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 2017-18

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 Standards – Mrs Stockdale (Chair), Mrs Walton (Vice Chair), Mrs Sanders, Mrs Pauline Livesey and Mrs Barnes

Learning Resources – Mr Hewitt (Chair), Mrs Walton, Mrs Sanders, Mrs Stockdale, Mrs Pauline Livesey and Mrs Barnes

Pay leading into Executive Headteacher Performance – Mrs Stockdale (Chair) and Mr Hewitt (Vice Chair)

Policy – Mrs Stockdale (Chair) and Mrs Walton (Vice Chair)

Performance Management for Governors – Mrs Stockdale (Chair), Mrs Walton (Vice Chair) and Mrs Pauline Livesey

Nominated Governors 2016-2017

Child Protection/Safeguarding, Looked After Children and Prevent – Mrs Sanders

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) – Mrs Sanders.
Mrs Walton to shadow for 6 months with a view to taking over the role during April 2017

Pupil Premium – Mrs Walton

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

 

Vacancy

 

Co-opted Governor Full Governing Board
Pauline Livesey Headteacher From 01.09.2017 None Full Governing Board No Yes
Paul Hewitt Co-opted Governor 08.02.2019 None Full Governing Board No Yes
Vacancy Parent Governor
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

Governors’ Lunch with the Children