WELCOME TO THE GOVERNORS INFORMATION PAGE

 

The Governing Body at Christ Church School play a strategic role in the running of the school. They are a team of people who work closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in planning the direction and management of the school. It's key functions are :- 

  • Setting the aims and objectives of the school.
  • Setting policies and targets to achieve these aims and objectives.
  • To monitor, review and evaluate the progress being made towards achieving its aims and objectives.
  • To challenge and support the Headteacher.

Governors must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school and its future. They are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school which is undertaken by the Leadership Team.

The Governors are more than happy to discuss any matters regarding school life. Parents are welcome to contact the governors by email to the following address: info@christchurch-chad.oldham.sch.uk or by leaving a message with the school office.

The Governing Body meets formally at least once a term.

 

 

Our Governors

The Governing Body for Christ Church C of E School consists of 12 members constituted as follows:-

  • Headteacher
  • LA Governor x 1
  • Staff Governor x 1
  • Foundation Governor x 7
  • Parent Governor x 2
  •       

All governors are volunteers and once elected normally serve for a term of office lasting four years.

 

 

Governor Category

Voting Rights

Date Appointed

Expiry Date

Committee

Heather Burtonwood

(Chair - Elected by Governing Body)

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

23 Nov 2015

22 Nov 2023

Standards and Learning Committee

Staff and Finance Committee

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

Admissions Committee

Andrew Dearden

 

Foundation-Diocesan Link

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

 01 Aug 1998

 31 July 2024

Staff & Finance Committee

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

Ben Wilkinson

Foundation - Ex officia

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

 

When Clergy position comes to an end

Standards and Learning Committee

Wendy Scallan

(Vice Chair - Elected by Governing Body)

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

1 Sept 2019

 31 Aug 2023

Standards and Learning Committee

Danna Saunders

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

4 Nov 2021

3 Nov 2025

Staff & Finance  Committee

David Wright

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

Yes

1 Sept 2015

31 Aug 2023

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

VACANCY

Foundation

(appointed by the PCC)

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Yates

Parent

(Elected by other parents at school)

Yes

10 Jan 2020

09 Jan 2024

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

 Lindsey Sykes

Parent

(Elected by other parents at school)

 Yes

10 Jan 2020

09 Jan 2024

Premises (inc H&S) Committee

 

Louise Hayes

 

 LA Governor

Yes

21 Nov 2016

21 Nov 2023

 

Standards and Learning Committee

 

Cheryl Haigh

Staff

(Elected by other staff at school)

Yes

01 July 2019

02 Oct 2023

 

Standards and Learning Committee

 

Debra Davies

Headteacher

Yes

01 Sep 2008

When Headteacher position comes to an end

Can attend any/all committees

The Committee Structure

In order to carry out their role efficiently and effectively, the detailed work of the Governing Body is undertaken by four committees who have the responsibilities for different aspects of the running of the school.

 

Please click the link below to see the Terms of Reference for our committees:

Christ Church Primary School - Committee Terms of Reference

 

Staff & Finance Committee - agrees the budget and monitors expenditure as well as looks after issues around the school's staff, both teaching and non-teaching.

Premises Committee - deals with buildings, utilities and health and safety matters.

Standards & Learning Committee - reviews assessment/examination data and monitors the quality of teaching. Agrees and monitors the curriculum.

 

In addition to attending Full Governors’ Meetings, all governors sit on one or two of these committees.

The committees report back to termly meetings of the Full Governing Body at which broader issues are also discussed and agreed.

 

Staff & Finance

Premises (inc H&S)

Standards and Learning

Andrew Dearden (Chair)

David Wright (Chair)

Wendy Scallan (Chair)

Danna Saunders

Andrew Dearden

Louise Hayes

 

Elizabeth Yates

Cheryl Haigh

 

Lindsey Sykes

Ben Wilkinson

Heather Burtonwood

Heather Burtonwood

Heather Burtonwood

Debra Davies

Debra Davies

Debra Davies

 

The Governors Register of Business and Personal Interest

As a Governing Body we are required to publish a register of relevant business and pecuniary interest of Governors at Christ Church CE Primary School on our website.

The following interests have been declared by information submitted in the 2021-22 academic year:-

 

Name

Directorships, partnerships, and employments with businesses that provide goods or service to the school

Trusteeships & Governorships

Any Other potentially relevant interest

Heather Burtonwood

(Chair)

NO INTERESTS

 

 

Andrew Dearden

NO INTERESTS

 

 

Lindsey Sykes

 

 

Child is pupil of school

Elizabeth Yates

 

 

Child is pupil of school

David Wright

 NO INTERESTS

 

 

Ben Wilkinson

 

Governor at St Mary's Balderstone Church of England Primary School, Rochdale

Child is pupil of school

Debra Davies

 

 

Son as staff member

Louise Hayes

 

 

Child is pupil of school

Cheryl Haigh

NO INTERESTS

 

 

Wendy Scallan

 

 

Child is pupil of school

Danna Saunders

NO INTERESTS

 

 

 

Record of Governor Attendance at Meetings 2021-22

An attendance record for all governors at the full governing body meetings for the 2021-22 academic year.

 

Heather Burtonwood

(Chair)

Foundation

Attendance 1/1

Andrew Dearden

 

Foundation

(Diocesan Link)

Attendance 1/1

Ben Wilkinson

Foundation

(Ex-Officio)

Attendance 1/1

David Wright

Foundation

Attendance 1/1

Wendy Scallan

Foundation

Attendance 0/1

Danna Saunders

Foundation

Attendance 1/1

Louise Hayes

LA Governor

Attendance 1/1

Lindsey Sykes

Parent Governor

Attendance 1/1

Elizabeth Yates

Parent Governor Attendance 1/1 

Cheryl Haigh

Staff

Attendance 0/1

Debra Davies

Headteacher

Attendance 1/1

 

Record of Governor Attendance at Meetings 2020-21

An attendance record for all governors at the full governing body meetings for the 2020-21 academic year.

 

Heather Burtonwood

(Chair)

Foundation

Attendance 2/2

Andrew Dearden

 

Foundation

(Diocesan Link)

Attendance 2/2

Alison Beswick

Foundation

Attendance 1/2

David Wright

Foundation

Attendance 2/2

Ruth Glover

Foundation

Attendance 1/2

Wendy Scallan

Foundation

Attendance 2/2

Elizabeth Yates

Parent Governor

Attendance 2/2

Lindsey Sykes

Parent Governor

Attendance 2/2

Louise Hayes

LA Governor

Attendance 2/2

Cheryl Haigh

Staff

Attendance 1/2

Debra Davies

Headteacher

Attendance 2/2