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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 governors in school..

Finally, at the end of this governor section, are copies of the old 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 This has now been replaced by news about the governors, as appropriate, on the school newsletter, as these are more regular snapshots, but the Governor Newsletters are saved here as they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 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2020 to 2021

Governor Code of Conduct 2021 to 2022

 

The Code of Conduct sets out the expectations of and commitment required from

Governors’ in order for the Governing Board to properly carry out its work within the school and the community. The Governing Board can amend the Code to include reference to the aims and ethos of the school.

 

The Governing Board has the following three strategic functions:

· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

· Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

· Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

 

As individuals on the board we agree to the following:

 

Role and Responsibilities

1. We understand the purpose of the board and the role of the Headteacher and will ensure that the work of the board remains focused on the three strategic functions.

2. We accept that we have no legal authority to act individually, except when the board has given us delegated authority to do so, and therefore we will only speak on behalf of the governing board when we have been specifically authorised to do so.

3. We accept collective responsibility for all decisions made by the board or its delegated agents. This means that we will not speak against majority decisions outside the governing board meeting.

4. We have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice, and in so far as we have responsibility for staff, we will fulfil all that is expected of a good employer.

5. We will encourage open government and will act appropriately.

6. We will consider carefully how our decisions may affect the community and other schools.

7. We will always be mindful of our responsibility to maintain and develop the ethos and reputation of our school and ensure that the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are upheld within the school. Our actions within the school and the local community will reflect this.

8. In making or responding to criticism or complaints affecting the school we will follow the procedures established by the governing board.

9. We will actively support and challenge the headteacher.

 

Commitment

10. We acknowledge that accepting office as a governor involves the commitment of significant amounts of time and energy.

11. We will each involve ourselves actively in the work of the governing board, and accept our fair share of responsibilities, including service on committees or working groups.

12. We will make full efforts to attend all meetings and where we cannot attend explain in advance why we are unable to.

13. We will get to know the school well and respond to opportunities to involve ourselves in school activities.

14. We will visit the school, with all visits to school arranged in advance with the staff and undertaken within the framework established by the governing board and agreed with the headteacher.

15. We will consider seriously our individual and collective needs for training and development, and will undertake relevant training.

16. We accept that in the interests of open government, our names, terms of office, roles on the governing board, category of governor and the body responsible for appointing us and the register of interests will be published on the school’s website.

 

Relationships

17. We will strive to work as a team in which constructive working relationships are actively promoted.

18. We will express views openly, courteously and respectfully in all our communications with other governors.

19. We will support the chair in their role of ensuring appropriate conduct both at meetings and at all times.

20. We are prepared to answer queries from other governors in relation to delegated functions and take into account any concerns expressed, and we will acknowledge the time, effort and skills that have been committed to the delegated function by those involved.

21. We will seek to develop effective working relationships with the headteacher, staff and parents, the local authority and other relevant agencies and the community.

 

Confidentiality

22. We will observe confidentiality regarding proceedings of the governing board in meetings and from our visits to school as governors.

23. We will observe complete confidentiality when required or asked to do so by the governing board, especially regarding matters concerning individual staff or students.

24. We will exercise the greatest prudence if a discussion of a potentially contentious issue affecting the school arises outside the governing board.

25. We will not reveal the details of any governing board vote.

 

Conflicts of Interest

26. We will record any pecuniary interest (including those related to people we are connected with) that we have in connection with the governing board’s business in the Register of Interests, and in any such conflicted matter arises in a meeting we will offer to leave the meeting for the appropriate length of time.

27. We will also declare any conflict of loyalty at the start of any meeting should the situation arise.

28. We will act in the best interests of the school as a whole and not as a representative of any group, even if elected to the governing board.

 

Social Media

29. We will not identify ourselves as governors of the school at which we are a governor on any social medium.

30. We will not engage in activities involving social media which might bring the school at which we are governors into disrepute.

31. We will not represent our personal views as those of the school at which we are a governor on any social medium.

 

Breach of this code

If we believe this code has been breached, we will raise this issue with the chair and the chair will investigate; the governing board will only use suspension or removal as a last resort after seeking to resolve any difficulties or disputes in more constructive ways.

Should it be the chair that we believe has breached this code; another governor such as the vice-chair will investigate.

 

All governors will sign to say they have read and understand the Code of Conduct at the first governing board meeting each school year.

