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Governors​

At Pirehill we strive to develop confident, self assured, positive young people who love to learn, who want to contribute and need to achieve. The governors of the school work together with the headteacher and dedicated team of staff to deliver this vision for the whole school community.

 

The core role of the governing body defined in the governors handbook is to :-

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

We continually review how our work and how best to carry out our role efficiently. We meet as a whole governing body twice a term and have an annual plan of what we do at each meeting. The headteacher provides a report to governors for the second meeting of every term which gives an update on the many activities during the term and review of the school improvement plan and progress. It would not be possible to do everything within the meetings so we also have link governors with specific areas of review who meet with staff in school to look at particular elements in more detail and report back to the full governing body through link governor reports.

 

Who are the governors?

The governing body is made up of a specified number of different types of governors to represent the community. They are parents, staff and representatives from the community that have been coopted onto the governing body. Governors serve for a specified number of years and we are always looking for new and enthusiastic people who care about the education of our children to join the governing body.

 

  • Susan Crookshank : Chair of governors. A parent governor for 6 years before transferring to become a co-opted. Susan has a background in computing and runs her own business. Pupil premium is extra funding from the government for free school meals aimed at reducing the gap in educational performance, Susan is the link governor reviewing spending plans and the impact the money has. Susan is also our finance link governor meeting with the office manager termly to review finances and agree a report back to governors for decision making.
  • Karen Williamson Smith : Headteacher
  • Kate Proffitt : As the Deputy Head teacher Kate is a co-opted member of the governing body.
  • Louise Walmsley : Louise is the KS2 Lead in school. She is also the subject Lead for Mathematics and Computing.
  • Savani Humphreys : Savani is a parent governor and is the link governor responsible for science and STEM (science technology engineering and maths)
  • Gail Cooke : Gail is a parent governor and has taken link governor responsibility for maths which has included reviewing plans and computing and is supporting the school with marketing.
  • Zoheb Shariff : Vice Chair of governors. Zoheb was a parent governor for 4 years and has transferred to being a coopted governor. Zoheb provided invaluable support with our building works for new classrooms and office space and takes the lead on the health and safety reviews. Zoheb has also just taken up the PE link governor role which includes monitoring how the government sports premium money is spent to increase sports participation
  • Jill Hood : Jill is a local town and county councillor and has joined the governing body to help us improve links with the local community. She ahs link governor responsibility for SMSC, Pupil voice and More and most able.
  • Rebecca Peck : Vice Chair of governors. Rebecca is a parent governor and is our link governor for English.
  • Alice Bozward : Alice is a coopted governor with a background in early years, health and social care and is our link governor for safeguarding and SEN.

 

 

Governor Terms of Office

 

Name Type Term Register of Interests Full Governing body Attendance 2016-2017
Mrs K Williamson-Smith Headteacher 01/09/2015   6/6
Mrs S Crookshank Co-opted 01/09/2018 to 31/08/2022 Governor at Alleynes Academy 6/6
Mrs G Cooke Parent 09/10/2018 to 08/10/2021   4/6
Mr P Lester Co-opted 09/10/2015 to 08/10/2019   1/6 - resigned
Mr M Morganti Parent 09/10/2015 to 08/10/2018   5/6 - completed term of office
Mr Z Shariff Co-opted
 

09/10/2015 to 09/10/2019

  5/6
Kate Profitt Co-opted 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2020 Deputy at Pirehill 6/6
Mrs L Walmsley Staff 09/10/2015 to 08/10/2019 Teacher at Pirehill 6/6
Mrs R Peck Parent

01/01/2017 to

31/12/2021

 
  5/6
Reverend J Morris LA

01/01/2017 to

31/12/2021

   
  4/6- resigned due to relocation

 

   

 

   
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