Governors

The remit for the Governing Body is to:

  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

Governing Body Composition:

All governors with the exception of the Ex-Officio and headteacher are appointed for a 4 year term

Type of Governor

Number

Foundation

7

Headteacher

1

Staff

1

Parent

2

Local Authority

1

Observer

1

 

Governors 

Type of Governor

Date of Appointment

Appointing Body

Mrs Judith Jones

Headteacher

 01.09.04

N/A

Mr Malcolm Taylor(Chair)

Foundation

 13.9.20

Elected by Parish Council

Mr Ian Johnson

Foundation

20.3.21

Elected by Parish Council

Mr Malcolm Bold

Foundation

13.9.20

Elected by Parish Council

Mr Michael Cornell

Foundation

4.11.21 

Elected by Parish Council

Dr Emma Khan

Foundation

5.11.20

Elected by Parish Council

Rev Jeremy Thomas

Foundation

 13.04.10

Ex Officio

Mr Maurice Smith

Foundation

3.2.22

Elected by Parish Council

Mr Stuart Wade

Staff

1.10.18

Elected by staff

Mrs Carol Whiting(Vice Chair)

 LA 

12.7.17

Nominated by council & appointed by Gov Body

Mr Andrew Blyth

Parent 3.2.22 Elected by Parents

Mrs Joanne Casson

Parent 3.2.22 Elected by Parents

Claire Fairclough / Louise Blackledge

Observer 1/9/21 Elected by Parish Council    

Specific Responsibilities:

SEND Governor

Carol Whiting

Data & Standards

Carol Whiting

Vulnerable Children

Carol Whiting

Link

Carol Whiting

Health and Safety

Stuart Wade

Admission Forum

Malcolm Taylor

Governor Forum Rep

Michael Cornall

School Council/Ethos

Malcolm Taylor

RE

Michael Cornall

Pupil Premium

Carol Whiting

Committee Structure – Terms of reference for committees are available on request for school

Finance

Learning and Wellbeing

Pay Committee

To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding finance, personnel and health and safety.

To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding standards in school and the curriculum To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers

MEMBERS

MEMBERS MEMBERS

Jeremy Thomas

Judith Jones (Vice Chair) Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm Taylor (Chair)

Stuart Wade Jeremy Thomas

Judith Jones (Vice Chair)

Michael Cornall Malcolm Bold

Ian Johnson

Malcolm Bold  

Joanne Casson

Carol Whiting (Chair)  

Maurice Smith

Andrew Blyth  

Ad-hoc Committees:

  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Pupil Disciplinary
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

Three governors with no prior knowledge will be called alphabetically to form the committee.

Register of Interests

Name

Pecunary/Personal Interest

Rev J Thomas

St Thomas PCC, Makerfield Community Trust, Linen & Woolen Stock Charity

Mr M Taylor

None

Mr S Wade

None

Mr M Bold

None

Mrs C Whiting

Director of Newton Westpark Nursery 

Mrs J Jones

None

Mr I Johnson

None

Mr M Cornall

Hope Church. Association of chartered certified accountants

Dr E Khan

None

Attendance Record

 Name of Governor

Dates of Finance Committee Meetings 21/22

 

4.11.21

4.11.21 3.2.22 3.2.22 19.5.22 19.5.22
 

 Yes

No Yes No Yes No

 Rev J Thomas

  x   x    

 Mr M Taylor

x   x      

 Mrs J Jones

x   x      

 Mr I Johnson

  x x      

Mrs J Casson

    x      

Mr M Smith

    x      
 

Name of Governor 

Dates of Learning and Wellbeing Committee Meetings 21/22

 

3.2.22

3.2.22 19.5.22 19.5.22
 

 Yes

No Yes No

Mr M Bold

     

Mrs C Whiting

x      

Mrs J Jones

     

Mr S Wade

  x    

Mr A Blyth

     

Mr M Cornall

x      

 

Name of Governor

Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended  21/22

 

30.9.21

30.9.21    4.11.21 4.11.21 24.3.22  24.3.22 23.6.22 23.6.22
 

 Yes

No Yes No Yes No Yes No

Rev J Thomas

     x    x    

Mr M Taylor

X   x    X      

Mrs J Jones

X   x    X      

Mr S Wade

X   x   X      

Mrs C Whiting

  X   X      

Mr M Bold

X    x      X    

Mr I Johnson

X     X      

Mrs K James

X     na   na    

Mr M Cornall

X   x   x      

Dr E Khan

X   x     x    

Mr M Smith

        x      

Mrs J Casson

        x      

Mr A Blyth

        x      
 
St Thomas's CE Primary School
Hodnet Drive,
Ashton in Makerfield,
Wigan WN4 8PQ
Main Contact: Miss Suzanne Burgess
SEN Contact: Mrs Fairclough