Governors

Governors at Oldfield Primary

They are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Members of the Governing Body

(Vice) Acting Chair Mr Andy Evans

LA Governor Mr Simon Barrowcliff

Co-Opted Governor  Mrs Pauline Cox

Co-Opted Governor Mrs Nicky Gregory

Parent Governor Mr Daryn Simon

Parent Governor Mrs Jane Thomas

Staff Mrs Fiona Wheatcroft

Co-opted Mrs Nikki Bailey

Clerk Mrs Carena Graham- Benson

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CATEGORY OF GOVERNOR

TENURE ENDS

Interests to be noted

Mr A Brown

Headteacher

 

Governor of Childer Thornton Primary Schoiol

Mr A Evans

Parent

2 Oct 23

Wife member of Parish Council

Mr S Barrowcliff

LA

26 Mar 23

Wife employed by Oldfield Pre School

Mrs N Bailey

Co-opted (Staff)

26 Mar 23

 

Mrs P Cox

Co-opted

26 Nov 23

 

Mrs N Gregory

Co-opted

26 Nov 23

 

Mrs F Wheatcroft

Staff

31Aug 24

 

Mr D Simon- Egan

Parent

24 Oct 24

 

Mrs J Thomas

Parent

24 Nov 24

 

Governor responsibilities

  • Finance inc Pupil and Sports Premium - Mr Andy Evans
  • Inclusion inc SEND, vulnerable pupils - Mrs Jane Thomas
  • Premises, Health and Safety - Mr Simon Barrowcliff
  • Safeguarding - Mrs Pauline Cox
  • Quality of Education (including EYFS) - Maths, Science, Computing, PSHE, RSE, PE - Mrs Nicky Gregory
  • Quality of Education (including EYFS) - English, Humanities(Geog, Hist, RE), Art, DT, Languages - Mr Daryn Simon

You may not realise what the Governing Body does: As a group of volunteers from various backgrounds they are responsible for the close monitoring of the school. They work with the Head and the staff to shape the direction for the school – financial, curriculum and staffing. They further monitor the steps that are taken – and the effectiveness of any subsequent actions.

The Governing Body must contain the following: Individuals appointed by the Local Authority (CWAC); individuals invited by the Body from the Community; Parents voted for in an election; volunteers from school Staff.

The majority of Oldfield Governors also have children at the school. This gives an excellent representation throughout the year groups.

Acting Chair of Governors – Mr Andy Evans can be contacted on chair@oldfield.cheshire.sch.uk

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