Governors

Sharrow Governors

The governing body has a general responsibility for seeing that the school is run effectively so that it provides the best possible education for its pupils.  This has to be done within the framework set by legislation and the policies of the Local Education Authority.

Governors are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day-to-day management of the school.  That is the job of the headteacher.  A good headteacher will discuss all the main aspects of school life with the governing body and expect them to offer general guidance and challenge.

Governing Bodies include:

  • Parent Governors
  • Staff Governors (including the Headteacher unless they choose not to be a governor)
  • Local Education Authority Governors
  • Co-opted Community Governors
  • Foundation Governors

Governing bodies vary in size from 9 to 22 people. Governing bodies may also have Associate Governors and may invite observers (with or without speaking rights) or co-opt non-governors onto committees (with voting rights)

The responsibilities of the governing body include:

  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • Planning the school’s long-term future
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior staff including the Head Teacher
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Safeguarding

The full governing body meets every term. We always receive a report from the headteacher and discuss key issues arising from this. We have 3 committees, which also meet every half term. Our Finance and Personnel committee ensures that the resources we have are used in the most effective way. Our Standards committee ensures that the teaching and learning is of the highest standard possible. Our Safeguarding committee ensures that appropriate systems are in place to ensure all children, staff and visitors are safe. We also have Governors with specific responsibilities; this includes Health and Safety, Foundation Stage and Special Educational Needs and Disability

As well as the governing body meetings and committee meetings, we visit school to see and hear about the things we discuss in our meetings. We meet with staff to look at particular areas of work that is being carried out in the school. A small group of governors is also involved in the performance management of the headteacher, which further adds to our understanding of how the school is being managed.

Sharrow School's governing body is currently (September 2017):

Role

Name

Term of Office

Responsibility

Chair

Co-opted Governor

Emily Pickles

8.11.16 – 7.11.20

Chair of Governing body, member of Safeguarding and Standards Committees

Headteacher

Evelyn Abram

Ex Officio

 

Parent Governor

Miriam McAuley

22.09.16 – 21.09.20

Member of Standards Committee and Parent Council link governor

Parent Governor

Hane McPhillips

 1.09.17 - 31.08.21

 Member of Standards Committee

Parent Governor

Vacancy

 

 

Parent Governor

Vacancy

 

 

Staff Governor

Russell Cutts

3.11.16 – 2.11.20

Member of Standards Committee

Foundation Governor

Ailsa Barr

1.06.16 – 31.05.20

Chair of Safeguarding Committee and member of Finance and Personnel Committee

Foundation Governor

Sally Green

1.09.15 – 31.08.19

Vice chair, member of Safeguarding Committee

Co-opted Governor

Lucinda Wakefield

1.06.16 – 31.05.20

Member of Standard Committee, Parent Council link Governor and Governor with responsibility for Governor Training

Co-opted Governor

Angela Reading

8.11.16 – 7.11.20

Link governor for SEND and member of Finance and Personnel committee

Co-opted Governor

Colin Havard

1.09.15 – 31.08.19

Chair of Finance and Personnel committee

LEA Governor

Kevin Fletcher

25.03.15 – 24.03.19

Chair of Standards Committee and member of Finance and Personnel Committee

Associate Governor

Steven Edwards

9.11.06 – 8.11.18

Deputy Headteacher, member of Standards committee

Associate Governor

Susan Atkinson

9.11.06 – 8.11.18

Deputy Headteacher, member of Standards committee

Lee Gordon            Resigned April 2017

Dan Sequerra        Resigned July 2016

Adam Whitworth  Resigned July 2016

Tory Harle            Resigned May 2016

 

 

Name

Pecuniary / Business interests

Other educational establishments where Governor/Trustee

Relationships with school staff

Emily Pickles

None

None

None

Evelyn Abram

None

Trustee of Sheaf Trust

None

Miriam McAuley

None

None

None

Russell Cutts

None

None

None

Ailsa Barr

None

None

None

Sally Green

None

None

None

Lucinda Wakefield

None

None

None

Angela Reading

None

None

None

Colin Havard

None

Chair of Sheaf Trust Board

None

Kevin Fletcher

None

None

None

Steven Edwards

None

None

None

Susan Atkinson

None

None

None

Jane McPhillips

None

None

None

 

 

Attendance at meetings

 

Name

Full Governing Body meetings

Standards Committee

 

22.9.16 - Outcomes

3.11.16

22.3.17

21.6.17

24.11.16

26.1.17

30.3.17

7.6.17

13.7.17

Emily Pickles

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

 X

Evelyn Abram

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

Miriam McAuley

X

X

X

X

X

X

 X

 X

Russell Cutts

X

X

X

X

Apol

X

 X

Ailsa Barr

Apol

X

X

 X

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Green

X

X

X

 X

 

 

 

 

 

Lucinda Wakefield

X

X

X

X

X

X

 X

Angela Reading

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

Colin Havard

Apol

X

X

Apol

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Fletcher

X

X

X

X

X

X

 X

Steven Edwards

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

Apol 

Susan Atkinson

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

 

 

Finance and Personnel Committee

Safeguarding Committee

 

27.9.16

1.11.16

21.11.16

30.1.17

5.4.17

14.6.17

26.9.16

9.1.17

30.3.17

26.6.17

Emily Pickles

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 X

Evelyn Abram

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Ailsa Barr

Apol

Apol

Apol

Apol

X

Apol

X

X

X

 X

Sally Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 X

Angela Reading

X

X

X

 Apol

X

 X

 

 

 

 

Colin Havard

X

X

X

X

X

 X

 

 

 

 

Kevin Fletcher

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

Susan Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

Apol

 X

 

You can contact Sharrow Governors by filling in the form below or you can contact Emily directly through School reception.

For more general information on what is involved in being a school governor please visit https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/schoolgovernors.html

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Name

Pecuniary / Business interests

Other educational establishments where Governor/Trustee

Relationships with school staff

Emily Pickles

None

None

None

Evelyn Abram

None

Trustee of Sheaf Trust

None

Miriam McAuley

None

None

None

Russell Cutts

None

None

None

Ailsa Barr

None

None

None

Sally Green

None

None

None

Lucinda Wakefield

None

None

None

Angela Reading

None

None

None

Colin Havard

None

Chair of Sheaf Trust Board

None

Kevin Fletcher

None

None

None

Steven Edwards

None

None

None

Susan Atkinson

None

None

None

Sharrow School
Sitwell Road
Sheffield
S7 1BE

Tel: 0114 255 1704