 

Governing Body Roles, Responsibilities and Attendance 2021 to 2022

 

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

Pay Committee: Delegated by the Full Governing body to make decisions about performance related pay for the headteacher, teachers and support staff. Made up of the Chair of Governors, The Headteacher, 3 other non-staff governors, 1 of whom is a Head’s Reviewer 

 

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 (currently no vacancies)

  • 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
  • Six co-opted governors appointed by the Governing body

Eleven governors in total                                                                                                                                                    

The reconstitution came into effect from 7th March 2019

Details about the Governors

 

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

 

Currently 1 vacancy for a parent governor

 

 

Names in alphabetical order

 

Category of governor

Date of appointment

Current term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Other Responsibilities

Mrs Christine Burns

Headteacher

7.1.19

7.1.19 onwards

 

Head teacher

Pay Committee member

Mrs Joanne Crombleholme

Co-opted

23.11.18

23.11.18 – 22.11.22

Vice-chair of Governors

Year 4 Class Governor

ICT Subject Governor

PE Subject Governor

Sports Premium Governor

Pay Committee member

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

Mr Gareth Dickinson

Co-opted

5.1.21

5.1.21 – 4.1.25

 

Year 2 Class Governor

DT Subject Governor

Mrs Samantha Grainey

Co-opted

14.1.20

14.1.20 –

13.1.24

 

Year 3 Class Governor

PSHE Governor

RE Governor

Website Governor

Pay committee member

Mrs Elizabeth Haworth

Local Authority

~Sept 1992

18.4.20 –

17.4.24

Chair of Governors

 

A Year 6 Class Governor

Maths Subject / Numeracy Governor

Science Governor

Safeguarding Governor

School Council Governor

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

Link Governor

Pupil Premium and Catch-up funding Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Health and Wellbeing (including mental health)

SMSC/British Values/Equality/Community 

Single Central Record

GDPR

Pay Committee member

Mrs Sara Lawrenson

Co-opted

5.1.21

5.1.21 – 4.1.25

 

Year 2 Class Governor

English Governor

Mrs Susan Mair

Co-opted

10.3.09

6.10.20 – 5.10.24

 

A Year 6 Class Governor

Music Subject Governor

Mrs Madeleine Pires

Parent

21.5.21

21.5.21 – 20.5.25

 

Year 2 class Governor

SEND Governor

Art Subject Governor

Mr Robert Povah

Co-opted

5.1.21

5.1.21 – 4.1.25

 

Year 5 Class Governor

Humanities Governor

Mr Robert Taylor

Staff

1.9.21

1.9.21 – 31.8.22

 

Year 4 Teacher

 

Meetings also attended by Mrs Cathy Malley, Deputy Headteacher and Observer

 

Register of Interests

 

Name

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

Personal interest

Mrs Chris Burns

Headteacher

 

Mrs Joanne Crombleholme

 

Parent

Mr Gareth Dickinson

 

Parent

Mrs Sam Grainey

 

Parent

Mrs Liz Haworth

Chair of Governors, Mesne Lea Community Primary School

Member of Westleigh Start Well Family Centre Advisory Board

 

Mrs Sara Lawrenson

Headteacher, Ince C of E Primary school

Parent

Mrs Sue Mair

Office, Gilded Hollins

Breakfast Club, Gilded Hollins

 

Mrs Madeleine Pires

 

Parent

Mr Rob Povah

 

Parent

Mr Rob Taylor

Teacher, 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 e.g. not a governor at that time

Name

Full Governing Body Meetings

 

28.9.21

MS Teams

23.11.21

MS Teams

18.1.21

MS Teams

8.3.22

In school

26.4.22

MS Teams

21.6.22

In school

Mrs Chris Burns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Joanne Crombleholme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Gareth Dickinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sam Grainey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Liz Haworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sara Lawrenson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sue Mair

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Madeleine Pires

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Rob Povah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Rob Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Cathy Malley (observer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Sharon Goodland

(clerk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

Name

Pay Sub Committee Meetings (more called if needed)

 

23.11.21

18.1.212

 

Mrs Chris Burns

 

 

 

Mrs Joanne Crombleholme

 

 

 

Mrs Sam Grainey

 

 

 

Mrs Liz Haworth

 

 

 

Mrs Sharon Goodland

(clerk)

 

 

 

 

Governing Body Roles, Responsibilities and Attendance, 2020 to 2021 

 

Details about the Governors

 

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

 

Currently 3 vacancies for 2 parent governors and 1 co-opted governor, including Year 1 governor, and DT and RS governors

 

 

Names in alphabetical order

 

Category of governor

Date of appointment

Current term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Other Responsibilities

Mrs Louise Bailey

Parent

9.10.20

9.10.20 – 8.10.24

 

A Reception Governor

PFL Subject Governor

RE Subject Governor

Mrs Christine Burns

Headteacher

7.1.19

7.1.19 onwards

 

Head teacher

Pay Committee member

Mrs Joanne Crombleholme

Co-opted

23.11.18

23.11.18 – 22.11.22

Vice-chair of Governors

Year 3 Class Governor

ICT Subject Governor

PE Subject Governor

Sports Premium Governor

Pay Committee member

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

Mr Gareth Dickinson

Co-opted

5.1.21

5.1.21 – 4.1.25

 

