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Welcome to the Governors' section. In this section you will find details of:

  • the roles of the governors as stated by the Department for Education
  • some links to useful websites to give more details of the generic role of being a governor
  • how to contact the governors
  • who the governors are (names and photographs)
  • the code of conduct that the governors follow
  • governor roles specific to Gilded Hollins and the attendance record of governors at meetings of the full governing body and subcommittee meetings

You will also find photographs of a governor award assembly in summer 2017. Although these certificates are given throughout each year this is a snapshot to show you some of the reasons they are awarded.

Finally, at the end of this governor section, are copies of the Governor Newsletter. This was produced to share some of the work of the governors with parents, to give an insight into what the governors do. This has now been replaced by messages from the governors on the school newsletter, as these are more regular snapshots, but the Governor Newsletters are saved here as they contain more detail of some of the governors which you may find interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governing body is responsible for:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

 

 

More information on the role of the Governors can be found on the DfE website.

 

The Governor's Handbook can be found here

 

The roles and responsibilities of the Governors can be found here and on the Modern Governor website here

 

 

 

 

 

Contact the Governors

To contact the governors please contact the Chair, Liz Haworth, via her email address, lizhaworth@yahoo.co.uk. Alternatively, contact the school office who will ask Liz to ring you to arrange a meeting.

Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018

Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 1 Mrs Liz Haworth, Chair of Governors
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 2 Mr Ian Jones, Vice-chair of Governors
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 3 Mr Darran Nash, Headteacher
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 4 Mrs Sam Grainey
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 5 Mrs S Thompson
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 6 Mrs S Mair
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 7 Mrs J Boardman
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 8 Mr Daniel Hatton
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 9 Mrs Lyndsay Johnson
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 10 Mr Mark Bradley
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 11 Mrs J Stopforth
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 12 Mrs Catherine Ball
Gilded Hollins Governors 2017 to 2018 13 Mrs Suzanne Smith

Governor Roles and Attendance

2017 to 2018

 

 

The Governing Body is responsible for:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

     

    Subcommittees

Curriculum and Staffing

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

Pay

Deals with all matters delegated by the Full Governing Body regarding the curriculum and staffing

Deals with all matters delegated by the Full Governing Body regarding finance, school buildings and grounds

Delegated by the Full Governing body to make decisions about performance related pay for the headteacher, teachers and support staff.

 

Any committees required on an ad-hoc basis, to deal with issues such as complaints, will be drawn from those governors available at the time who have no relevant prior knowledge or personal interest in the situation being looked at

 

Information about the Governing Body

  • Two elected parent governors appointed by parents of children at Gilded Hollins

  • Headteacher appointed by Gilded Hollins Full Governing Body

  • One staff governor appointed by Gilded Hollins staff

  • One Local Authority governor appointed by Wigan Council

  • Eleven co-opted governors appointed by the Governing body

    Sixteen governors in total

    The reconstitution came into effect from 25 February 2015

    Details about the Governors

    All terms of office are 4 years, except for the Headteacher, but governors can remain on the governing body for consecutive terms of office if reappointed.

Names in alphabetical order

 

Category of governor

Date of appointment

Current term of Office

Committee/s served on

Positions of Responsibility

Other Responsibilities

Mrs Catherine Ball

Co-opted

24.6.17

24.6.17 – 23.6.21

Curriculum and Staffing

 

 

Year 4 governor

English/Literacy Subject Governor

Mrs Judith Boardman

Co-opted

1.11.03

25.2.15 - 24.2.19

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

 

Year 2 Class Governor

PE Subject Governor

Health and Safety

Mr Mark Bradley

Co-opted

23.11.16

23.11.16 – 22.11.20

Curriculum and Staffing

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

 

 

Year 1 Class governor

Maths (Numeracy) Subject Governor

Data governor

Mrs Sam Grainey

Parent

25.11.13

25.11.13 – 24.11.17

Curriculum and Staffing

Vice-chair of Curriculum and Staffing Subcommittee

Year 5 Class Governor

English /Literacy Subject Governor

Health and Wellbeing (inc. mental health)

Mrs Elizabeth Haworth

Local Authority

~September 1992

18.4.16 – 17.4.20

Curriculum and Staffing

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

Pay

Chair of Governors

 

Year 6 Class Governor

Maths and Science Subject Governor

Wigan Education Partnership System Briefings

School Council

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

Link Governor

Health and Safety

Health and Wellbeing (inc. mental health)

SMSC/British Values/Equality/Community

Single Central Record

Mr Daniel Hatton

Co-opted

25.2.15

25.2.15 – 24.2.19

Curriculum and Staffing

Chair of Curriculum and Staffing Subcommittee

Year 2 Class Governor

Maths (Numeracy) Subject Governor

Wigan Governors Forum

Mrs Lyndsay Johnson

Co-opted

15.6.16

15.6.16 – 14.6.20

Curriculum and Staffing

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

Vice-chair of Finance, Buildings and Grounds

Year 1 Class Governor

MFL Subject Governor

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

School website monitoring

Mr Ian Jones

Co-opted

23.5.13

25.4.17 – 24.4.21

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

Pay

Vice chair of governors

Chair of Finance, Buildings and Grounds and Pay Subcommittees

Reception Year Class Governor

ICT Subject Governor

Wigan Governors Forum

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

Forest Schools

Mrs Susan Mair

Co-opted

10.3.09

8.11.16 – 7.11.20

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

 

