What do the School Governors do?
Determine, with the headteacher and Aspire Educational Trust, the aims and policies of the school.
To agree targets and priorities to continually improve the school.
To monitor progress against the targets.
To act as a "critical friend" to the headteacher providing support and challenge as appropriate.
Ensure that the National Curriculum is followed.
Review the school budget.
Monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds.
Ensure that Special Educational Needs are met.
We meet at least once a term and also carry out visits to school. We may attend training sessions and seminars to help us do our job effectively.
Structure of the Governing Body
The Governing Body consists of governors who are parents, members of the local community and staff.
Who are the Governors?
Kathy Nichol, Head Teacher
Ann Harris, Chair of Governors
Chris Steiger, LA Governor
Mrs Ann Harris - Chair of Governors (co-opted governor). Special responsibility for writing. Term of office 4yrs from 27/1/2015 to 26/1/19. Pecuniary interests: Friend of Neil Gunn, GVO
Mrs Kathy Nichol - Headteacher (staff governor). Term of office from 1/9/10. Pecuniary interests: Friend/old school teacher, Mary Kirkparick of Margin Music.
Mr Ed Griffen - Deputy Chair (co-opted governor). Term of office 4 yrs from 27/1/15 to 26/1/19. No pecuniary interests.
Mr Trevor Langston - Co-opted governor. Special responsibility for Pupil Premium. Term of office 4 yrs from 27/1/15 to 26/1/19. Pecuniary interests: Julie Langston (wife) is Teaching Assistant at Puss Bank. Governor at Tytherington School.
Mrs Diane Milne - Co-opted governor. Term of office 4 yrs from 27/1/15 to 26/1/19. Special responsibility for safeguarding & for reading. No pecuniary interests.
Mr Chris Steiger - LA governor. Term of office 4 yrs from 8/2/14 - 7/2/18. No pecuniary interests.
Mrs Susanne Tidswell - Parent governor. Term of office 4yrs from 8/11/13 to 7/11/17. Special responsibility for Nursery. No pecuniary interests.
Ms Caitlin Farrow - Staff governor. Term of office 4yrs from 14/10/14 to 13/10/18. No pecuniary interests.
Mrs Jayme Hodgkinson - Parent governor. Term of office 4yrs from 8/2/16 to 7/2/20. Special responsibility for SEND. No pecuniary interests.
Mr Matthew Cooper - Co-opted governor. Term of office 4yrs from 8/2/16 to 7/2/20. Special responsiblity for health and safety. No pecuniary interests.
Mr Michael Warren - Co-opted governor. Term of office 4 yrs from 15/05/17 to 14/05/21.
If you wish to know more, please contact us care of the school office.
Instrument of Governance