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Information about the Governors

Information about the 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 7 volunteers from the local and wider community, plus the Headteacher and a member of staff.

 

When we are recruiting for the Governing Body, we use the National Governors Association skills audit to ensure our Governors have a wide range of skills to challenge and support our school.

 

The school Governing Body holds 6 full board meetings each year. 

 

The Governor role is a strategic rather than operational role. This means Governors do not get involved in the day to day running of the school. Instead they support and challenge the school's leadership team to drive school improvement. 

 

Governors have three core duties:

  • Plan the strategic direction of the school 
  • Oversee financial performance of the school and ensure the money is well-spent
  • Hold the school leadership team to account

 

Governors 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

Clerk to the Governors: Christine Hall

 

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

 

 

 

NameTerm of officeDate of appointmentAppointed by
Adele Browne4 years20/03/17Co-opted
Sue Green4 years02/06/08Co-opted
David O'Callaghan4 years22/05/17LA
Tracy Webley4 years01/09/15Headteacher
Jane Thurgood-Parkes4 years09/07/18Co-opted
Frank McFarlane4 years09/07/18Co-opted
Tom Hanlon4 years20/09/21Staff
Hayley Fitzsimmons4 years 27/05/21Parent
Lindsey Foster 4 years16/11/21Parent

 

 

 

 

 

Former Governors 

NameCategoryTerm of officeStood down
Phil NottinghamStaff4 years21/12/16
Alan BlackburnCo-opted4 years21/12/16
Darren HardyCo-opted4 years19/05/18
Cllr Trish HardyLocal Authority4 years19/05/18
Daren ViedmanCo-opted4 years24/05/18
Cathy SimpsonParent4 years29/03/20
Clare EvansStaff4 years 31/08/21
Debbie RogersParent4 years 30/09/21

 

Register of interests 

 

Name of GovernorDeclared Interest (including relevant business and financial interests and governance roles in other settings)
Adele BrowneGovernor at Litherland High
Sue GreenNone
David O'CallaghanGovernor at Redgate Primary
Tom Hanlon None
Hayley Fitzsimmons None
Tracy WebleyNone
Frank McFarlane

Chair of Governors at Archbishop Blanch school

Governor at Litherland High

Jane Thurgood - ParkesNone
Lindsey Foster None

 

Record of Attendance 2020-2021 

 

 

NameScheduled MeetingsAttended MeetingsApologiesAbsences

Adele Browne

6

3

3

-

Clare Evans

6

5

1

-

Hayley Fitzsimmons

(term of office started 13/07/2021)

1

1

-

-

Sue Green66--

Frank McFarlane

6

6

-

-

David O’Callaghan

(changes in terms of office)

6

6

-

-

Debbie Rogers 

64

2

-

Jane Thurgood-Parkes

6

6

-

-

Tracy Webley

6

6

-

-

 

Record of Attendance 2019-2020

 

 

NameScheduled MeetingsAttended MeetingsApologiesAbsences

Adele Browne

5

5

0

0

Clare Evans

5

5

0

0

Sue Green

5

4

1

0

Frank McFarlane

5

5

0

0

David O’Callaghan

5

5

0

0

Cathy Simpson

(term of office ended Mar 2020)

3

1

2

0

Jane Thurgood-Parkes

5

3

2

0

Tracy Webley

5

5

0

0

Record of Attendance 2018-2019

 

 

Name

 Scheduled

Meetings

Meetings AttendedApologies AcceptedAbsences

Adele Browne

6

4

1

1

Clare Evans

6

6

-

-

Sue Green

6

5

1

-

Franck McFarlane

6

5

1

-

David O’Callaghan

6

6

-

-

Cathy Simpson

6

4

2

-

Jane Thurgood-Parkes

6

4

2

-

Tracy Webley

6

6

-

-

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.  

 

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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