Year 3 Class Governor

Music Subject Governor

Mrs Jennifer Martin

Co-opted

28.11.12

25.2.15  Resigned 16.10.17

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

Pay

Vice-chair of Pay committee

Year 4 Class Governor

History and Geography Subject Governor

 

Mr Darran Nash

Headteacher

1.9.11

1.9.11 onwards

Curriculum and Staffing

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

Pay

 

Wigan Education Partnership System Briefings

 

Mrs Suzanne Smith

Co-opted

24.6.17

24.6.17 – 23.6.21

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

Pay

 

Year 3

DT subject governor

Bid writing governor

 

Mrs Jennifer Stopforth

Staff

23.11.16

23.11.16 - 22.11.20

Curriculum and Staffing

Finance, Buildings and Grounds

 

 

Data governor

Mrs Suzanne Tawakol-Bell

Parent

24.6.17

24.6.17

Resigned 27.9.17

Curriculum and Staffing

 

N.A.

Reception Class Governor

PSHE Subject Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Sheena Thompson

Co-opted

1.10.02

25.2.15 – 24.2.19

Curriculum and Staffing

 

Year 5 Class Governor

Art Subject Governor

SEND/Child Protection Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Gifted and Talented

Health and Wellbeing (inc. mental health)

 

 

  • Currently a vacancy for a parent governor and two for co-opted governors. Papers out at moment for parent election, and advert for co-opted governors will be published once latest skills audit has been analysed for gaps.

  • Mrs Chris Burns, Deputy Headteacher, attends meetings of the Full Governing Body and the Curriculum and Staffing/Finance, Buildings and Grounds Subcommittees as an observer

  • Mel Rowan from Governor Services is Clerk to the governors

     

    Register of Interests

     

Name

Details of business interests or connections to other Wigan Council educational establishments

Personal interest

Mrs Catherine Ball

Teacher at Chowbent Primary School

 

Mrs Judith Boardman

Caretaker, Gilded Hollins

 

Mr Mark Bradley

 

Parent

Mrs Sam Grainey

Lecturer, Wigan and Leigh College

Parent

Mrs Elizabeth Haworth

Member of Locality 4 Start Well Centre Advisory Board

National Leadership of Governance

LA Governor at St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Wigan

 

Mr Daniel Hatton

 

Parent

Mrs Lyndsay Johnson

 

Parent

Mr Ian Jones

ICT Contract, Gilded Hollins

Parent

Mrs Susan Mair

Office, Gilded Hollins

Breakfast Club, Gilded Hollins

 

Mrs Jennifer Martin

Golborne Library

Parent

Mr Darran Nash

Headteacher, Gilded Hollins

 

Mrs Suzanne Smith

 

 

Mr Jennifer Stopforth

Teacher, Gilded Hollins

 

Mrs Tawakol-Bell

No longer a governor

Parent

Mrs Sheena Thompson

Learning Mentor, Gilded Hollins

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance Record

YES = attended

APOLS = apologies offered and accepted

NO = didn’t attend and no apologies offered prior to meeting / apologies offered but not accepted

N.A = Not applicable because not appointed to the Governing Body at the time

 

 

Name

Full Governing Body Meetings

Subcommittees Meetings

 

13.9.16

21.11.17

6.3.18

24.4.18

19.6.18

26.9.17

16.1.18

8.5.18

Mrs Catherine Ball

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mrs Judith Boardman

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mr Mark Bradley

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mrs Sam Grainey

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mrs Elizabeth Haworth

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mr Daniel Hatton

YES

 

 

 

 

APOLS

 

 

Mrs Lyndsay Johnson

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mr Ian Jones

YES

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

Mrs Susan Mair

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mrs Jennifer Martin

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mr Darran Nash

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mrs Suzanne Smith

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

Mrs Jennifer Stopforth

YES

 

 

 

 

APOLS

 

 

Mrs Tawakol-Bell

YES

 

 

 

 

No longer a governor

Mrs Sheena Thompson

YES

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

 

Previous Years' Governor Roles and Attendance

Governor Awards Summer 2017

 

An assembly was held in July 2017 for our Governing Body to pay tribute to those Gilded Hollins pupils they considered were deserving of some extra special recognition. Prestigious Governor Awards were presented to nominees who had gone 'over and above' in making Gilded Hollins the special place it is.

Among a range of categories, pupils were recognised for helping raise funds for the homeless; for working tirelessly on the School Council; for giving up breaktimes to work as a School Playleader (and for sharing information about their role to parents at the New Intake Meeting); for working in their own time as a member of the recycling squad; for volunteering to help out on sports day; for achieving in the performing arts; for exemplary behaviour and questioning skills while representing school; and for patiently spending his own time teaching our Chair of Governors, Mrs Elizabeth Haworth, to play chess!

Awards were also presented to winning pupils who took part in a whole school competition to design posters to highlight the plight of the homeless. Very well done to everyone who was recognised!

 

   

Picture 1 Christopher and Thomas celebrate sporting success
Picture 2 Mrs Haworth and the recycling squad
Picture 3 Luke and Kayden impressed with questioning skills
Picture 4 Mrs Haworth, Mrs Stopforth, performing art winners
Picture 5 Mrs Thompson and the School Council nominees
Picture 6 Mrs Thompson and the Playleaders
Picture 7 Mrs Haworth and Mrs Thompson and poster winners
Picture 8 Mrs Boardman presents awards to sports day helpers
Picture 9 Mrs Haworth and Yusuf the chess master

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