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Role of the Governing Body

The Government's requirements for all Governing Boards states 3 core functions and they are;

Setting Strategic Direction ;

Clarity of vision and ethos

Engaging stakeholders

 

Meeting statutory duties

  • Creating robust accountability
  • Accountability for teaching, achievement
  • Behaviour safety
  • Strengthening school leadership
  • Performance management of the headteacher
  • Contributing to school self evaluation
  • Ensuring sound financial management
  • Solvency and effective financial management
  • Use of pupil premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning

 

The full Governing Body meets once per term and Governors also meet as committees to consider various aspects of the school in detail.

 

We have the following committees:

  • Curriculum
  • Business
  • Community

 

There are also committees that meet, if required, to consider pupil discipline, staffing appeal issues, admission to school and staffing appeals and complaints.

 

The Governing Body was reconstituted in November 2014 and is made up of the following Governors.

 

  • Parent Governors = 4
  • Staff Governors = 3
  • Local Authority Governor = 1 
  • Co-opted Governor = 7
  • Head teacher = 1
  • Co-opted vacancy = 2

 

                                                    Shadsworth Junior School Governing Body Structure

 

 

 

Name Of Governors Governor Category Office Term Committee Served Responsibilities

Dr Angela Parry

Vice Chair

Co-opted 13.11.2018

Curriculum

Business

SEN, Looked after children
Mrs Kim Stinson Co-opted 13.11.2018

Curriculum

Business

Child Protection
Mrs Sue Monighan Co-opted 25.4.18

Curriculum

Business

Community

Link ICT
Ms Amanda Gaines Staff 13.11.2018 Curriculum  
Mrs Susan Parkinson Staff 13.11.2008

Curriculum

Business

Community

Equality

Mrs Jackie Gallagher

Chair

Co-opted 13.11.2008

Curriculum

Business

Community

 

 

       
Cllr Jim Shorrock Authority Governor 13.08.2018    
Jenny Hetherington Head Head

Curriculum

Business

Community

 
Miss Nina Ireland Staff 24.10.2016

Curriculum

Business

Community

 
Mark Johnson Parent 23.11. 2017 Curriculum  

Vacancy

       
Mrs Deborah Dewhurst Parent 09.02.2018 Curriculum  

 

                                                                 Register of Interests

 

Name Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests Other Educational Establishments Governed

Nina Ireland

None None

Jenny Hetherington

None None
Susan Parkinson None None

Angela Parry

None None
Kim Stinson None Shadsworth Infant School
Amanda Gaines None None
Cllr Jim Shorrock Ward Councillor None
Anne Omerod None None
Jackie Gallagher None Shadsworth Infant School
Deborah Dewhurst None None
Sue Monighan CANW None
Tina Fletcher None None

 

Full Governing Body Committee  Meetings and Attendance.

 

Name                     

Autumn Term 2016

01.12.2016

 

Spring Term 2017

09.03.2017

 

Summer Term 2017

13.7.2017

Dr Angela Parry

Vice Chair

In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs Kim Stinson In Attendance In Attendance X
Ms Sue Monighan In Attendance In Attendance X
Mrs Amanda Gaines x In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs Susan Parkinson In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance

Mrs Jackie Gallagher

Chair

In Attendance X In Attendance
Mr Garry Parr X X resigned
Cllr Jim Shorrock In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Jenny Hetherington In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Miss Nina Ireland In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs Anne Omerod In Attendance In Attendance X
Mrs Tina Fletcher In Attendance X In Attendance
Mrs Deborah Dewhurst In Attendance X In Attendance
       

 

Business Committee meetings/attendance

 

Name                                  

Autumn Term 2016

13.10.2016

Spring Term 2017

02.02.2017

Summer Term 2017

11.05.2017

Mrs J Hetherington In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs J Gallagher In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Ms N Ireland In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs S Parkinson In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Ms Sue Monighan X In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs Kim Stinson X In Attendance In Attendance
Mr G Parr X x Resigned
Dr A Parry X In Attendance In Attendance
       

 

Community Committee meetings/attendance

 

Name                                 

Autumn Term 2016

13.10.2016

Spring Term 2017

02.02.2017

Summer Term 2017

11.05.2017

Mrs J Hetherington In Attendance In Attendance Postponed
Mrs J Gallagher in Attendance In Attendance Postponed
Mr G Parr x In Attendance resigned
Mrs A Ormerod In Attendance In Attendance Postponed
Ms N Ireland In Attendance In Attendance Postponed
Ms S Monighan x x Postponed
       
       

 

Curriculum Committee Meeings and Attendance

 

Name                                 

Autumn Term 2016

03.11.2016

Spring Term 2017

23.02.2017

Summer Term 2017

25.05.2017

Mrs J  Hetherington In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs J Gallagher In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs S Parkinson In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Mrs T Fletcher x X X
Mrs K Stinson In Attendance In Attendance X
Ms A Gaines In Attendance X X
Mrs Dewhurst x X In Attendance
Ms Ireland In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Dr Parry In Attendance X X
Ms S Monighan In Attendance In Attendance In Attendance
Cllr Jim Shorrock x X X

 

Jackie Gallagher

I have been a Governor at the school for nearly 30 years, I was appointed as Chair of Governors in 1996.  As most of you know I also work at the Infant School for many years and I am also a Governor there.   This means I know most of the children at the Junior school and it has been a privilege to be a part of the Governing Body with them in mind when making sometimes difficult decisions.  The Shadsworth Community also strive for our school to be a success.

