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 constitution, terms of reference and scheme of delegation has been agreed by Trust Members.

The Alderman Bolton Governing Body has the capacity for 12 members and currently our members include the Headteacher, one Staff Governor, one Parent Governors, 6 Co-opted Governors and a representative from the Multi Academy Trust. 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 Trust. We are currently seeking to recruit a further Parent Governor and another Co-opted Member.

The Governing Body has a clerk, whose time is bought from the Local Authority. She is not a Governor. She clerks our termly Full Governing Body (FGB) meeting, some of our additional committee 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), what 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 October 2019:
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 No No
Jackie Stephens  Parent 25/01/2018 – 24/01/2022 No Link Governor for Art, Music and Drama No No
Hayley Simmons  Staff 26/09/2017 – 25/09/2021 No No Staff
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 Link Governor for Health and Safety and Children in Care No Staff
Clare Dalton Co-opted 29/06/2017 – 28/06/2021 No Link Governor for Attendance 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

 

For additional Governor Information and Register of Pecunicary Interests of Board and LGBs, please follow this link.

Minutes from Alderman Bolton Local Governing Body meetings available upon request through the school.

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

The first three available governors selected on an alphabetical basis from the governing body as and when required.

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