Governors

Frodsham CofE Primary School Board of Governors is a very effective and hard working group that does an important job.  

We are responsible for ensuring that the school achieves its potential and provides good value for money. This means developing happy and healthy children who work hard, look out for others and are successful, no more, no less.

We do not interfere with the daily running of the school. That is managed very well by Mrs Kirby and her team. But we are involved in the medium and long term planning of school development, including buildings, organisation, staffing, curriculum all within the constraints of a fairly rigid budget. We are responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of those plans.

We come from all walks of life. Some are parents of children in the school. Others are foundation governors nominated by the church. We have representatives of the local community and those put forward by the local authority, Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority. There are also school staff representatives.

We meet formally as a whole group 3 times a year. Smaller groups of us meet more regularly, say every other week, to progress specific issues and report our activities to the full group for approval.

We are trained to carry out our functions by the Cheshire Governors Support team, although most of us bring useful skills such as finance, health and safety, management, personnel etc to the group. Current issues for governors include, helping the school towards its financial management targets, monitoring issues that resulted from our last ofsted inspection, monitoring the reviewing of our school policies, ensuring children's curriculum targets are being met.

Below details the current members of the Full Governing Body which includes category of Governor, committee membership, terms of office and a register of business interests.

For further governor information please see Getting Information about Schools (GIAS).

In the last 12 months there was one Governor resignation: Fr Michael Mills 10.07.19.

Name

Category of Governor

Committee membership

Voting Rights

Term of office / expiry date

Business interest & Relationship

Governor of other Education Establishment

Vivien Shaw

Foundation Governor appointed by Chester Diocesan Board

Serves on Staffing committee as Chair and on Policy and resources and Estates. Mrs Shaw is also link governor for Leadership and Management of the school and Achievement of pupils and Behaviour and Safety of pupils and English and RE and Worship.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 31/08/21

No Business interest declared  

Jane Cawley Gelling

Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body

Serves on Staffing committee, Curriculum as Chair, and Policy and Resources. Is also link governor for Leadership and Management of the school and for Year 5, SEND and Pupil Premium and art.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 22.11.2021

No Business interest declared

Helsby High School

Fleur MacCready

Currently Chair of Governors. Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body

Serves on Staffing committee and Finance committee as Chair. Also the Link Governor for Behaviour and Safety of Pupils.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 21/11/21

Helsby Hillside Primary School - employee

 

Jessica Hunt Chambers

Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body

Serves on Curriculum committee, Estates committee. Also link governor for Effectiveness of Early Years, Music and Reception class.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 21/11/2021

Little Overton's Pre-School - employee

 

Zack Coates

Staff governor elected by staff in the school

Staff governor serves on the Curriculum committee.

 

Term of office 4 years - 16/02/22

No Business interest declared  

Geoff Sharpe

Foundation governor appointed by Chester Diocesan Board

Serves on Curriculum committee.  Link governor for science.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 04/07/20

No Business interest declared  

Will Moran

Local authority governor appointed by CWAC

Serves on Estates committee, Finance committee, Staffing committee and Policy and Resources committee. Also link governor for history and geography.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 22/9/21

No Business interest declared  

Rob Allerston

Co-opted governor appointed by the governing body

Serves on Policy and Resources and Finance committees and on the Estates committee as Chair. Also link governor for Year 4. Linked to PE and sports funding.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 21/11/21

No Business interest declared  

Lucy Kirby

Headteacher

As head teacher serves as governor and will attend all committee meetings

Yes

n/a

Wedoleaflets Kirbydesign

 

David Anderson

Parent governor appointed by the governing body

Serves on Estates committee and Finance committee. Also link governor for maths and Year 3.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 09/11/20

Trinity Mirror Plc / Wirral Grammar School for Girls

 

Rachael Jenkins

Parent governor appointed by the governing body

Safeguarding governor. Serves on the Curriculum committee. Also link governor for wellbeing and mental health and Year 1.

Yes

Term of office 4 years – 09/11/20

No Business interest declared  

 

Eleanor Kelly

 

Parent governor appointed by the governing body

Serves on the Finance committee. Link governor for Year 2 and staff wellbeing.

Yes

Term of office 4 years - 26/03/22

No Business interest declared

 

 

Amanda Williams

 

Parent governor appointed by the governing body

Serves on Curriculum committee.  Link governor for Year 6 and staff wellbeing.

Yes

Term of office 4 years – 26/03/22

No Business interest declared

 

 

 

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