The Governing Body 2021-22

School Governors make decisions about how the school is run. Full Governor meetings are held termly but there are various sub-committees e.g. Finance, Premises, Staffing and Curriculum which also meet regularly throughout the year. Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They act together to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school.

School Governors can be parents, school staff, LEA representatives or community representatives. You will be notified as and when Parent Governor positions become vacant and about the election process. Parent Governors must have a child at the school and are selected by the parents of the school.

 

Oldham Council School Governance

Please click on the picture link to access the information about school governance from Oldham Council.

Instrument of Government - Voluntary Aided Schools

The name of our governing body is "The governing body of St Margaret's Church of England Primary School".

The governing body shall consist of: a) 2 parent governors, b) 1 Local Authority governor c) 1 staff governor, d) 1 headteacher and e) 7 foundation governors.  The total number of governors being 12.

The foundation governors are appointed as follows:

a)  One appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education

b)  One appointed by the Oldham, Henshaw and Church of England Educational Trust

c) Four appointed by the Parochial Church Council of the Parish, Ecclesiastical District or Team Ministry within which the school is for the time being situated.

The holder of the following office shall be a foundation governor ex-officio:  the principal Officiating Minister.

The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry within which the school is situated shall be entitled to appoint a foundation governor to act in place of the ex-officio foundation governor whose governorship derives from the office named ex-officio.  In the event that the ex-officio foundation governor is unable or unwilling to act as a foundation governor, or has been removed from office, or there is a vacancy in the office from which this governorship derives.

The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry within which the school is situated, following consultation with the Diocesan Board of Education, shall have the power to request the removal of the ex-officio foundation governor and to appoint any substitute. 

The school is part of the Oldham, Henshaw and Church of England Educational Trust.

 

Governors' Documentation

Please find below details about our governing body including, terms of office, their appointing body, committees they are members of, areas of the curriculum for which they have responsibilities and a register of interest.

Please click on this link to access up to date infomation about recent training undertaken by our governors. 

Governor Training Record

File icon: pdf National Governors Association Model Code of Conduct 2021 [pdf 218KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governance Handbook October 2020 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Meeting Attendance September 2021 [pdf 12KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governors Register of Interest June 2021 [pdf 18KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Competency Framework for Governance January 2017 [pdf 675KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Clerking Competency Framework April 2017 [pdf 286KB] Click to download

Our Governing Body 2021-2022

 

Post

Governor

Appoint Date

Expiry

Date

Last Attended

DBS Checked

Section 128 Checked

Prevent Training

Financial Audit

Skills Audit

1

Foundation Henshaw Trust

Mrs Denise McCoy

18 Nov 2010

17 Nov 2024

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

2

Foundation PCC

Mrs Sylvia Dempster

19 Apr 2012

16 Mar 2020

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

3

Foundation PCC

Mrs Carol Maguire

June

2018

June

2022

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

4

Foundation PCC

Mrs Elaine Horridge

01 Apr 2010

31 Mar 2023

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

5

Foundation PCC

Miss Nicola Stead

24 Nov 2014

23 Nov 2022

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

6

Headteacher

Mr Daniel Whittle

01 Sep 2016

N/A

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

7

Local Authority

Mr Barry Dainty

01 Apr 2006

31 Mar 2022

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

8

Parent

Mrs Champa Bhudia

30 Nov 2016

29 Nov 2024

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

9

Staff

Mrs Kelly Jones

18 Jun 2017

17 Jun 2021

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

10 Staff Mrs Vicky Thompson 18 October 2021 17 October 2025 See attendance record Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

11

Foundation Diocese

Mr Ian McCoy

June

2018

June

2022

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

12

Parent

Mrs Samantha Irish

May

2018

Dec

2020

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

13 Parish Priest and Chair of Governors Fr. Tom Davis January 2020 N/A See attendance record Yes Yes Yes No No
14 Parent Naveed Mirza June 2021 June 2025 See attendance record TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Register of Business and Personal Interest 2021-22

Name Position

Name of companysupplier

with whom I have an interest

Relation to any pupil/staff member/

governor

Elaine Horridge Vice Chair - Foundation Governor

Chair of PRU -
Tameside

Tameside Schools Forum - Diocesan Representative

Micklehurst Primary Tameside - Foundation Governor

Tameside Council Integrated Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Panel - Children's Working Group

No
Sylvia Dempster Foundation Governor N/A No
Nicola Stead Foundation Governor N/A No
Denise McCoy Foundation Henshaw Trust Govenor  N/A Yes 
Barry Dainty Local Authority Governor N/A No
Dan Whittle Headteacher N/A Yes
Ian McCoy Foundation Diocese N/A Yes
Carol Maguire Foundation Governor N/A No
Champa Bhudia Parent Governor N/A Yes - 1 child
Fr Tom Davis Parish Priest and Chair of Governors Oldham Foodbank No
Vicky Thompson Staff Governor N/A N/A

       

 

Committee Responsibility 2021-22

Finance, Buildings and Health & Safety

 

Mr Ian McCoy(Chair)

 

Mrs Sylvia Dempster

 

Mr Barry Dainty

 

Mrs Carol Maguire

 

Mrs Nicola Stead

 

