The Local Governing Committee
The Local Governing Committee – Alderman Bolton Primary School
On May 1st 2018, the school became an Academy and joined Warrington Primary Academy Trust. Our Local Governing Committee is organised in line their agreed Operating Principles and Terms of Reference. The Alderman Bolton Governing Committee has the capacity for 12 members and currently our members include the Headteacher, one Staff Governor, one Parent Governor, one representative from Warrington Primary Academy Trust and 6 Co-Opted Governors. We are seeking to recruit one parent governor and one more Co-opted Governor for the academic year 2020- 2021. All have voting rights and their membership lasts four years, in most cases subject to extension with the agreement of the Local Governing Committee and the Multi-Academy Trust.
The Local Governing Committee has a clerk, whose time is bought from the Local Authority. She is not a Governor. She clerks our half termly Full Governing Committee (FGC) meetings and offers advice on request. We are grateful to her for her experience, knowledge and help.
The Department of Education (DfE) requires that all schools publish on their website a list of Governors by name, category of Governor, the date they will cease to be a Governor (unless re-elected), any Committees they serve on, what their responsibilities are on the Governing Committee, whether they have any business interests that could affect decisions they might make as a Governor, whether they govern any other school or college, and whether they have any relationship to members of the school staff, including spouse, partners and relatives.
The table that follows gives this information.
Governing Committee Membership as of April 2021:
|Name of Governor||Category of Governor||Appointed||If also Governor elsewhere||Committee membership||Responsibility on GB||Relevant business interests||Relationships to school staff, if any|
|Paula Warding||Head Teacher||01/09/2015||No||Pay Commitee||Headteacher||Yes||No|
01/11/2019 – 31/10/2023
|No||Link Governor for Science and Health and Safety||No||No|
|No||Link Governor for History and Geography||No||No|
|Sarah Bennett||Co-opted||22/10/2020 – 21/10/2024||No||
|Link Governor for Mental Health and PSHE||No||No|
|Yvette Blake (Chair)||Co-opted||10/12/2015 – 09/12/2022||No||
Pay Committee (Chair)
|Link Governor for Early Years Foundation Stage, Pupil Premium and English||No||No|
|Leon Fraser||Co-opted||28/02/2017 – 27/02/2021||No||Headteacher Performance Management Panel (Chair)||Link Governor for Physical Education and Safeguarding||No||No|
|Eileen Stewart||Co-opted||28/02/2017 – 27/02/2021||No||Pay Committee||Link Governor for Maths and SEND||No||No|
|Adam Rogers||Co-opted||22/10/2020 – 21/10/2024||No||Link Governor for IT||No||No|
|Wayne Trafford||MAT||23/05/2019 – 22/05/2023||No||Headteacher Performance Management Panel||Link Governor for DT||No||No|
|Christina Richards||Staff||13/05/2021 – 12/05/2025||No||No||Staff|
|Lisa Adams||Clerk||01/08/2016 – 31/07/2020||No||No|
Staff Dismissal Committee
The first three available governors selected on an alphabetical basis (surname) from the governing body as and when required, excluding staff Governors.
Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee
The first three available governors selected on an alphabetical basis from the governing body, excluding those selected for the Staff Dismissal Committee, as and when required, and excluding staff Governors.
Pupil Discipline Committee and Complaints Committee. The first three available governors selected on an alphabetical basis from the governing body as and when required.