Governors

 

 

The governing body of Hilton Lane Primary School is made up of a group of volunteers, both from within the school (staff and parents) and the wider community, and represeatives from the city council with an interest in the education of the children of Hilton Lane Primary. We work together as a team, to ensure the best possible education for all the pupils enabling them to realise and achieve their potential at each stage of their journey throughout school.

 

We take every opportunity to improve our experience and knowledge by attending training courses. These are provided by the local authority, and by using the skills that the governors already have to provide in-house training and using online training to make sure that the governing body is fully up to date on matters that concern the running of the school, helping to make an efficient governing body. Hilton Lane Primary has a very active governing body with subcommittee meetings once a term or more often if need be and a full governing body meeting takes place once a term .

 

The Governing Body can be contacted in writing through the school office. Please mark any letters for the attention of the Chair of Governors.

 

The governing body’s work focuses on three core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.  

Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent and provides best value.

 

Each member of our governing board sits on sub-committees. There are 3 main committees- School Effectiveness, Facilities, Finance and Staffing, that meet every term, and a number of smaller committees that are called when required. Below you can see who sits on which committees, their responsibilities in school and any links with the wider world. You will also find attendance at meetings below that.

 

Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

 

All the governors and associate members of Hilton Lane Primary School listed below have signed the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

 

 This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school. This could for example include owning or having a relative work for a business that had dealings with school; having a relative working in or for school or being a governor of another school.

 

If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first.

 

If there is a potential conflict it is shown in the table. This table also shows the category of governor each person is, any specific role on the governing body and the committees they are members of.

 

More information about the requirements to complete and sign the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests can be found on Salford City Council’s Governor Services web pages at http://www.salford.gov.uk/schoolgovernors.htm where you will also find the links to all the other local authority’s (LA) governing bodies’ personal, pecuniary or business interests registers.

 

The different categories of governors on our governing board are:

  • parent governors who have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school;
  • staff governors who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues;
  • co-opted governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school;
  • local authority(LA) governors who are nominated by the local councillor and appointed by the governing body;
  • the Headteacher (HT) is also a member of the governing body by right of the position they hold in the school;
  • associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body but may been given voting rights on the committees that they are a member of, but these rights can only be given by the governing body.

The different committees our governing board has are:

  • School Effectiveness, Facilities, Finance and Staffing
  • There are also separate complaints and disciplinary and appeals committees which are convened if they are required.

 

Name of governor/

associate member

Term of office

Governor type

Details of specific roles held on the GB

Committee membership

 

Has signed the register

Details of any conflicting interest

·         business/work

·         relationships

·         governor of another school

 

 

Mr Lee Wynn

 

From: 02/07/2016

To:

01/11/2020

LA

Chair of the Governing Board.

Named Governor for Teacher Appraisal, Looked After Children, Gifted and Talented

 

· Finance and Staffing

· School Effectiveness

· Pupil Discipline Appeals

· Complaints

· Staff Discipline Appeals

· HT Appraisal

Yes

None

Mrs Julie Smeaton

From:

11/11/2015

To:

10/11/2019

 

Parent

Named Governor for SEN, H&S

· Facilities (Chair)

· Staff Discipline

· Complaints

· Pupil Discipline

 

Yes

·         Parent to a child who

has now left the school

Mrs Rachel Wildman

From:

11/11/2015

To:

March 2017

 

Parent

 

· Facilities

· Staff Discipline

· Pupil Discipline

Yes

·         Parent of child in Year 5

VACANCY for parent governor

 

 

 

·  

 

·          

Mrs Aileen Birrell

From:

01/04/2016

 

HT

Head Teacher

· School Effectiveness

· Facilities

· Finance and Staffing

Yes

·         NAHT

·         Head teacher of the school

Mrs Tracy Wroe

From: 14/10/2015

To:

13/10/2019

Co-opted

Named Governor for Maths

· Finance and Staffing (Chair)

· Staff Discipline Appeals

· Pupil Discipline

· HT Appraisal

Yes

UNISON

Rev Ross Garner

From: 14/10/2015

To:

13/10/2019

Co-opted

Named Governor for Equality

· School Effectiveness

· Staff Discipline

· Complaints

· Pupil Discipline Appeals

Yes

·         Church of England minister

·         Husband to another local    Headteacher

Mr Paul Henderson-Griffiths

From: 14/10/2015

To:

13/10/2019

Co-opted

Vice Chair of the Full GB

Named Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection, Literacy

· School Effectiveness (Chair)

· Staff Discipline

· Pupil Discipline

· HT Appraisal

Yes

None

Mrs Helen Oliver

From: 14/10/2015

To:

13/10/2019

Co-opted

Deputy Head Teacher

· School Effectiveness

· Finance and Staffing

 

Yes

·         NASUWT

·         Deputy Head Teacher

at the school

Mrs Joanne Mortimer

From:

15/12/2015

To:

14/12/2019

Staff

Named Governor for Early Years and Computing

· Facilities

Yes

·         UNISON

·         TA employed at the

school

 

 

Hilton Lane Primary School 2016-17

Attendance at Governor’s Meetings- Full Governing Body- Those present shown with a /

 

19/10/2016

15/02/2017

17/05/2017

Lee Wynn

/

/

/

Paul Henderson-Griffiths

/

/

/

Aileen Birrell

/

/

/

Helen Oliver

/

/

/

Julie Smeaton

/

/

x

Tracy Wroe

 

/

/

/

Ross Garner

 

/

/

/

Joanne Mortimer

/

/

x

Rachel Wildman

X

X

N/A

 

Attendance at Governor’s Meetings- Finance- Those present shown with a /

 

9/11/2016

7/02/2017

SFVS

28/03/17

26/06/17

Tracey Wroe

/

/

/

/

Lee Wynn

/

/

/

/

Aileen Birrell

/

/

/

/

HelenOliver

/

/

/

/

Julie Smeaton

/

X

N/A

N/A

Paul Henderson-Griffiths

N/A

N/A

/

/

 

Attendance at Governor’s Meetings- Facilities- Those present shown with a /

 

24/11/2016

16/03/17

28/06/17

Julie Smeaton

X

/

/

Aileen Birrell

/

/

/

Tracy Wroe

/

X

/

Rachel Wildman

/

N/A

N/A

Joanne Mortimer

/

/

/

 

Attendance at Governor’s Meetings- School Effectiveness- Those present shown with a /

 

08/12/2016

22/03/17

05/07/17

Paul Henderson-Griffiths

/

/

/

Helen Oliver

/

/

/

Ross Garner

/

/

/

Aileen Birrell

/

/

/

Lee Wynn

X

X

X