St Peters Birstall

Life at St Peter's C of E Junior, Infant & Early Years School Life at St Peter's C of E Junior, Infant & Early Years School

Our Team of Governors

Our Governor Body

St Peter’s has 14 governor positions.  There are 8 foundation governors, 2 parent governors, 2 staff governors, one local authority governor and one co-opted governor.  A governor’s term of office is 4 years.  We are all volunteers who wish to make a positive contribution to the school and the education of all its children.

Working in partnership with the Head Teacher and staff, governors play an important part in raising school standards and promoting continuous improvement in the performance of the school.

Governors work together as a team making collective decisions and have numerous roles including:

  • Making decisions on the school’s budget and staffing
  • Selecting the Head Teacher
  • Ensuring the National Curriculum is taught effectively
  • Making sure the school provides for all of its pupils, including those with special needs
  • Helping to plan the school’s future

Agendas and minutes of our meetings are made available to the local authority and are at the school for anyone to read via the school office.  We do however maintain the right to confidentiality where appropriate.

Correspondence to the Chair can be sent via the school office.

Governors in post at September 2016

Chair of governors

Janice Mitchell (Diocesan)

Vice chair

Rev Paul Knight (Ex-Officio)

Foundation governors                    

Leif Wilks (Diocesan)                        

Alison Sowden (PCC)                         

Diane Chandler (PCC)  

Stephen Lister (PCC)    

Kathleen O’Shea (PCC)

Staff governors

Lesley Evans (Head Teacher / Ex-Officio)

 Caroline Augustine

Parent governors  

Andrew Jackson 

Robert Murray                     

Co-opted governor

Graham Hilton (staff)

 

Committees

Standards and effectiveness committee

Lesley Evans

Janice Mitchell

Kathleen O'Shea

Diane Chandler

Stephen Lister

Staffing committee

Lesley Evans

Janice Mitchell

Rev Paul Knight

Kathleen O'Shea

Graham Hilton

Head teacher appraisal committee

Rev Paul Knight

Alison Sowden

Leif Wilks

Resources committee

Stephen Lister (chair of Resources committee)

Alison Sowden

Leif Wilks

Graham Hilton

Andrew Jackson

Rob Murray

Admissions committee

Lesley Evans

Janice Mitchell

Rev Paul Knight (Chair of Admissions committee)

Alison Sowden

Kathleen O'Shea

Complaints committee

Janice Mitchell

Rev Paul Knight

Alison Sowden

Staff dismissal committee

Janice Mitchell

Rev Paul Knight

Kathleen O'Shea

Pay / Dismissal committee

Janice Mitchell

Diane Chandler

Stephen Lister

Pupil discipline committee

Janice Mitchell

Alison Sowden

Diane Chandler

Pay committee

Alison Sowden

Leif Wilks

Kathleen O'Shea

Dates of full governing body meetings 2016 – 2017

Monday 19th September 2016

Monday 21st November 2016

Monday 16th January 2017

Monday 6th March 2017

Monday 15th May 2017

Monday 3rd July 2017

 

Attendance at governing body and committee meetings

Please click here to see the attendance at governing body and committee meetings this academic year.

 

How to become a school governor

Become a school governor

National governance association