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Our Governing Board

As Governors of The Grange Primary School, we would like to welcome you to our webpage.  We hope you find it interesting and useful!

In our role as governors we have a vital part to play to ensure the school provides every child with the best possible education and we are committed to supporting the school in raising standards and attainment.

We act as a “critical friend” to the Headteacher and Leadership Team and evaluate and support their role in managing the school.

We ensure the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves and to its local community and to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

 

More about the role of The Governing Board

The Governing Board’s core focus is to ensure the school functions well and has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction.

The Governing Board holds the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.

The Governing Board oversees the financial performance of the school, ensuring that its money is well spent.

 

The Governing Board reconstituted in February 2015 in line with the statutory guidance from the Department of Education May 2014.  The Instrument of Government Determines how many governors make up the School Governing Board and how the Governors can represent the broad range of groups within the school’s community.

 

Our Instrument of Government specifies the Governing Board shall consist of the following:

3 Parent Governors

1 Local Authority Governor

1 Staff Governor

1 Headteacher Governor

5 Co-opted Governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years.  The Chair and Vice Chair are elected every four years at the first meeting of the academic year.

 

Parent Governors

Parent Governors must be a parent or carer of a pupil(s) that attended the school or who are currently a parent of a child(ren) who are school age.  They are elected by the parents and carers of the school’s pupils.

 

Local Authority (LA) Governors

Local Authority Governors are elected by the Local Authority (LA).  Any eligible person who is committed to the school and excellent governance can be elected.

 

Staff Governors

Staff Governors are elected by the school staff.  Staff governors must be employees of the school and can be either teaching or non-teaching staff.

 

Co-opted Governors

Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing board.  They are people who in the opinion of the governing board, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

 

The Governing Board meet once every term and also operates through committees which also meet once a term, except for the Pay and Performance Management Committee, which meets once in the autumn term.

 

Committees

Finance

Pay and Performance Management

Curriculum

Staffing

Premises

 

Who are our Governors?

Mr. Daniel Hains

Headteacher Governor since 01 January 2012.

  • Mr Hains sits on all committees.

  • Governor attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 3/3 Finance Committee Meetings, 1/1 Pay & Performance Committee Meetings, 3/3 Staffing Committee Meetings, 3/3 Curriculum Committee Meetings, 3/3 Premises Committee Meetings.

  • Register of Interest: Mr. Hains is on the Board of Directors of Fun4Kids to which Mrs. Deborah Stevens (Co-opted Governor) is the Chief Executive.The L30 Centre and Fun4Kids provide after-school childcare for pupils at The Grange Primary School. They also provide the hire of a minibus and use of their community centre premises. 

 

Mrs. Carole Holt

Governor since 23 September 2009. When the Governing Board Reconstituted in February 2015 Mrs. Holt moved from a Local Authority Governor to a Co-opted Governor. 

  • Mrs. Holt is currently the Chair of the Governing Board

  • Mrs. Holt is the Chair and sits at all Committees

  • Governor Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 3/3 Finance Committee Meetings, 1/1 Pay & Performance Committee Meetings, 3/3 Staffing Committee Meetings, 3/3 Curriculum Committee Meetings, 3/3 Premises Committee Meetings.

  • Mrs. Holt is also a Governor at Jigsaw Primary Pupil Referral Unit in Thornton.

  • Register of interest: none

 

Mrs. Claire Bold

Staff Governor since 24 September 2014.  Mrs. Bold is a Teacher at The Grange Primary School.

  • Mrs. Bold sits on the Curriculum Committee

  • Governor Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 2/3 Curriculum Committee Meetings.

  • Register of interest: none

 

Miss. Christina Flanagan

Parent Governor since 01 December 2014

  • Mrs Flanagan sits on the Curriculum Committee

  • Governor Attendance 2016/2017: 2/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 2/3 Curriculum Committee Meetings.

  • Register of interest: none

 

Mr. Thomas Grant

Parent Governor since 01 December 2014

  • Mrs Flanagan sits on the Curriculum Committee

  • Governor Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 3/3 Curriculum Committee Meetings.

  • Register of interest: none

 

Mrs. Margaret Doran

Associate member since 03 September 2007. Co-opted Governor from 01 February 2015.

  • Mrs. Doran sits on the Finance Committee, Staffing Committee, Premises Committee and Curriculum Committee.

  • Governor Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 3/3 Finance Committee Meetings, 2/3 Staffing Committee Meetings, 2/3 Curriculum Committee Meetings, 2/3 Premises Committee Meetings.

  • Register of interest: none

     

Mrs. Deborah Stephens

Associate member since 26 September 2012. Co-opted Governor from 01 February 2015.

  • Mrs. Stephens sits on the Finance Committee, the Pay and Performance Management Committee.

  • Governor Attendance 2016/2017: 2/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 1/3 Finance Committee Meetings, 0/1 Pay and Performance Management Committee.

  • Register of interest: Mrs. Deborah Stephens is the Chief Executive of Fun4Kids.The organisation provides after-school childcare for children at The Grange Primary School. They also provide the hire of a minibus and use of their community centre premises

 

Rev. Simon Elliott

Co-opted Governor from 27th January 2016

  • Rev Elliott sits on the Pay and Performance Management Committee and Curriculum Committee
  • Governor Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 3/3 Curriculum Meetings, 1/1 Pay and Performance Management Committee.
  • Register of interest: None
  • Rev. Elliott is a Parent Governor at Rowan Park Primary School

 

Mrs. Olive Carey

Local Authority Governor from 27th January 2016

  • Mrs. Carey is Vice-Chair of the Governing Board.
  • Mrs. Carey sits on the Finance Committee.
  • Governor Attendance 2016/2017: 3/3 Full Governing Board Meeting, 3/3 Finance Committee Meeting.
  • Register of interest: None

 

Mrs. Cheryl Davies

Parent Governor Governor from 12th December 2016

  • Mrs. Davies sits on the Staffing Committee, Premises Committee and Curriculum Committee.
  • Governors Attendance 2016/2017: 2/2 Curriculum Committee Meeting, 1/2 Staffing Committee Meeting, 2/3 Full Governing Board Meeting.
  • Register of interest: None

 

Historical

Mrs. Emma Melton

Parent Governor from 1st September 2009 (until 12th November 2016)

  • Mrs. Melton sits on  sits on Staffing Committee, Premises Committee and Curriculum Committee
  • Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 3/3 Full Governing Body Meeting, 3/3 Curriculum Committee Meeting, 3/3 Staffing Committee Meeting, 3/3 Premises Committee Meeting.
  • Register of Interest : None

 

Historical

Mrs. Jaclene Chaloner

Associate member since 01 October 2009. Co-opted Governor from 01 February 2015 - 25th September 2017.

  • Mrs. Chaloner sits on the Premises Committee

  • Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 2/3 Full Governing Board Meetings, 3/3 Premises Committee Meetings.

Register of interest: none

 

Contact the Chair

If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors, Mrs. Carole Holt, you can do so via the school office 0151 924 7917 or school email address at admin.grange@schools.sefton.gov.uk

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