The strategic direction of the school is determined by a group of volunteers who represent different aspects of our community.
We are proud of our achievements. An annual governance statement was distributed to all parents and is also available here (2014). Since then, a termly statement has been produced. Autumn term 2015 is available here and Spring 2016 is available here.
We reviewed the structure and composition of our Board of Governors and its committees in 2014. This recommended moving to a leaner committee structure with two main committees - education and business - supported by various working groups and sub-committees:
- ensuring that children make good progress and that the curriculum continues to develop to meet the children's needs.
- ensuring that children's guidance and welfare is the best it can be; promoting positive relationships with parents, local schools and the community.
- ensuring that the business aspects of the school are maintained and developed (including the statutory returns to the Department for Education, Education Funding Agency and Companies House). Specifically, the school budget is allocated and spent wisely, an appropriate staffing structure is in place and the building is safe and fit for purpose.
We have 10 governors, as follows:
Mrs Sarah Parker (Co-opted by the Governing Body until March 2020)
Mr Ian Shackleton (Head - ex-officio governor)
Mrs Laura Smallwood (Elected by staff until July 2020)
Mrs Rebecca Hayter (Co-chair of Education Committee - elected by parents until December 2020)
Mr Les Hodgkison (Elected by parents until January 2021)
Mr Tim Marsden (Chair of Governors - co-opted by the Governing Body until March 2020)
Mr Richard Morgan (Vice-chair of Governors - nominated by St Chad's PCC until November 2020)
Mrs Gillian Tucker (Co-chair of Education Committee - nominated by Chester Diocesan Board of Education until November 2019)
Mr Matthew Vickers (Chair of Business committee - elected by parents until December 2020)
Mrs Jane Welsh (Elected by staff until September 2021)
Mr Roy Smith (Co-opted by the Governing Body until December 2022)
Governors' attendance information for 2016/17 can be found here and for 2017/18, here
Governors' pecuniary interests can be found here.