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 :  —–
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 : Parent Governor at St.Margarets CofE Primary School in Rochdale Local Authority.
Training :  Prevent
Designated Safeguarding Persons Training -15.09.17

New Headteacher’s Induction – 02.10.17 & 01.18 & 28.09.18

Safeguarding Training-18.10.17

HR Conference-.11.17

GDPR-14.03.18

Managing H and S within Schools-31.01.18

National Professional Qualification for Headship-   Sept 16/Mar 18

(NPQH)-

Leadership Coaching Skills Part -17/18

(Awareness and Responsibility)Fire Warden training-12.06.18

Heads Conference – Chris Pick up-18.09.18

New Heads Induction-.09.18

Child Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking Training-15.11.18

Analyse Performance Summary (ASP)-21.11.18

Prevent Training-05.12.18

Effective Use of Evaluation and Pupil Premium-07.12.18

HR conference-20.11.18

Social care briefings-30.11.18

ASP – Chris Pickup-22.01.19

Peer on Peer Abuse Training-31.01.19

Governor Training – Driving school Improvement-07.03.19

Leadership Coaching Skills -08.03.19

New 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

Attendance of Governing Body Meetings Sept 2018- Sept 2019:  6 attended

 

Mr Tauseef Ahmed
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  13 July 2016 Expiry Date :  12 July 2020
Committees : Appointed Governors, Design & Technology Governor, Finance/Staffing/Human Resources, Health & Wellbeing, Lead Governor, Mathematics Governor, Ofsted Standing Comittee, PE Governor, Premises/Health & Safety, Pupil Outcomes, 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 Sept 2018- Sept 2019 :  3 attended, 2 apologies, 1 apoligy consent not given

 

 

Miss Shiria Banu
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  13 July 2016 Expiry Date :  12 July 2020
Committees : Art Governor, Children of concern commitee, Exclusions, Health & Wellbeing, Link Governor, Ofsted Standing committee, Pupil Outcomes, Staff Disciplinary committee, 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 Sept 2018- Sept 2019 :  2 attended, 3 apologies, 1 apology consent not given

 

Dr Zahid Chauhan
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2015 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2023
Committees : Health & Wellbeing, Lead Governor, Ofsted Standing Committee, Pupil Premium, Science, Staff Disciplinary committee, Year 4
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings Sept 2018- Sept 2019 : 1 attended, 3 apologies, 2 apology consent not given

 

Mrs Fiona Liddy
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2015 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2023
Committees : Educatioal visits, Lead governor – health & Safety in Education, Lead governor – Human Resources Education Policy, Media Contact Governor, Ofsted Standing Committee, Premises/Health & Safety, School premises, Staff Disciplinary committee, Staff/huan resouces/finance committee.
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 Sept 2018- Sept 2019 :  6 attended

 

Mr Peter Widall (Chair)
Co-opted
Appointment Date :  14 Oct 2015 Expiry Date :  13 Oct 2023
Committees : Appointed Governors ( Headteacher Performance Objectives ), Change Appeals/HR, Children of concern, Curriculum & Pupils, Complaints, Educational visits, Finance/Staffing/Human Resources, ICT, Ofsted Standing committee, Personal / 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 Sept 2018- Sept 2019 :  6 Attended

 

Cllr Jenny Harrison (Vice Chair)
Local Authority
Appointment Date :  04 Oct 2012 Expiry Date :  02 Oct 2020
Committees : Appointed Governor (Headteach Performance Objectives), Children of concern, Curriculum & Pupils, Gifted & Talented, Literacy, Most able pupils, Ofsted Standing Committee, Premises/Health & Safety, Pupil Outcomes, Staff/Human resources/Finance, 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 Sept 2018- Sept 2019  :  4 attended, 2 apologies

 

Ms Sahdia Jubeen
Parent
Appointment Date :  17 Nov 2016 Expiry Date :  16 Nov 2020
Committees : Curriculum & Pupils, Lead governor – closing and Gap for EAL learners, Ofsted standing committee, Staff Disciplinary, 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 Sept 2018- Sept 2019:  4 attended, 2 apologies

 

Miss Iram Nisar
Parent
Appointment Date :  04 May 2016 Expiry Date :  03 May 2020
Committees : Geography/History committee, Lead governor – Health and Safety in Education, Lead governor – Closing the Gap for EAL Learners, Ofsted Standing Committee, Premises/Health & Safety, Pupil Outcomes, RE, Staff Disciplinary, 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 Sept 2018- Sept 2019 :  3 attended, 3 apologes

 

Mrs Johura Rahman
Staff
Appointment Date :  17 July 2018 Expiry Date : 16 July 2022
Committees :  Ofsted Standing Committee, Pupil Outcomes, School Premises.
Business Interests :  None
Finance Interests :  None
Roles in other Education Establishments :
Training :  Prevent
Attendance of Governing Body Meetings  : 5 attended, 1 apology

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

For a summary of governor attendance during September 2018-September 2019 then click here

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

Wednesday 27th March 2019
Wednesday 8th May 2019
Wednesday 3rd 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/

Instrument of government

Sealed Copy – Instrument of Government 20.08.2019

 

 

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