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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 Co-opted 13.11.2018 Curriculum  
Mrs Susan Parkinson Co-opted 13.11.2008

Curriculum

Business

Community

Equality

Mrs Jackie Gallagher

Chair

Co-opted 13.11.2008

Curriculum

Business

Community

 

Vacancy  x 2

Co-opted      
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  

Kayleigh West 

Parent    Curriculum   
Elaine Sampson  Parent       
Vacancy x 1  Parent       

 

                                                                 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
Dr Angela Parry    
Jackie Gallagher None Shadsworth Infant School
Mark Johnson None None
Sue Monighan CANW None
Kayleigh West    
Elaine Sampson    

 

Full Governing Body Committee  Meetings and Attendance.

 

Name                     

Autumn Term 2018

22.11.2018

 

Spring Term 2018

08.03.2018

 

Summer Term 2018

12.07.2018

Dr Angela Parry

Vice Chair

  Attended Attended
Mrs Kim Stinson   Attended Apologies
Ms Sue Monighan   Attended Attended
Mrs Amanda Gaines   Attended Attended
Mrs Susan Parkinson   Attended Attended

Mrs Jackie Gallagher

Chair

  Attended Attended
       
Cllr Jim Shorrock   Attended Attended
Jenny Hetherington   Attended Attended
Miss Nina Ireland   Attended Attended
Kayleigh West   Attended Apologies
Mark Johnson   Attended Attended
       
       

 

Business Committee meetings/attendance

 

 

Name                                  

Autumn Term 2018

11.10.2018

Spring Term 2018

01.02.18

Summer Term 2018

10.05.2018

Mrs J Hetherington   Attended Attended
Mrs J Gallagher   Attended Attended
Ms N Ireland   Attended Attended
Mrs S Parkinson   Attended Attended
Ms Sue Monighan   Apologies Apologies
Mrs Kim Stinson   Attended Attended
       
Dr A Parry   Attended Attended
       

 

Community Committee meetings/attendance

 

Name                                 

Autumn Term 2018

11.10.2018

 

Spring Term 2018

01.02.2018

 

Summer Term 2018

10.05.2018

Mrs J Hetherington   Attended Attended
Mrs J Gallagher   Attended Attended
       
       
Ms N Ireland   Attended Attended
Ms S Monighan   Apologies Apologies
       
       

 

Curriculum Committee Meeings and Attendance

 

 

Name                                 

Autumn Term 2018

18.10.2018

Spring Term 2018

22.02.2018

Summer Term 2018

24.05.2018

Mrs J  Hetherington   Attended Attended
Mrs J Gallagher   Attended Attended
Mrs S Parkinson   Attended Attended
Mr M Johnson   Attended Attended
Mrs K Stinson   Attended Attended
Ms A Gaines   Attended Attended
Mr M Johnson   Attended Attended
Ms Ireland   Attended Attended
Dr Parry   Attended Attended
Ms S Monighan   Attended Attended
Cllr Jim Shorrock   Apologies Apologies

 

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.

 

Elaine Sampson 

I am a married woman with 4 grown up children and a grandson currently at Shadsworth Junior School.

I sit on two boards; Shadsworth and Whitebirk big local and the Romney Voices, we organise various events throughout the year for children and families.

I have an excellent knowledge of the local authority and look forward to supporting and challenging the school to be the best it can be. 

 

Mark Johnson 

My name is Mark Johnson and i became a parent governor around 5 months ago, i have a son who attends Shadsworth Junior School in  year 4.  It's very clear that the school offers an impressive platform for learning and has a fantastic support systems for pupils who need extra curricular help, whilst promoting a caring and nurturing environment.

The main reason i became a school governor is my shared view of the values and visions of the school with all the challenges the local area brings, I am fully aware of the help and support the school gives to pupils  and parents from the community , so i was more than happy to lend a hand in supporting the school with it's important work. 

 

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