School Governors

School Governors

The role of the Governing Body

The responsibilities of the governing body are defined by legislation. The DCSF Governor’s Guide to the Law addresses governors’ responsibilities in detail. However, simply the governing body has three main roles:

1. Strategic -The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.

2. Critical Friend – A governing body should work with the Head teacher and create a clear understanding of the challenges face in managing a school.

3. Accountability – A school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The governing body must have a professional attitude and use its collective skills to benefit the learners. It must gather views, ask questions and decide what is best for the school. The governing body is answerable to parents, the wider community and the local authority.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as: parents, the staff, the local authority (LA), the community and other groups. This helps to ensure that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean that governors of a particular category “represent” that group on the governing body. Although elected by parents, parent governors are not mandated to express any views apart from their own. They are ‘representative parents’ not ‘representatives of parents’.

Current Governors

 

 

Mrs Jenny Seabright
Headteacher
Appointment Date :  01 Sept 2017 Expiry Date :  —–
Committees : Complaints, Curriculum and Pupils, Finance/Staffing/Human Resources, Pupil Discipline, Significant Change
Business Interests :  Husband has a building company
Finance Interests :
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings :  9 attended, 1 not attended

 

Mr Tauseef Ahmed
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  13 July 2016 Expiry Date :  12 July 2020
Committees : Appointed Governors ( Headteacher Performance Objectives ), Children of Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Design and Technology Governor, Finance/Staffing/Human Resources, Financial health and efficiency compared to organisations locally and nationally – Lead Governor, Health and Wellbeing, Mathematics Governor, Ofsted Standing Committee, PE Governor, Premises/Health and Safety Governor, Year 3
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent,
The Art of Taking the Chair (6/2/18)
Induction for New Governors 2/3 (17/10/17)
Induction for New Governors 1/3 (10/10/17)
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings :  3 attended, 5 apologies, 2 non attend

 

 

Miss Shiria Banu
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  13 July 2016 Expiry Date :  12 July 2020
Committees : Art Governor, Exclusions, Health and Wellbeing, Link Governor, Year 4
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
Introduction to Safeguarding (3/5/17)
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings :  6 attended, 2 apologies, 2 non attend

 

Dr Zahid Chauhan
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2015 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2019
Committees : Analyse Information and Data – Lead Governor, Health and Wellbeing, Pupil Premium, Science Governor, Year 4
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings : 5 attended, 4 apologies, 1 non attend

 

Mrs Fiona Liddy
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2015 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2019
Committees : Educational Visits, Financial health and efficiency compared to organisations locally and nationally (Lead Governor), Health and Safety in Education (Lead Governor), Human Resources Education Policy (Lead Governor), Media Contact, Premises/Health and Safety.
Business Interests :  School Business Manager
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :  None
Training : Prevent
Social Mobility and Disadvantage – Alex Quigley – Afternoon Session – OLF18 (26/6/18)
Social Mobility and Disadvantage – Emran Mian – OLF18 (26/6/18)
Social Mobility and Disadvantage – Graeme Logan – OLF18 (26/6/18)
Social Mobility and Disadvantage – Professor Graham Donaldson – OLF18 (26/6/18)
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings :  10 attended

 

Mr Peter Widall (Chair)
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2015 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2019
Committees : Appointed Governors ( Headteacher Performance Objectives ), Change Appeals/HR, Child Protection/Looked After Children/SEND/Safeguarding/Prevent, Complaints, Curriculum and Pupils, Educational Visits, Finance/Staffing/Human Resources, Grievances, ICT, Ofsted Standing Committee, Personnel / Pay / Staffing, Year 3
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training : Prevent,
Chairs Briefing Meeting (20/9/18)
WRAP: Workshop Raising Awareness of Prevent (6/6/18)
GDPR Data Protection (16/5/18)
Chairs Briefing – Lees Suite (14/5/18)
Chairs Briefing (17/1/18)
Post 16 Participation, Careers, Education, Attendance & LA Statutory Responsibilities Workshop (17/1/18)
School Improvement Workshop (17/1/18)
SEND & SEN Support Services Workshop (17/1/18)
Chairs Briefing (20/9/17)
Chairs Briefing (16/5/17)
Health and Safety – Alexander Park School (17/10/16)
Governor Conference – Making an Impact – Oldham Governance for the 21st Century (9/11/13)
‘An Inspector Calls’ – Implications of the new September 2009 Inspection Framework for Schools (15/10/09)
Governors and Finance (22/9/09)
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings :  10 Attended

