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To be the best you can be:for God, for others and for ourselves

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

The Purpose of Governance

 

The Purpose of Governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight, and assurance for educational and financial performance.

All boards, no matter what type of school or how many schools they govern, have 3 core functions.

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure it is money well spent.

 

Effective Governance is based on 6 key features –

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Accountability
  • People
  • Structure
  •  Compliance
  • Evaluation

 

Strategic Direction -This involves setting the organisations overall strategic framework, including its vision and strategic priorities. It includes responsibility for setting and modelling its culture, values, and ethos.

Accountability - This is about creating robust accountability for executive leaders. This means holding them to account for both educational performance and for financial and organisational performance, ensuring that money is well spent.

People – The effectiveness of a board depends on the quality of its people and how they can work together with executive leaders. Boards must build an effective team.

Structures - There are specific structures for maintained schools and academies in how governing boards must be constituted and maintained.

Compliance - The board has a range of key duties and responsibilities that they must adhere to and ensure that they are reviewed.

Evaluation – Regular monitoring and evaluation should be carried out by the board to ensure the effectiveness of governance and the performance of the school(s).

 

We are a busy and vibrant town centre school and being a governor at Holy Trinity provides a wonderful opportunity to serve our diverse community of children and their families of all faiths and of none.

We expect a lot of our governors who freely give of their time to ensure our school delivers a diverse and full curriculum to all our children within a strong Christian environment. Our Christian ethos defines all that we do and as a governor you will commit to support staff, children, parents, and fellow governors so young people may grow in wisdom and stature and come to love God as Jesus did.

Governors meet three times a term for two hours and take responsibility for a range of tasks. Our aim is to always support you so our children benefit from your skills and talents, and you reap the many joys of enabling our school community, ‘to be the best that they can be’.

 

Our constitution provides for two parents Governors. Currently Fred Rothwell holds one position but we have a vacancy for a second Parent Governor. If you have a child in school and think you might be interested in this role please contact the school office on 01704 538 366. We would love to have you join our team.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Holy Trinity CE Primary School Governing Body 2021-22


Headteacher:                Mrs Linda Thompson
Chairperson:                 Mrs M Banham
Clerk to Governors:      Mr S Travis
 

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of Office

Governor Roles

 

Declared Interest.
Business/
Pecuniary/Material
Governance in other establishments

Fr Tom Carpenter

Foundation

Ex Officio

Liverpool Diocese

 N/A

 SIAMS & Church School Distinctiveness

Appointments
Pay Committee

None

Mrs Linda Thompson

Headteacher

April 2021 

Governing Body

  N/A

Headteacher

Admissions

None

Ms Helen Daniels

 
 Staff
 

 June 2021

Staff

Election 

 
 4 years
 

 Training & Development

None

Father Neil Brunskill

Foundation

Ex Officio

Liverpool
Diocese

 
4 years

Finance

Safeguarding

SIP 3 

Pay Committee

Capability, Disability & Grievance Panel

None

Mrs Anne Tudor

Co-opted from September 2020

1/9/2012

Liverpool Diocese

4 years

SEND 

Admissions

None
 

Mr Fred Rothwell

Parent

12/2018

Parent Election

4 years

 

 Data Protection

Admissions

Global Neighbours

Health & Safety

None

Mrs Marlyn Banham

Foundation

12/1/2018

Liverpool Diocese

4 years

 Chair of Governors

Appointments, Capability, Pay, Curriculum

(Appeals - as required)

None

Ms Zoe Starling

Co-opted

01/02/2020

Liverpool Diocese

4 years

Deputy Chair Governor

Pupil premium

Pay Committee

Appointments

SIP 2

None

Mrs Hettie

Taberner

Foundation

March 2021

Liverpool Diocese

4 years

EYFS

Staff/Pupil Mental Health & Wellbeing

SIP 4

Training & Development

None

Mrs Sara Ford

Foundation

December 2021

Liverpool Diocese

4 Months

Attendance

SIP 1

None

 

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