacher Governor

The Headteacher is a Staff Governor.  In Springwell the position for the 1st staff Governor is held for the

Headteacher.  This position is not subject to election.

 

Staff Governor

Our Governing body has 2 positions for staff Governors; the first position is for the Headteacher.  Teaching and support staff working at the School, may become governors as long as they are on the payroll (volunteers working in the school do not qualify). Staff governors nominate themselves and, if more staff are nominated than the 1 position available, an election is held.  This election is only open to members of staff in the school.

 

Co-opted Governor

A Co-opted Governor is a person from the local or wider community who is asked to be part of the governing body because of their skills, knowledge and experience.  Our school has 4 Co-opted Governors.

 

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