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Welcome to our Governors' Section

 

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our school’s governors, and the work that they do. The main role of the governors is one of monitoring and evaluation to support the head and her staff. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

We have a legal responsibility to:
• ensure that the National Curriculum is followed
• oversee the school's budget
• monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds, and
• ensure that Special Educational Needs are met

The role of the Governing Body can be summarised as providing strategic management, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability for St Matthew's. The Governing Body is split into committees which are each responsible for discussing one topic in more detail, such as finance or health and safety. Committee discussions are fed back to the full Governing Body.

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different bodies that have an interest in the school. These are Foundation governors (appointed through St Matthew’s Church) the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff.  All governors have equal status, however they were appointed.

All the school governors are committed to maintaining the ethos and the high standards of achievement at the school. They are focused not only on educational achievement but on the school's other values, which are just as important.

Governors and the Clerks mostly carry out their duties during after school meetings and may attend training sessions and seminars to help them do their job effectively. They also go into school to meet with the Head and other members of the management team in order to discuss the subjects they have responsibility for.

If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact us care of the school office.

 

FOR CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE

Tel No: 01925 730791

Email: stmatthews_primary@sch.warrington.gov.uk

Governing Body Structure (Updated April 2022)

 

Name

Role

Committee Responsibility

Term of Office

Linda Buckley

Foundation Governor

DBE appointed

Chair of Governors

Church Distinctiveness & Community

Finance

Staffing

HT PM Review Panel (Chair)

28/05/18 – 28/05/22

Gillian Ball

Foundation Governor

DBE appointed in consultation with PCC

Curriculum

Finance

Church Distinctiveness

 

28/03/22 – 28/03/26

Jo Costello

Headteacher

Headteacher

Finance, Staffing, Admissions, Curriculum & School Improvement, Premises, Building and Safeguarding, Church Distinctiveness

01/09/20

No end date

Debbie Iles

 

Foundation Governor

DBE appointed in consultation with PCC

 

Finance, Admissions, Curriculum

SEND Governor

08/04/22 to 08/04/26

Alex Tilley

Staff Governor

Curriculum, Finance, Admissions

08/04/22 to 08/4/26

Vacancy

Foundation Governor

DBE appointed in consultation with PCC

 

 

Brian Jamson

Foundation Governor

DBE appointed

Admissions

Chair of Finance

Health & Safety

Safeguarding Governor

HT PM review

21/03/16 -21/03/20

Rev Alan Jewell

Foundation Governor

Ex Offico

 

Church Distinctiveness (Chair)

Staffing

HT Panel Review

 

10/09/14

No end date

Vacancy

Parent Governor

 

 

 

Richard Dinsdale

Parent Governor

Chair of Premises and Buildings

27/09/2021 – 27/09/25

 

Jonathan Bate

W.E.T.

Curriculum, Finance, Church Distinctiveness

29/9/21-29/9/25

 

Hannah Baird

Foundation Governor

DBE appointed in consultation with PCC

Finance

Premises, Building & Safeguarding

Admissions

Curriculum

 

21/03/19 – 20/03/23

Craig Burgess

LA Governor

Curriculum

 

20/05/19 – 19/05/23

Rachel Hazeldine

Observer

Assistant Headteacher (Observer)

Finance

Admissions

Curriculum

Premises, Buildings and Safeguarding

Church Distinctiveness

1/09/20

No end date

Lauren Hill

Observer

Assistant Headteacher (Observer)

Finance

Admissions

Curriculum

Premises, Buildings and Safeguarding

Church Distinctiveness

1/09/20

No end date

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