 

Cllr Jenny Harrison (Vice Chair)
Local Authority
Appointment Date :  04 Oct 2012 Expiry Date :  02 Oct 2020
Committees : Analyse Information and Data (Lead Governor), Appointed Governors ( Headteacher Performance Objectives ), Curriculum and Pupils, English, Gifted and Talented, Literacy, Most Able Pupils, Ofsted Standing Committee, Premises/Health and Safety, Significant Change, Year 6
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
GDPR Data Protection (16/5/18)
The whole school approach to emotional health and mental health wellbeing in Oldham (13/6/17)
Governor Conference workshop – International New arrivals (12/11/16)
Governor Conference Workshop – The role of schools in Health (12/11/16)
Oldham Governor Conference 2016 (12/11/16)
Governors and Leadership Potential (17/6/16)
Induction for new Governors 3/3 (28/3/13)
Induction for new Governors 2/3 (6/2/13)
Induction for new Governors 1/3 (30/1/13)
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings :  7 attended, 3 apologies

 

Ms Sahdia Jubeen
Parent
Appointment Date :  17 Nov 2016 Expiry Date :  16 Nov 2020
Committees : Closing the Gap for EAL Learners (Lead), Ofsted Standing Committee, Pupil Discipline, Year 5
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
Induction for new Governors 3/3 (21/3/17)
Induction for new Governors 2/3 (14/3/17)
Induction for new Governors 1/3 (7/3/17)
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings :  7 attended, 3 apologies

 

Miss Iram Nisar
Parent
Appointment Date :  04 May 2016 Expiry Date :  03 May 2020
Committees : Admissions, Child Protection/Looked After Children/SEND/Safeguarding/Prevent, Closing the Gap for EAL Learners  (Lead), Geography/History, Health and Safety in Education (Lead), Ofsted Standing Committee, Premises/Health and Safety, RE, Year 5
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent,
Induction for new Governors 3/3 (22/6/16)
Induction for new Governors 2/3 (15/6/16)
Induction for new Governors 1/3 (8/6/16)
Governor Mark Standard for Governing Bodies – Session 2 – Strategic Leadership and Statutory Respon’ (14/3/07)
Induction for New Governors 2/2 (14/3/07)
Induction for New Governors 1/2 (7/3/07)
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings :  5 attended, 4 apologes, 1 non attend

 

Mrs Johura Rahman
Staff
Appointment Date : Expiry Date :
Committees :
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings : 2 attended

 

To view the Governor Committee Details and Curriculum Responsibilities then click here

To find out a little bit more about some of our governors then click here

Dates of Meetings

3rd October 2018
28th November 2018
23rd January 2019
20th March 2019
22nd May 2019
03rd July 2019

Attendance at the meetings

Links to Governor Documents

Click here to link to the DfE/gov.uk website with lists of available documents

Oldham Governor Website links

Governors’ Website – www.oldham.gov.uk/governors

Become a School Governor – www.oldham.gov.uk/becomeaschoolgovernor

Information on looking for a new governor – www.inspiringthefuture.org

Governor Support Services – www.oldham.gov.uk/governorssupport

School governors policies, procedures and forms – www.oldham.gov.uk/schoolgovernorspolicies

email – gbsupport@oldham.gov.uk

Edubase – www.gov.uk/government/news/national-database-of-governors

Edubase – Search for a governor – htttp://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/

 

Comments are closed