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|
|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.