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A message from Alex Burns,  the Chair of Governors

 

As the Governing Board of Old Park School we are all passionate about providing the very best for all the children and young people we are privileged to educate. The provision we are responsible for includes the pupils, the building, the outside areas, the resources and staff who work at the school.

 

We are responsible for overseeing the financial stability of the school, making sure it is a safe and pleasant environment for pupils and staff and providing the children with a stimulating and age appropriate curriculum, helping everyone to enjoy learning. As a special school with highly complex children we also ensure our pupils are well looked after and cared for and their medical needs are met.

 

The way we do this is by having regular committee meetings on a termly basis in order for the governors to learn about. monitor and challenge in a supportive way, all that is happening in the school. These meetings include Personnel, Finance, Curriculum, Premises and Health and Safety. We also hold a Full Governing Body meeting at the end of each term which brings together all that has taken place and been agreed in the committees.

 

We are all volunteers with a keen interest in the special needs of the children as many of  us are parents of special needs children and young people. 

 

We know how important it is for parents to feel they can trust the school to look after and educate their very special children.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alex Burns, Chair of Governors

 

September 2018 

 

 

The Board of Governors at Old Park School September 2018

 

Headteacher

Mrs Gill Cartwright

 

Co- opted

Mr Alex Burns (Chair of Governors)

Mrs Carol Donnison (Vice Chair of Governors)

Mrs Rita Tonks (Vice Chair of Governors)

Mrs Laura Round

Vacancy

 

L.A

Ms Trish Marsters

 

Staff

Mrs Emily Cartwright

 

Parent/ Carers

Mrs Janine Keppy

Mr Andy Hegadus

 

Associate Governors

Mr Jonathan Wiggin

 

 

 

The School Governors have overall responsibility for the school, the building and the curriculum. The Headteacher is responsible to the Governing Board for the day to day management and administration of the school and the curriculum.

 

The Full Governing Body meets each term to monitor and manage all aspects of running the school. There are also additional meetings for our committees who make decisions on Finance, Personnel, Curriculum, Premises and Health and Safety. The term of office for each Governor, other than the Headteacher, is four years.

 

Currently none of the Governors at Old Park School have governance roles in other educational institutions.

 

There are no material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and close relatives.

 

Governor Attendance at Committee and Full Governing Body meetings 

2017-2018

 

Name

Category of Governor

Governing Body

Curriculum

Finance

Pay

Personnel

Premises & Health & Safety

Mr G. Allsop

 

Community Governor

2/3

 

 

 

1/3

3/3

Mr A. Burns

 

Community Governor

3/3

2/3

3/3

1/1

2/3

2/3

Mr P.Carr

 

Parent Governor

2/3

1/3

3/3

 

 

 

Mrs G.Cartwright

 

Head Teacher

3/3

 

3/3

 

3/3

3/3

Mrs E. Cartwright

 

Staff Governor

2/3

 

3/3

 

 

 

Mrs C. Donnison

 

Community Governor

3/3

3/3

3/3

1/1

3/3

 

Mr A. Hegedus

 

Parent Governor

3/3

 

3/3

1/1

 

 

Ms J.Keppy

 

Parent Governor

3/3

1/3

1/3

 

1/3

1/3

Ms P. Marsters

 

Community Governor

1/3

 

 

 

 

3/3

Mrs R. Tonks

 

Community Governor

2/3

3/3

3/3

1/1

3/3

3/3

Vacancy

 

LA Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr J. Wiggin

 

Associate Governor

1/3

3/3

 

 

 

 

Mrs E.Garratt

 

Associate Governor

1/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors, Committee Membership & Responsibilities

Name

Category of Governor

Body which Appointed

Term

Responsibility

Curriculum

Personnel

Finance

Premises & Health & Safety

Pay

Staff Dismissal

Staff Dismissal

Appeals

Mr Alex Burns

Community Governor

Fellow Governors

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

Chair of the Governing Board,

Safeguarding

X

X

X

X

Chair

 

X

Mrs Gill Cartwright

Head Teacher

 

31.03.11 – 30.03.19

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

Mrs Emily Cartwright

Staff

Governor

Staff Election

03.09.16 – 02.09.20

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Mrs Carole Donnison

Community Governor

Fellow Governors

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

Vice Chair of the Governing Board

X

Chair

X

 

X

 

X

Mr Andrew Hegedus

Parent Governor

Parent Election

01.02.17 – 31.01.21

 

 

 

Chair

 

X

X

 

Ms Janine Keppy

 

Parent Governor

Parent Election

06.02.16 – 05.02.20

 

Chair

X

X

X

 

X

 

Ms Patricia Marsters

LA Governor

Local Authority

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

Mrs Rita Tonks

 

Community Governor

Fellow Governors

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

Vice Chair of the Governing Board.

Representative on Dudley Association of Governing Bodies

X

X

X

Chair

X

 

X

Vacancy

 

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted Govenor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

Co-opted Govenor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Jonathan Wiggin

Associate Governor

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

Unless otherwise stated above Governors have declared that they:

  • Have no business interests to register
  • Are not Governors of any other educational establishments
  • Have no notifiable relationships with members of the school staff including spouses partners and relatives

 

 


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