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 : 18 April 2018 Expiry Date :  —–
Business Interests :  Husband has a building company
Finance Interests :
Roles in other Education Establishments : Parent Governor at St.Margarets CofE Primary School in Rochdale Local Authority.
Training :  Prevent
Designated Safeguarding Persons Training -15.09.17New Headteacher’s Induction – 02.10.17 & 01.18 & 28.09.18Safeguarding Training-18.10.17HR Conference-.11.17GDPR-14.03.18Managing H and S within Schools-31.01.18National Professional Qualification for Headship-   Sept 16/Mar 18(NPQH)-Leadership Coaching Skills Part -17/18(Awareness and Responsibility)Fire Warden training-12.06.18Heads Conference – Chris Pick up-18.09.18New Heads Induction-.09.18Child Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking Training-15.11.18Analyse Performance Summary (ASP)-21.11.18Prevent Training-05.12.18Effective Use of Evaluation and Pupil Premium-07.12.18HR conference-20.11.18Social care briefings-30.11.18ASP – Chris Pickup-22.01.19Peer on Peer Abuse Training-31.01.19Governor Training – Driving school Improvement-07.03.19Leadership Coaching Skills -08.03.19New Framework Inspection – Chris Pickup-12.03.19

Heads Conference Oldham-21 and 22/03.19

Designated Teachers Conference LAC-07.05.19

Effective Learning Walks-08.07.19

WRAP -22.05.19

 

Mr Tauseef Ahmed
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  13 July 2016 Expiry Date :  12 July 2020
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)

 

Miss Shiria Banu
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  13 July 2016 Expiry Date :  12 July 2020
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
Introduction to Safeguarding (3/5/17)

 

Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2012 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2023
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent

 

Mrs Fiona Liddy
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2015 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2023
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)

 

Mr Peter Widall (Chair)
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2015 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2023
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training : Promoting the Educational Needs of Children Looked After and Previously Looked After Children            23 Jun 2020
Responding to Parents Concerns & Complaints Support Session – COVID -19          09 Jun 2020
Chairs Briefing – Lees Suite (21/05/19)
Attendance Training for School Governors – Afternoon Session (09/05/19)
Promoting the Educational Needs of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children (27/02/19)
Chairs Briefing Meeting (21/01/19)
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)

 

Cllr Jenny Harrison (Vice Chair)
Local Authority
Appointment Date :  04 Oct 2012 Expiry Date :  02 Oct 2020
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  

Health and Safety – School Governor Responsibilities           22 Jul 2020
Health and Safety – School Governor Responsibilities           10 Jun 2020
Responding to Parents Concerns & Complaints Support Session – COVID-19           04 Jun 2020
Chairs Briefing & Professional Development Session 19 May 2020
Preparing for Ofsted Inspection under the New Framework 24 Feb 2020
Exclusions and Fair Access Training    03 Oct 2019
Interpreting Your School Performance Data – Afternoon Session (07/05/19)
Chairs Briefing Meeting  (21/01/19)
Promoting the Educational Needs of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children  (14/11/18)
Health and Safety for School Governors (10/10/18)
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)

 

Ms Sahdia Jubeen
Parent
Appointment Date :  17 Nov 2016 Expiry Date :  16 Nov 2020
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)

 

Miss Iram Nisar
Parent
Appointment Date :  04 May 2016 Expiry Date :  03 May 2020
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)

 

Mrs Johura Rahman
Staff
Appointment Date :  17 July 2018 Expiry Date : 16 July 2022
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training : Induction for New Governors 3/3 – Afternoon (29/01/19)
Induction for New Governors 2/3 – Afternoon (22/01/19)
Induction for New Governors 1/3 – Afternoon (15/01/19)
Disciplinary Exclusion from School and Fair Access – Afternoon Session  (29/11/18)
Mr Jual Ahmed
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  20 August 2019    Expiry Date : 19 August 2023
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :
Mr Jangir Iqbal
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  27 March 2019     Expiry Date : 26 March 2023
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :
Reverend Nicolas Johnson
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  27 August 2019    Expiry Date : 26 March 2023
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training : Induction for New Governors 3/3      11 Feb 2020

Induction for New Governors 2/3      04 Feb 2020

Induction for New Governors 1/3      28 Jan 2020

To view a short summary of governors at Alex Park then click here

For a summary of governor attendance during September 2019-September 2020 :

Meeting Attendance List For A School (By Meeting Date) Alex
Meeting Attendance List For A School (By Governor) Alexandr

For a summary of governor training then click here

For a summary of governor roles & responsibilities then click here

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

Dates of Meetings 2020-2021

Date for Full Governors Meetings (4.30pm)

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Committee Dates:
Children’s Welfare Committee (2pm)

Tuesday 6th October 2020

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Finance and Resources Committee (2pm)

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Wednesday 24th February 2021

School Premises Committee (2pm)

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Wednesday 21st April 2021

Curriculum and Standards Committee (10am)

Wednesday 18th November 2020

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Wednesday 7th July 2021

 

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/

Instrument of government

Sealed Copy – Instrument of Government 20.08.2019

 

 

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