Mr Dan Whittle

 

 

Ethos, Safeguarding and Behaviour

 

Fr Tom Davis (Chair)

 

Mrs Denise McCoy 

 

Mr Barry Dainty

 

Miss Nicola Stead

 

Mrs Sylvia Dempster

 

 Mrs Elaine Horridge

 

 Mr Dan Whittle

Staffing & Salaries

 

Mrs Denise McCoy (Chair)

 

Mrs Elaine Horridge

 

Mr Ian McCoy

 

Fr Tom Davis

Curriculum & Standards

 

Mrs Elaine Horridge (Chair)

 

Mrs Champa Bhudia

 

 Mr Dan Whittle

Admissions

 

Mrs Nicola Stead

 

Mr Dan Whittle

Appeals

 

Mrs Denise McCoy (Chair)

 

Fr Tom Davis

 

Mr Barry Dainty

 

 Mr Dan Whittle

Our Governors 2021-22

Please find a list of our governors and a brief personal profile below.

Father Tom Davis - Chair of Governors

It was a great joy to me when I became the Parish Priest of St Margaret and St Chad's in October 2019. Before ordination I worked as a Youth and Community Worker in East London and then moved on to more specialist work with young people with severe learning and behavioural difficulties. I have served as a priest in a country parish, three sea-side parishes and two inner city parishes. Throughout my 20 years of priestly ministry, I have always been involved with the schools within my parish and have enjoyed being a part of the school community. Since I was appointed the Parish Priest, I have enjoyed being part of St Margaret's School visiting at least once a week. I look forward to the many years that I will be able to do so.

Mrs Denise McCoy - Foundation Henshaw Trust

I have served as a Governor at St Margaret's for more than ten years now, I was originally a Foundation Governor and then became the Henshaw Trust Governor.  I am a Churchwarden at St Margaret's Church and enjoy working with the team at school to provide the best we can for our families.  I have worked as a manager in the retail sector for over thirty years, working in stores in and around the Manchester area. It is good to be able to use some of the skills I have gained from that work to assist with the work carried out by the Governing Body. I am involved with the Finance and Staffing Committees.  I have two sons, and two grandsons whose educational journeys are just beginning.

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Mr Dan Whittle - Headteacher

I feel enormously privileged to have become headteacher at the school where I began my teaching career in 2001.  Teaching was not always an ambition of mine, but with both my parents baving been teachers, my dad a college principal, I suppose there was an inevitability about my career path.  It turned out that I love teaching and have proved to be not too bad at it!

I have served St Margaret's as a newly qualified teacher, subject leader, TLR middle leader, assistant headteacher, deputy headteacher and now headteacher.  In serving this community for so long I feel I have become part of it, and within it have developed strong bonds and a mutual respect.  I love my school - it is a special, happy place which the children are proud of and it is they that make the job so rewarding for all who work here.  The school's ethos, grounded in Christian values, is very often commented on positively by visitors and staff new to the school.  The strong link with S. Margaret's church and its priest, Tom Davis, benefit school hugely in maintaining and developing this vital element of any school - the 'feel' of it.

Mrs Sylvia Dempster - Foundation PCC Governor

I came into the role of school Governor approximately 4 years ago. I wanted to be involved in education and was interested in seeing the differences from when myself and my children attended school. I have found it challenging as these changes have turned out to be great! I am constantly learning in my role as School Governor and have found an interest in Health and Safety and Child Welfare.

I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren, all of my grandchildren are working their way through the education system. I enjoy the challenges that the school faces every day and to be in a position to see the rewarding results at the end is great. I love watching the children’s confidence grow and seeing all the wonderful work that they do.

Mrs Elaine Horridge - Foundation PCC Governor

I have been a Governor at St Margarets for 6 years. I was employed as a Teacher for 42 years and a Primary Headteacher for 19 years - I am now retired. I have been associated with St Margaret’s for a very many years, I was a teacher here for 16 years both in KS1 and KS2. My father was a pupil here too. I worked here under forward thinking and inspirational leader - Jane Heywood. I love my role as Governor, seeing colleagues and members of the parish who I have worked with and the changes over time. I love to attend events involving the children.

Miss Nicola Stead - Foundation Governor

I have been a Governor at St Margaret's for just over 2 years and I have a daughter who attends the school. I love coming into school and spending time with the children and have helped with the setting up of Messy Church. I have worked in insurance for over 28 years and can use some of my experience as a technical claims handler to assist on the buildings committee. In my spare time I regularly attend St Margaret's Church, I also love reading and listening to music.

 

Mr Barry Dainty - Authority Governor

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Mr Ian McCoy - Foundation Diocese Governor

Coming soon

Mrs Carol Maguire - Foundation PCC Governor

Coming soon

Mrs Champa Bhudia - Parent Governor

Coming soon

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Mrs Vicky Thompson - Reception 1 Class Teacher

I teach in Reception class and am the subject leader for History. After studying a 4 year Primary Education degree in my late twenties I began working at St Margaret’s in 2012. The children here are hardworking and love to learn and I really enjoy the community spirit at St Margaret’s.  I enjoy running and take part in park runs at the weekends and swimming and dancing.