Meet the Governors

Welcome Message from our Chair of Governors

Welcome to Henry Chadwick Community Primary School, where our school motto, ‘Learn to Live’, is the foundation of our aspirations for our learners. This is a happy, safe, nurturing and forward thinking school where our children are at the centre of everything we do. We aim to provide a creative, challenging and inspirational curriculum where each child’s needs are met and every child is challenged to be the very best they can be.

As we move forward in this new and exciting phase of our development, I look forward to welcoming you to our school, at the heart of our community.

Mrs Gill Stockdale
Chair of the Governing Board

Governing Board 2018-19

Contact Telephone Number for Chair and Clerk: 01543 490354

E-mail  Clerk – carole.jones@henrychadwick.staffs.sch.uk

E-mail  Governors – governors@henrychadwick.staffs.sch.uk

Instrument of Government

The Governing Board shall consist of:

  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 LA Governor
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 5 Co-Opted Governors

Full Governing Board – Mrs Stockdale (Chair), Mrs Walton (Vice Chair)

Committee Structure/Membership

Curriculum and Pupil Progress – Mr Quinn (Chair), Mr Allman (Vice Chair), Mrs Stockdale, Mrs Sanders, Mrs Endsor, Mrs Livesey and Mrs Barnes

Finance – Mrs Walton (Chair), Mr Payne (Vice Chair), Mrs Stockdale, Mrs Sanders, Mrs Livesey and Mrs Barnes

Premises, H&S, Safeguarding – Mrs Sanders (Chair), Mrs Stockdale (Vice Chair), Mr Payne, Mrs Livesey and Mrs Barnes

Pay leading into Headteacher Performance – Mrs Stockdale (Chair) and Mrs Walton (Vice Chair)

 

Nominated Governors 2017-2018

H&S, Safeguarding/Child Protection, Online Safety and Prevent – Mrs Sanders

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) – Mrs Walton

Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and Looked After Children – Mr Allman

Website – Mrs Endsor

School Council/Pupil Voice – Mrs Stockdale

 

Governor Diary Dates

Pecuniary/Business Interests Declared by Mrs Stockdale – Councillor, Mavesyn Ridware Parish Council; and Trustee/Secretary, Mavesyn Ridware Village Hall

Name Category Term of Office Relationships with school staff? Body Appointing Sitting on another Governing Board? Enhanced DBS
Matt Allman Co-opted Governor 5.12.2016 – 4.12.2020 None Full Governing Board Yes, Headteacher, The Friary, Lichfield Yes
Vicki Barnes Staff Governor 10.11.2018 None Full Governing Board No Yes

 

Rob Payne

 

Co-opted Governor 9.1.2018 – 8.1.2022 Related
to a
member
of staff
Full Governing Board No Yes
Pauline Livesey Headteacher From 01.09.2017 None Full Governing Board No Yes
Vacancy Co-opted Governor
Kerry Endsor Parent Governor 25.11.2017 – 24.11.2019 None Full Governing Board No Yes
Nigel Quinn Parent Governor 5.12.2016 – 4.12.2018 None Parental Ballot / Full Governing Board No Yes
Wendy Sanders Co-opted Governor 08.02.2019 None Full Governing Board No Yes
Gill Stockdale LA Governor 31.12.2019 None Staffordshire County Council No Yes
Karen Walton Co-opted Governor 08.02.2019 None Full Governing Board No Yes

The School Governing Board

The school is “well supported by a strong governing body”. Governors know the school well and challenge the school well through their meetings, committees and visits into school.

OFSTED

Schools are run by governing bodies who work with Headteachers and senior management teams to ensure pupils get the best education. Think of it like a company where the Headteacher is the chief executive and the governors are the Board of Directors.

What they do?

They are responsible for making sure the school is run so children are encouraged to achieve their full potential

They are involved in:

  • Setting the direction, policies and objectives of the school
  • Approving the school budget
  • Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based and in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher
  • Representing the views of parents

What they can’t do

The governing body is a group. Individual governors have no powers except where the whole governing body has given them a specific job to do.

Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of committees that deal with specific issues, such as the school’s curriculum, premises or finances. They don’t make decisions individually and they can’t go into schools and make demands of the Headteacher and staff.

Find out more

To find out more about school governors, ask any member of the governing body or go to Staffordshire.gov.uk or Direct.gov.uk

Governance Handbook January 2017

Further Information