The Board of Governors now 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 recently re-constituted from 16 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.
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.
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERSHIP & INTERESTS
|Name||Category||Appointing Body||Term of Office||Positions Held||Interests Declared / Background
|Gloria Warburton||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||30/08/2020||Chair of Board/ Chair of Staffing||Ex-teacher|
|RobGibson||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||TBC||Chair of Curriculum||DHT of Gorse Covert Primary|
|Elizabeth Shone||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||31/08/2017||Vice Chair of Board, Chair of Admissions||Magistrate (North Cheshire Bench)|
|Brian Furness||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||30/08/2020||Chair of Finance||Project Management Civil Engineering|
|Anna Mawby||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||21/01/2021||Chair of Curriculum||Assistant Head of High School|
|Vacancy||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||TBC|
|Ann Elphick||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||TBC||Lecturer at Chester University|
|Rev Daniel Howard||Foundation Governor||Ex-officio (Diocese)||N/A||Chair of Premises||School Chaplain|
|David Chadwick||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||13/10/2016||Chair of Staffing||Ex-Senior HR Manager for NHS|
|Hayley Johnson||Staff Governor||Elected by staff||29/09/2021||
Teacher at school
|Nicola Howell||Parent Governor||Elected by parents||16/07/2019||
Parent of Y6 pupil
Teaching Assistant and Midday Assistant
|Claire Williams||Parent Governor||Elected by parents||07/06/2021||Parent of Y1 & Y3 pupils|
|Milton Wimpenny||LA Governor||LA Appointed||25/01/2021||Retired Financial Director of Comanies|
|Carsten Kressell||Associate Member||Governing Body||29/06/2019||Attendance at Committees advisory, no voting rights.||
Chair of St Barnabas CE Primary School, Warrington. Director of Kressel Regeneration Ltd
|Chris Metcalfe||Headteacher||Ex-officio||N/A||Headteacher||Director of Innov8ed Foundation Ltd, Trustee of St Michael's Academy.|
|Matthew Boyle||Observer||Governing Body||Reviewed Annually each Academic Year||Deputy Headteacher|
|Emma Dean||Observer||Governing Body||
Reviewed Annually each Academic Year
|Clerk to Committees|
|No longer in office|
|Clare Howarth-Platt||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||21/10/2019||Vice Chair of Board,Chair of Curriculum||Moved out of area|
|Gary Hughes||Foundation Governor||Diocese (PCC)||31/08/2017||Chair of Premises||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|
A list of pecuniary interests for governors is available here: GOVERNORS' BUSINESS PECUNIARY 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 both last academic year; September 2014 - July 2015 and current academic year September 2015 - July 2016.