Tranmere Park Primary School Governors
Please see the Leeds Council school governor support page for more information on becoming a governor.
Chair Marie Stout Vice Chair Barbara Burke
The constitution of the governing body is:
1 Local Authority (LA) governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing body
5 parent governors, formally elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested
2 co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing body
1 staff governor, formally elected by staff employed at school
2 foundation governors, appointed by the foundation
1 associate members, appointed by the governing body (cannot vote in committee meetings)
The governing body operates with the following committees:
- Resources committee – responsible for staffing including the appointment and role of the SENCO, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards. Committee chair Claire Wright
- Teaching and learning committee – responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy), monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions. Committee chair Victoria Marsden
- Pupil support – responsible for behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children’s spiritual moral social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricular activities, cluster and other partnerships. Committee chair Barbara Burke
- Pay Review committee – responsible for ensuring the implementation of the school Pay Policy and Teacher Appraisal Policy.
- Pay Appeal committee – responsible for hearing pay appeals and ensuring a fair and proper process has been followed.
Current and recent (in the last 12 months) governors and business/other interests declared are provided in the table below. Governors and associate members, if appointed, are reminded that they should declare any changes as and when they occur.
All of our Governors were appointed by the Governing Body.
|Name||Position||Date of Appointment/ Term||Comittees Served||Interests Declared / Other schools governed / Relationships|
|Marie Stout||Chair (Parent Governor)||27/06/2012 – Present||Pupil Support||None|
|Barbara Burke||Vice Chair (Co-opted Governor)||13/01/2014 – Present||Pupil Support||None|
|Kirsten Finley||Headteacher||01/09/2007 – Present||All||None|
|Victoria Marsden||Staff Governor||07/09/2015 – Present||Teaching and Learning||None|
|David Winters||Foundation Governor||27/06/2016 – Present||Teaching and Learning||None|
|Helen Perry||Parent Governor||22/09/2015 – Present||Pupil Support||None|
|Maria Hellyer||Local Authority Governor||18/09/2018 – Present||Teaching and Learning||None|
|Stacey Fletcher||Parent Governor||01/02/2016 – Present||Resources||None|
|Hannah Lockwood||Parent Governor||18/09/2018 – Present||Pupil Support||None|
|Claire Wright||Parent Governor||01/02/2016 – Present||Resources||None|
|Mark Lewis||Foundation Governor||16/03/2017 – Present||Resources||None|
|Alison Hodgson||Assosciate Governor||04/09/2017 – Present||None|
|Robert Fordyce||Parent Governor||28/11/18 – Present||None|
|Sue Moore||Parent Governor||28/11/18 – 31/05/18||None|
|Robert Atkinson||Parent Governor||28/11/18 – 31/05/18||None|
|Fr David Pickett||Co-Opted Governor||22/09/15 – 31/05/18||Governor at Hawksworth C of E|
|Alexandra Whelan||LA Governor||29/09/10 – 31/5/18||None|
Please address any comments or queries to the Chair of Governors – Mrs Marie Stout via the schoo office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor photographs are included with those of the staff in school’s reception area on the photo board if you’d like to know who we are!
Each governor has a term of office of four years.
The following is an attendance record for individual governors at meetings of the full governing body and committees. Please click to enlarge.
The headteacher is responsible for day-to-day leadership and management of the school. The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic direction and act as a “critical friend,” supporting the work of the headteacher and other staff.
School has a delegated budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and equipment; the Governing Body is responsible for managing this budget, for example, they can decide, with the help of the head, how many and what type of staff to employ, which equipment to upgrade or replace and what the priorities are for implementing new strategies and initiatives.
Governors must also appoint the head and are involved in the appointment of other staff. In addition, the Governing Body has a role in monitoring school’s progress, and in setting annual targets for school’s performance.
The Full Governing Body meets once a term. The headteacher provides a report for each meeting which covers:
– School Standards and Achievements
– School Improvement Priorities
– School Curriculum
– Personnel and Staffing
– Staff Training and Development
– School premises issues
– Finance and pupil numbers
Governors are available for parents to talk to on Parent Consultation evenings. Come and have a chat!
The detail of our business is then dealt with via three sub-committees, each of which meets approximately twice a term. These sub committees are;
– Finance and Resources (Chair Claire Wright)
– Pupil Support (Chair Barbara Burke)
– Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (Chair Victoria Marsden)
There is also a Performance Management and Pay Sub Committee which reviews the Headteacher’s Performance annually and makes any pay decisions.
The Governing Body sets out the behaviour principles statement annually.
Staff presentation to Governors
Our Arts and Humanities Teams have now presented to Governors about both the opportunities offered to children, and developments in, their subjects. It was great to hear that in addition to our pupils doing really well in their core subjects, they are also being offered fantastic opportunities across the wider curriculum. Tranmere will hopefully be revalidated for Artsmark Gold this year and is well on the way to achieving the Gold level of the Sainsburys School Games Mark. A huge thank you to the staff for organising such a fantastic level of provision for the children.
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Sub Committee.
Each Governor also takes responsibility for a specific area and undertakes class visits.
The Governing Body will also deal with key issues which affect school. Examples of these issues in recent years have included,
– Academy Status
– Potential School Expansion
– Union action
Parents should contact class teachers or the headteacher in the first instance. However, the Governing Body can be contacted via the school office during term time.
If you would like information on how to become a governor please visit the Leeds Council school governor support page.
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