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Welcome from the Chair of the Governing Body

 

If you have already chosen to send your child to our wonderful school then thank you for doing so. If you are thinking of choosing our school then in my opinion you could not be making a better choice.

 

I am proud as Chair of Governors to lead such a fantastic, totally inclusive and oversubscribed school. My fellow Governors and I, led by a great leadership team and staff at the school feel honoured to be involved in this great school.

 

We like to feel that children who come to this school will leave the school with great memories, be fully rounded and well prepared for the future.         

 

I believe the opportunities which the children receive at this school are second to none. Our dedicated staff, both teaching and non-teaching provide the children with a creative and enriched curriculum, a great safe learning environment with many diverse after school activities.

 

Thank you again for considering or choosing our school.

 

Phil Huddart

Chair of Governors

Who are the Governors?

 

The school governing body consist of 16 volunteers. The current constitution is made up of one governor elected by the local authority, five parent governors, who are elected by the parents of pupils at the school, one staff governor elected by the staff at the school, the school headteacher and eight co-opted governors. The co-opted governors are elected by the Governing Body and will usually be people from the local community who have specific skills, such as management, financial, legal or human resources.

All governors are elected to serve for four years before they have to apply for re-election.

 

The Members of the Governing Body

Name

Category

Responsibility

Committee Membership

Term of Office

Register of Interests

Relationship with School Staff

Phil Huddart

Co-opted

Chair of Governors

Chair of Staffing Committee

Standards and Curriculum

Finance and Buildings

Staffing

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

None

None

Alice Earnshaw

Parent

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Standards and Curriculum Committee

Standards and Curriculum

Staffing

14.03.11 – 13.03.19

Director of Education Consultancy Children Count Ltd

AliceHansen.co.uk Education Author

None

Susan Penney

Headteacher

 

Standards and Curriculum

Finance and Buildings

Health and Safety

Staffing

 

Trustee of More Music Morecambe

None

Clive Barker

Local Authority

Chair of Health and Safety Committee

Finance and Buildings

Health and Safety

Staffing

20.05.14 – 19.05.18

None

None

Louise Brady

Parent

 

Standards and Curriculum

04.02.16 – 03.02.20

The Body Shop at Home Consultant

None

Alastair Brock

Parent

 

Finance and Buildings

Health and safety

11.11.13 – 10.11.17

None

None

Jane Davies

Co-opted/Non-teaching staff

 

Standards and Curriculum

Health and Safety

Staffing

02.11.15 – 01.11.19

None

None

John Day

Co-opted

 

Finance and Buildings

Staffing

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

None

None

Wendy Hacking

Parent

 

Standards and Curriculum

 

12.03.10 – 11.03.18

None

None

Sarah Price

Co-opted

 

Standards and Curriculum

Finance and Buildings

Health and Safety

Staffing

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

None

None

Maisha Stalker

Teacher

 

Staffing

01.09.16 – 31.08.21

None

None

Mark Stephens

Parent

 

Standards and Curriculum

Health and Safety

02.02.14 – 01.02.18

None

None

Chris Stephenson

Co-opted

 

 

Health and Safety

Staffing

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

None

None

Michael Stubbington

Co-opted

 

Finance and Buildings

Health and Safety

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

None

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1

 

Front row: (from left to right) Sue Penney, Phil Huddart, Roger Muckle

Middle row: Sarah Price, Paula Collins, Alice Earnshaw, Wendy Hacking

Back row: Mark Stephens, John Day, Alastair Brock, Amanda Quirke, Chris Stephenson, Michael Stubbington

 

What do we do as Governors?

 

Governors are responsible for the strategic management and direction of the school. The Governors are not involved in the day to day management of the school, as that is the responsibility of the Headteacher. 

 

The Governors meet as a full Governing Body at least once a term. The majority of Governor work is done by working committees.

 

Here at Torrisholme we have the following working committees. These committees also meet at least once a term:

 

1. Staffing Committee - Chair Phil Huddart

 

This committee deals with all personnel matters relating to the school including formulating and agreeing HR policies. This Committee also appoints all the staff who work at the school.

 

2. Finance and Buildings Committee - Chair Vacant

 

This committee deals with all the finance relating to the school including formulation and managing and monitoring the school budget.

 

3. Standards and Curriculum Committee - Chair Alice Earnshaw

 

This committee monitors the school curriculum including analysing the pupil attainment in the school.

 

 

4. Health and Safety Committee - Chair Clive Barker

 

This committee is responsible for managing health and safety in school ensuring that all the children and staff are safe.

 

In addition to these working committees there are a number of statutory committees which the school is required to have. These include staff discipline, grievance, parental complaints, and pay policy. Thankfully at Torrisholme, these rarely meet with the exception of the Pay Policy Committee, which meets annually to set performance targets for the Headteacher, formulates the school pay policy and agrees staff advancement. 

 

In addition a number of Governors also act as class governors being attached to specific years. These Governors follow that class through the school and attend events which the year groups are involved in and participate in school trips.

 

A list of class governors and the years they represent can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

Governors also attending training sessions to further equip them to dealing with the rigours of being a school governor.

 

If you would like to find out any more information regarding the school governors please contact the Chair of Governors via the school.

 

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