Governors

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

Click to Download National Governors Association Model Code of Conduct 2021 [pdf 218KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Governance Handbook October 2020 [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Governor Meeting Attendance September 2021 [pdf 12KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Competency Framework for Governance January 2017 [pdf 675KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Clerking Competency Framework April 2017 [pdf 286KB] Click to Download

Our Governing Body May 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

18th April 2024

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

3

Foundation PCC

Mrs Carol Maguire

June

2018

April

2022

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

 Jul 2022

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

6

Headteacher

Mr Daniel Whittle

01 Sep 2016

N/A

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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 No Yes

11

Foundation Diocese

Mr Ian McCoy

June

2018

May

2026

See attendance record

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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 Yes Yes TBA TBA TBA
15 PCC Foundation Governor Susan Boswell May 2022 May 2026 See attendance record No No No No No

Register of Business and Personal Interest May 2022

Name Position

Name of company/ supplier

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
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
Susan Boswell PCC Foundation Governor Pending Pending

       

 

Committee Responsibility 2021-22

Finance, Buildings and Health & Safety

 

Mr Ian McCoy(Chair)

 

Mrs Sylvia Dempster

 

Mr Barry Dainty

 

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