 

Dr Parry

I now work as a G.P at Bentham Road, Health Centre but I was a G.P in Shadsworth for 23 years, from 1992-2015.  I have lived in Lower Darwen since 1988, am married and have 2 step-children.  I am a Christian and an active member of  Community Church, Blackburn. 

It is an honour to be a governor at Shadsworth Junior School and to see such an amazing team at work amidst significant challenge and change over the years.  Shadsworth Junior School is very special and I'm glad that even the Ofsted Inspectors could see that.

 

Susan Parkinson

I am a staff governor at Shadsworth Junior School.  I have been a teacher here for 19 years in September and a governor for several years.  In 2012 I achieved the NASC Special Needs Co-ordinator qualification and took over the role as SENCo.  I am currently teaching in year 3 for one and a half days.

I am married with 2 daughters who are both teachers and have 2 grandsons.  I regularly attend full governors meetings and committee meetings.  If you would like to contact me to ask me questions or to give me your views regarding school, you can contact me via email: office@shadsworthjunior.blackburn.sch.uk 

 

Nina Ireland

I have been a teacher for 21 years and worked at schools in various counties up and down the Country and also in British International Schools in Kuwait and Tenerife.

I have been at Shadsworth Junior School for 9 years and cannot see myself moving anywhere else!. I love working with the families of Shadsworth and the children make me smile every day.

I share a love of dogs alongside the pupils and living locally, I often bump into them on a daily basis.

I like to try and keep fit taking part in yoga and half marathons raising money for Alzheimer's, a charity close to my heart.

 

 

 

Mrs Amanda Gaines

My Name is Amanda Gaines; I'm a Staff Governor at Shadswoth Junior School.  I am married to my husband Peter , and we have one son.  Prior to teaching at Shadsworth Junior school, I worked as a Family Law Solicitor, practising at a local firm in Blackburn, Lancashire.  In 2005, in decided to have a change of career and started my teaching degree at the University of Cumbria.  During this time , I worked at Shadsworth Junior School as a Teaching Assistant.  In 2009, I returned to Shadsworth Junior School as a teacher.  In 2011, I successfully completed a Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning, and I have been involved in the schools Outstanding Teaching Project.  More recently, I have enrolled to study towards a middle leader's qualification with the Teaching Programme.  I am also the school's Computing Curriculum Coordinator; my responsibilities are to support and assist Teachers in the delivery of the National Computing Curriculum in a fun and exciting way and have the responsibility for ensuring that pupils are taught to stay safe online.

 

Sue Monighan
My name is Sue Monighan, I became a co-opted Governor in June 2016; I am the Family Support Team Leader for the Familywise team at CANW (Child Action Northwest) I have worked with CANW for 3 years. My role within CANW involves working with children and parents to support and empower individuals achieve positive outcomes, I support families across Blackburn and Darwen . I have supported Shadsworth Junior School both in my role as practitioner and team leader, and support the Familywise team. Prior to joining CANW I was employed for 11 years with Blackburn Woman's Aid , working in the refuge in Blackburn and outreach in the Blackburn and Darwen community supporting children and families escaping from domestic abuse.

I am single with 2 grown daughters, aged 27yrs and 22yrs, I love my dogs and am passionate about supporting children and families, and i will be attending full governing body meetings in addition to some of the sub committees. I believe that with my knowledge, experience and passion I can support the school to enable pupils to be the best that they can be.

smonighan@canw.org.uk

 

Cllr. Jim Shorrock

My name is Jim Shorrock and I work full-time as a Retail High Street Training Manager, travelling all over the U.K. Reside in Shadsworth on Oban Drive where I have lived for 18 years. I have been the Councillor for Shadsworth with Whitebirk since 2004. I am fellow of the institute of innkeeping. I have a keen interest in Astronomy and Spaceflight, I enjoy caravanning as a way of recharging my batteries. I also love motorcycles and motorcycling, and I enjoy photography.

As a governor I want the school flourish and integrate in the community, providing not just essential education but, a social and economic link to its pupils and parents. Support and guidance is the key to the schools success, especially in adverse and constrained times.

james.shorrock@blackburn.gov.uk

 

 

 

Kim Stinson
I have been a member of a governing body for almost 30 years and I have had the pleasure of being a governor at Shadsworth Junior School for 16 of those years.
My working life has been mainly in education and I am fortunate to have been employed both at the Infant and Junior schools in the Shadsworth community. The majority of my career has been spent as a Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Advisory Teacher.
Although, I recently retired from full time employment, I intend to continue with my professional development and utilise my skills and knowledge to support the young people, schools and families that I am involved with.

 

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