The Board of Governors has a membership of 14 committed professional volunteers (including those with a background in education, human resources and finance, church representation and parents).
The board is made up of governors with different skills, and has re-constituted to 14 members following a skills audit.
The Governing Body has corporate powers. Individual governors have no powers on their own.
The Governing Body is appointed in accordance of the Instrument of Governance and must uphold the Trust Deed of the Foundation that underpins this Church School.
They meet as a full Board at least 3 times a year. To be efficient, groups of governors meet as committees under Terms of Reference. Four committees regularly meet termly.
To ensure that the full board is strategically and efficiently organised the chairs of each committee meet as a Chairs' Committee half-termly before the termly full board and the cycle of termly committee meetings.
The governors have a Governors Handbook that explains in detail the processes and procedures governors follow (available from the Documents section of this website.
Correspondence to the Chairman should be directed c/o the Clerk to Committees, School Office, St Margaret's CE Primary School, School Road, Orford, Warrington, WA2 9AD.
The school must publish up to date:
- details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees
- information about each governor, including their:
- full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable) and who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)
- business and financial interests
- governance roles in other educational institutions
- any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
- attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year
PECUNIARY BUSINESS INTERESTS
A list of pecuniary interests for governors is available here: Governor's Pecuniary Business Interests
GOVERNING BOARD COMMITTEE STRUCTURE & MEMBERSHIP
Schools should publish the membership of committees. Here is the membership chart of our committees.
GOVERNING BOARD ATTENDANCE
Schools should publish the attendance record of each governor at full governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year. Here is the attendance for our governing board for the last academic year.
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERSHIP & INTERESTS
|Name||Category||Appointing Body||Appt Date / Term of Office||Positions Held||Business and financial interests / Background
|Ann Elphick||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||
23/01/2018 - 24/01/2022
Chair of Board & Chair of Ethos & Environment
|HEI Lecturer (Chester University)|
|David Chadwick||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||21/02/2017 - 22/02/2021||Vice Chair of Board, Chair of Staffing||Ex-Senior HR Manager for NHS|
|Elizabeth Shone||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||
11/05/2017 - 12/05/2021
|Chair of Admissions||Magistrate (North Cheshire Bench)|
|Rob Gibson||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||03/10/2017- 04/10/2021||Chair of Curriculum||DHT of Gorse Covert Primary Academy|
|Brian Furness||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||29/08/2016-30/08/2020||Chair of Finance||Project Management Civil Engineering|
|Gloria Warburton||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||29/08/2016-30/08/2020||Ex-teacher|
|Vacancy||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)|
|Vacancy||Foundation Governor||Ex-officio (Diocese)|
|Mark Asher||Parent Governor||Elected by parents||
Parent of pupils
|Claire Williams||Parent Governor||Elected by parents||08/06/2017 - 07/06/2021||Parent of pupils|
|Joanne Hewson||LA Governor||LA Appointed||03/10/2018 - 04/10/2022||Principal of a Primary Academy|
|Carsten Kressell||Associate Member (NLG)||Governing Body||Reviewed Annually each Academic Year||Attendance at Committees advisory, no voting rights.||
Chair of St Barnabas CE Primary School, Warrington. Director of Kressel Regeneration Ltd
|Hayley Johnson||Staff Governor||Elected by staff||28/09/2017 - 29/09/2021||Teacher at school|
|Chris Metcalfe||Headteacher||Ex-officio||N/A||Executive Headteacher||Director of Innov8ed Foundation Ltd, Trustee of St Michael's Academy, OFSTED Inspector, Exec Head Cinnamon Brow CEPS|
|Matthew Boyle||Observer||Governing Body||Reviewed Annually each Academic Year||Head of School|
|Nicola Heap||Observer||Governing Body||
Reviewed Annually each Academic Year
|Clerk to Committees|
|NO LONGER IN OFFICE|
|Full name||Category||Appointing Body||Date of Appt||Term of Office||Date stepped down|
|Rev Daniel Howard||Foundation Governor||Ex-officio (Diocese)||
19/01/2020 (Commissioned to another parish)
|Nicola Howell||Parent Governor||Elected by parents||4 years||16/07/2019 (Term of Office ended)|
|Catherine Preece||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||31/08/2021 (Husband Archdeacon commissioned to another diocese)|
|Clare Howarth-Platt||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||21/10/2019||Moved out of area|
|Gary Hughes||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||31/08/2017||Ordination Training|
|James Koltan||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||21/06/2018||Family reasons|
|Mark Eccleston||Local Authority Governor||LA Education Committee||12/05/2018||Y6 Pupil left school|
|Caroline Tress||Parent Governor||Elected by parents||11/06/2017||Office ended|
|Juliette Legge||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||19/07/2015||Office ended|
|John Ansell||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||10/09/2016||Office ended|
|Rev Canon Stephen Boyd||Foundation Governor||Ex-officio (Diocese)||Moved parishes|
|Governor Diocese (PCC)||Foundation||21/01/2021||Resigned due to work commitments|
|Milton Wimpenny||LA Governor||LA Appointed||25/01/2021||Resigned due to other commitments|