The Governing Body

The Governing Body  – Alderman Bolton Primary School

On May 1st 2018, the school became an Academy and joined Warrington Primary Academy Trust. Our Governing Body is organised in line their agreed Operating Principles and Terms of Reference. The Alderman Bolton Governing Body has the capacity for 12 members and currently our members include the Headteacher, one Staff Governor, two Parent Governors, one representative from Warrington Primary Academy Trust and 5 Co-Opted Governors. We are seeking to recruit two more Co-opted Governors 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 Governing Body and the Multi-Academy Trust.

The Governing Body has a clerk, whose time is bought from the Local Authority. She is not a Governor. She clerks our half termly Full Governing Body (FGB) 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 Body, 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 Body Membership as of 1st September 2020:
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 Headteacher Yes No
Jackie Stephens  Parent 25/01/2018 – 24/01/2022 No Link Governor for Art, Music and Drama No No
Nurul Alam  Parent

20/11/2019

19/11/2023

No Link Governor for Science and Health and Safety No No
Yvette Blake (Chair) Co-opted 10/12/2015 – 09/12/2019 No

Pay Committee (Chair)

Headteacher Performance Management Panel

Link Governor for the Early Years Foundation Stage,  and History and Geography No No
Lukas Dewhirst (Vice Chair) Co-opted 28/02/2017 – 27/02/2021 No Pay Committee Link Governor for Pupil Premium and Religious Education 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 Link Governor for Maths and SEND No No
Sarah Morris Co-opted 29/06/2017 – 28/06/2021 No No Staff
Sam Wernham Staff 26/09/2020 – 25/09/2024 No Link Governor for IT No Staff
Wayne Trafford MAT 23/05/2019 – 22/05/2023 No Headteacher Performance Management Panel Employed by WPAT No
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.

 

Alderman Bolton Primary School
Longdin Street, Latchford, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 1PW

Tel: 01925 633262

aldermanbolton@wpat.warrington.sch.uk