INFORMATION ABOUT OUR GOVERNING BODY

At Heyhouses we have a team of governors that work as volunteers to support the school. Their role is to support and challenge the Headteacher, to help set the vision and strategic direction of the school and to ensure that our school is the very best it could be.

Governors have a wide range of responsibilities. These include tasks such as:

  • Ensuring that the school meets its legal responsibilities
  • Setting the school budget
  • Making decisions about the school building and premises
  • Setting school policies
  • Appointing staff and making decisions about current staffing
  • Looking at how well groups of pupils are performing and ensuring action is taken if there are any concerns.

We have three Full Governing Body meetings each year. During these meetings we look at a wide range of information to find out how well the school is performing. Mrs Hodgson provides a detailed Headteacher’s report at these meetings but we also look at data and independent reports so that we can make our own decisions about how well things are going.

As well as the Full Governing Body meetings, there are a range of sub-committees which meet at least once a term and these meetings are attended by a subset of the governors. These committees are responsible for focusing on specific topics/areas ranging from standards of education, curriculum, fabric of the school buildings, staffing and finance. Individual governors also have “link” roles where they take on responsibility on behalf of the Governing Body for a specific subject/topic/year group. All outcomes from sub-committees and link roles are fed back as part of each Full Governing Body meeting. The chair of each committee is listed below:

  • Chair of Governors: Mike Wiseman
  • Vice Chair of Governors: Cheryl McGrath
  • Chair of the Curriculum Committee: Nikki Kimber
  • Chair of the Finance and Staffing Committee: Mike Wiseman
  • Chair of the Buildings/Health & Safety Committee: Cheryl McGrath
  • Chair of the Standards and Effectiveness Committee: Mike Wiseman
  • Chair of Admissions Committee: Susan Strother (meets annually)

Details of each governor’s committee membership are noted under each individual governor’s details below.

From 1 September 2015, governing bodies are also under a duty to publish the following information from their Register of Interests on the school website:

  • relevant business interests of governors
  • details of any other educational establishments they govern.
  • any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

All details are listed for each individual governor below.

To support the work that goes on, governors also try to visit school as often as possible. We particularly enjoy talking to the children about their school and what they think about it. They are always keen to share their ideas.

We are proud to have a committed Governing Body that is made up of a team of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR GOVERNORS

Appointment of governors is made in accordance with the Governing Body’s Instrument of Government.

Headteacher

Governor’s full name: Mrs Elizabeth Anne Hodgson

Date of appointment: 1st September 2010

Term of office: Ongoing, whilst in post as headteacher.

Appointment: Ex-officio (by right of office)

Committee membership: Curriculum, Finance and Staffing, Buildings/Health & Safety, Standards and Effectiveness, Admissions

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Heyhouses CE Nursery Trustee

Relationships between other governors or school staff: Sister of Alison Townsend (teacher at the school)

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 13/13


Staff Governor (1)

Governor’s full name: Mrs Nicola Karen Kimber

Date of appointment: 3rd May 2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election: Elected by staff

Committee membership: Curriculum

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: /3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 3/3


Parent Governors (2)

Governor’s full name: Mrs Geraldine Clarkson

Date of appointment: March 2018

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election: Elected by parents

Committee membership:

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None but works in school

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: /2

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 0/0


Governor’s full name: Mr Michael John Hardaker

Date of appointment: 24th January 2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by election: Elected by parents

Committee membership: Finance and Staffing

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: /3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 2/3


LA Governor (1)

Governor’s full name: Mrs Cheryl Rhona McGrath

Date of appointment: 19th May 2015

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: The Governing Body - nominated by the Local Authority, which has the power to remove this governor from office

Committee membership: Buildings/Health & Safety, Admissions

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018:  /3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 4/4


Co-opted Governor (1)

Governor’s full name: Mrs Susan Ann Strother

Date of appointment: 8th March 2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Committee membership: Curriculum, Standards and Effectiveness

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 6/6


Foundation Governors (8)

Governor’s full name: Rev. Fr. Adrian David Lyon

Date of appointment: 2nd February 2010

Term of office: Ongoing, whilst in post as Vicar at St Annes Parish Church

Appointment: Ex-officio (by right of office)

Committee membership: Finance and Staffing

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: The Lytham Schools Foundation (nature of business: educational grants, nature of interest: trustee)

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor at AKS Lytham

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018:  /3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 1/3


Governor’s full name: Mr Michael Arthur Wiseman

Date of appointment: 15th March 2017

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Blackburn

Committee membership: Curriculum, Finance and Staffing, Buildings/Health & Safety, Standards and Effectiveness, Admissions

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 12/13


Governor’s full name: VACANCY

Date of appointment:

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Blackburn.

Committee membership:

Relevant business and pecuniary interests:

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Relationships between other governors or school staff:

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: N/A

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: N/A


Governor’s full name: VACANCY

Date of appointment:

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Blackburn.

Committee membership:

Relevant business and pecuniary interests:

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Relationships between other governors or school staff:

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: N/A

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: N/A


Governor’s full name: Mrs Monica Ruth Hollows

Date of appointment: 19th December 2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: St Annes (Heyhouses) Parish Church PCC

Committee membership: Standards and Effectiveness, Admissions

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 3/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 7/7


Governor’s full name: Mrs Denise Gillian Brown

Date of appointment: 24th October 2015

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: St Annes (Heyhouses) Parish Church PCC

Committee membership: Curriculum, Buildings/Health & Safety

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Heyhouses CE Nursery Trustee

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None but works in school

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018:  /3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 3/6


Governor’s full name: Mr Craig Angus Harris

Date of appointment: 17th March 2017

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: St Annes (Heyhouses) Parish Church PCC

Committee membership: Buildings/Health & Safety

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018:  2/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 3/3


Governor’s full name: VACANCY

Date of appointment:

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: The Lytham Schools Foundation

Committee membership:

Relevant business and pecuniary interests:

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Relationships between other governors or school staff:

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: N/A

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: N/A


Other Governors who served on the GB in last twelve months:

Governor’s full name: Mrs Caroline Bird

Date of appointment: 14th November 2013

End of appointment: 31st July 2018

Reason for leaving: Resigned

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Diocese of Blackburn

Committee membership: Finance and Staffing

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Relationships between other governors or school staff: None

Attendance record at governing body meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 2/3

Attendance record at committee meetings over academic year 2017/2018: 3/3

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