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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

 

July 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

Mrs Elaine Garratt

Mr Garth Alsopp

 

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.

 

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

Community Governor

Fellow Governors

 1.9.15-

 31.8.19

Premises, Health & Safety

Personnel

Finance

Curriculum

Pay

Chair of Governors

Chair of Pay

Safeguarding Governor

 

None

Carol Donnison

Community Governor

Fellow Governors

 1.9.15-

 31.8.19

Personnel

Curriculum

Finance

Pay

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Personnel

None

Andy Hegadus

Parent

Governor

 Parent  election

 1.2.17-

 31.1.21

Finance

Staff Disciplinary 

Pay appeals

Chair of Finance

None

Philip Carr

Parent

Governor

Parent election

5.7.14-

4.7.18

Finance

Curriculum

 

 

Pupil Premium

 

 

 

None

Rita Tonks

Community Governor

Fellow Governors

1.9.15-

31.8.19

Personnel

Finance

Premises, Health & Safety 

Curriculum

Pay

Chair of Premises

 

 

 

 

None

Emily Cresswell

Staff

Governor

Staff election

3.9.16-

31.8.20

Finance

 

 

 

None

Janine Keppy

 

Parent

Governor

Parent election

6.2.16-

5.2.20

Personnel

Curriculum

 

Chair of Curriculum

None

Garth Allsop

Co-opted

Local Authority

31.8.19

Premises, Health & Safety

Finance

 

None

Trish Marsters

Community Governor

Local Authority

1.9.15-

31.8.19

Premises, Health & Safety

Staff Disciplinary 

 

 

None

Gill Cartwright

Headteacher

 

31.3.11-

30.3.19

Personnel

Finance

Premise, Health & Safety

Curriculum

 

 

None

Jonathan Wiggin

 

Deputy Headteacher and Associate Governor

 

 

Curriculum

 

None

Elaine Garratt

 

Local Authority

 

Associate Governor

31.8.17

Personnel

Premises, Health and Safety

 

 

None

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

1 /2

 

 

 

1/2

3/3

Mr A. Burns

 

Community Governor

2/2

2/3

2/2

1/1

1/2

2/3

Mr P.Carr

 

Parent Governor

1 /2

1/3

2/2

 

 

 

Mrs G.Cartwright

 

Head Teacher

2/2

 

2/2

 

2/2

3/3

Mrs E. Cartwright

 

Staff Governor

1 /2

 

2/2

 

 

 

Mrs C. Donnison

 

Community Governor

2/2

3/3

2/2

1/1

2/2

 

Mr A. Hegedus

 

Parent Governor

2/2

 

2/2

1/1

 

 

Ms J.Keppy

 

Parent Governor

2/2

1/3

1/2

 

1/2

1/3

Ms P. Marsters

 

Community Governor

0/2

 

 

 

 

3/3

Mrs R. Tonks

 

Community Governor

1 /2

3/3

2/2

1/1

2/2

3/3

Vacancy

 

LA Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr J. Wiggin

 

Associate Governor

0/2

3/3

 

 

 

 

Mrs E.Garratt

 

Associate Governor

1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 


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