Crawley Way, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 9ED

0161 624 0907

office@christchurch-chad.oldham.sch.uk

Christ Church C of E Primary School

WELCOME TO THE GOVERNORS INFORMATION PAGE

 

The Governing Body at Christ Church School play a strategic role in the running of the school. They are a team of people who work closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in planning the direction and management of the school. It's key functions are :- 

  • Setting the aims and objectives of the school.
  • Setting policies and targets to achieve these aims and objectives.
  • To monitor, review and evaluate the progress being made towards achieving its aims and objectives.
  • To challenge and support the Headteacher.

Governors must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school and its future. They are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school which is undertaken by the Leadership Team.

The Governors are more than happy to discuss any matters regarding school life. Parents are welcome to contact the governors by email to the following address: info@christchurch-chad.oldham.sch.uk or by leaving a message with the school office.

The Governing Body meets formally at least once a term.

Latest Newsletter from our Chair of Governors with updates on the achievements from the last 12 months

Governors Newsletter 2017

 

 

Our Governors

The Governing Body for Christ Church C of E School consists of 12 members constituted as follows:-

  • Headteacher
  • LA Governor x 1
  • Staff Governor x 1
  • Foundation Governor x 7
  • Parent Governor x 2

All governors are volunteers and once elected normally serve for a term of office lasting four years.

 

 

Governor Category

Voting Rights

Date Appointed

Expiry Date

Committee

Heather Burtonwood

(Chair - Elected by Governing Body)

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

23 Nov 2015

22 Nov 2019

Learning Committee

Standards Committee

Admissions Committee

Lynne Wright

(Vice - Chair, Elected by Governing Body)

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

01 Sep 2000

31 Aug 2020

Learning Committee

Admissions Committee

Andrew Dearden

 

Foundation-Diocesan Link

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

 01 Aug 1998

 31 July 2020

Staff & Finance Committee

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

Rev. John Simmons

Foundation - Ex officia

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

02 Nov 2005

When Clergy position comes to an end

Staff & Finance Committee

Admissions Committee 

Helen Simmons

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

30 Sept 2015

 29 Sept 2019

Learning Committee

Standards Committee

Alison Beswick

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

13 Nov 2014

12 Nov 2018

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

David Wright

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

18 Mar 2014

17 Mar 2018

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

Cllr. Colin McLaren

Local Authority

(nominated by the local authority, appointed by the Governing Body

Yes

21 Sep 2011

20 Sep 2019

Staff & Finance Committee

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

Richard Bissell

Parent

(Elected by other parents at school)

Yes

01 Apr 2018

31 Mar 2022

Premises Committee

 

Louise Hayes

Parent

(Elected by other parents at school)

Yes

21 Nov 2016

20 Nov 2020

Standards Committee

Learning Committee

 

Jayne Smedley

Staff

(Elected by other staff at school)

Yes

03 Oct 2016

02 Oct 2020

Learning Committee

Admissions Committee

Debra Davies

Headteacher

Yes

01 Sep 2008

When Headteacher position comes to an end

Can attend any/all committees

The Committee Structure

In order to carry out their role efficiently and effectively, the detailed work of the Governing Body is undertaken by four committees who have the responsibilities for different aspects of the running of the school.

 

Please click the link below to see the Terms of Reference for our committees:

Christ Church Primary School - Committee Terms of Reference

 

Staff & Finance Committee - agrees the budget and monitors expenditure as well as looks after issues around the school's staff, both teaching and non-teaching.

Premises Committee - deals with buildings, utilities and health and safety matters.

Learning Committee - agrees and monitors the curriculum.

Standards Committee - reviews assessment/examination data and monitors the quality of teaching.

 

In addition to attending Full Governors’ Meetings, all governors sit on one or two of these committees.

The committees report back to termly meetings of the Full Governing Body at which broader issues are also discussed and agreed.

 

Staff & Finance

Premises (inc H&S)

Learning

Standards

Andrew Dearden

Andrew Dearden (Chair)

Lynne Wright (Chair)

Heather Burtonwood (Chair)

John Simmons

David Wright

Jayne Smedley

Helen Simmons

Colin McLaren

Colin McLaren

Heather Burtonwood

Louise Hayes

 

Alison Beswick

Helen Simmons

 

 

Richard Bissell

 

 

 

The Governors Register of Business and Personal Interest

As a Governing Body we are required to publish a register of relevant business and pecuniary interest of Governors at Christ Church CE Primary School on our website.

The following interests have been declared by information submitted in the 2017-18 academic year:-

 

Name

Directorships, partnerships, and employments with businesses that provide goods or service to the school

Trusteeships & Governorships

Any Other potentially relevant interest

Heather Burtonwood

(Chair)

 NO INTERESTS

 

 

Lynne Wright

(Vice-Chair)

 

 

Spouse as Governor

Andrew Dearden

 

Employee of H Bells & Sons (R) Ltd

Building contractors

 

 

Rev. John Simmons

 

 

Spouse as Governor

Helen Simmons

 

 

Spouse as Governor

Alison Beswick

NO INTERESTS

David Wright

 

 

Spouse as Governor

Cllr. Colin McLaren

NO INTERESTS

Jayne Smedley

 

 

Child is pupil of school

Debra Davies

 

Governor at St Matthew's C of E Primary School

Son as staff member

Louise Hayes

 

 

Child is pupil of school

Richard Bissell

 

 

Child is pupil of school

 

Record of Governor Attendance at Meetings 2017/18

An attendance record for all governors at the full governing body meetings for the 2017-18 academic year.

 

Heather Burtonwood

(Chair)

Foundation

Attendance 3/3

Lynne Wright

(Vice - Chair)

Foundation

Attendance 2/3

Andrew Dearden

 

Foundation

(Diocesan Link)

Attendance 2/3

Rev. John Simmons

Foundation (Ex officia)

Attendance 3/3

Helen Simmons

Foundation

Attendance 2/3

Alison Beswick

Foundation

Attendance 3/3

David Wright

Foundation

Attendance 2/3

Cllr. Colin McLaren

Local Authority

Attendance 3/3

Louise Hayes

Parent

Attendance 3/3

Richard Bissell

Parent

Attendance 1/1

Jayne Smedley

Staff

Attendance 2/3

Debra Davies

Headteacher

Attendance 2/3

 

 

 

 

AWARDS