Governors

THE BIRCHES

SPECIALIST SUPPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL

GOVERNING BODY

 

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS for all Governors who have served at any point in the last 12 months

Governing Body Composition as per our Instrument of Governance (12 Governors )

Local Authority Governors = 1

Co-opted Governors = 7

Parent Governors = 2

Staff Governor = 1

Headteacher ( Ex-officio ) = 1

 

CURRENT GOVERNING BODY

Chair of Governors

Barbara Woolley

(FGB Chair) (Stds Committee Chair)  (Safeguarding ( inc. Prevent ) Governor) (SEND) (Behaviour & Attendance) 

Date of Appointment: 30 January 2018 (Co-opted Governor – appointed by the FGB)

Current term of Office: 30.1.18 – 29.1. 22

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee                                   

Pecuniary and Business Interests: None declared

Designation: Local Authority Appointed Governor

Cieran Cassidy

(Stds Committee Vice-Chair) 

Date of Appointment: 20 March 2018 ( appointed by the Local Authority )

Current term of Office: 20.3.18 – 19.3.22

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee                                   

Pecuniary and Business Interests: None declared            

Designation: Co-opted Governors – appointed by FGB

Mary Beer

(Chair of Finance Committee) (Chair of Pay Committee) (Health & Safety) (Data Protection / Website)   

Date of Appointment: 1 December 2015

Current term of Office: 1.12.19 – 30.11.23

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee  / Finance & Pay                                

Pecuniary and Business Interests: Business Manager in Prospero Trust

Louise Lynn

Date of Appointment: 20 October 2020

Current term of Office: 20.10.20 – 19.10.24

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee / Finance & Pay

Pecuniary and Business Interests: Headteacher at Piper Hill

Jamie Bytheway

(Vice Chair of FGB) (Pupil Premium / Sports Premium Governor) (LAC Governor) (Governor for Governance)

Date of Appointment: 1 May 2018

Current term of Office: 1.5.18 – 30.4.22

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee                                

Pecuniary and Business Interests: None declared             

Martin Hyman

Date of Appointment: 20 March 2018

Current term of Office: 20.3.18 – 19.3.22

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee  / Finance & Pay                                

Pecuniary and Business Interests: None declared            

Designation: Parent Governors – appointed by the parents

Samantha Barnwell

( Governor)

Date of Appointment: 19 January 2016

Current term of Office: 19.1.20 – 18.1.24

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee  / Finance & Pay 

Pecuniary and Business Interests: None declared

Claire Riley

Date of Appointment: 26 March 2019

Current term of Office: 26.3.19 – 25.3.23

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee 

Pecuniary and Business Interests: None declared

Designation: Staff Governors

Rob O’Hara

Designation: Head Teacher

Date of Appointment: Ex Officio

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee  / Finance & Pay                                

Pecuniary and Business Interests: Governor at Prospect House School

Beth Clifford

(Wellbeing) 

Date of Appointment: 4 February 2019

Current term of Office: 4.2.19 – 3.2.23

Committee Membership / Link Roles: FGB / Stds Committee 

Pecuniary and Business Interests: None declared

PREVIOUS SERVING GOVERNORS

Governors who have actively served in the last 12 months

Walid Omara

Designation: Co-opted Governor

Date they stepped down: 16 January 2021

Governors  were appointed by the Governing Body unless stated

 

 

 

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE – updated for 20-21

Full Governing Body ( FGB ) – meets once per term ( every other half term )

Standards Committee - meets once per term ( every other half term )

Finance, Premise & Personnel ( FPP ) – meets 5 times per year

Pay/Appeals/Complaints/Grievance/Discipline Hearings are convened as necessary

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