Governors

Hello and welcome to the Governor's webpage.

Governance at The Birches Specialist Support Primary School (as at May 2019)

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

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

( TLA )

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

( PDBW )

 

The above committees meet:

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

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

Teaching, Learning & Assessment ( TLA ) - Once per term – 3 times per year Chairperson: Sam Barnwell

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

 

Governors who have served in the last 12 months (as at May 2019) :

Name

Governor Type

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Date stepped down

Appointed by

CURRENT GOVERNORS

Mrs Louise Lynn

Co-opted

18.10.16

4 years

N/A

FGB

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

1.12.15

4 years

N/A

FGB

Mrs Lynn Marsden

Co-opted

( Staff )

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

Mrs Beth Clifford

Teacher

4.2.19

4 years

N/A

Teacher Election

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 Sam Barnwell

Parent

19.1.16

4 years

N/A

Parental Election

 Claire Riley

Parent

17.5.19

4 years

N/A

Parental Election

CURRENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Mrs Lorna Downer

Parent Engagement

29.11.16

1 year

N/A

FGB

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS WHO HAVE SERVED IN LAST 12 MONTHS

Mr Robin Anthony

Associate - Fundraising

28.11.17

1 year

1.9.18

FGB

Mrs Collette Vanderpool

Parent

12.12.17

4 years

5.2.19

Parental Election

Ms. Judy Mapplebeck

Teacher

20.1.15

4 years

19.1.19

Teacher 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

Mrs Louise Lynn

Co-opted

Headteacher of Piper Hill School part of Prospere Learning Trust

Mr Rob O’Hara

Headteacher

Governor for proposed new free school – Prospect House

Mr Cieran Cassidy

Local Authority

Employed by Manchester City Council

Mrs Mary Beer

Co-opted

Business Manager at Piper Hill School part of Prospere Learning Trust

Mrs Lynn Marsden

Co-opted

( Staff )

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

Mrs Beth Clifford

Teacher

none

Mr Martin Hyman

Co-opted

none

Ms. Jamie Bytheway

Co-opted

none

Mrs Sam Barnwell

Parent

Treasurer and Executive member of MGA

Mrs Lorna Downer

 

Associate

Parent Engagement

Awaiting declaration

 

Attendance Record for the Full Governing and Committees (Previous Academic Year 2017/18)

Full Governing Body

17/10/17

30/1/18

20/3/18

1/5/18

10/7/18

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attended

Possible

%

S Barnwell

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5

5

100

M Beer

Y

A

Y

Y

A

3

5

60

L Mayne

Y

 

 

 

 

1

1

100

C Vanderpool

 

A

A

A

A

0

4

0

L Lynn

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5

5

100

J Mapplebeck

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5

5

100

L Marsden

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

4

5

 80

A Forbes

Y

 

 

 

 

1

100

B Woolley

 

Y

Y

Y

A

3

4

75

R O’Hara

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5

5

100

W Omara

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5

5

100

M Hyman

 

 

 

 

Y

1

1

100

C Cassidy

 

 

 

 

Y

1

1

100

J Blytheway

 

 

 

 

Y

1

1

100

R Anthony*

AB

Y

Y

Y

Y

4

5

80

L Downer*

AB

Y

A

A

Y

2

5

40

 

*Associate member

Finance

Personnel and Premises

10/10/17

21/11/17

18/1/18

6/3/18

19/4/18

5/6/18

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attended

Possible

%

R Anthony*

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

5

6

83

S Barnwell

 

 

 

 

A

AB

0

2

0

M Beer

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

J Mapplebeck

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

L Mayne

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

2

2

100

R O’Hara

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6

6

100

 

*Associate member

NOTE: Other Committees have been re-constituted this academic year

 

Individual designated Governor Roles 2018/19

 

Committee Chairs – see point 1 above

 

Vice Chairs – see below:

Full Governing Body ( FGB ) – Sam Barnwell

Finance, Premises & Personnel ( FPP ) – Martin Hyman

Teaching, Learning & Assessment ( TLA ) – Cieran Cassidy

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare ( PDBW ) – Walid Omara

 

 

Child Protection & Safeguarding – Walid Omara

Pupil Premium – Jamie Bytheway

Health & Safety – Cieran Cassidy

GDPR & Website Compliance – Mary Beer

 

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