Governing Board Profiles
The Governing Body is responsible for the policies and overall development planning for the school. Working alongside the head teacher and the staff, the governors encourage and support the work of the school, ensuring that the finances are well managed and that the education and personal welfare of the children are kept under regular review. The full Governing Body meets at least once a term. At St Stephen & All Martyrs’ we have two committees which feed into the work of the FGB, these meet at least once a term.
- Business & Resources Committee- (Chaired by Phil Turney)
- School Effectiveness & Community Committee – (Chaired by Dr Nick Browne)
The main aim of the Governing Body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all pupils in its care.
Every Governing Body is expected to have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of its school. Governors acquire this knowledge in a variety of ways:
- Reports from the Head Teacher and other senior staff
- Local Authority (LA) and National data
- Local Authority (LA) performance data sent to the Head Teacher is shared with the whole governing body
- The school’s key performance indicators from RAISE online
- Ofsted reports
- School Development Plan and ongoing self-evaluation
First-hand knowledge is gained by governors visiting school. Regular planned visits give governors insight and understanding about school and help to strengthen the governing body’s strategic and monitoring role.
There are two kind of governor visits – formal and informal.
Governors make formal visits to the school in connection with their responsibilities as governors. Formal visits have a clear focus, linked to priorities in the School Development Plan.
Governors on informal visits attend in a more personal capacity (school performances, social events, Worship, Class Assemblies, Sports Day etc). Such visits add to individual governors’ knowledge and understanding of the school and strengthen relationships and foster trust and respect between governors, staff, parents and most importantly children.
If you would like to contact any member of the Governing Body, please send correspondence, marked “FAO Chair of Governors”, to the school office.
Meet the Governors
|Sept 2019||Governor Appointment||Register of Business Interests|
|Name||Appointing body||Governor term of office start date||Governor term of office end date||Business & Pecuniary Interests||Other educational establishments governed||Material Relationships(Staff or Governor)|
|Mr Ben Barnes||PCC||23/7/19||22/07/23|
|Dr Nick Browne||FPC||22/05/2018||21/05/2022||The Gill Medical Centre – Partner Salford CCG – Director & Governor Salford Primary Care Together – Shareholder|
|Mr Marcus ChesterChair of Governors||FPC||06/09/2017||05/09/2021|
|Mrs Sam FawcettVice Chair of Governors||FPC||22/05/2018||21/05/2022|
|Mrs Candice Hyde||P||20/7/2019||19/7/2023|
|Mrs Diane Martindale||Diocesan Representative||LLG Consortium of School – Member D.Martindale – school Support|
|Mr Steven McHaddan||P||28/06/2016||27/06/2020|
|Mr Robert Moores||FPC||01/08/2017||31/07/2021|
|Mr Phil Turney||FDB||17/11/2015||16/11/2019|
|Mrs Rebecca Unsworth||SHT||01/09/2018||n.a||Wife of Director of Interior Solutions LTD||Member of the Governing Body ofThe Oaks Primary School|
|Mrs Anita Kobryn||STA||11/03/2016||Retired30.10.19|
|Mr Tony MackayVice-Chair||FPC||22/09/2015||Term of Office Ended September 2019|
|Mr James O’Malley||P||20/07/2015||Term of Office Ended July 2019|
|Mrs Christine Balcer||LEA||29/01/2016||Retired21.11.18|
|Rev Sue Edwards||Ex-Officio||Retired||Vicar of St Stephen & All Martyrs’ Church|