At Selattyn we have a very supportive and proactive governing body. Their role is to oversee the activities of the school and ensure that the policies promote our ethos as well as help to ensure an enriched, high quality of education for each child.
Governors have three main roles:
To provide strategic direction for the school
To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
To ensure accountability
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
Determining how the school's budget is spent
The appointing and dismissing of staff
Hearing appeals and grievances
Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies
Governor Annual Statement
Selattyn School Governors have decided to produce a yearly review of governance rather than the previous newsletter to inform parents on the work of the governing body.
Parents, including carers, of pupils are eligible to stand for election as governors. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. If insufficient parents stand for election, the governing body may appoint parents.
Parents who have a child in school may elect parent governors, who may serve for four years on the governing body. Every parent has the opportunity to be elected and is notified by letter when each election is due. Alongside termly governor meetings there are also sub-committee meetings which take place. Training is available and it is a good opportunity to make a positive contribution to school life.
Dr Libby Gaskell
Term ends: 07/10/2026
The head teacher is a staff governor by virtue of their office. Other staff, both teaching and support, may become governors as long as they are paid (volunteers do not qualify). Staff governors are elected by the school staff. Any election that is contested must be held by ballot.
Mr Ross Shepherd
Co-opted governors (Previously known as Community Governors or County Council Governors) are people who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
They can be individuals who
live or work in the community served by the school
are committed to the good governance and success of the school even though they do not work or live close to it.
The definition of a co-opted governor is wide. People from a business or professional background and minor authority representatives can be appointed as co-opted governors.
Co-opted Governor (Chair Person)
Local Authority (LA) Governors
Local Authority (LA) governors are appointed by the local authority that maintains the school.
Some come from the local political parties, while others are volunteers from the local area with no political affiliation who would like to be a governor. All such governors are primarily appointed with a view to their commitment to raise standards at the school concerned.
Local Authority Governor
Term ends: 12/11/2024
Foundation & Partnership Governors
Foundation governors are appointed by the school's founding body, church or other organisation named in the school's instrument of government. If the school has a religious character, the foundation governors must preserve and develop this. They must also ensure compliance with the trust deed, if there is one. If a foundation school has no foundation or equivalent body, the foundation governors are replaced by partnership governors appointed by the governing body after a nomination process.
(Vice Chair Person)
Rev. Steve Nicolson
Previous Governors - no longer in the role
Emily Phelan - 18/09/23
David Patch - 13/09/23
Stuart Vasse - 31/07/23
Lee Pimble - 13/02/2023
Lawrence Hobbs - 06/02/2023