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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

 

February 2017

 

 

The Board of Governors at Old Park School September 2016

 

Headteacher

Mrs Gill Cartwright

 

Co-opted

Mr Alex Burns (Chair of Governors)

Mrs Carol Donnison (Vice Chair of Governors)

Mrs Rita Tonks

Mr Garth Allsopp

Miss Trish Marsters

 

L.A

Vacancy

 

Staff

Miss Emily Cresswell

 

Parent/ Carers

Mr Phil Carr

Mrs Janine Keppy

Mr Andy Hegadus

 

Associate Governor

Mrs Elaine Garratt

 

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.

 

The structure of the governing board, committees and positions held

 

Name

 

Category

Body which appointed

Term of Office

Committee membership

Positions held

Business interests

Alex Burns

Co-opted

Fellow Governors

31.8.19

Premises, Health & Safety

Personnel

Finance

Curriculum

Pay Committee

Chair of Governors

Chair of Premises

 

None

Carol Donnison

Co-opted

Fellow Governors

31.8.19

Personnel

Curriculum

Finance

Pay Committee

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Personnel

None

Andy Hegadus

Parent

Parent  election

31.1.17

Finance

Staff Disciplinary Committee

Pay appeals

Chair of Finance

None

Philip Carr

Parent

Parent election

4.7.18

Finance

Curriculum

Pay Committee

 

Chair of Curriculum

None

Rita Tonks

Co-opted

Fellow Governors

31.8.19

Personnel

Finance

Premises, Health & Safety 

Curriculum

 

 

None

Emily Cresswell

Staff

Staff election

31.8.20

Finance

 

 

 

None

Janine Keppy

 

Parent

Parent election

5.12.16

Personnel

Curriculum

 

 

None

Garth Allsop

Co-opted

Local Authority

31.8.19

Premises, Health & Safety

Finance

 

None

Sue Hingley

LA

Local Authority

12.12.17

 

 

None

Trish Marsters

Co-opted

Local Authority

31.8.19

Premises, Health & Safety

Staff Disciplinary Committee

 

 

None

Gillian Cartwright

Headteacher

 

 

Personnel

Finance

Premise, Health & Safety

Curriculum

 

 

None

Jonathan Wiggin

 

Deputy Headteacher

 

 

Curriculum

 

None

Elaine Garratt

 

Local Authority

 

Associate Governor

31.8.17

Personnel

Premises, Health and Safety

 

 

None


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