Year 1 Class Governor

DT Subject Governor

Miss Nicola Dickson

Staff

1.9.19

1.9.20 – 31.7.21

 

Teacher

Staff Governor

Mrs Samantha Grainey

Co-opted

14.1.20

14.1.20 –

13.1.24

 

Year 2 Class Governor

PSHE Governor

Website Governor

Pay committee member

Mrs Elizabeth Haworth

Local Authority

~Sept 1992

18.4.20 –

17.4.24

Chair of Governors

 

A Year 6 Class Governor

A Reception Class /EYS Governor

Maths Subject / Numeracy Governor

Art and Design Governor until 21.5.21

Science Governor from 26.4.21

Safeguarding Governor

School Council Governor

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

Link Governor

Pupil Premium and Catch-up funding Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Health and Wellbeing (including mental health)

SMSC/British Values/Equality/Community 

Single Central Record

GDPR

Pay Committee member

Member of Governor Bid-writing Group

Mrs Sara Lawrenson

Co-opted

5.1.21

5.1.21 – 4.1.25

 

Year 1 Class Governor

English Governor

Mrs Lyndsay Johnson

 

No longer a governor

Co-opted

15.6.16

Start of term of office: 15.6.20

Resigned: 20.10.20

1st Vice-chair of governors

Chair of Pay Subcommittee

Year 5

PFL Governor

PE / Sports Premium Governor

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

2nd Pupil Premium Governor

Health and Wellbeing

Member of Governor Bid-writing Group

Mrs Susan Mair

Co-opted

10.3.09

6.10.20 – 5.10.24

 

A Year 6 Class Governor

Music Subject Governor

Mrs Madeleine Pires

Parent

21.5.21

21.5.21 – 20.5.25

 

SEND Governor

Art Subject Governor

Mr Robert Povah

Co-opted

5.1.21

5.1.21 – 4.1.25

 

Year 4 Class Governor

Humanities Governor

Mrs Beth Thornley

 

No longer a governor

Co-opted

2.7.18

Start of term of office 2.7.18

Resigned 2.12.20

2nd vice-chair of governors

Vice-chair of Pay Committee

 

Year 1 Governor

Year 4 Class Governor

English Subject /Literacy Governor

Humanities Governor

Website Governor

Governor Reviewer/Target setting

Member of Governor Bid-writing Group

Mr Anthony Wakefield             

 

Parent

Start of term of office 27.9.20

Resigned 26.4.21

 

Year 5 Governor

Science Subject Governor

SEND Governor

 

Meetings also attended by Mrs Cathy Malley, Deputy Headteacher and Observer

 

Register of Interests

 

Name

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

Personal interest

Mrs Louise Bailey

 

Parent

Mrs Chris Burns

Headteacher

 

Mrs Joanne Crombleholme

 

Parent

Mr Gareth Dickinson

 

Parent

Mrs Nicola Dickson

Teacher, Gilded Hollins

 

Mrs Sam Grainey

 

Parent

Mrs Liz Haworth

Chair of Governors, Mesne Lea Community Primary School

Member of Westleigh Start Well Family Centre Advisory Board

National Leadership of Governance

 

Mrs Sara Lawrenson

Headteacher, Ince C of E Primary school

Parent

Mrs Sue Mair

Office, Gilded Hollins

Breakfast Club, Gilded Hollins

 

Mrs Madeleine Pires

 

Parent

Mr Rob Povah

 

Parent

 

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 e.g. not a governor at that time

Name

Full Governing Body Meetings

 

6.10.20

MS Teams

17.11.20

12.1.21

2.3.21

27.4.21

22.6.21

Mrs Louise Bailey

Not yet a governor

YES

YES

YES

YES

APOLS

Mrs Chris Burns

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Joanne Crombleholme

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mr Gareth Dickinson

Not yet a governor

YES

NO

YES

YES

Miss Nicola Dickson

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Sam Grainey

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Liz Haworth

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Lyndsay Johnson

YES

No longer a governor

Mrs Sara Lawrenson

Not yet a governor

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Sue Mair

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Madeleine Pires

Not yet a governor

YES

Mr Rob Povah

Not yet a governor

YES

NO

YES

YES

Mrs Beth Thornley

YES

YES

No longer a governor

Mr Anthony Wakefield

YES

YES

YES

YES

No longer a governor

 

Mrs Cathy Malley (observer)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Sharon Goodland

(clerk)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

Name

Pay Sub Committee Meetings called if needed

 

6.10.19, MS Teams

12.1.21, MS Teams

22.3.21

Mrs Chris Burns

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Joanne Crombleholme

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Sam Grainey

Not yet a member

YES

YES

Mrs Liz Haworth

YES

YES

YES

Mrs Lyndsay Johnson

YES

No longer a governor

 

Mrs Beth Thornley

YES

No longer a governor

 

 

 

Governing Body Roles and Attendance 2018 to 2019

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