School Governors

School Governors

The role of the Governing Body

The responsibilities of the governing body are defined by legislation. The DCSF Governor’s Guide to the Law addresses governors’ responsibilities in detail. However, simply the governing body has three main roles:

1. Strategic -The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.

2. Critical Friend – A governing body should work with the Head teacher and create a clear understanding of the challenges face in managing a school.

3. Accountability – A school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The governing body must have a professional attitude and use its collective skills to benefit the learners. It must gather views, ask questions and decide what is best for the school. The governing body is answerable to parents, the wider community and the local authority.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as: parents, the staff, the local authority (LA), the community and other groups. This helps to ensure that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean that governors of a particular category “represent” that group on the governing body. Although elected by parents, parent governors are not mandated to express any views apart from their own. They are ‘representative parents’ not ‘representatives of parents’.

Current Governors

Post Governor Appoint Date Expiry Date Last Attended DBS Checked Prevent Training Financial Audit
Acting Headteacher Mrs Jenny Seabright 01 Sep 2017 24 Jan 2018 Yes Yes No
Co-opted Mr Tauseef Ahmed 13 Jul 2016 12 Jul 2020 24 Jan 2018 Yes Yes No
Co-opted Miss Shiria Banu 13 Jul 2016 12 Jul 2020 29 Nov 2017 Yes Yes No
Co-opted Dr Zahid Chauhan 14 Oct 2015 13 Oct 2019 24 Jan 2018 Yes Yes No
Co-opted Father Graham Hollowood 14 Oct 2015 13 Oct 2019 29 Nov 2017 Yes Yes No
Co-opted Mrs Fiona Liddy 14 Oct 2015 13 Oct 2019 24 Jan 2018 Yes Yes No
Co-opted Mr Peter Widall 14 Oct 2015 13 Oct 2019 24 Jan 2018 Yes Yes No
Local Authority Councillor Jenny Harrison 04 Oct 2012 02 Oct 2020 29 Nov 2017 Yes Yes No
Parent Ms Sahdia Jubeen 17 Nov 2016 16 Nov 2020 24 Jan 2018 Yes Yes No
Parent Miss Iram Nisar 04 May 2016 03 May 2020 24 Jan 2018 Yes Yes No
Staff Mrs Stephanie Griffin 01 Sep 2017 31 Aug 2018 24 Jan 2018 Yes Yes No

To view the Governor Committee Details and Curriculum Responsibilities then click here

To find out a little bit more about some of our governors then click here

Dates of Meetings

24th May 2017
5th July 2017
13th September 2017
4th October 2017
29th November 2017
24th Janurary 2018
21st March 2018
18th April 2018
23rd April 2018
4th July 2018

Links to Governor Documents

Click here to link to the DfE/gov.uk website with lists of available documents

Oldham Governor Website links

Governors’ Website – www.oldham.gov.uk/governors

Become a School Governor – www.oldham.gov.uk/becomeaschoolgovernor

Governor Support Services – www.oldham.gov.uk/governorssupport

School governors policies, procedures and forms – www.oldham.gov.uk/schoolgovernorspolicies

email – gbsupport@oldham.gov.uk

 

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