Heyes Avenue, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0XQ

01744 678300

grangevalley@sthelens.org.uk

Grange Valley Primary School and Nursery

Inspire to Guide, Challenge and Achieve.

Our School Governors

What do our Governors do?

The governing body's main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education. The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and staff. Rather than manage. Governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.

We have two working committees and our governors are members of and attend both.  The two committees are the Resource Committee and the Teaching & Learning Committee. Governors also attend a full governing body meeting, which take place termly. Currently we are holding meetings during the school day so that our governors are submerged into the life of the school and have a better understanding of the way we work. A typical 'Governor Day'  may consist of: 

  • A learning walk around school
  • Formal and informal meetings with staff
  • Talking to children
  • A resource committee meeting 
  • A teaching & learning committee meeting 

          and

  • A full governing body meeting - after school

The three main responsibilities of every governing board are:

  1. Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Title 

First Name Surname Type of Governor Term of Office Attendance
Start Date End Date Autumn 18 Spring 19 Summer 19 Autumn 19
Mrs Dianne Holcroft Headteacher Ex Officio Ex Officio 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/3
Mr Ste Sharples Parent 06/07/2016 05/07/2020 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/3
Mrs  Catherine Mavers Staff 07/12/2019 06/12/2022 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/3
Mrs  Helen  Pender Parent 31/01/2018 30/01/2022 3/3 3/3 2/3 1/3
Cllr Martin Bond LA 21/11/2018 21/11/2021 3/3 2/3 2/3 3/3
Mrs Sandra Morris Co-opt 14/01/2017 13/11/2021 3/3 3/3 3/3 0/3
Mrs Helen Steele Co-opt 27/03/2019 27/03/2022 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/3
Mrs  Diane Gribben Co-opt 20/11/2019 20/11/2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Vacancy  Co-opt N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mrs  Carol Threlkeld Non-Vote N/A N/A 3/3 3/3 2/3 3/3
Mrs  Sheena Bailey Clerk  N/A N/A N/A N/A 2/2 2/2

TYPES OF GOVERNORS

Parent Governors

Parents, including carers, of registered pupils at the school are eligible to be elected as governors at the school. Parent Governors are elected by other parents at the school by a process of nominations and a ballot if necessary.

Local Authority Governors

The Local Authority appoints LA Governors and any eligible person can be appointed to this role.

Staff Governors

Both teaching and support staff, who are employees at the school, are eligible to become Staff Governors. They are elected by the school staff.

Headteacher

The Headteacher is a member of the Governing Body by virtue of his/her office.

Co-opted Governors

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body on the basis that they have the necessary skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. All categories of governor are elected or appointed to serve a four-year term of office: governors may serve more than one term of office.

Associate Governors

Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee. They may also attend full governing body meetings. They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decisions made by committees to which they are appointed.

Partnership Governors

Partnership governors are appointed by the governing body. Individuals are only eligible to be nominated as a partnership governor if the person nominating them believes that they have the skills needed to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.


Instrument of Government

Terms of Reference

Declaration of Interest