Governors

Hello and welcome to the Governor's webpage.

School Governance at The Birches Specialist Support School

 

Following a number of recent changes to Governors in 2017-18, the school has re-structured the Governing Body and how it works, to ensure that it is both efficient and effective for the school.

Our new structure of the Governing Body will be:

FULL GOVERNING BODY

Supported by Committees:

Finance, Personnel & Premises ( FPP ) Pay Committee Teaching, Learning & Assessment Behaviour, Welfare & Safeguarding

 

The above committees will meet:

  • Full Governing Body ( FGB ) – Once per half term – 6 times per year Chair: Louise Lynn
  • Finance, Personnel & Premises ( FPP ) – Once per half term – 6 times per year Chair: Mary Beer
  • Pay Committee – meet as required, usually once or twice in Autumn term to review Pay policy and awards Chair: Mary Beer
  • Teaching, Learning & Assessment ( TLA ) – Once per term – 3 times per year Chair: Walid O’Mara
  • Behaviour, Welfare & Safeguarding ( BWS ) – Once per term – 3 times per year Chair: Sam Barnwell

 

Governors who have served in the last 12 months ( as at August. 2018 )

 

Full Name

Governor Details

Date appointed

Term of Office

Date stepped down

Who appointed them

CURRENT GOVERNORS

Mrs. Louise Lynn

Co-opted

18.10.16

4 years

-

Full Governing Body

Mr. Rob O’Hara

Headteacher

1.9.15

-

-

Ex-officio with headship

Mrs. Mary Beer

Co-opted

1.12.15

4 years

-

Full Governing Body

Mrs. Lynn Marsden

Co-opted

8.3.16

4 years

-

Full Governing Body

Mr. Walid Omara

Co-opted

17.1.17

4 years

-

Full Governing Body

Mrs. Barbara Woolley

Co-opted

30.1.18

4 years

-

Full Governing Body

Ms. Judy Mapplebeck

Staff

20.1.15

4 years

-

Staff

Mrs. Sam Barnwell

Parent

19.1.16

4 years

-

Parental Election

Mrs. Colette Vanderpool

Parent

12.12.17

4 years

-

Parental Election

Mr. Ciaran Cassidy

Local Authority

20.3.18

4 years

-

Full Governing Body

Mr. Martin Hyman

Co-opted

20.3.18

4 years

-

Full Governing Body

Ms. Jamie Bytheway

Co-opted

1.5.18

4 years

-

Full Governing Body

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS

Mr. Leigh Mayne

Co-opted

6.10.15

4 years

12.12.17

Full Governing Body

Mrs. Allison Forbes

Co-opted

1.11.14

4 years

12.12.17

Originally LA Governor

Mrs. Helen Harris

Parent

12.5.15

4 years

30.9.17

Parental Election

Associate Members

Mr. Robin Anthony

 

28.11.17

1 year

-

Full Governing Body

Mrs. Lorna Downer

 

30.11.17

1 year

-

Full Governing Body

 

Associate members can attend full governing board meetings, but do not have voting rights. They may be excluded from any part of a meeting where the business being considered would dictate this.

They can vote on the committees that they sit on, as agreed by the governing body.

This is set out in regulations 14(3) and 24 of the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013.

 

 

Register of Business & Pecuniary Interests for current Governors ( as at April. 2018 ) - TO BE REFRESHED AT FIRST FGB OF 2018-19

 

Full Name

Governor Details

Business & Pecuniary Interests Declared

Mrs. Louise Lynn

Co-opted

Lead Deputy Head at Piper Hill part of Prospere Learning Trust

Mr. Rob O’Hara

Headteacher

None

Mrs. Mary Beer

Co-opted

Business Manager at Piper Hill part of Prospere Learning Trust

Mrs. Lynn Marsden

Co-opted

None

Mr. Walid Omara

Co-opted

Governor at Manchester Academy, St. Marys, St. Johns, Melland High School, Chair of MGA & wife works at The Birches

Mrs. Barbara Woolley

Co-opted

None

Ms. Judy Mapplebeck

Staff

None

Mrs. Sam Barnwell

Parent

None

Mrs. Colette Vanderpool

Parent

None

Mr. Robin Anthony

Associate Member

None - Member of staff at Piper Hill part of Prospere Learning Trust

Mrs. Lorna Downer

Associate Member

Awaiting declaration

 

The Birches Specialist Support Primary School - Attendance Record for the Full Governing Body and Committees for academic year 2016 - 17

 

Full Governing Body

18/10/16

29/11/16

17/1/17

28/2/17

9/5/17

27/6/17

Attendance

             

Attended

Possible

%

S Barnwell

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

M Beer

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

A Forbes

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

H Harris

Ab

Ab

Y

Apol

Y

Apol

2

6

33

L Lynn

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5

5

100

J Mapplebeck

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

L Marsden

Y

Apol

Y

Y

Apol

Y

4

6

67

L Mayne

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

R O’Hara

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

Walid Omara

Y

Y

Y

Y

Apol

Y

5

6

83

             

52

59

88%

 

Combined Welfare / Teaching & Learning

29/11/16

9/1/17

Attendance

     

Attended

Possible

%

A Forbes

Y

Y

2

2

100

W Omara

Y

Apol

1

2

50

S Barnwell

Y

Apol

1

2

50

L Lynn

Y

Apol

1

2

50

V King ( Obs )

Y

Y

2

2

100

L Marsden

Apol

Apol

0

2

0

L Downer

Apol

Apol

0

2

0

H Harris

Y

Apol

1

2

50

     

8

16

50%

 

Finance Personnel and Premises Committee

29/11/16

17/1/17

24/4/17

6/6/17

Attendance

         

Attended

Possible

%

R Anthony*

   

Y

Y

2

2

100

M Beer

Y

Y

Y

Y

4

4

100

J Mapplebeck

Y

Y

Y

Y

4

4

100

L Mayne

Y

Y

Y

Y

4

4

100

R O’Hara

Y

Y

Y

Y

4

4

100

         

18

18

100

*Associate member

 

Welfare Committee

13.2/17

24/4/17

19/6/17

Attendance

       

Attended

Possible

%

A Forbes

Y

Y

Y

3

3

100

W Omara

Y

Apol

Apol

1

3

33

S Barnwell

Y

Y

Y

3

3

100

L Lynn

Y

Y

Y

3

3

100

V King ( Obs )

Y

Y

Y

3

3

100

L Marsden

Y

Apol

Apol

1

3

33

L Downer

Y

Y

Apol

2

3

66

H Harris

Apol

Apol

Apol

0

3

0

       

16

24

66%

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

13.2/17

24/4/17

19/6/17

Attendance

       

Attended

Possible

%

A Forbes

Y

Y

Y

3

3

100

W Omara

Y

Apol

Apol

1

3

33

S Barnwell

Y

Y

Y

3

3

100

L Lynn

Y

Y

Apol

2

3

66

V King ( Obs )

Y

Y

Y

3

3

100

L Marsden

Y

Apol

Apol

1

3

33

L Downer

Y

Y

Apol

2

3

66

H Harris

Apol

Apol

Apol

0

3

0

       

18

24

66%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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