Governors

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Governance at The Birches Specialist Support Primary School    (as at Feb 2020)

Structure of the Governing Body:

The Governing body is structured in such a way to ensure that it can carry out it’s delegated functions in the most efficient and effective way. As such the current structure is:

FULL GOVERNING BODY

( FGB )

 

Supported by committees:

 

Finance, Premises & Personnel

( FPP )

Pay Committee

Quality of Education

( Q of E )

Personal Development, Behaviour & Attitudes

( PDBA )

 

The above committees meet:

Full Governing Body ( FGB ) – Once per half term – 6 times per year Chairperson: Sam Barnwell

Finance, Premises & Personnel ( FPP ) – Once per half term – 6 times per year Chairperson: Mary Beer

Pay Committee – Meet as required – usually up to twice in the Autumn term for Pay Reviews & policy updates Chairperson: Mary Beer

Quality of Education ( Q of E ) - Once per term – 3 times per year Chairperson: Jamie Bytheway

Personal Development, Behaviour & Attitudes ( PDBA ) - Once per term – 3 times per year Chairperson: Cieran Cassidy

 

Governors who have served in the last 12 months (as at Feb 2020) :

Name

Governor Type

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Date stepped down

Appointed by

CURRENT GOVERNORS

Mrs Sam Barnwell

Parent

19.1.20

4 years

N/A

Parental Election

Mr Rob O’Hara

Headteacher

1.9.15

N/A

N/A

Ex-officio as headteacher

Mr Cieran Cassidy

Local Authority

20.3.18

4 years

N/A

FGB

Mrs Mary Beer

Co-opted

1.12.19

4 years

N/A

FGB

Mrs Lynn Marsden

Co-opted

8.3.16

4 years

N/A

FGB

Mr. Walid Omara

Co-opted

17.1.17

4 years

N/A

FGB

Mrs Barbara Woolley

Co-opted

30.1.18

4 years

N/A

FGB

Mr Martin Hyman

Co-opted

20.3.18

4 years

N/A

FGB

Ms. Jamie Bytheway

Co-opted

1.5.18

4 years

N/A

FGB

Mrs Louise Lynn

Co-opted

18.10.16

4 years

N/A

FGB

Mrs Beth Clifford

Staff

4.2.19

4 years

N/A

Teacher Election

 Claire Riley

Parent

17.5.19

4 years

N/A

Parental Election

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS WHO HAVE SERVED IN LAST 12 MONTHS

Mrs Lorna Downer

Associate - Parent Engagement

29.11.16

1 year

10.12.19

FGB

Mrs Collette Vanderpool

Parent

12.12.17

4 years

5.2.19

Parental Election

 

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 Pecuniary Interests for current Governors

( as registered at start of 2018/2019 academic year) :

Name

Governor Type

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Mr Rob O’Hara

Headteacher

Governor for proposed new free school – Prospect House

Mr Cieran Cassidy

Local Authority

Employed by Manchester City Council

Mrs Louise Lynn

Co-opted

Headteacher of Piper Hill School part of Prospere Learning Trust

Mrs Mary Beer

Co-opted

Business Manager at Piper Hill School part of Prospere Learning Trust

Mrs Lynn Marsden

Co-opted

none

Mr. Walid Omara

Co-opted

Governor at Manchester Academy, St. Marys, St. Johns, St. Chrysostoms, Melland High School.

Chair of MGA, Exec Member of Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee, Exec Member of School Forum.

Wife works at The Birches & daughter attends the school

Mrs Barbara Woolley

Co-opted

none

Mr Martin Hyman

Co-opted

none

Ms. Jamie Bytheway

Co-opted

none

Mrs Beth Clifford

Teacher

none

Mrs Sam Barnwell

Parent

Treasurer and Executive member of MGA

Mrs Claire Riley

Parent 

Awaiting declaration

 

Attendance Record for the Full Governing and Committees for the previous academic year ( see attachment )

NOTE: Some committees have been re-constituted this academic year

 

Individual designated Governor Roles 2019/20

 

Committee Chairs – see point 1 above

 

Vice Chairssee below:

Full Governing Body ( FGB ) – Barbara Woolley

Finance, Premises & Personnel ( FPP ) – Martin Hyman

Quality of Education ( Q of E ) – Cieran Cassidy

Personal Development, Behaviour & Attitudes ( PDBA ) – Barbara Woolley

 

 

Safeguarding & Prevent – Walid Omara

LAC – Jamie Bytheway

Pupil Premium & Sports Premium – Jamie Bytheway

SEND – Barbara Woolley

Behaviour & Attendance – Barbara Woolley

Health & Safety – Mary Beer

GDPR & Website Compliance – Mary Beer

 

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