Our governors are here to help and support the school.

Governor Blog

Message from the Chair of Governors

 

We are from different backgrounds:

  • Some of us are Foundation Governors – we are appointed by Christ Church, Walmsley.
  • Some of us are LA Governors – we are appointed by the Local Authority in Bolton.
  • Some of us are Parent Governors – we are elected by the parents of the children who attend Walmsley C.E. School.
  • We have a Staff Governor – who is chosen by the staff at Walmsley C.E. School.

 

Many of us have long-standing connections with Walmsley C.E. School. Some of us even came to our school when we were young! Most of us have children who attended Walmsley C.E. School or who are currently enjoying their education at our wonderful school.

The one thing we all have in common is that we believe that the children and staff at Walmsley C.E. Primary School are outstanding in every way. We have first hand experience of seeing that the children and staff are committed to our ethos - 'where getting better never stops'. 

 

How do we help?

  • We are here to help and support the Senior Leadership Team of our school.
  • We are involved in planning our school's future development and direction.
  • We have high expectations of what our pupils can achieve.
  • We listen to our teaching staff and support them in all areas of teaching and learning.
  • We encourage our pupils' spiritual, moral and social development.
  • We support our school in providing for all our pupils, irrespective of background, including those with special needs.
  • We are accountable for the performance of our school to parents and to the wider community.
  • We help our Senior Leadership Team make decisions on our school's budget.

 

How can we support continuous improvement at Walmsley?

  • We support and challenge by gathering views and asking questions.
  • We are prepared to give and take, being loyal to the decisions taking by the governing body as a whole.
  • We listen to our staff and learn from them through the committees we attend.
  • We analyse the school's data.
  • We visit our school and talk to our pupils.
  • We also blog – so keep up with our posts

 

Walmsley C.E. Primary School - Governing Board 2015-16 

Governor Appointment Information

Register of Interest

Governor Full Name

Date of (Re) Appointment

Term of Office (years)

Date  Ceased Office (if applicable)

Appointing / Elective Body

Relevant Business / Pecuniary Interests

Other Educational Establishments Governed

Material Relationships (with staff or governors)

Anthony Slack

 (Chair)

01/09/2015

4

 

Foundation (Walmsley PCC)

 

All Saints CEP, Farnworth (Chair)

 

Gill Smallwood

(Vice Chair)

05/12/2013

4

 

Foundation (Walmsley PCC)

 

Director of Bolton Together and 1Point

Canon Slade School (Trustee)

 

Revd Karen Lund

25/11/2014

n/a

 

Foundation

“Ex officio”

 

 

 

Revd Chris Jamieson

01/08/2013

4

 

Foundation (Diocesan Board of Education)

 

 

 

Lucy Caton

28/05/2013

4

 

Foundation (Walmsley PCC)

 

 

 

Karen Sudworth

03/09/2015

4

 

Foundation (Walmsley PCC)

Carl Sudworth Ltd

(Co Secretary)

 

 

Nicholas Kennedy

03/09/2015

4

 

Foundation (Walmsley PCC)

 

 

 

Helen Hyland

21/03/2013

4

 

Parents

 

 

 

Lisa Healey

21/03/2013

4

 

Parents

 

 

 

Cllr Alan Wilkinson

01/09/2014

4

 

Bolton MBC

 

Turton School

 

Debra Carr

n/a

n/a

 

“Ex Officio” (Headteacher)

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pauline Lewis

01/09/2014

4

31/08/2015

Foundation (Walmsley PCC)

 

 

 

Lesley Fletcher

27/09/2014

4

31/08/2015

Foundation (Walmsley PCC)

 

 

 

Sarah Turner

08/07/2011

4

07/07/2015

Parents

 

 

 

Kath Greenhalgh

01/09/2014

4

31/08/2015

Support staff

 

 

 

Jenni Brookes

26/09/2014

4

31/08/2015

Teaching staff

 

 

 

Kay Cheetham

24/11/2012

4

02/03/2015

Foundation (Walmsley PCC)

 

 

 

Elizabeth Rogerson

12/06/2014

n/a

24/11/2014

Foundation (Diocese)

 

 

 

 

 

Walmsley Governor Attendance Record

 

Walmsley C.E. Primary School - Governing Board Committee Arrangements 2015-16  

There are two committees: Resources and School Effectiveness that meet regularly and different governors are represented on them.

Governor Full Name

Committees 

Nominated Roles/Responsibilities

Anthony Slack  (Chair)

Resources; School Effectiveness

HT Performance Review;

Gill Smallwood

(Vice Chair)

School Effectiveness; Admissions

HT Performance Review; Safer recruitment; Safeguarding; Child Protection; Children Looked After; Drug Education.

Revd Karen Lund

School Effectiveness: Admissions

HT Performance Review;

Revd Chris Jamieson

School Effectiveness

Special Educational Needs (SEN); Equal opportunities & Inclusion

Lucy Caton

School Effectiveness

Partnership Governor (deputy); Link Governor for Training; ICT

Karen Sudworth

School Effectiveness

Safer recruitment; English, Maths & Pupil Premium;

Nick Kennedy

Resources

Health & Safety;

Cllr Alan Wilkinson

School Effectiveness

 

Helen Hyland

Resources; School Effectiveness; Admissions

Partnership Governor; EYFS;

Lisa Healey

School Effectiveness

 

Debra Carr

Resources; School Effectiveness; Admissions

Safer recruitment;

 

Resources; School Effectiveness